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Contents

Head of School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Chaplaincy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Primary School

The Canberran 2012

Head of Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Class Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Pre-School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 PKD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 PKL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 PKN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 KH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 KR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 KGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2N. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3/4 K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5/6 G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 6G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Senior School Deputy Head of School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Director of Educational Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Director of Academic Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Director of Teaching Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Director of Co-curricular Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Captains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Boarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 The Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Subject Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Burgess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Burgmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Eddison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Garnsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Garran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Hay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Manaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Sheaffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Manaro Shield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Badminton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Cricket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Dragon Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Hockey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Karting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Mountain Biking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Orienteering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Rowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Rugby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Sailing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Squash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Swimming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Taekwondo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Water Polo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Code Cadets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Da Vinci Decathlon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Debating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Drama and Film. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Sony Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Ulysses Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Winter Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Presentation Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Year 12 Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 School Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

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Introduction from the Head of School Dr Justin Garrick

As the School Chaplain, Father Chris, often reminds me, ‘if you know everything that’s going on in the School, then there’s not enough going on.’ Once again, The Canberran provides reassurance that we have nothing to fear in that regard.  Life at Canberra Grammar School in 2012 was clearly as vibrant and busy as ever, manifesting wholeheartedly our founding commitment to holistic education; to the full development of every individual’s intellectual, physical, social, cultural and spiritual dimensions. In reading these pages, I hope that you’ll feel something of the energy and diversity of daily experience at the School, be it in classes, or in music, art and drama, in sport, on camp, in Chapel, or at countless special events, house dinners, award ceremonies and other celebrations.

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We can, as always, be very proud of our boys’ endeavours; not merely their successes, but the gusto with which they commit themselves to learning, to teamwork, to service and creativity, to chess and computer programing, to swimming and athletics carnivals, to the challenge of Year 10 camp and the lifealtering experience of overseas exchanges, to the fun of House Shout and the sophistication of award-winning theatre, to far, far more than I can list here.

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The students have my admiration for all that they do to stretch themselves, to explore their capacities and to enrich their talents. So too do my colleagues who make it all possible through countless hours of dedicated work both within and beyond the classroom, at weekend sporting events, in evening performances, on camp and in holiday expeditions abroad. We are tremendously fortunate as a School in the calibre and commitment of our teaching and support staff and I hope that these pages stand testament to them as much as to our boys and young girls. Likewise, we could not do what we do without the enduring support and generosity of parents, grandparents, Old Boys and many other friends in the School community. Being part of Canberra Grammar School is a life-embracing experience and I thank everyone involved for making it so in 2012. My thanks also to the editorial committee of The Canberran and to everyone involved in producing this packed edition. Congratulations to all. Dr Justin Garrick Head of School


Chaplaincy Father Chris Welsh

Chaplaincy is like playing tennis in a dense fog. One hits balls over the net, never sure that there is anyone there. Often, they disappear into the obscurity beyond, but sometimes, by surprise, the ball comes back. More commonly, a ball may appear as if from nowhere, not a return of one’s own efforts. This is a remarkably rich community where the life of the human spirit is alive, and where the Spirit of God inhabits every corner, every moment. That richness reveals itself at times of great joy and celebration; it is palpable no less in times of unspeakable anguish and dismay, as we have been reminded too often this year. The work of the chaplaincy is enriched because the Chaplain is not a sole practitioner.  Here,

the whole community exercises a pastoral ministry to those in need, within and beyond its gates. This is as it should be, because God is everywhere and in all things. God’s presence in the highest and lowest points of our personal and shared lives is mirrored by that same presence in the everyday, the ordinary. Thus, any planning, any intentional work is always held in balance by the unexpected, the unforeseen. Being there for people is the primary focus and we give thanks that so many in this place are there for others. It remains a privilege to serve this community as the nominated Chaplain, but let us never forget that the chaplaincy ‘team’ is large indeed. Thank you all for being a part of it. Father Chris Welsh Chaplain

Opening of the new Arts Quad with Father Chris Welsh

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Head of Primary Mrs Rosalie Reeves

As the new year emerged it was evident from the start that the 2012 school year would be one centred on renewal, growth and redefinition of purpose. The exhilaration experienced at the start of the year did not waver as we moved forward; the energy produced being picked up by the staff, students and parents. The year has been one of commendable accomplishment and the start of anticipated transformation. In 2012 we expanded our admissions capacity to meet growing demands by adding an additional Year 4 class. We also commenced the building of a new Pre-School classroom in preparation for the following year and made plans to accommodate an additional Year 3 class. The leadership team of the Primary School extended to include a Director of Teaching Development and Director of Academic Education. Both appointments tangible evidence of our commitment to investing in the professional enhancement of our teaching staff, the close attention devoted to the tracking of student performance, and the bringing together of these two factors to provide informed learning experiences which ensure successful and holistic educational outcomes for our students.

The Canberran 2012

There has been much to celebrate and reflect upon. In doing so I can’t dismiss those times of sadness which thread their way through the year as we bid farewell to members of our community; some of whom we will not see return to our School. This mixture of emotions and memories brings to the fore our acknowledge­ ment that life at Canberra Grammar is one which brings together an understanding of the full human experience. As a community we uphold one another in times of challenge and capture moments to celebrate the achievements.

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As you read the pages of the 2012 Canberran I know that you will once more have brought to life the over­ whelming diversity of what takes place within our School and this sense of the full human experience. You will gain an insight into what it is like to be one of the youngest CGS students as they develop into intelligent, innovative and compassionate young people who are prepared to embrace the challenges that this century presents.

In any given week in the Primary School you can see students arriving at School early in the morning for music rehearsals, buses leaving for outdoor experiences, rehearsals taking place for national and international competitions, students preparing to welcome visitors, groups hiking up Red Hill while others are clambering on equipment provided by the Parents and Friends of the School, and classrooms full of students who know how to pose questions and work collaboratively to find answers. Again this year I have enjoyed being embedded in the community of CGS; coaching tennis, sleeping over in the John Lingard Hall with Year 2, unloading children from cars, conversing with parents, warding off the cold on the sidelines of ovals and in the snow, travelling to Sydney with sporting teams, line dancing with Year 4 and much, much more. It is a privilege to be part of the Canberra Grammar community, a privilege I do not take for granted. Thank you to the students for whom my efforts are centred; for their humour, confidence, openness and curiosity. Thank you also to my colleagues within the Primary School who go about their daily work with determination, flexibility, care and good-will. And finally, thank you to the parents and friends of the Primary School who, each day, demonstrate their trust in what we do and their respect of the decisions we make in educating their children. Mrs Rosalie Reeves Head of Primary


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Science demostration from The Wizardry of Water

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Kristian Leslie, Matthew Cauley & Jan Bock

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Axel Raut, Levi Campbell, Andrew Liang, Samuel Jenkin & Duncan Soros

Daniel Dreher


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Pre-School students eating damper

Primary School artwork

Alec Watson enjoying the ELC playground — Pre-Kindergarten

Feeling sound vibrations through a balloon — Rania Danthanarayana, Hunter Dawe — Year 1

Year 6 boys on the way to camp

Tom Cumming & Hugo Domazet — Year 5

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Pre-School Teachers: Christy Murray

The thirty- seven children who commenced Pre-School at the beginning of the year possessed a strong sense of belonging to their family and it wasn’t very long before they settled happily and established a sense of connection to the Pre-School and CGS. Many special friendships have been established and maintained over the year and each child has developed independence and an interest in learning.

arts were used to express the children’s thinking such as collage, clay, drawing, painting, papier mache, stick art and charcoal sketching. The use of such visual art mediums offers each child a means of making their thinking become visible. The thirty-seven children who completed Pre-School this year have matured enormously and have become individuals who are keen to learn, are motivated to share their knowledge, and have developed many new skills.

During Term One the children focused on “Me and my Family” which celebrated being part of a family and the importance of this connection. In Term Two the children were immersed in the exploration of stories in a unit called “Storyteller.” During Term Three the unit “Bush Walkabout” provided an opportunity to develop an awareness of change in the environment and knowledge about living and non-living things. Finally, the unit in Term Four, “100 Languages,” offered the children chances to explore a variety of visual art activities to imaginatively express themselves.

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Special events during the year have strengthened the children’s connection and relationships with each other and their families and further developed their confidence and self-esteem. The Easter Hat Parade, Mother’s and Father’s Day Breakfasts, Cross Country, Assembly performance, Grandparent’s Day, Book Week Parade and Travelling Trevor have been the highlights of the year.

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Excursions over the year have stimulated interest and learning. An outing to the Canberra Museum and Gallery to see an Australian picture book exhibition called “Look”, in Term Two, highlighted the different ways in which illustrators convey meaning to story. Two visits to the Australian National Botanic Gardens, at the beginning and the end of Term Three, provided excellent occasions for the children to notice change and growth in the flora and fauna. Regular bush walks in the Red Hill Nature Reserve during Term Three, proved to offer excellent chances for the appreciation of the bush, the flora, fauna, and change in the environment. On these walks many sticks, seeds, leaves, twigs, drawings, documentation and photographs were collected to enable the children to express their newly found knowledge. Many questions and lines of inquiry stemmed from the bushwalks. Many forms of visual

Aaryan Kamath, Sofia Sly & Peter Gordiev making a body triangle

Assembly performance


p re - s ch o o l Morning Tea at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Brainstorming ideas on how to make a 3D castle

Bushwalking on Red Hill Nature Reserve

Deakin Fisher, Nate Farrell, Joseph Sault, Emma Bryant & Aaryan Kamath during the first week of Pre-School

Ella & Michelle Mitchell with Felix Duong & Hunter Howard at the “Look” exhibition

Grandparents Day

Dr Justin Garrick & Max Rayner

Kings & queens riding in their kingdom

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Pre-Kindergarten Teachers: Leith Biggs, Margo Donaldson, Lea Lester, Nadia Sullivan and Jennifer Thompson

Pre-Kindergarten began the year with a unit of work on BELONGING. We looked at how our families, friendships, classes and communities are important groups to which we belong. We explore how different groups may have different roles and functions in our lives. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships and defining identities. We encouraged the values of kindness, teamwork and sharing. This is a wonderful way to start the year as the children are settling into their new class and forging new relationships. In Term Two, we escaped into a fabulous world of stories, fables, imaginary creatures and legends. We ventured all over the world exploring the fables and fairy tales of Aboriginal Australia, Europe and traditional farm stories. The children explored the stories through drama, puppetry, songs, and multi-media. They were fascinated by the modern day versions of fairy tales, where the stories quite often explored role reversal and different points of view.

“I like playing outside and doing rotations. I liked doing the flower pictures.” Ella Welsh

“I like playing in the home corner – it’s really fun to do and we change some of the things in there.” Grace Westcombe

“I like Pre-Kinder because it feels like I am bigger than last year.” Julia Wasgstaff

“I like playing with box construction, and I like going to the oval and doing sport.” Nicholas Andrea

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Having the opportunity to dress up in royal regalia was also a favourite part of the term. The children were able to retell traditional fairy tales in their own words, and were also encouraged to create their own stories.

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During Term Three our unit of work was ‘Changes in the Environment’. Northside Pre-Kindergarten and the Early Learning Centre classes culminated their joint unit with excursions to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and combined bushwalks up Red Hill. We enjoyed spending this time together in the outdoors and learning more about our local environment. This term we were also involved in Jump Rope for Heart, the Book Week Parade, having lots of fun with our Dads on Father’s Day and investigating at the Science Expo night. Northside children were lucky enough this term to attend their first Disco and the Peter Rabbit performance at the theatre – to culminate 100 years of Beatrix Potter.

Pre-Kindergarten Northside & parent helpers on Red Hill Bush Walkabout

“I liked the tadpoles and the stick insects because I like seeing the changes in the tadpoles.” Harry Bodman Demi Katheklakis & Sophia Katsanevakis making a straw house for the 3 Little Pigs


  p re - k i n d er g arten Jacob Everett, Alex Hughes, Lexi Best, William Mackenzie, James Blencowe, Amaryn Bertles, Harry Irvine

Aiden Davie, Jack Grose, Keren Zadka & Nirman Munawar at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

PKL and buddies

Amber Gibson PKL

Zachary Merrifield enjoying the ELC climbing frame

Pre-Kindergarten Northside at Book Week Parade

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Kindergarten Teachers: Debbie Hogan, Fiona Rooks, Amy Tilden

“Weather in my World” During Term Two, Kindergarten learnt about “Weather in their world”. In small groups, they were able to investigate and experiment with many aspects of the weather that contribute to everyday weather patterns. They learnt about different types of clouds; how wind is a force that can move objects; why we need to protect ourselves from the sun and how thermometers are used to measure the temperature. Many parents joined us for these learning experiences. We thank you for your support.

“I learnt that some clouds are really low down when it’s foggy and some clouds are really high in the sky when it’s sunny”. Sophie Bolton

“I learnt about thunder and lightning. I know that it can set fires and that light travels faster than sound”. Nathan Harrington

“I learnt about rain and when the clouds get hot, the water is in them and that’s how the rain goes down and then it starts again”. Soraya Sullivan

“I learnt that if it’s a very slow boat, a strong windy day could make it go very fast”. Lakshay Vallam

“I learnt about rain. When it’s inside the cloud, it makes the cloud heavier and heavier and it starts to come out”.

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‘On the Move’ The Kindergarten children explored ‘movement’ in Term Three. We first began by locating things that move within our classroom and inside and outside the playground. We learnt about voluntary and involuntary movements by playing musical statues and had to be very still to

discover our involuntary movements, such as blinking, swallowing, breathing and the beating of our hearts. We enjoyed observing and recording the parts of our bodies used to move across different pieces of playground equipment. We drew a diagram illustrating and labelling our findings. The children discovered that toys also move in different ways. We discussed and drew our favourite toys before recording how they moved! We used many scientific skills such as observing, recording, predicting and questioning.

I really tried hard not to blink but I couldn’t! Our eyes do not stop moving. Robbie Hanson

Our brain tells us what to do and which movement to make. William Owen

My toy is Ironman. It moves when I push it. It stops when I let it go. Brandon Teng

When we go on the monkey bars we swing with our legs and hold on with our arms. Adele Mc Kellar

What’s it made of? Kindergarten’s last Integrated Discovery Program of the year presented the children with an opportunity to investigate different materials that exist in our world. The year group experienced a research based project style of Homework. ‘Interest Bags’ gave each child the chance to explore five main materials we use in our world. Using a small book to record their information they were able to source facts from books, magazines and the internet. They also supported their research with drawings, pictures and small objects.


k i n d er g arten ‘Our chairs in the classroom are made of plastic’ Adam Kovaceski

‘Tissues are a natural fibre’ Bella Rotondo

Daniel Da Silva, Bruce Ligon & Cael Ward make their own wind to help the sailing boats move

“I love our coloured carpet in our classroom, it is a fibre. It’s polyester!” Noah Bontempelli lying on coloured carpet

Noah Morgan uses his hands & legs to crawl through the tunnel

Ella Love role-plays a rainy day

Paul Reuger & Lucinda Wilson test out their new sunglasses on a sunny day

Bishan Dhillon uses his whole body to push himself down the slide

Gianni Bisa uses his hands to swing to & from the swinging bars

Jack McCracken & Dominic Barry listen to a book all about clouds

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Year 1 Teachers: Nerida Bennett, Tricia Brodrick, Erin Hunter, Katie Love

It was a busy year for Year One. The students worked hard in their reading, writing, speaking, math, music, physical education and art endeavours. Some highlights from our four integrated units of study included: »» Understanding how reducing, reusing and recycling helps create the world that we want; »» Exploring and experimenting to see how light and sound is created and altered; »» Discussing differences and similarities between homes to help us understand what are the important things that make a home. It made us think and take action to help those who do not have homes. »» Learning that with all our different celebrations, it is an important time when we can share and reflect with family and friends. Our children had lots to say about their time in Year One...

I liked writing my poem about Rascal the Dragon. Every word must be powerful in my poem to help tell my story. Useless words don’t help at all! Cameron Allnutt

I liked learning about the different styles of houses from around the world. It was fun to sketch the detail. Amalia Merrifield

I liked shining a torch through transparent, translucent and opaque materials.

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Celebrations are fun because we learn about different food and can try them too. Mason Kon

This year, I made more friends with people who weren’t in my Kindergarten class. It is

good to have new friends and still have my old friends. Finlay Barrett

Working out number patterns is fun. Sometimes they are hard and sometimes they are easy. Peter Robertson

Going to the the Recycling Centre was interesting because it is where all the rubbish goes. I saw all the rubbish that could be recycled. Lucy Sampson

I like puzzles, patterns and problem solving time. I like to use my brain. Benedict Milo

I enjoyed maths when we made pancakes and salt dough. Olivia Steenbeek

My favourite thing is maths and chunking. I loved learning about fractions by making jelly. Yasmin Moraitis

My favourite thing about Year One was having two teachers, Mrs Love and Mrs Hunter. Jasleen Kaur

Playing in the playground is fun. There is lots to do out there. Tahlia Daly

Thank you to all the Year “Onederfuls” for having fun and working hard. It was a special year.


y ear 1 Jamie Ashworth cuddling Victoria the class rabbit

Mischa Johansen, Aleksandar Milovic & Jacob Sidaros — Puzzle time

Declan Marshall & Lachlan Ho making puppets & following a procedure

Sevasto Dascarolis & Dashiell Osler doing pattern solving

Yasmin Moraitis, Mikayla Moore, Sebastian Savage, Ava Farrah & Olivia Steenbeek celebrating Spring with our framed masterpieces

Alison Kennelly, Thomas Hedley, Emma Moloney & Alec Bell making papier mache for celebrations

Mason Kon, Paul Minglis & Peter Milin planting seeds

Tahlia Daly, Sarah Lacey, Mikayla Moore & Aleyna Mertsoy making slime

Thomas Bigsby-Chamberlin, Sebastien Savage, Jack Morrissey & Max McCarthylee making jelly & discovering volume

Our class house — Elizabeth Marshall, Emma Moloney, Elizabeth Diedricks, Peter Milin, Domi Platis, Zara Skill, Isabella Deakin

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Year 2 Teachers: Jonathan Fisher, Matthew Ferguson, Richard Wyche

The Human Body Our first unit of inquiry, The Human Body, sparked Year Two’s interest from the first week of the year. The students took great pleasure in learning about human anatomy and the way our bodies function. As the unit went on, we all became more confident in explaining how each part of the body worked, and eventually we were able to complete a detailed description of the human skeletal and organ system. Year Two students were also thrilled to discover new things about the human body by conducting a range of experiments testing their heart rate, lung capacity and the uniqueness of their fingerprints.

The final term of the year was short and fast. With the Sports Day, Sleepover and end of year Christmas Concert, there was no time to sit back and relax. All the students were so excited by the Year 3 Orientation day in preparation for 2013. Two incredibly busy and enjoyable terms to finish their time in the Infants School.

Water Works The second inquiry that we studied in Year Two was Water Works. This unit focused on local waterways as a component of the past, present and future of a community. To learn more about Canberra’s local waterways Year Two went on an excursion to the new, under-construction Cotter Dam. This excursion informed them greatly on the function of dams and how they are built. Year Two also created their own stories following raindrops on their journey from the water system to the tap. The unit was wrapped up with each student delivering a fascinating presentation on a local waterway.

Zoe Bond, Isabella Mun & Jessica McLaren

Terms 3 & 4

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During the long winter term Year 2 focused on mixing substances and witnessing the amazing things that happen when we applied external pressures such as heat and cold. This busy term also saw the united Year 2 Choir perform at the National Eisteddfod at the ANU School of Music. All the students and Mrs Van Dijk work extremely hard to present a polished performance. This was followed up by another strong performance at Floriade towards the end of the term.

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Other highlights for Term 3 included Jump Rope for Heart, the Father’s Day Breakfast and the amazing show by Salaka Drumming. All of Year 2 attended the stage show “Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit” and the presentation by Tony Bones during Book week. With such a busy term, the list of activities is almost endless, but rest assured, Year 2 worked hard and enjoyed the experiences that this term provided.

Flynn Nyhof as Cat in the Hat


y ear 2 Harry McCoullough

Poppy McPherson

Riley Byrne

Mr Jonathan Fisher & Emily McHugh

Miranda Memmolo

Oliver Ross & buddy Zachary Sommersby

Kasturi Rasaratnam & Mr Matthew Ferguson

James Rensch

Mia Milosis, Isabella Joseph & Bella Da Costa

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Year 3 Teachers: Sue Blumenthal, Adam Chad, Tom Taylor

It has been a wonderful year for Year 3 in 2012. The beginning of the year, the start of the race. It was a nervous start for some:

“I was nervous when I started, but not anymore because I have new friends to play with.” In time though we found our feet “I liked meeting new friends and playing at break with them.” There were some great moments:

“I enjoyed Crazy Hair Day because we had free dress” and we got involved with our Houses “I enjoyed the swimming carnival especially cheering on our House teams.” Term 2 marked the milestone of the annual Year 3 camp to Birrigai, with many boys spending two nights away from home for the very first time.

“Our group really liked camp because of all the fun activities like the giant swing...” “I really liked making damper and billy tea...” “I liked camp because the food was nice and healthy...” The First Australians Unit engaged the boys interest in the rich history of Australia. We followed this into Term 3 with a unit about mapping and the geography and flora and fauna of Australia. The culminating project was very popular:

During Term 3 we had many interesting moments. Our Science night was very popular.

“It was really fascinating to see Mr Taylor make Fanta out of orange juice using dry ice.” Year 3 visited Geoscience Australia to learn more about maps.

“It was so exciting to see the different ways maps could be used...” “We loved adding our layer sand in the water filled plastic tube, it looked like a cross section of limestone.” Ending the term nicely was our wonderful Exchange Day with Canberra Girls Grammar School.

“It was great catching up with the girls.” Term 4 began with Captain Sticky the Year 3 stick insect shedding his skin and getting much bigger, which coincided with our new unit on living things.

“It was really amazing to see how much Captain Sticky had grown.” “I really liked how we are all connected to everything else in the world.” We all finished with a fantastic class party day at the Phillip Ice Skating Rink. A fitting end to a wonderful year.

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“we enjoyed getting information for the Aboriginal Information Poster.”

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  y ear 3 Tristan Ho, Alastair Marshall with a CGGS student

Angus Develin, Angus Rixon, Ryan Storch

Aaron Doherty, Luca Bisa, Diego Parsa, Michael Galland

Zak Levine at Geosicence

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Year 3/4 Teacher: Dharmala Kumar

The Music Tribe of 2012 enjoyed an exciting, fascinating and exhilarating year of learning. In 2012 our goals were: Our goals were to make our thinking visible and to achieve conceptual understanding.

In seeking these objectives, we aspired for excellence and perseverance. We were determined to be confident, independent and resilient learners who were considerate and compassionate with each other.

In 2012 our units were Knowing Me Knowing You

The First Australians

Borders, Bogs and Billabongs

Can an apple be an apple without a bee?

Our identity is shaped by the community in which we live.

People express their relationship to the land through their culture.

Maps provide a key to unlocking the natural features of a country

Living things have specific characteristics which reflect their evolutionary history and their interconnection with other living things or their habitat.

Twenty Five students dove deeply to investigate the mystery of identity. Identity is who you are and it is influenced by many factors.

In the dead of the night, when the moon was bright, twenty five children journeyed in a time capsule to discover the Dreamtime and ancestral spirits. They understood the deep connection the First People have with the land and explored the sustainable living choices of Indigenous Australians.

In Term 3, we found our way by using maps. Did you know maps can be described as instructive images where various images, symbols, different colours, vertical, horizontal and wavy lines and diverse shapes provide us with that priceless commodity: information.

Finally, we jumped into the world of nature to explore evolution, symbiotic relationships, interconnections and the interdependence of living things with each other.

In 2012 our highlights were The Dimensions of Understanding helped me to improve my understanding Roko Vidovic

Thinking Routines extended my thinking and helped me to ask different types of questions. This meant I could learn more about a topic.

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I was really pleased to learn that you can change your thinking and make it better. The thinking routines helped me to do this. Noah Gorrell

Thinking Routines helped me to get deeply involved and find out more about a topic. Andrew Millar

I liked writing Headlines (a thinking routine) because it was quick and easy and let me sum up my learning easily. Matthew Rensch

I loved all the challenging activities. Akash Pathirage

I liked front end maths. Stevie Brighenti

I liked all the inquiries as I could learn deeply about each of them. Harry Gibbs

I loved the maps as my family uses them a lot and it helped us. Charlie Carey


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The topics fascinated me because of all the information I found out. Fred Taylor

Identity is so much more than what I initially thought. Did you know many different puzzle pieces fit together to create identity? James Lloyd

The most amazing part was finding about how the Indigenous People used to live and their deep connection to the land.

James Lloyd, Matthew Birch, Kenzo Sly, Harry Kilcullen, Roko Vidovic & Luke Foote

Harry Kilcullen

I gradually learnt the true and full purpose of maps. Dylan Teng

I never knew plants and animals depended on each other so much. Matthew Birch

Diving down deeply is helping me to learn well. Ziggy Goiser

Year 3/4 artwork

Proudly holding up their work

Andrew Millar, Matthew Rensch, Harry Kilcullen

Year 3/4 artwork

Hugo Nilsson, Stephen Brighenti, Dylan Kennelly, Akash Pathirage, Andrew Millar, Matthew Rensch

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Year 4 Teachers: Lucy Garven, David Messina and Andrew Stickings

During 2012, Year 4 happily emulated and performed as nutritionists, inventors, historians and media critics. Taking on these roles helped the students to learn about our ever-changing world and how they can adapt to these rapid changes and thrive in the 21st century. Jamie Oliver’s ‘Ministry of Food’ came to life in the Year 4 classrooms as the students watched him try to influence the food choices of an entire Primary School. The children realised that the choices they make early in their lives impacts on their wellbeing and lifestyle.

“I remember that we had to rate how healthy our lunch was and I kind of changed my ideas of what I should eat.” Nicholas Bull

“We did a procedure on how to make fruit kebabs, healthy sandwiches and a berry milkshake. It made me really hungry!” Levi Campbell

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Turn the cogs, lift the lever, lower the ramp, hoist the pulley, turn the screw and hammer the wedge... and make sure it’s environmentally sound! From simple to compound, the Year 4 students designed, made and appraised their own invention. The students learnt that machines play a significant role in everyday life... but usage comes with a consequence. Investigating the use of energy and new technologies, each invention was powered by sustainable energy.

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Steal or Starve? What would you do? The Year 4 students travelled back in time to the Industrial Revolution in Britain to discover that children younger than them were employed in factories. Furthermore, the impact of machines meant that the British Government had to look for alternatives to solve the problem of poverty and crime. Exploration resulted in not only a solution to Britain’s problem, but to a new settlement in Australia. Culmination day allowed the students to step into the shoes of a convict, soldier or factory owner and experience what life might have been like in the 1700s.

“I’d probably steal because it seemed that it would give you a better chance at survival.” Oliver Juttner-Melland

“I changed my mind at the end. I would steal enough to survive. Not to steal to be greedy, but enough to look after my family.” Matan Barchad

“At the beginning I would steal and then once we went through, I started to think I should starve to become an honest person. It didn’t make much difference to your life.” Lachlan King

“I would probably steal some food to survive and then sell anything I had left. But technically that would be a double crime. I’d have to think about that one some more.” Leilland O’Keefe We live in a world surrounded by advertising. The Year 4 students discovered how much influence the media has on their ideas, values and beliefs and discovered the lengths vendors will go to sell their product. An end of term project saw boys showing off their marketing skills through the design of posters, television commercials, advertisements, podcasts and logos. Thrown into the mix of this busy year has been two camps, the first in Term 2 where the boys went to Warrambui. Set amongst a mountainous landscape, the camp introduced the children to the experience of outdoor education and the importance of teamwork. They had the opportunity to undertake archery, orienteering, and learn about the web of life. Friendships were strengthened, adventure was had, and memories were made. The second camp to Sydney in Term 4 was a culmination of all the inquiry done throughout the year. The highlight of the camp was the stay on the ‘James Craig’, a beautifully restored vessel originating in 1878. Stowing the cargo, sleeping in hammocks and swabbing the deck kept the boys entertained. The children also visited the


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Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Aquarium and IMAX Cinema. 2012 — a remarkable year. Amazing memories and learning that challenged children to look at themselves and their world with a new perspective. There were many opportunities for the Year 4 cohort to learn and play together. The boy’s willingness to participate so positively in the learning program has been stunning. We were privileged to have Mr Stickings join the Year 4 team from Canada and appreciated the International flavour he has added to an astonishingly enjoyable year for teachers and students alike.

Campbell McKellar & Carl Rumbens

Class 4G, 4M & 4S on Colonial Day

Class 4G

Stephen Brighenti, Timothy Hunt, Flynn Davey & Duncan Soros

Warrambui Camp Year 4

Sasha Stevanovic, Maathulan Pranavan & Abdulaziz Al‑Mutairi

Cameron Hunter, Ronan Beltrami, Matan Barchad, Lachlan King, Aidan Page, Naife Albishri, Alfred Taylor & Adrian Prego

Samuel Jenkin

Nicholas Allnutt & Dimitri Lourandos

Nicholas Bull & Lachlan King

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Year 5 Teachers: Susan Daniell, Stephen James, Loretta Kennedy, and Kristin Read

I really loved our unit of work on Space. It was interesting to find out more about the planets and stars. It’s really hard to imagine just how massive the Universe is. Thomas Gedye

One of my favourite things during my first year at Grammar was being able to be involved in so much sport. I especially enjoyed the James Hird Cup. It was the first time I had ever played AFL and I had a great time. Lachlan Pedley

I thought the Murder Under the Microscope unit was great. It was lots of fun, but very challenging to work out the victim and villain. All the Year Five classes managed to come up with the right answer. Augustin Grgic

I have enjoyed the general atmosphere in Year Five. Everybody is always willing to be supportive and the vibe of every class is always one of excitement and lots of laughs. Bailey Hudson

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This year I really enjoyed the Gold Simulation. It was very exciting how you dressed up as miners looking for gold. We had to buy a licence from the troopers first. You could team up with another miner or you could go on your own, but you had to watch out for bushrangers.

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The Year 5 camp was probably one of the best things this year. We had to cook for ourselves, taking turns to cook in a group each night. Each day we walked to different areas to do a variety of outdoor activities. My favourite activity was ladder climbing.

We had to climb a wire ladder about 10-15 metres up into the air. Jack Carey

I loved studying Space this year because we were able to research a planet. My planet was Saturn. We also made a Space boardgame with boys from 5K. My partner was Stefan. Marius Van Rensburg

I really enjoyed the homework in Year 5 because there was lots of variety. This year the homework made me think more and so it was fun. I loved it when we got to choose the different Gold activities. Monty White

In Year 5 we had a simulation activity at the end of the Gold unit where we pretended we were at the goldfields. There were shopkeepers, troopers and bushrangers (I got robbed twice!). William Thompson

Year 5 was fun, I enjoyed all of the activities, but my favourite would have to be camp. We learnt all about reading maps, native animals and survival. Vincent Skerman

My favourite moment in Year 5 was when cartoonist Dave Hackett came to School and showed us how to draw cartoons well. We drew fish, pencils, mohawks and lots more. Stefan Stanczew

Writing my own mystery story this year piqued my interest. I liked it because there were no creative boundaries. My story was pretty good. Zak Milo


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Olaolu Arogundade & Lachlan Allinson-Brasser

Jacob Barry, Zane Vidovic, Tom Niisato & Monty White

Angus Finney & Ted Shen

5D boys taking a break at camp

Thomas Kennealy, Hugh Robinson & Angus Jones

Jackson Swan, Hugo Domazet & William Thompson

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Year 5/6 Teacher: Tim Guthrie

2012 has been an incredible year of growth for the Renaissance Men – and I count myself in this! I have learnt as much about life and learning from my boys as they have from me. Here’s what they had to say about our very special year! – Mr Guthrie

Mr Guthrie, who has a very interesting taste of fashion, led me to destiny.

Having the great opportunity to be in 5/6G is special — everybody in this class room are my peers and they are always friendly and helpful.

At first I had a dearth of good vocabulary and shirked writing wherever I could. Now, with Mr G’s “Words of the Week” and his continuous writing tips, I just might be able to write a bestseller!

5/6G has shaped me into a new boy that excels in all academic subjects. Being in 5/6G is an experience that I’ll never forget! 5/6G has being an astonishing work place which has helped students expand in areas which were difficult to them in previous years. Being in 5/6G is like a dream come true. This class has formed a second family for me. At the beginning of the year I was frightened that my work was bad or not up to the standards of others... improved my writing capabilities and now, I think I am one of the most eager to share and read out my literacy work.

Being in 5/6G has given me a lot more opportunities and it has boosted my self confidence. All in all 5/6G is an amazing warm class environment for fun loving, hard working students.

In 5/6G we all strive to be the best and the best is not yesterday — it’s today! This year in 5/6G has been “interesting” to say the least. The year has also boosted my self confidence immensely especially with my public speaking and on camp. Being in 5/6G is a great opportunity to learn and thrive. I am lucky enough to be in this class

5/6G is an opportunity to improve. But it is your choice to take the opportunity or settle for average I have personally grown in my stronger areas and weaker subjects. I can now use more advanced vocabulary freely thanks to ‘Words of the Week’, and am more confident in the speaking area. Some of the highlights & personal achievements for me include expositions, story writing, mysteries & fitness. Another thing you need to know is that you should never be scared of Mr G and public speaking. My writing has improved out of sight since Term One.

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My experience in 5/6G has transformed me as a person. I am mentally far more prepared for anything than I thought possible at the start of the year.

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It has helped me to overcome my fears. It has taught me that if you stay in your comfort zones you will not reach new standards and never become a better person 5/6G is an amazing class that can transform any trouble maker into an unbelievable writer. I walked in as a terrible writer and walked out as a writing expert. Angus Chesworth


y ear 5 / 6 Andrew Noble

‘The First Beat’ — Nick Jordan, Matt Grohmann, Luca Hehir, Nicholas Sever, Tom Larcombe

With Dan Walker

Lachlan Noble and Eliezer Rubenstein-Sturgess

George Dan & David Hii

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Year 6 Teachers: Geoff Hill, Hugh Hunter and Kathy Johnston

The Year 6 students of 2012 have had a great year. It was a year full of exciting and memorable moments, for the teachers and students alike. Here are some of the Year 6 highlights. Term 1 — Leadership Day In early Term 1, we were introduced to the concept of being the new leaders of the School. We were opened up to new leadership opportunities which had responsibilities of their own. We could become a Media, Sports, Library, Learning, Peer Support or Environmental Leader. We also had a chance to run for a House Captaincy. We were fortunate to have a leadership day to help us decide which of these responsibilities would be best for us. This day consisted of a variety of activities designed to teach us about different leadership skills.

Term 2 — Democracy and Government

abseiling, canoeing, bushwalking and raft building. When we got home, we were all very tired, but happy to see that we had achieved what we had set out to do.

Term 4 — Passions and High School Experience In Term 4, we had One Up Day. One Up Day is a day where we experience what it is like to be a Year 7 student. We had History, Science, P.E and Drama classes. It was all great fun. Another highlight of Term 4 is the Passions unit. This unit required us to complete various tasks about a particular passion of our choice. The idea of this unit is to expand our knowledge by researching our passion. All in all, the Year 6 team have had an exciting year. We will all miss the Junior School, but look forward to the adventures when we move into high school. By Thomas Faulder, Lewis Barr, James Rogers and Harrison Reid on behalf of 6G, 6H and 6J 2012

In Term 2, we created a Class Parliament, and we learnt about how Parliament works. We were split into three sides; Independents, Opposition and the Government. The debating was very intense and enjoyable, and people were not afraid to hide their opinion. This was also a great opportunity to learn about Australia’s political systems.

Term 3 — Year 6 Camp

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In late Term 3, we had the Year 6 camp. By the time we woke and boarded the bus, we were ready to begin the journey ahead. When we arrived at Biloela, we were split into groups to start our first task. Each day we had several activities, and they were all as enjoyable (and exhausting!) as the next. Some of the activities included

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Nicholas Dimoff, Fin Halloran at the Year 6 Camp at Biloela

Nicholas Firth, Hugh Robertson, William Burns, Domenic Vido, Max de Somer, Cameron Howard, Jacob Bugden, Tommy Milin


y ear 6 Harrison Leatham, Cameron Howard, Tommy Milin, Joshua Skinner, Ben Foote, Harrison Reid, Edward Deeks

Athletics Carnival

Volcano Science – Nicholas Dimoff, William Burns, Rowan Pedon, Jasper Larcombe

Passions group conversations – Jonathan Lee, Rory Wade, Max de Somer, Benedict Findlay

Harrison Reid, Nicholas Wilson

Benjamin Hick, Matthew Norton, Jonathon Soper, David Yang, Jeremy Herzog, Timothy Memmolo, Tom Faulder

World of Maths – Jacob Bugden, Duncan Miller, Tommy Milin, Cameron Howard, Nicholas Firth

Legendary Leaders Expo – Tom Gorman, Reilly O’Grady, Edward Deeks

Ayrton Vidovic, Domenic Vido, Matthew Norton, Tristin Yip, Neil Shankar, & other Year 6 boys in their age race for the Cross Country Carnival

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Leadership Nicholas Dimoff, George Dan, Luca Hehir, Nicholas Westerburg, Duncan Miller, Daniel Tian, James Rogers

We kicked off in Term 1, Week 1, with a leadership course for all Year 6 students. This provided an ideal launching pad for our young leaders to think about our themes for 2012. These included qualities such as being a good friend, showing compassion, developing perseverance and resilience, taking responsibility and exercising selfdiscipline. Later in the year, our leaders attended the Impact Leadership Course at the AIS, where they were provided with further opportunities to grow as leaders. Once again, our Year 6 Leaders have undertaken roles as Sports, Media, Peer Support, Library, Learning, or Environmental Leaders. Their duties have included assisting at School events and functions, caring for “buddies” and being positive role-models. Our House and Vice Captains continue to play an active role in the life of our School, contributing to the planning and success of events such as the Swimming, Athletics and Ball Games Carnivals, Buddy Sessions, and House Picnics.

Here are some reflections from the House and Vice Captains of 2012: CJ Shakespeare:

I liked my role as House Captain this year, as it gave me responsibility. I enjoyed the atmosphere during the carnivals. I also enjoyed working with our Housemaster, Mr Guthrie. We have had a wonderful experience in the Junior School and I’m proud to have been part of CJ Shakespeare. The Canberran 2012

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Mentoring and encouraging younger students is rewarding. Then there is that thrilling moment when you win a carnival! George Dan

Radford:

This year has been a great year for Radford House. We have had many close calls throughout the carnival season. Although we haven’t won anything (yet), we always support one another. When you drive past the Oval on a carnival day, you can bet it will be Radford making the biggest racket. We are looking forward to our House Picnic and the Ball Games Carnival. GO RADFORD! Luca Hehir

Seeing Radford boys’ passion for the House makes me feel proud. It was also amazing having such a great captain in Luca Hehir. Nicholas Westerburg

Garnsey:

I have enjoyed the responsibility of being House Captain of Garnsey. It has been a great privilege and I am looking forward to more responsibility and leadership challenges in the Senior School. Duncan Miller

As Vice House Captain of Garnsey for 2012, I have learned that not only is one capable of being a leader in many different ways, one also needs to be an inspiration for others. This is what motivates me to do my best. The best reward I can receive is the compliments of my fellow Garnsey teammates. Daniel Tian

Edwards:

I loved leading all the carnivals, especially the Athletics! I have enjoyed working with Lewis Barr and Mrs Johnston. James Rogers


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CJ Shakespeare

Nicholas Dimoff

George Dan

Edwards

James Rogers

Lewis Barr

Garnsey

Duncan Miller

Daniel Tian

Radford

Luca Hehir

Nicholas Westerburg

Freddie Klein

Nicholas Dimoff building volcanoes

Our Year 6 Leaders on Camp

Year 6 Leadership Day

Year 6 Leadership Day

Mohammad Javaid, Joshua Skinner & Avon Wang

Matthew Grohmann

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Community Care Council

At Canberra Grammar School, students who believe in making a positive contribution to the wider community are able to do so through our Community Care Council. The students, who wish to contribute, are able to nominate and run for class elections in order to be a member of the council. The elected members represent their class for a semester.

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We meet once a fortnight to raise funds to support various worthy causes. These include The Fred Hollows Foundation, The RSPCA, the endangered gorillas and cheetahs, an Indigenous School in the Northern Territory and a primary school in Nepal.

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Community Care Council with Gabi Hollows & Chris Burke (MLA)

The council members vote to select the different causes we fundraise for and support each year. Our fund- raising is usually through free dress or bad hair days and cup cake stalls. The boys give up their playtime to co-ordinate these functions. During 2012, the Community Care Council raised funds for the RSPCA, the Fred Hollow Foundation and Jeans for Genes Day. A highlight for this year was receiving the inaugural Fred Hollows Award which celebrates Canberra primary school students who are making positive contributions at school and in the community, particularly in the areas of charity and community service.


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Year 2 Farewell

Being in Year 2 at Canberra Grammar School is a very special and exciting opportunity for all students. During this very unique year students have the opportunity to display their leadership credentials and embody the Canberra Grammar community spirit. Each student across the infant campuses gets the chance to fulfil a variety of leadership roles, supporting younger students and assisting with the day to day operations of the school. Year 2 2012 certainly embraced the opportunity and demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout the year. While Year 2 is an exciting time for all involved it also has a sad element as the year draws to a close. In Term

Year 2 Northside

4 comes a time for the boys and girls to separate and move onto different school settings in 2013. For some students the end of the year brings to an end a shared schooling experience which has spanned 5 years. We wish the Year 2 class of 2012 all the best for the future and we hope that they come back to the infant schools regularly and visit their teachers and reminisce about days gone by. We particularly want to extend our best wishes to the girls as they conclude their time with us at Canberra Grammar School. Good luck for the future. Mr Matthew Ferguson, Mr Jonathan Fisher and Mr Richard Wyche

Year 2 Southside

Year 2 Girls

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Enrichment

Differentiated planning at the class level is an inclusive measure that scaffolds appropriate learning experiences for all primary students. In addition to these rich and vibrant classroom opportunities the Enrichment programs cater for the needs of individual students in a variety of ways, these include; year level grouping in Mathematics, assisting small groups in class settings, withdrawal programs and a variety of other gifted and talented opportunities. Tracking student performance Understanding our students, their strengths, areas in need of further development and tracking the progress they have made informs our practice. The Enrichment Team assists with the implementation of a whole school approach to the effective use of qualitative and quanti­­ tative data to inform the teaching and learning process.

EAL/D The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) class is a literacy-based program that encourages and explicitly teaches the use of Australian English to students. Students participate in a wide range of activities from cooking and computer work to more traditional reading and writing activities. Support is provided in the classroom and through withdrawal classes.

Learning Support

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Learning Support is offered across the Primary School on a needs basis, with student achievement closely monitored and confidence building a fundamental goal. Confident participation in regular classes is fostered through continued improvement in the conventions of written and oral language and improvement in reading comprehension.

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Da Vinci Decathlon Our Sydney Da Vinci teams spent 2 days, thinking, puzzling, being challenged, walking round the harbour and enjoying a whole day of ten academic challenges. This year, following twelve years of successful Da Vinci participation in Sydney, we were delighted to host the Canberra decathlon at CGS. We had two teams

entered, one from Year Five and one from Year Six who thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and set a high standard for teams in future years with their great problem solving and teamwork skills. The Year Five team of Harrison Pietsch, Rishi Ganeshan, Maitland Gibbs, Edward Budd, Charlie Mitchell, Ethan Nguyen, Hugo Korte and Freddie Klein finished in first place with the Year 6 team of Joseph Fergusson, Harrison Pike, Angus Chesworth, Ben Johnstone, Domeni Pelle, Daniel Tian, David Hii,and Thomas Willingham securing second place in the CGS hosted event.

