STUDENTS SHAVE FOR A CURE
On Thursday, ten brave girls saved their heads for the World’s Greatest Shave in support of the Leukaemia Foundation, supporting families and searching for cures for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It was a very eventful day that got the whole Senior School together to watch the girls get their heads shaved, and some lucky girls even got to colour Mr Kent’s hair!Read more
After months of hard work, loads of early mornings, heaps of pasta and many blisters, the CGGS Rowing Club travelled up the highway for last time as a Shed for the 2016 season last Friday to compete in the NSW SGHOTR. All the crews had a good training session out at the course on Friday afternoon before we all headed back to the motel. At the end of dinner that evening, Sarah McCredie & Rachel Toohey (Captain of Boats & Vice-Captains of Boats) presented crested gym towels to every girl in the team as the ‘Shed Gift’ for 2016.Read more
DRAGON BOATS UPDATE11 March
In just a few short weeks the members of the Dragon Boat club will head over to Adelaide to compete in the Australian Championships, as well as the World Club Crew Championships. To assist in our preparation for these events, over the past weekend a mini training camp was held on Saturday morning, working in our Australian Championship boats in mixed 20s and having a first paddle in our World’s Women’s 10s crews, adjusting to the changes.Read more
Indoor Hockey 201611 March
The Indoor Hockey Grand Finals quickly approached this season and we are proud to say our CGGS U16 Green Team made it all the way. It was a tough game on Sunday afternoon in 35°C at Lyneham Indoor Hockey Centre against the University Juniors team, however, all the girls fought hard and put in their all until the very end.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS11 March
Senior and Junior School swimming carnivals - As with many of our events at the school both of these started with a small ceremony to bless the occasion. In this case we use an idea borrowed from our Greek Orthodox sisters and brothers and have the house captains swim for a wooden cross which is thrown into the water as part of the opening ceremony.Read more
Fresh Tastes – rethinking school lunch
Over the next three years a group of organisations will be working together to help ACT schools provide viable healthy food services for students and their families. This builds on the supports already available to schools under Fresh Tastes. Soon there will be some new and exciting opportunities for schools and P&C’s to be involved. Keep an eye out for more information in the future.
*Fresh Tastes – Rethinking School Lunches collaborative group; ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, ACT Health (Fresh Tastes and It’s Your Move), YMCA of Canberra, Healthy Kids Association NSW, Nutrition Australia ACT, Education Directorate, Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools.
APFACTS have recently represented parents at the following forums:
ARACY, Parental Engagement Stakeholder Group Meeting
There is now a base line for measuring parental engagement which is a brilliant development within this area of work. Link here to a comprehensive overview of Parental Engagement.
School Bus Liaison Committee
The feedback at this meeting was that the majority of buses had now addressed the capacity issues that were experienced at the start of term. TAMS noted that if there are children standing on a bus that it’s not necessarily an overloaded bus and that not all children will be able to have a seat.
National Child Wellbeing Symposium
Link here for the summary of these findings.
Time to unplug and reconnect?
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The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is “Striving to be the best you can be.”
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