Be Part of Something.

When you join the Canberra Girls Grammar family you become part of a vibrant learning community with an international perspective.

Every person, whether from new families at our Early Learning Centre or alumni in The Grammarians’ Association, is a valued member of a community in which every member is respected for their individuality. While it is a community supported by the wisdom and traditions of the Anglican Church, Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is an international school that welcomes families from around the world and a school where you will form lifelong friendships.

The School Crest

The School Crest

The School crest is an enduring symbol of the unshakeable values of the School. Over the years the physical fabric of the School has changed significantly, but when Grammarians see the crest they know they have come home.

The CGGS Family

"Our School has grown with the city of Canberra and our traditions date back to the founding of the School in 1926 by the Sisters of the Church."

Pastoral Care: caring for each individual

Pastoral care builds and supports the CGGS community. We focus on the whole person through a combination of practical activities to build personal relationships, where students can be both healthy and happy.

Our Pastoral Care Program at the School is based on the House system where everyone works together to create and maintain a caring and disciplined environment. Within this environment, students are able to develop self-esteem and confidence and grow as individuals.

Our practical and focused approach to pastoral care is its strength. For example, students in each House decide on which activities they want to focus on throughout the year. Activities can include anything from House breakfasts to debating competitions with other schools. In this way, they learn to set goals, work as a team and develop leadership skills.

In 2014, Glebe House students participated in the Canberra Community Sleepout to help raise funds for Canberra's homeless.

Students within each house are also part of a small tutor group providing more individualised and personal interactions, the opportunity to talk through issues and support each other.

Pastoral Care encourages personal development through the Personal Development Program. The program embraces specific themes such as peer support, working with conflict, building resilience, body image and developing positive relationships. In the final year, the program focuses on teaching practical skills, such as basic car maintenance and cooking. The School gives attention to the developmental needs of students and prepares them for life after school. We have based our program on current research and are at the forefront of providing a program which aims to deal with specific issues related to each student’s age and stage of development.

Pastoral Care emphasises care, support and inclusion and continues the important tradition of the School community as a family.

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Andrew, Taylor (Year 11) and Sharon Caudle with the Rowing Club’s new coxed quad scull ‘The Friend Ship'.

At the annual Boat-Naming Ceremony in 2014, the Caudle family named a boat in honour of their contribution to the School’s rowing program over the past nine years. They named the boat ‘The Friend Ship’ in recognition of all the friendships that Sharon, Andrew and their two daughters; Emily (2011) and Taylor (now in Year 12), have made over the years at the School.

THE CGGS EXTENDED FAMILY

THE GRAMMARIANS' ASSOCIATION

Alumni play a significant role in the CGGS family. This year, over 70 former students were invited to receive their 50, 60 or 70 year badges to recognise their ongoing association with the School. At the Junior School's (Grey Street campus) 40th anniversary celebrations in March 2012, a group of students from 1972 joined us to reminisce, to meet current students and talk of the future.

PARENTS AND FRIENDS

Our Parents and Friends (P&F) Association is actively involved in the life of the School, running the successful P&F Fete every year. The theme of our P&F Association is 'Building community – providing the extras'.

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Grammarian Parent & Student Afternoon Tea in 2014

On Tuesday 18 March, the Grammarians’ Association Committee welcomed Grammarians, their daughters and granddaughters to a special afternoon tea event. It was an opportunity to chat with Principal Anne Coutts, discuss past and present events at the School and their favourite parts of the School campus.