Our association with G.A.T.E.WAYS From Brainwaves every second Saturday to the Eureka days held every term, and for the first time our hosting of the G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge, there are many opportunities for gifted and talented students to immerse themselves in an area they are passionate about and to challenge themselves in new and interesting ways. CGS hosted the G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge for the first time this year, entering four teams in the regional competition. Our Year 3, 4 and 6 teams went on to represent the School at the Challenge Finals in Melbourne. Congratulations to our Year 3 team of Lachlan Byron, Tristan Ho, Robert Willingham and Noah Gorrell on achieving an outstanding 2nd place.

Engineering Games Ingenuity, perseverance, design skills all came to the front in the Engineering Games. Hovercraft, Mousetrap Racers, Straw Towers were all put to the test at the Engineering Games held at Questacon again this year.

Tournament of Minds With six weeks to prepare our Social Science Challenge teams enthusiastically solved problems, created and performed at the ANU Tournament of Minds competitions. Congratulations also to our Engineering Games participants, Debating teams, stunning speakers in the Rostrum public speaking competition, dedicated Mathematicians, clever Crest scientists, Early Years Enrichment participants and our Loony Lit. legends. Mrs Tracey Maynard Director of Primary Academic Education


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Bishan Dhillon in KR

Daniel Tian 6G & Sheldon Lee 6H

Colton Goodear & Hugh Strickland

Jessica McLaren in Year 2 at Northside

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French

In French we use a wide range of technologies to help develop our conversation skills and vocabulary. This year we have used the ipads, speaking avatars, interactive whiteboard games and other fun software. Year Four students have used word clouds to memorise French poems and enjoyed learning about French history. They have also discovered what it means to live in France today. In the second half of this year the boys have been corresponding with pen pals from a city near Paris. Young language learners enjoy written tasks that involve games. Learning vocabulary is a complex task that involves memorising the sound, mastering pronunciation, learning to spell and finally using the word appropriately in written and oral sentences. This is made fun through team work activities where boys share their knowledge and help each other in conversation tasks. Working in these small groups enhances oral and aural skills through speaking and listening.

Thomas Renault and Angus Cleary 4M, reading a bilingual book

Our Year 6 students particularly enjoyed watching an episode of Ratatouille and retelling the story with their own pictures and French text. As the boys prepare for moving to the Senior School we look more closely at grammar and compare English and French sentence structures.

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Our students entered and were highly successful in the Alliance Francaise French Poetry competition this year. The students were required to memorise a French poem and to recite it with meaning and correct pronunciation. Our winning students were; Lachlan Kirkpatrick, Thomas Renault, Maxwell Rogers, Benjamin Irwin, Nicholas Wilson, and David Yang.

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Alexander Fraser and Lachlan Byron 3T, working together with a bilingual dictionary to create their own bilingual picture book

Mrs Sophie Lerat

Ayrton Vidovic & Matthew Norton, 6G


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Primary School Library

The National Year of Reading theme Love 2 Read spread the joy of reading throughout our community with its heart in the Primary Library. World Read Aloud Day and ‘House Buddy’ reading afternoons provided times for students to share a story with each other. Senior boys from Mrs Collins’ tutor group read picture books with Kindergarten classes. Pre-kindergarten rolled with laughter as class mates dramatised stories such as Blossom Possum and Owl Babies. The boys in 6G published their own picture books which they proudly read with Year One. Dads shared their love of reading as part of Fathers’ Day celebrations and the community perfected the art of creating Love 2 Read hearts.

have questioned what skills are required in the digital age. Thank you to the parent and Year 10 Community Service volunteers who have provided invaluable assistance throughout the year. The enthusiasm of our Year 6 Library Leaders is greatly appreciated as they have assisted with National Simultaneous Storytime, reshelving books, book fairs, and creating displays. Ms Alison Kesby and Mrs Janine Hudson

The members of the Kids’ Lit Quiz team discovered that reading can take you to amazing places when they spent a week in Auckland, New Zealand for the World Final. Generously through the Great Book Swap, the Primary School raised funds to purchase books for indigenous children in remote areas of Australia. Students were challenged in the Giant Classroom Primary Research Project Competition with two boys achieving a perfect score. Book Week was once again a favourite with celebrations taking on the theme of Champions Read! The shortlisted books were explored and the children were resplendent in their costumes for the book character parades. Tony Bones wowed the Preschool to Year 2 classes with his singing and dancing performance of the Book Week shortlisted book No Bears by Meg McKinlay. The children were mesmerised as they delved into the story book world of one little girl who didn’t want bears in her book.

Leo Barnard, Nicholas Barnard, James Rogers & Robin Hodda (Kids’ Lit Quiz Team)

The enthusiasm and passion for his craft was contagious when Dave Hackett, our visiting author and cartoonist, let the boys in on a few of his secrets. Some of the boys amazed themselves with their cartoons as they discovered their hidden talents. The Primary Library has been a buzzing learning hub for students, teachers, parents and visitors. Boys and teachers have been guided to use a variety of digital tools and strategies to make their thinking visible and

Cartoonist, Dave Hackett with Tom Niisato, William Hyles, Lachlan Smith

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Physical Education

2012 saw the introduction of a second training afternoon for Core-Sport and the Year 3/4 Sport afternoon. This entailed all boys in Years 3 and 4 participating in Sport on Tuesday afternoons during curriculum time. Already the development in student skills has been significant and we look forward to greater improvement in the years to come. Over the year, children from Northside and Southside have enjoyed participating in a variety of activities such as the Perceptual Motor Program. Through this program and in further facets of the curriculum, children have developed their skills and fitness levels in the Cross Country Carnival, Sports Day and Jump Rope for Heart. The School visited Sydney twice for Under 12 Sports Tours - Shore Preparatory School for Rugby and Football and Mosman Preparatory School for Rugby, Football, Basketball and Cricket. The students also had the opportunity to reciprocate the hospitality and host Shore and Mosman on their trips to Canberra.

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2012 also saw the departure of Mrs Anne Smyth from the PE Department and the introduction of Mr Craig McMahon (Junior PE) and Mr Andrew Cairns (Infants PE).

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South Weston PSSA Representatives Athletics 8 Years – Oliver Koch 9 Years – Nicholas Fitzgerald 10 Years – Ben Allen, Samuel Bettle, Timothy Hunt, Hugo McKay 11 Years – William Hyles, Harrison Truman 12 Years – Matthew Grohmann, Nicholas Jordan, Tommy Milin, Rory Wade

AFL Luca Hehir, Benjamin Hick, Tomas Ostroumoff, Eliezer Rubenstein-Sturgess, Liam Thompson

Basketball Matthew Norton, Nicholas Jordan

Cricket Eliezer Rubenstein-Sturgess, Hugh Robinson, Benjamin Hick, Jacob Bugden, Lachlan Thompson, Thomas Kennealy

Cross-Country 10 Years – Samuel Bettle

Congratulations to the 2012 Sports Leaders on their efforts this year.

11 Years – Harrison Truman, Brendan Warr

Jacob Bugden, William Burns, Nicholas Dimoff, Luka Ekmescic, Benjamin Foote, Ashley Glassock, Matthew Grohmann, Justin Harper, Jeremy Herzog, Benjamin Hick, Cameron Howard, Samuel Kevin, Jasper Larcombe, Harrison Leatham, Kristian Leslie, Jack Lloyd, Oliver Love, Nicholas McPherson, Tommy Milin, Luke Morrissey, Matthew Norton, Reilly O’Grady, Hugh Robertson, James Rogers, Eliezer Rubenstein–Sturgess, Nicholas Russell, Joshua Skinner, Jonathon Soper, Kai Tanton, Lachlan Thompson, Domenic Vido, Nicholas Wai, Avon Wang, Brendan Warr, Jack Westcombe-Casey, Nicholas Westerburg, Nicholas Wilson

Rugby

12 Years – Duncan Miller

Kai Tanton, William Burns, Benjamin Foote

Swimming 8 Years – Mackenzie Stephen 9 Years – Nicholas Allnutt, Joshua Hardy 10 Years – Nicholas Barclay, Samuel Bettle, Matthew Duncan, Andrew Millar 11 Years – Tom Iverach, Jonathan Lee 12 Years – Jan Bock, Benjamin Foote, Duncan Miller Mr Justin Abrahams Head of Sports and PE


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Junior School Cross Country — Radford House

Junior School Cross-Country — Zachary Elvin, Lincoln Karavas, Noah Stuart, Charlie Daniell

Junior School Swimming Carnival — waiting to race

Athletics Champions — Edwards House

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Age Champions Age Group

Athletics

Cross-Country

Swimming

Under 8

Mackenzie Stephen

Aaron Doherty

Mackenzie Stephen

Under 9

Nicholas Fitzgerald

Nicholas Fitzgerald

Nicholas Allnutt and Lachlan Byron

Under 10

Angus Jones

Samuel Bettle

Nicholas Barclay

Under 11

Harrison Truman

Brendan Warr

Tom Iverach

Under 12

Nicholas Jordan

Duncan Miller

Duncan Miller

Final House Standing after each Carnival Position

Athletics

Cross-Country

Swimming

1st

Edwards

CJ Shakespeare

CJ Shakespeare

2nd

Garnsey

Garnsey

Garnsey

3rd

Radford

Radford

Edwards

4th

CJ Shakespeare

Edwards

Radford

Overall Winners: CJ Shakespeare and Garnsey

ACT Representatives Athletics Ben Allen, Tommy Milin, Duncan Miller

Swimming Nicholas Barclay, Matthew Duncan

Tennis Samuel Bisa, Harrison Pietsch

Basketball Max Hartmann, Nicholas Jordan

Cricket Thomas Kennealy, Hugh Robinson

Cross Country

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Year 6 Leadership Day — Rowan Peden, Robin Hodda, Nicholas Wai, Jacob Bugden, James Rogers & Jan Bock

Cross Country — Benjamin Foote, Year 6


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RaVE

Father Chris Welsh A Model of Humanity

Physical

emotional

Mrs Corinne Hoorweg

spiritual

The main message that the students derived from our session was ‘never give up, look on the positive side and always make joy out of everything that you do.’ The boys also came up with reasons to admire Sadako Sasaki – her spirit, determination and courage in the face of adversity, her gift of creating a symbol of peace–the paper crane-for generations to follow and her lasting legacy as a child of peace. The student’s interests and curiosities led to World War 2 and the bombings of Hiroshima – so the boys worked in pairs to create a presentation.

St Anselm said that theology is “faith seeking understanding”. Our work in Year 6 RaVE during 2012 has sought to provide the boys with understanding and the literacy to discuss matters of belief. They have been wonderful companions, ever eager to grapple intelligently with matters of religion and philosophy, especially ethics. We have probably given rise to more questions than answers but it has been an adventure in understanding that stretched us all. These young men have a real appetite for abstract thought and a healthy openness, tempered by the scepticism of a critical learner. What makes sense of it all is their experience of “supersensible realities”. And they should know what these are!

intellectual

Year 5 investigated the concept of Peace. The picture book, Sadako, written by Eleanor Coerr and Ed Young, was used as the stimulus for a Philosophy lesson.

Hugo Domazet & Jesse Lane

Thomas Bolton & Kyle de la Rue

Caleb James

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Co-curricular

Basketball

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The 2012 Winter Basketball Season has been hugely successful for the CGS Primary School. A total of thirty seven boys represented CGS Primary with eleven players in the Under 14’s, sixteen in the Under 12’s. The remaining ten players were part of the first ever CGS Under 10 team. All boys should be congratulated for the way they represented the School and their improvement throughout the season. Special mention must go to the CGS Bobcats and CGS Dingos who made the Semi Finals in their competitions. A huge thank you must go out to all Basketball coaches and managers for the past season.

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The winter season also saw twenty eight boys represent the School at the Jamie Pearlman and Sue Geh Cups. It was a successful day with the year 3/4 team winning two of four games and both year 5/6 teams making it through to the semi finals. The 5/6 A side were the eventual runners up of the competition. Thank you to Tracey Maynard, Rowan Peterson and Ryan Gordon and all the parents for their help on the day. Mr Craig McMahon MiC Basketball

Team

MVP

Players Player

Most Improved

U14 Giants

Nicholas Jordan

Thomas Hart

Ryan Borg-Caruana

U12 Griffins

Aaron Maxwell

Max Hartmann

Finn Halloran

U12 Bobcats

Campbell Baird

Thomas Faulder

Leilland O’Keefe

U10 Grizzly Bears

Participation awards given

Participation awards given

Participation awards given

The successful Jamie Pearlman and Sue Geh Cup teams

U10 Grizzly Bears

U12 Bobcats

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Cricket Eight teams from the Junior School participated in both the weekend and twilight ACT Cricket competitions this season. It was the first season in which Canberra Grammar School had a Division 1 team in both the Under 11 and Under 12 competition. Well done on the U11 Division 1 making the Grand-Final. All of the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and all of them made significant improvements in batting, bowling and fielding. The boys’ comments sum up the season nicely.

U10

‘I like wearing my cricket whites to training’ ‘I loved knowing that every Friday after school I get to play cricket’

‘I really liked playing cricket on my birthday and getting a wicket on my first bowl’ ‘I liked playing in Division 1 and being challenged each Sunday’ U12

‘The best part of the season was the cricket tour to Mossvale to play against Tudor House’ “I enjoyed playing in a tough division and having to work hard to win’ I would like to thank all coaches and managers for their hard work. It was much appreciated by all of the boys and parents. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the season and I look forward to seeing you all next year.

U11

‘The best part for me was when I dived for a catch and got it’

Mr David Messina MiC Cricket

Team

Best and Fairest

Player’s Player

Most Improved

Coaches

U10 Navy

Ben Allen

Lachlan Dowse

Oliver Juttner-Melland

Kathy Johnston

U10 Red

Samuel Bettle

Max Hartmann

Duncan Soros

Joshua Small and Richard Walker

U10 Sky

Angus Jones

Rishi Ganeshan

Darcy Maloney

Craig Donaldson and Malcolm Stuart

U11 Navy

Jack Bolton

Tomas Ostroumoff

Matthew Bruer

Stephen James

U11 Sky

Thomas Cumming

Angus Finney

Bailey Hudson

Alex Hutchinson and George McCaffrey

U11 Div 1

Charlie Mitchell

Hugh Robinson

Sean Thurbon

Justin Abrahams

U12 Navy

Luke Faulder

Christian Flynn

Neil Shankar

Cameron Suidgeest

U12 Div 1

Joseph Sullivan

William Goddard

Lachlan Thompson

David Messina

U11 Division 1

U12 Division 1

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Football

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The School fielded 20 teams, from Under 9’s to Opens, during the 2012 season. We would like to thank our coaching team for enabling our keen young players to couple their developing skills with energy, enthusiasm, strong team-spirit, resilience and occasional acts of individual brilliance to shine both on and off the field.

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The “World Game” is one of our Core Sports in the Junior School, and we are striving to give our young players opportunities, not only to hone their own skills, but to experience what it means to be part of a team. Thanks too for all the parent support. Mr Craig Donaldson

Team

Players’ Player

Best and Fairest

Most improved

Coach

Under 9 Navy

Kenzo Sky

Joshua Lee

Reuben Bonson-Damaso

Mr Pete Marlette

Under 9 Sky

Liam Bessell-Koprek

Charlie Daniell

Sachin Laloo

Mr Milan Koprek

Under 10 Navy

Axel Raut

Jonathan Robson

Nicholas Bisa

Mr Andrew Stickings

Under 10 Sky

Daniel Spong

Carl Rumbens

Timothy Hunt

Mr Craig Donaldson

Under 10 Red

Andrew Lawrence

Cameron Hunter

Rhys Vickers

Mr Nick Hamilton

Under 11 Navy

Nicholas Hedley

Jackson Swan

Ethan Grace - Platow

Mr Joshua Sands and Mr Rowan Petersen

Under 11 Sky

Angus Finney

Edward Budd

Pieter Schermers

Mr Geoff Budd and Mr Matthew Barnard

Under 12 Navy

Ashley Glassock

Nicholas Wilson

Nicholas Westerburg

Mr John Ranieri

Under 12 Sky

Lewis Barr

Dimitri Efstathiadis

Timothy Memmolo

Mr Karl Goiser

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Rugby The 2012 CGS Junior Rugby Season was a huge success with four teams making the finals. The structure of training developed from one training session per week to two and as a result there were significant improvements made by all. The U9 Blue team went from strength to strength and lost only three games throughout the season. In their semi-final, the team beat Uni-Norths 35-10 and in the Grand Final, the team were victorious over a strong Gungahlin side 40-10. Under the guidance of CGS Old Boy and now Year 6 teacher Mr Hugh Hunter, the U10 Sky team showed tremendous improvement through the season. The team galvanised

throughout the 13 week competition and narrowly missed out on a Grand Final place. The U11 Sky team made the Div 2 semi-finals and despite leading 14-5 against St Edmund’s College, the team fell a few points short of making the Grand Final. The U12 team had a season to remember. Coaches Mr Tim Guthrie, Mr Mark Leatham and Connor Burdette set the standards and the players followed with unrivalled commitment to training and matches. The team topped the ladder after the regular season but a strong performance from Yass in the Semi Final halted the team’s progress. Mr Justin Abrahams MiC Rugby

Best Forward

Best Back

Most Improved

Players’ Player

U9 Aqua

Angus Whitford

Zachary Maxwell

Angus Develin

Alexander Morgan

U9 Blue

Alastair Marshall

Joshua Hardy

Ronan Beltrami

Nicolas Lukic

U10 Navy

Nicholas Barclay

Angus Jones

Hugo McKay

Tom Niisato

U10 Sky

Thomas Renault

Matthew Rensch

Dominic Padanyi-Ryan

Samuel Bettle

U11 Navy

Kai Freebody

Charlie Mitchell

Brendan Warr & Ethan Nguyen

Harrison Truman

U11 Sky

Darcy Maloney

Jasper Larcombe

Justin Harper

Sean Thurbon

U12 Navy

Benjamin Foote

Tommy Milin

Lachlan Peadon

Cameron Howard

Maitland Gibbs U10 Navy v Marist

U12 v Shore post-match tunnel

Zak Levine U9 Blue

U9 Aqua v Uni-Norths at Canberra Stadium

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Orienteering Orienteering continued as a year round sport this year. During the Summer Terms we participated in the Twilight Series, a series of events held round Canberra on Wednesday evenings. During the Winter Season Orienteering moved to Saturdays and Sundays with events held around Canberra on Saturdays and further afield on Sundays. The Junior Orienteering League was held in conjunction with the Saturday events. Orienteers gained points for every course successfully completed over the season, with extra points earned for achieving a place. Notable results in the Junior League were: James Phillips, 1st M12, James Rogers 2nd M12, Jack Carey 4th M12, Zachary Elvin, 3rd M10, This year a number of teams participated in the Map Mates challenge at the beginning of the winter season and we were delighted with the way they ran and all successfully finished the 4 race series.

At the end of the winter season school awards are given to members of the school team: James Phillips — School Champion Orienteer and Zachary Elvin — Most Improved Orienteer. The most pleasing aspect of the season was the number of students who successfully learned the intricacies of map-reading, route choice and navigation. To complete a different course each week in an unfamiliar area is a real challenge and all our Orienteers learned to do this well. Congratulations to everyone who competed and practised regularly over the year. Orienteering lived up to its other motto “The Family Sport” with a number of parents also completing courses during the season. Thankyou very much to those parents who supported their Junior Orienteers by driving them around the district each Saturday and by waiting at the finish for their sons to return from their courses. Mr Andrew Cumming Thom

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ACT Sprint Championships CSIRO. Matthew Birch, Jack Carey, William Thompson, James Rogers, Angus Thompson, Zack Noyes

James Phillips, James Rogers M12 Junior League 1st, 2nd

William Thompson starting

Zachary Elvin M10 Junior League 3rd


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Snow Sports 2012 ACT/Southern NSW Interschool’s SnowSports Championships It was a fabulous season this year for the CGSPS SnowSports Teams with thirty-two students competing in twenty-five teams at the Interschool’s races held at Perisher in July. Two training sessions were held during the holidays, giving the participants the opportunity to practice going through gates and fine-tuning their skills in Alpine racing and on the SkierX course. David and Tanya Larcombe (Jaspers parents) very generously held a BBQ lunch at their lodge for all the boys and their families after the first day, giving time for the boys to indulge in the obligatory snowball fights and general snow play.

Day 1. The Snowboarders kicked off the comp with both disciplines being held on the same day at Upper Rollercoaster and Possums. Our two representatives Lachlan Morgan and Thomas Larcombe performed well, competing in both the Snowboard Division 4 and BoarderX Division 4. Hopefully next year we can get more boys ‘on Board!’ as this is a hugely popular discipline. Well done to Lachlan and Thomas!

Day 2. The Moguls were held at Cold Shoulder in Blue Cow, and as the snowstorm approached we all thought ‘Here we go again!’ as the weather for Interschool’s is notoriously bad. But, aside from the occasional moment of zero visibility, the wind stayed well away, making the Moguls run enjoyable for the entrants, many of whom were first time competitors. With three teams in the Division 4 Males, CGSPS had a strong showing and the Division 5 team of Callum Vass, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen did very well placing 2nd overall with Ben Allen taking the podium spot for Individual Bronze. National Invites went to Harrison Pietsch, Callum Vass, Ross Vass, Ben Allen and Kathryn Allen. Team invites went to William Burns, Harrison Pietsch, Ben Peatey, Benjamin Foote, Tomas Ostroumouff, Aidan Richards, Callum Vass, Ben Allen and Ross Vass. Alpine races for both divisions were held on the Lindner Course at Guthega. As the boys all lined up, the snow began to fall and the sometimes icy course was suddenly less worrying. Again the wind was nowhere to be seen! The boys all felt particularly encouraged by the presence of Mr. Abrahams, who somehow managed

to always be in the right place at the right time. No easy feat, as this was his first ever trip to Perisher! The course was a little slower than some of the boys would like, but on the whole they did very well. The Division 5 team of Callum Vass, Lachlan Byron, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen excelled, once again taking 2nd place overall and Callum Vass took the podium spot for Individual Bronze. The Division 4 boys had another big turnout with five teams. The ‘A’ team of Tristan Yip, William Hyles, Ben Peatey and Tom Ostroumouff were proud to take 3rd place overall with Tristan Yip taking Individual Gold. It was a close call though with William Hyles right on Tristan’s tail, until a sneaky gate slowed the usual alpine speedster! National Invites went to Tristan Yip, William Hyles, Benjamin Foote, Ben Peatey, William Burns, Harrison Pietsch, Tomas Ostroumouff, Jasper Larcombe, Callum Vass, Lachlan Byron, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen.

Day 3. After snowfalls all the previous day and overnight, we awoke to bluebird skies! The SkierX course was set on Possums’ at Guthega, and with all the freshies and sunny skies the course was running very slow. This didn’t deter our boys though who once again made a brilliant showing over both divisions. The Division 5 boys team of Callum Vass, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen collected their third award with a 3rd place overall. The Division 4 team of Tristan Yip, William Hyles and Lachlan Peadon scooped 2nd place overall and William Hyles was the recipient of Individual Bronze. National Invites went to Tristan Yip, William Hyles, Ben Peatey, Benjamin Foote, William Burns, Jasper Larcombe, Callum Vass, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen.

Three friends on the snowfield

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ACT Schools Cup Blessed with another bluebird day, the ACT Schools Cup was held at Blue Cow on the Mother-in-Law course. Both Alpine and Boarder races were held and CGSPS had a fantastic result, despite the fact that it was Fathers Day and a finals weekend for Rugby! A huge thank you goes to those families who made the effort. In Division 4 Boarder, Lachlan Morgan earned himself a Silver Medal. Ben Allen who received Silver in the Division 5 Alpine echoed this result. Alec Bell was hot on his heels however, and only just missed a podium place when a pesky gate got in his way. Sasha Stevanovic had a great ‘maiden race’ for the School and will be a welcome addition next year. Our Division 4 boys had their best result yet, with Hugo Korte taking Bronze, Harrison Pietsch Silver and William Hyles adding yet another Gold to his collection.

NSW & ACT Cross Country Interschool’s SnowSports Championships Well done to our team of Tristan Yip, Harrison Pietsch and Ben Peatey whose efforts earned the CGSPS the Overall ACT Schools Championship for Division 4 in X-Country Freestyle and X-Country Relay. This was the first time Harrison and Ben had competed in this discipline so the result is truly wonderful.

Australian Interschool’s SnowSports Championships – Nationals With an impressive fifteen competitors in nine teams, CGSPS was well represented at the National level for Interschool’s SnowSports. Held in early September, CGSPS had entrants invited to compete in all the skiing disciplines. With a much fiercer level of competition, our teams still performed very well. Although no medals were achieved we still had some great results, and all the boys can be proud. In particular

Hard to stand up when the ground is so slopey

the boys who competed in harrowing conditions on the Moguls course! A special mention should also be made of the Division 5 team of Callum Vass, Lachlan Byron, Duncan Soros and Ben Allen who placed 6th overall in Alpine. A huge effort at National level.

Special Thanks This year we were lucky to have Mr. Abrahams at both the ACT/Southern NSW Championships and the Nationals. His presence and encouragement gave the boys that ‘bit more’ and it was certainly appreciated. A special thank you also needs to go out to all the fabulous parents whose support makes this possible. Without your help as managers, course officials and volunteers, we would not have such a great and growing sport at CGS! Thanks, in no particular order, to Peter Soros, Lisa Burns, Karen Byron, Pauline Duncan, Stacy Morgan, Desmond Yip, David Larcombe, Craig Elvin, Del Vass, Norm Korte, Vanessa Stephen, Arna Walker, Anna Hyles, Ian Freebody and Matthew Barnard. Thank you also to Vanessa Carlin and Rodney Pietsch for their co-ordination and management of the 2012 Primary School Ski Program. We look forward to expanded numbers of participants in 2013. Mr Rodney Pietsch and Ms Vanessa Carlin

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Tristan Yip

Benjamin Foote

Kai Freebody

Nicholas Barnard

William Hyles

Nicholas Dimoff

Duncan Soros

Leo Barnard

Ben Peatey

Jasper Larcombe

Tomas Kilmartin

Ross Vass

Tom Ostroumoff

Hugo Korte

Callum Vass

Sasha Stevanovic

Harrison Pietsch

Aidan Richards

Mackenzie Stephen

Alec Bell

Lachlan Peadon

Thomas Larcombe

Ben Allen

Kathryn Allen

Matt Duncan

Lachlan Morgan

Lachlan Byron

Mia Byron

William Burns

Daniel Dreher

Zachary Elvin

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Triathlon Once again Triathlon was a popular sporting choice for boys in the Junior School with twenty eight athletes signed up to race in the summer season. With a number of weeks of training under their belt, the boys were ready for action and enjoyed representing the School at the first event, the Sri Chinmoy Triathlon. The

Trystars events, organised by Triathlon ACT, gave the boys another opportunity to transfer the skills acquired in training into a triathlon competition. Training in all three disciplines of swimming, riding and running requires determination and commitment. Ms Susan Daniell

Ayrton Vidovic, Matthew Grohmann, Ben Rose, Edward Deeks

Triathlon boys ready to ride

Kai Tanton, Matthew Grohmann, Jonathon Robson, Thomas McGlade

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Horizons Program

Create, collaborate, engage, achieve, challenge, inquire and inspire are all words that can be used to describe the activities on offer through the Horizons Program. An integral part of the Junior School Co-curricular Program, the Horizons Program activities are respon­­sive to the changing interests of our boys, opportunities from the wider community and reflective of staff exper­tise. The Program gives our boys the opportunity to develop life-long skills and passions and to discover hidden talents. This year saw our boys strongly participating in: Chess, Chinese, Italian, Lego Robotics, Medieval Mysteries, Primary Aged Material Technology, Swimming, Snow Sports, Taekwondo and Tennis.

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Director of Primary Academic Education

Connor McHugh, Edward Deeks & Zane Vidovic

Swimming Co-curricular — Front row: Angus Whitford, Alex Jones, Mackenzie Stephen, David Lamberth, Alastair Marshall; 2nd row: Axel Raut, Andrew Lawrence, Lachlan Gale,Dimitri Efstathiadis , Taylor Miners; 3rd row: Joshua Mengel, Lachlan Kingsford, Marcus Gellel

Lego Robotics: Akash Pathirage & Harry Gibbs at the Annual Robo Cup Junior Competition in August

Primary Aged Material Technology — Timothy Memmolo on the pottery wheel

Chess strategy with Andras Toth, Dylan Turner & Augustin Grgic


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Chess It has been an extremely successful year for chess in the Junior School in 2012 and there have been many notable achievements by teams and players. The boys have been fortunate to choose and participate in chess lessons as part of the Co-curricular Program. Canberra Grammar School entered five teams into the South Canberra Primary School Chess Competition. The Grammar A team, David Mackay, Dylan Turner, Ajesh Sharma and George Dan played with outstanding flair to claim 3rd place. The other teams proved to be strong competitors and came 5th, 6th, 8th and 12th. The outcome of this result was that CGS were able to enter two teams into the ACT Primary School Chess Finals. Due to the fact that many of our boys were of equal strength in chess ability, an in-school chess competition was held to choose 8 students to play in the finals. This competition also determined who would be the CGS chess champions. This competition was held in Term 3 and over 50 students competed, which was a school record. The 8 students represented to play in the finals were: Team 1: Angus Finney, Dylan Turner, Albert Winkelman, Oliver Merchant Team 2: Kristian Larsen, Joshua Lee, Cameron Hunter and Leo Barnard. The ACT Primary School Chess Final was a very tough competition whereby our boys were required to compete against the best chess players from many ACT Primary Schools. The boys that represented

A fun game between friends

CGS displayed impressive concentration and focus throughout the day. Team 1 claimed 2nd place and Team 2 claimed 7th place. This was an amazing achievement by the boys and I know that coming 2nd in the ACT Finals will be a major highlight of their Junior School years. The outcome of the CGS school chess competition was: Junior Champion:

Albert Winkelman

Junior Runner-Up:

Dylan Turner

Senior Champion:

Angus Finney

Senior Runner-Up

Kristian Larsen

Canberra Grammar also entered five teams into the ANU Primary School Chess Competition. There were 27 teams competing on the day and our boys received 2nd, 4th, 6th, 12th, 14th and 21st.This is an excellent result considering that it was the first chess competition for many of our boys. As always, I was impressed with the boys’ ability to use the chess tactics and strategies taught in chess club. Finally, I would like to recognise the work of the chess coaches who have helped to run the Junior School chess clubs. Their comprehensive lessons and passion for chess have significantly helped to improve our boys’ chess skills. I must also thank Rosalie Reeves, Head of Primary for her ongoing support of the chess program. With many strong players in different year groups, Canberra Grammar School is looking forward to a very successful 2013. Mr David Messina MiC of Chess

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Music

2012 has been a busy and exciting year in Music. Our teaching spaces have undergone some transformation, new technologies are being installed and we created a new subsidised program to encourage students to learn an instrument. Our co curricular groups have grown so much that we need to purchase more music stands!

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The year began with a visit to the Primary School by the Australian composer Dan Walker. The music elective classes and the Chorale worked with Dan to compose a choral work which they called ‘New Rain’. Dan also composed a work with all of Year 6 called ‘No Man’s Land’. This was performed at one of our Celebrations Assemblies. ‘New Rain’ was performed at the Primary School Winter Concert on 10 August and again at Presentation Night. We have enjoyed showcasing the talents of all our co curricular music groups, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chorale, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Stage Band, at the Winter Co curricular Concert. Other special visitors to the Primary Music Department have included; Samuel Wright- music technology specialist and the Ghanaian music group Salaka. Students from Year 2 to Year 6 experienced drumming Ghanaian style and were given a glimpse into the way music is part of everyday life in a village in Africa.

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Junior School co curricular music groups have performed in many venues this year. Concert Band, Stage Band and Percussion Ensemble performed at the CGS Fete, String Orchestra represented CGS at the National Eisteddfod. All of our ensembles performed at the Combined Grammar School Spring Fiesta Concert. Chamber Choir and Chorale performed at the ‘Access All Areas’ Concert and Malkara Hats and Gloves Fundraiser at Government House. The Chorale also performed at a number of CGS Open Days, a Special Pentecost Service at CGS as well as with Katie Noonan at the Street Theatre. It certainly has been a busy year with a diverse range of performance opportunities! Throughout the year ELC to Year Two have been busy performing in assemblies, for Mother’s Day, at their famous Grandparent’s Day Concert and in the very popular Soirees held at both Northside and Southside

each semester. Our Year Two Choir represented CGS at the National Eisteddfod and Floriade. It is lovely to hear the beautiful singing and play based learning that comes from our early childhood music rooms. Of course, the highlight of the year for our youngest students is the Christmas Concert presented by our Southside ELC, Southside K-2 and Northside Early Childhood campuses. Special thanks must go to our class music teachers Mrs Kylie Van Dijk and Mrs Juliette O’Connor and our dedicated instrumental teaching and co curricular staff for encouraging amazing efforts from all of our students – and of course – Congratulations to our students for a wonderful year of creativity and excellence in music! Mrs Karyn Brown Head of Arts and Languages

Year Six students at Salaka Drumming

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Nicholas Wilson, Stephen Brighenti, Nathan Rogers & Max Rogers at CGSÂ Fete

Year Two sing at Floriade

Lachlan Thompson, Edwin Hur Thompson, Benjamin Johnstone, Sachin Panagoda, Maitland Gibbs, Luke Foote

Junior School String Orchestra rehearsal

CGS Chorale perform with Katie Noonan at the Street Theatre

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Visual Arts

Ajesh Sharma

Zentangle Initials Year 6

Andrew Noble 5/6 G

Pieter Schermers & Braeden Jaugietis 6G with pictures for ANCA Exhibition

Tom Iverach 5/6 G

Keenan Piazza 4S

Hugo Domazet 5K

Year 4 Faces

Diego Parsa 3T

Benjamin Foote 6H

Year 4 Faces

Marcus Gellel, 5D

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Papier mache puppets, Year 3

Nicholas Wilson 6H

Dylan Turner & Andrew Liang 4M

Thomas Gorman 6J

Split pin people, Year 3

Lachlan Byron 3C

Matthew Grohmann 5/6G

Felted dragon, Hugo Nilsson 3/4K

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Natasha Rumbens 1N

Marina Tzanetos PKD

Sophia Katsanavakis PKL

Joscelyn Lim PS

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Nate Farrell PS

Dougal Cameron KH

Johan Schermers KR

Clement Tsai KR

Matilda Klein 2M

Mason Kon 1N

Indiana Saunders 2J

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Jack Morrissey Year 1 NS

Lucinda Wilson KGN

Ava Farrah Year 1 NS

Yasmin Moraitis Year 1 NS

William Robson Year 2 NS

Quinn Blakers Year 2 NS

Finn Love Year 2 NS

Michael Pedler KGN

Kiara Ward PKN

Emma Chamberlain PKN

Nirman Munawar PKN

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Deputy Head of School & Director of Student Development Mr David Smart

It is my pleasure to report on a wonderful year at Canberra Grammar School. I trust that this year’s Canberran will bring much joy to all those who read it and much reflection on the activities which help to produce the community spirit of this great school. Senior Leadership Team The 2012 school year commenced with a new structure and vibrant leadership team in the Senior School. The team consisted of: Dr Garrick, Mr Goddard as Director of Co-Curricular, Ms Rock as Director of Teaching Development, Mrs Skerman as Director of Academic Education, Mr Hewitt as Director of Educational Outreach and Mr Smart as Deputy Head of School and Director of Student Development. We were also joined by Mrs Rosalie Reeves in her role as Head of Primary School. The direction and initiative provided by each of these staff members towards their particular portfolios and also the overall functioning of the Senior School has allowed this year to move ahead with a sense of purpose whilst continuing the process of developing a new direction.

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School Assemblies have been used as a time to celebrate the life of the school through the many achievements and talents of the boys. They have also been a time of setting the tone and culture of the school through vital messages, from the Senior Leadership Team. This has been achieved through the expression of ideas in weekly assemblies and then encouraging boys and staff to have further discussions of these issues during Tutor Group time or in casual conversations. This process commenced with the unveiling of the “annual motto” for the year. For 2012 this motto was, “Give Others a Boost”. Each boy in the Senior School received a small chocolate boost bar to remind them of this motto and as an incentive for them to look out for others and be encouraging towards all those in our community. Other issues that have been raised throughout the year have included: »» Positive risks »» The “Like” Button

»» Contrasts in life experiences »» Looking after your mind — Dangers of Alcohol and Drug abuse »» Positive human relationships »» The missing ingredient that every champion needs »» Various examples of appropriate behaviour »» The concept of “community” »» “RUOK” Day »» “A healthy life”? »» unacceptable nature of bullying, violence and harassment »» SRC Topic Weeks »» Celebration of academic achievement »» Celebration of co-curricular achievement Hopefully considering all these issues has enabled us to be a School that values people for who they are and celebrates differences rather than being threatened by them. The musical talent displayed on assembly this year has also been outstanding. This included most senior musicians sharing their wonderful talents as a rehearsal for their HSC performance pieces. We also celebrated the major works of students in Visual Arts and Design and Technology. The Year 12 “Mock Assembly” at the end of Term Three provided a highlight for the last day in the school lives of our senior boys. It was enjoyed by everyone and the laughter could be heard throughout the school.

Leadership Opportunities Canberra Grammar School has always impressed me as a School that has allowed boys to express their leadership in a wide variety of ways. This has certainly been evident throughout 2012 with many boys having a strong connection with their school and actively seeking ways that they can contribute and develop the spirit within the school. This occurs through many areas including Houses, The SRC, Year-groups, various clubs and committees and co-curricular activities. For the first time in 2012, CGS hosted a leadership conference in second term for our own Year 12 leaders and others from all education sectors across the ACT and Southern NSW. This day was a resounding success


and all participants gained something of benefit for their leadership roles and the relationships that were developed throughout the discussion times during the day were invaluable. Our guest speakers for the conference included Mr Alan Tongue (ex-Raiders Captain and media personality), Dr Matt Brain (Director of Synergy Youth in the Anglican Diocese and CGS Board member) and Ms Rebecca Cuzzillo (from the youth organisation Oaktree Foundation) Year 10 experienced practical leadership development throughout their expedition, Year 11 undertook leadership days in each term including another wonderful day at RMC Duntroon and our Year 12 leaders undertook training twice a term on Friday afternoons led by the Senior Staff Leadership Team. I would especially like to thank our School Leaders for 2012 from Year 12 who had such a positive influence on the life of Canberra Grammar School. Jamil Khalfan, Eliot Bassili and Alister Turbayne were all inspirational Captains and they were superbly supported by the House Captains, Patrick Ryan as Year 12 Committee Chair and many others without “official” leadership titles.

Exchange Program The CGS Exchange Program which essentially operates for Year 10 students continues to thrive and develop. We had more students involved in exchanges than ever before in 2012 and these opportunities are proving to be exceptional developmental opportunities for our young men. Exchanges directly between CGS and other schools now operate in South Africa (4 schools), England (2 schools), Scotland, the USA, Argentina and Germany. In addition to these arrangements many boys undergo language exchanges through external agencies and we also conduct numerous study tours to many countries. Mr Hewitt will be endeavouring to expand these exchange opportunities through our Educational Outreach role.

Pastoral Care Care for our students remains one of the highest priorities at CGS and this encompasses many facets and interventions depending on the individual situation. Many whole senior school events were held this year to assist boys develop in terms of their character and relationships. These included visits by professional actors conducting thought-provoking drama productions, a challenging audiovisual presentation on three large screens in the WMH, the launch of the Federal Government’s online initiative called “The Line” which encourages young people to always maintain

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respect in relationships and several Drug Action Week seminars in conjunction with the ADCA for both boys and parents. Our Tutor Group programs provide a wide variety of life skills and discussion opportunities for boys throughout the year along with many activities that are great fun and build relationships and connection. Specialist assistance is provided through our Chaplain, School Counsellor, Careers Advisor, Teaching and Learning Support Department and Health Centre as required and many boys benefitted from these services during 2012.

Houses The House system continues to be one of the finest aspects of a Canberra Grammar education. The Pastoral Care provided to boys through this system helps to increase the connectedness of the boys to their school and this arises through the many unique facets of each House. It has been wonderful to be able to participate in many House functions and to experience the warmth of friendships within these groups. I am very conscious that there are so many more events that I am unable to attend. The broader House competition and Captain’s Cup events which are run through the House system also play a valuable role in developing students. I am always pleased at the end of the year when boys speak passionately about their experience within their Houses and encourage younger boys to not waste the many opportunities that are available to them. I would like to publically thank the staff, parents and boys for their wonderful contribution throughout 2012 to help make CGS the special place that it is for so many in our community. May we always remember to be people who are encouraging in our nature and who “give others a boost”. Mr David Smart Deputy Head of School and Director of Student Development

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Director of Educational Outreach Mr Ian Hewitt

Educational outreach is about making connections between CGS and the world beyond. 2012 saw a number of new initiatives begin at CGS. These included the very successful Jazz at the Gallery which saw performances from many local and international jazz musicians. This concept was the work of Pauline Griffiths who put together a varied and high calibre program throughout the year with the support of the ANU School of Music. In June CGS hosted a series of workshops in partnership with the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. The focus of these was ‘looking after your mind’ and saw a number of researchers and other experts present to students and parents during Drug Action Week.

Desert Discovery 2012 August saw 9 Year 9 & 10 students along with Mr Ross and myself; the traditional owners and around 60 scientists working in the Gibson Desert in WA. Here we undertook an extensive research program around the Rawlinson Range in the Gibson Desert WA.

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During this time the students were involved with the trapping and recording of many mammals, reptiles and insects along with the collection of plant and scat specimens. This research is undertaken by volunteers under the auspices of Desert Discovery Inc. and is then made freely available to the wider scientific community.

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It is hard to describe the remote Australian outback unless you have been there. The absolute silence at night, the vastness of the distances and open space are almost beyond belief. This can be, and was very confronting at first for some of the group. To realise that we must be completely self-sufficient and every trip no matter how short requires, food and water for a day, a sat phone, mechanical repair and recovery kit along with the simple things like a map and GPS. We travelled over 2000km with 1000km of this on dirt roads and tracks. What we saw over these 10 days were a group of students who became confident in the way they interacted with the scientific experts, they

were creative, innovative and intelligent in such things as the scorpion traps that they developed, and beyond this they showed compassion for the environment and the people who lived there.

Yad Vashem at CGS As a result of collaboration between Yad Vashem and Canberra Grammar School, Ephraim Kaye (Director at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem) visited Canberra in November and presented a free public seminar. This was a unique opportunity for the Canberra community and our students as it allowed us to gain an insight to the Holocaust from a Jewish perspective and from a world renowned expert in Holocaust education. This thought provoking seminar outlined how the Holocaust was a water shed event in the history of the 20th century for both Jews and non-Jews. It forced us as human beings to look at ourselves and ask the eternal question: how was this humanly possible? The universal dimensions of this particular story can and does speak to all of us. This presentation addressed not only these universal aspects but explored the “unprecedented” nature of this historical event. Mr Ian Hewitt Director of Educational Outreach


Director of Academic Education Ms Paulina Skerman

Recently I attended a workshop presented by Dr Dylan William an educational consultant who works with teachers to develop effective, research-based assessment practices. During the course of the day he suggested that there was one way to know the quality of a teacher. For him it came down to the answer to a simple question: “Do you want to improve?� This year members of the Canberra Grammar School teaching community have said yes over and over again. We have been on a mission to review and renew, stand and deliver. We have become obsessed with best practice and aiming for excellence in learning and teaching. Part of that journey has involved work on the restructure of our timetable, creating new reporting systems and most importantly working together to ensure that the education we provide goes beyond the transmission of knowledge to cultivating an appetite for curiosity and a capacity to learn. Our wish is for boys to leave Canberra Grammar School as intelligent and innovative and that drives the kinds of learning experiences on offer.

