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Week 5 – Term 3, 2013
FROM THE HEADMASTER

Spring Fair and Art Show
Senior Athletics Carnival
Prefect Induction
Grandparents' Day
40 Hour Famine
Y12 Music Showcase Venue Change
ISA Winter Sports
Year 7 Drama Club
Year 8 Market Stalls
Exchange Student Farewells
Term 3 Open Morning
2014 Enrolments

Spring Fair and Art Show – Only Three Weeks Away!

Thank you to our P&F and other special volunteers who are currently working hard to bring these annual events together. Can you please mark in your diaries the following dates:

6th September
The CCGS Art Show Opening Night Cocktail Party will be held in the RLC. Invitations are being sent home to all families early next week and it looks set to be a great evening.

The Art show is open during the following hours:
– Friday 6 September Opening Night Cocktail Party 6-9.30pm
– Saturday 7 September 9am-4pm
– Sunday 8 September 10am-3pm

7th September

You are invited to bring family, friends and neighbours along to this year's Spring Fair. The P&F is working extremely hard in organising these two major events and they promise to be excellent. Don't miss out on the rides, live music, an amazing array of gourmet food stalls, craft, cakes, the chocolate wheel and so much more. The Spring Fair has always been one of the great community celebration days for Central Coast Grammar School. This year's Spring Fair promises to be another great day out. The significant changes to format that the committee has instituted over the last couple of years will see even more refinement to make this year the highest profile day on the CCGS community calendar.

Please see the ‘Important Notices’ section of the newsletter for more information and to find out how you can support the P&F in these events.

Senior Athletics Carnival

The Years 7-12 carnival held this week at Mingara saw absolutely perfect weather. The organisation by Mr Geddes and his helpers was superb, the supervision by staff on the day, excellent as always and the enjoyment and participation of students as good as I have ever seen. A number of long standing school records have been broken over the two days and these will be covered in next week’s newsletter. Thanks to the many parents who attended and added to the atmosphere and thank you also for the many comments on what a well organised carnival it was.

Prefect Induction

This Thursday 15th August, as part of our school service, prefects for 2014 will be inducted. Many parents and a number of grandparents will attend this important event.

Grandparents’ Day

This Friday we welcome over 500 grandparents for our annual Grandparents’ Day. Grandparents will be treated to a K-6 Assembly, classroom visits, and a visit to the library for the Scholastic Book Fair. Following this, a morning tea will be held in the RLC where grandparents will have the opportunity to see some of our very talented students perform.  Grandparents Day becomes bigger and bigger each year and whilst we see many grandparents on a day to day basis, either dropping their grandchildren off or at Saturday sport, I would like this year to make an especially warm welcome to those grandparents who may have travelled to the Central Coast to celebrate the event. I expect it will be an excellent day for all concerned, students are always excited to show the school off to their grandparents and the grandparents beam with pride in seeing their grandchildren in such a happy and productive environment.

40 Hour Famine

This weekend two hundred of our students from Years 7-12 will be participating in the World Vision, 40 Hour Famine. This program is part of the students’ community service commitment. Whether you are giving up food or something else you love for forty hours we are proud of your dedication.

For those of you who have decided to give up food, please make sure you’re prepared:

  • Drink plenty of water, fruit juice or tea.
  • Feel free to eat energy sweets (like barley sugars) occasionally.
  • When you finish the 40 Hour Famine, ease your way back to normal eating by having something light and healthy, like a salad or fruit.

Year 12 Music Showcase – Change of Venue

This year’s Year 12 Music Showcase will be held next Wednesday 21st August at the new venue, L'isle de France, Terrigal. This evening is always an enjoyable one with our Music 1 and Music 2 students showcasing selections from their HSC performance program. Please note the venue change and thank you to L’isle de France for accommodating us on such short notice.

ISA Winter Sport

This Saturday, 17th August, sees the first day of finals for ISA sport. After very successful participation throughout Terms 2 and 3, we are delighted to have 17 teams in the semi final series, including our senior teams in netball, hockey, girls football, boys football and rugby. Best wishes to everyone participating in the semi finals and I hope that a number of these teams are through to the finals on Saturday August 24th.

Year 7 Drama Club

Year 7 students have been invited to become involved in the Year 7 Drama Club. This Drama Club runs at lunchtimes throughout Term 3 and aims to foster the skills of confidence, improvisation and collaboration. Students who would like to be involved in the Club need to come to the PAC at Lunchtime on Mondays throughout Term 3 and to bring their lunch with them. The activities will be led by the 2013 – 2014 Drama Captain, Nicholas Carr, and supervised by the Head of Drama, Mrs Natalie Parsons-Clair.

Students who show commitment and a positive attitude to the Drama Club in Term 3 will be invited to continue in Term 4 and to work on preparing a performance for the Semester 2 Elective Drama Entertainment Night (EDEN) on Tuesday 3rd December. Students will perform alongside the Year 9 and 10 Elective Drama students at EDEN.  There may be extra Lunchtime rehearsals, and possibly an after school rehearsal, required. A note will be sent home about the details for this closer to the date.

There is no cost involved with this program. We hope your child will benefit and enjoy being part of the Year 7 Drama Club.

Year 8 Market Stall

Year 8 Food Technology students will be hosting their Market Stall next Tuesday 20th August at lunch-time in the undercover area outside the canteen. Students have made a variety of snack foods including smoothies, Mexican cuisine, Indian Cuisine, muffins and burgers. Prices range from $1 to $5 with all proceeds going to charity. Please come along to support the Market Stall holders and their charities.

Exchange Student Farewells

Goodbye and good luck to Sammi, Emma and Anna from Episcopal Academy, USA and Keita and Chihiro from Kanto Daiichi, Tokyo. It's been wonderful getting to know you!

Open Morning

We will be holding our Term 3 Open Morning this Thursday, 15th August in the library from 9.15am to 10.30am, and would like to extend an open invitation for the whole community to come and see the school in action.

This is a great opportunity for prospective parents to speak directly with the Headmaster and our Heads of School and to take a guided tour with one of our students.

Please feel free to pass on to friends and family who may be interested in joining the school next year and beyond.

Bookings are essential. To book your attendance visit our website  or contact our Registrar, Mrs Sarah Barker: enrol@ccgs.nsw.edu.au or (02) 4365 8404. If you are unable to attend Mrs Barker would be delighted to take you on a personalised tour at another time

Enrolments 2014

We are now finalising 2014 enrolments.    If you anticipate a change in your circumstances and would like to discuss your enrolment please contact our Registrar, Mrs Sarah Barker on 4365 8404.

