HEALTHY MIND SECRETS REVEALED
Last week, Dr Tom Nehmy presented mental health workshops to years 8, 9 and 10 students, as well as a seminar to staff and later to parents - the day was a huge success.Read more
BOARDING HOUSE NEWS13 May
Welcome to Week 3, Term 2! We have certainly appreciated the steady rain falling across Canberra. For those families who need the rain, we hope it is happening in your area! The colours of the leaves are also stunning but there is less daylight to appreciate this as the darkness and cooler air sets in around 5.30 pm.Read more
The air will be heavy with exotic food at the CGGS P&F Night Markets next Friday, 20 May at 5.30pm. Excite your tastebuds at stalls such as Smokey G's Joint offering US Style low and slow barbeque meat such as beef brisket, pulled pork shoulder and Texas chilli. You can also get your hands on a delicious wood fired pizza, Kransky or delight your stomach with a warming soup or curry.Read more
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY13 May
This story is about nine courageous students and two daring teachers embarking on an adventure. This adventure is not an easy one. It will put up many barriers for these students and teachers, both physically and mentally. This adventure is a challenging but awesomely eventful and a lot of fun. This adventure begins at Cradle Mountain and finishes at Lake Saint Claire or otherwise known as the Overland track in Tasmania.Read more
On Monday, 9 May, our Under 18 CGGS hockey team played against the St George School from Argentina. This was a very unique and exciting opportunity for CGGS hockey considering we usually only play against local ACT teams. Despite the gloomy weather the game went on and a competitive hockey match was played.Read more
On 5-6 May, Year 11 and Year 12 Geography students travelled to the Riverina to study different agricultural enterprises. On the first day, they visited an organic farm, a beef lot and a farm specialising in irrigation, ending the day at a local Italian pizza restaurant in Griffith.Read more
On Thursday, 5 May, two touch football teams represented CGGS at the Southside Gala Day. Both teams were successful - they worked well together and developed their touch football skills during their competitive matches. Collaborative team work was evident from both teams during the matches. Special thanks to Raelene Ernst who worked with the 7/8 team during the day.Read more
ATTENTION: All parents, friends and members of the CGGS community! The Senior Council have decided to organise a fundraising talent show for the school and we need your help!Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Canberra's mobile speed camera network expanded
Did you know that the mobile speed camera vans can now be used in school zones?
Under previous regulations, mobile units could only be used at selected locations.
We are sure parents are very mindful of driver safety around our schools. Perhaps these additional speed camera vans might serve as a reminder.
The Child, Youth & Family Gateway
The Child, Youth & Family Gateway is a service for children, young people and families who are looking for help with the tough stuff, but are not sure where to go.
They have links to all kinds of programs & services that can support people to have the best chance to stay on track in their lives.
They'll work with you from there to link you to the right sort of support, when you need it.
Contact Gateway on free call number 1800 647 831. Phone lines open Monday - Friday (9am - 5pm)
We are always keen to hear from you.
The Entertainment fundraiser is on again with 20% of all book proceeds going to Anglicare.
Discover hundreds of discounts with restaurants, hotels, attractions, travel, shopping and much more with each book purchased.
Since last year, the books have also gone digital, becoming available through the Entertainment phone app when you make a purchase. Please follow this link to make your purchase.
A comprehensive survey giving Canberrans the opportunity to have their say on future transport planning across our city is now open.
The survey offers people a chance to share their insights on what is working well, what could work better and where changes could be made to encourage more people to use public transport.
Your feedback will help the ACT Government understand how and why Canberrans use different modes of transport including walking, cycling, buses and cars.
We want your feedback so we can create a system that works for everyone in our city, no matter where you live.
Take the survey: haveyoursay.transportcanberra.act.gov.au