YEAR 6 EXHIBITION
Every year as part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme (PYP), the students in Year 6 carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry known as the Exhibition. This is an opportunity for all students to be independently responsible for their learning and actions, and this year our students worked for almost seven weeks to inquire into a wide variety of topics under the central idea of “needs and wants drive innovation,” under the transdisciplinary theme of “how the world works.”Read more
Twenty-eight highly enthusiastic, creative thinking and team-spirited Junior School students converged on the Australian National University campus last weekend for the regional finals of 2016 Tournament of Minds.Read more
On Monday, 5 September, visiting author Nadia Hashimi addressed several classes and spoke of her novels and the creative writing process. Nadia is an American paediatrician turned writer, whose four novels focus on life in Afghanistan, the country of her parents.Read more
LANGUAGES MARKET DAY7 September
Languages Week at CGGS is about celebrating the diversity of languages spoken in our school community. Each year language students compete in local, interstate and international speaking and linguistic competitions and 2016 saw particularly excellent results in the Linguistic Olympiad and the ANU Japanese Speaking competition.Read more
ANOTHER NUDE FOOD DAY IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL7 September
The Environment Committee is excited to be promoting 'nude food lunches' by holding another Nude Food Day on Wednesday, 14 September 2016. On this day please pack a lunch for your child that is free from single-use plastics (eg. gladwrap and zip-lock bags) and packaging. Use re-usable lunch containers and aim for fresh homemade foods rather than processed, pre-packaged foods.Read more
CGGS SUPPORTING LEGACY WEEK7 September
Canberra Girls Grammar School supported the annual national appeal for Legacy. Four of our Year 9 students raised funds for Legacy at the Deakin shops on Friday 2 September. Legacy Week raises awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.Read more
WINTER NETBALL SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE8 September
This season, 227 Senior School players, 106 Junior School players, 35 teams, 45 student mentor coaches and umpires, 33 adult coaches, 35 managers, 15 paid umpires and 6 CGGS staff participated across the Junior and Senior Schools. A feat in itself and one which is unparalleled for a single Netball school or club across the ACT. Our participation base is a real strength of the school so thanks to players, coaches, managers, umpires, staff and parent supporters.Read more
SNOWSPORTS ACT SCHOOLS CUP 7 September
Last Sunday the Canberra Girls Grammar School Snowsports team competed in the ACT Schools Cup in Perisher. It was a beautiful day and the conditions were perfect. The team was incredibly successful, placing on the podium in almost every event and as a team ended up tying with St Clare’s for the Senior Female Schools Cup as well as the Junior School outright winning the Junior Female Schools Cup!Read more
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.Read more
One of the key values of any Canberra Girls Grammar School student is our willingness and drive to help those in need and to improve the lives of others. On 16 September (Friday of Week 9), a group of girls travelling to Peru with the organisation Antipodeans will be hosting a movie night at Manuka Theatre for the viewing of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ - a story of an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliot (Pete’s dragon).Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS7 September
Alex McDonagh has been playing representative netball for the Arawang Netball Association (ANA) since she was 12 years old. In August, Alex’s team were runners-up in the ACT Netball Age Championships in Division 2, 15 years, beaten by only six points in the final against Canberra Netball Association.Read more
Canberra Girls Grammar School is running Parent Information Sessions on Wednesday, 14 September and Monday, 19 September 2016.
Topics to be discussed are:
- The difference between a major and a minor
- What it means to be studying a tertiary/ accredited package
- What an enrolment should look like at the beginning of Year 11/12
- The role of AST
- How an ATAR is calculated and what it ultimately means
Link for flyer with full information.
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
APFACTS Education Forum for 2016 ACT Election
APFACTS are pleased to provide the parents of ACT non-government schools with an opportunity to spend an evening with:
Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA, Mr Steve Doszpot MLA, Mrs Yvette Berry MLA
Prior to the ACT election on the 15th of October, the evening offers a chance to hear from all educational political leaders in the ACT Legislative Assembly about each party’s school education platform and policies.
Topics such as Schools for All funding, School Traffic Safety policies and capital funding for independent schools will be discussed. This will be followed by a Q&A session.
Date: Tuesday 13th September
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling ACT
For free tickets please follow this link.
The link will also be available on our Facebook page.
Acting Antics is a performance based theatre company that empowers and encourages students to become individuals while working in a group environment in pursuit of shared goals.
Its spring holiday camp will be held at the CGGS Drama Centre from 27-30 September - rehearse and perform a fully costumed play in four days! With two holiday theatre camps running this time around, students aged 7-15 will be catered for.
- Fabulous roles for boys & girls
- Every student gets a great role with dialogue
- Program operates 9am-3pm (open 8am-5pm)
- Senior Acting Antics – 7-12 year olds
- Advanced Acting Antics – 12-15 year olds
Fee: $328.00 – sibling discounts are available – fee includes costumes.
Performance of ROCKETMAN
A number of CGGS students attend Acting Antics during term time and will perform in Acting Antics gala performance of “ROCKETMAN” on Saturday, 17 September 2016.
Come along and support CGGS young singers and dancers in this fabulous intergalactic space adventure.
DATE: Saturday, 17 September at 2.00pm
VENUE: Belconnen Theatre, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
TICKETS: $25 adults - $15 children
TICKET SALES: Contact Paul Percy – email email@example.com or phone 0409 507073
0409 507 773
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.