We have many Orientation Days planned in Term 4 to assist new students enrolling at CCGS.  It is of great benefit to the families on our waitlist if we can offer a place as early as possible so their child can participate in the orientation activities.

Under our enrolment conditions a full term’s notice is required to avoid incurring penalty fees. Friday 13 September 2013 is the last official day of notification if your child is leaving at the end of Term 4, 2013. Notice to withdraw can be emailed direct to:    sbarker@ccgs.nsw.edu.au

 
IMPORTANT NOTICES, CANTEEN AND LOST PROPERTY

Notices
Canteen
Lost Property

Notices

Year 12 Music Showcase
Fathers and Children Camp
Fathers and Children Breakfast
Spring Fair Newsletter
Spring Fair Unlimited Rides
Spring Fair Helpers

Canteen Roster

Canteen Roster for Week 6, Term 3 is as follows:

Monday 19th August – Sally Bowden and Suzie Harris
Tuesday 20th August – Joy Whyburn and Julie Fill
Wednesday 21st August – Rachelle Tomlinson and Jacqui Eccleston
Thursday 22nd August –  Margaret Brice and David Rowe
Friday 23rd August – Katrina King and Noreen Delahunty

Lost Property

 Sun Hats / Dress Hats
Jnr. School Girls Dress Hat
Small sun hat marked ‘Fortey’
Green Sun hat marked ‘Charli’
Green Sun Hat marked ‘Jesse Hood’ – past student
Blue Sun Hat, inside rim torn out – marked ‘Mark’? Surname illegible.
Small Sun Hat, marked Bauer / Patrick Yates / 2G
JS Sun Hat marked ‘James Frazer’
Green Sun Hat marked ER
Jnr School Girls Dress Hat marked ‘TR”
Faded green sun hat – name illegible
Dress Hat marked – ‘Sam’
Green Sun Hat marked – SH / HS
Green Sun Hat marked – 3S

Pencil Cases
Pink mesh pencil case with purple zipper
Black pencil case with white spots
Floral rip curl pencil case
Black lap top case

School Uniform
Girls Size 16 Green Blazer marked “Tahlia Petrinovic” – past student
Size 20 Green Jumper
Size 16 Green Jumper
Size 6 Green Fleecy with name “Harrison”
Girls Blazer – marked with Ashley McGee
Jumper – marked Jacob Hughes
Size 4 Green Jumper
Track top marked ‘Samantha Dean’ (past student)
Size 6 green jumper
1 X small green glove
Green headband
CCGS Scarf
Green fleece marked ‘Sophia’

Sports Clothing & Bags
Size M Track Pants marked “Lachlan Herbert” – Past student
Sports Bag – Size 10 Acacia T-shirt, 2 x pairs green shorts, 1 eye lash curler, 1 sun hat
Sports bag – Size 14 Ironbark T-shirt, 3 x pairs green shorts, 1 pair black canvas shoes, 1 pair Nike runners
Sports bag with a “JOSHUA” keyring tag – Green Shorts, Acacia T-shirt, Runners
Plastic bag with Blue Sports shorts, Size 14 Grevillea T-Shirt, Black/Red Runners
Black back pack with Adidas rugby boots, jeans, black canvas runners, t-shirt
Size 10 Track Top marked “Joshua”
Size S Track Top with Gizelle and Smith
Size 12 Quicksilver Shorts
Bag for Head Gear
White towel with pink bunnies
Size 14 Track Pants
Black Adidas Backpack with trainers and sports uniform
Red Head gear
Foam Sling
Green shorts marked “Max”
Size 14 blue sweat shirt
Green sports bag – with grevillea shirt and PE gear
Track top – Marked with ‘Harrison Jack’ and Connor Wilk
Green Fleece Marked – Max Silvey
Size 10 Green track pants with ‘Jones’ crossed out
Size L Green Hoodie (GAP)
Hockey Stick with green handle
‘Grays’ Black mesh bag with red vest

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JUNIOR SCHOOL

The Head of Junior School – Mrs Linda WebbTournament of Minds
100 Days of Kindergarten
Transition
Environmental Leadership Day
Grandparents' Day
Prep Athletics Carnival
Junior School Production
SRC News
Schools Tree Planting Day
Lost & Found
Student News
House Points
Upcoming Events

As Head of the Junior School, I am very impressed with the passion and enthusiasm displayed by the staff to provide the Junior School students with a dynamic and exciting education. We strive every day to ensure our students receive quality education in a caring and safe environment. We believe every student is special and unique and we strive to develop all students' individual talents and interests. It is very exciting the number of excellent initiatives made by staff to ensure the students K-6 receive the best education possible.

TOURNAMENT OF MINDS – initiative – excellent extension activity for Years 5 and 6

This year we are entering a Year 5/6 team in the Tournament of the Minds (TOM).

TOM is an international program designed to give participants the opportunity to participate in creative activities involving stimulating open-ended challenges which demand experimentation and reward divergent thinking. Students do all of these things together with the six other people that make up their team.

Last week interested students in Years 5 and 6 auditioned for a place on the TOM team. An extremely talented pool of students auditioned and the decision was indeed difficult.

The following students will participate in TOM this year:

Matthew Coney, Bailey Eccleston, Ethan Gilder, Timothy Duff, Ellie Incoll, Charles Crowley and Rory Hingerty.

Special thanks to Wilma Vallis & Vanessa James for initiating and coordinating this exciting new extension program for Years 5 and 6.
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"100 Days of Kindergarten"- exciting initiative for Kindergarten and Year 6 buddies

Yesterday Kindergarten completed 100 days at school. To celebrate this milestone their Year 6 Buddies were given a brief to design engaging booklets of maths and literacy tasks based on the concept of “100”. On Tuesday the 13th of August, Kindergarten students and their Year 6 buddies spent a fun packed afternoon outside in the sun working together. It was fantastic to see the Year 6 students leading their Kindergarten buddies through a range of activities. At the end of the day balloons, booklets and certificates were distributed to our wonderful Kindies!

   

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Mr Watman for the wonderful job he did initiating and coordinating this activity, Year 6 buddies, Kindergarten and Year 6 staff. This is one of a number of fantastic activities Year 6 have undertaken with their buddies since the Buddy  program was introduced at the beginning of the year.
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TransitionICT Senior School teacher, Mrs Brynes, team- teaching our Year 6 students a new ICT program

Quest Atlantis is an exciting new ICT initiative for Year 6. This year all Year 6 students have had the opportunity to engage in a new and exciting learning experience.

Quest Atlantis is an online 3D learning environment where students undertake various missions and quests that support various curriculum outcomes.

Our students spent the first term of this year familiarising themselves within the Quest Atlantis world. This included learning the navigation skills as well as guidelines for appropriate online behaviour.

