CANBERRA GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL CELEBRATES 90 YEARS
Over the weekend of 20–23 May Canberra Girls Grammar School celebrated its 90th Anniversary and Founders’ Day. The celebrations were kicked off on Friday night with the P&F Association’s first ever Night Markets, and what a success it was!Read more
Once again, the CGGS Junior School Staff hosted their annual Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea. The event is a chance for the CGGS Staff to get together and raise money for a great cause. ‘1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85’.Read more
The Orchestras and Bands had a fantastic time at the National Eisteddfod on Saturday 21 May. It was wonderful to be able to perform at such a professional venue, to a significant audient and present the music the ensembles have been working so hard on.Read more
Coming up quickly on Tuesday 31 May at 6pm is the Concerto and Orchestral Concert. This concert will showcase the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and String Orchestra and the two of the winners of the Concerto Competition; Aleisha Ricketts on flute and Donica Tran on piano.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS27 May
Senior School students have House Chapel every second week first thing in the morning and the Junior School have it once a term. Gilmore's House Chapel is next Friday the theme this year is based on their mascot. So for Gilmore it will be kangaroos and pay it forward. For Mackellar, earlier in the year, it was wombats and perseverance.Read more
GRAMMARIANS' NEWS27 May
Earlier this month, Sarah Whittaker (1991), completed the IRONMAN Australia race in Port Macquarie. As a mother-of-three, Sarah made the decision five years to dedicate her training regime to prepare for the long-distance triathlon race which consists of a 3.8km swim followed by a 180km cycle and finished with a 42km (the run itself is the length of a standard marathon).Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Last week APFACTS held a General Meeting with our P&F Representatives. We were really pleased to have many new people join us and enjoyed the presentations of our two guest speakers.
Our first presentation was from Tim Bavinton who is the Executive Director of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Inc. For over 40 years, SHFPACT has provided clinical and education services in Canberra and the region to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes in our community. The Safe Schools Coalition is just one of the many programs that can be accessed via SHFPACT along with their Schools Disability Program and SoSAFE.
Safe Schools Coalition Australia offers professional development for staff, resources, advice and support to students and their schools to help build safe, supportive and welcoming spaces for the whole school community.
We were very pleased to hear from Bethany Hooper who is the PE Pulse and Healthy Children Project Officer from the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT. There is a brilliant resource available to all parents on this web site, particularly if you are new to Canberra. Check out the member’s page for a comprehensive list of sport providers in the ACT.
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.
Acting Antics is a performance based theatre company that empowers and encourages students to become individuals while working in a group environment in pursuit of shared goals.
Its winter holiday camp will be held at the CGGS Drama Centre from 4-7 July, culminating in the performance of ‘Rocketman’.
- Stunning costumes
- Fabulous roles for boys & girls
- Every student gets a great role with dialogue
- Program operates 9am-3pm (open 8am-5pm)
- Open to students 7-12 years from all schools
Fee: $328.00 – includes scripts & costumes, strictly limited places.
Deborah & Paul Percy
The P&F are collecting good quality items to sell at the Carnival Afternoon/Film Night on Saturday, 22 October (more details about this event to come). Items include toys, clean clothing, sports equipment, books etc. Please note we cannot sell TVs, computers, electrical goods, furniture, encyclopaedias, magazines (unless collectables), broken heavy items, videos or floppy disks.
Please pack and label items into boxes and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside the Senior School gates on Chapel Drive.
For valuable items please contact Ross Hicks 0419 684 330 or Rosshix8@gmail.com to arrange a suitable time for collection.