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December 4, 2020

Exciting Announcement!

The school is pleased to announce a partnership with an amazing organisation called The Fathering Project. This project delivers resources, programs and events specific to the engagement style and needs of fathers and father-figures.

One of the in-school programs they offer support for is a Dad’s Group program.

The Parents and Friends Association is excited to introduce a new parent sub-group known as The CGGS Dad’s Group.

This parent group is run by CGGS dads for CGGS dads, with the aim of engaging fathers and father-figures within the school community, with other dads, and also with their daughters.

In 2021, The CGGS Dad’s Group will hold social events where dads can gather, share, learn and network with each other. They also have planned activities and events for the community in which dads and daughters can participate together.

We are excited to announce that the first CGGS Dad’s Group event is scheduled for Thursday 11 March 2021. We encourage all CGGS fathers and father-figures to put this date in your diary with more details to come in the new year.

Learn more about The Fathering Project and dad’s Groups via the button below.

Here you will find research based resources with tips on communicating with daughters, a Fathering Video Channel with an insightful series about parenting and life skill topics and information about the positive impact of a Dad’s Groups in schools has on the dads, the children and the school community.

If you would like to chat about the CGGS Dad’s Group or are interested to join, please contact:

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

 

There are 3 weeks until Christmas – Gifting made easy

Make Christmas shopping easy this year! Select one of our premium merchandise items created to celebrate the school’s Centenary. We have an amazing range of products to suit the entire family and budget.

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.

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November 20, 2020

Sapphire Circle Lunch

Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Sapphire Circle Lunch was unable to be held this year. This lunch is for old grammarians that have left school 50 plus years ago or more. It is a lovely lunch that celebrates these women who have been a part of the rich fabric of 100 years of Camberwell Girls.

We truly value our old grammarians and as a way of showing them that we do care and are thinking of them, we decided to deliver afternoon tea packages to our longtime supporters of this lunch. Inside this package was a delicious morning/afternoon tea of finger sandwiches and sweet tart and fresh fruit prepared by Pinwheel & Co. A memento of the school with a customized CGGS tea towel, some Twinning’s tea and Lindt chocolates along with a card. These packages were hand delivered by CGGS staff to the doors of the old grammarians and were accepted so gratefully, with invitations to come in for a cup of tea, and “please come in and see my paintings”. Many cards and phone call of thanks have been arriving at the school since.

Volunteer Thank You Event

Each year we take the opportunity to recognise the amazing support of our parent and old grammarian volunteer community. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the Volunteer Thank You held on Friday 13 November was an online event where volunteers were sent a hamper of cheese and wine and invited to attend a virtual tasting with the cheese producer from Melbourne and wine producer from Italy.

The evening was enjoyed by all as it was wonderful to learn about the art of cheese making from Giorgio Linguanti from That’s Amore Cheese and travel virtually to Italy, where wine maker Lorenzo from Il Palazzo, Chianti spoke about the process of producing his Chianti and Rosé. The evening was a huge success and there was a great deal of chatter and questions from the guests about the delicious wine and cheese and their next trip to Italy!

Centenary Merchandise makes Christmas gifting easy!

Make Christmas shopping easy this year! Select one of our premium merchandise items created to celebrate the school’s Centenary.  We have an amazing range of products to suit the entire family and budget. 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.

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November 6, 2020

The Parents & Friends Association invites you to ‘Please Be Seated’ 

The Parents and Friends Association is delighted to announce their funding of new, modern chairs for Barbara Sutton Hall.

They will replace the old-style, portable bank of clunky chairs that we all know too well.

No longer will we hear the crashing and banging of seats when standing and sitting during performances. These chairs will brighten the Hall and be a very comfortable alternative to the existing removable furniture.

We look forward to welcoming you to be seated and experience the pleasure and comfort of these  impressive chairs, when community events can be held once again.

The Parents & Friends Association’s support until the end

We are proud to report the PFA’s support of the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner once again this year. The Year 12 students and their families enjoyed a delicious meal of fine food and wine from Mornington Peninsula Winery, Ten Minutes by Tractor.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate the Year 12’s fantastic contribution to CGGS before they sit their final exams.

The PFA wishes every CGGS Year 12 student the very best for the coming weeks.

There are 7 weeks until Christmas – Centenary Merchandise makes gifting easy!

Make Christmas shopping easy this year! Select one of our premium merchandise items created to celebrate the school’s Centenary.  We have an amazing range of products to suit the entire family and budget. 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.

Celebrating our Community in 2020

We have created a photo mosaic mural of all CGGS students, teachers and staff using school photos. The purpose of the mosaic is to capture all students, teachers and staff who are part of the school community during 2020 in a fun and creative way.

The artwork has been installed in the walkway near the Woodstock entrance to Senior School. Students will have the opportunity to try and find themselves in the image. We can’t wait for parents to view the new artwork when you are able to be onsite, hopefully in the near future.

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October 22, 2020

PFA proudly supports end of year events

We are so excited that the Year 8 to 10 students will return to school next week!

It will be wonderful to see the whole student community back together and hear the voices of the all the girls around the school grounds once again.

This term, the PFA are proud to continue their support of the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner and the Year 6 Graduation Lunch (graduation lunch in 2018 pictured above). Although they will be in different formats this year, these events are a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the Ormiston girls’ junior years and the senior girls’ whole school journey.

We wish them all every success for an exciting 2021 as they move into the next stage of their lives.

For more information about the PFA or attending the PFA meetings, 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.

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October 9, 2020

Parents and Friends Association welcomes the CGGS community to Term 4

We welcome the CGGS community back for Term 4. It will be wonderful seeing the girls gradually return onsite over the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing their smiling faces and hearing their friendly chatter.