Last term, they started their first “real” mission, heading back into medieval times to help a queen and her people from being over-run by Trolls in the Battle of Wits!

“The Battle of Wits is a comprehension unit; the purpose is to give students practice in engaging the features of complex texts. Wrapped within a storyline of a medieval kingdom struggling to withstand a hostile takeover by the king of the Confusion Trolls, players arrive to help Queen Vague and her subjects, who have lost their ability to read mindfully.

Students grapple with trolls trying to confuse them with sophisticated vocabulary, subtle author's intentions, dense meanings hidden in figurative language, and elaborate structures requiring critical reasoning skills.” [source: www.atlantisremixed.org]

Special thanks to Mrs Byrnes for the excellent job she has done initiating, coordinating and teaching our Year 6 students Quest Atlantis program with our Year 6 teachers.
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Environmental Leadership Day – another exciting leadership initiative for our Year 6 students

Last Wednesday,  Kathryn Marshall, Sabine Hudson, Luis Esteban, Maddi McBride and Sarah DeBock attended a Leadership Day coordinated by the Gosford City Council, Wyong Council and Remondis. The theme of the day concentrated on waste removal, composting, worm farming and recycling. Special thanks to Mrs Boys-Smith for initiating and coordinating this exciting leadership opportunity for Year 6 students and Mr Esteban for escorting the students on the day. Below is a message from the organisers and a report from Kathryn Marshall.

Message from the organisers

"Thanks to everyone for attending Leadership Day yesterday. It was so amazing to have all of the students so well behaved and attentive. A huge thank you to Mark from Rumbalara, Lisa from Kariong Eco Gardens, Linda, Maureen and Janice from OCCI and Michelle from Remondis!! Without the support of amazing environmental leaders like these guys we wouldn’t be able to teach the younger generations how important the environment is. Thank you to all the teachers who bought the students along and helped with all the activities!! Congratulations to all students for being the best school environmental leaders ever!!"

Report from Kathryn Marshall

On Wednesday 7th August Kathryn Marshall, Luis Esteban, Maddi McBride, Sarah DeBock and Sabine Hudson attended a leadership day about ‘rubbish’ and where rubbish goes. This day was held by Gosford City Council, Wyong Council and Remondis. We learnt the secrets to composting, worm farming, recycling and marine debris. The acronym “A.D.A.E.M” is helpful to remember if creating a compost.  A: avoid placing meat or dairy products in your compost, D: need good drainage, A: add air to the compost so it doesn’t smell by turning it with a garden fork, M: moisten well. Did you know that food and garden waste accounts for half of what households throw in the bin. These materials can be used to make compost which can benefit your garden. Thank you to Mrs Boys-Smith for organising our group to attend the Environment Leadership Day and Mr Esteban for assisting us on the day. Remember everything we have comes from Earth. We only have one planet Earth so let’s not waste it!
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Grandparents' Day – this Friday, 16th August. 478 grandparents are attending!!

I am really looking forward to Grandparents' Day this Friday. Much planning has gone into this event to ensure all students’ grandparents have a wonderful time. Grandparents will be served a catered morning tea, while being entertained by students K-6. There will be an opportunity for them to visit classrooms and to buy library books.
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Athletics Carnival – outstanding two days for our Prep students

The Prep carnival was once again a wonderful success. Every student participated in the carnival, with so many students "trying their best". I was very moved with the great sportsmanship displayed by the students. Well done students!! Special thanks to Mr Geddes, Mr McAtamney and Mrs Davies for the outstanding job they did coordinating the carnival, staff for their hard work in the many jobs they did, the students for their excellent behaviour, enthusiasm and great sportsmanship and the parents and grandparents for your wonderful support.

Special congratulations to Acacia, the overall winners with 584 points, Nicholii came 2nd with 554 points, Ironbark 3rd on 533 points and Grevillia 4th with 531 points.

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Webb – Head of Junior School
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Junior School Production –"Cinderella Rocks"- only one week away!

The JSPA production of "Cinderella Rocks" is only one week away! In this modern twist of the well-loved classic fairytale, Rocky (formerly Prince Charming) is a disillusioned rock star who wants to escape the paparazzi, live a normal life and find the girl of his dreams.

Tickets have been selling fast for the night performances, next Thursday 22nd August and Friday 23rd August, so make sure you book now to experience this magical event. Please contact the Box Office (Evelyn and Del at Reception) for bookings – ph 4367 6766.
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SRC News

Being part of the first ever Junior School SRC has been a real privilege.

We have worked as a team to be a voice for our classmates.

The projects we have been working on are:

  • More handball courts
  • Handball rules to encourage fair play
  • Using the chess equipment again in the Prep playground.
  • Making the playground safer for everyone
  • Awards for considerate playground behaviour.

The process of electing the next SRC will begin this week. We strongly recommend standing for election.

Candidates will need to present a short speech to their class explaining why they would be an effective representative. Elections will take place early in Week 6.

Dylan Howard &  Isaac Chase
Publicity Officers
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Schools Tree Planting Day

On Friday the 9th August the rain clouds disappeared and the sun shone brightly on an enthusiastic group of students ready to plant trees to improve the natural environment at Central Coast Grammar School.  A selection of native plants, flaxes and grasses were selected by our talented grounds staff. Students gathered around Matt Riddle (Grounds person) and listened intently as he explained how to remove the plants from the pots and position them in the holes. Students then covered the holes with soil and mulch. The K – 2 students took much pleasure in watering all the plants. Next time you are near the tennis courts or temporary music rooms take a look at the wonderful garden that we planted and will continue to care for.  

Mrs Boys-Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fathers' Committee K-6

All dads K-6 are very welcome to join our Fathers' committee and meet other dads from different grades. The meeting dates and times are advertised in our future newsletters.

There is a Fathers and Children's camp being held on Friday 22nd, November until Sunday 24th November at the Sports & Recreation Centre at Point Wolstonecroft on Lake Macquarie, just 45 minutes north of the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and their fathers to spend a fun- filled weekend away with other students and dads K-6. There are plenty of activities that both boys and girls will enjoy. I attend the Fathers and Children's camp every year. The students have so much fun together, as the dads relax and build new contacts with other dads in the school.

Fliers will come home this week with your children or you can download a copy of the flyer.

Enquiries can be made via the email on ccgsfatherscamp@gmail.com
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Lost & Found

A large amount of money was found at the Prep Disco on Friday 2nd August. If you lost it, please contact the JS Admin Office. If this money is not claimed, it will be put towards the Year 6 Farewell.

