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August 7, 2020

Stay connected with your Year Level Reps

Your Year Level Reps are working together to keep the community connected by running Virtual Catch Ups and coordinating online chat groups.

It is wonderful to see our Year Level Reps being creative with activities for their families.

Last week the Year 4 families caught up for a light hearted catch up that included a trivia quiz about ice creams, while a group of Year 6 mums had a mid-week catch up.

This week, the Year 1 families can join in a game of online Bingo and Year 3 Reps will be hosting a Mother & Daughter catch up with a “Guess that Baby” competition.

Please support your Reps and keep in touch with other CGGS families by participating in their virtual catch ups and online chats.

The PFA continues to be very grateful for the 40+ Year Level Reps who volunteer their time to care for our wonderful school community… reach out and show them your support.

Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook!

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association or Year Level Reps please contact:                       

Susannah Jepson
Community Relationships Coordinator
jepsons@cggs.vic.edu.au

 

Centenary Merchandise – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, spoil Dad with a unique gift of CGGS laser engraved cufflinks, or a beautiful Pierre Cardin engraved pen or stemless wine glasses. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

See the whole range here: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/merchandise/

Please note: Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

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July 31, 2020

PFA – Connecting the CGGS Community

The CGGS Parents and Friends Association (PFA) exists to support the school, its staff and the Principal as they work to develop the CGGS girls into ‘the women of tomorrow’.

They do this in two ways:

> Friend Raising via running social events for parents and families

> Fund Raising to purchase items and offer programs that will help make the girls’ experience at CGGS special and unique.

Being involved in the PFA is a great way to meet parents from all year groups and be connected to the CGGS community.

Parents are invited to volunteer to assist the PFA at these events, by serving sausages at a BQQ, offering pre-show refreshments at House Dance, Drama and Music events, helping at the Summer Spectacular Fair and setting up and decorating venues for events.

Unfortunately, we are unable to run any friend raising events at the moment however, your wonderful Year Level Reps (a sub group of the PFA) are doing an amazing job connecting with you all during this time of social isolation.

We are so grateful for the support these Reps are showing our families and for welcoming all new families to CGGS. It can be a little daunting for students and families starting at a new school, and the current times make it even more challenging.

Your Year Level Reps are working together to keep the community connected by running Virtual Catch Ups and coordinating online chat groups.

Please support your Reps and keep in touch with other CGGS families by participating in these virtual catch ups and online chats.

The PFA thanks the 40+ Year Level Reps who volunteer their time to care for   our wonderful school community…reach out and show them your support.

These photos are of wonderful CGGS volunteers who are current or past Year Level Reps.

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

Susannah Jepson                                                     
Community Relationships Coordinator
jepsons@cggs.vic.edu.au

 

CGGS welcomes back old grammarian Jules Allen (1992)

It was wonderful to welcome old grammarian Jules Allen (1992) back once again to hear her speak (virtually via Zoom) to our current parents about “How to Live Positively in an Anxious World’.

Jules is an award-winning Australian youth advocate, motivational and inspirational speaker. As a Social Scientist, Jules has professional experience in child protection, youth support, school counselling, consulting and private practice.

Last Tuesday evening, Jules offered advice to parents on how they can encourage and support resilience in their children during times of stress and anxiety. She also provided some tools that parents can use to help and support their children during these times, especially right now during the pandemic.

The CGGS community thanks Jules for her insight and wisdom and we look forward to seeing her again soon.

Centenary Merchandise – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, spoil Dad with a unique gift of CGGS laser engraved cufflinks, or a beautiful Pierre Cardin engraved pen or stemless wine glasses. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

See the whole range here: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/merchandise/

Please note: Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

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July 24, 2020

Welcome to Term 3 from the PFA!

The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all CGGS families to school for Term 3.

Whether your child is learning remotely or on site, we wish everyone a safe, productive and happy term.

With the current restrictions making it difficult to enjoy our usual social gatherings and events, the Parents and Friends Association will remain a place for community engagement, albeit remotely.

Whether you participate in a Year Level Zoom Catch Up, join a monthly Parents and Friends Association online meeting, have a go at the Weekly PFA Quiz or connect with us on Facebook, we look forward to being a part of your CGGS journey.

We hope it won’t be long before we can come together once again to celebrate being part of our vibrant CGGS community.

Your Year Level Reps will be holding Virtual Catch Ups again throughout the term. These catch ups provide a great opportunity to socialise with parents in your child’s year (albeit remotely) and share stories and enjoy general chatter.

Year 8 Reps recently got together to welcome some of the new Year 8 families over Zoom. It was a lively catch up and a great start to the school term.

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

Susannah Jepson
Community Relationships Coordinator
jepsons@cggs.vic.edu.au

Centenary Merchandise

Camberwell Girls Grammar School have put together a range of Centenary merchandise items to commemorate one of the biggest occasions in the school’s history. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

To view the full range and to purchase, please click the button below.

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July 17, 2020

The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all CGGS families to Term 3.

Whether your child is learning remotely or onsite, we wish everyone a safe, productive and happy term. With the current restrictions making it difficult to enjoy our usual social gatherings and events, the Parents and Friends Association will remain a place for community engagement, albeit remotely.

Whether you participate in a Year Level Zoom Catch Up, join a monthly Parents and Friends Association online meeting, have a go at the Weekly PFA Quiz featured in the JS and SS Weekly Updates or connect with us on Facebook, we look forward to being a part of your CGGS journey.

We hope it won’t be long before we can come together once again to celebrate being part of our vibrant CGGS community.

Centenary Merchandise

Camberwell Girls Grammar School have put together a range of Centenary merchandise items to commemorate one of the biggest occasions in the school’s history. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

To view the full range and to purchase, please click the button below.

 

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June 26, 2020

The Shape of Us: Archives Exhibition

We are delighted to finally be able to welcome you to The Shape of Us: Archives Exhibition, part of the school’s Centenary celebrations.

Curated by one of our alumna, Sarah Lammardo (2016), we invite you to explore this historical space to read and hear about what has shaped CGGS into the school it is today. The exhibition highlights the CGGS archive collection, which shares not only the history of the school, but its enduring role in progressive education.

The exhibition is open for the public to come view for one week only, so make sure you book in! There are limited spaces available due to social distancing precautions so please book. Click the link below to secure your spot.

Centenary Merchandise

Camberwell Girls Grammar School have put together a range of Centenary merchandise items to commemorate one of the biggest occasions in the school’s history. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

To view the full range and to purchase, please click the button below.

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June 19, 2020

Community groups continue to meet during lockdown

The coronavirus-induced quarantine has made people look to using different forms of communication to remain connected.

This has been most evident with Zoom catch ups with friends, family members and work colleagues.

Two very important CGGS community groups who have continued to meet during lockdown are the Parents and Friends Association and the Old Grammarian Association. This week both groups held meetings via Zoom, to discuss current and future projects and life after lockdown, once some normality is welcomed back to the school calendar.

For more information about both these CGGS Associations, please contact the following CGGS staff members.

Parents and Friends Association
Susannah Jepson
Community Relationships Coordinator
jepsons@cggs.vic.edu.au

Old Grammarian Association
Karen Bartram
Alumnae Relationships Coordinator
bartramk@cggs.vic.edu.au

Centenary Merchandise

Camberwell Girls Grammar School have put together a range of Centenary merchandise items to commemorate one of the biggest occasions in the school’s history. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

To view the full range and to purchase, please click the button below.

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June 12, 2020

Connecting the CGGS Community during lockdown

The Parent and Friends Association’s aim is to encourage an inclusive and supportive school community. One parent group within the PFA that continues to be a fabulous support to all families are your Year Level Reps. These parent volunteers have been such a support in nurturing the CGGS community spirit during these times of uncertainty and separation.

Each year level group has remained connected over the past few months, due to the wonderful efforts of the Year Level Reps holding virtual catch ups. As parent dinners and coffee mornings have not been possible, many CGGS parents have enjoyed chatting and seeing each other via Zoom. Birthdays were celebrated, online games were challenged and simple conversations of support and idea sharing kept parents and students engaged and entertained.

We are all very grateful for the dedication and support of the Year Level Reps and look forward with anticipation to the time when we can all meet again in person.

Centenary Merchandise

Camberwell Girls Grammar School have put together a range of Centenary merchandise items to commemorate one of the biggest occasions in the school’s history. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be made available for collection from Senior School Reception. Postage can be arranged for a range of items, however some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

To view the full range and to purchase, please click the button below.

