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September 6, 2019

Diary Dates

The following events are taking place in the last week of Term 3 and the first week of Term 4.

Last Week of Term 3

Tuesday 10 September
> GSV Track & Field Finals Evening

Wednesday 11 September
> Cambodia Trip Departs

Friday 13 September
> Term 3 Concludes

Saturday 14 September
> VCE Enhancement Program Commences

Sunday 15 September
> USA Study Tour Departs


School Holidays 

Sunday 22 September
> VCE Enhancment Program Concludes

Monday 23 September
> Cambodia Trip Returns

Friday 27 September
> USA Study Tour Returns


First Week of Term 4

Wednesday 9 October
> Netball Presentation Evening, Fig Tree Cafe / BSH, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Friday 11 October 
> VCE Art Exhibition Opening, Robinson Hall

Saturday 12 October
> VCE Art Exhibition, Robinson Hall

Sunday 13 October 
> VCE Art Exhibition Closes, Robinson Hall


Father’s Day Breakfast Challenge Cup

The rain and cold didn’t stop over 100 fathers and daughters rising early to celebrate Father’s Day at the annual CGGS Father’s Day Breakfast.

The morning began with a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, egg and bacon roles and hot chocolate or coffee, providing sustenance for the activities that followed.

The challenge for the Father/Daughter Cup began with junior school students facing their dads in a hard fought game of soccer. Resembling the Australian Matilda’s, the girls tried their hardest with deft footwork and brilliant ball skills, only to draw the game 1-1 with their dads.

The senior school dads however, managed to steal the win against their daughters in a highly skilled and very competitive basketball match. With the professionalism of Ben Simmons or Joe Ingles, some dads attempted lay ups and slam dunks, whilst the girls defended well and were more sprightly on their feet. The dads were ahead by a couple of points when the siren rang resulting in many dad’s basking in the glory of their success.

Congratulations to all who participated in the Father/Daughter Challenge Cup. Each dad was given a bag of delicious chocolates, complete with a “dad joke”, starting their day with a laugh.

There were smile on everyone’s faces and a fun morning was enjoyed by all!

Festival of Music Pre- Show Refreshments

The Parents and Friends Association proudly provided The Festival of Music audience complimentary pre-show refreshments, prior to the performance.

The Barbara Sutton Hall foyer was filled with grateful parents who enjoyed homemade sausage rolls, lovingly made by PFA volunteers, and a selection of red and white wine varieties.

PFA Friends of the Arts volunteers mingled with the group ensuring each guest’s hunger was satisfied and each glass was filled.

The PFA proudly support school music, dance and drama events to build relationships and a sense of community within the school.

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association please contact:

Susannah Jepson
Community Relationships Coordinator
9811 8590


Class of 2014 – 5 Year Reunion

It was great to see so many girls from the Class of 2014 returning to the school to celebrate their 5 year reunion last Friday evening.  The Inspire Room in the Library was buzzing with many past and current teachers who came along to catch up on what has happened over the years, and to see what everyone is up to since leaving school. A slide show of photos running throughout the evening had everyone laughing at hair styles, funny fashion and drama productions. The highlight of the school tour was going into the ‘forbidden’ teachers staff room which was off-limits whilst they were students. Whilst many are still studying at university, some girls are starting their careers, ranging from a nurse, pharmacist and teachers. A great evening was had by all!

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August 23, 2019

Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 26 August
> Foundation – Year 2 Sports Carnival, Senior School Oval, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 28 August
> Ormiston Art Show Open, Junior School Grounds, 2.00pm

Thursday 29 August
>Father’s Day Breakfast, Fig Tree Cafe, 7.15am – 8.15am
> Ormiston Art Show, Junior School Grounds, 8.30am – 6.00pm

Friday 30 August
> Ormiston Art Show, Junior School Grounds, 8.30am – 6.00pm

Tuesday 3 September
> Ladder Walk-A-Thon, Shenley Reserve, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
> Celebration fo Sport Dinner, Robinson Hall, 6.30pm

Thursday 5 September
> Mountfield Maestros Music Concert, JS Hall, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Friday 6 September
> Yr 12 Transition to Tertiary Breakfast, Robinson Hall, 7.00am – 8.15am
> House Drama Performance. Barbara Sutton Hall, 7.00pm – 9.00pm


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Sapphire Circle Lunch

Last Saturday 17 August was the annual Sapphire Circle Lunch. The Sapphire Circle is a reunion for women that left the school 51+ years or more ago. This year we welcomed the Class of 1968 who joined us for the first time.