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Act of Kindness

Emily Redmond Yr 9 would like to thank Myles Bray 1M for helping her pick up her books when she dropped them last week. What a kind boy you are Myles!
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Student News – Congratulations Emilie Kull

Congratulations Emilie Kull from 6A on achieving 1st place in the Gosford Eisteddfod monologue and 2nd place in the duologue.
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House Points


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Upcoming Events

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Parents Dinner Friday 16th August 7pm at L'isle de France. More information to follow in a flyer.

Year 1

The Year 1 Bowling Day on 11th August has been cancelled. Parent reps have organised a family picnic day at Long Jetty playground on 18th August instead. More details have been forwarded in a flyer.

Upcoming Events

  • 16th Aug – Junior School Assembly
  • 16th Aug – Grandparents' Day
  • 23rd Aug – Kindy Excursion to the Reptile Park
  • 22/23th Aug – Junior School Production 'Cinderella Rocks'
  • 30th Aug – Infants Assembly
  • 6th Sep – Father & Children's Breakfast
  • 22 – 24th Nov – CCGS Father's Camp 2013

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Head of Middle School – Mr Steven Bennett
Exchange Program
Jeremie Kull
Sunrise Children's Village Study Tour
Come Together as One…sies!
My Girragundji
Assessments: Yr 7, Yr 8, Yr 9

 

The Difficulty of the Exchange Program at Central Coast Grammar School

On Wednesday 21st August there is an Exchange Information Evening scheduled to commence in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at 6:30 pm. The CCGS Exchange Program is an opportunity for students to experience another culture, school, family and in some instances another language. Most of all it is a challenging discovery about oneself. Our students develop a range of new skills and knowledge, confidence, maturity, an aptitude for leadership and the ability to deal with new places, faces and situations. Central Coast Grammar School would like the opportunity to send all deserving students on exchange. The reality is, however, less than 20 students who apply for exchange will be selected. Already over 70 students, from a cohort of 124 students have expressed an interest about the Exchange Program.

All interested exchange students are required to attend the Exchange Evening and submit their application online. No late applications will be accepted.

After the closing date for submissions (midnight 26th August) the Exchange Panel will meet to review each student’s file since enrolment to determine if they will progress to the next stage. Consideration is given to such factors as:

  • Attendance
  • Academic performance and work ethic
  • Adherence to the ICT Policy
  • Application
  • Behaviour
  • Equipment and organisation
  • Homework and assessment
  • Punctuality to class and school
  • Respect of: Self / Others /School
  • Uniform, dress and appearance
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Community Service record
  • Broad Cocurricular involvement at CCGS
  • Displays initiative
  • General compliance
  • Peer relationships
  • Performance in the interview

Those who are unsuccessful at this stage will be notified. Other students will progress to an interview. For those students who are unsuccessful after interview, it does not mean they are not worthy candidates for exchange but more the fact there is limited exchange placements.

Students who are eligible for exchange will need to be patient and wait to see if a position becomes available. Whether an exchange opportunity arises depends on the number of reciprocal placements made available with our International Exchange Schools. Several of those students who have been deemed eligible for exchange may still not receive an opportunity to participate in the Exchange Program. As a result, there will be several disappointed students.

At times, we have wondered if the Exchange Program is worth the heartache for the students, parents and staff. However, the benefits of Exchange far outweigh the disappointment of not having the Exchange Program at Central Coast Grammar School. Regardless of the outcome for each student, there are many valuable lessons to be learned. These include being more resilient and handling disappointment. Middle School House coordinators will be on hand to provide support to students along the way.

It is true students who have exemplary student files at Central Coast Grammar School will have a greater prospect of being considered for Exchange as to those students who are prepared to go anywhere. If an offer is made and not accepted, it will not be viewed favourably by the School.

We suggest any student in Years 7 and 8 who have aspirations of participating on exchange in the years ahead, need to ensure they are familiar with our expectations and standards during Middle School years.

In addition, the above applies to those students who envisage being part of a Culture Tour to China, Sports or Music Tours and the Humanitarian Tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. Each student is responsible for their behaviour and the School has the responsibility to select the best representatives.

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Jeremie Kull (Year 8)

In 2008, as a Year 6 student, Matt Baines received an award for one year of Karate lessons at Black Belt Martial Art by Liz Mahler, (director\owner). Typical of Matt, who always thinks of others, he decided to give the subscription to a Year 4 student, Jeremie Kull. Jeremie commenced Karateor Karate lessons. Four and a half years later; Jeremie has obtained his BLACK BELT! Congratulations to Jeremie. This is a great achievement and special thank you to Matt Baines and Liz Mahler.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Jeremie being congratulated by Matt

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Sunrise Children’s Village Study Tour 2013

The Middle School is ready to embrace the arrival of the children from the Sunrise Children’s Village, Cambodia. These students will arrive in Australia this Thursday. From Monday 20th August they will be involved in school activities such as classroom lessons, sport and excursions. Whilst we are sure our special visitors will have an exciting time at Central Coast Grammar School, the Middle School students will learn many valuable lessons from their interaction with the Sunrise Children. Our appreciation is extended to Mrs Michele Hockey for organising this wonderful opportunity for all the students.

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Come Together as One…sies! Year 8 Social and Emotional Program

The world of a Year 8 girl is both exciting and complex. Friendships can be rewarding as well as difficult and changeable. Events can be quickly uploaded and discussed on social media.

To assist our girls navigate some of these challenges, an afternoon tea and self-esteem mentoring program will be held on Friday 23rd August. Year 11 Mentors and the Middle School Wellbeing Team will facilitate the evening which will culminate with a chick flick in the Lecture Theatre.

Invitations were posted home last week. For catering purposes we ask the RSVP is returned by Friday 16th August.

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My Girragundji

Last Wednesday, Years 7, 8 & 9 students and staff were priviledged to see the Canute Theatre Production Company perform My Girragundji, an adaptation of the book, by Boori Pryor and Meme McDonald. My Girragundji provided an insight into the awkwardness and challenges of growing up through the eyes of a young Aboriginal boy. The result is a story that is both moving and tremendously funny.

