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Grammar Notes - 28 November 2017

Grammar Notes - Issue 30

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday 29 November:
Canterbury Schools' Triathlon
Y8 Museum Trip
Y7 CanSail (2) + Orienteering
Y5 return from camp, 3.15pm

Thursday 30 November:
Knowledge of School History Quiz (Y6-8)
Music Itinerant Teachers Presentations (10.00-10.40am: Junior School; 11.00-11.50am Prep Schools)
Top Team Colours' Challenge

Friday 1 December:
Y7 Raft Building
Junior School Nativity Play rehearsal (1.45pm - 2.30pm - Hall)
Touch Rugby - Final matches

Sunday 3 December:
Y3 Nativity Play - Morning Service, 10,00am ChristChurch Cathedral

Monday 4 - Friday 8 December:
City Mission Christmas Food Collection Week
Pre-School Swimming 
Library & Literature books due back ASAP

Monday 4 December:
Y8 Girls' Day Out
Friends' Association Meeting
Junior Girls' Poetry Reading (9.15 - 10.40am)
Senior Boys' Poetry Reading (11.15am - 12.40pm)

Tuesday 5 December:
Senior Girls' Poetry Reading (9.20 - 10.40am)
Junior Boys' Poetry Reading (11.05am - 12.30pm)
8G Museum Visit - Far from Frozen

Wednesday 6 December:
Canterbury Primary Schools' Athletics Championship (Ashburton)
Cathedral Choristers sing at Burwood Hospital
Prep School Drama Club performance, 2.30pm
Y8 Leavers' Dinner at Christ's College, 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Thursday 7 December:
Mufti Day & BOSS Fair
Junior & Senior Tennis Doubles Finals
Girls' Evensong at Cathedral, 5,30 - 6.00pm

Friday 8 December:
House Choirs Competition
Junior & Senior Tennis Finals

Monday 11 December:
Carol Service 7.15pm 
Pre-School Carol Service & Nativity Play
Pre-School & Junior School Picnic Lunches
Junior School Final Assembly

Tuesday 12 December:
Tough Kids' Competition - Rawhiti Domain (Y7&8)

Wednesday 13 December:
Summer Sports' & Cultural Awards' Assembly, 2.00pm

Thursday 14 December:
Pre-School Graduation Assembly & Morning Tea
Leavers' & End-of-Year Service, Cathedral, 12,00-12,45pm

Friday 15 December:
Final Day of School Year
Speech Day & Prize Giving, Christ's College, 11.00am - 12.15pm

If you have any questions or submissions for future issues please just get in touch - we would love to hear from you.


Year 4 Camp 2017

by Mrs Melanie Crase

Bubbling with excitement, Y4 boarded a bus last Thursday for their long-awaited overnight camp. 

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Y6 Surf Safe Day, Sumner

From the Principal's Desk

by Mr Scott Thelning

The whirlwind of Term IV is well underway!

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Creating Moral Citizens - Virtue of the Week is: Diligence

by CGS Virtues

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General Notices

by Miss Penny Tattershaw

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Co-curricular Notices

by Miss Penny Tattershaw

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Curriculum Review

by Ms Nicola Church

Cathedral Grammar has started on a very exciting journey of reviewing its curriculum. We are looking at how our curriculum can best address the needs, interests and circumstances of our pupils and our community.

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Itinerant Music Programme

Music Itinerant Programme Information Morning this Thursday!

by Mrs Sarah Lowe

Do you want your child to enrol/re-enrol for itinerant lessons in 2018? Come and hear about our Music Itinerant Programme on Thursday (30 November).

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The start of our love for Grammar fence


by Ms Libby Avery

We LOVE CGS. The Pre-School lead the way in starting to decorate the Chester Street fence. The children were able to tell us what they enjoy about their days at Pre-School. Do stop and have a read and even a little tear!

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Play-based Learning at the Cathedral Grammar Pre-School

by Ms Libby Avery

Nathan Wallis presented a report on TVNZ Seven Sharp discussing the benefits of a Play-based Learning approach for children under 7 years. 

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by Miss Ella Croll-Dowgray

Our Junior and Pre-School children are becoming golfing pros!

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Junior School 

by Mrs Simone Whalley

Show Week at Cathedral Grammar

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The Amazing Race 2017

Girls' & Boys' Prep School

by Ms Kirsty Bond & Mr Owen Foster

This term is careering quickly to an end but not before we wade our way through a large number of activities. The following is just a snapshot of what has and is taking place. In amongst, this there are still classroom lessons taking place!

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DoubleTime Conference 2017

DoubleTime 2017

by Ms Nicola Church

A fantastic three days were had by our Year 6 to 8 pupils at our DoubleTime Conference.

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Interschool Tennis v STAC

Interschool Tennis v STAC

by Mrs Tracey Jones

On Thursday 23 November it was a perfect day for tennis at the Hagley Club!

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BYOD 2018 - Important Information For Y4-8 Pupils

by The Cathedral Grammar School


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Friends' Association

by Mrs Nicky Oram

Community BBQ

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