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March 13, 2020

Diary Dates

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

Saturday 21 March
> Second Hand Uniform Shop Sales & Drop Off, 10.00am  – 12.00pm

Monday 23 March
> Second Hand Uniform Shop Sale & Drop Off, 8.00am  – 10.30am & 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday 25 March
> Foundation – Year 2 Swimming Carnival, SS Pool, 9.00am – 11.30am
> Senior School Easter Service, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Thursday 26 March
> Yr 7 & 10 Immunisations, Rob Hall, 9.30am – 11.00am
> JS Easter Service, 10.00am – 11.00am

Friday 27 March
> Term 1 Concludes

 

International Women’s Day

On Thursday 5th March we were very fortunate to welcome back old grammarian Kim Henderson (1987), who presented to the school community at our International Women’s Day breakfast.

This year’s theme was “Each for Equal” emphasizing the importance of gender equality in society and the workplace. Kim as Director, Policy and Evaluation at Our Watch spoke about her time at CGGS, what lead her to embark on becoming a women’s rights activist and the achievements and pit falls she experienced along the way.

It was wonderful to hear about Kim’s extensive work experience and her vision for Australia as she is passionate about women’s rights, speaking about violence against women and girls, the economic empowerment of women and encouraging women and girls to strive to be leaders.

We thank everyone who attended this fantastic event, and thank Kim for taking the time to talk to us.

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February 28, 2020

Diary Dates

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

Tuesday 3 March
> Year 7 Commencement Service & Dinner
> Archival Display Open, Rob Hall, 8.00am – 9.00am & 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 5 March
> International Women’s Day Breakfast, Rob Hall, 7.00am – 8.15am

Friday 6 March
> Senior School Photo Day

Monday 9 March
> Labour Day Public Holiday, School Closed

Thursday 12 March
> Students dismissed at 12.30pm
> Year 7 & VCE Learning Conversations, 1.30pm – 8.00pm
> JS Mountfield Maestros Music Concert, JS Hall, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

 

Junior School Twilight Picnic

Junior School families joined to celebrate the start of the school year at the recent Twilight Picnic.

Proudly supported by the Parents and Friends Association, this event is a great way to bring the Junior School community together and is a highlight of the school calendar.

Children were delighted to be transformed into fairies, tigers and butterflies by the amazing Face Paint Artists, and were thrilled to watch the talents of Michael the Baloonologist magically twist balloons into their favourite animal. Free play was encouraged on the basketball court with balls, hool-a-hoops and skipping ropes enjoyed by all ages.

New parents mingled with others from their year level whilst enjoying a prepared picnic or a sausage from the PFA BBQ.

A special thanks to Mr Paul Donohue and his staff for supporting the event by greeting parents and cooking and selling sausages. We eagerly look forward to next year’s Twilight Picnic.

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February 14, 2020

Diary Dates

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

Monday 17 February
> Year Level Reps Meeting, Senior School Boardroom, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 18 February
> Class of 2019 Celebration Assembly, BSH, 9.30am – 10.30am
> F – Yr 3 Meet The Teachers Evening, JS Grounds, 5.00pm -6.30pm
> Yr 4 – 6 Meet The Teachers Evening, JS Grounds, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
> Yr 8 & 9 Information Evening, 7.00pm

Thursday 20 February
> Yr 10 – 12 Information Evening, 7.00pm

Friday 21 February 
> Junior School Twilight Picnic, JS Grounds, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 25 February
> Senior School House Athletics

Wednesday 26 February
> Junior School Semester One Leaders Assembly, BSH, 9.00am

 

Year 7 Morning Tea

On Tuesday 30 January we welcomed Year 7 parents to the Senior School. The event is a wonderful way for new parents to connect with other parents and the school. Thanks to the Parents & Friends Association who kindly support this important event every year.

 

Centenary Commencement Ceremony

On Tuesday 11  February 2020, the school celebrated the school’s 100th birthday, the actual date of the schools inception. The commencement of our Centenary year was on the school oval and was quite spectacular. We were very proud to host The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and her husband Mr Anthony Howard QC as our special guests.

The ceremony was a wonderful start to our Centenary year and was shared by students, staff, parents, Life Governors, School Council and Sub Committee members and Roma Drummond one of our oldest old grammarians.

Highlights of the ceremony were the Junior School students re-enactment of the first 50 students attending school at the new site at Torrington St and the stunning birthday cake. Students and parents were treated to a birthday cup cake after the ceremony. A wonderful start to the year!

Marriage Course at St Marks Church, Camberwell

Click below to view a flyer for a Marriage Course being run at St Marks Church, Camberwell.