We also want our students to be international in their outlook. The overwhelming number of students who have chosen to study the IB Diploma Programme next year suggests that they too have a strong desire for a more international emphasis in their education. The Programme offers students the chance to learn through a curriculum that is truly international. The IB places intercultural understanding at its core and as such students graduate with much more than just a surface level fascination with exotic aspects of other cultures. IB Diploma graduates have a commitment to world peace and the skills to achieve this through international cooperation. Teachers and students alike are learning, taking risks, and trying new ways, striving to continually improve. It is great to be caught up in this momentum and part of a genuine learning community. Ms Paulina Skerman Director of Academic Education

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Director of Teaching Development Ms Kerri Rock

2012 has been an exciting year for technology at CGS. At the beginning of the year the decision was taken to trial the provision of iPads to all Year 9 students. This was in keeping with the School’s broader goals of an intelligent, innovative and internationally focused curriculum which incorporates a mobile, integrated, personalised and student-centred approach to ICT in the school. During the year we engaged in many activities focused on technology and 21st century learners. Alan November, an eminent US educator visited in March and talked about education and technology: “Be excited not scared.” This was followed by parent forums about technology in the home and ‘lunch byte’ sessions for students. The following are examples of how some departments are using iPads in the classroom.

English As students embark on Shakespeare, there are a number of exciting apps which bring the play Macbeth to life. Audio and animated versions of the play are available as are apps which enable the text to be translated into modern English.

Science Students now have the capability to video their experiments. The science text has been delivered as a PDF and supplemented by digital resources. Students have taken advantage of quick web access for research, web courses and podcasts.

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Year 9 lessons have been enhanced with mind mapping and First Aid apps. Data analysis of Cross Country runs during Term One was possible using an iPad app. All year groups have benefited from up to date videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

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Languages The addition of the iPad to the language classroom has supported better learning outcomes in a number of ways. The capacity to record the teacher’s voice in the target language allows the boys to listen at home and at their own pace.

Geography Landforms can be viewed in Google maps and landscapes can be virtually explored. The iPad was used on the Year 9 excursion for photographing and sketching coastal features, collecting data in the field and recording coastal processes.

Music Students are accessing scribing tools and audio listening apps via their iPads. Many are using the Notion app to create compositions. Year 9 participated in an exciting collaborative composition with visiting percussionists using their iPads.

Drama Drama students have created a student inquiry into how iPads can support drama work, including research, reflection, critique and exploration of the ethics of publishing photos and video. They use Tapose and Formative Feedback as their apps.

Visual Art The iPad is ideal for viewing artworks as the zoom function can reveal details that are unavailable in other media. The Paper app is used to draw and the inbuilt camera is used for documenting the progression of student works. More than 80% of Year 9 students report that they are more engaged with their learning when working with mobile devices. 79% of students indicated the use of the iPad had improved their study habits and skills while 65% indicated that the use of the device has improved their organisational skills. The positive response of students to this trial and the increasing change to the way we teach and learn resulted in the School making the decision to embrace light, mobile technology for the future. Given the experience from our iPad trial, in 2013 we have encouraged all students (Years 7–12) to bring a mobile device to school. We are fortunate that our trial has allowed us to develop and test a robust, wireless infrastructure that will support and meet our growing future needs. Ms Kerri Rock Director of Teaching Development


Director of Co-curricular Education Mr Sandy Goddard

A genuine commitment and a full level of involvement provides the best balance towards attaining the holistic education CGS prides itself on. The opportunities in 2012 seem endless and the need for the program to offer flexibility in accommodating the needs of such boys seems endless. The Arts Debating, drama and music all have demonstrated high levels of expertise and success. Retaining the Richard Kitchen trophy by the debaters, the captivation of the play Hypochondriac and the launch of the 2013 musical Guys and Dolls, combined with a revitalised Autumn concert held at CGS typically reflects the creative energy in the School. The annual house music competition which forms part of the annual CGS Manaro House Shield continues to exhibit some of the best music in the School. Instrument, rock, 4-20 sections and the finale house shout further imbed the traditional role music plays in the boys enjoyment.

The Sports A restructuring of School sports into ‘core’ and ‘additional’, with the aim of developing more depth in the competitive codes was strengthened in the growth in the level of participation from the Primary School boys. A grand final win for the first XV against St Edmund’s College and a premiership for the first XI football team was a wonderful achievement for these sporting codes.

Participation on the annual swimming carnival at the AIS and School pools, record cross country morning trainings and the Athletics carnival on the Main Oval with timing gates boosted the focus of house pride, positive mentoring and that strong sense of connectedness.

Outdoor Education In its 4th year the Year 10 Expedition to the Deua National Park provided a unique experience for the largest group yet – 186 boys and 30 staff. Whilst the focus in the Year 7 and 8 camps fostered relationships and the Year 9 camp prepared boys in bush craft and endurance, the cumulative experience gave opportunities for endurance, leadership and an appreciation for the natural environment.

Winter Projects Now in its 48th year, the talents and combined efforts of parents and boys showcased innovation, application and pride in maintaining the creative flair which exists in the boys. In other Co-curricular activities through clubs, service, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme all gave opportunity to broaden the students experience and allowed the boys to try, pursue an interest which at best builds good relationships and confidence in School pride. Mr Sandy Goddard Director of Co-curricular Education

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Captains School Captain: Jamil Khalfan School Vice Captains: Eliot Bassili, Alister Turbayne

The end of one’s schooling is a momentous occasion, and the experiences I have enjoyed over the last year in particular will linger long in my collective memory. It is an opportunity to reminisce upon these moments and leave a lasting impression, by virtue of the things accomplished. Throughout this year in the abundance of opportunities that Canberra Grammar immerses itself in, a unique spirit has resonated within the school that has enriched success. It’s visible all around, on the sporting field, in the drama theater, within the classroom and amongst every boy. Canberra Grammar School has fostered this spirit with the aspirations for students to be “intelligent, innovative and international; to be confident, creative and compassionate young leaders of the future.” Perhaps not regularly noticed by the boys, it is these diurnal qualities that I have admired throughout the year and been proud to have been a part of. Yet I would say that there is no generic experience that holds true for all boys and this diversity challenges our thinking, breeding healthy competition. For the entirety of my life I have been affiliated with Canberra Grammar School, proceeding four older brothers and belonging to the Boarding community for 6 years, it can be said that upon finishing a notable void will remain. Although I feel I am reassured by this spirit that has become embedded within me and set the foundations to succeed beyond Canberra Grammar.

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Thus as I go my own way, having run the race, I urge boys to learn from their mistakes. There is no greater educator than our own imperfect self, and few more admirable qualities than to realise the extent of our own inadequacies.

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From the past who I drew inspiration from, the present whom I thank for the camaraderie and memories which we have shared and to the future, as I wish ongoing success for Canberra Grammar and its inevitable prosperity. Best Wishes, Jamil Khalfan School Captain

I’ve spent the last five years of my life since my arrival at Canberra Grammar School, and more importantly the past 12 months, waiting for the day that I too would be among the men walking out of the Quad for the final time. Farewelling the family that we have known and grown to love, and entering the wider community without any regrets, I know that we will all treasure the time we have spent here. This school has been far more than just an educational institution. It’s grown to be a part of us and it’s ironic that we only realise how much it means to us when we’re leaving. CGS has shaped the very men that we have become, developing us from the once little Year 7’s, unsure of how it all works, to the mature Year 12’s, always willing to lend a hand. It’s taught us lessons that apply to all aspects of life and I know that the Class of 2012 will cherish these long after we’ve left. It’s offered us numerous opportunities, opportunities that I know I haven’t fully embraced, yet I encourage all boys to. The holding of School events such as House Music and the Athletics Carnival truly show what is different about the Canberra Grammar community. This School is set apart from others primarily due to the pride and passion that the boys display every day of their life at CGS. The enthusiasm to be involved, the determination to succeed and the responsibility to stand out. If there was one message that I could give to the boys of CGS, it would be this: Take Every Opportunity. We are not defined by what we are good at, not yet anyway. We are defined by our search for new skills and knowledge, and what better venue for this exploration is there than Canberra Grammar. Our school offers such a vast array of options for new things that you simply cannot say no. Whether its taking an extension course, hanging around for that lecture or trying out a new co-curricular, in engaging with the opportunities you have been delivered, you will surely succeed. You will become the well rounded men the Class of 2012 all aspired to be. With such privilege and opportunity bestowed upon you, you must seize the moment. When your time at Grammar comes to an end you want to be able to say that you took those opportunities, that


you took advantage of everything you could; that you have no regrets. So make it so. Eliot Bassili School Vice Captain

The theme that encapsulates my last year at Canberra Grammar is one of community. The high standard of both academic and co curricular success that the school experiences and the enjoyable environment that students are allowed to learn within, I believe comes down to this one simple concept of togetherness. Throughout the year I often referred to the students’ relationships with one another as a brotherhood, an increasingly strong bond formed within the Canberra Grammar family. This relationship however expands beyond just the students. The teachers of this school with their outstanding knowledge and capability within their respective fields have been the foundation to Canberra Grammar’s success. We as students owe them a great deal for their hard work in making us not only intelligent boys, but also polite and well mannered young men. The community extends well beyond the classroom providing a paramount level of care to all who attend the school. For many this can be seen on the playground at lunchtime, tutor group during the pastoral session or even on the sporting field as CGS becomes a rising competitor within the Canberra region.

There is no doubt in my mind that the success of this great school is due to the wonderful environment and community that exists within it. Accolades and success are sweeter when shared with those of whom you care for. When the whole community supports and recognises your achievement there is no greater feeling than the pride you have for yourself and for your school at that moment. I myself came to realise the true essence of Canberra Grammar School when the final whistle blew concluding the 1st XV Rugby Grand Final. In that moment, in the ecstasy that encompassed many years of hard work finally drawing to a triumphant close, the image of the grandstand packed with cheering CGS supporters made what was a great instant, an unforgettable moment. Support, Care, Friendship, Kindness. These are all the qualities that individually make a good school. What makes CGS stand out so predominately is that within this truly special environment all qualities are expressed simultaneously. It is for this reason that we see such success arise from the students at the school. It is the reason why CGS will remain a truly special place, not only to me, but to all who experience the outstanding sense of community that the school has to offer. Thank you to all of the wonderful teachers and students who I have had the honour of knowing over the past years. I would like to wish them and the school the best in the future. Alister Turbayne School Vice Captain

School Captains 2012 – Alister Turbayne, Jamil Khalfan & Eliot Bassili

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Boarding Head of Boarding: Mr Connor Barrett Assistant Head of Boarding: Mr Julian Jefferys

Change & Renovations With the combining of Jones and Blaxland into the existing title of Manaro house, it was obvious there would be a multitude of changes which would occur in 2012. This year saw the introduction of many new members to the community, with a third of all students being newcomers. The continuation of Mrs Jen Warren as Housemother, and the addition of Mr Connor Barrett as Head of Boarding and Mr Julian Jefferys as Assistant Head of Boarding was well accepted by the boarding community.

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The boys experienced some dramatic changes to the buildings in which they live. The much-needed renovations also allowed modifications to duty and routine. However, more importantly, the houses are now proudly modern, with each and every room receiving a new desk, pin board, and handy pigeonholes above the desks making for ease of storage. The new carpet and vibrant colours of paint, notably red, orange and green, have spiced up the before dull houses and have given them a new breath of life – for which we are very grateful. The bathrooms have endured a revolutionary renovation, and now boast modern showering facilities.

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Justin Yim, Alex Bayliss

Another prominent feature of the renovations is the fact that almost everybody, except those in Year 7 and 8, have their own rooms. This gives the boys more privacy whilst retaining the open, social environment in which the boarders thrive. Individual rooms also give the boys a bigger responsibility for their own space – further developing the strong sense of independence you inevitably gain as a boarder. We would like to thank the school and especially Dr. Garrick for persisting with boarding and revolutionising the houses to keep the heart of the school beating strongly.

Farewell On behalf of the Year 12 (Class of 2012) we would like to thank Mr Barrett, Mr Jefferys and Jen Warren as well as all the various staff and tutors for the great times and memorable moments we have shared this year. We would also like to thank all the boys from year 7 to 11 for the relationships we have developed with you and we wish you the best of luck next year. Congratulations to James English and Calvin Dicker for being appointed captains of Manaro for 2013. Archie Sampson, Joshua Miles, Matthew Devereux & Jack Tyson


The Gallery

The exhibition programme for 2012 offered a diverse range of exhibits for the Canberra Grammar School community.

Aimee Fitzgerald and Sally Adair presenting quality work as the result of the gallery award for the graduating season of 2010.

One of the important and stimulating aspects of Visual Arts is the way artists communicate about the world in which they live. The Ngukurr Arts community from South Eastern Arnhem Land presented a group exhibition of stunning work that represented ‘stories’ that the various artists were custodians of and whose role it was to perpetuate the images in their paintings to keep these important stories ‘alive’. One of the highlights of the show was the attendance of Marra Elder , Maureen Murrangulu Thompson, Maureen is one of Ten remaining speakers of the Marra language. Maureen spoke about the ‘story’ each of her paintings represented in Marra, Creole and English, a rich experience indeed for all in attendance.

The commissions of sales from the gallery have funded a new sculpture for the Senior School campus. The sculpture was dedicated in term four of this year after many years of organisation. The artists, Braidwood sculptors Susie Bleach and Andrew Townsend created a beautiful equine form with a young boy standing on its bare back, embodying the values of Canberra Grammar in a visually engaging context, a treasure indeed.

Jazz in the Gallery has been a new extension of the exhibition space. Dr Pauline Griffiths initiated this programme in collaboration with the ANU school of Music. Regular recitals have been held throughout the year bringing in another audience to enjoy both the quality music and art on offer. Our association with the ANU School of Art has been a lively one with the exhibition of graduating students

Maureen Murrangulu Thompson with Mr Trevor Dunbar

The next big plan to come from the gallery is to set in place a sculpture festival as a community event for 2014, where artists will be invited to install work in the heritage listed campus of Canberra Grammar School. If there are any interested parents who would like to become friends of the gallery and be part of the organising committee for this community event then please contact me to express your interest. The year ahead should be another programme of diverse, challenging and engaging works for the pleasure and education of the young men in our community. Mr Trevor Dunbar Gallery Director

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Library

Our newly renamed Canberra Grammar School Library, continues to be a research and learning space for the students and staff at the school. As well as curriculum support, the library offers space for engagement in collaborative endeavours, a place to connect to digital technology, reading for pleasure, silent study and playing chess. This year we celebrated the National Year of Reading, Book Week and themed celebrations such as Banned Books Week, along with libraries across Australia. Our Book Week tutor group competition challenged students and tutors to capture their most unusual reading moment, under the theme of “Champions Read.” For sheer ingenuity and creativity all judges agreed that Mr Bailey’s Year 10 Garnsey tutor group who braved the swimming pool in the Winter months with their books, [which we were assured did not belong to the library collection] were the overall winners. Visiting author and CGS old-boy, Daniel O’Malley, was, like his novel The Rook, a hit with the Year 10 students. This year in August, we again hosted the Winning Words Competition, which celebrates excellence in reading, oratory, and poetry composition.

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Library displays have echoed a variety of celebrations: Mars Rover: Curiosity and its historic landing on the red planet, staff member Mrs Smith’s overseas walking expeditions, and a range of colour themed books such as Red any good books lately?

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Andrew Hall & Book Week author Daniel O’Malley

As well as increasing the number of ebooks available to download via our Online Public Access Catalogue or OPAC at http://cgsrc.cgs.act.edu.au/webopac/default. aspx, we have delved further into digital citizenship and social media through our Pinterest boards. Log on and enjoy http://www.pinterest.com/cgslibrary.. In this online repository, students, staff and parents can discover teaching and learning resources, film and writing competitions, and Library staff book recommendations. The library is also a place for professional development, with a large range of books on educational curriculum and innovation available to borrow. We have also played host to some of the school’s continuing professional learning workshops, with our teacher librarians leading the charge into smart Web 2.0 and IB database usage in “Do we have a database for you?” In November, we hosted a Professional Development Day for the Australian Teacher Librarians network In addition to offering continuing support to HSC students, through including module specific subject headings on our catalogue, we are gearing up to support students and staff during next year’s introduction of the International Baccalaureate. Books and posters on the long essay and Theory of Knowledge are available to borrow and we are broadening our range of international language texts. Mrs Gai Dennett Head of Department, Library

Year 10 Garnsey Book Week photo winner


Subject Reports

Australian Studies Australian Studies at Canberra Grammar School continues to occupy an important place in the Senior School’s curriculum. Proof of the ongoing relevance of the course is the way The Theory of Knowledge component of the International Baccalaureate is accommodating and drawing on elements of Australian Studies in 2013. In 2012 Year 11 students were privileged to have heard these expert speakers: Dr David Headon, Dr Jenny Stewart, Dr Bill O’Malley, Dr Christopher Roberts, Commodore Michael Noonan, Dr Garth Pratten, Dr Hitoshi Nasu, Reverend Professor James O’Haire, Dr Richard Denniss, Mr Chris Richardson, Dr Jamie Pittock, Dr Paul Tregonning, Dr Jason Flanagan. Here are some of the focus areas and questions Year 11 students addressed this year: »» Canberra – Crossbred Country or National Meeting Place »» Can Canberra be rated as one of the best modern cities in the world? »» Where Pacific Parade Intersects Asia Avenue »» Is Australia ready for the Asian century? »» ANZAC Myth…AFGHANISTAN Reality »» Should the Australian government withdraw its soldiers from Afghanistan now or stay until the currently planned withdrawal in 2014? »» Migrants all on boundless plains »» The advantages of immigration to Australia far outweigh the disadvantages. »» Recession Proof and Resource Rich »» For whom is Australia still the lucky country? »» 42 Degrees in the Shade…Australia Warming »» Examine the difficulties that face governments confronting climate change. Mr Ashley Hogan Head of Department, Australian Studies

Design, Art and Technology In Design Art and Technology we have been privileged to have visiting artists in residence Susie Bleach and Andy Townsend. They have worked in metal sculpture

and welding with both teachers and students throughout this year. This has also included after school workshops that included a range of students from Year 6 to 12. The after school program in the Design centre will continue next year with a wider pallet of courses to offer. The HSC Visual Art class had Nick Perillo was selected and Hugo Morris nominated for selection for the Artexpress annual exhibition of exemplary artworks. Nick Perillo was also nominated for selection for the Design TECH exhibition of outstanding Major Design projects from HSC Design and Technology students. Tom Staniforth and Nick Perillo have won the University of Wollongong’s ACT Year 12 Design Technology awards for 2012. Nick was also one of sixteen students selected from around the nation—two from each state and territory—to participate in the National Summer Art Scholarship in 2012. In the art room students have been developing their visual diaries electronically, documenting their process by using apps such as time-lapse and photobooth, the inbuilt camera for drawing figures from life. Additionally iPads in the art room have been fantastic as a research tool and portable knowledge. Students have been using their iPads explore the paintings, view artworks and museum collections with ease fully integrating with projects and tasks. For example using the iPad camera, students photograph a series of connected views sequencing a trail around the school. Unlike a traditional panorama where the viewer is centred, fixed to a single view point, the ‘travelling panorama’ will collage a sequence of multiple views across the landscape. In Design Technology students have been working on a number of self directed projects that are linked with both skills and theory. This gives power to students to increase their abilities in self management and the ownership of their learning. Making the learning visible and using the design process scaffold helps them to develop their independence and motivation towards more effective learning. These have ranged from package design, t-shirt design, House shields to heirloom boxes and many others. Ali Al Ghardaqa was recognized as one of 10 finalists for his piece titled ‘Samurai Warrior’ submitted in to the Australian Sheet metal Institute student sculpture competition.

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We have had a number of excursions that continue to challenge students thinking. Amongst many, Year 7 attended the Renaissance exhibition at the NGA. Students went to Cockatoo Island to visit the 18th Biennale of Sydney. This is one of Australia’s largest contemporary art events from around the world. The boys caught trains, busses and ferries and really experienced the heart of Sydney life. There were visits to ARTEXPRESS and the Powerhouse where students included Board of Studies seminars with the exhibition visits. On the excursion to the National Library to see the Lewin: Wild Art exhibit, Year 11 students gained a better understanding of the libraries wide collection. They worked with artist Joanne Searle where they did observational drawings from taxidermy animals from the library’s collection.

Angus McCarthy Year 12 Visual Arts

Ms Lucy Atkinson Head of Department, Design, Art and Technology

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Alessandro Barilaro’s Clock

Charlie Templeton Year 8 — clock

Dilanga Jayawardena’s clock

Daniel Smart’s toy car

Matthew Elder HSC artwork


Hugo Hodge HSC Visual Arts

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Nick Owen — Charcoal portrait

Lachlan Darrow Year 10 Wire work

Nick Perillo HSC Visual Arts

Tim Black, Year 9 wooden toys

Kevin Kelly and his HSC Art

Sun picture graffiti

Matthew Elder HSC Visual Arts

Chaitana Fisher’s clock

Zija Haximolla’s toy car

Hugh Douglas’ clock

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Drama I love studying Drama, because I am inside my learning. (Year 9 Drama student) 2012 was a busy year for the CGS Drama Department, but as the new Head of Department, I suspect this place is always active and thriving with adventurous learning. We run many Drama and Film courses for students in Years 7 to 12, and facilitate frequent culminating showcases, theatre excursions and whole school events. Film is offered within some of our Drama courses, but also as a unique art form on its own. This year we ran a Year 10 Film class. They took advantage of our richly resourced Apple MAC lab, as well as many locations from around our beautiful school. It’s amazing how many parts of our school can look like a cell, hospital, jungle – from the right angle. Theatre excursions included Summer of the 17th Doll at the Canberra Theatre, and a series of excellent touring productions at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (the Q), including Let the Sunshine, April’s Fool, Chasing the Lollyman and Hair. Attending these professional productions richly enhances our curriculum, as students make links between the elements of Drama and their application by theatre makers in our community. We also had a successful road trip to see Cirque du Soleil’s OVO in Sydney, taking more than 45 eager audience members from around our school to this world class magical production.

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Our seniors are to be congratulated on their hard work and dedication to their studies in Drama this year. We farewelled our five HSC Drama students at the TAG awards in Term Three, and wish them all the best with their future studies. Several of them have applied for courses with Drama as a major, and many of them are aiming for career in the Creative Industries whether as a drama teacher, director, researcher, actor, sound engineer or media presenter. Please keep in touch, and share your adventures post-HSC.

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The Year 11 Preliminary class is to be congratulated on their outstanding production of Red by John Logan. This show received five nominations at the Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards), but was also an outstanding reflection of student-centred learning, as the class operated as their own theatre company – taking responsibility for the producing, directing, designing, staging and performing.

Starting from 2014 the Drama Department will be moving to expand the Year 11 and 12 offerings. We will be offering International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) courses including Film, Theatre and the dynamic interdisciplinary course Literature and Performance. Look out for information about these subjects at the Academic Expo 2013, and feel free to ‘Drop into Drama’ anytime. Finally, 2012 saw the establishment of a brand new Drama staff team, which includes myself as the new Head of Department, Ms Patti KennedyHine (the previous Head of Department, and now Assistant to the Director of Teacher Development), Mr Felix Schwartz (Theatre Manager and Artistic Director) and Ms Hannah Lendon (Assistant Head of English). I feel truly blessed to work with such a dynamic and dedicated team, and look forward to our many projects and initiatives in 2013. 2012 was also the year that Geoffrey Rush was Australian of the Year. Rush is a tremendous ambassador for theatre, film and the Arts industry in Australia. What a great year to start as the new Head of Department, and I thank everyone for making me feel so welcome, especially the many creative and talented Drama students and my Drama colleagues. Dr Martina Crerar Head of Department, Drama

Economics, Business Studies and Commerce Economics, Business Studies and Commerce continues to be an invigorating offering of subjects that focus on national and international connectedness to our curriculum. Our staff has provided students the opportunity to meet, discuss and unpack economic issues in various settings. Currently we are involved in ACARA panel discussions for the Australian Curriculum offerings and are building relationships with educators & employers at The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. The Year 11 and 12 Economics students were fortunate to have participated in a customised presentation by leading economist Stephen Koukoulas. Stephen was Chief Economist for two major banks and an economic advisor to the Prime Minister and is currently Managing Director of Market Economics Pty Ltd. Respected economic lecturer Richard Denniss continues to complement our classroom learning with Facebook updates and media releases. The students were also privileged to visit the House of Representatives Sitting Committee on Economics – Review of the Reserve


Bank of Australia. Students were exposed to the vigorous question of the Reserve Bank Governor and deputies by Members of Parliament Sitting Committee on Economics regarding the state of the economy and monetary policy decisions. Both these events have captured student’s interest and illustrated the importance of this field of study to our everyday life. Years 11 and 12 Economics and Business Studies students once again competed and did exceptionally well in the Australian Economics and Business Studies Competition managed by the University of New South Wales and sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. 4 High Distinctions, 7 Distinctions, 23 Credits and 30 Merits were achieved in the junior division of the Economics Competition. Philip Zhu was awarded State Winner in the Economics Junior Division of the Australian Economics and Business Studies Competition. Philip takes home a cheque for $200 and a splendid trophy for his excellent result. Alexander Swan (Economics), Nick Archinal and Emersen Yang (Business Studies) took home cheques for $50 for achieving a High Distinction grade. State winner prize in the Senior Division was also awarded to Guy Lemmon for Economics. In 2012 the Year 12 Business Studies cohort completed the new syllabus and the department invested in resource and programme development which has enhanced the educational opportunities for the students. CGS Business Studies students entered the ANU College of Business and Economics Apprentice Challenge. The CBE Apprentice Challenge provided an opportunity for students to test their understanding of business and economics concepts, work together in a simulated academic environment and gain some valuable insights into ANU and the world of business. Competing teams produced plans and strategies for a real local company that is responsible for organising one of the largest youth football tournaments in the world the Kanga Cup. CGS entered 6 students in two teams of 3. Team 1 consisting of Emmanuel Drakakis, Timon Howes and Terrance Wong progressed to the finals stage held at ANU. While achieving a top 4 placement only first place progressed to the national stage. Our junior excursion programme has been developed to extend student knowledge through scholarly research, observation, experimentation and experience. Year 9 Commerce students visited the ACT Magistrate Court, Supreme Court and High Court followed by a customised tour of the Portrait Gallery that focused on prominent legal figures. Students have the opportunity to observe first-hand the ramifications of a court case;

viewing the role of court personnel, lawyers, defendant and plaintiff. The students also visited the ACT Legislative Assembly and Parliament House of Australia and thoroughly enjoyed activities such as: workshops, role play, debates, tours, a mock election and a panel discussion with Members of Parliament. 2012 HSC Economics students visited the classroom of Year 11 students of Economics for a Q and A session. Josh Friend, Nick Pullinen, Harry Rumble and Jack Stanford shared their insights, strategies, challenges and appreciation of learning. Our students very much valued the feedback which helped them recognise their own strengths and weaknesses. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an expert staff and lead a collaborative team, and as a department, we are focussed on providing an enriching and relevant learning environment to all learners. Ms Billie Trkulja Head of Department, Economics, Business Studies and Commerce

English The English Department has seen many exciting changes over the course of 2012 and we are establishing a strong foundation for future years as we begin to implement the new Australian Curriculum. Our team have been working hard to create rigorous programs which challenge, engage and provide vital skills that enable our students to take ownership of their learning. We are continuing to explore ways in which we can use technology to enrich this learning and to encourage independence, collaboration and creativity amongst all our young men. We have welcomed a number of new people to the team this year. In January, I joined the full time staff with Hannah Lendon while Semester Two saw the arrival of Nicholas McMahon and Caite Khan. Our diverse backgrounds and experience have provided new perspectives as we work together to take English forward and each of us are grateful for the support we have received from the existing members of staff. As part of our ongoing commitment to develop our practice, several members of staff have been involved in Educational Leadership courses through Harvard University this year, with more staff signing up to study new courses which commence in 2013. This year, the English Department offered Senior students several notable opportunities to assist them with HSC study, including a trip to Sydney to watch the Sport for Jove production of Hamlet. Year 11 also

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ventured to Sydney where they took part in a series of HSC lectures on texts which they are studying over the course of the next year. Many were lucky enough to meet the poet Peter Skrzyncki, whose poems they studied in Term Four, while others enjoyed the humour of comedian Danny Katz who shared tips with students on appealing to audiences through creative writing. As we await HSC results, we wish our 2012 cohort the very best and we are sure that their hard work will be rewarded. Next year, the department will offer two new Senior courses as part of the International Baccalaureate. Chris Blain and Caite Khan have worked tirelessly this year to ensure the smooth introduction of these and we look forward to watching the IB flourish over the next few years. We are blessed to work with some amazing young people at Canberra Grammar and it has been a pleasure for many members of staff to watch them grow in confidence, knowledge and understanding. The ICAS English Competition saw many of our students receive a Credit or above, but perhaps the most satisfying is seeing those who have at times struggled with English being awarded a Distinction. Likewise, to see shy boys develop into mature young men who are able to stand in front of their peers and communicate with confidence is perhaps one of the greatest rewards we can receive as teachers of English.

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In September this year, Verity Beman and Ashley Hogan led the English Department’s annual Winning Words competition. A long-standing tradition, the Festival of Words focuses on poetry, rhetoric and recitation with an aim of encouraging students to have a greater appreciation for the power of the both the spoken and written word. The following students were proud recipients of these prestigious awards:

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Winner of the Harold Ellis Memorial Prize for Verse:

Peter Clynes Year 12 Garran

Winner of the Guilfoyle Prize for Poetry:

Jackson Friend Year 10 Manaro

Winner of the Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking:

Senior: Guy Lemmon Year 12 Eddison Intermediate: Oscar Bayly Year 10 Garnsey Junior: Alexander James Year 8 Garran

Winner of the Sir Littleton Groom Memorial Prize for Reading:

Junior: James Maleganeas Year 7 Burgess/Burgmann Intermediate: Mustafa Albekaa Year 10 Hay Senior: Jack Johnson Year 12 Edwards

As we move into 2013, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and parents for their support of the English Department. In particular, I would like to thank Simon Hughes who stood down as Head of English earlier this year. His dedication to this role and our students has been obvious and I have appreciated the support which he has given me as I stepped in to fill some very big shoes. I would also like to thank Hannah Lendon who has taken on the role as Deputy Head of Department; her assistance has been invaluable. Ms Kirsten Anderson Head of Department, English

Geography As we all prepare for the Australian National Curriculum, the Geography department’s focus has been on developing the foundations for such change. This is an exciting time for all boys studying Geography at CGS as Dr Garrick’s vision for the school (International in outlook with an emphasis on Asia) is put into practice. Opportunities for new cultural exchanges and fieldwork activities (local, national and international) are the department’s focus for 2013. This will include some exciting new adventures. Fieldwork is already embedded into our curriculum, whether it is an observation activity around the school, a visit to the Steelworks in Wollongong, or the investigation of coastal process at the South coast. These stimulate the students to ask questions, analyse scenarios and then reflect on the process and result. When Year 9 Geography Students were recently asked to evaluate the course they overwhelming concluded that the fieldwork excursions brought geography alive! The Australian Geography Competition remains a highlight and this year was no exception. Sebastian Summersby-Mitchell (Year 10) placed 1st in the intermediate section and then went on to represent the Territories in the finals in Sydney, gaining 2nd place in Australia. He has a chance to represent Australia in 2013 at the National Geographic World Championships in Russia. There were over 170 High distinctions awarded, with CGS maintaining its Number One position in the Territories for the 13th Consecutive year. The HSC results while always strong, were outstanding in 2011; 90% of students reached or exceeded their personal averages across the curriculum; 83% included Geography amongst their best 3 HSC courses; over 67% gained a Band 5 or 6, and Joseph Cavanagh gained 5th place in the state from a cohort of over 4400 students.


Geography students at Broulee

Geography students at Broulee

History — Auschwitz survivor Mr Eddie Jacu

History — Auschwitz survivor Mr Eddie Jacu talks to the students

Languages — China University Scholarship winners

Languages — students in Nîmes

Languages — students outside of Mont St Michel

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As we await 2012’s results I wish to thank all the Geography staff that have contributed in some way to the development of our boy’s geographical knowledge, understandings and inquiry. In particular to the Yr 12 teachers Mr Waterford and Dr Holland whose continual dedication played a significant role in these boys’ achievements. I recently asked my Year 7 class to reflect upon the study of Geography and their responses were:

“Not only is Geography a fun subject to learn but it teaches you important skills that you need throughout your life’ Luke “Australia is becoming more diverse so it is important to understand different cultures” Lachie

“ It is important to study Geography because it teaches us many good skills that will help us even after we leave school and it gives us a new spectrum of the world – making us see it differently’ anon Mrs Carol Pogson Head of Department, Geography

History

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The History Department has had some great successes in 2011 and 2012 and also there have been great changes made.

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In 2011 our HSC results were again a great source of pride. In Ancient History, 89% of the boys scored and Band 5 or 6 (compared to the state average of 38%); in Modern History, it was 95% (compared to 45%) and in History Extension, a one unit subject in which the top mark is Band 4, 93% gained a Band 4 or 3 compared to a state average of 74%. This year, our results are similar – although it is obvious that far fewer Band 5 or 6 have been awarded in Ancient History. In this subject we gained 78% Band 5 or 6 (compared to 27% for the state); Modern History gained 745 compared to 46% and History Extension gained 79% compared to 66%. Clearly, these are results to be proud of. There has been a drop off in numbers for Ancient History, but numbers doing History Extension have been increasing over the last three years and the boys who have opted for the subject almost always find it is a serious contributor to their ATAR scores.

One special feature of the year is that the School was visited by Mr Eddie Jacu. Mr Jacu is a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp and he has frequently spoken to the CGS boys when they make their trip to the Sydney Jewish Museum. Because he was coming to Canberra, he was able to visit the School and speak to senior history students. Eddie is a riveting speaker and it was a great chance for the boys to hear from a primary source about one of the great tragedies of world History. The accompanying photographs show Eddies during and after his lecture. There have been great changes to the Department in 2012. Two teachers have been farewelled, the Head of Department, Dr Bruce Faraday (after 20 years at the School) and Mr Iain Dillon after 30 years. Mr Mark Perkins has taken over as HoD and Mr Dillon has been replaced by Mr David Tonna – who did a practicum at the school last year. We have also now introduced the Australian Curriculum into the History Department as from next year. This will be interesting for boys and staff as they try to keep to our high standards of skill development under the new system. It is also pleasing to note that we had three entries for the Simpson Prize. The winner of this gets a trip to Gallipoli for Anzac day and we have high hopes that one of our boys will make the trip. Dr Bruce Faraday Head of Department, History

Languages 2012 has been another exciting year for the Canberra Grammar Languages Department. In late January we welcomed our French Assistant, Mr Francois Tricoire. His previous experience as a teaching assistant in Serbia and his Masters degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language enabled him to take on the responsibility of teaching students from 7-10 in the Extension French stream. As well as teaching the Extension students, he ran conversation classes with senior students to help them prepare for their examinations. In late March, 25 students accompanied by Ms Payne, Mrs Tregoning and Mr Klein, departed for France where they spent a month. Highlights of the trip included homestays in Alençon and Lyon, a week in Paris during Easter, and visits to the Loire Valley, Carcassonne and Rocamadour. This year many individual students experienced success in various regional and national competitions. Perhaps the most exciting and unprecedented achievement for


the Department was that 6 year 12 students of Chinese were awarded Confucius Institute Scholarships to study in China. Harrison Barnett (EW), Jeremy Ellingham (BN), Kevin Kelly (EW), Sheehan Lim (GN), Christopher Parr (GY), Eoin White (BN) will each study at universities in China from February to September in 2013. This is an outstanding achievement for the boys.Special thanks must go to their teacher, Ms Jian, for assisting them with the complicated application process.

the Primary School. Spanish will also be introduced into Year 11 as part of the International Baccalaureate and we will continue teaching French, German and Latin. Exciting times are ahead.

Year 11 students of Chinese were also successful in this year’s Confucius Institute Chinese Star writing competition. First Prize in the Australia wide competition was awarded to Nicholas Kochinos (GY), while equal Second Prizes were awarded to Brenton Dally (GY), Calvin Dicker (MA), Stuart Kiemann (BN) and Alexander Vuong (SH).

Another exciting year of activity in the Mathematics Department at Canberra Grammar. Students successfully competed in a range of competitions including ICAS, Australian Mathematics competition, Mathematics Olympiads, Tournament of the Towns, Da Vinci, ANU Maths Day and the Maths Trust Enrichment and Challenge competitions.

In the Confucius Institute Chinese Bridge Language Proficiency Competition held in Adelaide, Alexander Vuong (SH) received third place overall, for which he won a trip to China to compete in the International round of the competition. Calvin Dicker (MA) won a prize for Outstanding Speech, and Nicholas Kochinos (GY) received a prize for Outstanding General Knowledge.

On Thursday August the 2nd 501 students from year 7 to 12 sat the Australian Mathematics Competition. An impressive 89% of these students received an award; including 143 Proficiencies, 191 Credits, 92 Distinctions, 19 High Distinctions and 1 Prize. A High Distinction is for those students who placed in the top 2% in years 7 to 10 and the top 5% for years 11 and 12. The following students received a High Distinction certificate:

Several students were successful in this year’s George Vincent competition which is organised by the Alliance Française of Canberra. The competition tests students’ ability to read, write and speak in French. 12 CGS students made it to the finals, and 5 students were prize winners. In the Year 8 section, Nicholas McCabe (HA) won second prize. In Year 11, Sanjay Farshid (ED) also won 2nd prize. In the Year 12 Section, 2nd prize went to Christopher Parr (GA). The first prize in Year 12 went to Guy Gillespie (BN). This is a remarkable achievement, as he was competing against year 12 students, and he is only in Year 11. Finally, 2nd prize in the ‘Francophone’ section – which is for students who have lived in France or speak French at home – was awarded to Daniel White (SH). This year there have been many discussions about our language offerings which have resulted in some significant changes being announced. In a letter to the community from the Headmaster in October this year, he stated that one of the greatest challenges for schools of our time was to ‘prepare students for a future that is global; for a century that will be shaped by the political, economic and strategic emergence of Asia as the world’s dominant region’. To meet this challenge, in 2013 we will begin expanding our already highly successful program in Mandarin Chinese by teaching introductory Chinese to all students in Years 5 and 6 in

Ms Sarah Payne Head of Department, Languages

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Year 7: Harry Evans, Keshav Karupiah and Deepan Kumar. Year 8: Ryan Borg-Caruana, Mark Glanville and Drew Thompson. Year 9: Olalekan Adeyemi, Kevin Jacob, Callum Macgill, Alexander Maleganeas, Connor McCormack, Fergus Stafford, Henry Winter and Henry Xu. Year 10: Srikar Jha and Liam Pik. Year 11: Philip Zhu. Year 12: Hugh McCarthy and Yi Yuan. Congratulations to Luke Faulder who received a Prize placing him in the top 0.3% of competitors and also received the school Prudence award for most consecutive correct answers. The Australian Mathematics Competition will be on the 1st of August in 2013. Canberra Grammar sent a strong team of 5 senior students to the annual ANU Maths Day. The team consisting of YI Yuan, Marian Emmanuel, Hugh McCarthy, Rocky Zhang and captained by Kerin Jacob enjoyed a terrific day competing against some of the top Mathematics students across the ACT and Manaro. Contestants participated in five different events ranging from team problem solving challenges to relay events and the highly exciting Swiss pattern challenge. After

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a tough day of competition, the Grammar team were narrowly beaten into second place by Sydney Technical High. The boys loved the chance of sharing their ideas in a supportive and encouraging environment and should be congratulated on a fine effort. Mathematics classes continued to engage students through a range of activities while meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and we are looking forward to the implementation of the International Bacculauate in the Senior years in 2013. Ms Rebecca Dromgold Head of Department, Mathematics

Music 2012 has been another year pack full of musical opportunities. The year got off to a great start with the introduction of the Access All Areas Concert, held at CGS. For the first time, all of the respective music ensembles were able to play three simultaneous concert held in the WMH, Dining Hall and CGS Chapel This event allowed for every student to perform in all their ensembles during the one afternoon. The positive feedback from both students and parents has ensured that this event becomes a regular on the music calendar.

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The CGS and CGGS Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band Guitar Orchestra and Motet Choir travelled to Perth on the 23rd of April to enjoy the sights and musical experiences found in Western Australia. Attending master classes, enjoying the music and company of other schools, and taking guided tours, the students experienced a very enjoyable side of Perth. A highlight was the Symphonic Band taking part in the Anzac Day march through the city of Perth. Thanks to all the teachers and students involved who all have put great efforts into the trip to make it a memorable one.

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The House Music Festival in Term 2 once again proved to be a highlight in the House Shield competition. Competitors battled it out against the other houses in the four categories of Rock, (won by Garnsey) 4–20 voices, (won by Edwards) and Instrumental, (won by Hay). The final section, House Shout, was won by Edwards house and they claim a well-deserved House Music Competition win for the 3rd year in a row. Edwards performed their winning song, ‘500 Miles’ at the CGS presentation Evening, held in the Theatre Royal. The music captains from both the boys and girls school this year organised a Spicks and Specks themed

trivia night for the students of the co-curricular music program. The event was a huge success, with everyone enjoying a night filled with all the classic musical games of the ABC show. The Burrows Jazz Band under the masterful wings of conductor Mr John Mackey competed in the national eisteddfod, winning both a gold and platinum award for excellence. Later in the year, the band performed at the ‘Sids for kids’ charity fundraising night, in which the band played a variety of pieces for a good cause. The concert bands had an opportunity to perform for family and friends at the Bands Concert where the guest performers were The Hall Village Brass Band. The four concert bands each performed a solo set and then combined with Hall Village Band for a massed finale. A great night of Brass and Wind music was had by all who attended. The battle between the boys and girls schools continued with the CGS / CGGS eisteddfod held in term 3. CGGS managed to achieve 3rd and 2nd place, however Reid Furlanetto (Yr 12) won the day with his Klezmer influenced solo clarinet extravaganza, winning back the eisteddfod plaque for CGS. This year the annual Evening of Fine Music held in August once again delighted the audience with stunning performances from the CGS Class of 2012 music class. The evening’s proceedings were further enhanced by Mr Bill Maude’s insightful and often humorous descriptions of the evening’s performers. With some performances spellbinding the audience with their beauty, and others shocking them with the combination of music and mild acrobatics, the audience was once again reminded of the breadth and depth of musical talent at CGS and it proved a night to remember. Many students achieved great personal milestones this year, however two deserve special mention: Jamie Zhou achieved his A.Mus.A degree on Flute. A great effort for a Yr 9 student. Reid Furlanetto, Yr 12 sat for his L.Mus.A and L.T.C.L exams, was selected as a clarinettist in the 2013 Australian Youth Orchestra (open to orchestral students 18 – 25 yrs) and also as a soloist in the 2012 Encore Concert, which showcases the best performances and compositions from the 2012 HSC Exams. Well done to both young men. The 2012 Music Captains would like to express their thanks to all the music staff for their hard work in 2012. They would especially like to thank Mrs McConchie for her tireless work in assisting the staff, students and parents in making this a fantastic year Music at CGS


continues to grow and flourish and we wish everyone all the best for a great and musical 2013. Harry Gordon

Reid Furlanetto

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Outdoor Education The Outdoor Education Department is always a busy place and 2012 started no differently. Early January saw 13 intrepid travellers take off for a 21 day ski and cultural trip to Japan. Guided across the country by Mr Andrew Cumming Thom, the group slept on tatami mat floors, ate traditional Japanese meals and enjoyed skiing in some of the driest powder snow found anywhere in the world. The group was able to experience the Dosojin Fire Festival in Nozawa and also travelled to see the Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys. Many of the group took advantage of the Japanese hot spring pools, a perfect way to relax after a day on the slopes. The Outdoor Education Department will return to Japan in January 2014. The second trip had started even before the Japan ski trip had finished. The 2011 Warren Williams Awardees, Nick Perrilo and Patrick Ryan headed off to Tasmania to compete in the epic four day mountain bike race most aptly named ‘The Wildside’. After an uneventful crossing of Bass Strait on board “The Spirit of Tasmania”, Nick and Patrick travelled to Cradle Mountain; a spectacular place to start a race. Canberra Grammar was well represented in the 2012 race with Ms Kerrie Jesiolowski, Ms Sue Donoghoe, Mr Kevin Joy and Mr John Klein also taking part. Ms Lucy Atkinson was there to ensure Nick and Patrick ate enough to have the energy to complete the 200kms of riding. With 140kms of competition and 60kms of cruising (riding sections to join up the competition sections) the riders went from the mountains to the sea through one of Australia’s most diverse landscapes. As the promo material said “It’s more than a mountain bike race it’s a journey”. Both Patrick and Nick completed in the race in fine style, placing 5th and 6th respectively in the U23 category. A fantastic result since they had both only just turned 18. After a successful five day Year 7 Camp in the Southern Highlands the Year 8 House Camps began. Canberra received large amounts of rain in February and March, which played havoc with many of the proposed venues for camp. With some minor modifications both camp blocks proceeded. Housemasters had the opportunity to spend 3 days with their Year 8 House Group while enjoying some abseiling, paddling and the highlight for many, the Mountain biking.

