STUDENTS BRING CHARACTERS TO LIFE AT DANCEFEST
Eighty of our Senior School students recently showcased their dance talents as part of the annual Ausdance Youth ‘Dance Festival’ - a non-competitive event held at the Canberra Theatre. The theme of the festival this year was ‘Be Loud Be Heard’.Read more
A UNIFORM SUCCESS!14 October
Excited conversations and curious whispers were abundant at the start of term, as we welcomed the uniforms from the school archives into the Junior School library. It has provided a wonderful conversation piece about the School’s 90th Anniversary and the rich history of our school.Read more
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week ACT (9-15 October), a group of Year 11 International Baccalaureate (IB) students have organised activities and workshops to encourage important conversations about mental health as individuals, as a school and as part of the wider community.Read more
SPARKLES GET NET, SET, GO!14 October
As part of the recent winter netball season we had the chance to coach Canberra Girls Grammar School’s youngest netballers – the Net Set Go Sparkles. These Year 1 girls were all very new to netball, either in their first or second year – and it was heartening to observe their skills grew strongly each week.Read more
During the recent holidays, the Canberra Girls Grammar School Sailing Team travelled to Algies Bay in New Zealand to compete in the 2016 Pacific Rim Interschool’s Team Sailing Championships, where we raced against schools from New Zealand and the Cook Islands.Read more
WELCOME ABOARD - ROWING SEASON BEGINS14 October
Welcome to the 2016/17 rowing season! A special welcome aboard to all the new parents to the Canberra Girls Grammar School rowing shed. I am very much looking forward to this season - we have a very large Shed with around 120 girls across five year groups.Read more
BELLY DANCERS BRAVE THE COLD AT FLORIADE14 October
Canberra Girls Grammar School’s very own belly dancing group performed a collection of dances at Floriade on Monday, 10 October 2016. We were all giddy with excitement at the thought of performing in front of the general public and all the girls did brilliantly...Read more
The entire Canberra Girls Grammar School Community is invited to join us for the first CGGS P&F Association Carnival afternoon & open air movie night – proudly sponsored by Infiniti Centre Canberra.Read more
Late last term a small, but talented, portion of the Canberra Girls Grammar School Snow Sports Team competed the 2016 Australian Interschool’s Snow Sports Championships in Perisher. A lack of snow, and weather conditions ranging from pouring rain to sunshine provided interesting conditions for racing however all the girls gave it everything they had.Read more
Last Sunday, two Canberra Girls Grammar School teams earned the right to compete in the ACT Premier Netball Championship Carnival organised by Tuggeranong Netball Association. Having won their district divisional grand finals, a number of teams across the ACT battled it out to see which team was the true ACT grand finalist.Read more
YOGA FOR EVERY BODY14 October
Each Wednesday afternoon I carve out an hour of the week which is just for me. Whether I need to stretch, balance, relax or simply reflect on life, going to yoga in the Science Hub Room delivers the perfect opportunity to decompress. Nancy Williams from Bollybody Yoga runs classes at Canberra Girls Grammar School for students as a co-curricular activity – and the door is open for staff to attend as well.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS14 October
Term 4 is full of special moments and celebrations which our Anglican faith leads us to celebrate to the fullest. Starting in the Senior School next week, the first of our final Year 12 House services will take place, then our final Year 11 and 12 service and the induction of the new Service Captain and Head Chorister.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS14 October
Congratulations to Alex Gorddard (Year 8) and Hayley Macdonald (Year 7) on their recent performances at the National Club Basketball Championships held in Newcastle. The ACT team finished a respectable tenth out of twenty-four teams from across Australia. Well done girls.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Act on Alcohol Community Information Forum
The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) is the peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector in the Australian Capital Territory. ATODA seeks to promote health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with ATOD.
Together with the support 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, ATODA is pleased to host a community information forum, Parents, Young People and Alcohol at four different sites across Canberra:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
- Tuesday 11th Oct: UC High School Kaleen
- Wednesday 12th Oct: Caroline Chisholm School
- Tuesday 15th November: Canberra Grammar School
- Wednesday 16th November: Emmaus Christian School
For your free tickets register here.
These forums will aim to increase knowledge about alcohol use among secondary school students and the risk of harms as well as provide information about the role of parents, carers and community members in reducing harms. Strategies and useful resources will be provided on the night to assist parents, teachers and schools.
This informative and engaging session will involve a 40-minute presentation by expert drug and alcohol trainer, Annie Bleeker followed by an open forum for questions.
School Traffic Safety Survey
Thank you to all of you who took the time to complete our School Traffic Survey.
We have received a huge amount of responses and we will now being the process of working through the valuable information that you have provided. It is clear from our initial perusal of the feedback that there are some common problem areas that cause much unnecessary angst.
APFACTS will outline to topics arising from your responses in our newsletter articles during Term 4.
On Saturday, 22 October the P&F Association will be holding a Carnival Afternoon & Film Night on the Senior School Oval from 5.30pm.
In preparation for this event we invite you bring pre-loved toys, clothes, shoes or books along to the 'P&F Shed’ behind the Boarding House. Items collected will be sold at the Trash and Treasure stall on the night.
Please note we cannot accept:
- ANYTHING electrical (if it has a power cord, please don't leave it even if it is brand new)
- Large items such as BBQs, furniture or bedding
- Encyclopaedias, magazines (unless collectables), underwear, videos or floppy disks
- Anything broken or dirty
Please box or bag items and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside and to the right of 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.