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Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Greatness is determined by service

Greatness is determined by service. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Arguably this year more than ever, it is important that as a community we reaffirm our commitment to honouring the ANZACs – gathering to pause, reflect, and give thanks for the unique spirit and history of Anzac Day, and for those for whom the day belongs. Across the country and here at CGGS, we commemorate Anzac Day, wholeheartedly recognising the importance of remembering those who served for our country. Service and action are…

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022

A brief Anzac history

In 1915, a year after the ‘Great War’ had begun, a collection of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand (later known as the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps or ANZACs) travelled across the world for what was intended to be a straightforward expedition to capture the Gallipoli peninsula to open the area to the allied navies. The ultimate objective was to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire, and an ally of Germany. As we now know, this expedition did not…

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022

A minute of silence

When we think of all the hustle and bustle we jam-pack into our days and weeks, the school term, and our daily lives, the metaphor of a stuffed suitcase, bursting at the seams with odds and ends escaping comes to mind. Perhaps you imagine riding a wild brumby, plunging down the side of a Snowy Mountain. With the holidays just behind us, perhaps the former is more relatable. We live our lives. We fill our minutes with busyness, work, learning, laughter, activity and increasingly, with…

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022

Co-curricular update

Debating and Public Speaking update From the Debating and Public Speaking Captains, Bella Mun (Y12) and Serina Guo (Y11). As we dive into Debating and Public speaking in Term 2, anticipation is high for the opportunities the term will bring, which includes the continuation of the ACT Debating Union competition. This competition includes schools from all over Canberra, and CGGS has 23 teams competing in three age divisions, including one junior school team. Our teams are achieving incredible…

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Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022

CGGS teacher awarded Rising Star

Congratulations to CGGS Science teacher Mr Lachlan McGinness, who has been recognised by The Educator Australia as a Rising Star for 2022, the only awardee in the ACT. The Rising Star list recognises the best and brightest talent in education across Australia.Lachlan was nominated by his peers at CGGS for his exceptional work in promoting and teaching Science to girls, and for his work at the Australian National University (ANU) as a teacher of university-level physics in the ANU Extension…

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Friday, 01 Apr 2022

From the Acting Principal

“Little did I know that three directors would be responsible for that epic moment in my life. They fired my imagination, and they captured my heart. That's what can happen when you direct a movie. You can change a mind. You can change the trajectory of a life, of a career. You can capture a heart. But you can't do it alone. And directors, tonight's directors all know the possibilities. They know what's at stake. It's why they give their precious time. It's why they choose to fight through the…

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Friday, 01 Apr 2022

Questioning, wondering and cupcakes

‘The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing’ Albert Einstein How to cure infection? Why does an object fall to the ground? How does flight work? What is sound? Alexander Fleming, Albert Einstein, The Wright Brothers and Graeme Clark. All of these people have shaped our lives and the world we live in by the questions they have asked. Undeniably, however, it is the answers to these questions for which these people have become famous: or at least…

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Friday, 01 Apr 2022

Celebrating Harmony Day

On Monday, 21 March we celebrated Harmony Day at CGGS. This day is a special celebration of our cultural identities and belonging, providing a reminder to us all of the value in recognising and appreciating the diversity we have in our school community. It is also a reminder of the importance of respect for all cultures, religions and races, not just on Harmony Day, but every day. Respect and understanding are crucial in the elimination of discrimination. Every one of us is different and it is…

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Friday, 01 Apr 2022

Girls Grammar makes a splash!

Last Friday, a team of eight CGGS students attended the 97th Independent Girls Schools Association (IGSA) Swimming and Diving Championships in Sydney at the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. This marks the first time the School has been represented at an IGSA competition for several decades. Katelyn Wall (Y7), Cady Hiew-Leonard (Y7), Claire Bridley (Y8), Elizabeth Denney (Y8), Alyse O'Brien (Y8), Chloe Douglas-Byrne (Y10), Maggie Burdon (Y10), and Lucy Piva (Y11) represented CGGS with energy,…

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