FINAL YEAR 11 & 12 CHAPEL SERVICE
Following last week’s Year 12 Leavers’ Lunch, the Final Year 11 & 12 Chapel Service, held on Tuesday, 25 October, signified yet another step in the process of farewelling our Year 12 students. As parents and staff looked on, the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Chapel choirs formed around the inside perimeter of the Chapel of the Annunciation to sing Geoff Bullock’s ‘The Power of Your Love’ for the processional.Read more
The Canberra Girls Grammar School Mock Trial Team was narrowly defeated by Radford College this week in the final of the ACT Mock Trial Competition. The two teams were given an intricate set of facts for a murder case. Our girls, acting as the defence, were able to successfully defend the murder charge. However, on competition points, the Radford College team were named competition winners.Read more
DUKE OF EDINBURGH - GOING FOR GOLD27 October
During the school holidays, a group of six intrepid students and two very brave teachers undertook a hike in the Budawang Wilderness area of NSW. All of the students who participated in the hike are undertaking their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.Read more
MUSIC ON THE LAWN27 October
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 lawn affording the audience, not just a stereophonic sound, but a ‘quadrophonic’ experience.Read more
SHREWD BRASS CONCERT AND WORKSHOP27 October
Shrewd Brass – a quintet comprising two trumpets, a French horn, a tuba and a trombone - presented a concert for our Year 7 students on Thursday, 20 October. The concert was energetic, dynamic, informative, interactive and lots of fun. They played a variety of styles of music, displaying the versatility of brass instruments.Read more
The Association of Heads of Independent Girls Schools (AHIGS) Speech Festival is an all-girls public speaking competition that Canberra Girls Grammar School proudly competes in each year. This year we were very proud to win senior debating and place in many other sections of AHIGS.Read more
As part of the Year 10 Art curriculum, one of the first tasks students are required to undertake is to produce a charcoal portrait. Students are shown many different drawing techniques as they research and study the conventions of portraiture and the tradition of portraiture in society and culture.Read more
SYDNEY TRIP INSPIRES DANCE STUDENTS27 October
Last week, the Senior Dance class travelled to Sydney to support their studies in the current semester course Dance Production. They were lucky enough to attend a performance of My Fair Lady at the iconic Sydney Opera House and be amazed by the colourful spectacle of Aladdin – The Musical.Read more
This year our Year 9 students were invited to choose from a selection of five very different camps. A selection of girls went to Kangaroo Valley to canoe along the wide river amongst beautiful flora, and hike through both iconic native Australian and rainforest-like vegetation.Read more
YEAR 9 SURF SKILLS CAMP27 October
The recent Year 9 Surf Skills camp at Tathra Beach was lots of fun and packed with exciting activities. Our group consisted of twenty-six students who participated in multiple surfing lessons, surf life-saving training, a bushwalk, ocean kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and a mini beach carnival.Read more
Thirty-seven Waverley students, accompanied by Mrs Davidson, Ms Meibusch, Ms Noble and Mr Salman had a fabulous day at Jamberoo Action Park on Sunday, 23 October. While we were able to ‘control the action’ we were not able to control the weather; it was a bit cold and even a bit wet at one point.Read more
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PLAYERLINK27 October
From 14-16 October, I attended the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) Playerlink in Wagga Wagga. It was an auditioned workshop run by the SSO with students from Year 5 to Year 12 from across NSW and ACT. There were mentors from the orchestra for the various instruments and sections.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training have recently launched a new website, the Student Wellbeing Hub.
It is underpinned by the very successful National Safe Schools Framework. It aims to provide current best-practice, curriculum-aligned resources for educators, parents and students on a range of contemporary issues that will help build and sustain the wellbeing and safety of all members of the school community.
Parents will find advice and information to help them support their child, build positive communication with their child’s school and contribute actively to the wider school community.
The Student area contains age-appropriate information, advice and games that build students’ understanding of topics and issues important to their wellbeing at school and beyond.
Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing. This is another great resource from Beyond Blue.
MindMatters Spotlights (a Beyond Blue partner)
A new spotlight has been launched focusing on wellbeing for teaching staff. This acknowledges that our education professionals faces challenges that are unique to teaching.