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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.

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August 7, 2020

Stay connected with your Year Level Reps

Your Year Level Reps are working together to keep the community connected by running Virtual Catch Ups and coordinating online chat groups.

It is wonderful to see our Year Level Reps being creative with activities for their families.

Last week the Year 4 families caught up for a light hearted catch up that included a trivia quiz about ice creams, while a group of Year 6 mums had a mid-week catch up.

This week, the Year 1 families can join in a game of online Bingo and Year 3 Reps will be hosting a Mother & Daughter catch up with a “Guess that Baby” competition.

Please support your Reps and keep in touch with other CGGS families by participating in their virtual catch ups and online chats.

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.

Don’t forget to also follow us on Facebook!

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

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

 

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.

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July 31, 2020

PFA – Connecting the CGGS Community

The CGGS Parents and Friends Association (PFA) exists to support the school, its staff and the Principal as they work to develop the CGGS girls into ‘the women of tomorrow’.

They do this in two ways:

> Friend Raising via running social events for parents and families

> Fund Raising to purchase items and offer programs that will help make the girls’ experience at CGGS special and unique.

Being involved in the PFA is a great way to meet parents from all year groups and be connected to the CGGS community.

Parents are invited to volunteer to assist the PFA at these events, by serving sausages at a BQQ, offering pre-show refreshments at House Dance, Drama and Music events, helping at the Summer Spectacular Fair and setting up and decorating venues for events.

Unfortunately, we are unable to run any friend raising events at the moment however, your wonderful Year Level Reps (a sub group of the PFA) are doing an amazing job connecting with you all during this time of social isolation.

We are so grateful for the support these Reps are showing our families and for welcoming all new families to CGGS. It can be a little daunting for students and families starting at a new school, and the current times make it even more challenging.

Your Year Level Reps are working together to keep the community connected by running Virtual Catch Ups and coordinating online chat groups.

Please support your Reps and keep in touch with other CGGS families by participating in these virtual catch ups and online chats.

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

These photos are of wonderful CGGS volunteers who are current or past Year Level Reps.

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association , please contact:                       

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

 

CGGS welcomes back old grammarian Jules Allen (1992)

It was wonderful to welcome old grammarian Jules Allen (1992) back once again to hear her speak (virtually via Zoom) to our current parents about “How to Live Positively in an Anxious World’.

Jules is an award-winning Australian youth advocate, motivational and inspirational speaker. As a Social Scientist, Jules has professional experience in child protection, youth support, school counselling, consulting and private practice.

Last Tuesday evening, Jules offered advice to parents on how they can encourage and support resilience in their children during times of stress and anxiety. She also provided some tools that parents can use to help and support their children during these times, especially right now during the pandemic.

The CGGS community thanks Jules for her insight and wisdom and we look forward to seeing her again soon.

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.

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July 24, 2020

Welcome to Term 3 from the PFA!

The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all CGGS families to school for Term 3.

Whether your child is learning remotely or on site, we wish everyone a safe, productive and happy term.

With the current restrictions making it difficult to enjoy our usual social gatherings and events, the Parents and Friends Association will remain a place for community engagement, albeit remotely.

Whether you participate in a Year Level Zoom Catch Up, join a monthly Parents and Friends Association online meeting, have a go at the Weekly PFA Quiz or connect with us on Facebook, we look forward to being a part of your CGGS journey.

We hope it won’t be long before we can come together once again to celebrate being part of our vibrant CGGS community.

Your Year Level Reps will be holding Virtual Catch Ups again throughout the term. These catch ups provide a great opportunity to socialise with parents in your child’s year (albeit remotely) and share stories and enjoy general chatter.

Year 8 Reps recently got together to welcome some of the new Year 8 families over Zoom. It was a lively catch up and a great start to the school term.

For more information about the Parents and Friends Association, 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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July 17, 2020

The Parents and Friends Association welcomes all CGGS families to Term 3.

Whether your child is learning remotely or onsite, we wish everyone a safe, productive and happy term. With the current restrictions making it difficult to enjoy our usual social gatherings and events, the Parents and Friends Association will remain a place for community engagement, albeit remotely.

Whether you participate in a Year Level Zoom Catch Up, join a monthly Parents and Friends Association online meeting, have a go at the Weekly PFA Quiz featured in the JS and SS Weekly Updates or connect with us on Facebook, we look forward to being a part of your CGGS journey.

We hope it won’t be long before we can come together once again to celebrate being part of our vibrant CGGS community.

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.