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ANNUAL REPORT 2018


CONTENTS Introduction................................................................... 2 About the School............................................................ 4 Spiritual Life of the School.............................................. 7 Primary School Report.................................................... 8 Senior School Report.................................................... 16 Community Development Report................................... 32 Strategic Operations Report.......................................... 36 Business & Finance Report........................................... 42 Student Outcomes in Standardised National Literacy & Numeracy Testing......................................... 44 Year 12 Results........................................................... 46 Higher School Certificate Results.................................. 46 International Baccalaureate Results.............................. 47 Senior Secondary Outcomes......................................... 47 Post-School Destinations ............................................. 48 School Policies............................................................. 50 Student Attendance...................................................... 51 Student Retention........................................................ 41 Admissions Policy......................................................... 52 Characteristics of the Student Body............................... 53 How the School Manages Non-attendance...................... 54 Parent, Teacher & Student Satisfaction.......................... 56 Summary of Financial Information................................. 58


INTRODUCTION Once again, it is a pleasure to present the Annual Report for Canberra Grammar School. As ever, 2018 was a year of thriving activity in the life of the School. That is evident in the bursting pages of our half-yearly magazine, CGS Outlook; it is apparent in the energy of our annual Presentation Night; it is palpable in the daily hum of the School’s busy campuses; and, of course, it is outlined in the body of this Annual Report. Of course, each encounter with the School only offers a glimpse of its flourishing heart and soul, as over 2,000 students, more than 500 permanent and casual staff members, and thousands of parents and Alumni each experience its rich curricular, co-curricular, pastoral, spiritual and community life in classrooms, in laboratories, libraries and studios, in Chapel, on stage, on the water and the sports fields, outdoors and overseas. It is impossible really to capture it all. Likewise, it is impossible to do justice to the endeavours of so many students, colleagues and parents in reviewing another momentous year in the history of our School; a community that is once again larger than it has ever been, that has been able to commit more to the development of its facilities and resources than ever before, and that is for the first time in its 89 year history now co-educational throughout, with boys and girls learning together in every year group from Pre-School to Year 12. We’ll each have had our own highlights of the year: the rollicking mega-production of Pirates of Penzance, with nearly 200 students performing superbly in the professional venue of the Canberra Theatre; the House Music Festival, bigger and better than ever, plus the new the student-led initiative of the Moonlight Concert; the vibrant Primary School Art Walk and PYP Exhibition; an Athletics Carnival day with the School at its glorious and joyous best; the beautiful Junior School Choral Service; the 1st XI Championship victory; or the astounding accomplishment of this year’s new approach to Senior School Outdoor Education, which saw more than 900 students and staff spread from Sydney to Kosciusko to the coast in seven concurrent camps and programmes in a week that dished up everything from sunshine to snow to once-in-a-century rainfall. The list could go on... How proud may we be of our School when such diversity of excellence is our standard expectation; when we don’t just do more, but we do different, and do it brilliantly? That, more than ever, has been the spirit of our School this year. It has always been there, of course, but in nurturing its range and sophistication we see our evolution as a School that is large and confident and generous enough in its soul to enjoy and be refuelled by the richness of its diversity. That is the purpose and the benefit of our growth and prosperity in recent years; abundance not for its own sake, but for the opportunity for individual realisation that it enables in more varied form than ever. For that, we thank all who make it possible: the parents, Alumni, supporters and community of Canberra Grammar School; its dedicated and professional teaching and operational staff; our colleagues of the Board and the School Leadership teams; and always, above all, the girls and boys, young men and women, whose vitality, curiosity, creativity and passion shine through it all. Dr Justin Garrick Head of School

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Stephen Byron Chair of the School Board


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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Established in 1929, Canberra Grammar School is a co-educational Independent Anglican School offering outstanding academic education, co-curricular opportunities and pastoral care to day and boarding students of all backgrounds and faiths within a community guided by Christian values.

AT CANBERRA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, WE ASPIRE FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BE INTELLIGENT, INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL; TO BE CONFIDENT, CREATIVE AND COMPASSIONATE YOUNG LEADERS OF THE FUTURE; TO BE READY FOR THE WORLD. The School respects and nurtures all students as individuals, seeking to inspire, support and celebrate the efforts of all in realising their intellectual, spiritual, cultural, social and physical aspirations. CGS is also the only co-educational boarding school in the ACT, and it is an International Baccalaureate World School and is the only school in the ACT to offer the NSW Higher School Certificate. In a world shaped by globalisation, environmental change and technological advancement, our students will live and study and work in Australia and abroad in ways that we can scarcely imagine. They will collaborate with colleagues across cultures and disciplines to solve problems using tools that we have yet to invent. To flourish, they must have the critical capacity to analyse complex information, the ability to communicate in multiple languages, the adaptive creativity to find solutions, and the integrity to serve others always before self. Our strategic plans and our academic, pastoral and co-curricular education must support that. Building on the professional expertise of its staff, the commitment of its community and the resources of the nation’s capital, Canberra Grammar School aims to be the most dynamic and distinctive centre of learning in Australia. 2018 marked the first year in which CGS was fully co-educational with boys and girls across all years from ELC to Year 12. 2018 also marked the launch of the first stage of co-ed boarding with the commencement of the building of the new purpose-built boarding house, with the first girls intake scheduled for 2019. Formal CGS Acknowledgement of Country from the Head of School, Dr Justin Garrick Canberra Grammar School takes this opportunity to acknowledge the age-old custodians of the land on which our School stands, the Ngunnawal people. On behalf of CGS, we offer respect and gratitude to elders past and present, and we affirm our obligation to honour the heritage of countless generations in our on-going care for this special place in which it is our privilege to learn and work.

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The School Board includes: Canberra Grammar School is a company limited by guarantee which is governed by a Board of Directors. The Right Reverend Bishop Stuart Robinson, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn was Visitor to the School in 2018. During the 2018 Financial Year, the following people were Directors of the Board: • Chair of the Board  –  Mr Stephen Byron • Deputy Chair of the Board  –  Mr Dino Vido (until May), Ms Ayesha Razzaq (May to current) • Board Members  – Professor Kent Anderson (until April) – The Right Reverend Bishop Dr Matthew Brain (until April) – The Right Reverend Bishop Allan Ewing (appointed December) – Mr David Carr – Ms Belinda Clark – Dr Justin Garrick (Head of School) – Mr Stephen Jaggers – Ms Susan Proctor – Ms Ayesha Razzaq – Mr David Tonuri (until October) – Mr Sung Lee (appointed December) – Ms Anne Myongsook Witheford (appointed December)

The Executive Leadership Team of the School includes: • Head of School  –  Dr Justin Garrick • Head of Senior School  –  Mr David Smart • Head of Primary School  –  Ms Rosalie Reeves • Director of Business  –  Mr Kent Peters • Director of Community Development  –  Mr Sandy Goddard • Director of Strategic Operations  –  Ms Kerri Rock

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SPIRITUAL LIFE OF THE SCHOOL

FROM THE SCHOOL CHAPLAIN FATHER ANDREW ROBINSON As a society, we think a great deal about the kind of world we want to see, striving to find the right policy decisions, treaties or technologies that might help a fractious world flourish. But one of the central convictions of Canberra Grammar School from the very beginning is that so much depends on the kind of the people we send out into that world. Are they people of character, who strive to be women and men who seek the common good? As an Anglican school, the sacrificial servant leadership at the heart of Jesus’ life and teaching is a guiding value in all we do. Central to the School’s ethos is the conviction that every person is created in the image of God and is of utmost value: therefore, a Christian community should be characterised by respect and care for all. We take the spiritual life seriously. We seek to offer each student a meaningful encounter with the Christian faith, and work to build a community that welcomes and celebrates students from all faith traditions and none, and ask what it might mean to live a life in connection to the God of all things. We hold fast to the conviction that there is always hope: that discouragement, wrongdoing and disaster need not have the last word, and that there are always resources for restored relationships and a meaningful future. We heed our calling to love one another, in the broadest possible sense. We want to inspire our students to work for justice and peace in our own community and in the wider world. These themes pervade our regular Chapel services, and we explore them in depth across a range of religious and philosophical traditions in our Religious and Values Education programmes. 2018 saw the conclusion of Associate Chaplain Ms Lyndal Foote’s ministry at CGS, after a long association with the school as teacher and parent. Her contribution as Chaplain has been deep and abiding with countless students blessed by her teaching, love and thoughtful counsel. One of her key legacies is the Chaplain’s Club in the Junior School, a space for building friendships and creative play during break times. In 2019, we will welcome our new Associate Chaplain Ms Libby Gale. She brings a wealth of experience in ministry and teaching both, locally and internationally to the role. The Annual Report provides a record of our work, in which, and for which, we give thanks to God. Father Andrew Robinson School Chaplain

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PRIMARY SCHOOL REPORT FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL MS ROSALIE REEVES In 2018, the focus of the Primary School was on developing student agency and leadership through creating voice, choice and ownership. This focus also included shared learning for educations designed to engage and guide children through their childhood, and in developing peer and buddy support networks. The year also focused on the developed of relationships with various parent and association bodies, and the management of the ‘Parents as Partners’ programme. Additionally, the year was used for the preparations for the 90th Anniversary celebrations scheduled for 2019. What continues to be evident again, in 2018, is our commitment to driving forward a strong school improvement agenda that has at its foundation a commitment to holding high expectations for all and a culture of shared reflection directed towards enhancing the educational outcomes for our students.

Primary School Leadership Team The 2018 school year commenced with a slightly new structure and team, consisting of: • Head of Primary School  –  Ms Rosalie Reeves • Deputy Head of Primary School & Director of Academic Education  –  Ms Lucy Garven • Director of Primary School Teaching Development  –  Ms Tanya Stevenson • Director of the Junior School  –  Mr Ken Raven • Director of Northside Early Childhood Campus  –  Ms Jenny Thompson • Director of Southside Early Childhood Campus  –  Ms Allison Pegus • Director of CGS Care  –  Ms Tanya Alcorn • Head of Primary School Arts & Languages  –  Mr Pip Cain • Head of Primary School Sport & Physical Education  –  Mr Richard Mahon • Assistant Director of Junior School  –  Mr Darren Roberts (not pictured) • Primary School Administration Manager  –  Ms Tania Maxwell (May to July) –  Ms Kerri Bisseker (September to current, not pictured)

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Celebrating the Life of the Primary School STUDENT AGENCY & LEADERSHIP: VOICE, CHOICE & OWNERSHIP Nurturing strong leaders for the future remains a significant focus for developing all learning experiences within the Primary School. Developing young people who do not accept what is, or take what they can, but who have a desire to serve and improve, to place others before self and to make a positive difference in their personal lives is central to the Primary School ethos. Our Primary School educators view children as active learners who, from birth, are constantly seeking to explore and make sense of their surroundings. They acknowledge that childhood is a time of increasing independence. As children grow and develop, they become more able to do things for themselves, to express themselves, to explore their world independently and to make considered and informed decisions. In recognition of this, we encourage our students to take initiative, express their wonderings, make considered choices, participate in setting ‘next step’ goals, share their learning and develop independence alongside interdependence. Educators listen to students and support them to express their views. Students views are respected, thoughtfully considered with students involved in the decision-making process at many and varied levels within the School. Educators focus on nurturing a sense of well-being, self-efficacy, curiosity, creativity and imagination, and on engaging students in learning process such as inquiry, experimentation and investigation. While students are capable of making many choices, their ability to do so develops over time and with scaffolded guidance. Our educators, therefore, help children to develop decision making and leadership skills needed to make sound choices, to help them to recognise options, responsibilities and the impact of their decisions on others.

SHARED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS: GUIDING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOUR This year, our educator’s time was also invested in re-engaging with their fundamental view of childhood; strategies to promote the respect for children and their rights, to enhance children’s self-esteem; and to proactively foster pro-social skills. Drawing on the currency of research and input from child psychologist Louise Porter, the Primary School considered the need to actively teach our children the skills they need for self-regulation, safety, social connectedness and resilience. This included developing the skills to be considerate of others; to work with others; and the effects that their actions and decisions have on others and a sense of potency and how they can make a positive difference to themselves and those around them. Placing students at the centre of their learning, empowering them with practical skills and strategies to ably navigate life and relations will continue as a shared learning objective into 2019. Staff also continually refresh their applied understanding of the Protective Behaviours Programme in which all students receive implicit and explicit learning around two key themes: • We have a right to feel safe all of the time; and • We can talk about anything with someone we trust, no matter what it is. From these themes, the concepts of safety, early warning signs, networking and persistence are inquired into both through the physical and online world, in which our students are immersed.

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PEER SUPPORT & BUDDIES A revitalisation of the House System in Years 3 to 6 was evidenced through the formal appointment of the Heads of Student House positions, the broadening of Captain and Vice-Captain appointments and duties, a re-visioning of the fundamental purpose of the House system and the incorporation of a peer support programme. This revitalisation within the Junior School built upon the strength of the Early Years buddy programme and Year 2 Leadership approaches already in place from Pre-School to Year 2. By partnering with Peer Support Australia, it has been possible to swiftly put into action the learning undertaken as a shared group of educators. Setting time aside for peer support has provided dedicated blocks of time for the delivery of explicit learning to strengthen our students’ social and emotional knowledge and skills, their building of healthy relationships across cohort groups, positive school culture, and defined leadership duties for all our Year 6 students. Rather than being told how to interact with others and being held to account with disciplinary measures, through peer support learning activities students are encouraged to consider the outcomes they would like to see in their relationships and school environment.

ACADEMIC EDUCATION The Primary School continues to provide academic experiences that engage, challenge and stimulate both in and out of the classroom, using significant and relevant content to foster meaningful student action. Educators work as a collective to ensure that learning opportunities are diverse, reflective of student needs and represent multiple perspectives within our community and world. There continues to be a considered approach to pedagogy through collaboration. Some general highlights of the broad academic experiences for 2018 include: • Celebrating our connectedness to China through China Day for Years 5 and 6 • Kids’ Lit Quiz team being named World Champions • Significant numbers of high achievements in the International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) suite in English, Mathematics, Digital Technologies, Science, Writing and Spelling • Two major prizes in the Pens for Poverty competition • Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians (MCYA) prize and multiple high achievement certificates • G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge team winning ACT competition • da Vinci Decathlon representation in Canberra and Sydney; and • ARTWALK and PYP Exhibition evening spectacular. Three new Learning Leader positions within the Academic Team also continue to drive the rigorous teaching and learning offered by class and specialist teams. A significant focus on the use of data to inform teaching and learning has increased teachers’ responsiveness to individual student learning.

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Early Years – National Quality Framework The National Quality Framework (NQF) aims to raise the quality and drive continuous improvement and consistency in education and care service. The assessment and rating process focuses on seven quality areas: Educational programme and practice; safety, health and wellbeing of children; physical environment; staffing; relationships with children; collaborative partnerships with parents and the community; and leadership and service management. As a part of this process: • Northside underwent a 1-day visit and interview process • Northside received an overall rating of ‘Excellence’, due to all areas rated as ‘Exceeding’ • ELC underwent a 3-day visit and interview process; and • ELC received an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’, 6 areas receiving ‘Exceeding’, 1 area receiving ‘Meeting’.

