Welcome from the School Captains
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Canberra Grammar School website. I’m sure that in clicking through this website, you will be able to capture the ethos that this thriving school strives to uphold. However, you can’t really experience the energetic vibes of the school without actually visiting it in person. So, we encourage you to drop in on any one of our open days or organise a more personal visit with the School’s registrar Huma Cheema on a day that suits. Here at Canberra Grammar School, every day is an open day.
Situated in the heart of the nation’s capital, Grammar boasts some of the finest facilities Australia has to offer, including facilities such as the Snow Centre for Education in the Asian Century. Students are encouraged to become more internationally minded citizens of the world, and Grammar offers the chance to do this by studying the International Baccalaureate.
Being offered a plethora of opportunity, the students are further encouraged to pursue their passion whether it be sporting, academic, or the arts. All the while, however, you will clearly see that the school produces well-rounded, selfless and confident young leaders of the next generation. A sense of school pride is instilled in each and every student and this ensures that the School can continue to flourish to its upmost. Positive interactions between seniors and juniors further help to nurture this unique community.
Every day when I arrive at School, I walk past the ivy-coated walls and around the pristine quadrangle and feel honoured to be able to call myself a Grammar boy. Throughout 2015, I look forward to sharing this great privilege you as well as with all those associated with Canberra Grammar’s vast community.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL CAPTAINS
BRENDAN FALK – SCHOOL CAPTAIN
Brendan commenced at Canberra Grammar in Year 8 after moving down from Sydney. He remarks that the first thing that struck him was the openness and vibrant atmosphere of the School, and since commencing at Grammar, he has immersed himself in all aspects of school life. Brendan is a keen academic: becoming the dux of his Year 10 cohort, receiving the Summa Cum Laude award for academic excellence every year he has been at the School, is fluent in French, and actively mentors younger students. Brendan also represents the School in swimming, athletics, cross-country and plays on the school’s 1st V Basketball team. He aims to give back to the School community as much as possible, as he believes that it has given him so much. Throughout 2015 in his role as School Captain, Brendan looks to promote an academic and internationally minded culture whilst strengthening relationships in an already strong school community.
KELEPI BABA – SCHOOL VICE CAPTAIN
Kelepi moved to Australia in 2005 from Fiji, and started with Canberra Grammar in Year 5. Since starting at Grammar, he has tried to take advantage of everything the School has to offer in addition to Academic education, from debating, drama, sport, UN Youth Councils, Mental Health Forums, school exchanges, and anything else he could sign up to. Kelepi enjoys being part of the School and all of the invaluable experiences and opportunities being part of the CGS community provides and enjoys chatting with everyone and always has time to listen and share a laugh, and hopes he’ll play a role in making 2015 the best year for Grammar yet.
OMAR GANNASH – SCHOOL VICE CAPTAIN
Omar started at Canberra Grammar in Year 7, and while finding the School such a large place and a little overwhelming, he remarks that he was welcomed with open arms by the CGS community and soon after felt like an integral part of the School. In addition to his high achievements in football, cross country and accomplishing the Royal Air Force Long Tan Leadership Award, Omar believes that community service has been an integral part of his life at Grammar, allowing him to give back to a community that has always supported him. He has loved every second he’s been a part of the CGS community, and hopes that he can give back in his role as Vice Captain by further enriching the sense of community and bring out the potential in every single Grammar boy.