As always there was a variety of alumnae years represented ranging from 1943 to 1968. Thanks must go to the 2019 School and Vice Captains, Nikki, Ellie & Stephanie who were wonderful ambassadors for the school, greeting and chatting to the guests.

The guests were led in the school hymn by Maryanne Li (Year 12) on piano, followed by Bonnie Thorn and Genevieve Alexie (Year 12) on vocals and guitar. Zara Mammone (Year 10) performed ‘Passacaglia from Rosary Sonatas’ by Heinrich Biber. Thank you to those students for providing such a lovely atmosphere for our guests.

Also present on the day was old grammarian Elissa Goodrich (1993) who interviewed guests on their memories of school days. Elissa will weave these interviews into a musical composition which will premiere at the CGGS Performing Arts Festival that will take place in Term 1 2020.

The ladies has a trip down memory lane, which was inspired by the archival displays and slide show of Dorothy Hall. Lots of reminiscing was had by all.

Again, another wonderful lunch this year with many thanks to the Sapphire Circle Committee, Barbara Richmond, Lois Brunt, Meryl Loy, Joan Chapman, Laine Pearce, Anne Bready and Ann Ballard.

Parent volunteers dazzle at the Junior School Disco!

Last Friday over 100 Ormiston students danced the night away at the Glitter and Glow Disco! It was a fantastic evening of music, dancing singing and a plentiful amount glitter.

The Junior School Disco would not have been possible without the wonderful support of some amazing parent volunteers. Assistance was given to help decorate the room and pack the gift bags. Whilst others supported the event by supervising the girls at the Disco and packing down the event late into the evening.

Our wonderful parent volunteers play such an important role in CGGS events and activities and are a great example of how the CGGS community is so connected.

If you are interested in volunteering at school events, please contact Susannah Jepson, Community Relationships Coordinator via

Class Representative Year Level Events

There have been a variety of Year Level events organised by the Class Reps in the past two weeks.

The Year 10 Mums enjoyed a social catch up at a local establishment, whilst the Year 9 Parents had an exciting and active dinner around a Teppanyaki grill at a Japanese restaurant.


There was also a great turn out of mums and dads at a Year 6 coffee morning whilst the ELC 4 families spent a Saturday evening enjoying an early dinner.

Year 7 families spent a fun Sunday afternoon pushing themselves to the limit at an Indoor Challenge Arena, where parents and children jumped on trampolines, had a go at indoor rock climbing and battled through an obstacle course.

All upcoming year level events are listed in the What’s On each Monday.

Look out for what your Class Reps have planned in the coming weeks.

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August 9, 2019

Diary Dates

The following events are taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 12 August
> National Science Week Commences

Wednesday 14 August
> Parent Seminar, CGS, 7.00pm

Friday 16 August
> Junior School Disco, AFB, 5.30pm – 8.30pm
>National Science Week Concludes

Monday 19 August
> VIC Interschool Snowsports Commences, Mt Buller
> Book Week Commences

Tuesday 20 August
> Yr 7 – 12 dismissed at 1.30pm
> Yr 7 – 9 Learning Conversations 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Friday 23 August
> Festival of Music, BSH, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
> Book Week Concludes


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Class of 1999 – 20 Year Reunion 

On Saturday 27 July the Class of 1999 celebrated their 20 year reunion here at Senior School.

The Inspire Room in the Library was a hive of activity, laughter and a great deal of catching up.

The group was joined by Deputy Principal Cathy Poyser who drew comparisons from their time at the school to now. Also present were former staff members, Tricia Hunt, Joan Vida and Barbara Russell. It was lovely to have these women reunited with their former students to reflect and reminisce on their time at CGGS. We thank School Captains Ellie and Steph who took the old grammarians on a tour of the school. The women were in amazement of how much the school had changed and throughly enjoyed reminiscing through the school grounds.

Parents & Friends Association Pre-Show Refreshments

The PFA Friends of the Arts proudly supported the wonderful Senior School Production by providing complimentary pre-show refreshments to audience members on each night. Our wonderful CGGS parent volunteers prepared homemade sausage rolls to serve to the crowd, along with a variety of red and white wines prior to each performance.