Primary Years Programme (PYP) The Primary School continues to recognise that educating students in a set of subject areas is necessary, but not sufficient. The Schools commitment to embedding a transdisciplinary approach through the PYP framework is evident through each teacher’s development, refinement and reflection of all Units of Inquiry. Teachers encourage students to share their learning with the broader community, to find commonalities of human experience, explore global perspectives and to connect with their learning through action. The Year 6 Exhibition again showed the power of individual learning as students elected to explore different aspects of Migration and share what they had learned. Culture Break, an external provider, assisted in developing five reflections of migration through dance, with every student engaged in a hip-hop inspired performance. Learnings included: • Sharing the Planet (Kindergarten): Students observed seasonal change and how humans can adapt through their use of materials. Using iPads, students documented the exploration of clothes worn for seasons, the weather forecast, observation of clouds, mapping weather patterns across the year. • How we Express Ourselves (Year 3): Sstudents explored the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connection to land and art. Dream time stories, generational sharing, colours of the land, artefacts, sustainability formed the culmination of learning through a collective performance. • How the World Works (Year 4): Through a scientific lens students explored life cycles. This included , through the support of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT), looking at the life cycles of humans, chickens, tadpoles, silkworms, and live streaming of the chicken’s growth, website development, and observational drawing. • Where we are in Place and Time (Year 6): Students inquired about Migration through the lens of ‘belonging’. The history of migration, reasons, responsibilities of Government, community and self, artist impressions, and musical influences as a result of migration formed a significant part of the inquiry learning.

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Learning and Teaching: Professional Team of Highly Able Educators Guiding our work as educators are two important National Curriculum Documents: The Australian Curriculum; and Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Framework. Throughout 2018 our Northside Pre-Kindergarten and Early Learning Centre participated in components of the National Quality Framework Assessment and Rating process conducted at a state/territory level. Both services received the highest possible rating within the key areas assessed. It was outstanding to receive such consistent high ratings, and we are keen to learn from and further enhance our offerings in 2019 as a result of these reflective and intensive processes. Developing inquiring, knowledgeable, caring, and engaged learners who are committed to lifelong learning is only possible due to the professional team of highly able educators within our School. Our educators plan, assess, analyse student data and learn together; they inquire into the effectiveness of their teaching, reflect on their impact and adjust their practices as needed. As our School has grown, so has the size of our teaching teams and departments. Strengthening the focused work of these teams and their effectiveness has been further enabled this year through the introduction of Learning Leaders. Our Learning Leaders are committed to seeing every student excel with their learning and the holding of high expectations for all. Their high expectations for learning inspires our educators, our students, and further enhances our support of families in partnering with us. They are responsible for opening avenues for staff to learn from and with another, connecting with broader educational networks, reviewing current educational research, and refining our School’s academic policies, processes and documentation. They are constantly reflecting upon their impact and, through their coaching skills, encouraging such reflection within our community of educator.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL Through the thorough investigation of mobile devices in 2018, 2018 saw students having access to iPads and Chrome books as a tool to enhance their learning. Students are able to determine the best learning tool to support their project or task, work collaboratively on documents, and engage flexibly with the learning environment. In 2018: • Year 5 and 6 students started coding with the individually paced coding software • CGS purchased portable green screens to support digital technology and media arts • CGS purchased Micro:bit and Spheros; and • CGS purchased 3D printers and a laser printer for use in 2019.

RESEARCH SKILLS The development, refinement and practice of research and thinking skills have been supported by the Library staff developing a Library and Year level Google Classrooms. Students have access to information, strategies and support at the time they need it. They can ask for or give advice utilising the discussion forum, or re-watch the information sessions, clips or review notes at their own pace. Year 6 students found this invaluable as their ability to research with efficiency drives their Exhibition project.

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CO-CURRICULAR EDUCATION Learning through the Co-curricular and Active Education Programme provides exciting opportunities for students to participate in a rich array of activities that change from year to year in response to student interests and teachers’ expertise. Participation enables students to discover strengths and talents, to learn about commitment, develop character, connect with the broader community and enhance an appreciation of service and fellowship.

MUSIC & ART There were a variety of outstanding music and arts activities in 2018, including: • The Primary School ARTWALK, which was a huge success and featured an orchestra of nearly 100 Primary School musicians – a rare treat for musicians of that age! • The Primary School Instrumental Opportunities Programme continued strongly with nearly 100 participants over the year and a significant majority of them continuing private instrumental lessons • Noteable Concert 2018 with over 200 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 performed at Llewellyn Hall to a very appreciative audience. The repertoire ranged from classics to contemporary; and • The popularity of the Primary School and Infants Soirees continues to rise. Held each semester, these provide a nurturing environment for our young musicians to perform solo pieces in front of an audience of family and friends.

CO-CURRICULAR & ACTIVE EDUCATION In 2018, the Co-curricular Programme achieved some impressive feats thanks to our talented students across the Junior School. Some of the highlights included: • The Snow Sports programme continued to flourish by winning the ACT School of the Year for the second year in a row and fourth time in the last five years. The Snow Sports programme also finished second in Australia at the Australian Interschool’s National Championships this past winter • The Junior School fielded its first ever Netball teams. Forty-four students represented CGS this past winter season with the Under 12s capturing the Grand Final Championship • The Junior School Basketball team captured two Grand Final Championships this past year • The Under 11s Eagles captured the Championship in the winter and summer season • The Under 12s Dolphins were runner-up in their division • The Under 11s A Junior School football team achieved a 15-0 undefeated record this past year • The Orienteering Team finished third in the Orienteering Championships this past November • The Tennis programme competed in the ACT State Finals and came in second place • The Junior School Triathlon team continued to have students placing in the top five in events across the ACT • The Junior School Rugby team enjoyed top four finishes in multiple divisions during this past season • Overall the Junior School had nearly 400 students representing CGS in winter and summer sports in 2018; and • The Junior School also had 38 students participate in the ACT Carnivals, and 14 represent the ACT and CGS at the National Championships in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: WORKING WITH PARENTS & CARERS Enhancing collaborative partnerships with parents continues to be emphasised throughout the Primary School. In 2018, Parent/Teacher Exchanges and Interviews moved to a more user-friendly online version. Parents are encouraged to use the online form to share information around their students’ learning habits, strengths, areas of concern and interests, and then complete the Report Guiding Questions to allow teachers to be more responsive to individual families. These forms are stored on the data management system to document as students move through the Primary School. Parents and caregivers provide critical foundations in social and emotional learning. Building on this at school requires positive and effective partnerships between the home and school settings. Defining more clearly our intentions around this partnership with input from the Parents and Friends Association of the School continues to serve the best interest of our students, and in particular, strengthens their well-being and holistic development. Emerging from our connections with the Parents and Friends Association this year we have refined our intentions and resulting actions to provide access to parents and carers to the learning programme, proactively strengthened networking and support opportunities for parents and carers, draw on the expertise of parents and carers, and define effective means for constructive feedback and consultation. Reaching out beyond our School community throughout the year we continued to build on longestablished partnerships with local, national and international community groups as well as broadening these in response to student’s actioning their learning through the programme of inquiry. In furthering our partnerships with the broader community, our youngest students became connected with Jindalee Aged Care in Narrabundah in an effort to further support our children in becoming active citizens within our community through engagement with our elders in aged care, by visiting the centre to share in their learning and to simply spend time with one another. And following on from last year, we produced our second ‘Giving Bach’ CD in partnership with Musicia Viva providing the opportunity for other schools to participate in musical incursions lead by expert musicians.

CGS CARE & HOLIDAY CARE PROGRAMMES CGS Care also continues as an increasingly vital component of the School’s operations and support for families. In 2018, the evolution of the Holiday Care Programme continued to offer a more extensive in-depth learning opportunity saw additional offerings in jewellery making, coding, chess, cooking, gymnastics, dance, sculpture, science and a variety of sports camps. Additionally, the Horizons package of Holiday Care Programme continued to develop and provide further vibrancy to the regular CGS Care Programme, with offerings now extended to students beyond the Primary years and into the Senior years of schooling. Rosalie Reeves Head of Primary School

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Primary School Leadership Roles HOUSE CAPTAINS & VICE-CAPTAINS CJ SHAKESPEARE

EDWARDS

GARNSEY

RADFORD

Captains

Evelyn van Wijk Dylan Outram

Katherine Stewardson Harry Swan

Suzie Lang Jack Frizell

Michalina Doogan John Christopherson

Vice-Captains

Priya Palnitkar Sevi Dascarolis

Abigail Klat-Smith Will Reading

Jasmyn Richardson Kiran Varendran

Sophie Hehir James Hehir

Heads of Student Houses

Ms Anna Gray

Ms Kate Boyd

Mr Brendan Mowlam

Mr Gavin Brown

CARNIVAL RESULTS, HOUSE POINTS & OVERALL CHAMPION HOUSE SWIMMING

CROSS COUNTRY

ATHLETICS

BALL GAMES

HOUSE POINTS

FIRST

Edwards

Edwards

Edwards

Edwards

Edwards

SECOND

Radford

Garnsey

Garnsey

Garnsey

Garnsey

THIRD

Garnsey

Radford

Radford

CJ Shakespeare

CJ Shakespeare

FOURTH

CJ Shakespeare

CJ Shakespeare

CJ Shakespeare

Radford

Radford

OVERALL CHAMPION HOUSE: EDWARDS

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SENIOR SCHOOL REPORT FROM THE HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL MR DAVID SMART 2018 was another milestone year and very exciting time in the life of the Senior School. For the first time, the School was fully co-educational across all Year groups, which generated a great interest from the number of boys and girls seeking enrolment in the School. This experience enriched our school life and was evidence of the positive change that CGS was experiencing. The continuing overall impression was one of how normal it was to have girls and boys together as part of our community. The girls who joined our community in 2018 continued to settle in well and embraced our culture as well as contributing in special ways as well. The sense of purpose, belonging and connection with CGS that is displayed by almost all students is one of the most pleasing aspects of leading in this community and it one of our defining features.

Senior School Leadership Team In 2018 the leadership team in the Senior School remained stable, although the Director of Academic Education, Ms Trkulja departed at the end of Term 1. We were fortunate to be able to appoint Ms Susan Pascoe to the role in an acting capacity before Ms Joanna Leaman commenced as our new Director of Academic Education, at the start of Term 4 • Head of Senior School  –  Mr David Smart • Director of Academic Education  –  Ms Billie Trkulja (January to April, not picture)   –  Ms Susan Pascoe (Acting, April to July, not picture)   –  Ms Joanna Leaman (July to current) • Director of Active Education  –  Mr Stuart McNeill • Director of Student Development  –  Mr Neil Dunkley The direction and initiative provided by each of these staff members towards their particular portfolios and also to the overall functioning of the Senior School allowed 2018 to move ahead with a sense of purpose while continuing the process of developing a new direction. I acknowledge and thank each member of the team for their valuable, tireless and professional commitment to CGS and for the co-operative spirit, which has helped us achieve so much in a year of significant change.

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Celebrating the life of the Senior School DEVELOPING A STRONG COMMUNITY Raising key themes in weekly Assemblies and then encouraging students and staff to have further discussions of these issues during Tutor Group time or in casual conversations is an important strategy in character development. This process commenced with the unveiling of the 2018 Annual Motto for the year. For 2018 this motto was, ‘Change the colour of your day’ – the once upon a time motto of the Crunchie Bar. Each student in the Senior School received a snack size Crunchie bar to remind them of this motto, and as an incentive for them to think about the attitude that they bring to School each day and also the positive impact their actions can have on others. A wide range of other topics were also covered each week at Assembly and through the Senior Weekly. Hopefully, considering all these topics, we have 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 School musicians sharing their wonderful talents as a rehearsal for their HSC performance pieces and IB major pieces. We also celebrated the major works of students in Visual Arts and Design and Technology. For the first time at each Assembly, one year group attended an alternative activity during assembly time in the Tim Murray Theatre. This was often led by our School Psychologists, who used the time to help students with various mental health and well-being issues.

CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO AN INTERNATIONALLY-MINDED COMMUNITY The CGS Exchange Programme, which essentially operates for Year 10 students, continues to thrive and develop. We had more students involved in exchanges than ever before in 2018, and these opportunities proved to be exceptional developmental opportunities for our students. Exchanges directly between CGS and other schools now operate in South Africa (four schools), England (two schools), Scotland, the USA, Argentina and Germany. In 2018 exchanges also commenced with schools in China and Japan. In addition to these arrangements, many students undergo language exchanges through external agencies and we also conduct numerous study tours to many countries. The Director of Community Development, Mr Goddard, continues to expand these exchange opportunities each year. In 2018, several special overseas tours also took place, designed to provide students with various types of international experiences. These included the REACH for Nepal trip in the April holidays which involved trekking and a major community service project assisting in a school, as well as the Everest Base camp trek in December. CGS students also took part in a STEM tour to the USA, which focused on space and science/technology learning. Our Opens Rugby squad also travelled to Japan to play rugby and experience the wonderful culture. A CGS team competed in the World Final of the Kids’ Lit Quiz in New Zealand, eventually becoming world champions! Another team of students competed in the International Linguistics Olympiad in Prague in the Czech Republic representing Australia.

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ACADEMIC EDUCATION Canberra Grammar School continues to provide our students with exceptional opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. The additional activities provided across the School by so many teachers contributes to the highly interactive and future focussed and engaging curriculum we deliver. We continue to strive for both the very highest of results and also to deliver lessons which are thoughtprovoking and engage all students. Some 2018 highlights include: • Two students achieved perfect IB scores of 45 for the first time in CGS history • A CGS student received a prize and the School recognised as the Champion School in the Australian Mathematics Competition • Three outstanding performances coordinated by the Performing Arts Department • Increased numbers of students attending a wide range of tutorials across all departments to prepare for November examinations • A Year 9 student recognised as the ACT State Winner of the National History Challenge; and • Introduction of Athlete Development Programme, which provides support in the form of mentoring, strength and conditioning, nutrition, resilience and organisation.

English In 2018, the English Department welcomed three new members of staff who brought with them a wealth of experience, expertise and energy. The focus of the year was the new curriculum and assessment. In 2018, the English Department: • Promoted writing competitions and enjoyed the success of several students who won and achieved recognition for entries in several competitions including, Pens Against Poverty and LitLinks • Wrote and developed a unique and tailored approach to the explicit teaching of grammar. Ms Carolyn Pearce designed and wrote, in collaboration with a friend, a textbook called, Grammar for Grammar. It is set to be published in 2019 and will be assessed formally through online Language and Literacy tests that will be introduced in 2019 • Writer’s Workshop, which began in 2018, enjoyed great success this year. More and more students benefitted from targeted writing and language workshops to help them improve their skills and refine assessment tasks • Delivered the new HSC preliminary syllabus, incorporating the Australian Curriculum, to Year 11 students and introduced International Baccalaureate Language B: Language Acquisition • Trialled online marking and assessment task submission through TurnItIn with Year 8 assessment task (ahead of a whole-department approach to assessment task submission in all Year groups in 2019). Streamlined and developed a new approach to whole cohort marking, moderation and the accurate ranking of student work; and • Continued the HSC training programme, and introduced an equivalent IB training programme which provided students with the opportunities to practice their control of written expression, analytical skills and to grow and test their knowledge of their set texts.