Yet another successful ascent of “The Castle” by the Year 11 PD/H/PE group was a fitting end to Term 1. The hard day of walking in the Morton National Park seemed worthwhile as the group enjoyed the surfing lessons on the coast the following day. The April holiday’s provided another opportunity for students to be involved in extension activities in the Outdoors. There was a climbing trip to the Nowra area which experienced some wet and wild days. Despite the weather the 8 students took on the vertical sandstone cliffs that surround Nowra and tried their hand at some indoor climbing on a day where over 50mm of rain fell. Meanwhile, in April, Sean Cross, who had received the Adrian Middleton Bursary in 2011, was in New Zealand walking the Rees Dart Track. Along with 3 fellow students, and under the watchful eye of ex student Andreas Preiner, the boys took on the 70 km journey, through the southern part of Mount Aspiring National Park. The snow covered peaks provided a perfect backdrop while walking beside the glacier fed rivers. In May close to 180 Year 10 students head off to the Deua National Park for their 9 day Expedition. Despite the threat of the entire Deua National Park being closed due to the wet weather just 10 days out from the Camp the Expedition went off smoothly under brilliant blue skies. For the first time a group of students made it to the Chinese cutting, a rarely visited site deep within the Deua National Park where the entire River was diverted in the pursuit of gold. The Year group returned to the Quad on Friday the 11th May with a sense of achievement and a cohesiveness that can only be attained by spending 9 days together working towards a common goal. Eight camps were held this year to accommodate the Year 9 cohort. Yet again the weather conditions provided many challenges. One camp there were floods, the next snow and the following week a total fire ban across the entire state of NSW. The boys rose to the challenge and each camp was completed successfully. The camps allow the boys to consolidate their outdoor skills and expand their comfort zones as they try their hand at abseiling and caving. The mini expedition in the second half of the camp once again provided the challenge of carrying a pack with some steep ascents but probably the highlight for all, the polar bear challenge! Sea Kayaking in the Whitsundays – it doesn’t get any better...ever. As described by some, the trip of a lifetime. The simple things in life are often the best, sunrises, sunsets, a dugong, big turtles, coral, turquoise water, fishing, or simply relaxing on the beach. The annual

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Outdoor Education — kayaking in the Whitsundays

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Outdoor Education — camping

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Outdoor Education — in the Snowy Mountains

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pilgrimage up north to the warmer waters was a huge success. Two trips were run where parents and their sons (and daughters) shared some very special days together, paddling between the islands that make up the Whitsundays.

physical aspects of this popular elective. In addition, the Department is looking forward to teaching the Sports, Exercise and Health Science IB subject in 2013 and have been extremely pleased with the interest and uptake of students for this fantastic course.

Skiing in October? Who would believe you could ski off the top of Kosciusko on the last weekend in October? That’s exactly what 5 students did as they camped high up on the Ramshead Range above Thredbo to catch the last of the bumper snow season. Angus Corbett, Michael Bai, James Richardson and James Hughes were coached by fellow student and expert skier Hamish Roberts in some of the finer points about how to stay upright on skinny skis while enjoying the spring snow conditions.

The Year 8 Alcohol Poster Competition requires students to create a poster that depicts the potential dangers of excessive alcohol use. The 2012 competition again proved popular amongst students with some outstanding entries.

Finally for 2012 a trip to Nepal - 8 students will spend 18 days in Nepal. The group will travel to well worn path between Lukla and Everest Base Camp with breathtaking views and some cultural experiences that will no doubt stay with them for ever. The Outdoor Education Awards will be presented in late November and will no doubt inspire another group of students to accept some of the many challenges available to them through the Canberra Grammar Outdoor Education Department.

First Place

Dominic Hill

Second Place

Patrick Soulsby

Third Place

Yasi Attygalle

CGS Health and PE Week aims to promote and highlight the benefits of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. The weekly activities again proved extremely popular: The CGS Ironman Challenge

Gold Medal

Thomas Harrison

Silver Medal

Edward Barker

Bronze Medal

Sebastian Singh

The 3-point Basketball Challenge

Brendan Fulton

Head of Department

The Badminton Doubles Challenge

Sheehan Lim and Terence Wong

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The Pass-the-Ball Competition

Patrick Rumble

The Olympic Trivia Competition

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Ms Sue Donoghoe

2012 was another busy year in PDHPE. The department continued to look at new and exciting teaching and learning strategies to deliver our curriculum. In this regard the ipad trial in Year Nine opened up many possibilities such as an ipad-based cooking assignment, in-class research, and some tremendous apps that were highly relevant to the course material. The benefits of the ipad trial were not limited to Year Nine, with the ability to project 3d images of the skeletal and muscular systems just one example of how the delivery of the senior curriculum content was enhanced. Student and teacher evaluation of our units continue to be a valuable source of feedback in revamping units for the following year. Year 7 can look forward to a new course booklet for next year, following the success of the revamped Year 10 booklet in 2012. The Year 10 elective Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS) continues to be popular amongst the boys and the current Year Nine students participated in a mini unit A Taste of PASS to gain a better insight into the theoretical and

As I write the Yr 12 PDHPE cohort have recently completed their HSC examination. A number of them have worked extremely hard and we expect they will perform well. The 2012 Peter Doherty Prize for first place in Year 12 PDHPE went to Sinan Brown, whilst Cadeyrn Schmidt received the 2012 West Virginia University Prize for first place in Year 11 PDHPE. The PDHPE Department continues to appreciate and enjoy the enormous responsibility of delivering course material that is fundamental to equipping our students with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy, physically active and balanced lifestyles. Mr Peter Bailey Head of Department, PDHPE

RaVE Religious and Values Education at Canberra Grammar School moved through the transition of new staff

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teaching in the discipline this year, each of whom brought new perspectives and backgrounds with them.

Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Physics were very strong as in previous years.

Year Seven students undertook a programme which investigated Easter, an overview of World Religions, and some Old Testament study in Semester Two.

This year also saw many students have the opportunity to participate in experiences outside of normal classroom activities.

Year Eight students began their journey with a foray into the field of personal ethics and morality, a brief revisit of some Old Testament topics and then an extensive examination of the two great Indian religions: Hinduism and Buddhism.

Despite overcast conditions, students were able to observe the transit of Venus, a rare event that has scientific and historical significance for Australia.

In Year Nine, students delved more deeply into the subject of ethics with a unit on various philosophers and their ethical perspectives, then some ideas from the Islamic world. In Semester Two, they again studied religious and philosophical insights gained through the Matrix movies, and then moved into the unexplored territory of East Asian religion. The Year Ten boys took a more in-depth look at the Christian gospels, and then at various religious and non-religious ideas about evil. In their final semester of RaVE they considered the underpinnings of knowledge in a unit on Epistemology, and finished up with some consideration of the interplay between religion and science in the modern world. The senior students undertaking Preliminary Studies of Religion II again worked hard, with the Year Eleven students thoroughly enjoying their excursion to the sacred sites of Sydney. The highlight of the trip was the overnight stay at Nan Tien Buddhist Temple in Wollongong, where they joined the Buddhist nuns in various activities designed to give them some exposure to the Buddhist faith, including Tea Chan, Meditation, Tai Chi and Origami. They reported that they had a new appreciation of this religious tradition, as well as appreciating their encounters with representatives of the Hindu, Baha’i, Islamic and Jewish faiths. The Year Twelves built on their similar experience in 2011 to deepen their knowledge and understanding as they prepared for their final examinations in their final term at CGS. Mr Philip Chappell The Canberran 2012

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Science 2012 was yet another exciting year for the Science Department of CGS. We were delighted to return to school having learnt that Andrew Barnett had achieved 6th place overall in HSC Physics, a fantastic effort. In addition, the performances by CGS students across

Many students joined staff and the Ambassador of the UAE to view a series of programs on the contribution of Islamic scholars to modern science at lunchtimes to coincide with the observance of Ramadan. Others joined Mr Ross and Mr Hewitt on a 10 day trip into the Gibson Desert to assist in undertaking research on the ecology of the area. Dominic Hill (Yr 8) won a national prize for his video highlighting the importance of plants in a competition run by the University of Adelaide. 14 students and 2 staff have been involved in the extension opportunities of the ANU Secondary College. CGS won the team event at the ANU Brain Bee Challenge with the team of William Choy, Joshua Fridgant, Benjamin Goodnow and David Tian. The School also finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the individual placings. Nicholas McCabe and Lawrence Bowler won awards for their entries in the ACT Science fair. Depan Kumar, Michael Nguyen-Kim, Joseph Sullivan, Jonathan Wu, James Field, Alexander Maleganeas, Oliver Tonks, Michael Bai, Joshua Fridgant and Liam Pik received High Distinctions in the ICAS Science Competition. Angus Benson, Jasper Bedwell, Adam Chyb, Fearghas Macfarlane, Alexander Maleganeas and Oliver Tonks were awarded plaques for outstanding performance in the RACI National Chemistry Quiz. Philip Zhu will attend the National Youth Science Forum in January Three long standing members of the department retired during 2012. Between them Dr Rod Nazer and Mr Ed Gilmour have taught for over 40 years at CGS. Both have held the position of Head of Department and are held in the highest regard by their colleagues and the countless boys who have had the pleasure of being taught by them over the years. Mrs Sue Nurmi steps down as our Laboratory manager after 27 years at the School. We will certainly miss her energy and her concern for others. We wish them well in their retirement.


Software Design and Development and Information and Software Technology The Year 11 and 12 Software Design and Development course successfully ran for another year during 2012. Early in 2012 some of the SDD students participated in the tour to Macworld in San Francisco. As part of the trip they visited leading companies such as Google, Apple and NetApp; allowing them to see the application of software development in some of the most successful companies in the world. Students develop games as part of the course and this year the games included Connect 4, Tetris, Guess Who, Bingo and Star Trek. The SDD students in the class of 2011 achieved excellent HSC results, with the SDD class average more than 10 marks higher than the state average. Furthermore, 4 of the 13 (31%) of the SDD class were placed in the top performance band, a result achieved by just 6% of SDD candidates across NSW. This year Information and Software Technology (IST) was introduced into the curriculum, in the form of Year 10 iPhone and iPad Application Development and Year 9 Web Design and Application Development. The Year 10 course teaches students how to develop native applications for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) using Xcode and the Objective-C programming language. During Semester Two the students worked

on a major app development project allowing them the freedom to design and develop an iOS app of their choosing, from concept through to App Store submission. One example of a project which successfully listed onto the App Store was Lochie Ferrier’s GPS tracking app called Hawk (http://tinyurl.com/hawktheapp). This app launched alongside his existing app called Elemental, which allows students to quickly find elements in the periodic table (http://tinyurl.com/madebetter). During September 2012, the Year 10 class attended Swipe Conference 2012 in Sydney (http:// swipeconference.com.au). This provided an opportunity not only for our students to attend sessions to learn new things, but also to network with other attendees and share the work that they have been doing. Year 9 Web Design and Application Development teaches the skills to develop standards-compliant websites and web applications. Similar to the approach in the Year 10 course, no graphical or WYSIWYG-based editors are used. Instead, students are taught the proper technical skills to code web pages in XHTML and CSS together with PHP and MySQL. The year concluded with the students developing Facebook applications which they could share with their friends. Mr Matthew Purcell and Mr Andrew Gray

Swipe Conference 2012 — Lachlan Ferrier, Kevin Murphy, Liam Harris, Dominic Dao, James Howarth, Alistair Barnett, Will Horsley, Andrew Hall, Mr Matthew Purcell

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B u r g e s s H OUS E

Burgess Housemaster: Mrs Jennie Holbrook House Captain: Shane McMiken

For the new boys of Burgess House, year 7 has offered the challenges and experiences that have equipped them with the skills to become productive members of Canberra Grammar School. Despite the initial apprehensiveness between boys from the junior school and boys from elsewhere, the friendships that have developed over the course of the year will be a lasting and integral part of the Grammar experience. This year Burgess Boys have engaged enthusiastically in a variety of activities allowing them a sample of almost every aspect of school life from sports, performing arts, outdoor activities and social events.

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The year began with a frenzy of activity; the first major event was the Burgess Swim n’ Gym. The Boys were given the opportunity to impress their senior houses with their swimming ability, which would prove invaluable in the Swimming carnival that would soon follow. Lachlan Osborne impressed Sheaffe House as he competed brilliantly to win age Champion. Burgess boys also contributed well to their senior houses in other events such as the Cross-Country Carnival, House Music and Athletics Standards. Further on the sporting front, Burgess House has performed well in the interhouse competition against Clements with notable performance from Josh Newberry in House Basketball, Barnaby “The Barnabeast” White in House Soccer and Rafi Rahman in House Chess.

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in a number of activities such as archery, kayaking, obstacle courses and the highly anticipated “giant swing”. Camp has always been a watershed experience as the boys learn to deal with challenging situations, homesickness and sometimes “adversity” to gain the necessary skills and responsible habits to become young men. The challenges and experiences faced at camp are always vivid in the boy’s memories and those stories will be a subject for friends to reminisce about for years to come. The “Year 7 Social” more commonly known as the biggest night on the calendar was a success this year. The boys conducted themselves with maturity and gentlemanly qualities setting a good precedence for further interactions with their CGGS counterparts. Special thanks must go to one of our year 11 seniors, Burgess’ resident DJ, Tobias Speck “DJ spectator” for his contribution as well as all the staff, seniors and CGGS representatives that made the night possible. Throughout the year Burgess Boys have grown in many aspects and displayed qualities that will no doubt be an asset to their senior houses and the school. It has been my absolute pleasure as well as that of the Year 11 Seniors to see these boys grow into young men. Thanks must go to Mrs Holbrook Burgess House master, all the tutors, and those parents and members of the grammar community who assisted with Burgess this year. Shane McMiken House Captain

The Burgess Play proved a great success this year. Everyone contributed enormously as each tutor group was given the opportunity to perform their own skit. The boys were responsible for every aspect of preparation for their performance. With a little help from their year 11 seniors and tutors the boys chose their skit, designed costumes, built sets, organised lighting and finally mustered the courage to take the stage and perform. There were a variety of fantastic performances such as Monty Python’s “Four Yorkshire men” and Julian Smith’s “Malk”. Burgess boys enjoyed a variety of outdoor experiences this year including Year 7 Camp. Together with counterparts from Clements House, Burgess Boys participated

The giant swing on Year 7 camp


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James Malaganeas, Lucas Thomson & Nicholas Katsogiannis & Jack Andrighetto at the Burgess Plays

Burgess’s milkshake stand during the Fete

Duncan Hood

Sachin Boniface & James Malaganeas at the Burgess Plays

Shriram Vaitheeswaran, Nick Kochinos, Charlie Woonton & Nick Badcock at Year 7 camp

Isaac Singhal, Hamish Gabbedy, Shriram Vaitheeswaran, Chris Seidl

Constantine Nikias, Will Woodrow, Neal Morris, Angus Boyes

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Burgmann Housemaster: Mrs Carol Javes House Captain: John Sutton House Vice Captain: Lawson Pickering After a very successful 2011 Burgmann continued with great results throughout 2012. Achievements in House Music and at the Swimming Carnival, along with many individual successes, have meant that Burgmann has enjoyed a smooth year. The two major inter-house competitions that take place are Captains Cup in which Burgmann came first in 2011 and the House Shield in which we came second. This year a focus of the Year 12 leaders was to keep the Captains Cup while making a strong play for the House Shield. During the year there have been many House Shield events in which the boys have competed strongly: first in the Swimming Carnival, fifth in the Cross Country, third in House Music and second in House academic Effort. Our result in House Music was considerably better than in recent years and really led to an increased feeling of confidence and spirit amongst the boys. In Captains’ Cup events we placed fifth in Medical Warfare, third in Touch Footy and third in Masterchef. Our consistent results and the involvement of so many in the House meant that we won the Captains’ Cup for a further year.

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This year we also had a focus on the sense of house community and cohesion by developing and strengthening good relationships for everyone in the house. In February the Year 12s travelled to the Cotter with the new Years 8s for one night on the Year 8/12 camp. This was a very successful night as the Year 12s ran numerous activities and managed to keep the boys under control while still having great fun! Many strong relationships were formed, providing the Year 8s with mentors and role models to go to for advice or to look up to in their schooling lives.

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The inter-tutor group competition was also introduced this year in which the tutor groups would compete against each other in not only sporting activities but also academic results such as Effort Certificates and ticks and crosses. This provided the boys with some incentive for extra effort as well as strengthening relationships with tutor groups. It was also interesting to see the spirit of competition amongst the Tutors as well. Congratulations to Mr Shelley’s tutor group who

were our inaugural winners. The boys’ competitive nature and schoolboy passion in these competitions have helped to provide stronger cohesion within the House. Despite the increased academic pressure on the Year 12s, in the second part of the year Burgmann continued to strive for excellence. Results worth mentioning are first in Debating and third in the Athletics Carnival as well as the continuing growth in House spirit. The Athletics Carnival saw a new high in House spirit amongst the boys: no-one will forget the chant-off against Garnsey and the unplanned singing of our House Shout entry. Burgmann Year 12 left on great terms ‘decorating’ the Burgmann corridor as a zombie apocalypse; an attraction seen by the entire school. This year Burgmann has been very successful in all aspects of the school and as leaders we are very happy with the strong community and spirit within the House. We thank all the boys for their energetic sense of competition this year, and also thank the Tutors who supported them. We wish all the best to the in-coming Captains and wish them another successful year for Burgmann House. John Sutton

Lawson Pickering

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House Vice Captain

Mitchell Taylor performing at House Shout


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Benson Deme at the Year 11 Leadership Day

Burgmann house cheering during the Swimming Carnival

Year 8 camp 108 – Stephen Kemp & John Shaw preparing to abseil

Games with the Year 12s

Year 11 at ADFA for leadership skills

Johann Kwan, Eoin white, Oliver Bourne & Ryan Andrakovic Masterchef cook-off.

Overlooking the new Cotter Dam

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C L E M E N T S H OUS E

Clements Housemaster: Mr Alastair Hunt House Captain: Sinan Brown

What an amazing and eventful year for the boys of Clements House, 2012. Many great activities were held and well received by all the boys, especially the Year 7 Shield which was triumphantly won back from the boys of Burgess. The year started with the eagerly awaited ‘Swim ‘n’ Gym’, a long held tradition within the house. Inclement weather limited the night, although the boys still managed to involve themselves in the swimming. Just a few weeks later the annual Year 7 Camp was held at Womboroo. The week long camp was the perfect opportunity for the boys to develop the strong friendships that have been cemented over the year. The environment was both challenging and rewarding for all, with the giant swing, crate climb and vertical challenge among the favourite activities. A definite highlight for many boys was witnessing Dr Garrick partake in the giant swing, much to their delight and amusement. The Year 7 shield, which was tightly contested throughout the year, kicked off with indoor cricket. The boys had a convincing 16 run win in their first taste of the interhouse rivalry, which was one of the great aspects of the year. Unfortunately the chess team were outclassed by a stronger Burgess team later in the year.

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It was fantastic to see each boy in the house involved in all facets of school life. The fete at the start of the year was an enjoyable day for boys and parents alike. The senior house carnivals also provided the opportunity for the boys to participate in their senior houses and learn the importance of contributing to a whole house effort. The swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals were all memorable days with some very impressive results from Clements boys in each.

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well-drilled Burgess outfit, despite a valiant effort from our boys. The Clements’ Marathon was a highly anticipated evening for many of the boys, and it did not disappoint. Events included an ergometer test, Pictionary, soccer, video game challenge and charades which met the tastes and talents of all involved. All boys put in a fantastic effort, but the eventual winner was the Hay House tutor group. The aim of the night was to have fun as well as raise much needed funds for the NSW Guide Dogs Association. The boys raised nearly $3500, which was an amazing effort, surpassing previous years’ totals. The Clements play was a night not to forget. Each tutor group presented a short skit. Garran’s ‘The good old days’ and Hay’s ‘My blackberry isn’t working’ were equally hilarious and both crowd favourites. The play allowed those with unseen theatrical talents to shine in what was a successful and enjoyable night. The year wouldn’t have been possible without the contribution of the Year 7 seniors and tutors who have been a pleasure to work with as we have guided the boys into the senior school. I would like to acknowledge and thank housemaster Alastair Hunt for his extraordinary commitment and contribution to the house as well as the direction he has provided to me as captain. Finally, thank you boys. It has been great getting to know each of you personally this year and it has been a privilege to be your captain. I wish you every success at the school and in your lives and know that you will reach your full potentials. Take every opportunity and enjoy every second you spend at this wonderful school. Sinan Brown House Captain

Leading up to the Shield soccer game against Burgess, the Clements tutor group competition was held. Over four weeks in Term 2, each tutor group versed the others in what was a competitive yet entertaining and fun competition, allowing the boys to better know those in their own tutor group. The final was won by the Edwards tutor group who narrowly defeated Burgmann in a hard-fought match. This was then followed by the interhouse game, which was unfortunately won by a Clements play & the final bow


  C L E M E N T S H OUS E Year 7 House Cricket

Mt. Jelore on Year 7 Camp

Ryan Turner in the Year 7 House Chess competition

The Garran Tutor Group presents their skit in the Clements Play

John King running in the 500m race at the School Athletics Carnival

Max Young and Richard Elberger enjoying the evening campfire at the Year 7 Camp

Clements House Marathon

Clements House Soccer Competition

Dancing to a fantastic light show at the Year 7 Social

House Captain Sinan Brown talks to the Clements Basketball team during the match against Burgess

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Eddison Housemaster: Mr John Klein House Captain: Chris Baldwin House Vice Captains: Guy Lemmon and Proshanta Thapa For the past few years, Eddison has been in a rebuilding phase in regards to our performance in the House events. 2012 marked the beginning of the recovery for Eddison with significant improvements across the board, and signs that Eddison is once again on its rise to dominance. Our marked improvements and outstanding performance in the Captain’s Cup can be attributed to the hard work and dedication made by all of the Year 12’s and of course the diligent work and determination of all members of the House in 2012.

The Canberran 2012

The Year 12’s of Eddison were quick in taking over the reins of the House in Term 4 by quickly establishing their leadership of the House. The introduction of more inter-Tutor Troup activities continued to build the strong sense of community within the House, and offered the Year 12’s the opportunity to build relationships with other years of Eddison. In Term 4 we set the foundation for the year ahead with all boys completing their swimming trials 6 months in advance of the carnival day. Only a very few had to come back to School on the first day of holidays after Speech Night to complete the odd missed event.

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At the start of the Term 1, the House received a new member, ‘Eddy’ the giant eagle, who was received warmly by all and was soon seen encouraging the boys during House events. On the day of the Swimming Carnival, competition was fierce with swimmers like Dominic Neil (Yr 8), Nat Harper (Yr 9), Stephen Carroll (Yr 10), William Choy (Yr 10), Ping Li (Yr 10), Ethan Miller (Yr 10), Jonathan Locke (Yr 11) James Foote (Yr 12), Luke Gavin (Yr 12) and Declan Moore (Yr 12) in a wide array of events representing the House strongly. Additionally the boys of the House once again demonstrated an exuberant display of House spirit, where the chants were heard loudly from the starting blocks, ‘Eddy the Eagle’ made his first public appearance and the navy blue flag flew strongly for the entirety of the day. By the end of the day, the results were tight between all Houses, with Eddison placing 6th, but only missing 3rd position by 10 points. After the Swimming Carnival, many Eddison boys ventured to

the Ice Skating Centre at Phillip, where we had our first inter-school event with our sister House from CGGS, Kilburn. Here, the boys enjoyed ice skating, pizza and a lot of socialising, and additionally Eddison also suffered its first causality of the year with Jay Lindsay (Yr8) cutting his hand. Apart from this minor injury, the boys and the girls thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. During the Cross-Country carnival the boys demonstrated their strong House spirit, but sadly experienced a disappointing overall result. However, some outstanding individual results on the day included; Fearghas Macfarlane (19th), Connor Wilkinson (18th), Andrew Robertson (17th), Mark Glanville(13th), James Cooper (12th), Angus Williams (12th), Joe Hall-Lomax (10th), Ben Croker (6th), Rohan Longbottom (5th), and Jonty Kevin (1st) By the start of Term 2, the House competition reached the eagerly awaited House Music Competition. Again, Eddison performed strongly in the instrumental section, finishing 2nd with an outstanding performance of ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’. Credit for this achievement must be given to Jared Baum (Yr10), Liam Pik (Yr10), Sanjay Farshid (Yr11), David Cribb (Yr12) and Luke Gavin (Yr12) for their outstanding performance. We then moved onto the House Shout section, where Eddison performed the iconic Monty Python song, “Always look on the bright side of life”. This year we significantly improved our House music results and credit can go to all the boys in the House particularly the Music Captains; David Cribb, Luke Gavin and Jordan Shaw. In Term 3, we had another Kilburn-Eddison afternoon, which consisted of a movie, more pizza and of course more socialising with the Kilburn girls. In Term 3, Eddison also experienced vast improvements in both the Athletics Carnival and Athletic Standards with the highest house average and completion rate in many years. This year we also had a significant amount of boys receiving more than 100 points in standards. These boys included; Lachlan Bayliss (Yr 10) 100, Nicholas del Rio (Yr 11) 105, Solomon Grainger (Yr 8) 100, Joe Hall-Lomax (Yr 9) 107, Alexander Jansen (Yr 8) 100, James Foote (Yr 12) 109, Rohan Longbottom (Yr 10) 100, Mark Glanville (Yr 8) 109, Thomas McCredie (Yr 9) 100, Fergus Longbottom (Yr 12) 110, Kean


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Senaratne (Yr 10) 100, Jonty Kevin (Yr 8) 113, Angus Williams (Yr 8) 101, Ben Croker (Yr 9) 117, Mitchell Deeble (Yr 12) 103, David Foote (Yr 8) 120, and Ethan Miller (Yr 10) with a superb 137. Apart from the major inter-house competition, Eddison also performed well in the Captain’s Cup to finish a well-deserved 3rd, a true testament to the strong effort from all boys throughout the year. We performed particularly well in tug-of-war and medical warfare, but it was the culinary skills of Rory King (Yr10) and Peter Tsarpalias (Yr10) which surprised everyone, with the two boys winning the House Master Chef. Throughout the year, the Year 12 boys made an effort to have numerous activity afternoons with other years, which consisted of an afternoon of medical warfare and pizza. This was also coupled with more inter-tutor group activities, which Patrick Paton managed effectively throughout the year. These events contributed to the Tutor Group shield which saw Ms Bardwell’s Tutor Group emerge as the winners. The generous nature of the House must also be commended, where during the Head Shave effort, which saw seven Year 12’s lose their luscious locks, Eddison managed to raise more than $1200, which is a remarkable effort. A big thanks for such a great year must go to Mr Klein for his effortless work during the year, and to all the Tutors for their continued support throughout the year. The Year 12’s also deserve recognition for their hard work throughout the year, as they have all left their mark embedded in the House for the years to come. Finally, I would also like to wish the best to the boys of Eddison for the years to come, and the incoming Captain Tom Killalea and the Vice-Captain Sanjay Farshid for 2013, and I can leave Eddison assured that it is in very capable hands for the year to come.

Swimming Carnival

Eddy, Casper Kenworthy (Year 10) & Nithin Mathew (Year 9) at the Athletics Carnival

Chris Baldwin House Captain Winning Under 14 Relay Team; David Foote (Year 8), Solomon Grainger (Year 8), Alex Jansen (Year 8) & Jonty Kevin (Year 8)

Year 12 Eddison team building activity

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Edwards Housemaster: Mr Neil Dunkley House Captain: Darcy Welsh House Vice Captain: Harrison Barnett 2012 has been a year of great change and success for Edwards House. The boys have all contributed to make this year something special, not only with the success in the School carnivals, but more so in the uniqueness of Edwards House life. This year saw the introduction of Mr Dunn as Deputy Housemaster. Mr Dunn bought with him a new outlook to the house, particular in regards to the sports carnivals and the mentoring system. The mentor system changed this year to actively foster the relationships between the senior and junior boys. To do this, the infamous ‘Mentor Challenge’ arose, challenging groups in organization, knowledge and teamwork throughout the year. The victors for this first competition were led by none other than Harrison Barnett. In keeping with tradition, Mr Ross did not disappoint with the organization of the annual Iron man Competition. As it is customary for the house captain to win this event, the pressure was heaped on the shoulders of Darcy Welsh, who did not disappoint, excelling at a course involving a chopstick competition and transporting a ping pong ball 30 metres using nothing but a snorkel.

The Canberran 2012

The House this year was once again staffed by the ever helpful and always supportive Tutors, who have devoted their time and efforts into guiding all the boys in the house through the year. A big ‘thank you’ goes to Dr Crerar, Ms Edwards, Ms Kennedy, Mr. Purcell Mr. Maltby, Mr. Ross and Mr. Harrison. Mr. Purcell must be especially mentioned due to his contributions to the House barbeques and pancake breakfasts, which were always received well by the boys.

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In Edwards’s House we aren’t famous for our athletic abilities, but this year we strived to put this reputation behind us giving 100% in every event. This was certainly seen in the Swimming carnival, with an Edwards’s person taking part in every race of the day. The day was summed up in the final event of the day. With 5 minutes before the opens 50m relay, and with an Edwards competitor missing, Shin-Woo Choi volunteered to take part in the event at the last minute. This ended up giving us the valuable points needed to overtake Eddison in the overall results, ending up in 5th place. A special mention must go to Haren Preeyadarshanan, our Edwards House

swimming captain, for participating in seven events and being an inspiration to the rest of the House. This level of House spirit was continued through to the cross country tournament. In the weeks leading up to the big race, all of year 12 gave up at least two mornings a week to come into school and lead the younger years on training runs. These efforts were certainly evident, improving from 7th in 2011 to 4th place in the Cross Country this year. An enormous thank you must go out to our House sports captains Kevin Kelly and Agi Nambissan, doing an amazing job at organising the teams for both the swimming and the athletics carnivals, in-between balancing their numerous co-curricular activities. The highlight of the year, however, would have to be the house music competition, which Edwards won for the third year in a row; a previously unaccomplished feat and an incredible way to finish off the semester. This achievement is a testament to the whole of Edwards’ House, and the dozens of rehearsals that were undertaken. Big thanks must be made to Jack Johnson, for his work in House Instrumental, and to Darcy Welsh, for his organization of the 4-20 section and getting the house fired up in House Shout. A special mention must also go to Alex Gondzioulis, our House music Captain for taking care of all the administrative aspects of the event and singlehandedly organizing the House Rock. The life of Edwards house can be characterized by our lively House meetings this year, which underwent a ‘Revamp’ at the start of the year. This was led by crowd favorites Kerin Jacobs and Mesake Kaisuva (coming off an impressive performance in the House Shout Skit) with the new ‘Joke of the Week’ and ‘Pick-up Line of the Week’ segments. Along with this, Hayden Brown took the reigns as Edwards A.V. man, allowing us to include a “YouTube Video of the Week” as well. These segments were always guaranteed to be top quality, and definitely added to the atmosphere of these weekly meetings. Also featured were traditional segments, like the always inspirational ‘Quote of the week’ from Mark Evans, and the presentation of Edwardos (the Edwards House unofficial currency) by Alex Coppa, an important opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of those in Edwards house.


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In Edwards we pride ourselves on the closeness of our community, which more than makes up for our distance away from the rest of the school. At least once a fortnight, the house would rush down to the house area, to be fed with sausages cooked by our House BBQ captains Axel Sidaros, Phil Khanthavivone and Seb Tu (whose efforts in the House Master Chef competition must be noted). And every morning, be it rain or snow, we could always rely on Sam Turner to greet the boys with a smile and mark them off. Finally, who could forget the role played by Eliot Bassili as vice-captain of CGS yet who still found time in-between his commitments to contribute to the life of the house in every way. It’s these small things that add up to making this a truly exceptional year for Edwards House.

Kerin Jacob, Eliot Bassili & Darcy Welsh

James Quiggin & Callum Webb

A final thankyou must be made to our House Master, Mr Dunkley, who has been an inspiration to all of Edwards House, and has helped year 12 throughout this whole year. As the class of 2012 moves on, we wish everyone in the Edwards community the best of luck in the future and say thankyou for all the wonderful times we have had In Edwards House. Darcy Welsh 

Harrison Barnett

House Captain

Joseph Percy

House Vice Captain

New house shirts!

Edwards Year 12

Performing Slice of Heaven/500 Miles

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Garn s e y H OUS E

Garnsey Housemaster: Mr Matthew Bugden House Captain: Joshua Friend House Vice Captain: Tom Staniforth 2012 has been a phenomenal year for a truly phenomenal house. The underlying pride and commitment in Garnsey has, yet again, been displayed in the success of 2012. With our goals set at the beginning of the year, every boy in Garnsey house gave it their all to contribute the house and, in the end, to winning the House Shield for the 7th year in a row. The commitment and pride of Garnsey sets us apart from every other house, which makes our job as captains such a privilege and honour to lead from the front.

The Canberran 2012

Over the course of the summer holidays, before the year began, the class of 2012 freshened up the locker room by rearranging the lockers and painting on numbers. Undoubtedly, this saw a positive effect throughout the house, creating a more engaging and interactive feel and giving Garnsey the grounds for a fresh start to the year.

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Term 1 was underway! The year started off in fantastic form, the many chats to the boys about their holidays and well earned break ignited the spark back into the locker room. Of course, the annual Garnsey activities afternoon organised by James Dowden and Chris Milford (Chief Mentor Leaders) was another success and, before we knew it, the swimming carnival was fast approaching. It was a worrying time seeing as Garnsey prides itself as a land mammal house; however incredible individual efforts by James Dowden and Joshua Silk-Jones, as well as the consistency put in by every boy, resulted in Garnsey finishing a respectable and well deserved 3rd place. Not soon after, the long awaited cross country season and the traditional ‘breakfast club’ began. With initiatives such as Fruit Loop Friday and pancake breakfasts on Mondays, the boys quickly completed their 10 morning runs in preparation for the carnival. Our final position of 3rd place reflected the hard work and commitment to running put in by all the boys. Garnsey excelled in the house music competition; a competition where effort and dedication never goes unnoticed. Stress and anxiety kicked in when the initial song chosen for the house shout was deemed unsuitable for competition and was cancelled with

three weeks to go. It was moments like these that defined Garnsey’s capabilities and raw determination in overcoming adversity and doing the best we could. Driven by Alister Turbayne, the boys delivered a thrilling performance of “I love Rock & Roll” to land us 3rd position. James McArthur, Sam Kennedy-Hine, Alister Turbayne and Matt Narracott rocked out to win the House Rock section, the instrumental boys finished 2nd and we placed 2nd in 4-20 voices – overall finishing 2nd, an excellent result and finish to term 2! Special thanks must go to Ali Turbayne and Harry Gordon for their enormous effort put into House Music. One of the most important goals set by Tom and I this year was to continue our undefeated run in the effort challenge aspect of the house shield. This is the most important indicator of the house shield as it displays the house can not only be athletically competitive, but also shows great effort in academics. Garnsey won the Effort again this year, a tremendous achievement and a real credit to all the boys! And so Term 3 quickly drew closer, the final term for the year 12’s. This term never ceases to disappoint, always packed and exciting with plenty of house activities and final ceremonies. Athletics Standards began the year, Garnsey achieving over 90% completion rate and finishing behind the boarders once again in 2nd, another event well done! A buzzing entry to the main oval started the day of the Athletics Carnival. From the get-go, Garnsey smashed the aths carnival for another year running. A number of individual and team efforts, including the majority of our relay teams finishing first, tallied the points to lead us to a convincing win. There really was too much in 2012 to fit into this summary: Two enjoyable activites afternoons with Deakin house at CGGS, numerous Captains’ cup events that intensified competition between houses, plenty of well cooked BBQ’s (thanks to Benny Hogan), shoe shining every Friday morning, Jez’s comedy skits and Garnsey talent at house meetings, mentor challenges, weekly betting competitions and the rare smile on Mr. Bugden’s face when the Raiders get up on the weekend. These small things throughout the year are the prime reason for Garnsey’s continued success in recent years. We tend not to look at the big


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picture, but focus on pride and getting the little things right - Because, in the end, that’s what makes the difference. What an experience it has been! This year has proven to be one of the finest and has been the greatest year of my schooling life. Thanks must go to Tom Staniforth for his massive help throughout the year; it’s been a fun and enjoyable journey together which we couldn’t have done on our own. Thanks Mr. Bugden and the staff of Garnsey for another successful year full of laughs and unforgettable memories. Finally, a thank you to the boys of Garnsey house, I will miss the banter and fun times this house can offer and I hope to hear from you all in the future. It is now time to let go of the fantastic year and wish the absolute best for the captains of 2013, Angus Whittle (captain) and Brenton Dally (vice-captain). I trust it is in more than safe hands and I know that the respect and support of Garnsey house is with them both. Good luck and I know the dove will keep flying high in 2013!

Athletics Carnival

Thanks for the memories Garnsey, Joshua Friend House Captain

James Dowden & Sheeham Lim

Matt Narracott

Ben Hogan Chris Milford — Master Chef

John Hooke

Swimming Carnival

Matt Narracott & Chris Milford

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g arran H OUS E

Garran Housemaster: Mr Graeme Lendrum House Captain: Nicholas Pullinen House Vice Captains: Christopher Parr and Timothy Thorne Led by an amazing group of pro-active, dynamic and faithful senior leaders, Garran enjoyed a very strong year as a ‘school family’ with a vision to ‘Grab Life By The Horns’, and be outwardly focused rather than simply content to enjoy the relative comfort and safety of being a Canberra Grammar student. In Term 3 this year, Mr Lendrum stepped into the role of Director of Co-curricular which allowed Mrs Rosie Carlson to take over as Acting Garran Housemaster for Term 3. In a busy term, Mrs Carlson did an outstanding job and very much felt a part of the ‘Garran Family’. During this period, Mr Gray stepped into the Assistant Housemaster role while Mr Alexander was recuperating from surgery. His boundless energy and care for the boys helped Garran enjoy a strong finish to an important term for the seniors.

The Canberran 2012

From a results perspective, Garran enjoyed outstanding success in the Cross Country Carnival, finishing second only to the Boarders and establishing an excellent reputation as a house committed to participation from all boys. This success continued in the Athletics Standards, where 92% of all boys completed their mandatory 10 events. An enjoyable House Music competition, where Garran finished in the middle of the pack, showcased the talents of Peter Clynes and Hugh McCarthy as passionate Music Captains.

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both houses ran a fun trivia afternoon at CGGS. We all hope that in 2013 this relationship will get even stronger. Garran’s commitment to the Oaktree Foundation continued this year with an inspiring visit to the Global Poverty Conference, followed by a very successful Live Below The Line Campaign. This involved 30 students and staff and helped raise over $2,000 in the fight against extreme poverty. Each tutor group is also part of the KIVA programme, which provides interest free loans to third world business entrepreneurs. Also, for the first time, tutor groups helped fill ten shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This helped remind us all how fortunate we are in Australia and how important it is to think of others in the lead-up to Christmas. In 2013, Garran is hoping to support the Carroll family and the Global School Partners campaign where we will aim to develop a close relationship with a school in Kenya raising funds but also fostering relationships between students across our two continents. There is no doubt that we have much to be thankful for in Garran: loving tutors, supportive families and vibrant student leadership. We look forward with optimism to an exciting 2013 where we have been challenged to ‘Hold Our Horns High’.

The Captains Cup events are organised by the boys, for the boys. Garran enjoyed excellent success in cricket, public speaking, debating and medical warfare. The boys loved wearing the purple bull and supporting their mates during lunch and after school. The Daphne Fullagar Award was presented at the Garran Dinner and rewards the top tutor group in the house. Once again, Mr Gray’s boys did an outstanding job and won the award for the fifth straight year, setting an extremely high standard for all the other tutor groups to aspire to. 2012 saw Garran strengthen its relationship with its sister house, Robertson. Captains from both houses enjoyed great planning sessions over coffee and the results were very inspiring. Early in the year, Garran hosted a Scavenger Hunt. In Term 2, the leaders of

Tim Thorne


 G A R R A N H OUS E Isaia Curtotti

Activities Evening with our sister house Robertson

Patrick Hendy

Alex Hutchison, Nick Pullinen Chris Parr & Tim Thorne

Buying House Shout shirts!

Cheering at the Swimming Carnival

Ben McGinness

House Cricket Team

Jackson Markey

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H AY H OUS E

Hay Housemaster: Mr Kevin Taylor House Captain: Harry Rumble House Vice Captain: Christopher Valencic When the class of 2012 first came together to discuss their plans and aspirations for Hay House, one term was tossed around far more than any other; House Spirit. Many have said Hay lacks House Spirit, but little do they realise how wrong they are. A quick stroll via mark off any morning will reveal the sense of community felt in the House. Boys of all ages interact as equals, and this in itself has resulted in a much closer House. As a House, the boys should be proud of the contribution to two charities; the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and the Leukaemia foundation. Over $1100 was raised for the head-shave, the greatest amount yet! Likewise not a single boy was seen complaining when giving up their Sunday for the Salvation Army appeal- a noble cause. The year also saw considerable success in the Captain’s Cup. Hay finished in the top four for the soccer, touch, debating master-chef and medical warfare competitions. The highlight undoubtedly being defeating the Boarders in the opening round of the tug-of-war: a competition that’s been dominated by the Boarders for years. As the leaving House Captain, I look back on my time with immense pride. One of the most rewarding experiences so far, I leave knowing the House is in capable hands with success right around the corner. I take this opportunity to thank the class of 2012, the Tutors and Housemaster Mr Taylor for the support and help they have provided throughout the year. Harry Rumble

The Canberran 2012

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Callum Bodman showing his swordmanship

This year Hay House has experienced mixed results, due to the vast range of talent in the House. We started the year with a satisfactory 4th place in the Swimming Carnival, where boys eagerly participated to a achieve a near perfect attendance in all races. Unfortunately our swimming prowess did not translate to long distance running as our lack of stamina showed in a 7th placing for the Cross Country Carnival. As per usual this result did not dampen the House’s spirit as we defied logic by placing last in Athletics Standards and 3rd in Athletics Carnival. This result was possible due to a large intake of talented Year 7’s and some outstanding performances by individuals across all age groups. Patrick Breis Vice House Captain

Late in Term 2 saw the annual tradition of a social activity with Hay’s sister house, Glebe, from CGGS. The afternoon consisted of a scavenger hunt around the grounds of CGS while the seniors cooked a barbecue dinner that was enjoyed by all on their return. The event was well supported and many new friendships formed. Term 2 saw the beginning of rehearsals for the House Music Festival which takes place on the last two days of term. All sections were well rehearsed as the final weeks approached and auditions were passed with only one minor hiccup. The Festival itself began with a great first place from the boys in the Instrumental section, but despite mixed results, Hay House finished in seventh place overall. Christopher Valencic House Vice Captain

Michael Ireland & Sathya Chiturri -


 hay H OUS E Toby Graham & Chris Valencic

Josh Waugh at the MS Swimathon

Harry Rumble & Hugh Phillips

Barnabe White & Tatu Parzefall

David Sheridan Headshave

Michael Ryan & Pat Breis

James Bruer Abseiling

Showing off house colours at the Athletics Carnival

Glebe & Hay Social

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Manaro Housemaster: Mr Connor Barrett Blaxland Captain: Archie Sampson; Jones Captain: Matthew Devereux Blaxland Vice Captain: Joshua Miles; Jones Vice Captain: Jack Tyson Cross Country In 2012 the Cross Country Shield remains firmly in the boarders hands. All members of the house participated and displayed dertimination in their training. In the very early morning hours before the crack of dawn the sound of ‘CROSS COUNTRY!’ could be heard, followed by the quick succession of boys stumbling out of bed to train. This dedication to regularly get up and run the track showed in the results of the carnival. There were a few standout performances including Eddie Stewart (Yr 8), Connor Sanderson (Yr 11), Jonathan Sainty (Yr 10) and Joshua Miles (Yr 12).