The PFA volunteers were kept very busy with most audience members enjoying the refreshments and mingling with other CGGS parents. The PFA will return to the Barbara Sutton Hall foyer to serve pre-show refreshments to the CGGS community at the upcoming Festival of Music and House Drama events.

For more information about joining the Parents and Friends Association or any of their upcoming events, please contact Susannah Jepson, Community Relationships Coordinator via


Class Rep Year Level Events

Each Term, CGGS Class Reps are busy planning and hosting year level events for the CGGS Community. These include dinners for the mums, badminton games for the dads, bowling afternoons for families and coffee mornings, just to name a few.

Recently, the Year 8 mums enjoyed a fun night out at a local restaurant, whilst the Foundation dads will meet for friendly drinks this Friday and the Year 7 families are looking forward to an active afternoon at an Indoor Challenge Arena this weekend.

These activities provide a wonderful opportunity for parents and families to meet and mingle in a casual and friendly environment. All Class Rep events are advertised in What’s On which is sent on a Monday.

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July 26, 2019

Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Wednesday 31 July
>  ‘The Secret In The Wings’ – Senior School Production Matinee Performance, 1.45pm, BSH

Thursday 1 August
> ‘The Secret In The Wings’ – Senior School Production Evening Performance, 7.00pm, BSH

Friday 2 August
> ‘The Secret In The Wings’ – Senior School Production Evening Performance, 7.00pm, BSH

Saturday 3 August
> ‘The Secret In The Wings’ – Senior School Production Evening Performance, 7.00pm, BSH

Monday 5 August
> CamberWELL Week Commences
> DAV Debating Competition Round 5

Wednesday 7 August
> Year 10 Service Learning Conference, 1.50pm – 3.25pm, Upper Woodstock

Friday 9 August
> Year 7 2020 Testing Day, 9.00am – 3.00pm, Robinson Hall


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It was great to have old grammarian Amanda Embury (1979) visit CGGS on Monday this week to speak to the Year 7 Science Classes on the Classification of Primates. Amanda is a Zoologist and is the Manager of the Wildlife Conservation and Science Department at Zoos Victoria. She has a strong focus on the delivery of animal welfare and driving species management initiatives. Amanda works on the breeding program of primates and studies the behaviours of these animals and the longevity of the species. Amanda’s particular interest in primates and her passion for zoology began as a young girl when she first learnt about Jane Goodall, an English primatologist and anthropologist.

At the beginning of Term 3, Year Level Class Representatives welcomed new families to both the Senior School and Ormiston. We look forward to building lasting connections with these families.

The Class Reps are part of the CGGS Parents & Friends Association. Each Class Rep plays an integral role in connecting the school community with parents from ELC3 to Year 12. They kindly volunteer their time to welcome new families to the school, organising parent and student activities and assisting in communicating with parents about CGGS projects and events.

For more information about the Class Reps or the Parents & Friends Association, please contact Susannah Jepson, Community Relationships Coordinator.

E: Ph: 9811 8590.

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Diary Dates

The following events are taking place in the first 2 weeks of Term 3.

Tuesday 16 July
Term 3 Commences
> House Public Speaking (Yr 7 & 8), AFB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Wednesday 17 July
> House Public Speaking (Yr 11 & 12), Rob Hall, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Thursday 18 July
> House Public Speaking (Yr 9 & 10), 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Parent Seminar Evening, BSH, 6.30pm – 7.15pm
> 2020 Subject Information Evening (Yr 8 – 10), 7.15pm – 9.00pm

Monday 22 July
> Yr 11 & 12 School Leaders & Captains Leadership Forum, Rob Hall, 7.30am – 8.15am
> Marican Photo Day

Tuesday 23 July
> Yr 7 – 12 Students Dismissed at 1.30pm
> Yr 10 – 12 Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Wednesday 24 July 
> ELC – Yr 6 Dismissed at 12.30pm
> ELC – Yr 6 Learning Conversations, 1.30pm – 8.00pm

Friday 26 July
> Interschool Chess Tournament, Junior School, 9.30am – 2.00pm
> Winter Sleep Out


Community News
CGGS has been lucky enough to have a few old grammarians join us over the past few weeks. It has been a delight to welcome the following old grammarians back:

Hinako Fukuda (2011) was back at the school for a short time this term as a private music tutor. Hinako who was School Music Captain in 2011, went on to study a Masters in Music Therapy. She now works as a Music Therapist specialising in early intervention for children and people with mental health issues. It was lovely to have you back at CGGS Hinako.