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Mathematics The Mathematics Department has continued its dedication to supporting and enriching all students at CGS in Mathematics during 2018. The move to the new Mathematics Building has enabled a productive twenty-first century space for teachers and students to collaborate in. Some highlights and recognitions include: • The inaugural Australian Mathematics Trust Champion School Award was awarded to Canberra Grammar School, recognising a school community that demonstrates passion towards the learning and enjoyment of Mathematics through its support and enrichment of its students • 707 Students in Years 7 to 12 competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition, with the following results: »» 1 Prize (and first in the State) »» 21 High Distinctions; and »» 86 Distinctions. • One student invited and attended the National Mathematics Summer School 2018 • One student was invited to compete in the Australian Mathematics Olympiad Senior Contest, achieving a Silver Certificate and 10 students competed in the Intermediate Contest • The dedication of our staff to support Maths Tutorials has been outstanding and continued to be offered each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout each semester. On average, 45 students attend throughout any week and continue to be a broad mix between Junior and Senior students. A peak was experienced during one week in August with 75 students seeking access to this space and teacher support • The inaugural US STEM Trip 2018 was launched in the October holidays. A successful trip involving 20 students (Year 9-11) that incorporated authentic experiences with NASA Space Camp, Washington Smithsonian Museum and Universal Studios • 113 Students in Years 7 to 10 engaged with the Australian Mathematics Trust Challenge Stage; and • 94 Students in Years 7 to 10 engaged with the Australian Mathematics Trust Enrichment Stage.

Science 2018 was yet another busy and exciting year for the Science Department. This year also saw many students have the opportunity to participate in experiences outside of normal classroom activities. • Three students attended the National Youth Science Forum in January and three more have been offered places for 2019 • Ethan Peters gained a High Distinction in the Qualifying exams for the Science Olympiad. Students also gained five Distinction and two Credit results in the Chemistry and Physics papers • An increased number of Year 11 students have been involved in the ANU Extension programme • Alexander Wang was first in the individual category for the ANU Brain Bee competition and will represent the ACT at the National Final in Brisbane, and CGS finished second in the team event; and • Twelve students received High Distinction in the ICAS Science Competition.

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Art, Design & Technology The ADT Department welcomed a new Head of Department, Ms Kate Deeves, in January, and Ms Verity Beman was appointed as the Assistant Head of Department. • ADT staff offered workshops to all staff in areas of CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Illustrator, Welding, Ceramics, Textiles, and Drawing. This has allowed the wider CGS staff to experience the facilities of the ADT Centre and raise the profile of the Department • Participation in the Emerging Artist Support Scheme saw Mr Keith Bender, who completed his residency from 2018, able to use the facilities to complete a sculpture that is now installed at the National Arboretum. Residences for 2018 included four artists who used our facilities to create artwork and spent time in classes supporting teachers and students by presenting their experiences as practising artists • Senior students were involved in excursions to the Art Express and Shape Design and Technology Exhibition • The Department built a relationship with the Furniture Department at CIT and invited a CIT teacher to run two orientation sessions for staff in the safe use of the woodwork machinery; and • This year ADT Wars was included as part of a new Captains Cup Event with points awarded to the house shield competition. The event was held during a lunchtime and included drawing races, painting races, and flat pack furniture construction.

Business & Economics The Economics and Business Department continued to achieve excellent results across 2018, with particularly pleasing scores in the HSC Business Studies course. The Department extended its outreach programme with visits from the following speakers: • Christopher Woodthorpe (UN Information Services Canberra) who spoke on UN Sustainable Development Goals • Tony Sheehan (Commonwealth Counter Terrorism Coordinator) who spoke on Australia’s counter terrorism strategies • Mark Riley (Chief Political Editor Channel 7) who spoke on the role of media in politics; and • Mr Mohan Dhall (CEO of the Australian Tutoring Association and renowned HSC Business Studies textbook author) who spoke on interdependence and common themes between topics in the HSC Business Course, with a focus on human resource management, processes, influences and strategies. Presentations gave students the opportunity to hear different perspectives on the issue and engage in discussion, which helps to develop critical thinking.

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Geography With a cohort of over 90 senior students undertaking HSC and IB Geography, ESS, a new integrated global studies option for Year 8, and newly renovated teaching spaces, Geography has continued to evolve and make significant and innovative contributions to the academic success at CGS. • The Australian Geography Competition has been a major part of our curriculum and once again, the students performed outstandingly with CGS maintaining its number one position in the Australian Territories for the 19th consecutive year and third place in Australia. There were over 100 High Distinctions and first place winners in Year 10 and 12. For the first time a Year 11 CGS female representative also represented the ACT at the ‘Big Week Out’ at Kangaroo Island, South Australia; and • Three members of the Geography Department undertook a pilot study to investigate how to use the new learning spaces (created with the refurbishment of QE) to enhance our teaching. The study is ongoing, and so far, we have had very positive reflective discussions and have collected data from the student’s perspective.

History • After winning the National Year 7 and 8 categories of the National History Challenge in previous years, current Year 9 student Harry Gibbs went on to win the 2019 Year 9 special category of Australia’s Wartime Experiences and was the ACT State Winner. This competition has over 1,000 entries from around the country.

Languages The Language Department has had another very productive year, with continued outstanding results in external examinations for our students. The numbers in the IB Spanish course have grown to three classes in 2018, with four predicted for 2019. The languages offered now extends to French, German, Mandarin, Indonesian, Latin and Spanish. • Student Exchanges continue with CGS students studying in France, Germany, and China • Sean Eccleston (Year 12) and Nick Arnold‘s (Year 12) applications for scholarship to study in China were successful. Sean and Nick began their study of Chinese Studies at the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University in September. Angus Robertson (Year 12) will be applying for the scholarship in China in 2019 • More students were accelerated in their language studies. In French, in 2018 we had three Year 11 students sit the HSC and one completed his IB French B course. In Chinese, two students completed the IB Chinese course. We have proposed, for the first time, that in 2019, a group of Year 10 students will begin the first year of their IB Diploma for French • The Chinese Bridge Competition was attended by four CGS students in Perth in June. Callum Hogden placed second in the written exam and third in the speech. As a result of this, Callum placed second overall and travelled to Kunming in October representing Australia at the international finals televised across China. Following his excellent performance in October, Callum was then invited to the thirteenth Confucius Institute Congress held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from December • The popularity of German as an elective in Year 7 increased markedly. As a result, in 2019, for the first time in at least 18 years, CGS will run three classes in Year 8; and • The first cohort of students taking Ab Initio Indonesian for the IB was established.

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Library • The Australian final of the Kids’ Lit Quiz was held in May at Trinity Grammar where the CGS team competed against 11 other finalists. The CGS team won by nine points and earned a spot in the World Finals • Thanks to the School’s involvement in Kids’ Lit Quiz, we were approached by the author, Brian Falkner, to see if CGS would host the first ‘Write like an author’ holiday camp to be held in Canberra. This camp then occured in the July holidays and will continue in future years; and • Our most successful Book Week Tutor Group challenge was held in August. 52 Tutor Groups participated, a huge increase on 2018.

Personal Development Health & Physical Education (PDHPE) • Health and Physical Education Week was held in Term 3. A week of activities and competitions promoting a Healthy lifestyle amongst students and staff • Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT) represented presented as guest speakers for our Year 10 Mental Health unit in Term 2 • Introduction of Athlete Development Programme, which supports students through mentoring, strength and conditioning, nutrition, resilience and organisation development • Other guest speakers also included an exercise physiologist speaking to Year 12 in Term 2, and a nutritionist speaking to Year 11 Sports Science students during Term 3; and • Physiotherapist, Alex Stuart, also demonstrated effective taping techniques to Year 10 PASS classes.

Performing Arts & Drama The Performing Arts Department continued its rise of popularity with increasing numbers involved in both the classes offered and in the co-curricular offerings for students. • 2018 saw the staging of another successful whole-school production, The Pirates of Penzance. This production was staged at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Students were involved on stage, in the orchestra, and as part of the production crew. Twenty staff were also involved in facilitating the production, with students and staff working alongside industry professionals. The production was nominated for CAT Awards in Best Youth Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Youth Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical and Best Youth Orchestra • Term 3 saw the production of The Best of Four: An Evening of One Off One-Acters. These four oneact plays were directed by Year 11 IB Theatre students as their CAS Project. Over two nights, 35 students graced the TMT stage. In addition, Year 11 VET Entertainment students designed and operated lighting, sound, and visuals for all four plays. The production was nominated for a CAT Award for Best Youth Actor in a Leading Role in a Play; and • Term 4 saw the physical theatre piece Vita Leben presented in the Tim Murray Theatre. Again, student-devised and teacher-led, audiences were treated to a performance of emotional and physical intensity. The production has been nominated for a CAT Award for Best Original Work for a School or Youth Production.

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Religion & Values Education (RaVE) 2018 has been another year of change in the Religion and Values Education Department. In 2018: • The Department welcomed new staff and staff from other departments • New units of work were introduced, and others were modified • The Diocesan Educational Consultant reviewed the Year 7 to 10 Curriculum and updated it to deliver an exciting new experience to students; and • The subject of RaVE was delivered across many co-educational classes for the first time.

Digital Technologies Our Digital Technologies Department has once again provided acclaimed opportunities such as: • San Francisco and Silicon Valley Tour 2018 (see VIMEO.COM/CODECADETS/SF18) • For the first time, IT and Code Cadets had Student Leadership (Captain) positions. Over 350 students participated in Code Cadets in 2018 • Achieving third, ninth and tenth places at the BSides Canberra 2018 CTF competition, out of 183 other adult teams • The Code Cadets continued their partnership with Ionize, providing students with specialised training in computer security • Two students were awarded scholarships to the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco • CGS attained a RPA Operators Certificate (ReOC) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, making us the only school in Australia with a certification to operate heavy drones commercially. • Captain Richard de Crespigny (Captain of QF32) visited CGS to launch his new book and have lunch with a group of students • Opportunity to write custom software for the CGS Swimming Carnival and Athletics Carnival to boost engagement with live, real-time results displays. The Code Cadets provided event support for multiple external sporting events, particularly orienteering competitions • Head of Department, Mr Matthew Purcell, qualified for the Facebook F8 Hackathon and was flown to Silicon Valley by Facebook for a week to participate in this programming competition • Featured by Microsoft Korea for our work with HoloLens – with an article and video published in the major Korean media • Visit from Alastair MacGibbon, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security; and • Partnership with University of Canberra INSPIRE Centre to develop a new VR/MR/AR course.

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CO-CURRICULAR EDUCATION 2018 was a year of consolidation as we transitioned to a fully co-educational institution from Pre-K right through to Year 12. The impact of our new students was noticeable in all our co-curricular programmes, but it was particularly pleasing to note the spirit of our students at the School Swimming Carnival and ASC Cross Country Carnival, where both boys and girls combined for the first time in CGS Senior School history; the cheering and camaraderie was tangible. In sport, Netball was a clear standout as we continued to see success at the local South Canberra competition. Co-education also had a great impact on Hockey, Basketball, Rugby 7s, Sailing and Football. In 2018, our major drama productions included The Pirates of Penzance, an evening of One-Off OneActers and the mesmerising production of Vita Leben. Some of the major music concerts included the Noteable Concert at Llewellyn Hall with almost 500 performers, numerous concerts by our School ensembles, including Concert Bands, String Orchestras and Guitar Orchestras performing on campus, at Remembrance Day ceremonies and at Floriade. House Music went to the next level as we performed in the PDHPE centre for the first time and used Thursday evening to showcase our rich diversity of musical talent at the student-led Moonlight concert.

DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Leadership continues to be an essential feature of a CGS education. Canberra Grammar School has always impressed me as a School that has allowed students to express their leadership in a wide variety of ways. This has again been evident throughout 2018 with many students 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. One new major student-led initiative in 2018 was the Moonlight concert, which involved students with exceptional musical talent auditioning to perform in a concert for the wider CGS community. This included some of our School bands as well as the best of House Music and other individual performances. It was an excellent evening and hopefully the first of many such concerts. Year 10 experienced practical leadership development through their end of year expedition, Urban Adventure. 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 Monday afternoons led by the Senior School Leadership Team. Special thanks to our School Leaders for 2018 from Year 12 who had such a positive influence on the life of Canberra Grammar School. Nicholas Dimoff, Jasmine Fraser, Josh Hammond, Jasper Sheehan and Vishaal Varma were all inspirational Captains, and House Captains superbly supported them, with Timothy Muya as Year 12 Committee Chair, Co-curricular Captains and many others without official leadership titles. Leadership opportunities were also provided through the CAS in the IB Diploma Programme and through many fundraising initiatives led by students which particularly included the World’s Greatest Shave, and a wide variety of House led initiatives supporting many worthy charities.

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STUDENT CARE & DEVELOPMENT 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 in 2018 to assist students develop in terms of their character and relationships. These included visits by professionals in their particular fields and greater emphasis on our ‘PACES conversations’ between Tutors and students. Our Tutor Group programmes also provide a wide variety of life skills and discussion opportunities for students throughout the year along with many activities that are great fun and build relationships and connection. A new initiative known as the ‘Dashboard’ which provides live and up to date data to Tutors has been very helpful in improving our knowledge of students and their current progress. Specialist assistance is provided through our Chaplain, School Counsellor, Careers Advisor, Learning Development Team, and Health Centre as required, and many students benefitted from these services during 2018.

House System The House system continues to be one of the finest aspects of a Canberra Grammar School education. The pastoral care provided to students through this system helps to increase the connectedness of students to their school, and this arises through the many unique facets of each House. Middleton House commenced as the newest House in the Senior School in 2018, eventually occupying a newly built locker room next to the School Canteen. It was wonderful to be able to participate in many House functions and to experience the warmth of friendships within these groups. The broader House competition and Captain’s Cup events, which are run through the House system, also play a valuable role in developing students connection with the School. I am always pleased at the end of the year when students speak passionately about their experience within their Houses and encourage younger members not to waste the many opportunities that are available to them. At the end of 2018, it was announced that all boarding students would move into day Houses so that they could experience the full benefits of day-life at School, but also remain as part of the Manaro Boarding community and receive the appropriate residential care. This led to Blaxland and Jones Houses being re-introduced as Day Houses for 2019. As a result, 10 Senior Houses would now function alongside the two Year 7 Houses in the Senior School.

