Senior School

SENIOR SCHOOL INDUCTION SERVICE 

A tradition of Camberwell Girls Grammar School for many years has been our annual Induction Service. On Tuesday 9 February, it was our honour to formally induct our 2016 School Leaders and present present these students with their leadership badges. On this special morning, we also honoured students from the Class of 2015 who achieved ATAR scores of 97 or greater. It was a wonderful service and we congratulate all student leaders.

THE PREMIER’S OF ANZAC PRIZE 

The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize is an annual competition open to all Victorian students in Years 9 and 10. Successful students are chosen to take part in either a National Study tour to Canberra or an International Study tour of sites where Australians have served in war centred on Lemnos, Gallipoli and the Western front.

The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews has said that this Prize is a chance for young leaders to reflect upon the ANZAC spirit and learn more Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

Two of our current Year 10 students successfully made it to the regional finals interview last December; a result of the essays that they had submitted. Alanna Chew-Lee was recently awarded a place in the Study Tour to Canberra. She will join the group of 20 participants in the June-July holidays on a tour that will enrich their knowledge and help the students reflect on what they were researching for the competition. They will visit iconic places such as the War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

A place on the most prestigious International Tour has been awarded to Molly Ewens. Molly will be travelling to Gallipoli, Lemnos, Belgium and France during the Term 1 holidays. We are delighted for Molly and know that she will be a wonderful ambassador for CGGS and Victoria, whilst making the most of this exceptional opportunity. Molly’s essay on ‘What does the ANZAC Spirit mean today in a diverse and Multicultural Australia’ was influenced by her own great Grandfather who served as an ANZAC in Gallipoli.

We congratulate both girls on these well deserved prizes and we look forward to hearing of Alanna and Molly’s experiences when they return.

EMILY ZHANG

During the summer holidays Emily Zhang, Year 8, participated in the 2015 Australian Open DanceSport Championship. Emily and her partner won both the Junior Open Latin and Junior Open Standard. As a result of this placing they have been invited to represent Australia in the World Championship. The Australian Championship is the most prestigious dance competition in Australia and Emily should be proud of her achievement. Congratulations Emily.

VCE FOOD & TECHNOLOGY 

This year CGGS introduced Unit 1/2 Food and Technology as a new subject offering. VCE Food and Technology focuses on the importance of food in our daily lives. The study enables students to apply their theoretical understanding of the relationship between food and technology as they develop skills in food preparation. Unit 1 Food and Technology covers Food Safety and Properties of Food while Unit 2 covers Planning and Preparation of Food.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE – WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH

Each year we offer the opportunity for students to be baptised and/or confirmed. Sometimes people are baptised as babies, but a person can be baptised at any age.

Confirmation is for those who have been baptised as infants and who now want to make their own promises to God.

This year our Confirmation Service is on Wednesday 16 March at 4pm in the Mountfield Chapel. It will be conducted by Bishop Genevieve Blackwell.

If you would like to discuss your daughter being baptised or confirmed this year, or if you have any questions about baptism and confirmation, please contact our School Chaplain, Rev Creed creedh@cggs.vic.edu.au and she will phone you. Being confirmed involves 4 lessons with Rev Creed over four weeks.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD PROGRAM 

The Award program was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The aim was to motivate teenagers to become involved in a balanced program of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood.

Today the basic principles of The Award remain the same, but the activities and delivery continue to evolve and adapt to suit the changing demands of modern society and the varying needs of young people. The Award is now a major international program, with over 120 countries participating and used by organisations working with young people throughout the world.

Camberwell Girls Grammar School Students continue to participate in the award with great success at all levels.

We congratulate Eliza Campain, Year 12 on her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. The award is recognition for all her hard-work, dedication and service to her community.

The award program is now online for 2016. Forms and Payment Information may be collected from Mr Barnett.

GSV SPORTS LEADERS BREAKFAST

On Thursday 11 February, we were lucky enough to attend the GSV Sports Leaders Breakfast. This year the event was hosted by Our Lady of Mercy College. Sports leaders from the 24 different GSV schools attended and we had the opportunity to share and collaborate on ideas. Throughout the morning we participated in a leadership workshop run by Bianca Chatfield. Bianca has represented Australia in our national netball team as a defender. As one of the youngest ever netballers to play for her country, she had a lot of advice to share with us all. Luckily for us, this was our second opportunity to hear from Bianca as she spoke at our Celebration of Sport dinner at the end of 2015. The workshop was really beneficial and it was very rewarding to hear the ideas put forward by girls in similar roles. We were both very grateful for the chance to attend the breakfast and we recommend for anyone who has the chance, to go to a GSV Sports Leaders Breakfast.
Written by Olivia Lawrie and Melinda Swinburne, Year 12

ALLERGIES &  ANAPHYLAXIS

Camberwell Girls Grammar School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our students.

A number of students at our School have food and insect allergies and some are at risk of anaphylaxis.

This INFORMATION SHEET outlines how school students can all be allergy aware and we would appreciate that you take the time to read this.

If you or your daughter have any questions surrounding this, please do not hesitate to contact our School Nurse, Kathy Rigopoulos rigopoulosk@cggs.vic.edu.au

With best wishes,

Cathy Poyser
Head of Senior School