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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.