Final Thoughts I would like to thank the staff, parents and students for their wonderful contribution throughout 2018 to help make CGS the special place that it is for so many in our community. As we continue to encourage connection and belonging to our School and community, we experience students who thrive in our world and have a sense of purpose and wellbeing. The information about the Senior School contained in these pages will hopefully give a sense of what it means to be part of our school; remind everyone of the great year we have had; 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. David Smart Head of Senior School

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Senior School Captains & Vice-Captains 2018 NAME

POSITION

School Captain

Nicholas Dimoff

School Vice-Captain

Jasmine Fraser

School Vice-Captain

Joshua Hammond

School Vice-Captain

Jasper Sheehan

School Vice-Captain

Vishaal Varma

House Captains & Vice-Captains 2018 BURGMANN

House Captain

Benjamin Johnstone

House Vice-Captain

Callum Gill & Joseph Napier

EDDISON

House Captain

Lachlan Gale

House Vice-Captain

Max Farinazzo & Annabelle Lester

EDWARDS

House Captain

Maximilian Evans

House Vice-Captain

Luke Morrissey & Oliver White

GARNSEY

House Captain

Joshua Dunstall

House Vice-Captain

Rebecca Staite & Ajesh Sharma

GARRAN

House Captain

Brendan Warr

House Vice-Captain

Jose Emmanuel Salcedo, Avon Wang & Ayesha Majeed

HAY

House Captain

Luca Hehir

House Vice-Captain

Timothy Memmolo & Forbes Mailler

MANARO

House Captain

Fynn Walker

House Vice-Captain

Matthew Thornton & Henry Altenburg

SHEAFFE

House Captain

Jonathan Lee

House Vice-Captain

Esther McTigue, Nicholas Westerburg & Jack Wallis

SHEAFFE

House Captain

Lachlan Junk-Gibson

House Vice-Captain

Ashley Glassock & Elyssa Herzog

BURGESS

House Captain

Samuel Kevin

CLEMENTS

House Captain

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Mohammad Javaid


Co-curricular Captains SUMMER ACTIVITY 17/18 (APPOINTED TERM 4 2018) COORDINATOR

CAPTAIN

KLH

Ryan Neilsen

KD

Nicholas Russell

KD

Nicholas Wilson

Basketball

MSG

Matthew Norton

Chess

DCM

Daniel Bailey

ARC Arts Design and Technology Arts Visual Art

VICE-CAPTAIN

Code Cadets

MPP

Damian Camilleri

Joseph Fergusson Robin Hodda Samuel ReadingThompson

Cricket

MSG

Thomas Arthur

Andrew Noble

Debating

NJL

Thomas Willingham

Dragon Boats

YHL

Samuel Kevin

Nicholas Firth Lachlan Thompson

Drama

SGH

Hugo Korte

Annabelle Lester

Drama

1ST TEAM CAPTAIN

Angus Jones (One Day) Thomas Kennealy (T20)

Samuel Soar

Technical Production Drama

Chelsea Bonanno

Front of House Music

CAW

Jonathan Lee

Timothy Elphick

Rowing

SLM

Benjamin Johnstone

Edwin Hur-Thompson

Sustainability

JAL1

Thomas Gedye

Ryan Neilsen

Swimming (carnivals)

JWR

Jasper Sheehan Sarah Herington

Tennis

AIH

Maxim de Somer

Water Polo

LTW

Jonathon Soper

George Dan Oscar Hyles

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WINTER ACTIVITY 2018 COORDINATOR

CAPTAIN

Athletics

JWR

Jack Wallis

Badminton

AVW

Oscar Lam

Basketball

MSG

Matthew Norton

Cross Country

JWR

Duncan Miller

Debating

NJL

Thomas Willingham

Drama

Hugo Korte

Drama

Front of House

Maitland Gibbs Simon Jiang

Annabelle Lester

MOS

Chelsea Bonanno Joshua Hammond Ajesh Sharma

Football

LPS

Max Farinazzo

Hockey

CAW

Max Claringbould

Music

VMS

Jonathan Lee

Netball

MPP

Sarah Herington

Orienteering

NJH

Braedy Jaugietis

Kai Dewar

Rugby

LTW

Matthew Thornton

Nicholas Dimoff

Water Polo

LTW

Jonathon Soper

George Dan Oscar Hyles

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1ST TEAM CAPTAIN

Samuel Soar

Technical Production Drama

VICE-CAPTAIN

Timothy Elphick

Ben Foote


SUMMER ACTIVITY 18/19 (APPOINTED TERM 4 2018) COORDINATOR

CAPTAIN

VICE-CAPTAIN

Visual Arts & Design & Technology

KD

Zara Dobson-Harper

Design & Technology

KD

Sarah Peterswald

The Arts

KD

Neve Hawkins

Basketball

MSG

Sean Thurbon

Chess

DCM

Matthew Bruer

Cricket

MSG

Felix Ford

Nicholas Arthur Sam McCutcheon

Dragon Boats

YHL

Zara Dobson-Harper

Hugo Korte Caitie McCabe

Drama

SGH

Harry Kilcullen

Drama

1ST TEAM CAPTAIN

Kristian Larsen Jack Moore

Angus Jones (One Day) Thomas Kennealy (T20)

Alex Cresswell

Technical Production Drama

Hugh Andrew

Front of House Drama Performance Drama

Ethan Grace-Platow

Film Equestrian

Olivia Emmert

Music

CAW

Jack Bolton

Rowing

SLM

James Moylan Isabella White

Sailing

AGT

Cadel Boyce Michael Cooper

Swimming (carnivals)

JWR

Megan White

Tennis

AIH

Oliver Sheehan

Water Polo

LTW

Matthew Duncan

Jesse Lane Madeleine Pik

Thomas Bolton

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CGS Colours Awarded SUMMER 2018

(FOR 2018–18 SEASON)

ACTIVITY

NAME

Cricket

Felix Ford Thomas Kennealy Hugh Robinson

Dragon Boats

Nicholas Firth Samuel Kevin Lachlan Thompson

Rowing

Ben Johnstone

Swimming

Elliott Irwin

WINTER 2018

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ACTIVITY

NAME

Athletics

Abayomi Adeyemi Duncan Miller

Badminton

Daniel Tian Vishaal Varma

Basketball

Matthew Norton

Debating

Maximilian Evans Forbes Mailler Thomas Willingham

Drama

Chelsea Bonanno

Football

Max Farinazzo Joshua Hammond Ajesh Sharma

Information Technology

Damian Camilleri

Music

Timothy Elphick Jonathan Lee

Netball

Jasmine Fraser Sarah Herington Alexandra Pryor

Rugby

Benjamin Foote Jack Lloyd Matthew Thornton

Sailing

Aidan Richards Maximilian Stuart

Snowsports

Fletcher Dobson-Harper Zara Dobson-Harper


Senior School House Results SWIMMING

CROSS COUNTRY

HOUSE MUSIC

ACADEMIC EFFORT

ATHLETICS STANDARDS

ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

TOTAL

RANK

Edwards

6

4

1

2

1

1

15

1

Eddison

3

3

2

4

3

2

17

2

Garnsey

1

1

8

6

6

3

25

3

Burgmann

5

5

6

1

5

4

26

4

Sheaffe

4

2

9

3

4

5

27

5

Hay

2

8

2

7

8

7

34

6

Manaro

7

6

5

9

2

9

38

7

Garran

9

7

7

7

7

6

43

8

Middleton

8

9

4

5

9

8

43

8

HOUSE

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MR SANDY GODDARD The CGS Community Development Office (CDO) is responsible the School’s alumni engagement, communications and marketing, media relations, events, graphic design and community liaison functions, the International Exchange Programme (Year 10), the Cultural Student Exchange (Gap Students), and supports the CGS Foundation. The CDO’s aim is to provide innovative, exciting and engaging opportunities to benefit the entire School community, from students, parents and alumni to prospective families and externalc communities. 2018 was a busy year as usual, but much of the year was focused on the preparations for the School’s 90th Anniversary in 2019. Alongside these preparations, the Office continued with its programmes of alumni engagement, Sport and P&F Association involvement, the Student and Cultural Exchange Programmes, along with supporting the co-education transition, launch and marketing of CGS Boarding, and the regular community development programme. The CDO is made up of a dynamic team dedicated to working with the whole School community and associations. • Director of Community Development  –  Mr Sandy Goddard • Strategic Communications Manager (School & Foundation)  –  Mr Reece Cummings • Events Manager & Fete Coordinator  –  Ms Rachel Gurney • Foundation Manager  –  Mr Peter Cursley • Communications & Marketing Coordinator  –  Ms Juliana Mesquita • Community Development & Alumni Coordinator  –  Ms Winnie Liu (January to March, September to current) –  Ms Tammy Foley (March to September) • Graphic Designer  –  Ms Twee Phan

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CGS Alumni The School continues to engage actively and re-connect with its alumni community through several events throughout the year. The Community Development Office keeps close contact with a group of past committee members and active alumni to plan and develop activities that involve the broader alumni network. The 2018 Reunions saw many of the new faces of our alumni in such events. Past students and staff from a range of ages and year groups attended our activities, reinforced and re-established new connections. Event attendance kept increasing with over 500 alumni attending throughout the year. The Reunion in Brisbane was successful in 2018, and it has been kept as a regular event in 2018, which added to the popular Sydney and Melbourne events that allowed alumni the opportunity to reconnect, reminisce and share experiences. In 2018, as a part of an international conference, CGS staff also held a small Alumni Reunion in New Zealand. Another Reunion was held in Perth in October in 2018. A small, intimate group shared their stories and heard about the new Campus Development Plan and how the co-education transition had proceeded. The group represented a varying range of professions in which the alumni had all achieved success in their careers, past and present. The annual Vintage Club Reunion with Chapel Service, Student Assembly and lunch remained successful and well attended in 2018. The encouraging words delivered by senior alumni at this event were keenly listened to and appreciated by CGS students as always. Re-connecting with the alumni is a priority of the School’s engagement programme, while continuously developing our database and maintaining a strong presence on LinkedIn, Facebook (Alumni), and Twitter (School).

Community Development In addition to the supplementary co-education activities, the CDO continued to operate its regular community development programme.

COMMUNITY EVENTS 2018 was a year full of exciting events, including: • Northside Family Picnic • Opening of the Mathematics Building • Alumni Reunions and functions • CGS Fete • ANZAC Day Dawn Service • Primary School Mother’s and Father’s Day events • Open Days and Information sessions for 2019 entry

• House Presentations/Dinners and Valedictory Dinner • Sports Presentation Evenings • Senior School House Music Festival • Year 12 Formal • Year 6 Leavers Breakfast • Primary School Christmas Concerts • Annual Presentation Night; and • Many more.

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International Exchange Opportunities YEAR 10 STUDENTS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME The Exchange Programme was introduced to CGS over 15 years ago with Year 10 students exchanging with other schools in the UK, Argentina, USA and South Africa. Today, schools provide an experience for over 30 students, in schools located in England, Scotland, France, USA, Argentina, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Japan, France, and China. All but the South African schools offer co-education and either a reciprocal home stay or socialising experience.

CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME The Cultural Exchange Programme, formally referred to as the Gap Year Programme, is for post Year 12 students wishing to spend up to a year working and living in a school environment in another country. Two decades have seen the number of CGS students decline from the programme as students choose to work or travel within a year. CGS offers Gap Cultural Exchanges to overseas students often from schools which have a pre-existing relationship from our Year 10 Exchange Programme. Students stay a year and provide additional staff support in classroom, in outdoor education, and in co-curricular activities. Opportunities for males and females exist for up to six students in the Junior and Senior School.

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CGS Foundation It was a very active year of events for our CGS Foundation donors. The CGS Foundation’s headline event, the CGS Foundation Red Hill Run, was to be held on 2 February 2018, however, the cancellation of the event occurred as on the day substantial rain and flooding occurred across the Red Hill campus and Canberra. Running in conjunction with the P&F Community Carnival, the CGS Foundation Red Hill Run was rescheduled for March 2018. We acknowledge our Platinum Sponsor Lennock Jaguar and Land Rover, and 2018 Gold Sponsors Monaro Workwear, Canberra Podiatry and Solve Projects., along with other sponsors. Throughout the year, CGS Foundation donors were invited to the annual ANZAC Day Dawn Service at CGS. This moving service featured one of our Indigenous Scholarship recipients playing the didgeridoo. Another major event of the year was the School’s production of The Pirates of Penzance, which hosted a CGS Foundation Donor function on Wednesday 16 May. On the fundraising side, the Foundation finished 2018 well ahead of funds raised the year prior, which included more than $200,000 towards scholarships. In 2018, we launched the year with a giving request in Asia to coincide with the Lunar New Year. This was followed shortly afterwards with the launch of the 2018 Campus Development Campaign, which focused on the new Rowing Centre on Lake Burley Griffin, Netball and Tennis Courts, and other sporting facilities. Sandy Goddard Director of Community Development

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STRATEGIC OPERATIONS REPORT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC OPERATIONS MS KERRI ROCK The Strategic Operations Office was established as a middle-up and top-down driven initiative to enable CGS to address and tackle identified strategic gaps in our operations and organisation. As an Office, we are tasked with supporting whole School Leadership and operational oversight, to deliver improved operational efficiencies and strategic project management and to continue to champion an outward facing strategic focus. The Strategic Operations Office consistently supports CGS in achieving strategic objectives and has become a go-to place for timely service delivery, faster implementation of quality projects and processes, and is a place where stakeholders are confident in receiving necessary expert knowledge. The key personnel in the Strategic Operations Office, include: • Director of Strategic Operations  –  Ms Kerri Rock • Administrative Assistant to the Executive Leadership Team  –  Ms Erum Hamza • Operations Manager  –  Ms Sally Gates • Head of Education Technology  –  Dr Michael de Raadt • Human Resources Manager  –  Mr Michael Simon • Registrar  –  Ms Huma Cheema

Human Resources Department The Human Resources Department (HRD) continued steady and positive progress over the reporting period. As student numbers increased, the School has needed to increase the relative staffing levels to accommodate. During 2018 the School employed 83 part-time, 260 full-time and 211 casual staff. The overall staff number for 2018 was 554; with the average number of staff on the fortnightly payroll at 453. These figures are significantly higher than the previous reporting year, in which the average fortnightly payroll number was 360. During the 12-month period, the School appointed 251 new staff, of which 174 were casuals, 62 full-time and 15 part-time staff. 190 staff left employment in the reporting period; this number included retirements, resignations, seasonal casuals, exam supervisors, and outdoor education assistants. To accommodate for the increased human resources requirements across the organisation, the HRD has implemented a third-party recruitment software system, developed a helpdesk ticketing system, and provided management training and support documentation through CGS Connect. A second Human Resources Assistant was appointed, and several human resources projects have been identified, which will be implemented over 2019. The HRD aims is to provide industry-leading human resources function for a growing a developing workforce. The positive work environment at CGS helps to facilitate the achievement of this goal. The HRD staff are always proud to inform candidates that Canberra Grammar School is indeed a wonderful place to work.

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Education Technology Department The Education Technology Services Department (ETS) continued to work alongside staff, students and parents to improve learning and the business of the School in numerous ways. More than 35 new interactive forms were developed introducing support for phone number searching, address validation, secure document uploading, activity and risk planning, government reporting and swipe-card input. Throughout 2018, the ETS Department has: • Partnered with Intelledox to improve the forms platform we use. Expansion of the Dashboard system has also continued assisted teachers with their pastoral and academic oversight of students • Continued classroom AV improvements with ongoing renewal and additions to new classrooms. This included improvements to the School network that have been made as the School expands • Introduced new devices in the Primary School, with support for staff and students, with centralised management. Student access to software has also improved with new self-service systems for installation • Supported the roll-out of the new Australian Curriculum for Digital Technologies which impacted teaching in classes and the ETS Department has been supporting this, particularly in the Primary School • Adopted a new system for video conferencing and has begun a review of CGS Connect, the School’s primary user interface/intranet. Stakeholders have been engaged in project consultation, including students through representative committees and a competition. • Become more involved with the infrastructure to support online testing (such as NAPLAN) and ensuring the success of these tests • Continued to offer training to staff across the whole School in the use of systems for effective teaching and administration, with the range of guides and handbooks published growing substantially; and • Continued to show leadership in the area of school IT management, hosting a conference attended by local and national participants as well as contributing presentations at other events.

Professional Appreciation Cycle The Professional Appreciation Cycle (PAC) has now been running for five years. Eleven teaching groups have entered the cycle, which involves two years of self-reflection, goal setting, classroom observations (observing and being observed), professional conversations, and review. Every teacher in the Senior School has now been involved in the PAC as either a Mentee, Mentor, or Supervisor. Most staff have taken on more than one of these roles. In total, 131 Mentees have entered the Professional Appreciation Cycle. Additionally, a Heads of Department PAC has been introduced in 2018 for Heads of Department new to the role, and 44 staff have finished their two-year cycle.

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Professional Development Activities for Staff The AIS School Improvement Service (SIS) assisted a whole School data audit to determine what teaching and learning data was collected, analysed and utilised to inform student need. The academic team leaders worked collaboratively with the SIS team to analyse the NAPLAN data and develop responsive teaching practices that will impact and monitor student improvement.