Music House Music captivated most of the boys’ free time after dinner, where they all crowded together, shouting at the top of their lungs. Due to the dedication of Music Captain, Hugo Hodge (Yr 12), House Music was a great success, with many citing the house’s 4-20 as the highlight of the competition. The time and dedication that all the boys put into House Shout meant that, although Manaro was one of the smallest houses, it was also one of the loudest.

The Canberran 2012

Athletics Standards We got off to a rough start in the Athletics Standards, which saw us in 8th place after the first day. But it wasn’t long before we were working our way up the ladder. Towards the end it looked like Garnsey was going to take the shield and ruin the long running reign of the Boarders. Fortunately, in the last three days of competition, we gained a considerable lead to take out first place yet again. Congratulations to Jaime Gosney (Yr7), who finished on 174 points, placing him second on the schools highest points tally.

Athletics Carnival

Debating was popular within Manaro with many boys enthusiastically taking the opportunity to chance their line of argument, quick wit, and mastery of the English language against their fellow classmates. Congratulations to these boys as public speaking takes a lot of courage.

On the morning of the Athletics Carnival, low in numbers, but high in spirit, Manaro marched down toward the Main Oval intimidating the other houses with the Boarders’ war cry. The day involved numerous house chants as we watched green and red singlets fly around the track. Fletcher Barry won the 12 years triple jump. Jamie Gosney won the 13 years 100m, 200m, shot put, long jump, triple jump and was awarded age champion. Connor Sanderson won the 16 years 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump (in which he was 0.1m off breaking a school record) and was also awarded age champion. Two brothers Kieran and Jamie Gosney started in the gift race. The Under 15s and Under 16s relay teams book took out first place. Overall the day was very successful for the Boarders who finished in 8th place.

Swimming Carnival

Sportsmaster’s Cup

Debating

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events in a gruelling programme and displayed sincere sportsmanship and determination throughout the day.

At the Swimming Carnival our house war cries, chants and cheering was showcased to the rest of the school. We fought valiantly and were placed relatively closely to the other houses – a great feat considering most houses have double our numbers. The Swimming Captains, William Hopkins (Yr 12) and Jack Tyson (Yr 12), worked tirelessly to prepare the house for the carnival, to maximise participation and to ensure the event ran smoothly. The support and encouragement the boys gave to each other was inspiring. I would like to congratulate our Senior Swimming Champion, Jack Tyson (Yr 12), and our Junior Swimming Champion, Edward Stewart (Yr 8), who raced the maximum 8

The Sportsmaster’s Cup is awarded to the house which displays the most house spirit and participation. This year the Sportsmaster’s Cup was won by the Boarders, which is credit to the hard work and effort put in by the whole house.

Captains’ Cup Manaro had mixed results in the Captains’ Cup. The Boarders won the events of medical warfare, house cricket and house touch. Overall the house had a successful year placing second out of the eight houses. Archie Sampson, Joshua Miles, Matthew Devereux and Jack Tyson


Manar o H OUS E Waving the Manaro flag

Robert Campbell

Cheering the boys in the pool

Preparing for athletics — Tom Lees, Oliver Whitehead, Alan Neverov, Calvin Dicker

Opens Relay Team — Jamil Khalfan, Alan Neverov, Alex Kim & Jack Stanford

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Shea f f e H OUS E

Sheaffe Housemaster: Mr James Cameron House Captain: Maninda Amarasekera House Vice Captains: Sinan Brown and Alexander Nuthall After a much needed summer break, Sheaffe’s year kicked off with revitalised leaders, with both Mr. Cameron and Mr. Hogan returning from long service leave. The energy and power of Sheaffe was immediately evident with our superb second placing in the Swimming Carnival. The air was charged with House Spirit and the echoes of our chants. The boys should be extremely proud of themselves. None of this, however, would have been possible without the sheer determination and dedication of Thomas Atkin, who balanced several races with the multitude of organisational tasks that he chose to undertake. However despite its competitive nature, Sheaffe also is a house that prides itself on service and participation. And this could not have been demonstrated more strongly than with our annual St. Vincent De Paul Door Knock Appeal, in which we raised $2500. This was followed up soon after, only this time Sheaffe combined with the other houses under the collective banner of CGS in the School Fete. Once again the boys were a tremendous credit to themselves doing both the House and themselves proud.

The Canberran 2012

The year continued to progress at a rapid pace and we soon found ourselves embarking in the Cross Country Carnival. Once again, the boys excelled themselves as they strove to complete their morning runs. Sinan Brown and Cameron Philips are to be greatly thanked as they spent several mornings out running with the boys, as well as coming up with new initiatives, such as BBQ breakfasts in order, to encourage the boys. On the day, Sheaffe gained a very commendable fourth place.

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Term Three brought along the Athletics Carnival. Sheaffe did brilliantly in Standards, finishing third as well as coming second in the carnival. Sinan Brown and Alexander Snowdon are both to be congratulated on the tremendous effort they put in to organising the boys in the lead up and on the day. The culmination of all our success saw Sheaffe finish the year with a well deserved second place behind Garnesy in the House Shield. This was our best result in over a decade and bides very well for 2013. However apart from the official House Shield events, the Captain’s Cup events have allowed the diverse range of Sheaffe talents to shine through from debating to rugby. Sheaffe should be proud that it has performed strongly across the board in all events. One particular highlight being the winning of House Soccer. Another success was that, after many years, we have managed to rekindle our connections with our sister house (Burgmann) at Canberra Girls Grammar School. We had a wonderful Quiz night, which had fantastic turnout from the boys. 2013 promises to be another great year for Sheaffe House. So boys, keep up the good work and bring the Shield back to Sheaffe! Maninda Amarasekera House Captain

However one of the greatest highlights of the year was the House Music Competition. It was a truly wonderful day with the boys performing brilliantly across the board, in particular Shane McMiken, James Volis, Vincent Tran and Tom Nixon, who not only performed superbly on the day, but were also in charge of the mammoth job of organising all the contestants. Of particular merit was our outstanding rendition of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now”. While we may have come fourth, it in no way reflected the spirit shown by the house. Solving problems with our Sister House


 Shea f f e H OUS E Year 11 Leadership Day

Shave for a cure

Abseiling on Year 8 Camp

Breakfast at the doorknock

Maninda Amarzsekera

Our Fearless Captain

Sheaffe pride

The Wall of White at the Swimming Carnival

Counting the donations at the doorknock

Pegasus flies high

Sinan Brown

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The Canberran 2012

Manaro Shield

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House

Swimming

Cross Country

House Music

Academic Effort

Athletics Standards

Athletics Carnival

Total

Rank

GY

3

3

2

1

2

1

12

1

SH

2

5

4

4

3

2

20

2

BN

1

6

3

3

5

4

22

3

GN

7

2

5

5

4

6

29

4

EW

5

4

1

6

7

7

30

5

HA

4

7

7

2

8

3

31

6

MN

8

1

8

8

1

8

34

7

ED

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Athletics Standards: For two weeks each year, from the end of August to the beginning of September, the houses of Canberra Grammar School meet on the athletics field, during which time the boys sacrifice their afternoons to gain points for their houses by competing in athletic events. It may be a chore for some and the highlight of the year for others. Nonetheless, everyone is required to complete all ten events. For the first few days, Burgmann and Sheaffe houses seemed to be topping the tallies. As the second week came, Garnsey and

Manaro were slowly emerging and becoming real threats. The boys of each house were battling it out for first place and with one day to go, the online scoreboard was removed making for a suspenseful finish. Manaro house took out first place with an average of 76.3, Garnsey came second with 70.6 and Sheaffe came third with 67.3. The division winners were Jamie Gosney in the junior division on 174 points, Alexander Cronan in the intermediate division with 175 points and Constantine Karapanagos in the open’s division with 151 points.

Athletics Standards Awards 2012 The Blocks (Junior Division Standards winner)

Jamie Gosney (Manaro)

174 points

Medallion (Intermediate Division Standards winner)

Alexander Cronan (Burgmann)

175 points

Medallion (Senior Division Standards winner)

Constantine Karapanagos (Sheaffe)

151 points

Athletics Standards House Results 8th

Hay

57.8

7th

Edwards

58.3

6th

Eddison

61.6

5th

Burgmann

61.9

4th

Garran

62.4

3rd

Sheaffe

67.3

2nd

Garnsey

70.6

Winner of the Standards Shield Manaro  76.3 points

School Carnival: On Friday 21st of September the Main Oval, for the second consecutive year, was transformed from the hallowed turf of the cricket and rugby field into an immaculate athletics track. When the first event commenced, so too did the very enthusiastic house chants. As the day progressed and the 200m and 100m were in sight, the day got hotter with the sun tattooing the boys in red. The open age 100m was a sight to behold. Cameron Nicholls and Matthew Narracott battled it out for first place in a photo finish. Matt Narracott took the victory and stripped Cameron of the illustrious ‘Triple Crown Trophy’. Soon after, the 100m gift approached with the fastest boys in each age group competing in a staggered start. The race was close, with Alexander Cronan taking the win. The day ended with the house relays. A thrilling few races in which Garnsey, Manaro and Garren performed well. First place for the day went to Garnsey, second place to Sheaffe with Hay coming in the third. The Open age Manaro Grammar Cup, was awarded to Cameron Nicholls.

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Athletics Carnival Awards 2012 Age Champions

ASC

The Ward Cup (12 yrs)

James Angstmann (Edwards)

The Smith Cup (13 yrs)

Jamie Gosney (Manaro)

The Leitch Cup (14 yrs)

Kolya Cook (Garnsey)

The CGS Cup (15 yrs)

Alexander Cronan (Burgmann)

The Tillyard Cup (16 yrs)

Connor Sanderson (Manaro)

The Manaro Grammar Cup (Opens)

Cameron Nicholls (Garran)

CGS Gift Race winner: Alexander Cronan (Burgmann) Triple Crown Trophy winner Not awarded. The Triple Crown Trophy is awarded to a boy in the Opens division who achieves first place in the 100m, 200m and 400m events.

Athletics Carnival House Results 8th

Manaro

1122

7th

Edwards

1364

6th

Garran

1398

5th

Eddison

1421

4th

Burgmann

1454

3rd

Hay

1502

2nd

Sheaffe

1615

Winner of the Tancred Cup Garnsey  1773 points

On the 23rd of October out at the AIS the day looked to be a miserable one, with the cold Canberra weather striking early. As the day progressed into a perfect one it became too hot for some. The 1500m races were first on the track and Grammar was quick to increase their points tally with a win in the 13 years by Jackson Markey. Shortly after, the first of the eagerly anticipated sprints began - the 200m. Grammar attacked early taking out numerous heats. Following the 200m was the 400m and Grammar performed equally as well. As the 400m ended the athletes prepared themselves for the highlight of the day, the 100m Gift, with Cameron Nicholls winning the handicapped race over the 10 schools. Grammar surpassed expectations with numerous athletes finishing in the top three. With Marist closing the gap it was up to Grammar’s relay teams to hold on to their lead. Unfortunately, Grammar’s heroic efforts were not enough, placing them a close second to Marist. Notable performances for the day go to Thomas Harrison, Jackson and Liam Markey, Alexander Cronan, Cameron Nicholls, Kieran Gosney, Jamie Gosney and Connor Sanderson.

ASC Male School Results 2012 1st

Marist College Canberra

2,686

2nd

Canberra Grammar School

2,421

3rd

Daramalan College

2,233

4th

Radford College

1,984

5th

St Edmunds College

1,583

6th

MacKillop College

1,003

7th

Burgmann College

799

Winner of the ASC 100m Gift Cameron Nicholls

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Wrong Carnival Year 12!

Calvin Dicker

Finnegan Oster-Seymour

James English

Max Jesiowalski

Phillip Khanthavirone

Oliver Tridgell

Carlin Sloan

Edwards House going for gold

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ACT Championships Tuesday 13th November Grammar’s athletes came fresh from the ASC with ferocious intent to gain selection for the All Schools National Athletics Championships. The 200m proved suspenseful with a photo finish in the under16’s with Kieran Gosney winning and a win by Cameron Nichols in the 17 years 200m in 22.6seconds. As the day developed, Grammar’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbon tallies increased. Grammar, as usual, had explosive 100m potential - Cameron Nicholls narrowly too out first place in the 17 years event with a time of 11.23 and Kieran Gosney won the 16 years 100m with a time of 11.56. Off to the side of the track was a sight to behold. Jamie Gosney in the under 13’s age group, broke two school records in the long jump and triple jump. He jumped an impressive 11.90m in the triple jump and an incredible 5.60m in the long jump. Likewise, Cameron Nicholls managed to break a long standing CGS track record with a time of 49.13 in the 400m. Connor Sanderson won the 16 yrs long jump with a leap of 6.17m. Lachlan Osborne won the 13 years high jump with a leap of 1.65m. Overall Grammar enjoyed a successful day, helped greatly by the perfect weather. Notable performances go to the other top finishers; Liam Markey in the 16’s 400m, Jackson Markey in the 13’s 1500m. Oliver Tridgell in the Opens 800m. Kolya Cook in the 14 years 200m and 400m, Jonty Kevin in the 13’s 3000m. Callum Macgill in the 14’s discus and shot put.

U14 Deion Pryor

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Lachlan Osborne

High Jump

U18 Cameron Nicholls

100m, 200, and 400m

Connor Sanderson

100m 200m and Long Jump

Oliver Tridgell

800m

Connor Sanderson Athletics Captain

Congratulations to the following boys have been selected by ACT Athletics to compete in the National All Schools Championships in Hobart Friday November 30 to Sunday December 2.

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Badminton Master in Charge: Mr Rowland Clarke Captain: Sheehan Lim

This year the Grammar badminton club has flourished, seeing more boys joining than ever before. In fact there were so many boys that the club days were extended to include Thursdays. As popularity increased so did competition participation and this year the boys have yielded excellent results. The boys have worked both on their footwork and racquet skills especially hard this year and this has reflected in some outstanding competition results. Across the board there are various trophies won at the ACT Junior Open, the ACT Open, the ACT Closed and the Interclub competitions. All boys have excelled in these events, demonstrating improvements not only in the technical aspects of the game but also in the mental and tactical aspects. These include doubles and singles tactics, net rolls, smashes and fitness. Club nights have been thoroughly enjoyed by all the boys with many chances to play both singles, doubles and in some cases triples! Following the customary warm up as instructed by Mr Clark, boys are allowed to practise and improve various skill shots before playing games with each other. The elite squad coached by Bright Lai and Captain Sheehan Lim has trained very hard to improve their badminton skills this year. Boys who showed enthusiasm, potential and a hard work ethic were selected into the squad. This year the squad consisted of Aaron Kim, Kevin Huynh, Lucas Brinkmeyer, Eric Gittleman, Jordan Huynh and Hyeok Yu. Boys

CGS Badminton players engaging in singles & doubles matches.

firmly grounded their skills in clearing, dropping and smashing, and afterwards they trained their foot work in multi-shuttle routines. Commitment to improving fitness was also a major requirement as the boys spent one day each week running up Red Hill and sprinting to improve on court endurance. Grammar badminton has had a very successful year and is looking forward to hosting the newest competition in the ACT, the Canberra Grammar Open. This competition first rain in 2011 where it was a showcase for the Grammar Badminton club and encourages boys to participate not only in playing but in learning more about the game through organising matches, umpiring and line judging. Apart from this, the interschool competition is coming up which will no doubt be chance for Grammar Badminton to shine and bring back gold! Many thanks must be given to Mr Clark, the man behind the scenes for organising all the events and liaising with the ACT Badminton Association. The support staff; Mr Chapel, Dr Berlin and Mr Power and our gap student Joshua Norman-Leagas must also be thanked for ensuring that club nights ran smoothly. Special mention must also go to our vicecaptain Shashiharan Senthan for his services in support the club. As captain I’d like to wish Grammar badminton and its boys well and continued success for next season.

Jason Tran & Sachin Boniface playing together as a team

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Basketball Master in Charge: Mr Michael Graves Captain: Mitchell Deeble

This year in basketball we were amazed at the volume of players we have playing Basketball at Canberra Grammar School. The basketball year began with the Summer Challenge season in October 2011 and concluded with the Winter Championship season in September 2012. We had 13 teams competing in both competitions.

passion were an integral part of the success we had this season.

The success of this season was largely due to the high standard of coaching provided to the boys by the school. The tremendous efforts of our coaches who willingly give their time for the development of the boys and to promote their love of the game must also be acknowledged for this.

Of course, we cannot forget the core of our program, which is the players themselves. After turning up to training sessions and games all season long, we have been able to see improvement in the game of each individual player. Along with enjoying the sport, this is what our basketball program at CGS aims to do.

The basketball program also relied heavily on the efforts of our Coaching Director Mr Peter Dunn. His contributions of time and effort that he invested into basketball must be recognised. His dedication and

A congratulations is required for all the people mentioned above as all are essential to a successful program. Good luck to all teams competing in the upcoming seasons at Grammar Basketball.

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Basketball Summer Squad

Parents also play a key role in our basketball program. A big thank you is necessary for all who contributed to CGS Basketball. Things such as cheering from the sidelines and doing duty on game days are often things that are left in shadow, but parents must be recognised for their services.


Cricket Master in Charge: Mr Michael Graves Captain: Declan Norrie

In the 2011/12 season Canberra Grammar Senior School fielded 9 teams with 4 making the finals, an amazing achievement for both the boys and the school. Throughout the season the boys had an opportunity to grow together, forming friendships amongst teammates, as well as with their coach. The Open’s squad had a very successful season this year, with both the 1st XI and 2nd XI having talent and depth in both teams, previously unseen in CGS cricket. Both teams competed in the ASC competition, with the 2nd XI playing in the second division against teams from both rival schools Marist and Radford. The 1st XI played in the first division, against teams including Marist, St Edmunds, Trinity College from Goulburn and Daramalan. Both teams should be congratulatedon their efforts, with the 1st XI falling short of the ASC championship cup against a better Marist team in both two day and one day formats, and the 2nd XI receiving the most successful team in the school award for their collection of their competition trophy for a dominating season with both bat and ball. Both opens team’s travelled over the January break, with the 2nd XI travelling to Armidale for a fierce competition against teams travelling from Sydney and Queensland. All boys had a really good time on the tour, learning how to play stronger sides than those faced in Canberra as well as how to react to different situations they were placed in. The 1st XI travelled to Shore School in Sydney where they participated in the inaugural Trans-Tasman Festival. The boys stayed in the boarding house, along with the other schools, Christ’s College from Christchurch, King’s College from Auckland and the home side, Shore School. The team found communication was much easier than previous tours, with teams interacting on most nights. The cricket was fierce, a stage that all but the four veteran’s – Alex Fricker-Lopez, Cameron Dalzell, Oliver Tridgell and Declan Norrie – had never seen at school boy level before. While a game wasn’t won on tour, the team returned to Canberra to finish their season with a new spark and mentality. The team has asked to thank Mr Bugden for his dedication to the team, Mr Graves for

his support on tour and Mrs Polglase for her perfect scoring, both on tour and off tour. Mrs Polglase has been the 1st XI’s scorer for 12 years and has never been given enough credit for her efforts of the many seasons so far. At the beginning of the season as an introduction to the 1st XI team, each new member of the team introduces himself to Mrs Polglaise, an event that carries as much importance in the boys eyes as receiving the “Baggy Blue” cap from the coach. Mrs Polglaise has shown dedication only matched by the CGS main oval itself, arriving before the first ball in the morning, and leaving long after the game has finished in the afternoon. While Mrs Polglaise has kept to the shadows for her duration as scorer, a light must be shone on her continual work for the 1st XI, and an appreciation for her work to come in the future of CGS 1st XI cricket. To finish a fine season both the Under 14’s and Under 15’s met Camberwell Grammar School, with the Under 14’s hosting on the CGS main oval, and the Under 15’s travelling to Melbourne to face the team they had faced a year ago. Being billeted by the home team in Melbourne, the Under 15’s team enjoyed their time and a special thank you should be given to Mr Corey Nix for his continuing efforts with CGS cricket and his Under 15’s tour to Melbourne. The House Cricket competition was once again a highlight for the boys of the senior school, with each house fielding a team with boys from year 7 to 12 able to play. With fierce competition across the board, Monaro and Garran played from opposite sides of the draw to repeat the 2011 final, meeting each other on the prestigious Flinders Oval for a finals clash that would be much closer that their last. In the end Monaro was the better team on the day, downing the favourites with wickets to spare to raise the House Cricket trophy at the presentation night. A special thank you is to be extended to Chris Cairns, former New Zealand Test Cricketer, who has played an important role in CGS cricket this season. Mr Cairns has given up his own time to mentor the boys of CGS on both technique and mental state, in order to increase performance and enjoyment for the sport.

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So as the cricket season has ended, and the boys have packed up their kits for six months, our attention turns to the next season. I encourage the young cricketers of CGS to train hard and play smart next season, and with the coaching staff at the school to help them I have no doubt the success of next season will be just as successful as this season. Declan Norrie Cricket Captain

Team relaxing on the sideline

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1st XI in Sydney playing against Shore with Mr Matthew Bugden and Mr Michael Graves


Cross Country Master in Charge: Mr Jason Reilly Captain: Patrick Ryan

2012 was a great year for Cross Country running in CGS. The CGS House Cross Country Carnival was held on Tuesday 10th April. The carnival was preceded by house training sessions right from the start of Term 1, which was a great opportunity for boys to increase their fitness levels and to develop new friendships within their running groups. There were some outstanding performances on the carnival day and the spirit of the each house was evident in the support and cheering that was given to the runners. The AJ Simpkin Shield was won by Manaro. ASC and ACT Carnivals Prior to the representative carnivals, the CGS ASC Team was visited by Tim Rowe, who heads up the Indigenous Marathon Project. This campaign trains young indigenous boys and girls in marathon running. Recently, Tim together with Rob De Castella took the team to New York to compete in the New York Marathon. Tim came to the school and delivered a training exercise to the CGS Cross Country Team. This was a great initiative and contributed to the fine performance of the team at ASC and ACT competitions. We were particularly grateful to Tim for his efforts.

following runners putting in fine performances in their age groups; Dimitri Tremopoulos, Dimitri Morogiannis, Andrew Waddell, Jonty Kevin, Chaitanya Fisher, Jacob Angelatos, Alistair Goggs, Sinan Brown and Cameron Nicholls. The ACT Cross Country event was held on Monday 4th June at Mount Stromlo. Top performers at this level of competition were the 14 year old boys’ team, who placed equal 2nd alongside the Radford team to the Marist runners. Our top performers on the day were Dimitri Tremopoulos, Jonty Kevin, Cameron Nicholls, James Lightbody, Joshua Miles and Sinan Brown. Two students from CGS, Joshua Miles and Patrick Ryan travelled to Adelaide on August the 24th to compete in the Australian National Cross Country Championships. The boys ran well on the day and represented the ACT with distinction. It was an interesting race with mud up to our knees and some runners actually losing their shoes in the muddy track. It has been a privilege to be captain of the CGS Cross Country Team and I thank Mr Reilly and Mr Lendrum for their input as well as the efforts of each student who was a member of the 2012 CGS Cross Country Team. Patrick Ryan Cross Country Captain

The annual ASC Carnival was held on Thursday 24th May and had a strong showing from CGS. The CGS Team placed 3rd overall behind the Marist and Radford teams. The Weston Park Track was challenging with the

ACT Cross Country representatives

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Dragon Boating Master In Charge: Jennie Holbrook Captain: Adam Lilleyman

The dragon boat 2011/ 2012 season was a rich and rewarding experience for everyone involved. During Nationals at Docklands in Melbourne we participated in challenging races against junior teams from almost every other state. Grammar retained the title of Australian Junior Champions.

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Whilst we were off the water, the boys took trams and trains to explore Melbourne: shopping and cinema in Chapel Street, markets in St Kilda, coffee and icrecreams in Southbank, Federation Square and repeated trips to Lygon Street. Academic pursuits were not altogether abandoned for the week as Ms Kirsten Anderson supervised students enabling them to complete common tests in the evening. The school Sargent and Mrs Booth helped out during the trip.The assistance of the extra staff was very much appreciated.

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Competing in the World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong was obviously the season’s highlight for twenty three boys as well as their coach’s Fred Lehman, Sergeant, Mr Struan Robertson and Mrs Jennie Holbrook. Only five other Junior Clubs were represented amongst the 4,000 paddlers from clubs all over the world. Racing was world class. Grammar competed in all events- 200m, 500m as well as the marathon 2000m- and gained the top position in the medal tally. The crews must be congratulated for persisting with the sub zero training sessions throughout the freezing Canberra winter months. An extraordinary achievement! Special thanks go to Toby Speck for setting up the tour blog site and assisting boys in Hong Kong to purchase ‘Rolex’ watches and headphones at very reasonable prices! Also thanks to Jeanne O’Malley, Struan Robertson, Kirsten Anderson, William Hall and Sean Carney who have all contributed to the magnificent photographic record, capturing the essence of this sport.

experienced paddlers. Flowing Festival in Jindabyne was their most significant racing opportunity. The Jury Cup, ‘for leadership and commitment to Dragon boats’, was awarded to the Dragon Boat Captain Adam Lilleyman. Adam Lilleyman Dragon Boat Captain

At the Peak in Hong Kong

Unfortunately for the Year 12 students it was to be a curtailed season due to the lack of regattas and limited interaction with CGGS paddlers. Lake closures, poor weather and the Nationals in Melbourne during term time all contributed to a very lean season for our most Singlet swap with Singapore team


Combined Grammar Dragon Boaters on the podium

Max Madew in Jindabyne

Alex Jobson sweeping

Mixed racing in Melbourne

Racing at the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races

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Football Master in Charge: Mr Michael Graves Captain: Eliot Bassili

The Grammar Football Program has had yet another successful year in 2012 with exceptional results across the board. This season there were 19 teams from both the Junior and Senior schools showcasing the substantial growth that football has had within the Grammar Community. The 1st XI managed to win their competition for the third straight year maintaining its trend toward success and did so un-defeated. There were also a number of very well deserved mid-table finishes. This year, Grammar Football saw the use of the Main Oval for the first time with many teams from across all age groups taking advantage of the excellent playing surface. This provided an alternative to the smaller fields of both the Flinders and P&F Ovals. With the heightened atmosphere of playing on the Main, many home games saw a larger attendance of spectators which was greatly appreciated by the boys.

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opportunities, we were unable to secure a win against the tough competition. There was a terrific atmosphere and it was a great experience for all those involved. The Grammar Football Program has grown significantly this year with more boys taking part in it than ever before. Grammar Football has seen constant development in the past but this year was one of the most successful. It has been great to see the ongoing support of the parents attending the games each week regardless of the weather, so thank you. Thanks must also be extended to the coaches and managers for continuing to give their time and dedication to the sport as we would not have been able to do it without you. The high level of play at Grammar will, without a doubt, continue to improve in the future and I know we all look forward to another great season next year. Eliot Bassili Football Captain Vice-Captain 1st XI


Alexander Baylis, Michael Ireland & Sam Coggins

Alexander Baylis

Ajesh Sharma

Jayden Bhummabhuti

Lachlan Baylis

Michell Taylor

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Hockey Master in Charge: Mrs Rebecca Dromgold Captain: Alex Hutchesson

As a non-core sport Hockey struggled to get numbers this year. Recruitment of new players was valuable as the season progressed allowing Grammar to field three teams.

for Under 15’s was nominated as part of the ACT development team. For the 2013 season Grammar Hockey is aiming to build and develop on our current squad, striving to field teams from Under 13’s to under 18’s.

The teams consisted of Under 15 division two, Under 18 division two and Under 18 division one. With teams being fielded with players of mixed abilities opportunity arose for players to gain experience in a range of positions. The Under 18’s teams trained together under the tutelage of Alex Trinder and Mrs Dromgold. With only four Senior players remaining from the previous year, some drastic rebuilding was required for the 1st XI. Matt Davies took on the challenge to undergo training as goalie for the 1st XI with ACT Hockey acknowledging his relentless tenacity to save goals. The 2nd 18’s season was mixed and with the support of a core group of Yr 10 boys their season ended with some games won. The boys skills improved greatly over the season and their commitment to hockey is to be commended. The Under 15 team was successful again this year under Mr Cantrill’s coaching, making it to the final in September. The final was a thrilling game with it going to two lots of extra time before unfortunately Grammar was defeated. Under 15’s captain, Jacob Cantrill’s leadership on the field continuously support the newer players to hockey. Alex Jansen

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Defending a short corner


Karting Master in Charge: Mr Terry Werner

The winter season this year saw us with a large intake of boys new to the sport. That brought its own challenges, as there is much more to karting than driving karts. The beginners, mostly from Year 7, also had a great deal to learn about basic maintenance and general pit crewing, as well as assisting with the logistics of packing and transporting eight race karts along with their spares and tools.

Knight showed their class by driving well in fast fields, and Sam McPherson also showed a great deal of potential despite his inexperience.

With so many new boys it fell to the old hands to show the way and here Harrison Knight and Angus Gabbedy proved the worth of past seasons, showing sound leadership both at the track and in “the shed”.

I look forward to welcoming new members in 2013, and taking further steps along the path with those signing up for another season.

As has been our usual practice, we headed to Grenfell for a weekend camp after a day at the Canberra track spent running in rebuilt engines and giving the newcomers their first taste of the sport. At Grenfell the boys worked on racing lines, braking points, racecraft, and also spent much time and energy developing the skills needed for the necessary work in the pits. This weekend was a terrific immersion experience, with boys eating and sleeping beside the track and having the culture of motor racing seep into the collective psyche. The one major lesson for newcomers is that the work done for the benefit of others amounts to at least ninety percent of their effort. That is true for all motor racing - the action on the track is always a very small tip of a very large iceberg.

After the season Harrison Knight struck out with his own machine and is now racing in the fast and highly competitive Rotax Light class, and has dipped his toe into the top echelon of the sport in the Rotax ProTour. Angus Gabbedy is set to follow suit as I write, and these two talented drivers now have their chance to make their mark in the bigger world of motor racing.

The 2012 team: Year 7 Nathan Burton, William Fletcher, Hamish Gabbedy, John Kemp. Year 8 Hugh Douglas; Year 9 Matthew Hansen, Josh Matthews, Sam McPherson; Year 10 Angus Gabbedy, Casper Kenworthy, Harrison Knight – all ably guided and assisted by Mr Bob Alexander and Mr Gary Edmonds. Mr Terry Werner MiC Karting

With innumerable rolling start “mock races” under the belt, and having passed the requirements for gaining “P” plate race licences, the boys went back to Grenfell for a club race meeting. That was hugely successful in that all finished their races safely, with the more experienced drivers gaining the podium for their classes. The Canberra meeting to follow in August was a far tougher challenge. After several more Canberra track days the boys by then were more in tune with pulling their weight in the pits, but the tricky Canberra track caught many out with several “dnf’s” in races. It was a minor victory to see all finish their final races, with the newcomers maintaining their rear of grid starting positions. Impressively, Angus Gabbedy and Harrison

The outgrid before a race in Junior National Light

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Mountain Biking Master in Charge: Mr Kevin Joy

With the philosophy of ‘riding is good for your soul’ CGS Mountain Biking rode our mountain bikes all over the ACT during the summer season. Venues such as Sparrow Hill, Majura Pines, Stromlo Forest Park, Kowen East and Namadgi National Park all became familiar to us as we rode the wonderful trails and single track that the ACT is blessed with. Whilst Thursday afternoons were for fitness, fun and development of skills, Saturday mornings were purely for riding. The beginning of the season saw a general lack of fitness but as this improved and skills were developed we rode further, faster and for longer. The end-of season 60 km epic in the wonderful Namadgi

National park required all of our endurance (and navigation skills too). Tracks were soft after much rain and the creek crossings were deeper than expected. But all enjoyed a great day. Throughout the season we also learned about bike maintenance, correct setup of the bike, and which tyres (and pressures) were best for different conditions. Those that failed to bring a spare tube and a pump occasionally learnt a very important lesson; quite a lot of walking was the result. Mr Paton (Les), Lachy Paton and Mr Joy would like to say thankyou to all those boys who displayed commitment, a sense of adventure and a willingness to ‘have a go’ when faced with conditions outside their comfort zone. They certainly have learned that “the more you ride the more you enjoy it”.

Dylan Day at Mt Stromlo

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James Richardson at Kowen East

Stephen Melluish at Mt Stromlo


Orienteering Master in Charge: Mr Matthew Purcell Captain: Patrick Paton Vice Captain: Alex Snowdon With the biggest orienteering team for several years (20 students) the 2012 season was amazing from the start. The team had two training sessions a week – on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. During these sessions the team would do various courses that focused on different aspects of Orienteering. Examples would be a course that showed only contours (the steepness of hills), maps that only had a small section around the control area coloured in, and maps that only showed water courses.

highly competitive age class. Patrick Paton won the gold for the M18 division. Overall the season was a great success and everybody had an enjoyable time. All the best for the next season boys! Patrick Paton Orienteering Captain

Alex Snowdon Orienteering Vice Captain

Early during Term 3 the Orienteering team had its annual camp at Mt Majura. This camp was a highlight of the season and included activities such as rogaine-style long distance orienteering, night orienteering, and competing in the ACT Sprint Distance Orienteering Championships. The camp would not have been possible without the help from various parents. Special mention must go to Al Paton (Patrick Paton’s father) who took the lead role in organising much of the camp. The Grammar team also won several awards at the end of the season. Jack Madew took gold for M14 while Mark Glanville and Ryan Turner both took silver and bronze respectively. Stephen Melhuish won gold for the M16 age class with a huge gap of 41 points between him and the silver medal winner. Special mention to Nicholas Doody who came 4th in this Tools of the trade

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Mark Glanville; Jack Madew; Ryan Turner ACT medal winners in the M14 age class

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Rowing Master in Charge: Mr Mark Halpin Captain: Oliver Howse

The 2011/12 rowing season has been one of great success, with over 100 boys taking up an oar. The christening of six new Sykes single sculls, 2 doubles and a quad by Father Chris at the annual rowing breakfast was a great way to kick off the season with the whole Canberra Grammar rowing community in one place. The season saw the lake closed on a number of occasions, and crews were forced to train at one stage for two weeks on the dreaded rowing machines. However, for many crews these periods of higher physical demand payed off later in the season as fitness levels were increased.

and Scotch Mercantile Regatta. Each crew achieved success during the season with standout results including; 2nd in the Div 1 U19 coxed four at NSW State Championships, 1st in the Div 1 School Boy coxed four at NSW HOR and 1st in Div 2 single scull at NSW HOR. This season was successful in terms of regatta results and the development of crews. I wish every crew good luck in the 2012/13 season, especially for those competing at the Australian National rowing Championships in Sydney during March 2013.

See you on the water. Oliver Howse Rowing Captain

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The Year 8 rowing squad was comprised of 5 quads, which took to the water with great enthusiasm to learn the skill of rowing lead by Tim Harrison. Each Saturday the increasingly popular ‘Mozzie Squad’ ran by Ross Ford took out single sculls to further hone in on their rowing technique. Efforts both on and off the water showed in stand out regatta results; 1st in the Yr8 Double at ACT Championship, 2nd & 3rd in the Yr8 Quad at ACT Championships. The Year 9 rowing squad also consisted of 5 quads that were keen to build on their experiences from last season. Stand out performances include 1st & 2nd in the Yr 9 Quads at ACT Championships, 1st in the Yr9 Double at ACT Championships and 2nd in the Div 3 Quads at HOR.

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The Year 10 rowing squad was comprised of the 1st Junior VIII, two quads and a double. Members of the 1st Junior VIII were keen to test themselves in the unfamiliar sweep boat, proving to be very competitive amongst Canberra and interstate crews. The training load for all crews in Year 10 stepped up, with crews training in the early hours of the morning. Their standout result for the season was 4th in the Yr10 VIII at HOR. The Year 10 Quad also had some success, achieving 3rd at ACT Championships. The Senior Shed was comprised of the 1st VIII (Split into the 1st & 2nd IV), the 3rd IV and the 1st Double. Each crew undertook a tough training regime leading up to the major regattas of the season such as Head of the Yarra, NSW State Championships, NSW HOR

Yr 9 3rd Quad

Yr 8 Double


1st Junior VIII at the Scotch regatta Victoria

First VIII Throughout the 2011/12 season, the CGS First VIII raced in numerous regattas and experienced many successes throughout the year. After the trials early in Term 4, the First VIII began to train for the Col Panton Marathon, which is a handicapped race from East Basin to the Rowing Course, spanning over a gruelling 8km. The boys rowed strongly through some tough conditions and in a field of 50 boats finished 10th across line, with the 3rd fastest time of the day. However, the main objective of the marathon was to begin to condition the boys for the famous Head of the Yarra race down at Melbourne. After making the long bus trip to Melbourne, the night before the race was filled with heavy rain, and on competition day there was a raging current flowing through the river, carrying excessive debris. After many competitors were scratched from the race due to the horrendous conditions, the boys were lucky enough to be given the green light to compete. After rowing strongly against the current and for an exhausting 8km through tight bends, the boys finally finished the race in a remarkable time, finishing as the 3rd fastest Schoolboy VIII of the day. After the Head of the Yarra, the First VIII’s focus shifted to the more conventional 2km races as the regatta season began to intensify. To prepare them, to match the standards of the Sydney GPS school’s a four day boat camp was held in Nelligen on the South Coast. This camp consisted of up to four rowing sessions a day, including the long 30km row from Nelligen to Bateman’s Bay and back and an intensive land session where the boy’s fitness was tested each day. After the Holidays, the boys returned for the Canberra Boat Camp, where they prepared themselves for the upcoming NSW Championships to be held in Penrith the following week. At NSW Champs the boys performed strongly in the Schoolboy VIII and Under 19 VIII, but were unlucky to miss out on a podium finish. However, it was the First IV which surprised everyone, having only rowed together once before the race, and managed to take out silver in the U19

Coxed IV in a highly contested field. After the regatta, the First VIII continued to compete in numerous Canberra regatta’s to prepare themselves for the Schoolboy Head of the River, and in these regattas managed to perform strongly, proving to be one of the quickest eights on the lake. At the Head of the River Regatta, again the boys were unlucky not to medal in the Schoolboy Eight event, but again the First IV proved to continue their dominance winning the Coxed Schoolboy IV. Additionally the First VIII attended the Scotch Mercantile Regatta at Nagambie as their last regatta for the season. The boys performed very strongly in the heats of the Schoolboy VIII, but were unlucky in the finals, receiving a poor lane draw, and were heavily affected by the infamous Nagambie weather conditions. Overall, it has been a season with numerous successes for the First VIII and I wish them all the best for the season to come. Chris Baldwin Year 12

1st VIII at Black Mountain Regatta

First IV — Caleb Antill; Robert Campbell; Oliver Howse; Emmanuel Drakakis; Christopher Baldwin

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Rugby Master in Charge: Mr Jason Reilly Captain: Harry Fleming

This year in Senior School Rugby proved to be very successful, with CGS fielding 8 teams and 5 of these teams making the semi-finals and a further 3 teams making the Grand Final. The results of the finals include. The 15A’s Div 1 loss to St Edmunds 58-13, whilst the 16B’s Div 3 won 23-19 against Vikings. The 1st XV won against St. Edmunds 35-33. This is first time in a very long time, about 53 years that the 1st XV has triumphed in the ACTJRU U18 Competition. The Success of the CGS Rugby Program can be put down to several new aspects to the Rugby Club over the past few seasons. Firstly the continuation of the CGS Summer Weights Program which saw over 70 students predominately, rugby players participate in the offseason strength and fitness training. This program saw increase across the board in strength, size, and aerobic capacity. This programme also saw the introduction of the cross fit session on Friday mornings which produced vomit, blood sweat and tears. It also provides the team with ‘training and development’ on power movements and correction of lifting techniques.

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Secondly the success of the rugby community was a result of the increase in games and volume of pre-season training. This saw the entire CGS rugby community participate in games against All Saints Bathurst, Kinross Wallori, Downlands College QLD, Daramalan, and Vikings. In addition, the senior squad’s involvement in the CGS invitational 10s Tournament and the Scots College Sydney Investec Sevens. The shortened form of the game helped all players to focus on the core skills of rugby creating good improvement in skills which lead to the success of the club this year. The preseason saw all the senior school teams play many games allowing us to work on skills tactics and fitness before the start of the season.

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This lead to the opens and under 16s teams into the pre season tour of New Zealand, which saw the team visit Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown. This allowed the teams to participate in three brutal and physical games. Whilst having the experiences of having a home stay with New Zealand families: Highlights included watching a super rugby game,

visiting Rotorua and staying in a traditional Maori guest house and spending three days in Queenstown. The tour was a great experience for all involved and lead to the senior rugby community binding together, which I think was a major factor in the success of the opens rugby program this year. The rugby program will continue to see the rewards of the tour in years to come. We must thank Mr Barrett and Mr Booth (Sarge) for the hard work in putting together the tour. The season started with four home Gala Days, with the first game against Marist. The Gala days could not have happened without the long and tireless efforts of two Individuals of the CGS Rugby Association community, Judy Turbayne and Greg Pickering. These two individuals have been at the helm of the CGS van and BBQ for the past few seasons. Although many CGS Rugby Teams struggled throughout the year, it is essential that we as a community stick at it. I think with the improving summer weights programs and the improvements in the preseason Calendar, in years to come Grammar rugby has something to prove to the ACT Junior Rugby Union Competition in all levels and grades. In addition the Rugby Club also saw the continuation of the Annual Father & Son Breakfast with our guest speaker and father Paul Narracott giving a speech on his experience in the Olympics both summer and winter, which provided the open teams with background on what it takes to reach your dreams, in addition how to handle the disappointments of sport. This year also saw the first year in which the Opens rugby competed in the Waratah Shield. The team travelled to Sydney to vs. Homebush Boys High and left with a victory. To later vs. St Augustine’s to go down on the CGS Main Oval. St Augustine’s College went on to win the Waratah Shield in 2012 against Oakhill College.

