Signature Programs

Signature programs are whole school initiatives which foster interdisciplinary skills across pastoral, academic and co-curricular domains. In the Senior School, we engage students in a range of activities to prepare them for their senior years of study in either an IB or BSSS pathway, and for life beyond school. Integrating the skills of both the IB Learner Profile and Michael Fullan’s 6 C’s we aim to prepare our young people to be capable, independent and resilient learners. The signature program themes are embedded across the academic and pastoral curriculum of the Senior School and provide a common language for students and staff to assist students on their journey of personal growth, self-reflection and development.

Year 7: Young Women with Courage

Young women who make courageous choices in their learning, not just the easy choice. This includes the ability to think critically and analyse complex problems, consider alternative perspectives, research widely, communicate with clarity and reflect honestly.

Year 8: Young Women who Dare

Young women who dare to make a difference. Who arm themselves with knowledge and courageously champion their beliefs, who dare to stand out as leaders and who dare to be brave even when it may not be the popular choice.

Year 9: Young Women as Changemakers

Young women who collaborate effectively with others, who engage with the community and consider their role in innovation, entrepreneurship and making a difference to others, as well as their own lives.

Year 10: Young Women who Aspire

Young women who aspire to greatness, to be the leaders of their generation and who take the lead in designing and preparing for their future.

Year 11: Young Women who Know Themselves

It is through knowing themselves that young women can act with integrity and justice, and can interact with others with a sense of fairness. Globally aware citizens who take responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences of their choices. Knowing yourself means understanding your strengths and weaknesses, your passions and fears, your desires and dreams. Knowing yourself means knowing your purpose in life and where your place is in the world.

Year 12: Young Women who Inspire

Planning for life beyond school that focuses on their interests and passions. Students identify and describe the factors that motivate and inspire them. They develop realistic goals for the future while still aiming for the stars. Students reflect on and evaluate their time at CGGS and consider the legacy they will leave for future students. They have opportunities to learn life skills that will take them into adulthood.