Maddy Toscano (2010) is pictured below with 2019 Vice Captain, Ellie and our library dog, Ivy. Maddy who has completed her Bachelor Education (Primary) worked in the CGGS Library on a short term contract during Term 2. Welcome back to CGGS Maddy.

Recently the Year 9s continued their special program with two days on Artificial Intelligence as you would have read in the ‘Principal ‘section of this edition of CamNews. This two day event was designed to enable our Year 9 students to explore the exciting world of AI.

Sarah Moss (2013) spoke about AI in her work as an Urban Planner, and her current role as a Property Development Graduate at Lendlease. Sarah spoke eloquently about her time at CGGS and her transition to the Bachelor of Environment at the University of Melbourne. Along the way she participated in study abroad and student exchanges in Amsterdam and San Diego. She told students how important mentoring events were, and the value of networking as she got her first job at such an event! She spoke about the role of AI in the property/construction industry such as innovative 3D modelling software and virtual reality to improve plan-making and community engagement. “There are some really exciting opportunities ahead for future employees” says Sarah.

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Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 17 June
> Year 10 Work Experience Commences
> Year 7 & 8 Camp Departs
> Year 6 at Senior School Commences
> Year 2 visit Hedley Sutton Community, 11.00am – 12.00pm

Friday 21 June
> Year 10 Work Experience Concludes
> Year 7 & 8 Camp Returns
> Year 6 at Senior School Concludes
> Parent’s Trivia Night, BSH, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Monday 24 June
> DAV Debating Competition Round 4
> House Drama Auditions

Tuesday 25 June
> House Drama Auditions

Wednesday 26 June
> VCE 2020 Preparation Day for Year 10 & Mentoring Lunch
> 2020 VCE Information Evening, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Thursday 27 June
> Year 11 & 12 School Leaders & Captains Leadership Forum, Rob Hall, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
> Junior School Choral & Instrumental Concert, BSH, 6.30pm – 7.45pm

Friday 28 June
> Year 9 Special Program
> Term 2 Concludes


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Trivia Night is back!

The most popular event on the Parent’s & Friends Association calendar is back for 2019! The PFA Trivia Night! This year, we’re Putting On The Ritz!

With the 2019 theme being Great Gatsby/1920’s, this years Trivia Night is bound to be the most glamorous night of the year, so don’t miss out!

Join us for a night of trivia, raffles, silent auctions, games and prizes!

All money raised on the night from the raffles and silent auctions will go straight back into the school and towards your daughter learning experience here at CGGS! Nights such as this are the perfect way to meet other parents in the CGGS community, whilst having fun and raising money for the school.

Hustle up a table of 8 – 10 party-goers or we can sit you with others from your daughters year level. Get your gang together, grab your feather boa and pearls and join us for a glorious night!

Book your tickets now via the button below.

Grand Opening for CGGS Old Grammarians!

On Sunday 2 June, Tempo Rubato was officially opened! Tempo Rubato is a live classical music venue and bar in Brunswick, an initiative of old grammarians Georgina Imberger, Amie Herdman, Cate Robertson and Christine Willshire from the class of 1993.

You may remember these girls from the CGGS International Women’s Day Breakfast, where they were our special guests (see image below). These inspiring old grammarians also started Piano Project, a Melbourne charity that provides piano lessons for children who have recently immigrated to Australia.

Tempo Rubato works in partnership with the Piano Project, all profits from ticket sales, memberships and sales from the bar go towards the great work done at the Piano Project.

The Piano Project’s mission is to help young immigrants settle into Australia at a time when their families are adjusting to cultural changes and finding homes and work. The charity sponsors piano lessons free of charge, with funds raised through classical music recitals at Tempo Rubato. Through the hand of friendship, with music as the channel, the children learn to trust, to believe and to hope that all will be well.

We would like to congratulate these four incredible women on a fantastic opening night and for creating an amazing venue that is dedicated to music, and raising money for a incredible cause. We are proud to call them Camberwell girls!

If you would like to find out more about Tempo Rubato and Piano Project, please click the links below.