Primary School Focus The Primary School Academic team continued to investigate the collect and analysis of data with staff working directly with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to ensure the delivery of standardised testing to provide data-driven formative assessment that will differentiate student learning opportunities and improve targeted teaching. To continue building the shared language and approach to student improvement, several staff attended the Response to Intervention (RTI) 2-day workshop in Melbourne. The focus on offering timely and targeted intervention to achieve high levels of student learning. Other diverse opportunities Primary School staff have participated in include: • Reggio Emilia tour and ACT Network events • Digital Technologies: iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD, Cubetto, Curriculum • Research-based Intervention programme – Multi-lit Suite: Mac Lit, Reading Tutor • Positive Behaviours – Louise Porter, BOUNCE back, Heads of Student House planning days • Cut through Coaching - Dan Haesler, mentoring • ACT PYP Network – collaborative sharing, classroom visits, Catherine Attard (mathematics) • National Quality Framework 1-day workshop • Indigenous Education • Visible Learning • AIS ACT – Differentiation for the Gifted Learner • Women as Leaders – 2-day conference • Primary Years Programme (PYP) • Teaching Religious Education Conference • ISTAA accreditation workshop • Supporting Lead Teacher accreditation • Certificate III – Early Childhood Education; and • Ombudsmen Training.

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Senior School Focus Throughout 2018 the Senior School built upon enhancing our professional practice to further empower students to learn and achieve. Approaches to Formative Learning (AfL) remained a focus. The community of practice established in 2018 and involving productive learning teams working through how learning is shaped in the classroom, continued to be a powerful point of leverage for improving teacher practice, teacher efficacy and student outcomes. Differentiation became a focus in the Senior School for the second semester of 2018. This has been a consistent area of required professional learning identified by our teachers. A series of workshops and departmental discussions gave staff better insight into effective differentiation approaches, within a subject-specific context. Our teaching staff have participated in a diverse range of workshops, seminars and conferences and symposiums. The categories of Continual Professional Learning opportunities in which teachers participated include: • Educational leadership • Course updates on the Australian Curriculum, IBDP, PYP and the new NSW HSC • Curriculum development • HSC and IB marking, moderating and assessment • Teaching and learning strategies • Gifted and talented • Literacy and numeracy • Digital technologies, innovation and change • Behaviour management; and • Mental health. Canberra Grammar School continues to foster our professional learning community by extending opportunities to encourage collaborative learning amongst colleagues. Teachers were required to engage in a series of rolling workshops led by colleagues. This has been a terrific opportunity for teachers to learn from each other in areas ranging from assessment, feedback, technology and systems. Furthermore, opportunities to enhance a teacher’s physical and mental well-being were promoted.

Accredited Programmes The Continuous Professional Learning collaborative accredited programme offered a multitude of opportunities for staff to develop the skills of presenting and to learn from each other as part of the teaching community. Some of the CPL sessions offered included: • Growth Mindset • Google Sheets for assessment and data collection • Google Suite: Google to support student engagement • Differentiation in the classroom • Anxiety in the classroom: building strategies • Catering for students with working memory complexities • Speech development in the Early Years • Exploring gadgets: how can learning be enhanced by technology; and • Natural Maths.

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Further Professional Development and Learning The Staff Professional Excellence Fund (SPEF) has been in operation for eight years. The SPEF operates on a three-year cycle and staff are invited to make an application for activities that support their further education or professional development. 2018 was the second year of the third cycle. The amount of funding per full-time staff member has remained at $3,500. In the calendar year 2018, the SPEF approved 64 applications from staff across the campus. Staff from the Junior School, including the ELC, made 20 applications; the Senior School made 29 applications; and the Support Staff, in their second year of access, made 14 applications. CGS remains committed to professional development across the campus. Staff members undertook a variety of activities such as IB-run Diploma and PYP courses, Harvard Wide courses, international visits to schools and regions for deeper study of particular curriculum elements, music workshops, specific skills training, and contributions towards assisting with higher education. The SPEF continues to be a very valuable asset to the staff at Canberra Grammar School. It remains one of the best-appreciated elements of Professional Development available to its entire staff and is likely to continue to be utilised and appreciated in the coming years.

Asia Engagement During 2018, CGS continued to implement opportunities allowing students and staff to engage further with Asia. Following the signing of a new sister school agreement with Fuyang Silver Lake School in Hangzhou China, CGS hosted their Leadership Team visit to the Red Hill campus in May. The visit provided an opportunity for their Leadership Team to further develop understanding of life at CGS, observe classes, discuss and share similarities and differences in each other’s teaching pedagogy, and formalise projects to be implemented under our sister school agreement. Reciprocal student trips to each other’s campuses happened throughout 2018. In April, CGS Primary students, staff and parents spent two days visiting the Silver Lake School campus and experiencing school life in China. In August, 12 students and four staff from Silver Lake School visited CGS for one week. Students were billeted by both Senior and Primary School families, attended class and had an opportunity to experience life in Canberra. CGS Year 10 student Rafael Priest then spent three weeks studying at Silver Lake School throughout September. In November, video conferencing facilities were tested between Primary School classrooms and allowed students to introduce and share songs in their own language and develop words for how they may be sung in Second Language. In July 2018, CGS hosted the Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia’s National Conference for 240 teachers around Australia and overseas. The theme of the Conference was Chinese Acquisition: Theory and Practise. Canberra Grammar School’s Coordinator of Asian Engagement was also host and MC for this Conference and six Year 10 students assisted with ushering and organising logistics. The first CGS graduates of Indonesian Language in the Senior School received high grades in the IB examinations. Year 10 student, Callum Hogden, competed in the Chinese Language Speaking and Cultural competition and was placed Second in Australia. He then went on to represent Australia at the World Competition in China where he placed fifth.

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Qualifications of Teaching Staff Canberra Grammar School employed 213 teaching staff in 2018. Of those, 206 had teacher education qualifications from a higher education institution within Australia or as recognised within the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition guidelines. Seven had a bachelor degree from a higher education institution within Australia or one recognised within the AEI-NOOSR guidelines but lacked formal teacher education qualifications. Kerri Rock Director of Strategic Operations

Workforce Composition INDIGENOUS Of CGS staff surveyed in 2018, one identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

GENDER THE SCHOOL

57% WERE FEMALE

HAD 490 EMPLOYEES

43% WERE MALE

EMPLOYED IN 2018

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BUSINESS & FINANCE REPORT

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS MR KENT PETERS 2018 was a significant year in the life of Canberra Grammar School, as it was the first year that the School has been co-educational in every year group. The total enrolments at the School exceeded 2,000 students across the Northside and Red Hill campuses. This has signified a milestone in the journey of the School and with the roll stabilising at its current levels, the School has a sound basis upon which to continue to develop. The reportable income including Government recurrent per capita funding for the year ended 31 December 2018 was $57.2 million excluding revaluations of the School’s investments. Approximately 83% of this income was contributed by parents with Federal and State Governments providing around 15% and the balance from investments, donations and other sources. The increase in overall tuition fee income contributed to a much improved financial performance that is being reinvested in both teaching and learning and in capital infrastructure. The School achieved a very solid performance in 2018 and continues to recognise the importance of effectively managing the increasing pressure on School revenue and expenditure, particularly managing any potential impact of the anticipated decline in overall Government funding for the Independent Schooling Sector. The 2018 major projects have included the construction of the first stage of the new girls boarding accommodation which will provide the capacity for 28 girls to join the School as Boarders in 2019. There has also been the construction of new Tennis and Netball facilities on Chapel Oval which have provided the School with some of the best facilities in the ACT. In addition to these larger projects, there have been significant upgrades to classrooms, House areas, Early Learning facilities, and the upgrading and extension of parking across all the campuses. Total capital expenditure exceeded $11.5 million in 2018, an increase of over 70% in 2018. Maintaining diligent financial management will be increasingly important in coming years, as the School continues to deliver on the Campus Development Plan building projects, while also keeping a primary focus on our core enterprise of teaching and learning to ensure a strong and sustainable School, fit to fully embrace the opportunities and challenges ahead. The Board is pleased with the 2018 financial results and will continue to focus on improving the School’s facilities and ensuring the School remains committed to equipping its students to be ready for the world. Kent Peters Director of Business and Board Secretary

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STUDENT OUTCOMES IN STANDARDISED NATIONAL LITERACY & NUMERACY TESTING

In 2018, Canberra Grammar School students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 completed the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests. The table below compares the percentage of Canberra Grammar School students in the top Band with the percentage of students in NSW/ACT as a whole.

Comparison of CGS v ACT for Top Bands (in %) ACADEMIC YEAR

COHORT

READING

WRITING

SPELLING

GRAMMAR

NUMERACY

CGS

56

13

25

49

32

NSW/ACT

31

13

28

35

19

CGS

45

6

21

31

18

NSW/ACT

19

5

15

20

13

CGS

33

10

25

22

30

NSW/ACT

12

5

13

16

14

CGS

17

16

18

23

32

NSW/ACT

8

6

8

9

13

Year 3

Year 5

Year 7

Year 9

Note that NAPLAN tailored testing now allows students in Years 3, 5 and 7 to be placed in higher bands than was previously possible. The percentages above include students placed above the top band for these tests.

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The table below compares the percentage of Canberra Grammar School students in each band with the percentage of students in NSW/ACT as a whole. BAND (IN %)

READING

Year 9 Year 7 Year 5 Year 3

WRITING

Year 9 Year 7 Year 5 Year 3

SPELLING

Year 9 Year 7 Year 5 Year 3

GRAMMAR

Year 9 Year 7 Year 5 Year 3

NUMERACY

Year 9 Year 7 Year 5 Year 3

10

9

8

7

6

5

CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT

17

39

29

13

2

1

8

17

30

26

14

5

6

27

30

21

11

4

1

12

19

27

25

12

5

7

14

25

21

21

9

3

1

1

1

1

17

21

24

20

11

5

1

2

7

8

18

23

20

14

2

3

4

1

2

28

25

20

13

7

4

CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT

16

15

29

22

13

5

6

10

25

22

20

14

2

1

10

27

20

30

10

3

4

15

21

27

23

6

2

6

24

33

28

6

3

5

12

27

36

12

7

2

11

42

28

16

2

11

36

24

18

CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT

18

27

32

16

6

2

8

19

29

25

11

8

7

18

28

19

20

6

2

1

13

23

26

22

10

6

2

19

22

30

18

7

2

15

23

31

18

9

4

1

14

10

25

33

2

26

25

21

CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT

23

22

25

20

9

9

18

29

20

17

8

14

31

25

17

6

1

15

15

27

22

14

6

1

8

22

24

26

12

7

1

1

18

18

29

16

11

5

1

3

9

11

25

19

15

10

4

3

1

1

2

31

17

23

13

8

4

CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS NSW/ACT CGS

32

28

29

9

2

13

17

26

28

13

3

12

18

33

22

11

3

1

1

14

18

29

25

12

2

2

5

12

36

31

12

3

1

1

13

20

26

26

12

3

1

1

8

22

34

26

7

1

1

1

18

26

27

17

10

2

NSW/ACT

1

1

4

3

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 2

5

3

8

7

3

14

8

5

1

1 7

1

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YEAR 12 RESULTS Canberra Grammar School offers students a choice of curriculum in the senior years alongside a broad co-curricular programme of sports, arts, leadership and service opportunities. In 2018, roughly 60% of students took the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) and 40% took the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Our Year 12 students led the School with passion and integrity this year. They represented the School in a wide range of competitive sports. They performed at the highest levels in music, in multiple concerts and in major drama events, and in sporting competitions. They presented art and design exhibitions, major drama productions, and they took part in outdoor education and leadership development activities. They organised House projects and carnivals, including the House Music Festival and its accompanying, entirely student-led, Moonlight Concert. They participated in the Sony Foundation Camp amongst many other very powerful service initiatives, and they led the student body in raising over $100,000 for charitable causes this year. They have been a pleasure to work with. They worked hard and they deserve their success. We thank them for their enormous contribution to the life of the School and wish them every happiness for the future.

HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE RESULTS CGS is pleased to congratulate the students of Year 12 2018 who sat for the Higher School Certificate (HSC). We are delighted to congratulate Thomas Faulder, who was dux of the HSC cohort with an ATAR of 99.55. He also earned a place on the All Round Achievers’ List, along with 38 students – more than a third of the cohort – who earned a place on the Honour Roll. We also congratulate students in subjects that outperformed the NSW state percentages in upper bands, including Software Design and Development, General Mathematics 2, Business Studies, Ancient History, PDHPE, Physics, French Continuers, Biology, Modern History, Economics and Agriculture. This year, at least a quarter of all HSC students received early offers to university, and we expect the great majority of university applicants to attain their first or second preference. Under the NSW HSC system, the School does not receive ATAR notifications and cannot therefore provide ATAR statistics. Nonetheless, 99% of HSC students at the School will gain an ATAR, which is 100% of those who sought one.

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE RESULTS CGS is pleased to congratulate the students of Year 12 2018 who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. As a group, the IBDP students can be very proud of their performance, having achieved a median IB score of 34, which equates to an impressive median ATAR of 92.10. Nearly one in three students attained an ATAR above 95 with over 60% attaining an ATAR above 90. We especially congratulate joint duxes of the IBDP cohort, Jonathan Lee and Alex Park, who both attained the School’s first ever perfect scores of 45 in the IBDP, equating to ATARs of 99.95 each. Similarly, we congratulate Dimitrios Efstathiadis and Jasper Sheehan, who attained exceptionally impressive IB scores of 44 and 43 respectively, equating to ATARs of 99.85 and 99.70. We also congratulate students and teachers in subjects that attained notably strong results in the upper grades, including Languages (Chinese, French, German, Latin, Indonesian and Spanish), Economics, Geography, Environmental Systems and Societies, English and Theory of Knowledge. Results in Languages, which all IBDP students must take, were outstanding and included a number above 95%. All students who took Languages a year early attained the highest possible grade. Once again this year, many students received early offers to university, and we expect the great majority of university applicants to attain their first or second preference. These IBDP results are all the more impressive given the size and range of the School’s IBDP cohort and the commitment all IBDP students must make to active participation in Sports, the Creative and Performing Arts and Service Initiatives as part of the IBDP’s Creativity, Activity and Service component.

SENIOR SECONDARY OUTCOMES 110 STUDENTS

STUDIED THE

OF THESE 174 STUDENTS

THERE WERE 174 STUDENTS

& 97% ATTAINED A

IN YEAR

IN

12

2018

64 STUDENTS

AMONG THE STUDENTS WHO ATTAINED THEIR HSC

FIVE STUDENTS

STUDIED THE

STUDIED A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION COURSE

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POST-SCHOOL DESTINATIONS

Our students were offered places in degree courses in the following universities in ACT and NSW: UNIVERSITY

HSC

IB

TOTAL

Australian National University

42 offers to 37 students

31 offers to 30 students

67

University of Canberra

56 offers to 44 students

15 offers to 14 students

58

Macquarie University

7

8

15

University of Sydney

5

9

14

University of NSW

6

6

12

University of Wollongong

12

12

University of Technology Sydney

5

5

Western Sydney University

3

3

Charles Sturt University

3

3

University of Newcastle

3

3

Griffith University

2

2

University of New England

2

2

1 each

2

School of Access Education/ CQ University

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FIELDS OF STUDY EVIDENT IN OFFERS Business/Commerce/Eco/Law

63

Arts

10

Flexible Dbl Arts/Social Science

26

Creative Arts and/or Media and Design

12

Science

9

Applied Science/Environment

5

Biomedical Science/Pharmacy

4

Psychology

1

Medical or Health Science (pre Med)

12

48

31

Engineering (various)

26

Exercise (various)

11

Building & Construction/Architecture

10

Computing/IT/Software

9

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SCHOOL POLICIES All policies have been written in accordance with the requirements for ACT Government Registration and have been last rewritten and updated during the reporting period. In 2018 Canberra Grammar School adopted CompliSpace as our online platform to store and view our entire suite of policies. All CGS policies have been reviewed, web-enabled and modified for the online template.