We hope you all had an enjoyable break and managed some time away from your screens and more time in the sunshine.

The Parents and Friends Association will continue to connect the CGGS community this term in an online format. Although we are unable to host any onsite events, we hope you will enjoy the PFA Quiz in the Weekly Updates and look out for details about your year level activities from your Parent Reps.

This month’s PFA meeting was held this week. It was wonderful to see the friendly faces of the PFA Committee and other CGGS parents attend.

All members of the CGGS community are invited to attend the PFA’s monthly meetings.

They are an informal and friendly forum where we hear from Principal Debbie Dunwoody about junior and senior school activities, and learn what the PFA have planned for the CGGS community.

For more information about the PFA or attending the PFA meetings, 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.

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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.

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September 4, 2020

Father’s Day Challenge! 

The Parents and Friends Association wishes all the CGGS dads a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday.

Although we are unable to hold the much loved Father’s Day Breakfast, the PFA would like to continue the tradition of the Father’s Day Challenge Cup, with a friendly competition between father and daughter.

We are asking for CGGS dads and daughters to find an activity you can enjoy together. It may be a game of soccer or basketball with make shift goals, a dance off, a game of cards or Uno, a cooking competition or a hool-a-hoop challenge…anything at all.

The PFA would like families to post the results of their activity with a photo or short video to Yammer for Senior students and Padlet for Junior students, by the end of Tuesday 8 September, via the links below.

Scores will then be tallied and the 2020 Junior and Senior Father/Daughter Cups will be awarded to either the Fathers or Daughters.

Some challenges have already been contested. These dads and daughters enjoyed a friendly water themed Lego competition and a cycling challenge.

What fun activity will you do in the Father’s Day Challenge?

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association or Year Level Reps please contact:                  

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

CGGS Zoom-union’s

The Class of 2019 gathered on Zoom for their Zoom-union on Tuesday evening.

They commenced their get together with a CGGS quiz, guessing the baby photos of some of their teachers, the CGGS gardener’s name and other fun facts about the school. Approximately 38 grammarians attended and watched a slide show bringing back many memories of their time at school, some since Prep. It was great to see their enthusiasm and excitement at being reconnected to each other. A face to face reunion will take place once restrictions have lifted.

The Class of 2015 gathered on Wednesday to celebrate their 5 year Zoom-union. They were also entertained with a slide show, going back many years highlighting sporting events, musicals, camps, trips and so much more. The group couldn’t believe that five years has passed since leaving school. They will also enjoy a face to face reunion in 2021.

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.

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August 28, 2020

Inspiring Women Program – 2020 Honourees Announced!

During 2020, the school launched this new program to honour the inspiring women of Camberwell Girls Grammar School. This program provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women connected to CGGS since its inception. The 2020 honourees were announced in the most recent edition of CamLife and in assembly to students and staff on Tuesday 11 August.

To view and read the full list of amazing Inspiring Women and to nominate for 2021, click the button below.

Centenary Merchandise – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, spoil Dad with a unique gift of CGGS laser engraved cufflinks, or a beautiful Pierre Cardin engraved pen or stemless wine glasses. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

See the whole range here: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/merchandise/

If you order by Thursday 3 September, home deliveries can be made on Friday 4 September.

Alternatively items can be posted but delivery prior to Father’s Day cannot be guaranteed. Unfortunately some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

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August 21, 2020

Inspiring Women Program – 2020 Honourees Announced!

During 2020, the school launched this new program to honour the inspiring women of Camberwell Girls Grammar School. This program provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contribution made by women connected to CGGS since its inception. The 2020 honourees were announced in the most recent edition of CamLife and in assembly to students and staff on Tuesday 11 August.

To view and read the full list of amazing Inspiring Women and to nominate for 2021, click the button below.

PFA Update 

The Junior School Year Level Reps met during the week to share ideas about the fun and exciting ways they have been engaging with their families.

It is still only possible to meet remotely, but this hasn’t stopped parents and families from socialising.

There have been parent Trivia and Bingo nights, a family “Name that Baby Photo” competition, with future virtual catch ups scheduled to include a Scavenger Hunt and a game of Scattergories.

It is wonderful how creative the Reps have been to ensure that parents and children remain in contact with their CGGS friends.

The PFA continues to be very grateful for the 40+ Year Level Reps who volunteer their time to care for our wonderful school community…reach out and show them your support.

Centenary Merchandise – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, spoil Dad with a unique gift of CGGS laser engraved cufflinks, or a beautiful Pierre Cardin engraved pen or stemless wine glasses. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

See the whole range here: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/merchandise/

Items can be purchased at any time via the Centenary website and will be posted to your home. Unfortunately some items such as the Golf Umbrella and Wine Glasses are unable to be posted.

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August 14, 2020

Keep connected with CGGS!

We might not be able to connect as community face to face at moment, however there are still many ways to you can remain connected with CGGS. We have multiple social media channels you can follow us on to keep up to date with everything CGGS! On these channels we keep our community up to date on what going on in our online classrooms, amazing staff and student initiatives, staff profiles and archival photos. Make sure you go and follow us!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CamberwellGirlsGrammar

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/camberwellgirls/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CamberwellGirls

Centenary Merchandise – Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching, spoil Dad with a unique gift of CGGS laser engraved cufflinks, or a beautiful Pierre Cardin engraved pen or stemless wine glasses. These premium items have been custom made for the CGGS community to help commemorate 100 years of educating young women.

See the whole range here: https://cggs.vic.edu.au/merchandise/

Please note: 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.