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Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 3 June
> Junior & Senior School Report Writing Day – Student Free Day

Tuesday 4 June
> Year 5 & 6 Camp Departs
> Year 9 & 10 House Debating, LWB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Year 7 Girls Invent Fair, AFB Level 2, 2.35pm – 3.25pm
> Parent Education Seminar, AFB Level 2, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday 5 June
> Year 7 & 8 House Debating, AFB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Thursday 6 June
> Year 11 & 12 House Debating, 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Parents & Friends Association Meeting, Boardroom, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Friday 7 June
> Year 5 & 6 Camp Return

Monday 10 June
> Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 11 June
> Year 10 & 11 Exams Commence

Wednesday 12 June
> GAT, 10.00am – 1.15pm

Thursday 13 June
> Mountfield Maestros (Speech & Drama), JS Hall, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Friday 14 June
> Year 10 Exams Conclude

Sunday 16 June
> Senior School Production Rehearsal


Indigenous Guernsey Presentation with AFLW Player

It was so exciting to have Geelong AFLW defender, Megan McDonald here at CGGS last Friday. Meg won the 2019 Geelong Best & Fairest and was also selected to play for the All Australian Team. She joined us to present the CGGS Football Team with their indigenous jumpers. The Indigenous jumpers are worn once per year during Reconciliation Week.

Meg’s wise advice to the CGGS footy players, was to support and care for each other on and off the footy field. She spoke about her rise from local football to the AFLW and the dedication to improving so she would be selected for an AFLW team.

We would like to thank our old grammarians, Emma Race (1993) and Lucy Race (1987) for organising Meg to visit our CGGS. Emma and Lucy have strong connections with the AFLW through their work broadcasting about all things football.

Emma and Lucy, along with their sister Felicity (1988) and three other women make up The Outer Sanctum. The Outer Sanctum is an ABC podcast made up of women talking about footy.

Lucy is a business owner and trainer for the SPJFC Under 11s. Lucy is passionate about all codes of football.

Emma is an ABC journalist, she is the co-host of ABC Grandstand Sunday’s with Lehmo and the host of Outer Sanctum Radio which features on the ABC during the AFLW games. Emma speaks a lot on the female football revolution and as the creator of Help Me Help You App, she has a passion for speaking about technology and the intersection of motherhood with new media platforms. Emma is a professional MC and regularly hosts events for Hawthorn FC.

We would like to thank Emma and Lucy again for joining us back here at CGGS and thank you for making our girls dreams come true by meeting their idol!

Class of 1989 – 30 Year Reunion

On Saturday 18 May we welcomed back to the school old grammarians from the Class of 1989 to celebrate their 30 year reunion. 29 guests came together to reminisce about the past 30 years. They were joined by former teacher, Tim Arnold, who taught chemistry to some of these women.

A number of women travelled quite a distance to join us at this special event, some from interstate and overseas. It was interesting to hear about the careers and industries that these women work in.

Much laughter was had as the slideshow revealed images of times gone by including 1980’s hairstyles and interesting school uniform styles.

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Diary Dates

The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Tuesday 21 May
> Preliminary Cross Country
> Worawa Reconciliation Sports Carnival
> VCE Theatre Studies Production Matinee, BSH, 1.50pm

Wednesday 22 May
> Careers Expo, Robinson Hall & Library, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
> VCE Theatre Studies Production, BSH, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Friday 24 May
> Y3 & 4 Grandparents & Special Friends Morning, JSH, 9.15am – 11.00am
> Service Soiree, Robinson Hall, 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Monday 27 May
> Reconciliation Week Commences

Friday 31 May
> GSV Cross Country Championships
> Y5 & 6 Grandparents & Special Friends Morning, JSH, 9.30am – 11.00am
> House Music Performance, BSH, 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Mother’s Day Breakfast a huge success!

Supported by the Parents and Friends Association

Mother’s Day was celebrated at CGGS once again this year with a breakfast for mothers, daughters and special friends.

Approximately 200 members of both the Junior and Senior School communities were seated with others from their year level for a delicious breakfast. The morning began with the screening of a video involving students entitled ‘One Word’, where girls described their mums. Some of these words included beautiful, generous, super hero, kind- hearted, strong and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! This video brought smiles to everyone at the breakfast, and there may even have been a few tears shed by some of the mums.

