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Friday, 01 Apr 2022

Student Achievements

Congratulations to Alyse O’Brien and Catherine Diedricks (Y9) who competed for the ACT in the U15 Margaret Peden Cup, a NSW representative Cricket competition that draws the best cricket teams from all over NSW. The ACT team won the competition. Well done to Georgia Robinson (Y4) who competed at the NSW Age Swimming Championships recently. Georgia was one of only two ten-year olds who qualified for the competition from the ACT. The ACT Raiders Junior Touch Football teams were announced…

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Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

New Principal at CGGS

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is delighted to announce the appointment of experienced educational leader Mrs Terrie Jones as its new Principal, after an extensive national and international search. Mrs Jones, who is currently the Head of St Michael’s Grammar School, a leading K-12 Anglican school in Melbourne, will commence in her role as the 16th Principal at CGGS in October 2022. Mrs Jones previously held the positions of Deputy Principal, Head of Learning Innovation at Ravenswood…

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Co-curricular Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Together in Music Concert

Join us for a wonderful celebration of music and community at our Together in Music concert this Friday, 1 April at 7pm. Our CGGS Chorale will be joined on stage by members from local community choirs the Resonants, the Llewellyn Choir and Oriana Chorale as well as our own CGGS Community Choir, accompanied by the Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra to perform the stunning masterpiece The Armed Man, by Karl Jenkins. Empire Concert Band, Strike! Handbells, Cantantes, and the Glanville-Hicks…

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From the Principal Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Making a splash!

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the reimagined sports events of the Junior and Senior schools. Watching our Year 3 to 6 students swimming their hearts out in the pool, and their sheer joy of participating in competition was wonderful to see. In the small pool, the novelty events were joyful demonstrations of teamwork and participation. Riding pool noodles like ponies and a variety of other events kept everyone entertained. Out at the AIS, our competitive senior students ran, jumped…

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Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Stepping outside the classroom

It doesn’t matter if you’re eight or 80, a long weekend is always welcomed and, of course, the recent Canberra Day holiday was no different. How fortunate we are to live, learn and work in Canberra, where we enjoy access to world-class sporting and cultural events, wonderful food, and wide and varied natural spaces to explore. This Canberra Day, I noticed a marked change in our city and in our community. While attending the Friday night football at GIO Stadium, CGGS U9s football on Saturday,…

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Senior School Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Cause for celebration

As we farewell Week 7, we have a lot to celebrate from the last two weeks. Our celebration of International Women’s Day through a dedicated IWD assembly was an outstanding event. The assembly was held on Monday 8 March and was a spectacular example of the depth and accomplishments of members of our school community. Led entirely by the Senior Council, the Senior School students learned about the history and significance of the day, heard about four outstanding women who have inspired SC…

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Senior School Monday, 28 Mar 2022

It takes a community

The power of a community in action is a wonderful thing to behold, particularly when faced with real adversity. As Head of Junior School, Mr Peter McDonald has noted, U is for Ukraine. The international community is uniting in opposition to the Russian invasion. Closer to home, Australia continues to lead an international aid effort to support Tonga, after our Pacific neighbours were struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake after a volcanic eruption and tsunami in late January. And in Queensland…

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Co-curricular Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Co-curricular update

Music update We have had a fantastic start to the school year here in the Music Academy. Our Instrumental Studies Program is up and running and our ensembles and classes are well attended. In particular, we have enjoyed seeing a large number of students participating in our choral program, which highlights how much we all missed singing during lockdown last year. I would like to remind everyone that several Music Academy ensembles and classes are open to new members at the beginning of each…

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Monday, 21 Mar 2022

National Youth Science Forum

Recently, Isra Eski and Lucy Bott (Y12) participated in the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). The NYSF is an organisation that inspires Australia's young scientists through a range of STEM experiences. Isra and Lucy have written about their participation in the NYSF, the guest speakers they heard from and how the NYSF has empowered them to pursue careers in STEM. In mid-January during the school holidays, we were provided with a wonderful opportunity to participate in Australia's NYSF. NYSF…

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