This production lit up the stage with magic, dance and a bold theatricality which created an unforgettable experience all. Our appreciation is extended to the English Department, for organising such an incredible opportunity for our students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Girragundji cast with Jon Fleetwood, Phoebe Whitfield and James Husband

From Steven Bennett and Jacki Lynch
Head and Deputy of Middle School

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Year 7 Assessments

The following Y7 Assessments have been scheduled for T3:
Fri 23rd Aug – Geography (Task 2 Topographic Model – in class), Mr Thomas
Tue 27th Aug – PDH/PE (Health & Young People Assessment), Mrs Amoroso
Wed 4th Sep – Science (Research & Oral Communication Task), Mr Farrelly
Fri 6th Sep – Geography (Task 3 Oral Presentation – in class), Mr Thomas
Mon 9th Sep – Mathematics (Across form test), Mrs Robinson

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Year 8 Assessments

The following Year 8 Assesments have been scheduled for T3:
Mon 19th Aug – PDH/PE (Recognising Risk Exam), Mrs Amoroso
Fri 23rd Aug – Geography (Task 1 Resources Research Report), Mr Thomas
Wed, 4th Sep – Mathematics (Across form test), Mrs Robinson
Fri 6th Sep – Science (Submission of Student Research Project – Planning, conducting and reporting a first hand investigation), Mr Farrelly

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Year 9 Assessments

The following Year 9 Assessments have been scheduled for T3:
Fri 16th Aug – Geography (My Island – Hand in), Mr Thomas
Tue 27th Aug – Music (Listening 2 (Musicals) – In class),  Mrs Crowley
Tue 27th Aug – PDH/PE (PASS – Fitness Testing Task – completed in class during lessons in weeks 7,8 and 9, Mrs Amoroso
Wed 28th Aug – PDH/PE  (The Party Research Task),  Mrs Amoroso
Thu 29th Aug – Science (Research task), Mr Farrelly
Wed 4th Sep – Food Technology (Research Task – Nutrition), Ms Walsh
Thu 5th Sep – Industrial Technology (Practical/Theory exam), Mr Worthing
Fri 6th Sep – Mathematics (In Course Test), Mrs Robinson
Tue 10th Sep – Information & Software Technical Database Task – Minibeasts with Year 2, Mrs Byrnes
Wed 11th Sep – Marine Technology (‘Rock Platform Model and Oral Presentation’ – in class), Mr Roper
Fri 13th Sep – Marine Technology (Appreciation of Marine Environments – Local Rock Platform Study – in class), Mr Roper

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CAMBODIA-VIETNAM HUMANITARIAN TOUR NEWS

Cambodia-Vietnam Humanitarian Tour
Collection of Exercise Books
Sunrise Children's Village Study Tour

Cambodia-Vietnam Humanitarian Tour

Tabitha Foundation House Building Project 2013

Thanks to the generosity of the Central Coast Grammar School community we have once again reached our target of $20,000 for this year’s Tabitha Foundation House Building Project.  A special thank you to Mrs Leah Knight and Mrs Jennifer Waddington (and their families) for their outstanding contribution throughout the fundraising period. With the recent substantial donations from Harvey World Travel Erina and Matcham Capital (Lenton Family), we will now be able to construct another twelve houses in rural Cambodia. In total, Central Coast Grammar School has been involved in the construction of 70 houses over the past 8 years. We sincerely thank all of our sponsors and look forward to their continued support for this wonderful program.

The tour group, consisting of twenty five Year 11 students and 5 Staff, departs on Saturday 14th September and returns on Sunday 29th September 2013. We wish them a safe and exciting trip in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Collection of Exercise Books

The Central Coast Grammar School community is always so generous when it comes to our annual collection of items for the Sunrise Children’s Village and this year will be no different I’m sure! It is fantastic that we can include everyone from Kindergarten to Year 12 in this part of our Cambodia fundraising. Last year we concentrated on collecting personal hygiene items, like toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair ties and soaps. This year the Sunrise Children’s Village has requested lined EXERCISE BOOKS. The tour students will carry these exercise books in their luggage when they travel to Cambodia next school holidays. It is always a wonderful sight to see the happy faces of the children when they receive these items from our Year 11 students.

Collection of the exercise books will occur during rollcall time over the next two weeks. There will also be a box located in the Main Admin office.

Exciting News – Sunrise Children’s Village Study Tour 2013

After eighteen months of planning, we are pleased to announce that during Weeks 6-9 this term we will be hosting four children from the Sunrise Children’s Village Cambodia. The two girls and two boys will be attending classes, excursions and sporting activities while they are here at the School. The children will be home staying with CCGS families. Geraldine Cox, Founder of Sunrise Children’s Village, will also be visiting the school this term on Thursday 5th September. We are hosting an afternoon tea for her on that day and we invite any interested people to join us. Geraldine will be sharing stories about her life and work in Cambodia. A flyer will come home shortly with more details.

We would like to thank everyone that has been involved in the fundraising over the last 9 months. Your financial support will allow us to build 12 houses in a desperately poor Cambodian village and to provide a substantial donation to the Sunrise Children’s Village for food.

 
P&F AND PARENT REP NEWS

P&F News and Events
Spring Fair
Art Show

Parent Rep News and Events
Fathers and Children Camp
– Fathers and Children Breakfast
Junior School Silk Paintings
Y10 Formal
Upcoming Events

P&F News and Events

Spring Fair

The Spring Fair and Art Show are only a couple of weeks away. We are seeking your support in order to make it a fun and exciting event. Support can come in many forms –

  • Donations of items for prizes, raffles and sales on the day
  • Purchasing your tickets for the fantastic Art Show Opening Night
  • Spending a couple of hours on a stall to keep things running on the day
  • Coming along and sharing all the effort put into getting this weekend event together.

You will find the next Spring flyer in your child's diary or you can  download a copy.

You may also receive other flyers from various Year Parent Reps requesting support for specific stalls, like our Wine Auction, Cakes, and Sweets stalls.

Please remember drop offs are on Friday mornings in the Top Carpark – please help out as best you can.

Thanks again to everyone.

Sue Williamsz
Pre CCGS Parent & Friends
pandf@ccgs.nsw.edu.au

CCGS Art Show

The CCGS Art Show is only 3 1/2 weeks away !!!

The famous sculptor, Auguste Rodin once said of Art:

"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live."

We would love to have everyone support the Art Show Opening Night – 6pm Friday 6th September, 2013.

Look out for your personal invitation in the mail next week. Tickets $25.

Canapés, champagne, wine, music, the company of friends, and a feast of amazing Art, all inclusive. Please feel free to invite family and friends, from far and wide. Don't miss out !!! Please return your booking form by 28/8/13.

Parent Rep News

CCGS Fathers and Children Camp

It’s on again, the traditional annual Fathers’ & Children’s Camp. It will be held this year on the weekend of 22nd, 23rd & 24thNovember at the Sports & Recreation Centre at Point Wolstonecroft on Lake Macquarie, just 45 minutes north of the school. It is a great opportunity for children and their fathers to spend a memorable weekend away together.

There will be plenty of activities that both girls and boys of all ages will enjoy.