This year the event supported the charity Dream Stitches, an organisation close to the hearts of CGGS staff and students. In lieu of a gift for our mothers, a donation was made to this charity to support its ongoing work with migrant women in creating, empowering enriching through stitching.

Guests heard from former CGGS Teacher, Jill Bales who has been volunteering at Dream Stitches for 15 years. She told inspiring stories of women in the program and how CGGS staff and students offer support to look after their children, while they learn new skills and make new friendships.

To read more about the wonderful work of Dream Stitches click on the following link:

Some mums received an early Mother’s Day present, as winners of a lucky door prize, donated by the Ark Clothing Company. Every mum however, was treated to a lovely morning, celebrating with their daughters.

Class of 2009 – 10 Year Reunion

Friday 10 May saw the Class of 2009 celebrate their 10 Year Reunion.

Much laughter was had while the old grammarians watched their Year 12 video as it played throughout the evening.  There was a lot to catch up on and conversations with past and present teachers was a highlight for these women. They enjoyed looking through old school photos and walking around the school to see how much it had evolved over the past 10 years.

A great time was had by all catching up on the past 10 years and how it flew by!

This diverse group of women have a varied range of occupations showing that a CGGS education can take you anywhere! The Class of 2009’s occupations included a Dietitian who is an ethics specialist at Cancer Trials Australia, Lawyer, Speech Pathologist, Art Gallery Manger, Events and Marketing at the AFL, Melbourne based actress and graduate of VCA, Engineer, Science and Environment Educator, Midwife and an Economist, just to name a few.

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The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 6 May
> Year 7 – 12 Students dismissed at 1.30pm
> Year 7 – 10 Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 7 May
> GSV Cross Country PB Meet

Thursday 9 May
> Mother’s Day Breakfast, BSH, 7.15am – 8.15am
> Year 7 – 12 Students dismissed at 1.30pm
> Year 7 – 10 Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 11 May
> Year 11 Soiree, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club, 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Monday 13 May
> Diversity Week Commences
> Founder’s Day Service, St Marks Church, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
> DAV Debating Competition Round 3

Tuesday 14 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 15 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm
> Year 10 ‘Girl Rising’, Upper Woodstock Building, 1.50pm – 3.25pm

Thursday 16 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm

Friday 17 May
> Diversity Week Concludes

Parents & Friends Association News

The Parents & Friends Association (PFA) had a fun filled and exciting Term 1. There was a great mix of community events and fundraising initiatives engaging many CGGS families.

The Term began with a series of new parent Welcome Morning Teas in the Junior and Senior School. These provided a great opportunity for parents who are new to the school, to meet other families and CGGS staff.

The PFA is always pleased to provide the delicious morning tea for these events and to chat to parents about the life at CGGS.

The Summer Spectacular was a wonderful community event where families engaged with the PFA by volunteering at one of the many PFA lead food outlets.

Whether pedalling a smoothie bike, turning a sausage, serving a glass of PFA select wine, pouring a cup of brewed tea, with scones and jam, steaming a homemade dumpling, icing a cake or scooping ice cream, many parents rolled up their sleeves to demonstrate their amazing community engagement. It was a spectacular example of the CGGS community spirit.

The Friends of the Arts were kept very busy providing Pre-Show Refreshments prior to the House Dance performances and the Junior and Senior Class Reps continued to organise a variety of parent and family activities to engage their year level community.

The Term ended with the very popular and entertaining PFA Autumn Fiesta parent and staff drinks. The Fig Tree Café and Quadrangle was transformed into a Spanish Cantina where guests were served delicious tacos, quesadilla, paella and churros whilst sipping on PFA wine and Spanish inspired cocktails.

This event provided a wonderful opportunity for guests to chat to old friends, meet new families and socialise with CGGS staff in an informal setting.

The PFA would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising initiative via their school fee contribution and also those who volunteered time at the PFA events.

Your support helps the PFA create a community that fosters friendships and networking between parents, as we work together to support the school and our children.

We look forward to seeing you at the many PFA events in Term 2, including the Mother’s Day Breakfast, House Music Pre-Show Refreshments and the PFA’s largest event for the year – The Trivia Night!

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association and to volunteer, please email

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Diary Dates

The following events are taking place in the first week of Term 2.

Friday 26 April
> Term 2 Commences
> Music Camp Departs, 1.00pm
> Second Hand Uniform Shop Sales, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Sunday 28 April
> Music Camp Returns