CHRISTINE DREW WINS MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZES
Over the past two weeks, Year 12 photography student, Christine Drew, has found herself the centre of attention at Canberra Girls Grammar School after winning the Moran Photography Prize (Secondary Years 11-12 category) and being named the overall winner (highest scoring image) of the Australian Photography Awards.Read more
SCIENCE CLUB’S DATA MAKES IT TO NASA!4 November
On Wednesday was a very special day for the Science Club at Canberra Girls Grammar School. Ten happy and enthusiastic students had the opportunity to remotely control a radio telescope all the way in California to scan the skies for super massive black holes.Read more
GLOBAL SCHOOL PARTNERS SPEAK UP DAY4 November
We are a group of Year 6 students and members of the Canberra Sunshine Academy Committee. Last Monday we were lucky enough to go to St Jude’s Primary School and meet some of the other schools in Canberra that support Global School Partners. We learnt a little more about what it is like to be a student at a school in Kenya and the different ways we can support our sister schools.Read more
As part of their study of Devised Theatre in Semester 2, the Year 11 Drama class had the opportunity to participate in Canberra’s Come Alive! festival of museum theatre.Read more
Last Thursday, around sixty Canberra Girls Grammar School students hit the track to defend their title as the premier girls’ athletics school in the ACT. We were going for a sixth straight run as ASC Champions. We were down quite a few athletes due to sickness, injury and other obligations and it was a delight to see so many of the girls step up and compete in extra events for the sake of the team.Read more
MUSIC ON THE LAWN4 November
Music on the Lawn promises to be the perfect mix of music, food, venue and entertainment! For the first time, the terraced lawns outside the Administration Hub building will be used for an outdoors concert. It will be unique with musical sounds emanating from all four corners of the lawns affording the audience not just a stereophonic sound but a ‘quadrophonic’ experience.Read more
In their final double lessons before leaving for study vacation, the Year 12 German and 12 IB French classes went on a tour of the collections of their respective languages at the NGA. Both our guides had prepared interesting, interactive talks, containing a good deal of the language too. This visit tied in with the topics we have been studying.Read more
Amolika Iyengar, a student in the Year 9 Independent Learning Program (ILP) class, has been awarded a 2016 Audrey Fagan Young Women's Enrichment Grant of $2000 to develop and extend on her ILP projects for this year.Read more
On Tuesday evening, November 22, Justin Porter from Culture College will be available to speak to parents of current Year 8 students about the possibility of their daughter opting be involved in a cultural immersion program to Arnhem Land as their Year 9 camp experience in 2017.Read more
BIANCA ARMSTRONG WINS WOOL4SCHOOL AWARD4 November
Late last term, Ashley Hollis from Woolmark’s student design competition, Wool4school, presented Bianca Armstrong with her award as the winner in the Year 9 category. The competition is open to all students and this year Bianca was awarded with the prize of $600, a glass trophy and a Girlfriend magazine prize pack.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS4 November
Charlotte Fouracre (Year 7) competed at the Shetland Pony Society of Australia Super Show at the Bathurst Showground on 29–30 September 2016. The Super Show is held every four years and attracted competitors from as far as South Australia and Queensland with international judges from Ireland and New Zealand.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Are you free on either of these dates at 7.00pm?
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
at Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
at Emmaus Christian School, Dickson
Have you figured how you will talk to your children about drugs and alcohol? Do you think it’s OK to let them have a taste of alcohol? Think again!
Guest speaker: Annie Bleeker is an expert drug and alcohol trainer.
Topic: Parents, young people and alcohol
This informative and engaging session will involve a 40 minute presentation followed by an open forum for questions. The event is free to attend however registration is required. Please visit Eventbrite to register for the event.
Hosted by Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA), this community forum is supported by ACT Health, the Department of Education, ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT and the Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools.
Finally, congratulations go to the new ACT Education minister, Ms Yvette Berry. APFACTS looks forward to working with Ms Berry to advance education issues in the non-government school sector.
Junior School PSPE Teacher is a patron for Cure Brain Cancer and next week the annual walk is on in Canberra.
Get to your feet & join thousands of people across Australia taking part in Walk4BrainCancer
The Canberra W4BC walk will take place on Sunday, 13 November at Stromlo Forest Park.
Registration from 8.30am for a 9.30am start.
More information is available here.