HERITAGE WALK HONOURS 90 YEARS OF OUR SCHOOL
Today marks the launch of a very special project the Community Relations team has been working on to coincide with the official 90th Anniversary of Canberra Girls Grammar School. We are excited to introduce you to the Canberra Girls Grammar School Heritage Walk.Read more
On Friday 13 May, 19 students of the combined Year 9-10 Asian Studies class travelled to Sydney to visit the Tang exhibition at the NSW Art Gallery, to explore the history of Chinatown and to study a Daoist Temple which dates from 1868 and still serves a thriving community today.Read more
After six weeks of planning and training five adventurous Year 10 students, Lisa Corbett, Sachi Sharma-Burton, Jacinta Moss-Pinch, Jade Schmutter and Argyri Pantelidis, completed their three day training expedition in the Jagungal Wilderness north of Mt Kosziosko. They had beautiful autumn weather with amazing views from the top of Mt Jagungal (2,061 metres above sea level). The (freezing) crossing of the Tumut River and warming up around a campfire were highlights.Read more
STRING CAMP 201620 May
Last weekend was the inaugural CGGS String Camp for all string players in String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Lim Hur, Rowan Harvey-Martin, Natalie Guile and Sonia Geddes had the pleasure of working with the students for the weekend at the Greenhills Centre. The girls had a hardworking day and a half of tutorials, rehearsals and activities.Read more
On Tuesday, 17 May, CGGS took 16 girls to the Southside Futsal Cup. We had a Year 7/8 team and a Year 9/10 team. The 9/10 team won three out of their four games, which was a very impressive effort while the 7/8 team made it to the final and won their game 7-2. As a result, this team has been invited to play at the ACT-wide Futsal Cup finals day next month.Read more
During Semester 1, our Senior Physical Education students have participated in a variety of sporting activities and movement composition classes. Each week the girls participate in one lesson of physical activity and we endeavour to offer diversity in every class to enhance their physical and emotional health.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Public Transport Survey
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.
Take the survey: haveyoursay.transportcanberra.act.gov.au
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&F’s to be involved. Fresh Tastes are currently adding new members to its program. Be sure to get in touch if your P&F is interested to know more.
*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.
We are always keen to hear from you.
Are you in years 8-12 and have a passion for dance?
Then come along to the meeting next week at lunchtime on Friday, 27 May 2016
For anyone interested or are unsure of what DanceFest is, it’s a non-competitive dance show for schools in Canberra and the surrounding region. Performances are held at the Canberra Theatre in Term 3.
Auditions are coming soon so stay tuned and come along to the meeting. It’s a SUPER fun experience!
Love your Dance Captains!
Laura Garbutt and Chloe Tyson
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.