STUDENTS EXCEL AT YOUNG ICT EXPLORERS COMPETITION
Young ICT Explorers is a national competition that encourages students to develop a technology related project of their choice. This year, Canberra Girls Grammar School had eighty students participating across twenty-eight teams. After months of work, the teams presented their projects at the ACT judging event last Saturday. A panel of academia, industry partners and ICT professionals spoke to each team, assessing the projects on the criteria of creativity, uniqueness, quality, level of difficulty and project documentation.Read more
GLEBE’S ANNUAL R U OK DAY FUNDRAISER16 September
Last Thursday Glebe students encouraged the student body to participate in their annual R U OK day fundraiser. R U OK? is an organisation founded to inspire and empower meaningful connections between people and those around them who might be struggling with life, by asking the simple question are you okay?Read more
U12 GRAMMAR GRYPHONS FOOTBALL TEAM CHAMPIONS16 September
It was my pleasure to act as the manager for the Canberra Girls Grammar School U12 Grammar Gryphons football team this season. The girls as a team are a fine example of our CGGS values on and off the field. They dominated the competition and only conceded one match to the opposition.Read more
YEAR 8 CLASSICS CAMP16 September
Year 8 Latin students recently spent a weekend in Elanora Heights, Sydney, for the annual Year 8 Classics Camp. A fantastic time was had by all; highlights included a mythological bushwalk into the underworld, t-shirt making, a mock gladiatorial battle and an evening concert of mythological plays.Read more
CGGS SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT16 September
A capacity audience was treated to an evening of fine music in the Senior School Recital Room on Monday, 5 September 2016. Performers included the Canberra Girls Grammar School Level 1 Band, Level 1 String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble, Flute & Clarinet Ensemble, Gabriel Quartet, CGGS Piano Quartet & the Chamber Orchestra.Read more
Last week Year 11 and 12 Japanese students visited Cowra in NSW to learn about the historical break-out instigated by the Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) in 1944. Students visited the camp site and the cemetery to pay respect to the 231 Japanese POWs who killed as they attempted to escape.Read more
ASC BASKETBALL AND FINALS WEEK16 September
Canberra Girls Grammar School entered three teams in the ASC Basketball tournament last Monday, achieving some much improved results. All three teams made it through undefeated to the semi-final stage with the 7/8 and Senior teams making it through to the grand final.Read more
AUSSIE RULES CLINIC FOR YEAR 416 September
In Physical Education, Year 4 students have been completing a unit on Aussie Rules Football. We were fortunate enough to have members of Eastlake Football Club come to CGGS to teach a session for each class once a week for the duration of the unit.Read more
Jaymie Wong-See (Year 12) represented Canberra Girls Grammar School at the annual ACTcent concert held on Friday, 9 September. This concert is a showcase of senior music students in the ACT. Fourteen colleges were represented including the ANU Open Jazz and Classical School. Jaymie played clarinet, presenting the work “Shalom-Aleichem, rov Feidman”, by Kovacs. She performed this challenging piece with a great deal of flair and competence and was an outstanding representative for CGGS.Read more
P&F ASSOCIATION STAFF AWARDS NOW OPEN16 September
Nominations for the CGGS Parents and Friends (P&F) Association Staff Awards are now open. The CGGS P&F Association Staff Awards provide an opportunity to reflect upon and say thank you to some of the wonderful people that devote their lives to educating and supporting our children, and creating our warm, and diverse school community.Read more
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL SHOP HOURS16 September
The School Shop will be opening extended hours to coincide with Senior and Junior School Parent/Teacher Interview sessions on Monday, 19 September and Thursday, 22 September from 12.00pm to 7.30pm. The Shop will also be open for a few extra days during the holidays.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS16 September
The Blessing of the Animals’ service two Sundays ago was a revelation in the power of animals - particularly pets - to calm and inspire people. The boarders were particularly appreciative of all those who brought their pets in for a blessing. (I have had a couple of requests that we do it every family and friends service!).Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS16 September
On Sunday, 11 September, Yvette Webb (Year 10) competed in the Sydney International Judo Tournament. In top form on the day, Yvette won the Gold Medal in the Cadets division (Under 17). The Sydney International is a premier event and had competitors not just from Australia and New Zealand but from all over the South Pacific and Asia.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) recently held an event in Canberra – Ask ACNC. Regulatory obligations aren’t an entertaining topic however the seminar was incredibly informative.
Did you know that the ACNC website has a range of resources to help you manage the governance of your P&F?
You can find:
- Templates of governing documents
- Templates of agendas & meeting minutes
- Checklists for record keeping
- Videos on a variety of topics
- Examples of strong financial governance
- Guides for managing a conflict of interest on your board
For people new to a treasurer’s role there are extensive resources available around managing charity money. It’s worth taking a look for some ideas and to take a “health check” of how your organisation is going.
School Traffic Safety Survey
The APFACTS school traffic survey will be open until the end of this term. Your feedback is critical to our ability to advocate on your schools behalf.
Parents are invited to attend this evening information being held at the Forde Campus of Burgmann Anglican School.
Dr Justin Coulson who will discuss healthy digital diets for children and young people. Further information can be found below and link here for the flyer.
When: 7.00-8.30pm on Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Where: Heyward Hall, Burgmann Anglican School (Forde Campus), Corner Francis Forde Boulevard & Hurrell Streets, Forde
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.
As part of the co-curricular program at CGGS, yoga classes are offered on Wednesday afternoons for both students and staff.
When: Wednesday afternoons (term time)
Time: 4:15 - 5:20pm
Where: CGGS Conference Room under the Science Block
What to bring: a non-slippery yoga mat & a bottle of water
Contact: Mr. David Blue by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 6202 6418
Registration: Ms. Nancy Williams by e-mail email@example.com (0432 683 699) with the fee payment receipt
Students are offered a discounted rate of $96 (8 weeks at $12 per week)
Staff rate is $120 (8 weeks at $15 per week)
Link here to see the flyer and learn more about these great, non-religious yoga classes designed to help you calm your mind, increase concentration and assist with better posture and management of health.