Major School policies cover: • Child Protection

• Business, Property and Finance

• Work Health and Safety

• Admission and Fees

• Student Duty of Care

• Grievance Procedures

• Academic

• Pastoral and Student Support

• Staff and Human Resources

• Volunteering

• Boarding

• Parent Code of Conduct; and

• Overseas Students and International Students

• Privacy Policy and Information Collection.

All policies are available to the CGS Community via CGS Connect (the School’s online Community Portal) or via application to the Head of Primary or Senior School.

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STUDENT ATTENDANCE The School recorded the following attendance rates in 2018:

PRIMARY SCHOOL

SENIOR SCHOOL

Year

Attendance Rate (%)

Year

Attendance Rate (%)

K

94.0

7

95.1

1

94.4

8

93.4

2

95.8

9

93.2

3

95.5

10

94.6

4

96.0

11

95.1

5

95.2

12

96.7

6

95.2

STUDENT RETENTION 163 STUDENTS

COMPLETED

IN

YEAR

10 OF THOSE

163

STUDENTS

145* OF THEM

2016 COMPLETED

IN

YEAR

12

2018

*Please note this does not include new students who enrolled in Year 11 in 2017, and graduated in 2018. In total, 174 students graduated Year 12 in 2018.

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ADMISSIONS POLICY Canberra Grammar School is an independent Anglican school that welcomes applications from students of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths. We aim to be an inclusive, diverse and talented community, educating students with a wide range of interests, abilities and aspirations. Our admissions policy reflects our core values and places emphasis on providing opportunities through scholarships (in Years 7 and 11) for students with particular academic and other talents, on nurturing existing family connections with the School wherever possible and on responding to the dynamic nature of Canberra’s population. The main points of entry to the School are: YEAR GROUP

OPEN TO

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Pre-School (ELC Southside)

Day boys and girls

must turn 3 by 30 April in year of entry (children commence the program once they have turned 3)

Pre-Kindergarten

Day boys and girls

Must turn 4 by 30 April in year of entry

Year 3

Day boys and girls

turn 8 by 30 April in year of entry

Year 7

Day and boarding boys and girls

Must turn 12 by 30 April in year of entry

Year 11

Day and boarding boys and girls

Must turn 16 by 30 April in year of entry

Applications for entry to all other year groups are welcome and applicants will be invited for assessment and interview as places become available. The School will make offers to applicants, subject to interviews and assessment, in the following order until all places in each year group are full: 1. Scholarship winners and applicants with academic scholarship results in the top 25% of external applicants by performance rank (applies to Years 7 and 11 entry only) 2. Siblings of current students by registration date 3. Siblings and children of Alumni by registration date; and 4. Other applicants by registration date. Notwithstanding the principles outlined above, at the discretion of the Head of School, places in any year group may be reserved for and offers given to, for example: • children of permanent staff of the School • children of practising ministers of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn • former students returning to Canberra and new arrivals to Canberra • applicants whose special talents may enhance the depth and breadth of the School’s curricular and co-curricular life; and • boarding students, indigenous students, international students or students wishing to study for the International Baccalaureate. The full Admissions Policy and Annex can be found at CGS.ACT.EDU.AU/ADMISSIONS/APPLY-ONLINE or by contacting the Admissions Office on +61 (2) 6260 9744 or at admissions@cgs.act.edu.au

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT BODY The data on these pages is taken from Canberra Grammar School’s entry to the Government Census in 2018. The enrolment at the time of the report was 2,028 students.

GENDER THE SCHOOL HAD

1,480 MALE STUDENTS

2,028 STUDENTS

548 FEMALE STUDENTS

73%

=

27%

INDIGENOUS 8 STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS

ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STARIT ISLANDER

Languages spoken at home Students spoke the following language at home: Afrikaans

22

Farsi

5

Korean

3

Spanish

4

Albanian

1

French

1

Macedonian

5

Swahili

4

Arabic

28

German

4

Malayalam

5

Swedish

1

Bangla

8

Greek

21

Mandarin

Tagalog/Filipino

2

35

Cantonese

24

Gujerati

2

Marathi

5

Tamil

13

Chinese

30

Hakka

1

Myanmar

2

Telugu

7

Croatian

6

Hebrew

3

Nepali

2

Thai

3

Czech

2

Hindi

30

Polish

3

Turkish

1

Danish

2

Indonesian

1

Punjabi

5

Urdu

4

Dutch

2

Italian

3

Russian

2

Vietnamese

5

Japanese

7

Serbian

2

Not indicated

Konkani

4

Sinhalese

9

English Esperanto

1,655 1

43 2,028

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HOW THE SCHOOL MANAGES NON-ATTENDANCE

Due to our student and family culture, Canberra Grammar School has very little problem with student non-attendance. Occasionally, issues arise that are related to health, mental health or family issues. If an issue of non-attendance arises, the normal procedure is explained.

Primary School 1. Primary School Administration assistants alert Campus Directors of unapproved absences that extend beyond a week, are of a health or pastoral concern and/or any unexplained absences of longer than two days. 2. Campus Directors investigate the issue and take steps to encourage and, as needed, assist parents/caregivers in returning a student to School. 3. Campus Directors inform the Head of Primary School of non-attendance issues, involving him/her in the return to School strategy as needed. 4. If non-attendance continues, the Head of Primary School will request a formal meeting with the student and parents to outline the requirement to attend School and that of the Directorate. 5. Outside agencies such as CAMHS or Care and Protection may be utilised depending on the specific circumstances. Referrals to these agencies will be made by the Head of Primary School in conjunction with the School Counsellor. 6. If non-attendance continues then the Liaison Unit of the Education and Training Directorate (ETD) would be contacted to discuss next steps and the Head informed. 7. The Head of Primary School in consultation with the Head of School would then request intervention from the Registrar of Non-Government Schools as per ETD protocols if non-attendance remains a problem.

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Senior School 1. Head of Student Houses become aware of the problem (either through the school roll marking procedure or via notification). 2. Head of Student Houses investigate the issue and take steps to encourage return to school. 3. The School Counsellor is notified and becomes involved in assisting a return to school. 4. The Counsellor and Head of Student Houses will, as deemed necessary, visit the student and parents in their home to encourage a return to school. 5. The Head of Senior School will also be involved at this stage (or afterwards if it is not successful) and will request a formal meeting with the student and parents to outline the requirement to attend School and that the Directorate will need to be notified if non-attendance continues. 6. Outside agencies such as CAMHS or Care and Protection may be utilised depending on the specific circumstances. Referrals to these agencies will be made after consultation with the Head of Senior School and the School Counsellor. 7. If non-attendance continues then the Liaison Unit of the Education and Training Directorate (ETD) would be contacted to discuss next steps. 8. The School would then request intervention from the Registrar of Non-Government Schools as per ETD protocols if non-attendance remains a problem.

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PARENT, TEACHER & STUDENT SATISFACTION

Canberra Grammar School monitors parent, student and staff satisfaction both formally and informally. Parent and community satisfaction continues to be an important consideration for Canberra Grammar School, and the School constantly collects feedback through the year using both formal and informal methods. Formally, feedback is gathered by a Community Satisfaction Survey, through meetings, and through smaller subject-based surveys. Between the major Community Satisfaction Surveys, feedback has been gathered via methods such as: • Smaller Surveys on Education Technology, CGS Connect, CGS Care, Uniform, and Staff Satisfaction • Parents & Friends Association channels and meetings • Student Representative Committees and School Captain meetings • CGS Alumni events and meetings • Community events (including the Head’s breakfasts) • Parent Teacher Nights • Academic Conferences • Student and teacher lunches; and In addition to these methods, the School is always open for feedback and communication with parents through phone calls, emails, and letters or by visiting the School.

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SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

3%

2%

12%

Revenue 83% Parent Contributions 12% Federal Government Funding

83%

3% ACT Government Funding 2% Investments, Donations & Other

3%

2%

Expenses

8%

69% Staff Costs

18%

18% Teaching Resources & Boarding Operations 8% Depreciation & Interest

69%

3% Maintenance of School Property 2% Co-Curricular Costs

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3%

2%

2018 Capital Funding 95% Land & Building including work-in-progress 3% Furniture & Equipment

95%

2% Computer Equipment

2018 Capital Funding 54%

46%

54% Retained Earnings 46% Borrowings

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ANNEX A – STAFF LIST NAME

JOB POSITIONS HELD THROUGHOUT 2018

QUALIFICATIONS

Mr Justin Abrahams

Assistant Head of Student House – Boarding; Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BSci (Hons); GCEd

Ms Zoe Abrahams

Boarding House Tutor

PGCE; BSci (Hons)

Mr Bruce Adams

Maintenance Worker

Ms Tanya Alcorn

Director of CGS Care

DipChServ; DM

Mr Steven Allen

Assistant Head of Student House – Garran;Teacher Senior School – Music

DipEd; BMus

Ms Thanuja Anthony

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Year 1

Ms Nitsa Apostolakis

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Northside

Ms Karen Bahmann

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BEd

Mr Peter Bailey

Head of Department – PDHPE; Teacher Senior School – PDHPE; Teaching Development Coordinator

BSc (HM); GradDipEd PDHPE; GradCertRE; MEdLead

Ms Kathleen Baird

Primary Librarian Assistant

BA; MA(Journ)

Ms Julie Barbatano

Finance Officer Accounts Receivable

Ms Ruby Barber

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

MTeach; GDipAS; BSc

Ms Nicola Barkley

Teacher Primary School – Languages Indonesian

BA (Asian Stud); GDipLib; GradDipEd(Prim)

Mr Nat Barnes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Liaison Mentor; Senior School Learning Development Assistant

BES

Mr Richard Barraclough

Campus Development Manager

BA (Vis Arts); BAppSci

Ms Lisa Baum

Strategic Operations Office Manager; Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Ms Alice Beale

Associate Director of Southside; Teacher Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

BEd(Early Child

Ms Vicki Bearman

Senior School Administrator – Science

BSc

Mr Rahul Bedi

Non Resident Tutor

Ms Verity Beman

Careers Advisor; Teacher Senior School – ADT; Teacher Senior School – English

BA; GradDipEd; MEd

Mr Keith Bender

Artist in Residence

DipProjMan; Gdip (BM); BA (Vis Arts)

Ms Nerida Bennett

Primary Learning Development Coordinator

B(T&L); BTeachP

Dr Katja Bier

Assistant to Director of Academic Education; Teacher Senior School – Science; Timetable Coordinator

PhD; MSci

Mr Thomas Biggs

Non Resident Tutor

BComm (Account); BComm (Account); BCommIF

Ms Rachel Bilal

Artist in Residence

Ms Kerri Bisseker

Primary School Operations and Administration Manager

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TEO


Mr Christopher Blain

Teacher Senior School – English

BA; MA; GradDipEd

Ms Nicole Blair

Senior School Administrator – Academic

CertIIIBus

Ms Samantha Bloom

Primary School Operations and Administration Manager

CBM; CCS

Mr Wayne Bolton

Maintenance Worker

Mr Aaran Booth

School Sergeant

Ms Katherine Boyd

Head of Primary Student House – Edwards; Teacher Primary School – Year 5

GDipA; BEdP

Mr Derrick Brassington

Visiting Music Teacher

BMus

Ms Leisa Brassington

Child Care Worker; Finance Officer Accounts Payable; Finance Officer Accounts Payable; Receptionist Southside

Ms Annie Brearley

Child Care Worker

Mr Greg Brearley

Grounds Manager

Ms Sarah Broadbent

Finance Officer Accounts Payable; Receptionist Senior School

BA

Ms Tricia Brodrick

Teacher Primary School – Year 4

BEdP; CPA; BEc

Mr Gavin Brown

Head of Primary Student House – Edwards; Primary Coordinator – Cricket; Teacher Primary School – PE

BES; DipEd

Ms Carly Brown

Teacher Senior School – Music

GDEST; BMus

Miss Emily Brown

Child Care Worker

Miss Laura Brown

Child Care Worker

Mr Ian Brown

Maintenance Worker

Mr Matthew Bugden

Head of Student House – Garnsey; Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BPhysEd; BEd

Ms Danielle Bugden

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Pre-kindergarten

CertIIIBus; AdvCertTravel; CCS; CCS

Mr Philip Cain

Head of Primary Arts and Languages

BMus; BTeach

Mr Andrew Cairns

Primary Coordinator – Football; Teacher Primary School – PE

BEd; MEd

Mr James Cameron

Head of Student House – Sheaffe; Teacher Senior School – Geography

BA; DipEd

Ms Sarah Campese

Academic Administrative Assistant

CertIIIBus

Ms Rosemary Carlson

Head of Student House – Edwards; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BA; DipEd; AMusA

Ms Kate Carroll

Health Clinic Nurse

BNursing

Dr Richard Carter

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; MSci; PhD; GradDipEd(Sec)

Mr Kent Cartner

Outdoor Education Assistant

TEO

Mr Peter Catlow

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BEng (Hons); BTeach

Mr Adrian Cengia

Service Desk Manager

BA; DipNM; CNA

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Ms Helen Challinor

Careers Advisor; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

PGDE; BARM

Mr Philip Chappell

Head of Department – RaVE; Teacher Senior School – Information Technology; Teacher Senior School – RAVE; Teacher Senior School – TOK

BA (Hons); GradDipEd

Ms Huma Cheema

Registrar

Ms Tian Chen

Teacher Primary School – Languages Mandarin

GCEd; MCOM; MBA; BAEdS

Ms Rebecca Cheng

Teacher Primary School – Languages Mandarin

BA (Asian Stud)

Ms Fiona Chesworth

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

BA; BLaws; GDipLegPrac

Ms Joanne Chilver

Teacher Primary School – Languages Indonesian

BEc; PGCE; MAREWP; SFA

Miss Elley Clements

Child Care Worker

Ms Elizabeth Collier

Assistant Head of Student House – Clements; Co–education Tranisition Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Music

GradDipEd; BMus; BA

Ms Nicole Collingridge

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

BEdP

Dr Anita Collins

Co–Curricular Music

DipEd; MEd; BMus; PhD

Ms Grace Collison

Administrative Assistant

TPFirstA

Mr Sam Columb

Service Desk Technician

Ms Katherine Colville

Teacher Primary School – Year 6

GradDipEd(Prim); BA

Ms Sophie Cooper

Teacher Senior School – Science

GradDipEd(Sec)

Mr Stephen Crossley

Casual Duty Manager

Mr Reece Cummings

Strategic Communications Manager (School and Foundation)

Mr Peter Cursley

Foundation Manager

Mr Patrick Curtin

Assistant Head of Student House – Hay; Teacher Senior School – Geography

Mr Marty Cusch

Casual Duty Manager; Maintenance Worker

Ms Jessica Dabro

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Visual Art; Teacher Primary School – Visual Art

BA(Graphic Des); GradDipEd(Prim)

Mr Paul Daly

Assistant Head of Student House – Eddison; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BCom; GDEST; MEd

Ms Zeinat Damaj

Head of Department – Economics and Business; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BA MTeach; BCom

