Connected Community



Connected Community

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.


Connected Community



Connected Community

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.

Connected Community



Connected Community

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.

Connected Community



Connected Community

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

Diary Dates



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

Diary Dates



Diary Dates

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

Tuesday 26 March
> Year 7 Immunisations, Robinson Hall, 9.30am – 11.00am
> Year 11 & 12 OGA Public Speaking Competition, 1.00pm – 1.45pm
> Old Grammarians Association Meeting, Boardroom, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday 27 March
> Year 7 & 8 OGA Public Speaking Competition, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Thursday 28 March
> Mountfield Maestros Music Concert, Junior School Hall, 4.30pm- 7.00pm

Friday 29 March
> Fitness Camp Departs, 1.00pm
> PFA Autumn Fiesta, Fig Tree Cafe/Quadrangle, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 30 March
> Fitness Camp

Sunday 31 March
> Fitness Camp Returns

Monday 1 April
> Foundation – Year 2 Swimming Carnival, Senior Swimming Pool, 9.00am – 12.00pm
> Y9 & 10 OGA Public Speaking Competition, LWB, 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Wednesday 3 April
> Senior School Easter Service, St Marks, 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Thursday 4 April
> Literature Tour Departs
> Ormiston Easter Service, St Marks, 10.00am – 11.00am

Friday 5 April
> Literature Tour
> Term 1 Concludes

Diary Dates



Diary Dates

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

Monday 11 March
> Labour Day Public Holiday, School Closed

Tuesday 12 March
> Parent Education Seminar, CGS, 7.00pm

Wednesday 13 March
> Year 10 Mentoring Breakfast, Robinson Hall, 7.00am – 8.25am

> Community coffee & chat with mathematician Eddie Wu & food enthusiast Alice Zaslavsky
Students, parents & staff are welcome to join this casual conversation – Fig Tree Cafe, 7.30am

> Clara Schumann Piano Recital, Robinson Hall, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Thursday 14 March 
> Y7 – 12 dismissed at 1.30pm

>VCE Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 16 March
>Year 12 Formal, Kooyong Tennis Club, 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Wednesday 20 March
> Junior & Senior School Tours and Information Morning, 9.15am – 11.00am

> Junior School Family Mathematics Evening, JSH, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 21 March
> Year 3 – 6 Athletics Day, Doncaster Athletics Track, 9.30am – 3.00pm

Friday 22 March
> Foundation – Year 2 Grandparents & Special Friends Morning, 9.15am – 11.00am

> House Dance Performance, BSH, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Diary Dates



Diary Dates

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

Saturday 23 February – TOMORROW
> SUMMER SPECTACULAR, Senior School Grounds, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 27 February 
> Y11 & 12 School Leaders & Captains Leadership Forum, 3.30pm – 5.00pm
> Y4 – 6 Digital Citizenship Evening, JSH, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Friday 1 March
> GSV Preliminary Dive & Swim

Monday 4 March
> Saturday Netball Trials, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Tuesday 5 March
> House Athletics Y7 – 12, Doncaster Athletics Track

Thursday 7 March 
> Early Finish for Foundation – Y6, 12.30pm
> Foundation – Y6 Learning Conversation, 1.30pm – 8.00pm
> Saturday Netball Trials, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Friday 8 March
> International Women’s Day Breakfast, Rob Hall, 7.00am – 8.15am

Saturday 9 March
> Drama Camp Departs

Diary Dates



Diary Dates

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

Tuesday 12 February 
> Chinese New Year Celebration, Oval, 1.00pm
> Year 8 & 9 Information Evening, BSH, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday 13 February 
> Music Scholarship Auditions
> Scholarship Interactive Evening, BSH, 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Thursday 14 February 
> Photo Day for Senior School, Rob Hall/BSH
> Year 10 – 12 Information Evening, BSH, 6.30pm – 7.00pm
> Parent Seminar with Paul Dillon, BSH, 7.15pm – 8.45pm

Friday 15 February
> Music Scholarship Auditions

Saturday 16 February
> Scholarship Examination, BSH/WB/AFB, 8.25am – 12.00pm

Tuesday 19 February 
> Class of 2018 Celebration Assembly, BSH, 9.30am – 10.30am
> GSV Diving & Swimming PB Meet, 3.30pm – 6.00pm
> Foundation – Year 3 Meet The Teacher Evening, 5.00pm – 6.30pm
> Year 4 – 6 Meet The Teacher Evening, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
> Senior School Class Representatives Meeting, Boardroom, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Wednesday 20 February
> World Social Justice Day
> Induction of Semester 1 Junior School Leaders, BSH, 9.00am – 9.45am

Thursday 21 February 
> Parents & Friends Association Meeting, Boardroom, 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Friday 22 February 
> Junior School Photo Day
>Summer Spectacular Preparation, 2.00pm – 3.25pm

Saturday 23 February
> SUMMER SPECTACULAR, 10.00am – 4.00pm
> Information Morning/School Tours, BSH/Rob Hall, 9.30am – 11.00am

Diary Dates



Diary Dates

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

Monday 3 December
> Year 11 & 12 (2019) Headstart Program

Tuesday 4 December
> Year 11 & 12 (2019) Headstart Program
> Senior School Final Assembly, BSH, 12.oopm – 1.00pm

Wednesday 5 December
> Year 11 & 12 (2019) Headstart Program Concludes
> Year 10 & 11 Last Day
> Junior School Christmas Gift Giving Service, JS Hall, 9.40am – 10.20am

Thursday 6 December
> Carols Concert, BSH, 12.45pm – 2.45pm
> ELC 3 & 4 Christmas Service, JS Hall, 2.15pm

Friday 7 December
> Y6 Graduation Ceremony & Supper, BSH & RH, 7.00pm – 9.30pm
> EL3 & EL4 Nativity, JS Hall, 10.00am – 10.30am
> EL3 & EL4 Morning Tea Picnic, 10.30am – 11.30am

Monday 10 December
> Junior School &  Y7 – 9 Carols Service, St Marks, 11.00am – 11.45am
> Y6 Graduation Luncheon, 12.30pm

Tuesday 11 December
> Y7 – 9 Presentation Evening, BSH, 7.oopm – 9.00pm
> End of Term 4 for Students