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August 6, 2021

Old Grammarian turns 100!

Grace Lovell (Vale, 1934)

Grace Vale commenced her schooling at Ormiston in the 1920’s and left in 1934.

She recently celebrated a wonderful milestone, her 100th birthday. Grace has very fond memories of her time at school and to this day holds the school very dear to her heart. She can recall clearly her time spent with friends, her teachers and her time spent at Camberwell has held her in good stead for life.

Grace married and had four children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren who were with her to celebrate this special day. She moved to Western Australia in 1953 where she still lives with her family today.

We send big congratulations to Grace on this wonderful achievement.

PFA supporting the CGGS community during restrictions

The Parents & Friends Association is proud to support the school community in a variety of ways. Although our contributions have been modified this year, due to the many restrictions we have all faced, the PFA continues to hold monthly meetings where parent volunteers plan and discuss ways in which they can connect and support the school community.

The PFA’s annual Father’s Day Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday 2 September.

All CGGS fathers/father-figures and students are invited to enjoy a fun filled Olympic themed Father’s Day Breakfast and participate in the Father/Daughter Cup.

Senior Students vs Dads Basketball Match

Junior Students vs Dads Soccer Match

The PFA loves supporting the Junior School Disco each year, where Foundation to Year 6 students learn funky dances and sing along to popular songs.

The date of this event has been changed to Friday 27 August, when we hope restrictions have further eased.

This year’s theme is Rainbow Glow, and each guest receives a Rainbow Glow Gift Bag, a bottle of water and an icy pole.

Our wonderful Year Level Reps recently attended the Term 2 Rep meeting to discuss the events they have planned and how they will support their families for the rest of the year.

Unfortunately, the recent restrictions have led to many year level events and activities being postponed, however your Reps look forward to socialising with you all again very soon.

The Friends of Sport enjoyed attending the House Cross Country last term, providing icy poles for the students and home-made treats for staff. They look forward to contributing at the Celebration of Sport Dinner later this month.

The PFA The Friends of the Arts is delighted to support the school’s Art program by funding a new kiln for the Art room. Art and Design Teacher Asia Kosowski loves teaching ceramics, and we hope many students are inspired to explore their creative talents and utilise the new kiln.

They also love supporting the dance, music and drama productions throughout the year, however, have been unable to offer their very popular pre-show refreshments. They look forward to being present at many more of these events in the future.

The CGGS Dads Group had scheduled Dad & Daughter events in Term 2. They were unfortunately postponed and have been rescheduled for Term 3 or Term 4.

The Senior School Dad & Daughter Bowling and Pizza Night will now be held on Sunday 22 August.

A new date for the Junior School Paper Planes and Pizza Day is yet to be confirmed.

The Second Hand Uniform Shop was  not able to open this month.

The volunteers look forward to assisting you with your clothing needs when we hopefully open again on Saturday 28 and Monday 30 August.

For further details about the Parents & Friends Association or how you can volunteer, contact:

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