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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: www.dreamstitches.org.au

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.