Ms Susan Daniell

Teacher Primary School – LDT; Teacher Primary School – Year 6

DipTeac; BEd; CVI; BEdP

Ms Janelle Dariol

Primary School Assistant LDT

CertTA

Mr Peter Dariol

Maintenance Worker

Mr Nicholas das Neves-Jones

Resident Tutor

BES

Ms Ruby Davey

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; BEd (Sec); TPFirstA

Ms Julia Davies-Duff

Head of Department – Learning Development

BCSP

Mr Christopher Dawson

Teacher Primary School – Year 5

BAEdS

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BPR; Cert IV T and A; DSC; ADB

BA; DipEd; GradCertRE; BA; DipEd; GradCertRE


Ms Rose De Angelis

Teacher Primary School – Year 4

BAppSci; BEd (Primary)

Dr Michael de Raadt

Head of Department – ETS

BSc (CS); BSci (Hons); PhD; CertEd

Mr Chamath De Silva

Network and Systems Administrator

DipInfTech; BCIS

Mr Liam Dean Hannan

Child Care Worker

CHC30708

Ms Kate Deeves

Head of Department – ADT; Teacher Senior School – ADT

BA (Vis Arts); GDEST; Cert IV T and A

Ms Emily Dempsey

Associate Director of Southside; Teacher Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

BEd

Ms Gail Dennett

Head of Department – Senior School Library

BA; DipEd; GDipLib; CertIVWAT

Mr Joshua Derlacki

Maintenance Worker

Ms Garance Detering

Teacher Senior School – ADT

Mr Will Dey

Web Developer

Ms Angela Dixon

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Pre-school

Ms Christine Dobson

Boarding Coordinator

Ms Caroline Docker

Primary Librarian

BA; MTeach; GRDip l&IM

Ms Margo Donaldson

Teacher Primary School – RAVE; Teacher Primary School – Year 3

SA; BEdP; Cert IVinTESOL; GCES

Ms Susan Donoghoe

Head of Department – Outdoor Education

OAM; BAppSci; DipEd; GradDipEd

Mr Gareth Downey

Head of Student House – Boarding; Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; GradDipEd

Ms Sally Dunbar

Teacher Primary School – Visual Art

BA (Vis Arts); DipEd

Mr Trevor Dunbar

Gallery Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – ADT

DipA(Fine Art); GradDipEd

Mr Neil Dunkley

Director of Student Development; Teacher Senior School – History

BEd

Mr Peter Dunn

Assistant Head of Student House – Edwards

BEd

Ms Sarah Dunn

Primary Learning Leader 3

MEd; PGDE; BA

Ms Lauren Dunn

Teacher Primary School – Year 6

MEdLead; BTch/BA

Mr Tom Edrich

Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 1

B(T&L); BSc

Ms Angela Edwards

Teacher Senior School – English

BAEdS; BA; AdvDipStScrAct

Ms Sara Elms

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

BTeachP; BComms

Ms Isabelle Ensuque

Teacher Senior School – Languages

MA (Hons); MA; BA (Hons); C4PM

Ms Raelene Ernst

Teacher Senior School – Learning Development

BEd; GDipSpecEd; CGEd

Mr Anthony Evans

Grounds Worker

CIVHort

Ms Natalie Fanning

Human Resources Assistant

BBus; BAdmin

Ms Sidsel Farrimond

Teacher Senior School – Geography

MEM; PGDE

Ms Barbara Favet

Human Resources Assistant

Ms Fiona Fenton

Senior School Administrator – Active Education

MAppSci; BSci (Hons)

Ms Emma Filer

Head of Australian Studies and TOK; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BLaws; GDipLegPrac; MTeach

DipEd; MA

BA; TAinEd; CCS; CertIIICS; CertIIICS

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Ms Amy Fletcher

Extended Essay Coordinator; International Students Coordinator; Senior School Learning Development Assistant; Teacher Senior School – English

BA; GDEST

Ms Tammy Foley

Alumni Development and Alumni Coordinator

AdDipAc

Ms Lyndal Foote

Associate Chaplain

BEd (Primary)

Mr Michael Forrest

Outdoor Education Assistant

ADip RL

Ms Anna Fox

Primary School Assistant LDT; Teacher Primary School – LDT Southside Support; Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-school

BECE; DipTeac; BEdP; DTEC

Ms Jennifer Frank

Teacher Senior School – Science

MTeach; BSc

Ms Daryl-Anne Freeman

Senior School Learning Development Assistant

BA (Eng); TAinEd

Ms Michelle Freeman

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Pre-school

DipTeac; CCS

Mr James Frith

Teacher Senior School – Science

GDEST; BSci (Hons)

Ms Dharini Ganesan Raju

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

Ms Sarah Gardiner

Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BHSci (Hons); GradDipEd (Primary)

Dr Justin Garrick

Head of School

BA (Hons); MEd; PhD; MBA

Ms Lucy Garven

Director of Primary Academic Education

BEd(Early Child)

Miss Molly Garven

Child Care Worker

Ms Sally Gates

Operations Manager

Ms Michelle Gavin

Receptionist Northside

Ms Sonia Geddes

Primary School Leadership Cover; Teacher Primary School – Music; Teacher Primary School – Year 6

BA; DipTeach (Sec); GradDipBusAdmin

Mr Stephen Gersbach

Assistant Head of Student House – Burgess; Teacher Senior School – Drama

AdCertFT

Mr John Gilbert

Visiting Music Teacher

BA (Hons); GradDipEd

Miss Theresa Giles

Senior School Administrator – Academic; Senior School Administratror – Student

Ms Lee-Anne Gilmore

Teacher Senior School – Science

GDEST

Mr Alexander Goddard

Director of Community Development; Teacher Senior School – Geography

BA; DipEd; MEd (Admin)

Ms Pip Golding

Teacher Senior School – Learning Development; Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BSc; MTeach

Ms Emily Goodrum

Teacher Primary School – Northside Year 1

BEd; BA (Prim Ed); BEdP; BA (Prim Ed)

Ms Deborah Gordon

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Year 2

TAinEd; CCS

Mr Matthew Gould

Teacher Primary School – Year 4

BA (Hons); PGCE; PostGradCertEd

Mr Michael Graves

Senior School Sports Administrator

BA

Ms Tiffany Gray

PA to Head of Senior School

BA (Eng)

Mr Andrew Gray

Synergetic Academic Tracking and Administation; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BA; DipEd; GCES; MLMEd

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BSc; GradDipCE; GradDipPM; DipProjMan; ADE; AssDipPersAdmin


Ms Lori-Jean Gray

Teacher Senior School – Drama

BEd; BA

Ms Anna Gray

Head of Primary Student House – CJ Shakespeare; Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BEdP; BEd (Primary)

Mr Simon Grayston

Resident Tutor

Ms Amy Green

Primary Learning Leader 1

BEd (Primary)

Ms Sally Greenaway

Visiting Music Teacher

GradDipEd; BMus

Ms Amy Greentree

Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BEd

Ms Rowena Gregson

Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BEc; BA; MTeach

Ms Tracey Grey

Child Care Worker

BTeach; CertOSp

Ms Kym Grice

Primary School Assistant – Primary; Teacher Assistant Primary School – LDT Junior School

Ms Deborah Griffin

Teacher Primary School – Northside Support

Ms Rachel Gurney

Events Manager

Ms Branislava Hage

Human Resources Assistant

BEdP

Ms Kimberley Haines

Administrative Assistant; Receptionist Junior School

BA

Mr Gerry Hall

Database Adminstrator

Mr Mark Halpin

Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BEd (Sec); Cert IV T and A

Ms Sandra Hamilton

Teacher Senior School – English

MA; BA (Eng); DipEd; CertIVWAT

Ms Erum Hamza

Administrative Assistant – Executive Leadership Team; Finance Officer Accounts Payable

MA; BCom

Mr Brody Hannan

Resident Tutor

Miss Kate Hansell

Primary School Co–curricular Administrator

Mr Tim Harrison

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics; Timetable Coordinator

BA

Ms Christine Harrison

Health Clinic Nurse

BNursing

Mr Justin Hassall

Asian Engagement Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Languages

GradDipEd; BAsSt; BA

Ms Clarissa Hernandez

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Northside

DipChServ; CCS

Ms Lindsey Herse

Head of Student House – Burgess; Teacher Senior School – Drama; Teacher Senior School – English

BA (Hons); GradCertEd

Ms Briony Heyward

Teacher Primary School – Northside Prekindergarten

BEdP; PGCE

Mr Tim Higgins

Child Care Worker

Ms Diana Hill

Defence School Mentor; Teacher Senior School – English

MEd; BEdSt; DipEd; BA; CertTEFLA

Ms Anna Hills

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; DipML; GradDipEd

Ms Nicole Hinton

Teacher Senior School – Science

BEd; BAppSci; Grad Cert

Mr David Hodges

Teacher Primary School – Visual Art

BA (Vis Arts); DipEd

BEdP; Cert IW; BEd (Primary)

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Mr Ashley Hogan

Assistant Head of Student House – Sheaffe; Teacher Senior School – English; Teacher Senior School – History; Technical Director of Tennis

BEd; GCSM

Ms Deborah Hogan

Teacher Primary School – Year 5

DipTeach (PE); BA (Prim Ed); DipTeach (PE); BEdP

Dr Anne Holland

Assistant Head of Department – Geography; Teacher Senior School – Geography

BA (Hons); PhD; PGCE; ISTAA

Dr Derek Holtby

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

PhD; BSci (Hons)

Ms Krista Hooke

Teacher Senior School – Languages; Teacher Senior School – RAVE

BA; GradDipEd; GradCertRaVE; GradDipRaVE; MA

Ms Corinne Hoorweg

Teacher Primary School – Southside Kindergarten; Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-kindergarten

BEd; BTeach; GCEd

Ms Emily Horsley

Child Care Worker

Ms Samantha Hosking

Primary Coordinator – Basketball ; Teacher Primary School – PE

BEd

Ms Deborah Houston

Receptionist Junior School

CertIVWAT

Mr Geoffrey Howarth

Primary Coordinator – Rugby; Primary Coordinator – Tennis; Teacher Primary School – PE

BEd (Primary); BEd (Primary)

Mr Timon Howes

Outdoor Education Assistant

Mr Simon Hughes

Head of Department – Drama; Teacher Senior School – Drama

BA; DipEd; CertIIIAC

Ms Pamela Hunt

Archivist

BA; GradDipEd; BEd; MEd; Cert IV AWPT

Ms Philippa Hurd

Teacher Senior School – English

BA; MTeach

Nina Hvoslef

Outdoor Education Assistant

Ms Louise Hyndes

Senior School Administrator – Science

BSc; BEd (Sec); MSci

Ms Kanchana Ilangasinha

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

CertTA; CPA; DipInfTech

Dr Michael Iliff

Property Manager

BCivEng (Hons); BAntStud (Hons); PhD

Ms Jennifer Ings

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Pre-school; Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BSc; CHC30708; GRdip Teach & L; DipChServ

Ms Rachel Jackson

Teacher Primary School – Year 4

MTeach; BA (Prim Ed)

Mr Tobias Jamieson

Grounds Worker

CIIIHort

Ms Carol Javes

Head of Student House – Burgmann; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BEd; GDipComp

Ms Kerrie Jesiolowski

Senior Nurse

RN; AssDipSc (SE)

Ms Samantha Jessop

Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BAEdS; BEdP

Ms Jane Jian

International Student Liaison Teacher; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BEd; GradDipIS; BA

Ms Oriella Johnson

Teacher Senior School – Languages

MTeach; GDipA; BAEdH; Cert IV T and A; 0

Ms Katherine Johnston

Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 1

BEd; GradDip GE

Ms Mary Johnston

Child Care Worker

Ms Emma Johnston-Robinson

Teacher Primary School – EAL

GradDipEd(Prim); BSc; Cert IVinTESOL

Dr Jennifer Jones

Education Technology Integrator

PhD; MEd; BA

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Mr Owen Jones

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

Ms Rosemary Jovanovic

Senior School Psychologist

Mr Clifford Ju

Child Care Worker

Mr Gavin Judd

Senior School Assistant – ADT

Ms Dimitria Karapanagos

Co–education Tranisition Coordinator; Director of Student Development; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BSc; GradDipEd

Ms Tajpreet Kaur Gill

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

BEd (Primary); MSci; BSc

Ms Katherine Kavanagh

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BEd

Ms Niamh Kearns

Teacher Senior School – History

BA; GDEST; MEd

Ms Clare Kelly

PA to Director of Academic Education

CertOSp

Ms Tamsin Kemp

Teacher Senior School – ADT

BA; BFineArts (Hons); BEd

Ms Loretta Kennedy

Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BEd

Ms Patti Kennedy

Research and Development Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Drama

BEd(VisArts); MSci

Ms Mel Kenney

Services Manager

Ms Alison Kesby

Associate Learning Leader Library

BA; DipEd; MEd

Ms Katherine Khan

Head of Student House – Hay; Teacher Senior School – Psychology

BA; BEd; MEd; GradDipEd; PostGradCertEd; MA

Ms Alya Khan

Artist in Residence

Miss Vi-Vien Khong-Huynh

Child Care Worker

Mr John Klein

Head of Student House – Eddison; Teacher Senior School – History

BA; GradDipEd

Ms Christina Knight

Finance Officer Accounts Payable

BA

Ms Louise Knox

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Pre-kindergarten

Ms Dharmala Kumar

Teacher Primary School – Northside Kindergarten; Teacher Primary School – Year 6

BA; BEdP

Mr Yat-Ho Lai

Senior Coordinator Dragon Boats; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BAEdS

Ms Brittany Lamond

Primary School Assistant LDT

BEd (Primary); CCS

Mr Eamon Larkin

Outdoor Education Assistant

Mr Anthony Laudenbach

Primary Coordinator – Triathlon; Primary School ICT Integrator; Teacher Primary School – Year 6

BEd; MA

Ms Juliet Lautenbach

Teacher Senior School – Languages

MTeach; MMgt; BA (Hons)

Ms Joanna Leaman

Director of Academic Education

MEd; BSc; DipTeac

Miss Chelsea Lemon

Artist in Residence

Ms Hannah Lendon

Assistant Head of Department – English; Teacher Senior School – English

BA (Hons); GradDipEd

Mr Graeme Lendrum

Head of Student House – Garran; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BSci (Hons); DipEd

BSC (Hons); GradCertEd

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Ms Sophie Lerat

Assistant Head of Department – Languages; Teacher Senior School – Languages

MML; SUSD; ProfDipTch

Ms Madeline Leslé

Head of Student House – Clements; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BA; DipEd

Ms Lea Lester

Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-school

BEd

Ms Yinyuan Li

Language Assistant – Chinese

Ms Winnie Liu

Alumni Development and Alumni Coordinator

MMgt

Ms Yuhan Liu

Community Development and Alumni Coordinator

MMgt

Ms Susan Longney

Teacher Primary School – Music

BMus; GradDipEd; MEdLead

Mr Bradley Luhrs

Teacher Primary School – Year 6

BEd (Primary); BSci (Hons)

Ms Phyllis-May Lynch

Teacher Senior School – History; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BAsSt; BAEdS

Mr Nikolai Lysewycz

Assistant Head of Student House – Middleton; Teacher Senior School – English

BA; BEdHons; MTeach

Ms Sarah Lysewycz

Head of Department – English

GDEST; BA

Mr Brett Macpherson

Grounds Worker

Mr Alex Madeira

Teacher Senior School – Languages

BClasStud (Hons)

Mr Richard Mahon

Head of Primary School Sport and PE; Teacher Primary School – PE

MEd (Admin); BA

Ms Sarah Maldon

Teacher Primary School – LDT Southside Support; Teacher Primary School – LDT Southside Support