The experience of going on a camp like this is particularly special for the younger kids since the first “big” camp they go to with the school is in Year 3. It’s also a good chance for fathers to build or maintain contacts with other fathers in the school – for some of us there aren’t many other chances to do this!

Fliers will come home this week with your children or you can download a copy of the flyer.

Register online for the CCGS Fathers and Children Camp (registration opens on 19 August 2013 at 3.00pm). Be quick to register before you miss out; places will go fast.

Enquiries can be made via the email on ccgsfatherscamp@gmail.com

CCGS Fathers and Children Junior School Breakfast  

This year’s breakfast will be a casual event starting at 7:00am on Friday 6th September with a light breakfast and live musical accompaniment. Special guests Laurie McKinna and Paul Anderson (Mayor and GM of Gosford Council) will provide entertainment!

The event wraps up with a tour by your children of some of the school facilities and an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom to see their treasured pieces of work.

This is a great opportunity to connect and engage with not only your children and our school and also with other fathers with whom you may not have seen in a while. The cost is $10 per father and $5 per child. Flyers will go home this week with your children or you can download a copy of the flyer.

For more information please email fathersgroup@ccgs.nsw.edu.au

Junior School Silk Paintings

The much loved JUNIOR SCHOOL SILK PAINTING RAFFLE is on again in 2013 as part of the lead up to the Central Coast Grammar School Art Show & Spring Fair.

Whether its your first year or last year of silk paintings, this is a very special raffle to win a beautiful original, one only Silk Painting produced by your child and their classmates, featuring every students self portrait.

The K-6 silks will be on display in the Library Lecture Theatre on Grandparents' Day on Friday 16th August and at the Art Show and Spring Fair before the raffle is drawn on Saturday 7th September.

Pictured below is a sneak peek of KC & 6W’s Silk Paintings, framed and ready to go home with a lucky winner!

RAFFLE NOTES AND TICKETS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME, PLEASE RETURN ASAP

~ Tickets – $4 each, 3 for $10, 8 for $20, 25 for $50 ~

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact either Kylie Cochrane-Smith (0411 343 333) or Michelle Garden (0437 803 016) with any queries.

Year 10 Formal

Saturday 31st August.

Please ensure that you have paid for your ticket and returned the permission form as final numbers will be submitted this week. Tickets will be distributed at school during recess on Monday 19th August.

Upcoming Events
16th Aug – Kindergarten Parents Dinner, L’isle de France
16th Aug – Y9, Y10, Y11 – Morning Tea and Movie, Avoca Beach
18th Aug – Year 1 Family Fun Afternoon, Liberty Playground, Long Jetty
30th Aug – Y7 Parents Lunch, Haven Cafe, Terrigal
31st Aug – Year 10 Formal, Mingara
6th Sep – Art Show Opening
7th Sep – Spring Fair
 
SENIOR COLLEGE

Denise McDonough – Head of Senior College
Prefect Induction Service
Happy Campers! Y10 Camp
Y12 Careers Information Evening
Debating
Internet Research Tips
Careers 

 

Prefect Induction Service

We congratulate all students who have demonstrated an interest in strengthening their leadership skills as well as provide service and support to the school community in their role as Prefect.

An interesting acronym summarises student leadership into 4 key apsects.

Lead as I would like to be led.

Exemplify a passion for excellence

Accountability, Commitment and Integrity

Dare to be All I Can Be

We look forward to a productive year ahead for our new student leaders.

Induction Ceremony: During Service Thursday August 12, 2013 in the RLC

Time – 12.15

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Happy Campers!

Well done Year 10! Students experienced colder than expected weather with some rain. This didn’t diminish the smiles as students arrived home on Friday. Most students expressed new appreciation fortheir bed and a hot shower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 12 Careers Information Evening

Thank you to Mr Roper for the informative evening presented on Monday evening to a full house of parents and students of Year 12. In addition to specific information regarding the UAC on-line application process, several entertaining university representatives outlined aspects of their university. An excellent and worthwhile evening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Debating

Earlier this week, the Senior A HICES Debating Team, consisting of Lily Cameron, Daniel Mezrani, Jannah Anderson and Joseph McGrath, debated The Hills Grammar School Team on the topic “That Australians have the right to bear arms”. Our team created a very strong model which the Hills Grammar team found difficult to rebut. As a result, the CCGS team won and will now move to the Semi Final round. Congratulations to our team and best wishes in the next level.

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Internet Research Tips – Suggestions from Prue Salter

Do you waste hours on the Internet when you are researching for an assignment? Here are our top 10 tips to be more effective and efficient in your research.

  1. REQUIREMENTS:  Before you start, review all the info about the assignment carefully. What have you been asked to do? What are the main points or requirements? What guidelines or directions have you been given? Do you understand the task? Is there anything you need to ask your teacher about? Spend around 10 minutes on this. Highlight key words, try and paraphrase in your own words.
  2. BRAINSTORM: You need to decide what you are going to research. Spend around 20 minutes on your initial brainstorm. Write a list of the different areas you will need to include in your assignment. For each section brainstorm topics or phrases that might help you narrow your research. Pay particular attention to any marking criteria you have been given. If you know absolutely nothing about the topic, you may like to spend 5-10 minutes in Wikipedia to give yourself a bit of background and overview. While many schools do not want you to use Wikipedia as a reference in your assignment (as it is not always a reliable or expert source to quote from) it is a good way to get an overview about the main points and to generate some thoughts on what you may need to research.
  3. PLAN: You need to work out how much info you will need for each section of your assignment. There is no point collecting pages of information on a point if you only need to write a paragraph. Look at the word or page limit for the assignment. This may vary depending on the format of the task. For each section, work out roughly how much information you will need for that section and write this down on your brainstorm list. This should only take 10 minutes. You may also want to write your list of what you need to research, the key words or phrases and amount of info needed out again neatly so you can have it by you when you start your research on the computer.
  4. FEEDBACK: Show someone your initial plan before you start researching. A parent, a sibling, your teacher – just get someone to have a quick look to make sure you haven’t missed anything obvious or misinterpreted the assignment. They may also suggest other lines of enquiry for you to explore.
  5. BROADEN SEARCH: Don’t forget that there are other places to research apart from the internet! Libraries, books, magazines and newspapers. Your librarian might also know about certain databases you could access. You may know people who are experts on the topic. Don’t always go straight to Google.
  6. INTERNET SEARCHES: Many students waste a lot of time as they do not know what they are looking for! Well you have a plan, so you will start with the first item on your brainstormed list. Remember to put “exact phrases” in quotation marks. Try other search engines apart from Google as they may show different results.
  7. BE SELECTIVE: When the search results appear on your screen, do not just click on the first link. Take a few moments to look at where the links are from (eg. National Geographic? A blog?). Think about which ones seem more likely to a) answer your assignment question and b) be from a reputable source (such as an expert or authority). Read the few lines of information underneath each link. Many students waste a lot of time as they just click at random. Make an assessment before clicking. You may also look at more than just the first page of results. Also assess your search terms. Did the search engine find the sorts of things you were looking for or should you modify your search terms before clicking on a link?
  8. ASSESSING INFORMATION: When you find information that looks useful, you need to decide if the source is reputable. Who is the author and what are their credentials? What sort of organisation has created the site? Can you tell anything from the URL of the site? When was the site last updated? Who is the target audience of the site? Where has the information come from? These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself when you are critically evaluating a website.
  9. RECORDING INFORMATION: If you find information that is useful, you need to record this information. You have two main options. You could print out the information so you can highlight it. Or you can cut and paste the relevant information into a word document or a program or App like Onenote or Evernote. If you take the second option, make sure you collate the information under your list of headings that you created when brainstorming.
  10. RECORDING REFERENCES: If you print the information, make sure the following is on the page and if not then write onto the page: the title of the source, the author, the publisher, and place and date of publication. This is your preliminary, or draft, bibliography. If you are cutting and pasting into a program, make sure you also have this info and it is linked to the correct content! You will need this for your bibliography and to ensure that you do not plagiarise when you start writing your assignment.

