CGGS is just like home

Boarding at CGGS is just like home

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Students relax in the boarding house after school hours at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

Students relax in the boarding house after school hours at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

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Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) has welcomed boarders through its doors since 1926 and offered scholarships for 85 years.

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Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) has welcomed boarders through its doors since 1926 and offered scholarships for 85 years.

The school offers the only girls' boarding house in the ACT and provides the advantages of a leafy, almost rural atmosphere.

It is located within easy access to the central business district, road, rail and air transportation.

The boarding house staff at CGGS familiarise themselves with each and every boarder.

Their focus is to support and nurture each girl and to value their personal strengths and qualities.

CGGS head of boarding Tina Twigg said life in the “BoHo” at CGGS was not all that different from a typical family environment.

“Children develop important skills and values in a family environment, parents encourage their children to be creative and innovative thinkers all within the security and structure of their family unit,” Mrs Twigg said.

Year 12 boarding scholar Bella O’Hara, Moree, joined the CGGS boarding family in Year 7.

“At first things seem strange and different,” she said.

“But … over time you come to love the quirks of this new strange place, and the people you never would have met if you didn’t venture far from the comforts of your home.”

Applications for the 2019 Gabriel Boarding Scholarship are now open .

They are awarded on merit and take into consideration the contribution the student can make to the life of the boarding house.

Boarding is an integral feature of CGGS and the school is enhanced by its boarding community.

The bursary component aims to financially assist families who would like their daughters to attend the school but may find the combined school fees and boarding costs prohibitive.

Applicants entering the school in Years 7 to 11 in 2019 may apply for bursary support.

“No school in Canberra understand the needs and aspiration of girls better than Canberra Girls Grammar School,” a spokeswoman said.

“Explore the possibilities for your daughter at CGGS.”

  • Visit cggs.act.edu.au to find out more.
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