Thank You We must thank the CGS Rugby Association; lead by President Mr Peter Doherty for their hard work and financial contributions to making the CGS rugby community thrive this year. Thanks also to Dr Bruce Faraday for his efforts as CGS Coaching Director and Publicity Officer. Doc’s effort and skill behind each


team and behind the camera, taking the photos for ‘The Lineout’ is greatly appreciated. Thanks to the Open’s mothers who provided afternoon tea for the boys after the 1st XV home matches. Thanks to our physiotherapists Cameron Boland and Natasha Veljanovska from Move Happy Physiotherapy in Deakin. We must also thank all the coaches, managers and volunteers of the CGS Rugby Club in making this season so enjoyable. Mr Paul Angelatos and Mr John Kelaher (13A’s). Mr David Bennett and Mr Tom Gilmore (13B’s). Mr Mark Perkins, Mr Tim O’Sullivan and Mr Quinton Brown (U14A’s). Mr David McMullin (15A’s). Mr Andrew Balmaks and Mr Angus Balmaks (U16A’s) Mr Jeremy

Waterford (U16B’s). Mr Connor Barrett, Mr Aaran Booth and their managers Mr Andrew Shelley and Mrs Deb Booth (1st & 2nd XV). Thank you to the Senior School Master in Charge of Rugby, Mr Jason Reilly and the Junior School Master in Charge of Rugby, Mr Justin Abrahams. Their combined efforts across the whole school have lifted the level of achievement enormously for all boys involved in CGS Rugby. I wish the CGS Rugby Club all the best for the future as they will no doubt undertake to build upon their success for the 2013 season. Tom Staniforth

Congratulations to all the 2012 Award Recipients Best Forward

Best Back

Players’ Player

Most Improved

1st XV

Harry Fleming

Joshua Friend

Matthew Narracott

Tom Pratt

2nd XV

Harrison Jenkins

Adam Lilleyman

Lewis Nott

DJ Kang

U16A

James Goddard

Patrick Rumble & Harry Tyson

Nicholas Champion de Crespigny

Andrew Barron

U16B

Ben Campbell

Ping Li

Christopher Fuller

Jack Ashurst

U15A

Alex Cronan

Neil Haron

Ethan Zissler

Jonathon Lindsay

U14A

Tim Creer

Hamish Lynn

Kelepi Baba

Franklin Percy

U13A

Stuart Sellar

Dimitri Tremopoulos

Nicholas Katsogiannis

Jack Rudkin

U13B

James Angstmann

Max Tranter

William Woodrow

Tom Bryson

2012 Representative Players 2012 ACT Brumbies U17 & Australian Schoolboy Representative

Tom Staniforth

2012 ACT Schoolboy Representative

Harry Fleming

2012 ACT Schoolboy Representative

Matthew Narracott

2012 ACT Schoolboy Representative

Jack Stanford

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Sean Cross

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Sebastian Singh

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Patrick Miller

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Andrew Robertson

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Brodie Ingram

2012 ACT Brumbies U17 Representative

Angus Whittle

2012 ACT Brumbies U16 Representative

Nicholas Champion de Crespigny

2013 ACT Brumbies U16 Representative

Patrick Rumble

2012 ACT Brumbies U16 Representative

James Goddard

2012 ACT Brumbies U16 Representative

Harry Tyson

2012 ACT Brumbies U15 Representative

Tim Creer

2012 ACT Brumbies U14 Representative

Alex Cronan

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2012 Perpetual Trophy Recipients Perpetual Trophies 2012

2012 Captain of the First XV

Thomas Staniforth

2012 Captain of the First XV Cup

Jacob Angelatos

The Singh Trophy

Thomas Staniforth

The David Mulford Trophy

Ben Foote

The David Hickey Award 2012

Alex Cronan

The Sun Corp Best Kicker Award 2012

Joshua Friend

John Taylor Award 2012

Greg Pickering & Judy Turbayne

CGS Best Team 2012

1st XV

William Boyle Medal 2012

Angus Whittle

2012 ACTJRU & CGS Rugby Referees Alex Champion De Crespigny Alex Cronan Andrew Whittle Angus Whittle Brodie Ingram Edward Barker Sam Whittle Tom Brown Andrew Shelley Paul Narracott Fraser Baird Duncan Ledger Connor McCormack Jake Peden

13B Division 3 vs Radford

Ben Reading-Thompson Harry Sampson Edward Sisson Patrick Soulsby Riley Tanton

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Thomas McCredie Aidan Thurbon Nick Lowe

13A Division 1 vs Daramalan


First XV 2012 will long be remembered by the 1st XV and the school community. Starting the season with a unbeaten tour of New Zealand, accompanied by the U16 players, the 1st XV played in a huge array of competitions and as such have finished the year with a tremendous array of results and trophies. After winning the CGS 10’s tournament held on Fete day, the team then went to select 12 players to compete in the Scots 7’s. Coming away as Bowl champions, the team displayed great skill and abilities against much more fancied teams from around Australia. After numerous pre-season games the team

then went on to record an outstanding 13 wins from 14 games in the regular season competition. In doing so they managed to beat St Edmunds, Marist, Vikings, Wests, Uni Norths, Royals and Daramalan taking their season to a record 542 points for and 211 against. The highlight of the season was certainly the team beating St Edmunds at Canberra Stadium under lights, 35-33 in a thrilling final kick scenario. An outstanding final result, unprecedented in Grammar rugby. All boys are to be congratulated including those who made ASC, ACT and Australian Schoolboys honours. The team finished the season as ASC Champions and winners of the ACTJRU Under 18 Division 1. Mr Connor Barrett First XV Coach

John Sutton

1st XV vs Marist

Angus Whittle

1st XV vs Daramalan

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Sailing Master in Charge: Mr Graham Maltby Captain: Eliot Bassili

Sailing Masters Report This year saw the expansion of our sailing program with over 30 sailors participating. We ran our introduction to small boat sailing and racing program on Lake Burley Griffin and we also introduced a program of Teams Racing allowing our more advanced sailors the opportunity to represent the school. With the Teams Racing Program we traveled to Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne for State and National Regattas where our students proudly represented the school with some impressive results.

Charles and Marcus Johnson

Two of our sailors, Eliot Bassili and Duncan Jamieson, were ranked in the top 15 Laser Radial Sailors in Australia and as a result were selected to represent Australia at the World Youth Laser Radial Championships. A wonderful time was had by all and we are looking forward to continuing to grow the program. Mr Graham Maltby MiC

Captains Report This was the first season Canberra Grammar School competed as a school in the Teams Racing format. It was a year that we learnt a great deal and were able to travel and compete with some of Australia’s top sailing schools

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The Teams Racing Squad began their season training in both Corsairs and Pacers, before traveling down to Tasmania for a training weekend with some of the top teams in Australia. Grammar held their own and competed well in the chilly conditions. Considering this was the first competitive sailing Grammar had done against other teams it demonstrated just how far we had come, and how far we still had to go.

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Duncan Jamieson & Jay Lindsey in Sydney

Next up was the NSW Schools and Open Teams Racing Championships held on Sydney Harbour. While the regatta started with next to no wind, which the boys struggled in, by the last day the wind was blowing a gale. This saw Grammar find their speed and win all of their races by considerable distances against teams such UNSW. Great day to go sailing


In July, the Teams Racing Squad travelled down to Lake Albert (Melbourne) to compete in the Australian Schools Teams Racing National Sailing Championships. Conditions were tough on the first two days of racing but the boys fought back from last place winning four of their races on the third day and moving up to 19th overall. Loads of experience was gained and the boys are to be congratulated on winning four races in their first ever Team Racing Nationals, something that hasn’t been achieved by any other school since the championships began more than 20 years ago. Overall, a great season was had and a huge thanks must go to Mr Maltby who has really furthered the sailing program within the school. Eliot Bassili Sailing Captain

The boys having fun on a Hobie

Rigging the boat for sailing

Henry Winter sailing a topper

Rohan Gibson, Lachlan Marshall, Dominic Dao

Teams racing at Lake Albert

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Squash Master in Charge: Ms Kylie French Captain: Brenton Dally

The 2012 squash season has seen many improvements in terms of sportsmanship and skill. It has also seen an increase in participant numbers. Boys from both the Senior and Junior Schools have been approaching weekday training with enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the will to improve. There has been an influx of new players this year and this fits well with ACT Squash’s new format of competition. Training takes place at the school’s own three squash courts, and consist of group activities, and one-on-one sessions with the coaches. Often the older boys take on mentoring roles, and they share their wealth of experience with the younger players which allows the more inexperienced boys to benefit from the communal nature of the sport. During training, boys are able to gain valuable match experience in preparation for the pennant competitions. Some of the boys choose to challenge themselves against stronger opponents and often this is the best way for them to develop.

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The students who wish to pursue squash at a competitive level have been playing in the Friday night pennant competitions. Such a large number of our students do participate that CGS makes up more than half of the players for Junior Pennant. Furthermore, the boys that are seen to excel are often recruited by ACT squash, and at this point in time we have up to six players as part of the squad. These boys should be commended on their participation in national and regional tournaments, especially the National Junior Series that saw many of our boys play for Canberra at the end of Term One.

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Junior Pennant, but also to a decline in numbers of players for Juniors in general. At the insistence of our new MiC of Squash: Kylie French, and the influence of our squash captain Brenton Dally, this pennant has seen full grammar teams being reinstated; we hope that these new environments will not only encourage bonds between our boys, but also that they benefit from being in a team with their schoolmates. We look forward to the next season of squash, and all the boys are complimented on their levels of improvement, good sportsmanship, and companionship within the sport. Brenton Dally Squash Captain

Squash is a relatively new offering in the Junior School Co-curricular program and has been elected with enthusiasm by many Year 5 & 6 boys. Friday afternoon trainings have involved shot instruction, skills practice, and fitness activities under the guidance of coach, Neil McLeod. A handful of students have competed in the ACT Squash Junior Pennant as part of the ‘Grammar Club’. Akhila Siththaranjan, Declan-ray Smith and David Yang have performed admirably in the Competition, showing genuine commitment to the sport and their team. The School looks forward to seeing all our young squash players develop their skills and become a dominant force within the ACT Squash circuit. Ms Kylie French MiC Squash

In recent years Grammar has dominated the ACT High Schools’ competition and the ACT College Competition, generally winning by a large margin of points; but also with excellent demeanours. Many of our boys also compete in individual competitions, including the Viking’s Junior Squash Challenge, in which a large number of players achieved placings, including Brenton Dally winning his division. This Spring season of Junior Pennant has seen a restructuring to the sport. In previous years, Grammar teams were split up partly due to our dominance of

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Swimming Master in Charge: Mr Jason Reilly Captain: Oliver Bourne

Looking back on the school swimming season of 2012 Canberra Grammar can hold itself in high esteem throughout all categories of the sport. The school carnival held on Friday the 2nd of March at the AIS Pool was a huge success with a majority of the boys competing in individual or relay based events. While it gave squad based swimmers a chance to show their mates their dedication and passion for the sport, it also allowed other boys to engage in friendly but exhilarating competition. The atmosphere created by the houses was truly magnificent, and the amount of support and encouragement given to their peers as they battled it out in the pool made for a fantastic carnival, which is sure to go down as one of the highlights of the year. In the end Burgmann house managed to defend the trophy for a second year in a row by a narrow margin ahead of Sheaffe house. These results suggest an even more competitive carnival next year. The highlights of the meet would have to be the relays in which nearly all swimmers were able to compete, with times ranging from under two minutes to over four, and the traditional teacher vs. student relay that almost saw the teachers snatch victory from the seeming arrogant students, maybe next year the teachers may get the better of the boys, we will have to wait and see! The next stage of the school swimming programme saw a select number of boys advance through to the ASC carnival (Associated Southern Collages) held on Wednesday 4th April, then the ACT schools competition held on the 3rd and 4th of May. In both of these meets the boys represented the school superbly in and out of the pool, showing good sportsmanship and great racing. There were many highlights to the meets and to mention a few Angus Funnel (Garnsey house) competed exceptionally well winning four of his five events and placing top three in all of them, Cameron Tysoe and Alec Morris maintained a fierce but friendly rivalry through the first two meets, both winning a substantial amount of events. Overall, all boys did well many achieving PB’s and many placing highly in their events.

Swimming Carnival Results 2012 Records In the over 17 years 50m Butterfly, Hugo Morris from Sheaffe House achieved a time of 26.69 seconds. The previous record of 27.12 seconds had been held since 1998. In the over 17 years 100m Freestyle, Hugo Morris achieved a time of 54.53 seconds. The previous record of 54.69 seconds had been held since 2002. In the 16 years 100m Freestyle, the previous record was 56.35 seconds, set in 2001. Two boys broke the record in that race this year. Alec Morris from Sheaffe House swam 55.67 seconds, and the new record holder is Cameron Tysoe from Edwards House with a time of 55.45 seconds. Both of these boys broke the previous record in the 15 years 100m Freestyle in 2011.

Age Champions 12 years (The Hay Cup)

Matthew Harrison

Burgess/ Burgmann

13 years (The Fitzgerald Cup)

Lachlan Osborne

Burgess/ Sheaffe

14 years (The Peterson Cup)

Joshua Silk-Jones

Garnsey

15 years (The Ollard Cup)

Angus Funnell

Garnsey

16 years (The Davies Cup)

Cameron Tysoe

Edwards

17 years (The Bailey Trophy)

Kade Howitt

Burgmann

Open Champion (The Bracegirdle Cup)

Hugo Morris

Sheaffe

(54) Open Individual Medley (The MD Barber Trophy)

Hugo Morris

Sheaffe

(90) Open 50m Freestyle (The Maynard Cup)

Hugo Morris

Sheaffe

(4) 400m Freestyle (The Moufarrige Cup)

Oliver Bourne

Burgmann

(53) Open Medley Relay Team (The Huntley Cup)

Thomas Atkin Alec Morris Matthew Riddell Ty Bonneau

Sheaffe

Oliver Bourne Swimming Captain

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House results 8th

Manaro

793

7th

Garran

889

6th

Eddison

1037

5th

Edwards

1039

4th

Hay

1053

3rd

Garnsey

1134

2nd

Sheaffe

1212

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Winner of the Tom Groggin Cup Burgmann 1227 points

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Giving their houses a boost


Taekwondo Master in Charge: Philip Johnston

The Taekwondo program at CGS was almost in its 5th year before it produced its first black belts back in 2008; since then more than a dozen students have taken the exam, including 5 students at the end of November this year: James Feng, Alex Vidler (already a junior black belt, promoted to 1st Degree), Mitchell Nemec (Old boy of the school), Sam Shelley and Jordan Kibukamusoke. The test itself is challenging not just because it’s physically demanding, but because it’s wide ranging— candidates have to demonstrate self defence responses, board breaking, sparring against single and multiple opponents, evidence of strength and conditioning, technique and combination sets, and do so in a way that convinces the examiner that they have the technique and temperament to cope with training at a black belt level.  There will be others in 2013, but these were the right candidates in 2012. James Feng’s unwavering sense of balance and astute instincts for counterattacking; Sam Shelley’s imposing range and deceptively quicksilver side kicks; Mitchell Nemec’s raw power and indomitable approach to sparring; Jordan Kibukamusoke’s unmatched hand speed, mobility and ability to read opponents, and Alex Vidler’s technical excellence across the entire repertoire, and ability

From left to right — Alex Vidler, Sam Shelley, James Feng, Philip Johnston (instructor), Alex Vuong, Mitchell Nemec, Jordan Kibukamusoke

to interrupt and shut down any other student in the program—Alex in particular has been one of the stand out students since he started back in 2007; he absolutely shone in the November grading, and this despite being injured for much of 2012. Special mention needs to be made too of Alex Vuong, who is the first student since the program began to be invited to apply for a 2nd Degree black belt, with an exam  likely to be at end of 2013. It’s very, very rare for a student to reach such technical proficiency while still in their teens—it will be a memorable grading to watch.  Exciting too is looking at the students who are coming up. In the Junior School there are a number of students who have made rapid transitions to the intermediate class, including Zane Vidovic (100+ pushups, if you don’t mind, and happy to chase down sparring opponents three times his size), Ben Daniel (side and back kicks that I wish all students had ),Kristian Larsen (probably the most difficult junior school student to spar at mid-long range), Max DeSomer (the reason I only say “probably” about Kristian)…I hate naming students like this because some outstanding students get omitted. Be sure of this though: there hasn’t been such an all-round strong intake of intermediate students since the program started. 2013 is looking like a year to remember. Mr Philip Johnston MiC Taekwondo

Alex Vidler, 2 board side kick break at his black belt grading

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Water Polo Master in Charge: Mr Greg Elliott Captain: Thomas Atkin

The Water Polo season at CGS commenced with a representative team heading to Melbourne for the Trans Tasman Schools Water Polo Championships in early December. This saw the players compete at a high level and gain valuable experience in the pool against prominent school teams from Australia and New Zealand. Thank you to coach Rowan Woodburn and Mr Gregory Elliott (MIC) for organising and managing the trip. Locally, CGS has had a great success in the interschool competition in Canberra. We won the Years 7-10 ACTSSSA Competition for the seventh time in a row, proving Grammar to be a strong opponent in the ACT. Many players from Grammar have represented the ACT at an elite level this year. Senior player Declan Moore competed in the National U18 Club Championships in Canberra during April. Oliver Wayte, Michael Ridley and Storm Strauss represented the state, travelling to Sydney for the NSW U16 Club Championships. Both Michael Ridley and Storm Strauss competed in the National U16 Club Championship in Brisbane later this year.

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The summer and winter seasons for the U14’s saw great development in skills and game play due to the efforts of coaches Chris Matthews and Storm Strauss. The Opens and U16 teams at CGS played effectively

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in the pool during the competitions and at practice matches held against the ADFA teams on their campus on Wednesday nights. Both the U14’s and U16’s placed second in their respective competitions in the recent Winter Competition. Thank you to Head Coach Mr Rowan Woodburn for his invaluable commitment and contribution to the development of Water Polo at Grammar and to Kevin Ross for his involvement as coach of U16B’s. Thank you to Mr Gregory Elliott (MIC) for his organisation throughout the year. The end of the year sees a strong body of players, veteran coaches, new Captain Storm Strauss and MIC Jason Reilly that will guarantee a successful future for Water Polo at CGS. Thomas Atkin Waterpolo Captain

Awards Opens:

Best and Fairest:

Thomas Atkin

U16:

Best and Fairest:

Storm Strauss

Most Improved:

Riley Fallon

U14:

Best and Fairest:

Ben Castle and Michael Roach


Chris Phillips

Chris Mellor & John Kemp

Athletics Carnival

Ben Croker Year 9 Rowing

Badminton at ANU

James Richardson at Mt Stromlo

Eliot Bassili

Nate Andrews & Joshua Sidaros at Dragonboating Hong Kong

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ARC Alternate Reality Club Coordinator: Mrs Krista Hooke

For two years now, members of the Alternate Reality Club (ARC) have been meeting and plotting. Plotting fun! Fun for all the members of our club. With the club barrelling down the highway during year one, we had no intention of slowing down. This second year saw some fantastic activities and events for the club. To kick off, the members of ARC invited our sister club at CGGS, Nexus, to a retro science fiction event in Term 1. After a get-together, activities and dinner, we moved into the CGGS Hall and watched Back to the Future. Everybody put a big effort into costumes, and a great time was had by all. In Term 2 we held a sleepover movie marathon, this time with a focus on superheroes (in anticipation of the release of The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises). Over 14 hours, six movies were watched, including The Phantom, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Captain America, Iron Man and Iron Man 2. Twenty pizzas and around 25 bottles of fizzy drink were consumed and as usual we got very little sleep.

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Later in the year a band of Year 10 boys took it upon themselves to organise the first ARC Trivia Night. Meeting over the course of the term, both inside and outside of school, the boys organised a magnificent event and invited members of CGGS’s Nexus Club to participate. With a great turnout the Dining Hall was full of people dressed to impress (in costume). The event consisted of nearly 200 questions (which had all been written by the Year 10 boys), with film, music

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Devesh Naidoo at the LOTR sleepover

and slideshow sections. With standout performances from the teachers, the night was a resounding success. In anticipation of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit film trilogy, the final event of the year was a Lord of the Rings sleepover movie marathon. But we did not just watch the three Lord of the Rings films, no – we watched the extended editions! With fourteen hours of extreme movie fun, pizza, and very little sleep!!

Until next year, May The Force Be With You! Oh and...... Live Long and Prosper! Thomas Jordan Year 10

Devesh Naidoo & James Angstmann at the LOTR sleepover

CGGS’s Mr Kris Katavic as Darth Sidius at the Trivia Night

The costume competition winning table of CGGS ‘Batman’ characters at the Trivia Night


Code Cadets Coordinator: Mr Matthew Purcell

The Code Cadets have had another eventful year exploring the ever-growing world of technology. During January the group travelled to San Francisco for the Macworld | iWorld 2012 Conference and Expo, while also having time to visit some of the largest Silicon Valley companies in the world including Google and Apple. This was an eye-opening experience for all the boys who had never seen technology companies on such a grand scale, which further fueled their aspirations to work in these types of companies. In addition to activities for members of the Code Cadets group, several events were also run for all senior school students. EdHack was a 12 hour Hackathon on Friday 9 November where teams of students were provided with public data sets and challenged to make innovative applications using those data sets. Any technology could be used, but the apps had to be complete within the 12 hours. All teams developed fantastic entries, ranging from web-based applications incorporating the Google Maps APIs (to display geolocation data) through to iOS and Android applications which leveraged the power of those platforms. It is intended for EdHack to be an annual event, with the possibility of expanding it to 24 hours next year. The nature of EdHack targets it towards students who have programming experience, but the group also

wanted to stage an event pitched for all students. Following the exam period, the Code Cadets staged a 3 hour Counter-Strike: Source tournament for Years 8 – 11 students on a Friday after school. Having obtained tournament licences from Valve Corporation, the Code Cadets took over the Library and International Centre computer labs turning them into a game center for the evening. This was a nice way to finish and celebrate the end of the school year. During the last week of term, the Code Cadets arranged for Richard de Crespigny to speak at Canberra Grammar School. Mr de Crespigny was the pilot in command of Qantas Flight 32 – the massive Airbus A380 which suffered a near disastrous engine explosion after take-off. This was a fantastic opportunity for the senior school students, and greater school community, to hear the amazing story of how one of the world’s worst aviation disasters was averted. Finally, a new group of 16 Code Cadets will be heading to San Francisco during January and February 2013 to attend Macworld | iWorld 2013 along with visiting several new companies in Silicon Valley, ranging from startups through to large established companies. A small group of the Code Cadets will also be presenting an all-day session at Macworld titled “iOS Development for Beginners” teaching iPhone and iPad app development to attendees – a very rare opportunity allowing our students to present at an internationallevel conference.

The Code Cadets riding around San Fransisco on Segways

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Da Vinci Decathlon Coordinator: Ms Bronwyn Edwards

Once again CGS has had a successful year with the da Vinci decathlon. Earlier in the year the Year 7 and 8 teams competed in a gala day hosted by CGS. These teams comprised: Year 7 – James Deane, Christina Flynn, Keshav Karupiah, Deepan Kumar, Elliott Murphy, Christopher Siedl, Isaac Singhal and Jason Tran. This team received a 1st in Art and Poetry, 1st in English, 2nd in Games of Strategy, 2nd in Mathematics and a 1st in Code breaking. Overall the Year 7 team was ranked 2nd. The Year 8 team comprised: Mark Glanville, Vinay Goel, Alex James, Charles Jordan, Anand Siththaran, Patrick Soulsby, Charlie Templeman and Callum Webb. This team received a 1st in the Art and Poetry category, a 2nd in Games of Strategy, 1st in mathematics, 2nd in General Knowledge and was ranked 3rd overall in the competition.

schools. Out of a draw of 800 students our boys did considerably well. The Year 9 team comprised: Brendon Falk, Kevin Jacob, Steven Melhuish, Callum McGill, Max Wallner, Benjamin Mynott, Thomas McCredie and Henry Xu. They received a 1st in Code Breaking and a 2nd in Mathematics. The Year 10 team comprised: Alastair Barnett, William Choy, Jason Pover, James Mountain, Daniel Greiss, Daniel Zhong and John Freeman. This team achieved a 2nd in General Knowledge and a 3rd in English. All boys who competed did so with great sportsmanship and good humour. As always both competitions were highly enjoyable and proved to challenge and delight all the competitors. I look forward to another year of fierce competition in 2013. Ms Bronwyn Edwards

The Year 9 and 10 teams competed in the highly competitive Sydney da Vinci decathlon at Knox Grammar against independent and selective high

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Competing in the chess challenge


Debating MiC: Ms Angela Bardwell

Vice Captain Murray: Abi Prakash

Ford Coach: Mr Andrew Gray

Vice Captain Ford: Oliver Tridgell

Captain: David Sheridan In the ACT Debating Union’s Ford Competition for Year 7 and 8 students, CGS entered six teams. It was an enjoyable season and many boys in Year 7 and Year 8 were able to learn and practise the “Art of Persuasion”. Special thanks to Oliver Tridgell and Alex Richards for their efforts in training the Ford debaters, and sharing their considerable debating experience. The Douse CGS 1 team had a stellar season, enjoying many victories, culminating in a vigorous Grand Final against Narrabundah College. Awarded the Runnersup trophy on the night, Abi Prakash, David Cribb, Hugh McCarthy, Guy Lemmon and David Sheridan carried out and completed the season with pride and dignity. I

wish these talented young men all the best in the years to come. Once again, the annual Kitchen Tyrell debates delivered an evening of intellectual frivolity, with an onslaught of wit conducted by the CGS Douse team. The topic was That Men are Oppressed in Modern Society. The CGS 1 team’s efforts included David Cribb revealing a dress underneath his blazer, urging males in the audience to rise up and embrace their femininity. The boys charmed their way to victory against the skilful CGGS team. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Debating Captain David Sheridan, who balanced masterful debating skills with commitment and energy. His assistance in Debating matters great and small was invaluable. Ms Angela Bardwell MiC Debating

Drama and Film

The Drama Department runs many cocurricular activities, including theatre productions, master classes, artists in residence, film competitions and festivals, and Dance (Hip Hop). We also encourage student devised projects, and were thrilled to support CGS’s first entry into Dance Fest at the Canberra Theatre. In 2013 we seek to establish a performance ensemble, enter the Australian Speech and Drama Eisteddfod for the first time, and continue to build co-curricular Film. We have a guest director in residence booked, and Zen Zen Zo keen to return for master class. Stay tuned.

Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT Awards) Season 2011 Winners Congratulations to everyone involved in these productions. Technical Achievement

The Production Team, Special Effects, Le School

Magic Moment of Theatre

The Principal’s Coat, Le School

Best Youth Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Jake Brown in Pride and Prejudice (CGGS)

Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Tom Atkin in Dealer’s Choice

Best Choreographer

Mr Felix Schwartz, Le School

Best Production of a School or Youth Play

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The Hypochondriac by Moliere — Fast, French and Very Funny! 7th to 9th June, Tim Murray Theatre, directed by Felix Schwartz Cast: Alex Richards, Georgia Comensoli, Lauren Atkin, Emily Hosie, Jack Parker, Callum Bodman, Sam Kennedy-Hine, Rohan Longbottom, Peter Ridley, Ed Smith-Roberts, Jill Greig, Kelepi Baba, Jordan Shaw, Reis Simpson, Olivia Rolfe, Eliza Jennings, Sandy Barber

Cockatoo Island Film Festival

Crew; Andrew Hall, Oliver Atkinson-Perillo, Will Horsley, Lachlan Kerton, Rose Anderson, David Horsley, Thomas Carruthers, James Quiggin.

Dance Fest – Heroes This year a dance crew of 9 boys from senior school came together and trained to perform for the annual Dance Festival Showcase hosted by AusDance ACT. This was the first ever year Grammar has ever performed at this magnificent event. AusDance ACT was more than delighted that to have one of the final schools to join this function, they even invited the crew to attend their media launch which was attend by the sponsor of the Dance Festival. Overall the actual night was an amazing experience for all the boys as we met dancers from throughout Canberra and gave a show stopping performing that matched the skills of even the most experienced of schools. Special thanks goes to Dr. Martina Crerar (Dance Coordinator), William Tran (Old Boy, Edwards), Josh Mak (Old Boy, Sheaffe) and David Nguyen (Old Boy, Edwards).

The Hypochondriac by Moliere

The Grammar Dance Crew: Sinan Amin Kelepi Baba Lachlan Darrow Adian Jessup Jordan Kibukamusoke

Bright Lai Micheal Ridley Shashiharan Senthan Terrance Wong (Shashi Senthan)

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This year, year 10 film has been working hard to produce high quality and engaging films. The Celcius film competition this year was a success, with a large spectrum of producers ranging from year 7 - 10, producing some quite impressive videos. Year 10 Film is currently working on 5-8 minute films that will be shown in the Tim Murray theatre on the 23rd of November. (Max Moore)

The Hypochondriac by Moliere

Cockatoo Island Film Festival On the 23th of October, James Mountain, Michael Ridley, and Luka Vertessy travelled and spent the night in Sydney to see the Cockatoo Island Film Festival, a festival celebrating films created by both Australian and International film makers, as well as some student orientated workshops and films, making it Australia’s largest competitive film program. We had an amazing time, attending film and music orientated seminars and screenings, as well as creating a couple of short films ourselves in the dark hours of our first night.


Overall it was a wonderful and inspiring experience, and hopefully, not the last of its kind (Luka Vertessy).

Community Outreach and Film Several students from the film class and film makers from our co-curricular film collaborated with Brenton Reimann from Fusion International, to produce a film that showcases the work of Fusion, and how they contribute to the Canberra Community. This film was shown at Fusion’s annual fundraiser and was a highlight of the evening. Congratulations to James and Luka for combining Film and Community Service.

Theatre at Grammar Awards (TAG Awards) Every year our Drama Captains host the TAG awards as a celebration of our co-curricular program. This year we showcased both our co-curricular productions and films over the past two years. A huge thank you to our 2012 Drama Captains Nathan Storen and Peter Ridley and our 2011 Drama Captains Jordan Shaw and Sam Kennedy-Hine for organising the night.

The Craving

Dealer’s Choice Best Actor in a Lead Role

Tom Atkin

Best Actor in a Featured Role

Jordan Shaw

Player’s Player

Tom Atkin

Director’s Choice

Nathan Storen

Le School Best Performer

Jordan Shaw

Director’s Choice

Sam Kennedy-Hine

Player’s Player

Eliza Shephard

Best Female Performer

Olivia Rolfe

The Hypochondriac Best Actor in a Lead Role

Alex Richards

Best Actor in a Female Role

Lauren Atkin

Best Actor in a Featured Role

Jack Parker

Best Performer

Jordan Shaw

Director’s Choice

Callum Bodman

Best Actor in a Lead Role

Ed Smith-Roberts

Best New Talent

Rohan Longbottom

Best Actor in a Female Role

Rebecca Attanasio

Player’s Player

Jill Greig

Best Actor in a Featured Role

Finn McHugh-Dillon

Player’s Player

Jordan Shaw

Director’s Choice

Natalie Waldron

Player’s Player

Georgia Comensoli

Best New Talent

Kelepi Baba

Future Culture

2011 Outstanding Actor

Tom Atkin

Excellence in Theatre Arts

Joe Shellard

Outstanding Contribution to Co-curricular Drama

Zach Dowse

Best Performer

Karla Attanasio

The Book

Zach Dowse

Player’s Player

Alex Ferraro

The Gaff

Nathan Storen

Best New Talent

Olivia Rolfe

The Bow Tie

Zach Dowse

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Woyzeck Best Actor

Kelepi Baba

Outstanding Actor

Jordan Shaw

Director’s Choice

Eesha Hunjon

Excellence in Theatre Arts

Sam Kennedy-Hine

Player’s Player

Eliza Shephard

Nathan Storen

Best New Talent

Callum Bodman

Outstanding Contribution to Co-curricular Drama The Book

Andrew Hall

The Gaff

William Horsley

The Bow Tie

James Quiggin

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Celcius Film Festival 2012 Winners: Michael Ridley, James Mountain, Luka Vertessy Runners-up: James Sweetman, Max Moore, Daniel Greiss

Farewell and Thank You This year we farewelled our beloved Year 12 HSC Drama students, two of which were previous Captains. Jordan Shaw (Drama Captain, Front of House) Samuel Kennedy-Hine (Drama Captain, Technical) Hugo Morris Tom Atkin Jake Brown We wish them all the best. Stay in touch!

NIDA adventures We also congratulate Mr Derek Walker (previous beloved Drama teacher and director of Les Miserable) on his successful year at NIDA where he has been completing the directing course. We hope you will come back and share his insights and adventures with the Drama students and staff in 2013. In October we hosted a master class holiday program called Spring into Theatre, run by NIDA graduate Olivia Simone. This three day event included both acting for theatre, film and musical theatre. Several of our boys undertook this intensive training, including one of our lead actors in the up-coming musical, Guys and Dolls. We look forward to them sharing their skills with younger Drama students.

Combined Grammar Schools’ Musical 2013 – Guys and Dolls After auditioning over 120 young actors, 80 students were selected as part of the ensemble for the first ever combined Canberra Grammar Schools’ musical to be held at the Canberra Theatre in 2013. Along with the combined schools’ orchestra and a dedicated stage management and design crew, the production looks set to pave the way for high quality, professional standard productions in the future. Guys and Dolls is a mythical fable of Broadway in the 1940s. We have been rehearsing throughout Term 4, and while it has been lots of hard work, the students (and the staff) are having lots of fun. Dr Martina Crerar MiC Drama

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Best Youth Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Callum Bodman as Cleante in The Hypochondriac DJ Kang as Ken in Red

Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Alex Richards as Mark Rothko in Red and as Argan in The Hypochondriac

Best Director of a School or Youth Play

Nathan Storen for Red

Best Production of a School or Youth Play

Red by Canberra Grammar School

The CAT Award winners with be announced at Llewellyn Hall on February 16th, 2013. The Hypochondriac by Moliere


Sony Camp Companions: Cadeyn Schmidt, Ryan Craighead, Cameron Nicholls, James English, DJ Kang, Toomas Mirlieb, Riley Sanderman, Oliver Tridgell, Nicholas del Rio, Oliver Maxwell.

Ten Year 11 students gave up their first week of Christmas holidays to move into the Boarding House and participate in the Sony Camp. Along with ten students from CGGS, the boys took on the role of full-time carers and companions for children with special needs. For the duration of the camp, the students, and a team of volunteer staff from both Schools, were responsible for the care of the campers 24 hours a day. During the course of the students participated in a huge range of activities with their campers. The activities included line dancing, bread making, swimming and making masks. The trip to the zoo was a

Nicholas del Rio

particular highlight as was the mini fete and Christmas party on the final day of the camp. The camp proved to have enormous benefits for all those involved. The children with special needs were treated to three full days of activities and interactions that they would not normally have the chance to experience. The parents and carers of those children were able to get some much-needed respite at the time of year when they needed it most. And our students learnt how to care for a child with special needs. Some participants described it as an enriching, life-changing experience. By the end of the camp the students had formed very close bonds with the children they were caring for.

A day at the zoo

Sony Camp, a great day out

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Ulysses Society Coordinator: Mrs Gai Dennett

The Ulysses society is a Year 12 group who meet over dinner a few times each year to converse with a guest speak who might challenge the groups thinking and add to the ideals of innovation internationalism and intelligence which define Canberra Grammar. By bringing speakers who are at the top of their respective fields to chat with the students, they not only gain a deeper understanding into the complex and changing world around them, but also to bring diverse insights into the school curriculum as the boys share what they have learned. The Ulysses Society members this year including Karam Kim; Guy Lemmon; Kevin Kelly; Kerin Jacob; James Dowden; Maninda Amarasekera; Patrick Ryan; Marian Emmanuel; Declan Moore; Lachlan Marshall and teaching staff Dr Justin Garrick, Mrs Janet O’Dell-Teys; Mr. Andrew Shelley and Mrs Gai Dennett got off to a mid-year start, meeting twice this year. In August the society learnt about a new field of economics dubbed “behavioural economics.” Here, psychology is applied to market theory in an attempt to explain why humans can be irrational in their decisionmaking (e.g. offering payment for blood donations and yet walking down the street to save $20 on purchasing a cheap item)

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Our first guest speaker, Dr Richard Denniss an economist by training and Executive Director of the Australia Institute, a Canberra – based think tank found at www.tai.org.au outlined his coined word “truthiness.” This word, describes a political claim/message that sounds as if it should be true. Truthiness has begun

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The Gallery set up for our second meeting with Mr Madden with David Cribb, Hugh McCarthy, Lachlan Marshall, Mr Paul Madden, Mrs Dennett, Jasper Bedwell, Maninda, Kevin Kelly & Kerin Jacob

to permeate our society through specialised media sources such as climate change denial blogs, that “tell people what they want to hear” and reaffirm any prejudices/misconceptions they may hold. Our venue for our next meeting, changed to the Gallery space and were surrounded by Year 12 artworks to listen to the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom- His Excellency Mr Paul Madden in September. Lachlan Marshall with meticulous organisational skills planned this themed event down to the folded napkins and the flower arrangements symbolising a union of the Australian and British plant emblems. For this meeting, the society also invited additional interested Year 12 students to join our group for a memorable event, boosting our numbers to 26. Mr Madden expanded his ideas about the close ties between Australia and the Britain, including in International groupings such as the G20 and the Commonwealth across a very wide range of areas including defence, security, economics, trade and investment. This government to government relationship is reinforced by many personal ties: millions of citizens visit each other’s countries and although on opposite sides of the globe both groups always feel welcomed like neighbours. This meeting also allowed a unique opportunity for the boys to gain a deeper insight into Britain and its place within the world, and how it has evolved over time to encompass a more global community. Mrs Gai Dennett H.O.D. Canberra Grammar School Library

James Dowden, Kerin Jacob, Karam Kim, Kevin Kelly & Marian Emmanuel with Mrs O’Dell-Teys in the background


Winter Projects Coordinator: Mr David Hodges

“It’s wonderful to see that this curious and unique feature of Year 7 at Canberra Grammar, started long before I was born, goes from strength to strength.“ Geoffrey McCarthy (Blaxland House 1973–1978)

The Winter Project has been an integral part of student life at CGS for over 40 years. It offers an opportunity for students to examine and learn new skills with a family member. The exhibition for the 2012 Winter Projects saw a fabulous array of items that illustrated the diversity of interests and skills of our Year 7 students and their families. The exhibition officially opened by Geoffrey McCarthy this year saw the Winter Project Exhibition as vibrant as ever. Among the many items this year, modes of transport featured strongly in the form of long boards, billy carts, a motorised push bike project and a collaborative project that saw the restoration of a go-kart that Terry Werner had generously donated.

Models and dioramas, always an interesting component of the exhibition, was of great interest this year featuring a train set with a landscape surround, a scale model of the Tharwa bridge, the surface of Mars with colony, a snow-covered winter scene, a cross-section of a WW1 trench, a single piston motor powered by a candle, an Eiffel tower, Parliament house, an example of silver-smithing, a cross section of a heart and a mantle clock that chimed on the quarter hour. Again my amazement of the collective skills and imagination of Year 7 and their family members brings me to applaud and congratulate the time and effort that you brought to the exhibition this year.

Furniture projects, both newly constructed and items that have been restored provided an attractive display. Among them were several Garden seats, benches and outdoor settings, chests of drawers, bookshelves, coffee tables, step ladders, desk organisers and a BBQ table. Many students this year built a variety of animal enclosures. We had several elaborate and portable chicken enclosures, many dog kennels, one with its own drawbridge, one that could be folded flat for holiday travel, ranging in sizes that would suit a small lapdog to others that could accommodate a large guard dog. A growing feature of the exhibition is the documentation of activities such as bush-walks, garden and house ren­ ovation, travel; both overseas and at home and classes or sporting events students have attended. Many attractive and well designed posters were evident as were many computers that showed movies and animations of these events. Computer based and technology projects ranged from videos of holidays, cartoon animations, recordings of musical recitation using iPads, videos of comedy skits, computer games computers assembled from kits and two programmable robots. Visual Art this year was represented by students de­ monstrating their many skills in photography, landscape painting, cartooning, model making, wire sculpture and silkscreen poster printing. Several students wrote short stories publishing them for the exhibition.