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Careers

Mr Roper, Careers Advisor, compiles an extensive list of items for students and families each week. To access the full report, please click on the link http://portal.ccgs.nsw.edu.au/Students/Careers.aspx or locate it under the student section of the CCGS website. Items listed in Mr Roper’s Careers Newsletter include a range of focus areas encompassing:

  • General Careers and Employment Information
  • Specific University Programs and Degrees
  • Scholarships and Cadetships
  • Open Days and Expos
  • Student Programs and Workshops
  • Student Seminars
  • Community Service and Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities (Positions Vacant)
  • GAP Year Information

Year 12 students regularly access Mr Roper but parents are reminded that they are welcome to make an appointment to discuss possible future pathways for their child.

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SPORT NEWS

 Sport Reports:
ISA Netball
ISA Hockey
ISA Girls’ Football
ISA Boys’ Football
ISA Rugby
ISA Tennis
Prep Rugby
Prep Football
Prep Netball
Prep Hockey

Sports Newsletters

Sports Fixtures

 

ISA Netball

CCGS Firsts 53  defeated St Spyridon's 41
CCGS Intermediate C 32 were defeated by St Spyridon's  54
CCGS Senior B (Div 5) 40 defeated Oakhill 31
CCGS Junior A 51 defeated BMGS 18
CCGS Junior B 38 defeated BMGS 10

 We now have three teams competing in the Semi Finals this weekend at Penrith Stadium.

Good luck to the Firsts, who take on Barker, Senior Bs who play St Paul's and Intermediate C who play St Spyridon's . Enjoy the games girls!

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ISA Hockey

Congratulations on a great last round at BMGS on the weekend.

Open A had a bye
Open C BMGS defeated CCGS 1-0
Jun A CCGS defeated BMGS 5-0
Jun B CCGS defeated BMGS 4-0

Saturday 17th August  is the Semi Finals at Moorebank.

All teams will make the finals and please take note of the game times.

There will be NO bus travelling to the venue and all players should aim to get there 1 hour before the game. Please allow time for traffic.

Game times for this weekend are

Saturday 17th August
Jun B – 9.00am – 10.00am
Open C – 10.20am – 11.35am
Jun A – 11.50am – 1.00pm
Open A – 2.45pm – 4.00pm

Saturday 24th August
Jun A – 9.00am – 10.15am
Jun B – 9.00am – 10.15am
Open C – 10.45am – 12.00pm
Open A – 12.30pm – 2.00pm

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ISA Girls’ Football

CCGS Girls 1st Xl defeated Chevalier College 2-1
CCGS Girls Open B defeated Chevalier College 2-0
CCGS Girls Junior A drew with Chevalier College 1-1
CCGS Girls Junior B were defeated by Chevalier College 3-1

All semi-finals are being played this weekend at Blacktown International Sports Park Eastern Road, Rooty Hill

CCGS Junior B v Redlands 2 at 8.30am
CCGS Junior A v Redlands 1 at 9:45am
CCGS Girls 1st Xl v Barker College at 1:30pm

Good luck to all Teams!

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ISA Boys’ Football

CCGS Boys 14s drew with BMGS 3-3
CCGS Boys 15s defeated BMGS 4-1
CCGS 1st Xl Boys forfeited to BMGS CCGS

The Game times and venues for the semi-finals this weekend are as follows:

CCGS Boys 14s V Oxley College at Chevalier College, 10am
CCGS Boys 15s V St Patricks College at CCGS, 9am
CCGS Boys 1st Xl V St Spyridons at Heffron Park field 1 Maroubra at 8.30am

Good luck to all Teams!

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ISA Rugby

Results for Saturday 10th August v All Saints College in Bathurst

CCGS 1st XV (43) defeated All Saints College 10
CCGS 15s (12) lost to All Saints College (50)
CCGS 14s (50) defeated All Saints College (7)
CCGS 13s  (19) lost to All Saints College (50)

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ISA Tennis

Results from Round 10 vs St Andrews Cathedral School

Division 4
CCGS won 7 sets to 1

Division 6
CCGS won 7 sets to 1

Division 8
CCGS lost 7 sets to 1

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Prep Rugby

Here are the final Prep Rugby results for the season with the convenor’s report following. Thanks for all your support during the year!

Under 9s 20  lost to Sydney Grammar Edgecliff 40
Under 10s 17 lost to Newington Lindfield 19

From the Prep Rugby Convenor

What a sensational finish to the season it was with superb weather and two cracking games played. The Mighty Nines put in their best effort by tackling with a lot of venom and scoring four slashing tries while the Terrific Tens lost narrowly 19-17  in a superb contest that featured tough defence, aggressive rucking and some brilliant running play. Well done boys – you saved your best till last! The end of season barbecue was also a great success with all players and parents from the home and visiting sides appreciating the opportunity to discuss Rugby.

At this point, I’d like to thank a number of people. The coaching staff of Mr Dobbin and Mr McLoughlin showed great commitment and expertise, managers Mrs Holden and Mrs Comber did a lot of fantastic work behind the scenes and our referees, led by our officiating guru, Mr Gross,  provided wonderful support. It was a thoroughly enjoyable season and congratulations to everyone involved! I hope to see all players return in 2014 for more fun and success in this great game of Rugby!

