PRE-PREP VISITS THE ARCHIVES
Our three Pre-Prep classes embarked on their first excursion on Tuesday, 18 October, visiting the School Archives at the Senior School. Their current Unit of Interest is Change so what better place to look at how things have changed than a trip to the Archives!Read more
TOMORROW'S P&F CARNIVAL AND OPEN AIR MOVIE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you to everyone involved with the planning of this event. Your efforts are most appreciated.
During the recent holidays, Canberra Girls Grammar School played host to Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (AIDPSC) and Speakfest, drawing students from schools along the eastern seaboard and as far afield as Western Australia.Read more
Mia Hodges (Year 12) and Cassidy Whitehouse (Year 10) represented Canberra Girls Grammar School at the Murama Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Summit on 16-17 October. The Murama Gathering brought together Indigenous youth from all states and territories, and aimed to empower participants to lead their schools and communities towards deeper cultural understanding.Read more
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH LOUISE KING21 October
On Monday, 18 October the Canberra Girls Grammar School Chamber Orchestra were treated to a 90 minute workshop with one of the leading Baroque cellists in Australia, Louise King. The girls were given music that they had never seen before and were then coached from whoa to go in the correct musical styles, techniques and historical context of the music.Read more
SUCCESS AT STEM21 October
Future Problem Solving Program Australia (FPSP) offers many programs in which gifted students can display their problem solving abilities. Canberra Girls Grammar School entered three projects that students have been developing during their Year 10 STEM elective. All three projects where entered into the Community Problem Solving section of FPS.Read more
Our Gabriel Singers were invited to perform the national anthem at the opening of the Australian Minerals Industry Annual Dinner held in the Great Hall at Parliament House on Wednesday, 12 October. The girls performed beautifully and were well received by the 400 strong delegation including members of parliament and senior ranks of industry, public service, diplomatic corps, academia, business and media.Read more
Twenty-three Canberra Girls Grammar School students braved the cold at the Woden Athletics Track to compete in the ACT Schools Knockout Athletics competition on Friday, 14 October - Competing in teams – junior, intermediate and senior – our students did really well across the board.Read more
The Australian Business Competition is an annual competition run by the University of NSW. The competition aims to assess Year 11 and 12 students from across Australia...Read more
FLORIADE MUSIC PERFORMANCES21 October
The Canberra Girls Grammar School Intermediate Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra had a lovely morning performing at Floriade on Friday, 14 October. It was warm – the sun was shining, and we had the opportunity to take in the beauty of the gardens in addition to performing on Stage 88.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS21 October
Last month, Lucy Piva (Year 5) represented the ACT at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Darwin. Lucy achieved some amazing results coming forth in 100m backstroke and ninth three other events – 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Last term we had a presentation from Volunteering ACT on attracting volunteers to your P&F.
Below are some summary points from that presentation.
- Volunteers are looking for shorter more flexible commitments - Does your P&F offer a variety of ways to participate? Ie just help for one event, only work on the audit, not necessarily a full treasurer role?
- Why do the people in your P&F volunteer?
- Have you ever asked your P&F members why they contribute?
- Have you ever asked your P&F members what they get out of their contribution to your P&F?
- Do the activities of your P&F meet the motivations of your members?
- Are there assumptions made about your P&F and your purpose as a group?
- How do you show that your volunteers’ efforts are appreciated?
10 Reason Volunteers Leave
Reason #10: The reality of their experience is not what they expected when they signed on.
Reason #9: They don’t like the work they are being asked to do nor how it is being done.
Reason #8: Veteran or leadership volunteer won’t let them into the “insider” group.
Reason #7: They spend more time meeting than doing.
Reason #6: No one listens to their suggestions
Reason #5: They feel unrecognised, and see thanks are unfairly given to everyone no matter who did the most work or none at all.
Reason #4: They are no longer asked to participate.
Reason #3: They do not actually understand how to get more involved.
Reason #2: They can no longer see how their involvement makes a difference.
Reason #1: It stopped being fun.
Susan Ellis, energizeinc.com
We hope this gives you some food for thought. Highlight the fun things that you do as a P&F and with luck, the new people will follow!
At the National Library of Australia in collaboration with MOAD at Old Parliament House
You are invited to attend the opening of on Monday, 24 October at 1.00pm in the National Library Theatre.
The festival will be officially opened by director of the Museum of Australian Democracy, Daryl Karp, and by the Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Anne-Marie Schwertlich AM. The event includes performances by students from Orana Steiner School and Marist College.
Canberra Girls Grammar School will be performing at the festival on Wednesday, 26 October at 11.00am and again on Friday, 28 October at 6.00pm.
Eastlake Cricket Club are seeking more players for their senior women’s team (ages 14-15 and up) – it’s a fun and encouraging environment for all levels.
Training: Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Kingston Oval
Matches: T20, Sunday mornings from 10.00am-1.00pm
Fees: $250 per season (includes hat and playing shirt)