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April 1, 2021

Time Capsule

In 1995, Camberwell Girls Grammar School celebrated its 75th anniversary. One of the ways the school community commemorated this milestone was with a time capsule – a collection of items showing us what school life was like in 1995. This time capsule was buried in a garden bed in the Senior School. While some of the artefacts in the time capsule were damaged, many gave us a glimpse into how the school has changed over the past quarter of a century.

As the school is celebrating its Centenary, we have decided to collate items to commemorate 2020/2021 life at CGGS. Teachers will work with students to select examples of student work to be included in the Time Capsule. There will be ceremony in Term 3 where all items will be placed within the capsule and sealed for 25 years, to be opened in 2045.

A Century of Stories – CGGS Centenary Book

In Camberwell Girls Grammar Schools 100-year history, so much has happened within the walls of our beloved school to make it the institution it is today. So we decided to go and discover some of those stories and share them with our community in commemorative book to celebrate our centenary year. We are so proud to bring you this collection of stories, of moments in time, the highlights of our history and interesting insights.

A Century of Stories, has been written and published by Hyphen (formally known as Bounce Books), a company which specialises in telling stories, creating anniversary books and helping organisations to celebrate milestones. They have recently published similar story books to CGGS’ for Qantas, Arnott’s, Coles and Akubra.

A Century of Stories will be delivered to the school in late April. We are offering a pre-sale price of $50, including GST. You have the option of picking up the book from CGGS Main Reception or having it delivered at a standard shipping fee of $15.

To purchase a copy, please click the button below.

The PFA celebrates CGGS Community Events

2021 PFA Welcome Evening

The Parents & Friends Association was delighted to welcome over 130 parents and staff from both junior and senior campuses at their Annual Welcome Evening on Friday 19 March. With most social functions cancelled in 2020, this evening provided an opportunity for the CGGS community to gather and reconnect.

It was a warm autumn night and the Fig Tree Café Quadrangle was decorated beautifully with fairy lights, market umbrellas, candles and colourful cushions. Guests were entertained by a very talented roaming magician and enjoyed delicious food from Pinwheel and Co. and refreshing beverages provided by the PFA.

Junior School Welcome Picnic

A lovely night was had by all those who attended the JS Welcome Picnic last Friday evening.

Families from Early Learning to Year 6 were eager to come together on the junior school grounds after many months of restrictions surrounding school gatherings. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces and children enjoying free play on the playgrounds and PFA climbing frame and using basketballs, skipping ropes and hula hoops. An impromptu game of cricket was held between dads and their kids.

The PFA is always delighted to support this event and looks forward to bringing more events to the CGGS Community in the coming months.