MEd; BEd (Primary)

Mr Benjamin Maliel

Maintenance Worker

Ms Karla Manning

PA to the Director of Business

MBA

Ms Eni Martina Katiman

Child Care Worker

BAdmin; CCS; CHC30708; MEd

Mr Paul Mathasaran

Data Integrity Officer

MBA

Ms Claire Mathew

Teacher Senior School – English

BA; BAEdS

Mr Elie Maucourant

French Assistant

Ms Tania Maxwell

Primary School Operations and Administration Manager

Mr Colin McAlister

Senior School Assistant – ADT; Senior School Assistant – Ag Science

Ms Elizabeth McConchie

Senior School Administrator – Music

CertIVBusAdmin

Ms Emma McCormack

Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-school

BA; MTeach

Mr Steven McCulloch

Teacher Primary School – Year 4

BEdP(Hon); TAinEd

Ms Priscilla McDonald

Payroll Officer

BA (Ed)

Mr Alister McDonald

Teacher Senior School – ADT

BA (Hons); PGDipElectImag; GradDipEd

Mr Gus McGrath

Artist in Residence

Mr Stuart McNeill

Director of Active Education; Teacher Senior School – Psychology

AssDipPersAdmin; CVI; GradDipEd; MEd; Cert IV T and A

Ms Dianne Merkel

Senior School Learning Development Assistant; Senior School Learning Development Assistant

BSc; TPFirstA; BSc; ADipSocSci; VP

Ms Juliana Mesquita

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

CertIIICS

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Mr David Messina

Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

Ms Shymaa Metwally

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

Ms Genevieve Middleton

Senior School Learning Development Assistant

Ms Lee Miller

Senior School Administrator – Academic

Mr Ahmad Mirzaee

Service Desk Technician

Mr Max Morris

Child Care Worker

Mr Brendan Mowlam

Head of Primary Student House – Garnsey; Teacher Primary School – Year 3

BTeach; Med; GradDipRaVE

Ms Sarah Muller

Teacher Senior School – English; Teacher Senior School – History; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BA (Hons); MTeach

Ms Laura Muller

Child Care Worker

Mr Shomy Mundammany

Database and Web Services Manager

BSc (CS); MCA

Ms Christiana Murray

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

DipTeac; BEd(Early Child

Ms Emma-Jane Nagy

CAS Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BTeach; BSc (CS)

Ms Louise Nancarrow

Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-kindergarten

DipChServ; TPFirstA; BEd(Early Child

Ms Alexandria Nicholls

Senior School Learning Development Assistant

BEd (Primary)

Mr Matthew Nogrady

Teacher Senior School – History; Teacher Senior School – RAVE

DTS

Ms Andrea Norman

Teacher Primary School – Year 3

DT(P); MA

Mr Andrew O'Brien

Head of Rowing

BA; DipEd; SA

Ms Janet O'Dell-Teys

Assistant Head of Student House – Eddison; Head of Student House – Middleton; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BA (IR); GDipEd; BA (IR); GDEST

Ms Kathy O'Neil

Finance Officer and Assistant Payroll Officer

ASS.DIP

Ms Ingrid O'Sullivan

Resident Tutor; Teacher Senior School – Languages

PGiCE; BA; BTeach

Ms Amanda Overheu

PA to Head of Senior School

BA

Mr Angus Overheu

Child Care Worker

TAinEd; BCom

Dr Ross Parkes

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSci (Hons); GDEST; PhD

Ms Susan Pascoe

Assistant to Director of Academic Education; Director of Academic Education; Outreach and External Curriculum Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Learning Development

MEd (Lit); MEdLead; BAEdS; CertEd

Mr Akash Patel

Boarding House Tutor

Ms Sarah Payne

Head of Department – Languages; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BA; DipEd

Ms Carolyn Pearce

Teacher Senior School – English

BA (F & A); BA (Hons); GradDipEd(Sec); MAL; MEcon

Ms Allison Pegus

Director of Southside

MEd

Mr Mark Perkins

Head of Department – History; Teacher Senior School – History

BA; DipEd

Mr Kent Peters

Director of Business

MBA; GradDipTheol; CA; CPA

BA; BEd (Primary)

BEdP; BA

BCIS

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Ms Marita Petherbridge

Duty Manager; Theatre Manager

Mr Matthew Pham

Teacher Senior School – Information Technology

GradDipEd(Sec); BinfoTech; BComm (Account)

Ms Twee Phan

Graphic Designer

BGraphicDes

Ms Sandra Pickering

Teacher Primary School – Year 5

BEd (Primary)

Ms Pin Pin Geering

Receptionist ELC

BCom

Ms Amber Piper

Teacher Primary School – Southside Support

BA (Prim Ed); MLMEd; HDipEd

Ms Susan Platis

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

Ms Carol Pogson

Head of Department – Geography; Teacher Senior School – Geography

Ms Sue Powell

BA; DipEd

Receptionist Senior School

Mr Mitchell Prentice

Head of Primary Student House – Edwards; Teacher Primary School – Southside Support

BEdP

Mr Jason Price

Teacher Primary School – PE; Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 2

BEd (Primary)

Ms Frances Price

Primary School Counsellor

Mr Matthew Purcell

Head of Digital Innovation; Teacher Senior School – Information Technology

BComm (Account); BInfoTech; BCommIF; GradDipEd

Mr Ken Raven

Director of Junior School

BSc; GradDipEd; MEdLead

Ms Kristin Read

Teacher Primary School – Southside Support

BEdP

Mr Ben Reading-Thompson

Child Care Worker

Ms Rosalie Reeves

Head of Primary School

BTeachP; GradDipCurric

Mr Jason Reilly

Head of Senior School Sport; Teacher Senior School – English

BA; MTeach; MPhil

Ms Emma Renkema

Outdoor Education Assistant

BA; CIIBus

Ms Madeleine Retter

Coordinator of Strings ELC – 12; Teacher Senior School – Music

BMus; MTeach

Mr Christopher Retter

Coordinator of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion

MTeach; BMus; AMusA

Mr Andrew Richards

Child Care Worker

Ms Maddy Riley

Teacher Senior School – English

BComm (Account); MTeach

Ms Terri Robb

Senior School Library Assistant

Dip (L&IS)

Mr Darren Roberts

Associate Director of Junior School; Teacher Primary School – Year 4

BEd; BTeachP

Rev Andrew Robinson

Chaplain; Teacher Senior School – RAVE

BA; BDiv

Ms Rebecca Robinson

Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 2

PGCE; BA

Ms Kerri Rock

Director of Strategic Operations; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BAdmin; GradDipEd(Sec); CAWT; GradCertRE; DipProjMan; DipProjMan

Ms Fiona Rooks

Teacher Primary School – Southside Kindergarten

BAppSci; GradDipEd(Prim); DipEd

Ms Nathalie Ross

Teacher Senior School – Learning Development

BA; DipEd; GDipOE; MEd; GDipPsySt; GDipPsySt

Mr Kevin Ross

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; TC; ADAS

Ms Yunshi Ruan

Teacher Primary School – Languages Mandarin

GDSE; BAsSt

Mr Peter Rumble

Maintenance Supervisor; Maintenance Worker

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Ms Jillian Rushmer

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Northside

CertTA; JP

Mr Adrian Rytir

Lighting Designer/Operator

BA

Ms Tarun Saini

Primary School Learning Assistant

MEd; MPhil; MPA

Mr Naveed Sarwar

Network and Systems Administration Manager

Ms Divya Sasidharan Pillai

Service Desk Technician

BSc (CS)

Ms Helen Savvas

Teacher Senior School – ADT; Teacher Senior School – Learning Development

BIndDes; BEd; MDesign

Ms Jeanette Scarr

Senior School Administrator – Academic; Casual Exam Supervisor

Mr Geoffrey Schneider

Teacher Senior School – English

Mr Luke Selmes

Horticulture Apprentice

Mr Andrew Shelley

Head of Department – Science

BSc; MAg; DipEd; JP

Ms Vivienne Sheridan

Assistant Head of Department – Mathematics; Assistant Head of Student House – Edwards; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

BEd; MEd

Ms Seonmi Shin

Child Care Worker

MEd; BEd (Primary); BA

Ms Kim Shoudra

Receptionist Junior School

BA

Mr Michael Simon

Human Resources Manager

MCOM; MA; BA; ASS.DIP; Cert IV AWPT; CPHR; JP

Ms Kristina Skiadopoulos

Receptionist Senior School

AssDipMedRecAdm

Ms Julie Slater

Teacher Senior School – Science

CCS; GDEST; MBA; BA (Hons); BSc; GDEST; MBA; BA (Hons); BSc

Mr Joshua Sleeman-Taylor

Artist in Residence

Mr David Smart

Head of Senior School; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BEc; MLMEd; MACE

Mr Daniel Smart

Maintenance Worker

SFA

Ms Imogen Smeal

Senior School Assistant – ADT

SFA; BA; SA

Ms Janette Soper

Assistant Head of Department – Science; Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; GradDipEd

Ms Laura Southwell

Teacher Senior School – Science

BSc; GDEST

Ms Angela Spencer

Primary Librarian

BA

Ms Catherine Spencer

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

DipTeac; BSci (Hons)

Ms Shirallee Standen

Finance Officer and Assistant to Finance Manager

Dr Stephani Stephens

Teacher Senior School – Psychology

Phd (Jungian Psych)

Ms Sandra Sterland

Teacher Primary School – Southside Support

BA (Ed); BA (Vis Arts); CCS

Mr Mitchell Stevens

Technical Director of CGS Football

Ms Tanya Stevenson

Director of Primary Student Care and Operations

BA; GradDipEd; MEd; AdDipCS

Ms Catherine Stuart

Teacher Senior School – English

BArts (Hons); BLaws (Hons); MTeach

Mr Scott Suitor

Teacher Primary School – Year 5

BAEdH; BEd (Primary); GCRE

Ms Joy Sullivan

Casual Housemother

Mr Brendan Summers

Child Care Worker

MA; BA; GDEST

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Mr Alexander Sumpter

Assistant Head of Student House – Blaxland; Head of Student House – Blaxland; Non Resident Tutor; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BCom; GDEST

Mr Ross Sutherland

Senior School Counsellor

BA; BA (Hons); BA

Ms Helen Sutherland

Teacher Senior School – ADT; Teacher Senior School – Geography

BSci (Hons); GDSE

Ms Catherine Sutton

Teacher Assistant Primary School – LDT Junior School

DipTeac

Ms Nicole Swift

Finance Officer and Assistant to Finance Manager; Finance Project Manager

Ms Noreen Tasleem

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

MSci; BSc; DipPh; DipPh; 0

Ms Kirby Taylor

Receptionist Senior School; Resident Tutor

BA

Miss Willow Taylor

Outdoor Education Assistant

Ms Rebecca Tedeschi

Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 1

BEdP

Ms Jayne Thackray

PA to the Head of School

CB

Ms Jessie Thearle

Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BES

Ms Jennifer Thompson

Director of Northside; Teacher Primary School – Northside Pre-kindergarten

BEdHons; CGE; MEd; PostGradCertEd; BEdP(Hon); GCGEd; MEd; BAEdH; GCGEd; MEd

Ms Kirralea Thompson

Primary School Horizons Coordinator

Cert IV T and A; DM; DipChServ

Mr Alexander Thompson

Teacher Senior School – History

MTeach; CRE; BAH; CertCS

Ms Jinfang Tian

Teacher Senior School – Languages

GDipA; PhD; 0

Ms Catherine Trinh

Teacher Senior School – Languages

BAcc; MEcon; GDEST

Ms Biljana Trkulja

Director of Academic Education; Teacher Senior School – Economics and Business

BEc; GradDipEd

Ms Clare Truman

Receptionist Senior School

Ms Lynn Tuan

Senior School Administrator – Academic

AdvDipGraphDes

Ms Fuafolau Tuipeatau

PA to the Head of Primary

BA

Ms Angela Turner

Teacher Primary School – Southside Pre-kindergarten

BTeachP; BEdP; AdDipCS; GCGEd

Ms Kylie Van Dijk

Teacher Primary School – Music

BMus; BMus (Hons); MTeach(Prim)

Mr Adriaan van Wijk

IB Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Science; TOK Coordinator

BSc; BA (Asian Stud); MTeach; PDMLLIS

Mr Michael Vangelovski

Senior Developer

Ms Christine Volk

Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher

Mr Sing Wai Anton Poon

Artist in Residence

MVA; BA (Vis Arts); AdvDipStScrAct; DipA(Fine Art)

Mr Russell Waldron

Education Technology Integrator

MEd; GDSE

Ms Laura Walker

Senior School Administratror – Student

BBus

Ms Jessica Wanner

Assistant Primary School Co–Curricular Administrator; Assistant to Director CGS Care – CGS Horizons; Teacher Primary School – PE

BA (Ed); MEd; TC; BA (Ed); MEd; TC

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Drama; Information Technology; RAVE; TOK; TOK Coordinator

BA(Mus); GDEST; GCRE; MRE


Mr Lawson Waser

Assistant Head of Student House – Boarding; Assistant Head of Senior School Sport; Boarding House Tutor; Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BAEdS

Mr Jeremy Waterford

Assistant Head of Student House – Garnsey; Teacher Senior School – Geography

BA; DipEd

Ms Kate Watson

Assistant to Director CGS Care – Programs

Mr Simon Webber

Non Resident Tutor

Ms Bronwyn Welch

Head of Department – Mathematics; Teacher Senior School – Mathematics

Miss Lucy Welsh

Assistant Registrar

Mr Daniel Wetherall

Teacher Primary School – Year 6

Miss Melissa Wheeler

Senior School Library Assistant

Mr Robin Whig

Primary Learning Leader 2

MA; PGCE; BSci (Hons)

Ms Heather White

Health Clinic Nurse

ACT N

Mr Samuel White

Outdoor Education Assistant

BAppSci

Mr Stephen Wilde

Finance Manager

BCom; Dip (MM)

Ms Mei-Lynn Wilkinson

Artist in Residence

BVA

Mr Bruce Willett

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Junior School

BAppSci; GradDipEd(Prim)

Ms Susan Williams

PA to the Head of Primary

BA

Mr Jamie Wilson

Audiovisual Technician; Audiovisual Technician

Ms Shylie Wilton

PA to the Head of Primary; Receptionist Senior School

Ms Jessica Wong

Theatre Manager

Mr Craig Woodland

Head of Department – Music; Teacher Senior School – Music

BMusEd; AMusA; BAEdS

Mr Stephen Woods

Teacher Assistant Primary School – Visual Art

BCA; DipPh

Ms Cristina Wright (Diaz)

CAS Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BA; MA; GradDipEd

Ms Christabelle Wright

Teacher Senior School – PDHPE

BEd

Mr Richard Wyche

Teacher Primary School – Northside Year 2

DipTeac; BEd; MEdLead

Ms Jane Yang

Strategic Operations Project Administrator

Ms Precilla Yapa

Child Care Worker

Ms Yumi Young

Teacher Senior School – ADT

BA (Ed); BD

Ms Angela Young

Outdoor Education Assistant

BAppSci; CB

Ms Joanne Zaharias

Teacher Primary School – Southside Year 1

BEd (Primary)

Ms Dechen Zam

Service Desk Technician; Service and Procurement Officer

Dr Jia Zhu

Asian Engagement Coordinator; Teacher Senior School – Languages

BSc; GDEST; Grad Cert

BEd

CertTEFLA; CHC30708

BA; MEd; GradDipEd(Sec); PhD; PhD

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