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June 3, 2022

Inspiring Women Ceremony 

The Inspiring Women program established in our Centenary year was designed to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women affiliated with Camberwell Girls Grammar School since its inception.

We were very pleased to be able to honour the 2021 Inspiring Women at a ceremony held at the school on Wednesday 25th May. The women honoured are: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/inspiringwomen/. We acknowledged the inspiring contributions these women have made within their field and community, and it was wonderful to share this evening with students and staff. 

Our Inspiring Women honourees will serve as a reminder of the inspiring women connected to the school and their profiles will inspire our current students. Their biographies now hang on a prominent wall at the school for all to see.

A busy fortnight for the PFA

The Parents and Friends Association (PFA) is grateful that our caring community has been able to reconnect and mingle again. After two years of limited social activity, we were excited to see parents from every year level across the school joined in the recent events.

The PFA held and supported number of engaging events for the CGGS community in the busy month of May.

House Cross Country
Our Friends of Sports love to take part in House Sport competitions and activities to support our young athletes.  At the House Cross Country on Tuesday 3rd May, our volunteers gave out frosty fruit and icy poles to the runners to cheer them on! Who would say no to sweat treats?

CGGS Mother’s Day Breakfast

The PFA were delighted to welcome mother’s, grandmothers, godmothers, mother-figures, and daughters to the 2022 Mother’s Day breakfast on Thursday 5th May. It was wonderful to see 250 Mothers and daughters fill Barbara Sutton Hall for our annual PFA Mother’s Day breakfast. This was the largest Mother’s Day Breakfast on record filled with beautiful memories captured at the Photo Booth!

PFA Meeting

On Thursday 19th May, the PFA and our Principal, Debbie Dunwoody welcomed the new PFA Committee. Debbie shared the CGGS Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and discussed the important role of the PFA in realising the ‘Our Community’ ambitions of the plan. It was a packed PFA meeting agenda which was focused on hitting the ground running.  The Committee signed off on $40,000 of PFA funding priorities for the 2022 school year to support programs for sport, creative arts, outdoor education, and a contribution towards the new school bus.

The PFA’s vision and plan for this year is to reconnect the CGGS community and to provide many and varied ways for parents to engage and contribute. 

We invite all parents to prioritise and support PFA initiatives at every opportunity and we encourage getting involved in the PFA.  We all want the best for our daughters, and when they see us engage in this way, it reinforces with them how important and special they are.

House Music Pre-Show Refreshment

The PFA was thrilled to host the House Music Pre-Show Refreshments for invited parents on Friday 27th May. It was a great opportunity for the parents to meet the PFA new Committee, to celebrate the students’ talent and support their artistic pursuits.  It was fantastic to see so many parents back onsite enjoying each other’s company and supporting their daughters on this most special occasion.

Second Hand School Uniform Shop

The PFA Second Hand School Uniform Shop (SHUS) opened its doors again without the need for appointments on Saturday, May 28 from 9am to 12pm and Monday, May 30 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

We want to sincerely thank the parent volunteers for keeping the SHUS open and running so that our students can find a cost saving option to buy school uniform.  It also gives parents the opportunity to resell their daughters uniform that no longer fit or needed.

We are always looking for parent volunteers to help out at the SHUS.  Please contact Thanh Ton (TT) at tont@cggs.vic.edu.com if you are interested to lend a hand.

Get involved in the PFA

The PFA welcomes all members of the CGGS community to be involved. Whether by attending events as a guest, volunteering, or joining PFA meetings, we encourage everyone to take part and meet others in our wonderful school community.  It’s a great forum for parents to give back, provide feedback and ideas on how we can better connect, communicate, and engage as a cohesive community.

For more information about the PFA:

Visit the PFA pages on the CGGS Website.

Make sure you follow the PFA on Facebook

Contact Thanh Ton (T.T) for more information about the Parents and Friends Association via pfa@cggs.vic.edu.au  

Community Events

Year 10 Parents Catch Up Drinks

Thanks to our dedicated year level reps, the year 10 parents were able to reconnect and engaged with one another again over some wine, cocktails, and light bites at the chic and modern Young’s Wine Room in Hawthorn on Sunday, May 22nd.  What a great idea for parents to meet on a Sunday afternoon to wind down for an overdue catch up.

Senior School Dad’s Trivia Night

On Wednesday 24th May the CGGS Dads Group entered a team of 8 in the Trivia Night at Ramblers Ale Works in Hawthorn.  The team was named ‘The Teals’ and the theme was the ‘90’s.   The team came joint 2nd, winning a $25 voucher.  Woohoo!  There were bonus points for the best Macarena dance, with Stuart putting on a stellar performance!!  All in all, it was another super Dads night out with lots of laughs and good chat.  It’s a great way to connect and to feel part of our wonderful CGGS community.  Next time around we’d like to enter multiple teams, so please join the CGGS Dads Group at this link so you don’t miss out!
https://portal.thefatheringproject.org/dads-group/camberwell-girls-grammar-school/

Junior School Dads and Daughters Bowling

Organised by the JS Dad’s Group, the event attracted over 10 families where dads and daughters got into a competitive mood and bonded over a few games of bowling with their cohorts and family.

If you are organising any events for the year levels or the CGGS community, please do share the details and photos with us by emailing tont@cggs.vic.edu.au.  We love to hear from you.