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September 11, 2020

PFA Father’s Day Challenge – a huge success!!

We hope all CGGS families enjoyed celebrating Father’s Day and thank those who participated in the Father & Daughter Cup Challenge.

Many girls enjoyed a friendly competition with their dad, including a bake off and mystery box cooking challenge, basketball and netball goal shooting, a cycling challenge, rollerblading, a Lego building competition, a dance off,  a game of Bocci, a sit-up competition, portrait painting and a100 metre sprint, a balloon bursting competition and a one legged soccer game, to name a few.

With some fathers being interstate or overseas this Father’s Day, there were also some creative online challenges such as Connect Four and Trivia games.

The results have been tallied and the Parents and Friends Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Father & Daughter Challenge Cup.

Junior Father & Daughter Challenge Cup is awarded to The Daughters

Senior Father & Daughter Cup was a DRAW!

Congratulations to all who participated.  There were many friendly, but hotly contested challenges between dads and their girls.

We look forward to awarding each cup to the winning groups in person when we are back onsite at CGGS sometime in Term 4.

There were many wonderful images and videos of Father’s Day challenges posted on the Junior School Padlet and Senior School Yammer pages.

Many of these can be seen in the Father’s Day Challenge video linked below.

CGGS joins The Fathering Project

Continuing the celebration of our wonderful CGGS dads, this week CGGS officially became a participating school in The Fathering Project.

What is The Fathering Project?

The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to effectively engage with their children.

The Fathering Project delivers resources, programs and events specific to the engagement style and needs of dads and father-figures.

Why directly target fathers and father figures?

> We know that an effective father has a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of a child.

> Children do better in school when their fathers are involved in their school, regardless of whether their fathers live with them or live apart.

> Children whose fathers participate in school activities, meetings and events also enjoy school more, are less likely to have behaviour issues and are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.

CGGS Dads Group

The Parents and Friends Association would like to support a CGGS Dads group, where fathers and father-figures feel welcome to gather, share, learn and bond with each other and with their children.

Dads Groups provide mateship, a valuable support system and resources to help fathers engage with each other and their children.

Your involvement could be as simple as enjoying a conversation with another CGGS dad, attending a Dads Group event or joining your daughter in a CGGS Dads and daughter activity.

Find about more about The Fathering Project and Dads Groups via the button below.

If you are interested in becoming a Dads Group Parent Rep, please contact Susannah Jepson, Community Relationships Coordinator via jepsons@cggs.vic.edu.au

 

Our Amazing Year Level Reps

What a year it has been!! Who would have thought that we would be working, learning and socialising remotely.

I am sure when the wonderful junior and senior parents volunteered to be 2020 Year Level Reps, they were not expecting the challenges this year has delivered.

Never the less, they have all been a wonderful support to the school and their year level families and stayed connected whenever and however they can.

Creativity has been the buzz word this term, and the Reps have devised some creative ideas to communicate, socialise and support every CGGS family, all from the comfort of our homes.

We have seen Guess the Baby competitions, Parent Trivia Nights and Friday night drinks, a Scavenger Hunt, games of online Pictionary and Scattergories, birthday celebrations and coffee mornings.

Students have enjoyed online chats and seeing their friends on screen, when face-to-face contact has not been possible.

Our community has remained connected because of the amazing efforts of our Year Level Reps. We are very lucky to have such supportive parent volunteers. Please make sure you acknowledge your Reps when you can and thank them for their efforts.

Please enjoy some images from a few of the year level catch-ups this term.

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association, Year Level Reps or the CGGS Dads Group 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.