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Presentation Night 7 December, 2012 National Convention Centre

Junior School Awards

Academic Award

Lachlan Byron

Music Award

Lachlan Byron

Class 3B

Physical Education Award

Frederick Deeks

Effort Award

Liam Bessell-Koprek

Effort Award

Angus Develin

Physical Education Award

Joshua Hardy

Effort Award

Alexander Fraser

Academic Award

Tristan Ho

Citizenship Award

Diego Parsa

Visual Arts Award

Tristan Ho

Citizenship Award

Angus Rixon

French Award

Sachin Lalloo

French Award

Angus Rixon

Academic Award

Joshua Lee

Academic Award

Robert Willingham

Music Award

Joshua Lee

Citizenship Award

Charles Merchant

Class 3/4K

Effort Award

Alexander Morgan

Effort Award

Michael Galland

Citizenship Award

Toby Wilson

Academic Award

Noah Gorrell

French Award

Harry Kilcullen

Visual Arts Award

Harry Kilcullen

Effort Award

James Lloyd

Class 3T

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Lachlan Bugden


Music Award

Andrew Millar

Effort Award

Jack Kefford

Academic Award

Taylor Miners

Citizenship Award

Charlie Mitchell

Physical Education Award

Lachlan Noble

Physical Education Award

Charlie Mitchell

Citizenship Award

Matthew Rensch

French Award

Maxwell Rogers

Citizenship Award

Dylan Teng

Class 5J Class 4G

Music Award

Matthew Bruer

Effort Award

Matan Barchad

Citizenship Award

Edward Budd

French Award

Matan Barchad

Effort Award

Angus Finney

Visual Arts Award

Daniel Greenwood

Effort Award

Thomas Gedye

Music Award

Oliver Juttner-Melland

French Award

Maitland Gibbs

Citizenship Award

Hugo McKay

Visual Arts Award

Augustin Grgic

Academic Award

Zack Noyes

Academic Award

Tom Howarth

Physical Education Award

Jonathan Robson

Citizenship Award

Bailey Hudson

Academic Award

Carl Rumbens

Academic Award

Angus Jones

Citizenship Award

Sanjay West

Physical Education Award

Harrison Truman

Effort Award

Lachlan White

Class 5K Class 4M

Academic Award

Nicholas Barnard

Physical Education Award

Ben Allen

Citizenship Award

Thomas Cumming

French Award

Ronan Beltrami

Visual Arts Award

Hugo Domazet

Citizenship Award

Sebastian Bonanno

Academic Award

Rishi Ganeshan

Academic Award

Angus Cleary

Music Award

Rishi Ganeshan

Citizenship Award

Denzel Kibukamusoke

Physical Education Award

Max Hartmann

Visual Arts Award

Dimitri Lourandos

Effort Award

Oliver Merchant

Academic Award

Aidan Page

Citizenship Award

James Piira

Effort Award

Jordan Rushbrook

French Award

Jackson Swan

Effort Award

Dylan Turner

Effort Award

William Thompson

Music Award

Dylan Turner

Class 5/6G Class 4S

Effort Award

Angus Chesworth

Physical Education Award

Samuel Bettle

Visual Arts Award

Tom Iverach

Academic Award

Lachlan Dowse

Physical Education Award

Nicholas Jordan

Academic Award

Vishal Ganeshan

Effort Award

Thomas Larcombe

Music Award

Samuel Jenkin

Academic Award

Ethan Nguyen

Citizenship Award

Callum Lambert

Music Award

Ethan Nguyen

Effort Award

Dominic Padanyi-Ryan

Citizenship Award

Tomas Ostroumoff

Effort Award

Keenan Piazza

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Samuel Reading-Thompson

Citizenship Award

Axel Raut

French Award

Eliezer Rubenstein Sturgess

Visual Arts Award

Finn Rose

French Award

Duncan Soros

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Tristan Yip

Class 6G

Class 5D Effort Award

Olaolu Arogundade

Citizenship Award

Zayad Ashraf

Academic Award

Jack Carey

Music Award

Jack Carey

Academic Award

Marcus Gellel

Visual Arts Award

Haichen Huang

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Lewis Barr Effort Award

Dimitri Efstathiadis

Effort Award

Lachlan Gale

Music Award

Ashley Glassock

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Justin Harper

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Jeremy Herzog

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Physical Education Award

Matthew Norton

The Fowler Creative Arts Prize Nicholas Wilson

Visual Arts Award

Ajesh Sharma

Prizes Previously Awarded

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Daniel Tian French Award

Daniel Tian

Class 6H Freda Boyd Citizenship Award Nicholas Dimoff Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Thomas Faulder

Chess Senior Champion

Angus Finney

Runner Up

Kristian Larsen

Junior Champion

Albert Winkelman

Runner Up

Dylan Turner

Thomas Faulder

Athletics

Effort Award

Benjamin Foote

Under 8 Champion (Bowden and Graham Cup)

Mackenzie Stephen

Under 9 Champion (J R Campbell Cup)

Nicholas Fitzgerald

Under 10 Champion (Kenyon Cup)

Angus Jones

Under 11 Champion (Harrison Cup)

Harrison Truman

Music Award

Luke Morrissey

Effort Award

James Rogers

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Kai Tanton

Physical Education Award

Brendan Warr

French Award

David Yang

Senior Champion (School Cup) Nicholas Jordan

Cricket

Class 6J Effort Award

Maxim de Somer

Single Wicket Competition

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Benedict Findlay

Effort Award

Shaahil Lalloo

Cross Country

French Award

Shaahil Lalloo

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Jonathan Lee Visual Arts Award

Jonathan Lee

Physical Education Award

Nicholas McPherson

Freda Boyd Citizenship Award

Duncan Miller

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award James Phillips Music Award

James Phillips

The following awards were presented at the 2012 Year 6 Leavers’ Service and Graduation Morning: Major Awards The Smith Music Prize

Angus Chesworth

The Information, Communication and Technology Prize Joseph Fergusson

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Angus Chesworth

Visual Arts Award

Cicolari & Vido Academic Achievement Award Luke Morrissey

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Robert Pollet Poetry Prize

Ashley Glassock

8 Years Champion

Aaron Doherty

9 Years Champion

Nicholas Fitzgerald

10 Years Champion

Samuel Bettle

11 Years Champion

Brendan Warr

12 Years Champion

Duncan Miller

Orienteering Most Successful Orienteer (Trewin Award)

James Phillips

Most Improved Orienteer

Zachary Elvin

Rugby Player’s Player (Under 12)

Cameron Howard

Most Improved (Under 12)

Lachlan Peadon

Best Forward

Benjamin Foote

Best Back

Tommy Milin

Swimming Under 8 Champion (Ireland Cup) Mackenzie Stephen

The Douglas Prize for Work, Leadership and Sport

Luca Hehir

The Guy Harrison Prize for French

Sheldon Lee

The Audley Fletcher Prize for Citizenship

Duncan Miller

The J L Davies Prize (Best All Round Sportsman)

Under 11 Champion (Thompson Cup)

Duncan Miller

Senior Champion (Davies Cup) Duncan Miller

The Jean Mewett Prize for Services to Choral Music

Andrew Noble

Triathlon

The Lennox Prize for Creativity in Music

Nicholas Sever

Under 9 Champion (Thompson Cup)

Nicholas Allnutt Lachlan Byron

Under 10 Champion (Gee Cup) Nicholas Barclay Tom Iverach

Triathlete of the Season

Duncan Miller

Most Improved

Tom Iverach


Year 11 prize winners

Junior School Chorale

Duncan Miller

Dance presentation

Hip hop dance crew

House Shout winners Edwards House

Oliver Tridgell

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Rookie of the Year

Angus Chesworth

Tennis Junior Doubles Runners-up

Timothy Hunt James Lloyd

Champions

Nicholas Bisa Jonathan Robson

Junior Singles Runner-up

Jonathan Robson

Champion

James Lloyd

Senior Doubles Runners-up

Rishi Ganeshan Angus Jones

Champions

Harrison Pietsch Samuel Bisa

Senior Singles Runner-up

Samuel Bisa

Champion

Harrison Pietsch

Senior School Awards

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Dominic Hill

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Charles Jordan

The N.W. Butt Prize for Citizenship

Jonathon Kevin

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Nicholas McCabe

A Prize for Consistent Effort

John Shaw

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Geoffrey Sims

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Eddie Stewart

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Charlie Templeman

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Shane Arora

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Brendan Falk

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Omar Gannash

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Ivan Ip

A Prize for Consistent Effort

James Angstmann

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Sebastian Boeck

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Liam Brodrick

Cum Laude Certificate for Academic Excellence

Irwin Ip

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Kevin Jacob

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Lance Lee

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Manraj Johal

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Lachlan Martin

The Robbie McHarg Award for Character in Adversity

Manraj Johal

Cum Laude Certificate for Academic Excellence

Elliott Murphy

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Fearghas Macfarlane

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Samuel Ng Isaac Singhal

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Callum Macgill

Cum Laude Certificate for Academic Excellence

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Jack Madew

The Senior School Prize for Consistent Effort

Thomas Stanistreet

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Connor McCormack

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Thomas McCredie

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Stephen Melhuish

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Benjamin Mynott

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Reece Pahn

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Damien Thomson

Year 8

The Canberran 2012

Vinay Goel

Year 9

Year 7

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Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Yassir Albekaa

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Dominic Behrens

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Cameron Dunn

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Mark Glanville


Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Oliver Tonks

The Peter Dabbs Prize for Citizenship

Conor Burdette

The Fred Fletcher Prize for Citizenship

Joshua Waugh

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Sathya Chitturi

The Prize for Ancient History

Samuel Coggins

The Prize for Latin

Isaia Curtotti

Year 10 Mustafa Awni

The James Colman Memorial Prize for Mathematics

Isaia Curtotti

A Prize for Consistent Effort The James Watson Prize for Dux of Year 10

Michael Bai

The Prize for Music

Isaia Curtotti

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Brenton Dally

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Michael Bai

The Prize for Australian Studies

Nicholas Del Rio

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Stephen Carroll

The Tony Coplans (Class of ’59) Prize for Modern History

Ashwin Devanathan

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

John Freeman

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Avinash Devanathan

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Joshua Fridgant

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Nicholas Divall

The Prize for French

Sanjay Farshid

The Australian Catholic University Prize for Academic Performance and Leadership

Jackson Friend

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

James Feng

The Prize for Chemistry

Charlie Frost

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Brendan Fulton

The Andrew Barber Memorial Prize for Geography

Timon Howes

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Angus Gabbedy

The Cameron Hood Memorial Prize for Services to CGS through IT

Anthony Huynh

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Benjamin Goodnow

The Duesburys Nexia Prize for Economics (aeq)

Lindsay Ingram

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Andrew Hall

The Prize for Agriculture

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Thomas Harrison

Thomas Killalea

The Daphne Fullager Memorial Prize for Biology

Jacob Miller

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Nicholas McGinness

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Toomas Mirlieb

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Hugh O’Neill

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Cameron Nicholls

Joshua Sidaros

The Fuji Xerox Prize for Design and Technology

Alexander Owen

The Class of ’97 Prize for Citizenship

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Aran Ravishanker

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

David Tian

George Rayns

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Ryan Vickers

The Peter Hazlehurst Prize for Information Technology (Software Design and Development)

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

Daniel Zhong

The Prize for Studies of Religion

Alexander Richards

The Prize for Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Cadeyrn Schmidt

The Prize for Drama

Nathan Storen

A Prize for Consistent Effort

Oliver Tridgell

Year 11 The Tate Trewin Memorial Prize for Visual Arts

Andrew Bondaruk

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The McMaster Prize for Chinese

Alexander Vuong

The Jones Prize for Science (Top Science Student)

Marian Emmanuel

The Walter Hine Memorial Prize for French

Daniel White

The Keith Sowell Memorial Prize for Head Sacristan

Mark Evans

The Prize for Business Studies

Sean Whitfield

Harry Fleming

The Prize for German

Angus Whittle

Bradley Allen Lawyers Prize for Business Studies (aeq)

The Duesburys Nexia Prize for Economics (aeq)

Philip Zhu

The Canberra Symphony Prize for Outstanding Services to Music

Reid Furlanetto

The Prize for English

Philip Zhu

The Heather Moir Memorial Prize for Music

Harry Gordon

The Prize for Physics

Philip Zhu Philip Zhu

The Adrian Keenan Prize for HSC Music Composition

Harry Gordon

Summa Cum Laude Medal for Academic Excellence

The John Barrett Choral Prize

Toby Graham

The Thinque–Anders Sorman–Nilsson Prize for Leadership

Oliver Tridgell

The Prize for Maths (General)

Oliver Howse

J.B. Windeyer Prize for Community Service

Kerin Jacob

Year 12

Sir Littleton Groom Memorial Prize for Reading - Senior

Jack Johnson

These prizes were awarded at the Year 12 Valedictory Dinner in September

The Colonel C.Y. Liu Prize for Chinese

Kevin Kelly

The Prize for Visual Arts

Kevin Kelly

The Daphne Fullagar Memorial Prize for Science (Biology)

Maninda Amarasekera

The Bill de Salis Prize for Captain of the School

Jamil Khalfan

The Betterridge Prize for Drama (Senior)

Thomas Atkin

The Old Boys Cup for Best All Round Sportsman

Jamil Khalfan

The R.B. Topfer Prize for English

Thomas Atkin

The Barbara Fleming Prize for Musical Excellence (Senior) — Strings

Johann Kwan

The Sir Graham Waddell Prize for Agriculture (Senior)

Christopher Baldwin

The Waterhouse Medallion for Excellence in Science (aeq)

Guy Lemmon

The Rayner Prize for Vice-Captain of School

Eliot Bassili

The Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking

Guy Lemmon

The Peter Doherty Prize for Health and Physical Education

Sinan Brown

The Duesburys Nexia Prize for Economics

Guy Lemmon

The Prize for Chemistry

Adam Chyb

The Prize for German

Adam Lilleyman

The Peter Hazlehurst Prize for Information Technology (Software Design and Development)

Adam Chyb

The Andrew Barber Memorial Prize for Geography

Sheehan Lim

The Prize for Studies of Religion

Peter Clynes

The Diamantopoulos Prize for Ancient History

Fergus Longbottom

The Harold Ellis Prize for Poetry

Peter Clynes

Hugh McCarthy

The Shelagh Haines Prize for Consistent Originality and Creativity in English

Peter Clynes

The Waterhouse Medallion for Excellence in Science (aeq) The Adrian Middleton Prize for Citizenship

Christopher Parr

The A.G. Butler Memorial Prize for Modern History

David Cribb

The Ben Jackson Prize for Promotion of the Arts

Nicholas Perillo

The Senior Modern History Essay Prize

David Cribb

Nicholas Perillo

The Prize for Physics

Marian Emmanuel

The Fuji Xerox Prize for Design and Technology The Sir Mark Oliphant Award

Nicholas Perillo


The Bradley Allen Lawyers Prize for Business Studies (aeq)

Bradley Potts

The Fullford Prize for Mathematics and Science

Abhijith Prakash

The George Russell King Memorial Prize for Latin

Abhijith Prakash

The Yr 12 Cicolari and Vido Prize for Community Enrichment

Nicholas Pullinen

The Yarralumla Prize for Agriculture

Michael Ryan

The Student Council Prize for Service through Canberra Grammar School to the Wider Community

Patrick Ryan

The Barbara Burton Prize for Senior Debating

David Sheridan

The Lindsay Barrell Memorial Prize for Citizenship

Thomas Staniforth

The Rayner Prize for Vice-Captain of School

Alister Turbayne

The Terry Leahy Memorial Prize for Services to Brass Playing

Christopher Valencic

The Prize for English (Standard)

James Volis

The Jean Mewett Prize for Services to Choral Music

Darcy Welsh

The Gough Whitlam Award for the Promotion of International Understanding

Eoin White

The Peter Sautelle Memorial Prize for Mathematics

Yi Yuan

James Dowden

Lawson Pickering

Harry Fleming

Abhijith Prakash

James Foote

Nicholas Pullinen

Joshua Friend

Harry Rumble

Luke Gavin

Patrick Ryan

Harry Gordon

Jordan Shaw

Michael Holt

Thomas Staniforth

Kerin Jacob

John Sutton

Jack Johnson

Proshanta Thapa

Kevin Kelly

Timothy Thorne

Jamil Khalfan

Alister Turbayne

Johann Kwan

Jack Tyson

Guy Lemmon

Christopher Valencic

Adam Lilleyman

Darcy Welsh

Prizes Previously Awarded Year 7 The Sir Littleton Groom Memorial Prize for Reading (Junior)

James Maleganeas

Year 8 The Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking (Junior)

Alexander James

Year 9

School Colours

Year 9 Camp Group E: Teniola Arogundade, Kelepi Baba, Joshua Bernabe, Alexander Champion de Crespigny, Kolya Cook, James Cooper, Oliver Herzog, Kevin Jacob, Daniel Jang, Alexander Maleganeas, Samuel Moore, Benjamin Mynott, Edward Sisson, Max Wallner, Henry Winter

The Mark Sowell Award

Sailing

Eliot Bassili

Badminton

Sheehan Lim

Swimming

Hugo Morris

Rugby

Thomas Staniforth

The Canberra Grammar School Medal for an Outstanding Contribution Maninda Amarasekera

Sheehan Lim

Thomas Atkin

Lachlan Marshall

Christopher Baldwin

Hugh McCarthy

Harrison Barnett

Shane McMiken

Eliot Bassili

Agnivesh Nambissan

Patrick Breis

Declan Norrie

Sinan Brown

Christopher Parr

David Cribb

Nicholas Perillo

Year 10 The Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking (Intermediate)

Oscar Bayly

The Guilfoyle Prize for Poetry

Jackson Friend

The Adrian Middleton Bursary

Hamish Roberts

The Sir Littleton Groom Memorial Prize for Reading (Intermediate)

Mustafa Albekaa

The Warren Williams Award

Oliver Atkinson Perillo

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Year 12

Cross-Country

The Harold Ellis Memorial Prize for Poetry

Peter Clynes

The Sir Littleton Groom Memorial Prize for Reading (Senior)

Jack Johnson

The Littlejohn Prize for Public Speaking (Senior)

Guy Lemmon

Athletics The Ward Cup (12 Years Champion)

James Angstmann

The Smith Cup (13 Years Champion)

Jamie Gosney

The Leitch Cup (14 Years Champion)

Kolya Cook

The CGS Cup (15 Years Champion)

Alexander Cronan

The Tillyard Cup (16 Years Champion)

Connor Sanderson

The Manaro Grammar Cup (Open Champion)

Cameron Nicholls

The Tancred Cup for the Champion House

Garnsey House

Performance in Athletics Standards – Junior Division

Jamie Gosney

Performance in Athletics Standards – Intermediate Division

Alexander Cronan

Performance in Athletics Standards – Senior Division

Constantine Karapanagos

CGS Gift Race

Alexander Cronan

Triple Crown Winner

Not awarded in 2012

The Standards Shield

Manaro House

Jerome Borg Caruana

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James Angstmann

Trophy for 13 Years Champion

Dimitri Tremopoulos

Trophy for 14 Years Champion

Jonathon Kevin

Trophy for 15 Years Champion

Alexander Cronan

Trophy for 16 Years Champion

James Lightbody

The Craigie Cup for Open Cross-Country Champion

Patrick Ryan

A J Simpkin Shield for the Champion House

Manaro House

Debating The Timpson Trophy for InterHouse Debating

The Pursehouse Award for Captain of Cricket

Declan Norrie

The O’Donnell Trophy for Best Cricketer in First XI

Oliver Tridgell

The Simon Murray Trophy for Captain of First XI

Oliver Tridgell

Not awarded in 2012

Dragon Boats Jury Cup for Excellence and Contribution to Dragon Boats

Adam Lilleyman

Music The House Music Shield

Basketball The Bob Watts Shield for the Greatest Contribution

Trophy for 12 Years Champion

Edwards House

Hockey The Development Award for the Greatest Contribution to CGS Hockey

Joshua Gould

The Jonathon Tonuri Prize for the Greatest Contribution to the 1st XI

Alexander Hutchesson

The David Tonuri Prize for the Greatest Contribution to Junior Hockey

Jacob Cantrill

Rowing The Holmes Trophy for the Stroke of the 1st VIII

Emmanuel Drakakis

Trophy for the Captain of Boats

Oliver Howse

The Love Family Trophy for the Commitment to the Shed and Encouragement

Christopher Baldwin Oliver Howse

Rugby The Award for the Best Player in the 1st XV

Thomas Staniforth

The Singh Trophy for the Best Contribution

Thomas Staniforth


The William Boyle Medal

Angus Whittle

Squash Casey Cup (Senior Champion)

Brenton Dally

Federation Cup (Junior Champion)

Lucas Thomson

Swimming The Hay Cup (12 Years Champion)

Matthew Harrison

The Fitzgerald Cup (13 Years Champion)

Lachlan Osborne

The Peterson Cup (14 Years Champion)

Joshua Silk-Jones

The Ollard Cup (15 Years Champion)

Angus Funnell

The Davies Cup (16 Years Champion)

Cameron Tysoe

The Bailey Trophy (17 Years Champion)

Kade Howitt

The Tom Groggin Cup for the Champion House

Burgmann House

The Bracegirdle Cup for the Open Champion

Hugo Morris

The David Kenyon Cup for the Captain of Swimming

Oliver Bourne

Singing the national anthem

Dr Justin Garrick

All-round Sportsmen Awards The Old Boys’ Cup for the Best All-round Sportsman (Yr 12)

Jamil Khalfan

The Rob Sheaffe Cup for Best All-round Sportsman (Yr 11)

Oliver Tridgell

The John L Davies Prize for Best All-round Sportsman (Yr 9/10) – The Eric de Salis Cup

Nicholas Champion de Crespigny

The Norfolk Cup for Best Allround Sportsman (Yr 7/8)

Lachlan Osborne

The Manaro Grammar InterHouse Shield

Garnsey House

Musical presentation

Musical presentation

Junior School Chorale

Senior School

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Year 12 Committee Members of the Year 12 Committee: Harry Fleming, Chris Milford, Kerin Jacobs, Lachlan Fisher, Nick Schmidt, Jasper Bedwell, Declan Moore, Thomas Atkin, Lachlan Marshall

In 2012 the Year 12 Committee played a pivotal role in providing both our year group and the wider school community with the most memorable and unforgettable experience of the Year 12 run of events.

A big thanks to the Committee members whose dedication and effort were invaluable to the success of the events in 2012. Without these boys and the contribution each had to the enjoyment of the events the year would not have run efficiently or as fruitfully.

The Annual Drama Disaster – ADD, in Term 2 was as always a much anticipated event and 2012 did not disappoint. It will be remembered for years to come. Highlights were the Complex Crew, Simplifying Fractions rap by Jack Johnson and Abi Prakash, the Mall Racing video directed by Carlyle Laurie and the Darcy Welsh’s angelic singing of Ed Sheeran’s A-team. Special thanks must be given to the MC’s Nick Schmidt and Peter Clynes for their unsurpassed humour and additionally to all the Year 12 students behind the scenes who made this event possible.

A special thanks to Mr Goddard for supporting and assisting us in holding these fantastic events in 2012. Mr Goddard spent countless hours managing and guiding the whole Year 12 cohort on the right track. He has been a constant source of wisdom and we have only achieved what we have because of him. Thanks must also be given to Mr Lendrum and Mr Smart for sacrificing much of their time and ensuring the successfulness of the events.

The Canberran 2012

Mock Assembly was one of the most successful events of 2012 with Thomas Atkin and Alistair Turbayne at the helm. Hugh McCarthy’s satirical impersonation of Dr Garrick, David Cribb’s Chaplin rap and the impersonation of Jamil Khalfan by Hugo Hodge were some of the highpoints of this event. The support of the year group was incredibly generous in a very demanding time of the HSC and was recognized in the success of Mock Assembly.

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Mesake Kaisuva, Sinan Brown, Kevin Kelly, Shin Woo Choi

Year 12 Waterworks

Overall I am glad to say that all the stress has been worth it. We have had a great time and I have enjoyed every minute working with the Year 12 committee and the Year Group as a whole. I would like to thank the entire class of 2012 for what has been a fantastic and enjoyable last year of school. Patrick Ryan Chairman, Year 12 Committee

Christopher Valencic, Toby Graham, Lachlan Marshall, Alex Snowdon, Ms Gaelle Tregoning, Jack Tyson, Nicholas Schmidt


Year 12 Muck Up — “The Eye of Garrick”

Hugo Morris

Jack Tyson & Matthew Elder

Year 12 Waterworks

Year 12 Waterworks

Burgmann on Muck Up Day

Angus McCarthy, Carlyle Laurie, Nicholas Willenberg, Luke Gavin, Ryley Spears

Ryan Andrakovic & Johann Kwann

Jamil Khalfan

Mock Assembly

David Cribb

Jack Johnson at Mock Assembly

Senior School

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Maninda Amarasekera

Ryan Andrakovic

Thomas Atkin

Nicholas Babington

Christopher Baldwin

Harrison Barnett

Eliot Bassili

Jasper Bedwell

Jerome Borg Caruana

Oliver Bourne

Patrick Breis

Hayden Brown

Jake Brown

Sinan Brown

Shin Woo Choi

Adam Chyb

Peter Clynes

Nathan Cook

Alexander Coppa

David Cribb

Naresh Danthanarayana

Mitchell Deeble

David Dennis

Matthew Devereux


Liam Doherty

James Dowden

Matthew Elder

Jeremy Ellingham

Marian Emmanuel

Mark Evans

Alexander Fenton

Jeremy Fenton-Menzies

Lachlan Fisher

Harry Fleming

James Foote

Thomas Foster

Joshua Friend

George Frost

Anson Fung

Reid Furlanetto

Luke Gavin

Alexander Gondzioulis

Harry Gordon

Toby Graham

Hamish Hardy

Zissi Haridemos

Angus Hayes

Hugo Hodge

Benjamin Hogan

Year 12 Valete

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Michael Holt

William Hopkins

Oliver Howse

Alex Hutchesson

Kerin Jacob

Jack Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Mesake Kaisuva

Kevin Kelly

Samuel Kennedy-Hine

Jamil Khalfan

Phillip Khanthavivone

Mohammad Khider

Alex Kim

Karam Kim

Daniel Kirkland

Johann Kwan

Carlyle Laurie

Guy Lemmon

Adam Lilleyman

Sheehan Lim

Fergus Longbottom

Lachlan Marshall

James McArthur

Angus McCarthy


Hugh McCarthy

William McLeod

Shane McMiken

Joshua Miles

Christopher Milford

Nicholas Mobbs

Declan Moore

Hugo Morris

Agnivesh Nambissan

Matthew Narracott

Henry Nash

Thomas Nixon

Declan Norrie

Alexander Nuthall

Christopher Parr

Tatu Parzefall

Patrick Paton

Nicholas Perillo

Cameron Phillips

Hugh Phillips

Lawson Pickering

Bradley Potts

Abhijith Prakash

Tom Pratt

Haren Preeyadarshanan

Year 12 Valete

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Nicholas Pullinen

Julian Richardson

Harry Rumble

Michael Ryan

Patrick Ryan

Archie Sampson

Nicholas Schmidt

Hal Sefton

Jordan Shaw

David Sheridan

Axel Sidaros

Alexander Snowdon

Ryley Spears

Jack Stanford

Thomas Staniforth

John Sutton

Peter Sweetman

Proshanta Thapa

Timothy Thorne

Mateya Tomii

Vincent Tran

Oliver Trump

Sebastian Tu

Alister Turbayne

Samuel Turner


Jack Tyson

Christopher Valencic

James Volis

Mark Wearn

Darcy Welsh

Eoin White

Nicholas Willenberg

Joseph Williams

Emerson Yang

Jeremy Yim

Guo Yu

Yi Yuan

Rocky (Chi) Zhang

Year 12 School Formal at Old Parliament House

Year 12 Valete

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Staff

The Board of Directors Visitor: The Right Rev’d Stuart Robinson Chairman: Mr Mark BrandonBaker Vice Chairman: Mr Ian Johnson Members:The Ven Dr Matthew Brain, Mr Stewart Ellis, Dr Justin Garrick, Dr Pauline Griffiths, Mr Anthony Howard, Ms Jane Seaborn, Mr Dino Vido, Dr Samuel Whittle, Dr Felicity Williams, Mr David Evans (Secretary) Dates in brackets at the end of each listing indicate when staff started (and in some cases finished) at CGS. Head: Dr Justin A Garrick, BA (Hons) (Syd) MEd (UNE) PhD (Cambridge) MBA (Educational Leadership, International) (London) (2011) Chaplain: The Rev’d Christopher J Welsh, BA (Hons) (Wales) MEd (UNE) GradDipTheol (CSU) DipEd (UNE) FACE (2008) Registrar: Mrs Nikki M Elliott, (2005)

School Leadership Team Deputy Head and Director of Student Development: Mr David A Smart, BEc (UNE) MLMEd (Newcastle) MACE (2000) Head of Primary: Mrs Rosalie A Reeves, BTeach (Primary) (Deakin) GradDipCurric (Melb) (1995) Director of Academic Education: Mrs Paulina V Skerman, BA, MEd (USQ); DipEd (UQ) (2012)

The Canberran 2012

Director of Educational Outreach: Mr Ian A Hewitt, BEd (SCAE), MEd (UC) (2012) Director of Co-Curricular Education: Mr Alexander N Goddard, BA DipEd MEd Admin (UNE) MACEA (1989) and (Acting Director for Term 3) Mr Graeme L Lendrum, BSc (Hons) DipEd (Natal) (2004) Director of Teaching Development: Ms Kerri M Rock, BAdmin (Lakehead Uni Canada) GradDipEd (Sec) (UWS) Cert IV Assess & W’place Training (SWSI) GradCertRE (Aquinas Academy) (2008) Director of Business: Mr David A Evans, BA (Mil) (UNSW) MBA

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Senior School Staff International Baccalaureate Co-Ordinator: Mr Julian H Jefferys, BA (French and History) Grad DipEd (NSW) Masters of Educational Leadership (UC) (2012) School Counsellor: Mr Gregg C Chapman, BA (Macq) DipEd (Syd) GradDipSpecEd (CSU) GradDipOrgPsych (UCAN) MBus (Hons) (CSU) MACE MAPS Registered Psychologist (PsyBA) (2005) Careers Adviser: Dr Robert K Bearlin, BSc DipEd (Melb) BSc (Hons) (Monash) PhD (Otago) GradCertCareersEdDev (RMIT) (1992) School Sergeant: Mr Aaran J M Booth (2004) Director of Gallery: Mr Trevor J Dunbar, DipFineArts DipEd (RCAE) (1991)

Housemasters Head of Boarding: Mr Connor G J Barrett, BPhysEd (ACPE) BEd (CHC) AssocDegSC (Residential Care) (ACU) MEd Leadership (UC) (2008) Assistant Head of Boarding: Mr Julian H Jefferys, BA (French and History) Grad DipEd (NSW) Masters of Educational Leadership (UC) (2012) Burgess: Mrs Jennie M Holbrook, BA (LaTrobe) BEd (Latrobe) DipTeach (ATTI) (1991) Burgmann: Ms Carol H Javes, BEd GradDip Computer Studies (CCAE) (2001) Clements: Mr Alastair J Hunt, BSc (Hons) (ANU) GradDipEd (UTS) (2001) Eddison: Mr John R Klein, BA GradDipEd (UQ) (1992-1997, 2000) Edwards: Mr Neil H Dunkley, BEd(Sec) (UC) (1995) Garnsey: Mr Matthew R Bugden, BPhysEd (ACPE) BEd (ACPE) (1997) Garran: Mr Graeme L Lendrum, BSc (Hons) DipEd (Natal) (2004) and (Acting Housemaster for Term 3) Ms Rosemary M Carlson,

BA (Syd) DipEd (UTS) AMusA (Flute) (2008)

(Hawthorn) GradDip Elite Sports Coaching (2005)

Hay: Mr Kevin Taylor, BEd (Hull) DipMathsEd (Birmingham Polytechnic) (1996)

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Mr Peter S Bailey, BSc Human Movement (UWO) GradDipEd PDHPE (UNSW) GradCertRE (ACU) MEd Leadership (UC) (2006)

Jones: Mr Connor G J Barrett, BPhysEd (ACPE) BEd (CHC) AssocDegSC (Residential Care) (ACU) MEd Leadership (UC) (2008) Sheaffe: Mr James A Cameron, BA DipEd (UNE) (1994)

Heads of Department Australian Studies: Mr Ashley I Hogan, BEd (CCAE) GradCert Sports Management (UC) (1996) Design Art Technology: Ms Lucy A Atkinson, BA (Graphic Design) (Swinburne UT) DipEd (VisArt) (Melb) (2003) Drama: Dr Martina A Crerar, BEd (Hons) (UTas) PhD (UTas) PostGrad Diploma in Performance Creation (Victorian College of the Arts) (2012) Economics: Mr Ben Power, BEc (MQ) DipEd (UNE) MPP (ANU) (Term 1, 2 &3) (1999) and Mrs Biljana Trkulja, BEc (Syd) GradDipEd (MQ) (Term 4) (2009) English: Mr Simon G Hughes, BA DipEd (UNE) (2003) Term 1. From Term 2 Ms Kirsten Anderson, MA (Hons) (Scottish Ethnology and English Literature) (Edinburgh) PostGradCert in Education (Exeter) (2012) Geography: Mrs Carol G Pogson, BA DipEd (MQ) (2001) and (Acting HOD for Term 3) Dr Anne E Holland, BA (Hons) (Manchester) (1980) PhD (Reading) (1989) PostGradCert in Education (2005) (2011) History: Dr Bruce D Faraday, BA MLitt (Newcastle) PhD (UNSW) TC (Newcastle) (1993) Languages: Ms Sarah E Payne, BA (ANU) DipEd (UC) (2002) Library: Mrs Gai T Dennett, BA DipEd (UNSW) GradDip Librarianship (UC) (2001) Mathematics: Mrs Rebecca J Dromgold, BEd (Secondary Maths) (Bathurst) (2007) Music: Mr Craig A Woodland, BMusEd LMusA (SCM) (2002) Outdoor Education: Ms Sue P Donoghoe, OAM BAppSc (CCAE) DipEd (PE/Outdoor Ed)

RaVE: Mr Philip J Chappell, BA (Hons) (History & Philosophy) (ANU) GradDipEd (UC) (2002) and (Acting HOD for Term 1) Mrs Krista Hooke, BA (Melb) GradDipEd (Aquinas) GradCert RaVE (CSU)(2011) Science: Mr Andrew I Shelley, BSc MAg DipEd (Syd) MRSC (1996) JP Sportsmaster: Mr Jason W Reilly, BA MTeach (Syd) MPhil (Cambridge) (2010) Teaching & Learning Support: Mrs Nathalie V Ross, BA DipEd GDipOE GDipPsySt MEd (2011)

Teaching Staff Mr Steve J Allen, B Mus (CSOM) DipEd (UNE) (2005) Ms Angela J M Bardwell, BA (UWO) DipEd (UNSW) MA (UNSW) (1999-2003) (2007) Ms Verity A Beman, BA (Syd) GradDipEd (Curtin) MEd (UWS) (2008) Mr Chris J Blain, BA (UQ) MA (UNSW) DipEd (ACU Qld) (2000) Ms Suzie Bleach, (Artist in Residence) (2012) Mr Derrick Brassington, BMusic (UNE) (2003) Ms Rosemary M Carlson, BA (Syd) DipEd (UTS) AMusA (Flute) (2008) Mr Rowland H Clark, DipAppSc (Hawkesbury Ag College) DipEd (GIAE) (1989) Ms Anita M Collins, BMus (ANU) DipEd (UC) MEd (Deakin) (1997) Mrs Linda C Collins, BA (Asian and Int’l Studies) (Griffith) BEd GradDip Teaching GradDip Lib&InfMngmnt (UC) MA (Writing and Literature) (Deakin) (2011) Mr Iain C Dillon, BA (Hons) (ANU) (1983) Mr Peter G Dixon, BA (Hons) (London) DipEd (UC) (1987) Mr Peter N Dunn, BEd (SA) (1994)


Mr Gary W Edmonds, Diploma of Teaching BEd Cert IV (Assessment & Workplace Training) (2012) Ms Bronwyn G Edwards, BSc (UNE) GradDipEd (UNE) (2002) Mr Gregory P Elliott, Bed (PE) (2011) Ms Dianna L Fitzsimons, BEd (Catholic Coll of Ed Syd) Term 3 (2012) Mrs Kylie L French, BEd (Sec) (Avondale College) (2007) Mr Ed Gilmour, BSc (Hons) (Glasgow) (1990-1999) (2002) Mr Andrew M Gray, BA DipEd (MQ) MLMEd (Newcastle) (2005)

GradDip Ed Multi Media (SCU) PostGradCertEd(Post-Compulsory Education) (Wales) (2012) Mrs Hannah M Lendon B A (Hons) in English Studies (Wollongong); Grad Dip Ed (Macquarie) (2012) Mrs Madeline Leslé, BA DipEd (MQ) (2009) Ms Shabai Li, BEd (Hons) (East China Uni) (1994) (1996) Mr Cameron Major, BEd (Secondary) (Design & Technology) (UC) Cert.Four in Training and Assessment Dip of Photography Cert for Training & Assessment (Term 4 2012)

Ms Sally E Greenaway, BMus GDipEd (2011) (Left July 2012)

Mr Graham Maltby, BSc (Victoria Uni of Wellington) GradDipTeach (Wellington College of Ed) (2011)

Dr Pauline E Griffiths, BA (Monash) GradDipEd (UC) MA (UC) PhD (Melb) BMus (ANU)

Mr Nicholas J McMahon, BA (Loughborough) Cert in Ed (Oxford) (2012)

Ms Gaëlle Guillermo-Tregoning, CAS coordinator (IB) BA (Hon) in French Literature and German linguistics Amiens France (1988) Master Degree in German (1989) Post Master Degree DEA (Medieval Studies in German co-tutelle) (1991) DipEd (France) (1993) (2009)

Mr Alexander J Moscovis, BA DipEd (MQ) (Term 3 & 4 2012)

Mr Mark D Halpin, BEd (Sec) (UC) (2008) Mr Tim M Harrison, BA (CCAE) (1982) Ms Anna L Hills, B Sc DipModLangs Grad Dip Ed (Melb) (2010) Mr David Hodges, BA (Vis Arts) (ANU) Dip Ed (UC) (2010) Dr Anne E Holland, BA (Hons) (Manchester) (1980) PhD (Reading) (1989) PostGradCert Education (2005) (2011) Mr Nicholas L Hollier, BA (Hons) (UNE) GradDipEd (QUT) (2007) Mrs Krista Hooke, BA (Melb) GradDipEd (Aquinas) GradCert RaVE (CSU)(2011) Mr Simon G Hughes, BA DipEd (UNE) (2003) Mr Christopher James, DipTeach (ACU) (2010) Ms Jane P Jian, BEd (Flinders) BA (Zhongshan Uni China) GradDipInfoStudies (SAust) (2001) Mr Kevin Joy, BEd (STC) (1992)

Dr Roderick E Nazer, BSc (Hons) (ANU) PhD (Qld) DipEd (Mitchell CAE) (1978-1987 and 2001) (LSL Term 2) Mr Andrew J Neilson, BA GradDipEd (SCA) (1991) (LSL Term 2) Mr Corey D Nix, BSc (Architecture) (UNSW) BEd (Sec Maths) (SCU) (2008) Mrs Sarah C Nockels, BSc (MQ) GradDipAg (Syd) GradDipEd (UNE) (2003) Mrs Bronwyn C Norrie, BSc (QUT) GradDipEd (UC) (2007) Mrs Janet E O’Dell-Teys, BA (International Relations) (ANU) (2004) Grad DipEd (UNE) (2009) Mr Geoff L Olsen, BEng (Elec) (UniSA) GradDipBusMan (RMIT) GradDipEd (UC) CERT IV Workplace Assessment and Training (2008) (2004) Mr Mark C Perkins, BA DipEd (UNE) (1999) Mr Ben Power, BEc (MQ) DipEd (UNE) MPP (ANU) (1999) Mr Neville C Punch, BSc (UWA) DipEd (UWA) (2007) Mr Matthew P Purcell, (2007) BComm (Accounting) / BInfoTech (Hons) (ANU) GradDipEd (UC) (2006)

Mrs Katherine M Kavanagh, BEd (UC) (2005)

Mr Struan J Robertson, BA (Syd) DipTeach (Goulburn) MEd (CSU) (1982)

Ms Patti Kennedy-Hine, BEd (Vis Arts) (Alexander Mackie/City Art Instit) (2000)

Mr Kevin J Ross, TC (Newcastle) BSc (ANU) AssocDipAppSc (UC) (2005)

Ms Katherine E Khan, BA (Syd); BEd (Deakin)MEd NTU

Mrs Janette Soper, BSc (UWA) GradDipEd (UWA) (2008)

Mrs Paula A Taylor, BMed Science, BEd (Chemistry, Biology and General Science Education) MEd (Gifted and Special Education) (UBC) (2012) Mr Andrew J Townsend, (2012) (Artist in Residence) Mr François Tricoire, (French Assistant) Licence (in English); Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Français Langue Etrangère) (Université de Nantes) (2012) Mrs Biljana Trkulja, BEc (Syd) GradDipEd (MQ) (2009) Ms Christine S Van Rens, BA GradDipEd (Adelaide) GradCertRemedialTeach (Ku-ringgai CAE) (1981) (2003) Mr Jeremy C Waterford, BA (ANU) DipEd (UC) (2005) Mr Robert M Welsh, BSc (Hons) (ANU) DipEd (CCAE) (1983) Mr Terry A Werner, BAppSc (CCAE) GradDipElectronics (CCAE) DipEd (MCAE) (1979) Mr Andrew J Williams, BA (Hons) BSc (ANU) GradDipEd (UC) (2010) Ms Kathryn E Yeo, BA BEd MA (UNSW) (2011) Left June 2012

Senior School Library Staff Teacher Librarian in charge of the Senior Library: Mrs Gai T Dennett, BA DipEd (UNSW) GradDip Librarianship (UC) (2001) Teacher Librarian: Mrs Linda C Collins, BA (Asian and Int’l Studies) (Griffith) BEd GradDip Teaching GradDip Lib&InfMngmnt (UC) MA (Writing and Literature) (Deakin) (2011) Teacher: Ms Jane P Jian, BEd (Flinders) BA (Zhongshan Uni China) GradDipInfoStudies (SAust) (2001) Library Assistant: Mrs Sarah D Langford, BA (Hons) (ANU) Grad Dip Ed (Sec) (UC) Grad Cert information Studies (Charles Sturt) (2012) Library Assistant: Ms Georgina M McGrath, AdvDipLibrary & Information Services (2007) (Left 2012)

Boarding Staff Head of Boarding: Mr Connor G J Barrett, BPhysEd (ACPE) BEd (CHC) AssocDegSC (Residential Care) (ACU) MEd Leadership (UC) (2008) Assistant Head of Boarding: Mr Julian H Jefferys, (2012) BA (French and History) Grad DipEd (NSW) Masters of Educational Leadership (UC) (2012) Housemother: Mrs Jennifer A Warren (2007) Assistant Housemothers: Mrs Joy M Sullivan (2012), Mrs Dixie Jefferys (2012)

Resident Tutors Mr Greg Elliott Mr Andrew Fletcher Mr Sam Graves Mr John Kelleher Mr Patrick J McCann Mr Tim O’Sullivan

Non Resident Tutors Mr Christopher D McClelland (Left Term 3) Mr Nicholas McMahon (From Term 4) Mr Simon K M Webber

Gap Tutors Mr Alexander Hutchinson (Left June 2012) Mr David J Short (Left June 2012) Mr Joshua D Small (Left June 2012) Mr Thomas O Smithdale (Left June 2012) Mr Zakary G D Edmonds (2012) Mr Ryan J Gordon (2012) Mr Angus Noble (2012) Mr Joshua M Norman-Leagas (2012) Mr Rowan A Peterson (2012) Mr Samuel G Waltier (2012)

Senior School Assistants Mr Robert J Alexander, MechEngCert (Design Centre Technician) (1987) Mr Robert John Brown, (Design Centre Technician) (Term 3 2012)

Library Assistant: Miss Melissa D Wheeler, BA in Management (UC) GradDip in Humanities (UNE) MA in information Studies (UC) (2011)

Mr Andrew A Deck, (Design Centre Technician) (1999)

Library Assistant: Mrs Meg A Smith, BA (Asian Studies) DipLib CCAE DipEd (UC) Cert of TESOL (UC) (2009)

Mrs Ingrid L Foster, BSc (ANU) (Science Laboratory Assistant) (1988)

Mr Michael S Forrest, Assoc Dip Recreation Leadership (VUT) (2010)

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Mr Adrian Gorringe, BA Educational Studies (ACU) (Special Teaching Assistant) (2012) Mrs Louise N Hyndes, BEd (Sci) (UC) (Science Laboratory Manager since July) (2009) Mrs Joy McLeod (2005) School Assistant Mrs Susan M Nurmi, (Science Laboratory Manager) (1985) (Left June 2012) Ms Bisika M O’Sullivan (2008)

Mrs Kristin A Read, BEd (Prim) (ACU) (2010)

Mr Tim J Guthrie, BEd (ACU) (2001)

Mrs Fiona M Rooks, BAppliedSc (EnvDes) (CCAE) GradDipEd (Primary) (SCAE) DipEd (Christchurch TC) (2005)

Counsellor Junior School: Mrs Sandra Dunne, BA (Hons) MPsych (UTas) TC (UTas) MAPS Registered Psychologist (ACT & NSW) (2000)

Mr Geoff S Hill, BEd DipTeach (Mitchell CAE) (1989)

Mr Andrew Stickings, BEd MA Canada

Mrs Debbie B Hogan, BA (Prim Ed) (CSU) DipTeach (PhysEd) (ACPE) (Syd) (1997)

Mrs Nadia J Sullivan, BEd (Early Childhood) (UC) (2003)

Enrichment Team:

Mrs Rachel C Howden, BEd (PhysEd) (UC) (Maternity Leave) (2007)

Assistant to Director of Southside: Mr Matthew T Ferguson, BEd (Prim) (UC) (2006)

Mr Thomas Taylor, BEd (ACU) GradDip (Communications) (UC) (2012)

Mr Andrew A Cumming Thom, BA (ANU) DipEd (CCAE) DipEd Literacy (CSU) GradCertGiftedEd (UNSW) (1984)

Mrs Helen L Tate, Bachelor of School Music (Melb) (School Assistant) (2000) (Left Sept 2012)

Mrs Catherine A Dangar, DipTeach (Primary) BEd (Primary) (Mitchell CAE) MEd (Literacy) GradCertSpecEd (CSU) (2011)

Mrs Lynn Tuan, AdvDip Graphic Arts & Design (CIT) (School Assistant) (2012)

Mrs Corinne B Hoorweg, BTeach (Primary) (UWO) BEd (Primary) (CSU) (2009)

Mr Shane D H Whiting, (Audiovisual Technician) (2011)

Mr Hugh R Hunter, Diploma of Communications and Media (Event Management) (CIT) Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) (UC) Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CDU) (2012)

Ms Emma V Johnston-Robinson, BSc (UWA) GradDipEd (Primary) (ECU) (2009)

Mr Stephen R James, BA (Admin) CCAE GradDipTch (QUT) MEd (Ed Leadership) (USQ) (2009)

Mr Richard S Wyche, DipTeach (ACU) BEd (ACU) MEd Leadership (ACU) (2004)

Mrs Rosalind J Perfect, BEd (Deakin) Natal Teachers Senior Dip III (Edgewood College South Africa) (2003)

Mrs Katherine V Johnston, BEd (UC) GradDipGiftedEd (UNSW) (2010) (1995)

Primary School Library Staff

Primary School Staff Head of Primary: Mrs Rosalie A Reeves, BTeach (Primary) (Deakin) GradDipCurric (Melb) (1995) Director of Primary Academic Education: Ms Tracey L Maynard, DipTeach (CCAE) BEd (Deakin) FAICD (2008) Director of Primary Teaching Development: Ms Tanya E Stevenson, BA (psychology and linguistics) (UQ) Grad Dip Ed (Special Needs) (Griffith) Masters of Educational Studies (Special Education) (Queensland) (2012) Director of Northside Early Childhood: Mrs Jennifer A Thompson, BEd (Hons) (Syd) GradCert of Gifted Education (UNSW) MEd (UC) (1999) Director of Southside Early Childhood: Mrs Leith M Biggs, DipTeach (Early Childhood) GradDipEd (Educational Management) (2008) The Canberran 2012

Mrs Deborah Griffin, BEd (Prim) (Griffith) Cert Internet Webmaster (Maternity Leave from Term 3) (2010)

Mr Asher Felix Schwartz, BEc (Odessa) (Theatre Manager) (2011)

Mr Kieran J Wallace, (Outdoor Education Instructor) (2012)

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Assistant to Director of Junior School: Mrs Lucy A Garven, BEd (Early Childhood) (UC) (2001)

Director of Junior School: Mr Craig D Donaldson, BA (Michigan USA) HDE (UCT) (2004) Head of Arts and Languages: Mrs Karyn H Brown, Acting Head of Primary Music (from T4 20112012), BA (Mus) (Syd) GradDipEd (UC) (2003) Head of Sport & PE: Mr Justin Abrahams, BSc (Hons) PostGradCert in Ed (Loughborough) (2011)

Mrs Catherine C Sutton, DipTeach (ACU Canberra) (2007) Mrs Julie M Watson, DipTeach (Ku-ring-gai CAE) Reading Recovery (2003) (Left June 2012)

Teaching Staff Ms Nerida F Bennett, BTeaching & Learning (ChCh College of Ed) (2010) Mrs Sue B Blumenthal, DipTeach (UWS) BEd (USQ) (2005) Mrs Tricia A Brodrick, BEc (Syd) BEd (Primary) (Grad Entry) (UC) (2009) Mr Andrew J Cairns, BEd MEd (ACU) (2012) Mr Adam R Chad, BEd (Primary) GradDip (Inclusive Ed) (2011) (Left June 2012) Mrs Linda C De Salis, B Bus (QUT) GradDipEd (ACU) (2012) Mrs Susan J Daniell, DipTeach BEd (Melb) (LSL Term 3) (1994) Mrs Margo J Donaldson, BEd (Primary) (Notre Dame WA) Cert IV in TESOL (RMIT Melb) (2009) Miss Sally Dunbar, BA (Visual Arts) (ANU) DipEd (UC) (2007) Mr Jonathan K Fisher BA (Hons) (ANU) Masters of Teaching (Primary) (ACU)(2012) Mrs Anna Fox, BEd (Early Childhood) (CSU) (2000)

Mrs Erin K Hunter, B Ed (Prim) (Hons First Class) (Syd) (2012) (Left end of Term 3)

Mrs Loretta J Kennedy, BEd (UC) (2002) Mrs Dharmala D Kumar, BA (UWA) BEd (Primary) (CSU) (2004) Mr Tony T Laudenbach, BEd (CCAE) MA (Deakin) (1988) Mrs Sophie J Lerat, Professional Diploma in Primary School Teaching Master’s Degree in Modern Literature (University of Paris X Nanterre) (2012) Mrs Lea M Lester, BEd (EC) (MQ) (2010) Mrs Katherine Love, BEd (UC) BTeach (NTU) Term 4 (2012) Mr Craig B McMahon, BEd (Primary) (ACU); M Sc (Educational Research Methodology) (Oxford) (2012) Mr David Messina, BA (Primary Education) (2008) Mrs Patricia A Munro, DipECE (MKTC) (Melb) DipAdvStudies of Ed (Melb) BA (SpecEd) (Monash) (2012) Mrs Christiana M Murray, BEd (Early Childhood) DipTeach (SKTC) (2002) Mrs Juliette L O’Connor, BMus (ANU SoM) DipEd (UC) (2008) Mrs Heather L Percy, Head of Primary Music, BMusEd (SCM) GDIM (UNSW) (Maternity Leave from Term 4) (2003)

Miss Amy E Tilden, BEd (Primary) (2011) Mrs Angela J Turner, BTeach (Primary) (UWO) BEd (Primary) (CSU) (2007) (Maternity Leave From April) Mrs Sarah A Turner, BEd (Vis Arts) (Melb) (2012) Mrs Kylie A Van Dijk, BMus (CSM) (1997)

Teacher Librarian in charge of the Primary Library: Ms Alison M Kesby, BA DipEd (UNE) MEd (Teach Lib) (CSU) (2003) ALIA (2002) Teacher Librarian: Mrs Janine C Hudson, BA in Ed (Primary) Grad Dip App Sc (Teach Lib) ALIA (2009) Library Assistant: Mrs Fiona G Rayns, PGDip Tchg (Cant.) BSc (Hons) (Otago) Diploma Library/ Info Services (CIT) (2009) Primary School Administration Manager: Mrs Michelle E Gavin (2003) Personal Assistant to Head of Primary: Mrs Mandy Peacock (2009) Receptionist: Mrs Cinzia F P Bromwich (2006) Co-Curricular Administrator: Mrs Joanna E Dowse (2012) Receptionist Southside: Mrs Christa M Culley (2007) Receptionist Northside: Mrs Samantha A Bloom (2012) Receptionist ELC: Mrs Leisa J Brassington (2003)

Primary School Assistants Ms Kathleen Baird, BA Philosophy and Political Science MA Journalism (Missouri) (2006) Mrs Danielle Bugden (2010)


Ms Angela J Dixon, BA (ANU) Cert II Floristry (2010) Mrs Dianne Drew (2011) Miss Sally Dunbar, BA (Visual Arts) (ANU) DipEd (UC) (2007) Mrs Michelle A Freeman, DipTeach (QUT) (2001) Mrs Deborah E Gordon, TA Dip (ECU) (2006) Mrs Sarah D Gordon (Defence School Transition Aide) (2012) Mrs Tracey L Grey, BTeach (Prim) Cert Office Skills & Practice (2009) Mrs Lea Lester, BEd (EC) (MQ) (2010) Mrs Maria McPherson (2007) Mrs Louise J Nancarrow, TPFirstAid, DipChServ (2011) Mrs Fiona G Rayns, PGDip Tchg (Cant.) BSc (Hons) (Otago) Diploma Library/Info Services (CIT) (2009) Ms Rosemary K Thompson, BComm (with Merit) (UOW); B Ed (Early Childhood) (UC) (2012)

Visiting Instrumental Staff Ms Inessa Babajanova Mr David Brown Mr John Couch Ms Rosy Davidson Mr Mark Du Rieu Mr John Gilbert Mr John Gould Ms Christina Hopgood Mr Phillip Horneman Ms Anne Jakes Mrs Barbara Jerjen Mr Chris Johnson Ms Jeannine Keenan Ms Helen Larmour Mr James Luke Mr John Mackey Mr Dan McLean Mr Toby Morison Ms Lyndall Nevin Miss Sarah Pettigrove Mrs Teresa Rabe Mr Steve Rabe Mrs Theresa F Rayner Mr Kieran Roberts Ms Margaret Sim Ms Penny Stuart-Smith Ms Lillian Tan Ms Rebecca Timoney Mr Timothy Wickham Mr Peter Williamson Mr Matt Withers

Education Technology Support (ETS) Education Technology Director: Mr Grant Werner, BSc BE MMgt (2009)

Service Desk Manager: Mr Adrian Cengia, BA DipNetwork Management (UTas) CNA (2001) Systems Technician: Mr Paul M Hayes (2012) BMus (CSOM) ICT Manager: Mr Stephen P Maunsell Cert in Web Design (Grenadi School of Design) Cert in Business Computing (Christchurch Polytechnic) (2011)

Education Technology Service Technicians Mr Chamath C De Silva, Diploma in IT (AUT, Auckland) BSc IT Security and Net-Centric Computing (AUT, Auckland) (2011) Mr Tony Jakimovski (2010) Mr William Openshaw (2010)

Educational Outreach and Community Relations Office Director of Educational Outreach: Mr Ian A Hewitt, B Ed (SCAE), M Ed (UC) (2012) Communications Manager: Miss Clare A Fetherston BComms / BMan (UC) (2012) Communications: Ms Linda J Fagan, BA (Hons) Cert in Direct Marketing (2009) (2010) Archivist: Ms Pamela M Hunt, BA (ANU) GradDipEd (RCAE) BEdStudies (UQ) MEd (CSU) Cert IV (Assessment & Workplace Training) (2008) Community Relations Coordinator: Mrs Tammy Foley (2011) Events and Fete Co-ordinator: Mrs Rachel Gurney (2009) Graphic Designer: Ms Catherine N Riley, BA (Design) (UWS), Master of New Media Arts (ANU) (2011) Marketing Coordinator: Mrs Emma Young, BBus (ECU) (2010) (Left September 2012) Office Coordinator: Mrs Jennifer Littleboy, BA (UC) (2012) (Left September 2012) Operations Manager: Mrs Sally J Gates, BSc GradDipCivEng GradDipPersMgt, Diploma of Project Management (2012) (2007)

Administration Business Office Finance Manager: Mr Stephen M Wilde, BComm (UCT) CMA (2010) Payroll Manager: Mrs Lois M Logue (1991)

Assistant to Finance Manager: Ms Shirallee Standen (2011)

Mrs Vicki L Fletcher, BNursing (Syd) (2012)

Finance Officer – Accounts Payable: Mrs Amanda J Overheu, BA (Syd) (2011)

School Shop Supervisor: Ms Kim de Crespigny (2012)

Finance Officer - Accounts Receivable: Mrs Lauren Brown (Maternity Leave) and Mrs Barbara Robertson (2011) Human Resources Manager: Mr William J Maude, BA (Syd) DipEd Dip HR Management (CIT) (1976) Personal Assistant to the Headmaster: Miss Jayne Thackray (2011) Personal Assistant to the Business Director: Mrs Stacey King (2012) Secretary to Senior Staff: Mrs Deanne M Sutton (1993) (Left 2012) Personal Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team: Mrs Lisa Baum (2012) Computer Systems Supervisor: Mrs Maureen A Treherne (1992) Contracts Manager: Mrs Bridget E Middleton (1982) Assistant to Director of CoCurricular Education: Ms Fiona M Fenton, MAppSc (UNSW) BSc (Hons) (UNSW) (2006) Assistant to the Registrar: Ms Lee A Miller (Dec 1992-1998) (2010) Music Secretary: Mrs Elizabeth McConchie (1999) Receptionists: Mrs Suzan L Powell (2007); Mrs Kristina A Skiadopoulos (2011); Miss Madeleine P Blackmore (2011) Senior School Academic Coordinator: Mrs Jeanette Scarr (2007) Defence Transition Mentor: Mrs Diana E Hill, BA DipEd, BEdStuds (TESOL), MEd (Melb) (2012) Sports Administrator: Mr Michael S Graves (2010)

Print Room Fuji Xerox Team Mrs Nola D Greaves (1995) Mr John Barnes (2010)

Health Clinic Registered Nurses: Ms Jill C Woodger, RN RCH BA (ANU) MA (Psych) (Syd) Midwifery RCH (2007) (Left June 2012) Ms Kerrie L Jesiolowski, RN HKH AssDipSc (Sport & Exercise) (SCU) (2007)

Property Manager: Mr Michael S Iliff BCivEng (Hons) (UQ) BAntarcticStuds (Hons) (UTas) Ph D (UTas) (2011) Assistant to Property Manager: Mrs Melissa S Kenney (2011) Maintenance Foreman: Mr George L Hyder (1983)

Maintenance Staff Mr R Bruce Adams (1980) Mr Wayne J Bolton (2005) Mr Ian Brown (2012) Mr Peter V Dariol (2011) Mr Gavin P Judd (2009) Mr Colin McAlister (2012) Mr Peter J S Rumble (1979) Caretaker: Mr Richard A Gaisbauer, BAppSc (Information Technology) (RMIT) (2009) Grounds Staff Grounds Supervisor: Mr Greg Brearley Mr Anthony Evans Mr Toby Jamieson Mr Brett MacPherson Mr Declan O’Rourke Cleaning Staff (Rose Cleaning) Supervisor: Mr Anthony Gum Laundry Assistants Mrs Carol Gazzagon (2010) Left (2012) Ms Manda Paulic (1995)

Catering Staff (Alliance) Catering Manager: Ms Melissa Young (2007) Head Chef: Mr Stewart Cole Mrs Jan Anstey (2012) Mrs Sandra Butt (1989) Ms Cheryl Drayton (2004) Mr Lachlan Dromgold (2009) Mrs Debra Gittleman (2010) Miss Olivia Gurney (2012) Miss Jean Hardiman (2008) Miss Stephanie Hardiman (2008) Miss Jodie Howard (2012) Miss Lyn Knight (2012) Ms Perrie Morris (1989) Mrs Robyn Mugridge (1989) Mr Garry Ng (2012) Miss Jessica Niven (2010) Miss Kay Pechnack (2012) Miss Ying Wang (2012) Mr Ben Warburton (2012) Ms Janine Watson - Tuckshop Supervisor (1998)

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School Roll

Pre-Kindergarten Emily Bailey Magnus Bell Luca Bontempelli Emma Bryant Sofia Dascarolis Maya Dawe Edward De Zylva Finn Develin Felix Duong Nate Farrell Deakin Fisher Keira Goodear Peter Gordiev Sophia Haridemos Laura Hopkins Hunter Howard William Hyson Aaryan Kamath Emilie Kulisiewicz Joscelyn Lim Julian Maldoni Holi-Jay Manani Kyle Mirpuri Ella Mitchell Sophie Moloney Scarlett Morgan Jillian Murphy Caitlin Nockels Kavinda Panagoda Max Rayner Harry Robertson Poppy Russell Joseph Sault Sofia Sly Charles Wawn Billie Wilcox Arthur Young

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Nicholas Andrea Campbell Barrett Amaryn Bertles Lexi Best Aayush Bhatia James Biddington James Blencowe Harry Bodman Thomas Bonansea Harrison Braithwaite Nellie Byron Luke Caldwell Anthony Cao Jack Cassidy Emma Chamberlain Nicholas Clothier Grace Collyer Aiden Davie Aidan Dawson Tai Doherty

Ruby Dorman Luca Down Jacob Everett Tianqing Fan Ciara Ford Amber Gibson Oliver Gotzinger Xander Green Jack Grose Lillian Healy Willem Hehir Oscar Ho Alex Hughes Harry Irvine Kieran Jones Eliah Joseph Emma Lea Kalenjuk Demi Katheklakis Sophia Katsanevakis Theo Lodge Patch Eve Lumbaca Henry MacCallum William Mackenzie Henrietta Magee William McGlade Zachary Merrifield Oliver Mitchell Ethan Moore Nirman Munawar Ethan Murphy Stirling Musgrove Sean O’Leary Ava Peden Flynn Piazza Nicholas Platis Oliver Pracy Eva Purdy Alicia Robertson Daniel Ross Daniel Sampson Niamh Sheehan Macy Strickland Oliver Susa Ethan Temby Marcus Tremopoulos Andreas Tsoulias Marina Tzanetos Julia Wagstaff Luca Wah Kiara Ward Alec Watson Matilda Watts Shalinda Weereratne Ella Welsh Gracie Westcombe Isabelle Wightman Maya Wing William Worboys Keren Zadka

Kindergarten Harriet Allen Yahel Barchad Dominic Barry Gianni Bisa Sophie Bolton Noah Bontempelli Joshua Bugden Dougal Cameron Raghuviir Choudhary Yosef Chua Hannah Clarke-Leitch Liam Collett Max Corkhill Catherine Coulton Nicholas Cresswell Daniel Da Silva Bishan Dhillon Madison Duncan Dane Elvin Miles Essex Ryan Farrell Aryaan Ganeshan Robbie Hanson Nathan Harrington Dorian Hicks Sam Hosking Holly Howard Karl Howe Bethany Irvine Oscar Jackson Jon Katz Oscar Kelly Luke Kendall Davie Konno Adam Kovaceski Erin Lacey Bruce Ligon Michael Lim Ella Love Kitty MacKinnon Sophia Marque Tomo May Jack McCracken Adele McKellar Spencer McPherson Amelia Milicevic Tommy Milicevic Meyler Milne Sam Mollica Noah Morgan Nhan Nguyen William Owen Romeo Parsa Michael Pedler George Pourpouras Matthew Power Isaac Roberts James Robertson Julia Rose

Bella Rotondo Paul Rueger Lana Sault Johan Schermers Karlotta Sikatzis Harry Sly Angus Steadman Tara Strickland Soraya Sullivan Zachary Summersby Brandon Teng Joshua Thomas Nadia Tidimane Clement Tsai Lakshay Vallam Ross Vass Cael Ward George Wawn Lucinda Wilson Andrew Winfield

Year 1 Vinuki Abeya Cameron Allnutt Jamie Ashworth Lilly Barnes Finlay Barrett Alec Bell Thomas BigsbyChamberlin Gian Bonansea Chloe Caldwell William Carroll Max Cassidy Tahlia Daly Rania Danthanarayana Sevi Dascarolis Hunter Dawe Henry de Zylva Isabella Deakin Maisy Develin Elizabeth Diedricks Bardh Drini Ava Farrah Alexander Fitzgerald Mitchell Fraser Jake Gibson Henry Gotzinger Thomas Hedley Charlotte Hillsdon Lachlan Ho Zoe Hughes Oliver James Rosa Ji Mischa Johansen Benjamin Kalenjuk Kate Katheklakis Jasleen Kaur Alison Kennelly Mason Kon

Sarah Lacey Ben Levine Angelo Liangis Thomas Lodge Patch Edward Magee Declan Marshall Elizabeth Marshall Laila Marshall Max McCarthy-Lee Molly McCoullough Jack McDonald Will Medwin Amalia Merrifield Aleyna Mertsoy Peter Milin Benedict Milo Aleksandar Milovic Paul Minglis Emma Moloney Mikayla Moore Yasmin Moraitis Jack Morrissey Isabella Oloyede Dashiell Osler Sienna Page Domniki Platis Penelope Porritt Peter Robertson Tim Robinson Lara Rumbens Natasha Rumbens Flynn Russell Lucy Sampson Sebastian Savage Jacob Sidaros Konstantin Sikatzis Zara Skill Olivia Steenbeek Anoushka Vegunta Shaan Wing Charlotte Young Daniel Zadka

Year 2 Kathryn Allen Jasmine Bagnall Lachlan Barclay Ellis Birrer Quinn Blakers Zoe Bond Dash Brown-Rees Phoebe Budd Angus Byatt Riley Byrne Mia Byron Alice Cameron Dylan Campbell Oscar Chamberlain Sophia Champion deCrespigny


Zya Coleman Bella Da Costa Angus Davie Justin Effting Alexandra Elvin Isra Eski Colton Goodear Hayley Greenwood Oliver Grgic Zachary Howarth Angus Hudson Holly Irvine Matthew Johnston Isabella Joseph Michael Katz Claudia Kendall Tilly Klein Genevieve Lane George Lane Cameron Lindsay Ella Lister Finn Love Finlay Macgill Isabel MacKinnon Alexandra Malegan Nicholas Maleganeas Shivam Manani Harry McCoullough Emily McHugh Aeron McLachlan Jessica McLaren Poppy McPherson Declan Memmolo Miranda Memmolo Mia Milosis Amy Miners Bella Mun Eva Newham Flynn Nyhof Jesse O’Sullivan Calvin Pickering Alexander Potter Zach Proctor Kasturi Rasaratnam James Rensch Matthew Robertson Penelope Robson William Robson Dylan Rose Oliver Ross Charlotte Roux Indiana Saunders Sahana Selvadurai Amish Sharma Angus Skrbinsek Hugh Strickland Donald Taylor Felix Taylor Caitlin Teng Anton Vidovic Joshua Westcombe Sebastien Willemsen Max Yeaman

Year 3 Hassan Ahmed Rakan Alsekhan Raad Ashraf Logan Bertles Liam Bessell-Koprek Suhaan Bhagria Luca Bisa

Nicholas Bonansea Reuben Bonson-Damaso Lachlan Bugden Lachie Byron Charlie Carey Alexander Cresswell Charlie Daniell Freddie Deeks Angus Develin Aaron Doherty Dukagjin Drini Zac Elvin Jayden Esguerra James Field Nick Fitzgerald Luke Foote Alexander Fraser Michael Galland Harry Gibbs Ziggy Goiser Noah Gorrell Oliver Hansen Joshua Hardy Jack Hedley Tristan Ho Lachlan Hocking Aidan Hunter Alexander Jones Lincoln Karavas Tom Kilmartin Nathaniel Kingsford Lachlan Kirkpatrick Oliver Koch Freddie Konno Sachin Lalloo Joshua Lee Zak Levine Nicolas Lukic Alastair Marshall Charlie Merchant Sotiri Minglis Alexander Morgan Sachin Panagoda Fergus Pandy Diego Parsa Akash Pathirage Angus Rixon Nathan Rogers Jett Rose Zak Sarris Kenzo Sly-Umebayashi Mac Stephen Ryan Storch Dylan Teng Angus Thompson Costa Tsiokantas Daniel Van Wijk Callum Vass Cian Ward Angus Whitford Charlie Wiggins David Williams Robert Willingham Toby Wilson

Year 4 Hassan Ahmed Rakan Alsekhan Raad Ashraf Logan Bertles Liam Bessell-Koprek Suhaan Bhagria

Luca Bisa Nicholas Bonansea Reuben Bonson-Damaso Lachlan Bugden Lachie Byron Charlie Carey Alexander Cresswell Charlie Daniell Freddie Deeks Angus Develin Aaron Doherty Dukagjin Drini Zac Elvin Jayden Esguerra James Field Nick Fitzgerald Luke Foote Alexander Fraser Michael Galland Harry Gibbs Ziggy Goiser Noah Gorrell Oliver Hansen Joshua Hardy Jack Hedley Tristan Ho Lachlan Hocking Aidan Hunter Alexander Jones Lincoln Karavas Tom Kilmartin Nathaniel Kingsford Lachlan Kirkpatrick Oliver Koch Freddie Konno Sachin Lalloo Joshua Lee Zak Levine Nicolas Lukic Alastair Marshall Charlie Merchant Sotiri Minglis Alexander Morgan Sachin Panagoda Fergus Pandy Diego Parsa Akash Pathirage Angus Rixon Nathan Rogers Jett Rose Zak Sarris Kenzo Sly-Umebayashi Mac Stephen Ryan Storch Dylan Teng Angus Thompson Costa Tsiokantas Daniel Van Wijk Callum Vass Cian Ward Angus Whitford Charlie Wiggins David Williams Robert Willingham Toby Wilson

Year 5 Lachlan Allinson-Brasser Laolu Arogundade Zayad Ashraf Campbell Baird Leo Barnard

Nicholas Barnard Jacob Barry Samuel Bisa Jack Bolton Thomas Bolton Matthew Bruer Edward Budd Jack Carey Thomas Cumming Benjamin Daniell Kyle de la Rue Hugo Domazet Daniel Dreher Matt Duncan Angus Finney Kai Freebody Rishi Ganeshan Thomas Gedye Marcus Gellel Maitland Gibbs Joshua Gittleman Ethan Grace-Platow Sam Green Gus Grgic Nicholas Hammett Christopher Haridemos William Harlum Max Hartmann Nicholas Hedley Nathan Heldon Tom Howarth Haichen Huang Bailey Hudson William Hyles Tom Iverach Caleb James Angus Jones Jack Kefford Thomas Kennealy Lachlan Kingsford Linus Kirkwood Freddie Klein Hugo Korte Iain Lambert David Lamberth Jesse Lane Thomas Larcombe Kristian Larsen David Mackey Darcy Maloney Aaron Maxwell Joshua Mengel Oliver Merchant James Miller Zak Milo Charlie Mitchell Lachlan Morgan Noam Mornel Panos Morogiannis Adam Mujic Samuel Mulder Ryan Neilsen Ethan Nguyen Tom Niisato Tomas Ostroumoff Ben Peatey Lachlan Pedley Harrison Pietsch James Piira Edan Reynolds Hugh Robinson Maxwell Rogers

Ben Rose Xavier Sammut James Sankey Theodore Shen Vincent Skerman Oscar Skrbinsek Declan Smith Lachlan Smith Stefan Stanczew Oliver Stuart Jackson Swan Liam Thompson William Thompson Sean Thurbon Harry Truman Marius Van Rensburg Zane Vidovic Monty White

Year 6 Abayomi Adeyemi Salman Al Askar Lewis Barr Jan Bock Jacob Bugden William Burns Matthew Cauley Angus Chesworth Spencer Crome Tim Cross George Dan Max de Somer Edward Deeks Nicholas Dimoff Dimitri Efstathiadis Luka Ekmescic Thomas Faulder Joseph Fergusson Spencer Field Benedict Findlay Nicholas Firth Louis Fletcher Benjamin Foote Lachlan Gale Ashley Glassock Karl Goiser Tom Gorman Matthew Grohmann David Hall Finn Halloran Justin Harper Luca Hehir Jeremy Herzog Benjamin Hick David Hii Gavin Ho Robin Hodda Cameron Howard Edwin Hur-Thompson Benjamin Irwin Braeden Jaugietis Mohammad Javaid Ben Johnstone Nicholas Jordan Samuel Kevin Shaahil Lalloo Jasper Larcombe Harrison Leatham Jonathan Lee Sheldon Lee Kristian Leslie Jack Lloyd

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Oliver Love Nicholas McPherson Timothy Memmolo Tommy Milin Duncan Miller Luke Morrissey Tam Nguyen Andrew Noble Matthew Norton Reilly O’Grady Lachlan Peadon Rowan Peden Domeni Pelle James Phillips Harrison Pike Sam Reading-Thompson Harrison Reid Aidan Richards Hugh Robertson James Rogers Eliezer Rubenstein Sturgess Nicholas Russell Pieter Schermers Nicholas Sever Neil Shankar Ajesh Sharma Jack Sheehan Joshua Skinner Jonathon Soper Maximilian Stuart Kai Tanton Lachlan Thompson Daniel Tian Domenic Vido Ayrton Vidovic Connor Vlahos Rory Wade Nicholas Wai Avon Wang Brendan Warr Jack Westcombe Casey Nicholas Westerburg Thomas Willingham Nicholas Wilson David Yang Tristan Yip

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Thomas Agnew Darcy Allen Darcy Anderson Jack Andrighetto James Angstmann Dave Badcock Nick Badcock Fletcher Barry Sam Blomley Sebastian Boeck Sachin Boniface James Boric Reilly Box Angus Boyes Liam Brodrick Noah Burchett-Knott Nathan Burton Steele Butler Thomas Carruthers Benjamin Castle Sean Chamberlin Brendan Chan Daniel Cherepinskiy

Elliott Clark Andrew Cooper Sean Crowther Frederik Deakin James Deane Sean Eccleston Richard Elberger Dylan Elder Angus Ellicott Harry Evans James Faulconbridge Luke Faulder Matthew Faulkner William Fletcher Christian Flynn Hamish Gabbedy Jack Gaetjens Sean Gibbons William Goddard Lewis Gordon Jamie Gosney Nicholas Graham Tim Greenough Jack Hall William Hanson Nicholas Haridemos Ethan Harper Matthew Harrison Thomas Hart Gus Hartmann Joshua Hemphill Thomas Hitchcock Duncan Hood Daniel Hosie Shadman Hossain Timothy Hume Jordan Huynh Calvin I’ons Irwin Ip Kishor J William Jaggers Jack Johnston Keshav Karupiah Nicholas Katsogiannis John Kemp John King Jacob Kosiba Thomas Krnc Deepan Kumar Tanit Kundu James Lamberth Duncan Ledger Lance Lee Lachlan Linnegar Nicholas Lowe Daniel Lutze Reilly Lynn Maxwell Macneil James Maleganeas Ben Maliel Alexander Malone Lachlan Martin Ryan Martin Ben McLean Jon McLean Christopher Mellor Elliott Merchant Kai Miller Hugh Mitchell Rocco Mollica Zachary Morgan Neal Morris

Elliott Murphy Devesh Naidoo Nicholas Neiper Joshua Newbery Jonathan Ng Samuel Ng Michael Nguyen-Kim Constantine Nikias Jeremiah O’Connor Lachie Osborne Ian Oxborrow Harry Paradice Jackson Pardoel Connaugh Pearson Yorke Pittar James Powderly Deion Pryor Rafi Rahman Shayan Rasaratnam Benjamin Reynolds James Riley Michael Roach Matthew Robson Jack Rudkin Jack Rumble Blair Schaefer Jordan Schultz Christopher Seidl Stuart Sellar Isaac Singhal Lachlan Skill Tom Smethurst Tom Stanistreet Liam Stewart Joseph Sullivan Riley Tanton Lucas Thomson Nicholas Thorne Jason Tran Max Tranter Dimitri Tremopoulos Dion Tsarpalias Ryan Turner Shriram Vaitheeswaran Andrew Waddell Sam Walsh Nicholas Wang Zachary Weavers Quinn Weber Barnabe White Matthew Williams Mark Winch Dylan Winslade Benjamin Woinarski William Woodrow Charlie Woonton Jonathan Wu Angus Young Max Young Tal Zwikael

Year 8 Timothy Aitken Mahmoud Al Askar Omar Al Ghardaqa Eisa Alathari Yassir Albekaa Turki Alsekhan Yasi Attygalle Albert Bain Fraser Baird Alessandro Barilaro

Ewan Barnett Daniel Barry Dominic Behrens Hugh Beith Leighton Beman Alexander Bezos Jayden Bhummabhuti Thomas Binns Hugo Blomley Fabian Bock Dan Bokulic Bradley Bolton Ryan Borg Caruana Heath Bortolin Lawrence Bowler Ewan Boyes Jackson Bretton Thomas Briese Lucas Brinkmeyer James Bruer Robert Bruessel Tom Bryson Jack Buchanan James Caffery Sean Chan Benjamin Chesworth Marcus Clay Matthew Clearwater Ben Collins Timothy Creer Nicholas Cumming Kye Cummins Joseph Daley Patrick Daly Alex Dao Miles Davis Matthew Di Dio Matthew Docwra William Doeberl-Quilligan Broderick Doran Hugh Douglas Joshua Dowse Ilija Dragovich Cameron Dunn Ewan Dunn Dylan Earley Giuliano Farzan James Field Chaitanya Fisher Ian Fleming David Foote Mitchell Fuller Hans Gammelin William Geiselhart Eric Gittleman Mark Glanville Vinay Goel Luis Goldacre Christian Gordon Alex Gordon-Carlisle Jack Gorman Solomon Grainger Cameron Hammer Isaac Hampton Charlie Hancock James Hanson Ryan Harper Angus Harrison Xuey He Dominic Hill Sebastian Hooke Ben Howarth

Ricky Hudson Kevin Huynh Alex James Alexander Jansen Dilanga Jayawardena Max Jesiolowski Marcus Johnson Charles Jordan Ojas Jyoti Riley Kellner-Brown Stephen Kemp Jonty Kevin Aaron Kim Justin Kniley Matt Koost Harrison Korte Oskar Koukoulas Zachary Lagos JaeHee Lee Michael Liehne Callum Lightbody Jay Lindsay Alex Love Hamish Lynn David Maher Liam Maldoni Jackson Markey Andrew Martine Kaushik Marudhavanan Nicholas McCabe Ben McGinness Robert Memmolo James Milson-Mahy Dimitri Morogiannis Joseph Neave Dominic Neil Toby Nolan Angus Overheu Jacob Peden Franklin Percy Callum Phillips Lachlan Pino Patrick Robertson Luke Roden Matthew Royds Harrison Sengelman Sheikh Shahriyar Pawan Sharma John Shaw Jesse Sidaros Josh Silk-Jones Geoffrey Sims Anand Siththaranjan Zachary Skinner Carlin Sloan Benjamin Smart Patrick Soulsby Mitchell St George Bradley Staufenbiel Harry Stephenson Eddie Stewart Ned Stewart William Stokoe Trent Storen Daniel Talanine Calum Taylor Charlie Templeman Drew Thompson Jamie Thompson Aidan Thurbon Jeremy Tsuei Mitchell Veit


Reagan Vickers Nicholas Volis Kurt von Demleux Sam Waddoups Anthony Walker Maximilian Wang Connor Warren Jarod Watson Callum Webb Kristan Weereratne Oliver Whitehead Angus Williams Charles Wilson Bezza Wolba Owen Young

Year 9 Olalekan Adeyemi Nabhan Ahmad Nagib Ahmad Yazeed Alqarni Owen Andrakovic Teni Arogundade Shane Arora Kelepi Baba Mathew Bailey Matthew_John Bailey Edward Barker Joshua Bernabe Alexander Bicket-Caperal Tim Black Glenn Brighenti Thomas Brown Oliver Bruer Jacob Cantrill Ben Caulton Aodan Chadwick Alexander Champion de Crespigny Sahil Chopra Daniel Clayton Oliver Clinch Leo Coleman Kolya Cook James Cooper Benjamin Croker Alex Cronan Thomas Cubbin Ben Cumming Dylan Day Logan Day Aran Dean Oska Dean John Delmenico Harry Denham Alexander Eckersley Hugh Elliott Brendan Falk Riley Fallon Charlie Fleming James Frampton Reid Hamish Francis Angus Funnell Ed Gallagher Omar Gannash Alexander Gellel Jim Gillespie Hooy James Griggs Joe Hall-Lomax Matthew Hansen Neil Haron Nat Harper

Dominic Harvey-Taylor Zija Haxhimolla Hansen He Patrick Hendy Oliver Herzog Daniel Hick Matthew Huckstep Matthew Huckstep Sam Hudson Chris Hume Ivan Ip Kevin Jacob Daniel Jang Ryan Jeffreson Aidan Jessup Manraj Johal Ryan Kensitt Lachlan Kerton Jordan Kibukamusoke Peter Kiemann Andrew Krnc Amornchai Laohapongchana Joshua Lauinger Tom Lees Michael Liang John Licinio Jonathan Lindsey Alex Lombe Brody Lowder Fearghas Macfarlane Callum Macgill Jack Madew Alexander Maleganeas Alexander Markey Brandon Martin Joshua Martin Nithin Mathew Josh Matthews Thomas Matz Rory McCarthy Connor McCormack Thomas McCredie Lorenzo McMiken Ewan McPherson Samuel McPherson Stephen Melhuish Robert Miniter Jonathon Moore Samuel Moore Daniel Mustaine Benjamin Mynott Edward Oakenfull Cormac O’Dwyer Finnegan Osler-Seymour Nick Owen Reece Pahn Nathan Perin Christopher Phillips Thomas Pickard Sanjeev Prabaharan Nick Roberts Charlie Rotondo David Rule Patrick Russell Nicholas Ryan Harry Sampson Nicholas Saunders Oliver Savazzi-Kyneur Karl Schaefer Julian Sherman Reis Simpson

Edward Sisson Prasad Siththaranjan Daniel Smart Aidan Smith Fergus Stafford Dominic Sullivan Damien Thomson Connor Tigwell Oliver Tonks James Waldron Matthew Wallace Jake Waller Max Wallner David Wang Joshua Waugh Oliver Wayte Joshua Whitcombe Joseph White Andrew Whittle Giles Widdicombe Andrew Wilden-Constantin Mark Wilden-Constantin Timothy Williams Henry Winter Henry Xu Hyeok Sang Yu Jamie Zhou Ethan Zissler

Year 10 Raythaan Addinall Ali Al Ghardaqa Mustafa Albekaa Andreas Alexandra Bradley Andrews Nathan Andrews Jacob Angelatos Jack Ashurst Oliver Atkinson Perillo Mustafa Awni Michael Bai Sandy Barber Alastair Barnett Thomas Barnsley Andrew Barron Jackson Barry Peter Bassett Adison Bassili Jared Baum Lachlan Bayliss Oscar Bayly Angus Benson Napana Benyasri Niels Beowulf-McGowan William Boag Taylor Callum Bodman Harry Bolton Matthew Boyer Thomas Brodrick Fergus Buckley Tom Burke Ben Campbell Eamonn Carpenter Stephen Carroll Daniel Carwithen Leigh Cassells Nicholas Champion de Crespigny William Choy Remy Clarke Angus Corbett William Cranney

Dominic Dao Lachlan Darrow Brandon Day Primal De Silva Robert Del Bello Edmund Delves Alex Di Dio Quinn Dickman Stavros Dimos James Dinsmore Robert Dixon Timothy Dowling Damon Doyle Patrick Doyle Antony Du George Edwards Benjamin Emmanuel Nicolas Everett Lochie Ferrier John Freeman Joshua Fridgant Jackson Friend Christopher Fuller Brendan Fulton Angus Gabbedy Aaron Garbutt Jacob Giannitsios Rohan Gibson James Gilbert James Goddard Alistair Goggs Ben Goodnow George Gordon Michael Gordon Kieran Gosney Thomas Gregory Daniel Greiss Andrew Hall Andrew Hall Christopher Hammett James Hancock Liam Harris Thomas Harrison Abdullah Hassan Joshua Healey Daniel Hesse Leith Hobson Cosi Hofman David Horsley William Horsley James Howarth James Hughes Sam Irvine Neth Jayawardena Oliver Jenkins Srikar Jha Alexander Jobson Thomas Jordan Alex Joske Armin Kashan Matthew Kehoe Alastair Kemp Casper Kenworthy Christopher Kim Rory King Harrison Knight Osman Koi Angus Lattimore LongTing Lee Ping Li James Lightbody Arthur Livanes

Daniel Lok Rohan Longbottom Will Lotter Joshua Ly Chris Lyon Michael Lyristakis Mark MacInnes Max Madew Liam Markey Rohaan Mathew Marcus McCairns Nic McGinness Dillon McGrath Dominic Miles Ethan Miller Marko Milutinovic Maxwell Moore Richard Moses James Mountain Adam Mundzic Kevin Murphy Joshua Myburgh Andrew Nguyen Ethan Norman Harry O’Connor Hugh O’Neill Danyon O’Rourke Benjamin Osborne Jack Parker Ryan Paulsen Timothy Peadon Benjamin Peios Harrison Petkovich Lachlan Phillips Liam Pik Zakary Pino Jason Pover James Provera Eranga Punchihewa Tomson Qin Benjamin ReadingThompson James Richardson Michael Ridley Hamish Roberts Blake Roden Liam Rose Patrick Rumble Jonathan Sainty Dale Sandy Theshikan Santhirasegaran Tristan Schroder Bailey Scifleet Kean Senaratne Adam Shakor Joshua Sidaros Harry Skacel Brayden Sloan Hamish Stafford Owen Steer Storm Strauss Sebastian SummersbyMitchell James Sweetman Shahriar Syed Thaweekit Tanthaweewong Samuel Thompson David Tian Lachlan Townsend Jordan Trkulja Peter Tsarpalias

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Alexander Turnbull James Tweddell Oliver Tye Cameron Tysoe Harry Tyson Ruben Van Aswegen Francois Van Der Merwe Jordan Veit Luka Vertessy Ryan Vickers Harrison Vlahos Tom Wate-Bootle Oliver Webeck Robert Wells Jacob West Oliver Wheatley Henry Whitehead Connor Wilkinson Max Wills Thomas Willson Ryan Wilshire Alex Wolski Stewart Woolmer Connor Wroe Richard Xiong Peter Yang Justin Yim Sonam Yoketsang Daniel Zhong

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Ahmed Al Ghardaqa James Allen Sinan Amin Richard Annison Caleb Antill Nickolas Archinal Richard Bakkum Leland Barnett Alexander Baylis Conor Bayly Elliot Bell-Rowe Ethan Berryman Jimmy Binks Matthew Bleich Andrew Bondaruk Taylor Bonneau Samuel Bonner Tim Boxsell Thomas Bruer Conor Burdette Philip Burn Robert Campbell Jamie Carwithen Lawrence Chang Sathya Chitturi Matthew Clayton Sam Coggins Ryan Cooke Dominic Cooper Ryan Craighead Sean Cross Isaia Curtotti Brenton Dally Cameron Dalzell Matthew Davies Mackenzie Davis Joao de Mello Barreto Nicholas del Rio Benson Deme Rhys Derwort Ashwin Devanathan

Avinash Devanathan Calvin Dicker Nick Divall Nicholas Doody Emmanuel Drakakis Thomas Elliott James English Sanjay Farshid James Feng Patrick Fisher Andrew Flint Alexander Fricker Lopez Aidan Frisch Charlie Frost Guy Gillespie Joshua Gould Richard Graham Alec Holden Max Hood John Hooke Daniel Horn Timon Howes Kade Howitt Alistair Hunt Anthony Huynh Sorial Ibraheim Brodie Ingram Lindsay Ingram Michael Ireland Duncan Jamieson Harrison Jenkins Alex John Dj Kang Constantine Karapanagos Brock Katsanevas Colin Kelly Stuart Kiemann Tom Killalea Nicholas Kochinos Bright Lai Jonathan Liu Jonathan Locke Edward Lombe Timothy Lyness Oliver MacIntyre Howard Maclean Zachary Martin Vincent Materna Alex Matthews Oliver Maxwell Callum McKerral Jacob Miller Patrick Miller Toomas Mirlieb Ted Moffitt Alec Morris Hugh Morrison Alan Neverov Cameron Nicholls Lewis Nott Matthew Ntoumenopoulos Alexander Owen Joseph Percy Richard Perret James Quiggin Auneep Rahim Aran Ravishanker George Rayns Alexander Richards Matthew Riddell Peter Ridley Henri Ritman

Sam Roberts Andrew Robertson Guillaume Roguet Riley Sandeman Connor Sanderson Chain Sangiampongsa Evripide Sarris Cadeyrn Schmidt Angus Scutt Shashiharan Senthan Raghav Sharma-Burton Samuel Shelley Seb Singh Edward Smith-Roberts Tobias Speck Nathan Storen Alexander Swan Damon Taylor Mitchell Taylor Mitchell Taylor Pan Teparak Oliver Tridgell Jack Ungerer Alex Vidler Alexander Vuong Charlie Walpole Daniel White Sean Whitfield Angus Whittle David Wilden-Constantin Madison Winnel Edward Winter Terrance Wong Philip Zhu

Year 12 Maninda Amarasekera Ryan Andrakovic Thomas Atkin Nicholas Babington Christopher Baldwin Harrison Barnett Eliot Bassili Jasper Bedwell Jerome Borg Caruana Oliver Bourne Patrick Breis Hayden Brown Jake Brown Sinan Brown Shin Woo Choi Adam Chyb Peter Clynes Nathan Cook Alexander Coppa David Cribb Naresh Danthanarayana Mitchell Deeble David Dennis Matthew Devereux Liam Doherty James Dowden Matthew Elder Jeremy Ellingham Marian Emmanuel Mark Evans Alexander Fenton Jeremy Fenton-Menzies Lachlan Fisher Harry Fleming James Foote Thomas Foster

Joshua Friend George Frost Ka Hong Fung Reid Furlanetto Luke Gavin Alexander Gondzioulis Harry Gordon Toby Graham Hamish Hardy Zissi Haridemos Angus Hayes Hugo Hodge Benjamin Hogan Michael Holt William Hopkins Oliver Howse Alex Hutchesson Kerin Jacob Jack Johnson Matthew Johnson Mesake Kaisuva Kevin Kelly Samuel Kennedy-Hine Jamil Khalfan Phillip Khanthavivone Mohammad Khider Alex Kim Karam Kim Daniel Kirkland Johann Kwan Carlyle Laurie Guy Lemmon Adam Lilleyman Sheehan Lim Fergus Longbottom Lachlan Marshall James McArthur Angus McCarthy Hugh McCarthy William McLeod Shane McMiken Joshua Miles Christopher Milford Nicholas Mobbs Declan Moore Hugo Morris Agnivesh Nambissan Matthew Narracott Henry Nash Thomas Nixon Declan Norrie Alexander Nuthall Christopher Parr Tatu Parzefall Patrick Paton Nicholas Perillo Cameron Phillips Hugh Phillips Lawson Pickering Bradley Potts Abhijith Prakash Tom Pratt Haren Preeyadarshanan Nicholas Pullinen Julian Richardson Harry Rumble Michael Ryan Patrick Ryan Archie Sampson Nicholas Schmidt Hal Sefton Jordan Shaw

David Sheridan Axel Sidaros Alexander Snowdon Ryley Spears Jack Stanford Thomas Staniforth John Sutton Peter Sweetman Proshanta Thapa Timothy Thorne Mateya Tomii Vincent Tran Oliver Trump Sebastian Tu Alister Turbayne Bain Samuel Turner Jack Tyson Christopher Valencic James Volis Mark Wearn Darcy Welsh Eoin White Nicholas Willenberg Joseph Williams Emerson Yang Jeremy Yim Guo Yu Yi Yuan Rocky (Chi) Zhang


The Canberran 2012, No.80 Copyright Š Canberra Grammar School A publication of Canberra Grammar School With thanks to staff and students across the School for their contributions and invaluable assistance.


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