Mr D.

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The last game of the 2013 season saw the under 9s do battle with Sydney Grammar Edgecliff on CCGS rugby oval 3. What a magnificent morning to play rugby! Once again, a huge contingent of CCGS supporters crowded the sideline to encourage our team. Thank you everyone for making the effort and a special thank you to Mrs Vallis for coming along and giving her support.

As it was the last game of the season, it was decided we should play 13 a side, which meant everyone was on the field – no reserves. The players were elated and what a great game they had! Unfortunately, the under 9s did not win but they played their best game of the season and never gave up.

Sarah did a great job as captain, mustering the troops and directing play. Austin, Sam, Spencer, Baxter and Jake all ran the ball up well with some solid runs. Our tackling was improved with Austin, Jackson and Lochi all responsible for some great chase downs and tackles. Jules and River both showed great determination in not giving up the ball, fighting to retain possession. The team combined well in rucks and mauls with some great pushing from Declan, Spencer and Finn.

All up, the under 9s managed fours tries – two to Toby, and one each to Austin and Sam. A tremendous improvement over our first game and a great way to end the season. All our players should be proud of the improvements they have made over the season. Most of them had not played rugby before and Coach Dobbins, Mr McLoughlin and Josh Bridges should be commended and thanked for the knowledge they have imparted and the patience they have shown in coaching the under 9s. Thank you also to Mr Atherton for assisting at training. Rugby is not a game that can be mastered in a season, perhaps not even in a lifetime, but thanks to you, our team has started their journey. A journey on which they will not only learn rugby skills but skills for life – confidence, trust, respect, humility, camaraderie and team work. After such a wonderful morning of rugby, it was great to be able to get together with the under 10s and our visitors for a celebratory sausage sizzle under the trees and enjoy the vision splendid!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain: Sarah Schofield, Vice Captain: River Wright
Best and Fairest Player Points: 3 – Austen Atherton, Sam Wolstenholme, Toby Kitchen; 2 – Lochi Mcbride; 1 – Finn Lawler

 Under 10's Report

 

 

 

 

 

What a way to end the season! This was the best game that we have played all season and were leading for half the game. All players should feel very proud of themselves and each other. Everyone played with great passion and determination, playing to win.

This week we displayed finesse in the ruck, stepping over and pushing over with strength and focus. Our scrums were solid maintaining possession for our feed and gaining possession from many of the Newington feeds. Newington came back hard with determination in the second half and had a couple of lucky breaks to narrowly win 19-17 against us.

We moved up the field much better again this week as well as demonstrating good tackling technique, showing our growth over the season as both players and as a team. We do need to continue our practice of focus of tackling around the legs and not grabbing for the jersey. Something to practice in the off season!

Real skill was shown this week by Seb, scoring three tries and converting one. Great team work helped the ball move down the field to get there to pass to Seb. What team work!

A very big thank you to our Parents and family, who continued to support us each week. A special thanks to the great barbecue helpers Cameron Jenkins and Andrew Comber for setting up and preparing the sausage sandwiches on behalf of the under 10’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captains: Hudson Bush and Ellis Murray Vice Captain: Jack Jenkins
Best and Fairest Player Awards:– Seb Plummer – Hamish Comber, Hudson Bush and Jesse Venner – Hugh Wassall, Oliver Peres and Tim Wilkins.

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Prep Football

CCGS 7 def Kings 0

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Prep Netball

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCGS Goalies vs. KIN Tigerz
Player of the match goes to both Mia Hansen GS and Lily Wood GA
CCGS Goalies played a great against the KIN Tigerz and enjoyed a well-deserved win with the Goalies doing a fantastic job getting the ball down the court. Mia Hansen as GS and Lily Wood GA played great in the circle as a result they earned the team many successful goals. The team displayed great team spirit and they are all developing their netball skills very well. This is a team to watch in years to come.

CCGS Grinners Vs Green Point Dragonflies
Player of the Match: Isabel Fanning
 A strong game played by the Grinners on the weekend against the Dragonflies. Isabel earned herself most improved player of the match by listening closely and applying her skills with confidence on the court. Abby was fast on her feet finding open spaces and Kate was great support in center court, making fast, smooth passes down to the goal circle. Brooke stuck to her opposition with enthusiasm and determination and Zoe has been showing terrific skills and concentration on the game. Sophie had some difficult circumstances in the last quarter of the game and Layla had to play with a bruised foot but their strength and resilience helped them make it through the game. Well done to all players for a great game played by all.

CCGS Gizmos defeated Kincumber Cheetahs 21-11
Player of the Match: Molly Venables
The Gizmos saw a major challenge by the Cheetahs in the first quarter, struggling to get the ball in their goal third and the Cheetahs shooters sinking nearly every shot. Gizmos were down 2-6 so the defence was strengthened with repositioning and this allowed them to catch up to 6-7 by half time. Constant defence, accurate passing and fast, smart game play allowed the Gizmos to power home to an amazing 21-11 win.  Player of the Match, Molly Venables showed great form, always finding space and passing accurately to her team mates. Awesome game Gizmos!

CCGS Geckoes Vs. OUR Penguins 22-11
Player of the week: Katie and Bianca
The Geckoes retained their undefeated title this week with a hard won game against the Penguins. In spite of being tired after a busy week of athletics at school all the girls put in a big effort to ensure a win. The two players of the week, Bianca and Katie have both really listened at training and it was evident on Saturday with both having a great attacking and passing game. Special mention also goes to Paris who after a nasty accident the week before was back playing with her usual skill and had a great game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prep Hockey

Grammar Gold were defeated 5 – 0 by Norah Head on Saturday. With a very slow start grammar were trailing 4 – 0 by half time. With some motivation from parents and tactical advice from the coach the second half was more evenly contested. Rhiannon Brown in goalie was easily Grammar's best players saving more than a dozen attempts for goal. Great effort Grammar Gold!

Grammar Green had a bye this weekend.

Games for this weekend 17th August have changed, Grammar Green play at 7:45 and Grammar Gold have a bye

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Sports Newsletters

Please click here for this week’s Sports Newsletters.

Sports Fixtures

Please click here for this week’s Sports fixtures.

 

 
STUDENT NEWS

Please click on the ‘Read More’ link for our student achievements this week.

Emilie Kull

Congratulations Emilie Kull from 6A on achieving 1st place in the Gosford Eisteddfod monologue and 2nd place in the duologue.

 
 
 
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Email:
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Website:
www.ccgs.nsw.edu.au

MyCCGS:
my.ccgs.nsw.edu.au

Address:
Arundel Road
Erina Heights NSW 2260

Phone:
4367 6766

 
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