As a fitting end to the 2019 school year we are looking forward to our Year 7 – 9 Presentation Night this evening. We will be celebrating the academic and co-curricular achievements of many of our students and highlighting many magnificent musical items to enjoy, including the Concert Band, the Middle School Choir, the Irish Band and the beautiful Quartet Con Brio. We look forward to welcoming back past student Sophie Pollard (Peskett, 2008) as our guest speaker. Sophie is currently a Senior Consultant at Ernest and Young specialising in Customer Advisory. This year I am also looking forward to seeing the Verbatim Theatre Performance, created by Mrs Sally Oliver and students from the Year 8 and 9 Theatre by Design elective students in collaboration with the participants from the Mungo Youth Project. This piece focusses on the collected learning and understandings of Service Learning at CGGS. We hope you enjoy the evening as the students and staff showcase the 2019 from a Year 7 – 9 perspective.
Last Monday a number of CGGS teams competed in the annual Girls Invent Finals Evening. We are thrilled to announce and congratulate Emily Growse and Mia Chang of Year 7 for winning the competition with their entry ‘Pawfect Training’. On behalf of all the Year 7 students we thank Head of Science, Anthony Pasinati for his encouragement of all the students in this program.
The Carols at Camberwell and the Christmas Stalls was a great way to enjoy last Friday, and while the weather was not kind to us, the move from the outside venue to Barbara Sutton Hall was a very real example of teamwork and resilience in the face of adversity. These are life skills we all need to take into our daily lives and the way in which all students and staff calmly went about ensuring the show was able to continue is a testament to our strong community. As per previous years we were thrilled to share our Carols evening with Surrey Hills and Auburn Primary Schools and they have delighted us for so many years. Thank you to all for such a lovely Christmas celebration. For me Carols at CGGS always signifies the start of all the Christmas festivities.
We currently have 10 students from Year 10 and 11 and 2 staff in Cambodia on our second Service Learning Immersion Tour for 2019. All reports and Facebook posts from the group indicate that they are having an amazing experience interacting with the Green Gecko students and gaining an understanding of the Cambodian culture. We thank all the participants, Mrs Nirvana Watkins and Ms Asia Kosowski for leading the group and Mr Shane Maycock for all his efforts in co-ordinating all our CGGS trips.
The Spring Fling Netball Finale saw many CGGS teams playing off for 1st position on the ladder. Highlights from the day included the Year 7 Pearl win against Ruyton Rabbits in a very intense game. The Pearls were initially down but came from behind to take the win. The Year 8 teams had hard matches but all girls gave it their all. Year 9 Amber were too strong for Koonung Rubies, our girls had strong defensive, speedy midcourt and accurate goal shooters. Year 10 Turquoise played a fantastic team game, our goaling end worked hard and were too good. Our Year 11 Tanzanites faced off against MA Flames, the game was tough and our CGGS girls played a very constant game.
Congratulations goes to all CGGS netballers on another fantastic year of netball.
CGGS Netball Coordinator
Thank you to all our students, parents and staff for a wonderful 2019. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to all the events planned for our 2020 Centenary year.
Best wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday.
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School