90th Anniversary & Events
Dear CGS community,
As you may already know, Canberra Grammar School will celebrate its 90th Anniversary in 2019, and we’d love to celebrate it with you.
In December 1928, Manaro Grammar School was moved and re-established on what was then 15 acres of open land at the foot of Red Hill, to then open in 1929 as Canberra Grammar School.
Since then, we’ve celebrated a long history of leading education in Canberra, and developing our world’s future leaders. We invite you to celebrate those successes, memories, and collective achievements of our community at events throughout 2019, and ask you to ‘save the date’ in your calendar for:
- Thu 7 Feb 5:30pm – P&F Welcome for New Families in the Main Quad
- Fri 8 Feb 9:30am – Foundation Day & Whole School Chapel/Assembly on the Main Oval (for info click here)
- Fri 15 Feb 5:00pm to 7:00pm – CGS Northside Family Picnic
- Sun 3 Mar 9:00am 10 km and 10:00am 5 km – CGS Foundation Red Hill Run and P&F Community Carnival (register at redhillrun.com)
- Fri 5 Apr
12:30pmto 3:00pm– Gala in the Grounds – A celebration for students and staff (afternoon); and separate entertainment for Primary School and Senior School students. Click here to view the Afternoon Programme and details
- Fri 5 Apr
6:00pmto 9:00pm– Gala in the Grounds – A celebration for parents and community (evening) including food vendors and drinks, professional entertainment, concerts and DJs; fireworks and light shows. Click here to view the Evening Programme and details
- Sat 6 Apr – Sports Gala Day
- Sat 6 Apr – Alumni Reunion Weekend
- Fri 10 May – Whole School Photo
- Thu 20 to Fri 21 Jun – Senior School Music Festival
- Fri 20 Sep – Athletics Carnival
- Mon 23 Sep – Class of 2019 Valedictory Dinner
- Tue 24 Sep – Class of 2019 Last Day and March Out
- TBC – Junior School Winter Concert
- TBC – Primary School ARTWALK exhibition
We will also host our annual ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the School, which all community members are welcome to attend.
Please do keep an eye out for further communication via CGS Connect and other regular channels, as the year will be an exciting one. In 2019, instead of holding the regular CGS Fete we will instead be celebrating the year with more events spread throughout the anniversary, including the P&F Community Carnival.
We also express our thanks to our sponsors and supporters for helping us make many of the 90th Anniversary events possible.
For any enquiries about the 90th Anniversary celebrations, please contact the Community Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +61 (2) 6260 9606
Community Development Office
Thanks to our 90th Anniversary Sponsors: