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The following events will be taking place in the next two weeks.

Monday 6 May
> Year 7 – 12 Students dismissed at 1.30pm
> Year 7 – 10 Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 7 May
> GSV Cross Country PB Meet

Thursday 9 May
> Mother’s Day Breakfast, BSH, 7.15am – 8.15am
> Year 7 – 12 Students dismissed at 1.30pm
> Year 7 – 10 Learning Conversations, 2.15pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 11 May
> Year 11 Soiree, Royal South Yarra Tennis Club, 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Monday 13 May
> Diversity Week Commences
> Founder’s Day Service, St Marks Church, 12.00pm – 1.00pm
> DAV Debating Competition Round 3

Tuesday 14 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm

Wednesday 15 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm
> Year 10 ‘Girl Rising’, Upper Woodstock Building, 1.50pm – 3.25pm

Thursday 16 May
> Y3, 5, 7 & 9 NAPLAN Junior & Senior School Classrooms, 8.30am – 1.00pm

Friday 17 May
> Diversity Week Concludes

Parents & Friends Association News

The Parents & Friends Association (PFA) had a fun filled and exciting Term 1. There was a great mix of community events and fundraising initiatives engaging many CGGS families.

The Term began with a series of new parent Welcome Morning Teas in the Junior and Senior School. These provided a great opportunity for parents who are new to the school, to meet other families and CGGS staff.

The PFA is always pleased to provide the delicious morning tea for these events and to chat to parents about the life at CGGS.

The Summer Spectacular was a wonderful community event where families engaged with the PFA by volunteering at one of the many PFA lead food outlets.

Whether pedalling a smoothie bike, turning a sausage, serving a glass of PFA select wine, pouring a cup of brewed tea, with scones and jam, steaming a homemade dumpling, icing a cake or scooping ice cream, many parents rolled up their sleeves to demonstrate their amazing community engagement. It was a spectacular example of the CGGS community spirit.

The Friends of the Arts were kept very busy providing Pre-Show Refreshments prior to the House Dance performances and the Junior and Senior Class Reps continued to organise a variety of parent and family activities to engage their year level community.

The Term ended with the very popular and entertaining PFA Autumn Fiesta parent and staff drinks. The Fig Tree Café and Quadrangle was transformed into a Spanish Cantina where guests were served delicious tacos, quesadilla, paella and churros whilst sipping on PFA wine and Spanish inspired cocktails.

This event provided a wonderful opportunity for guests to chat to old friends, meet new families and socialise with CGGS staff in an informal setting.

The PFA would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraising initiative via their school fee contribution and also those who volunteered time at the PFA events.

Your support helps the PFA create a community that fosters friendships and networking between parents, as we work together to support the school and our children.

We look forward to seeing you at the many PFA events in Term 2, including the Mother’s Day Breakfast, House Music Pre-Show Refreshments and the PFA’s largest event for the year – The Trivia Night!

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association and to volunteer, please email pfa@cggs.vic.edu.au