Chance Takers Are Accident Makers

September 18, 2017 at 8:32 am

This term, the Year 11 and 12 Business class studied an event management unit that consisted of planning, organising and executing an event. Our Year 11 BCT cohort united to create an engaging and educational, two-part event for the entire school community. The event theme: Chance Takers are Accident Makers was developed as our event, focused on being safe within the community.
Tuesday the 22 August saw the commencement of our middle school and senior students event. ‘Think Before You Drink’ was aimed to create awareness of alcohol misuse and abuse through the simulation of Fatal Vision goggles. Vision impairment goggles simulate physical and cognitive impairments, including slowed reaction time, reduced peripheral vision and loss of balance. Students and teachers were educated on the potential dangers and effects of alcohol impairment as participants realised how even simple everyday tasks – under the influence of alcohol could provide potentially dangerous consequences. With a small fee of $2, students completed a series of activities such as walking along a straight line, catching and throwing games and 10 pin bowling, all whilst wearing the goggles. These activities created an engaging, hands on demonstration for all ages, building awareness and prevention of alcohol misuse.
To engage the Primary students, a separate activity was held on Wednesday the 23 August. The focus for our second event was ‘Be Aware and Take Care’. Younger students learnt of the dangers of roadways and safety when out on the street. Our team of Year 11 BCT students demonstrated and conducted interactive games, colouring in competitions and the favoured Red Light Green Light game.
All proceeds from our events are being donated to our chosen charity – the Jason Rich Foundation, to help continue their campaign of educating students in defensive driving. Our event saw a profit of $212.45 to be donated.
A special mention to Lynda McLuskie who has been our link between the foundation and the school. Linda spoke on Assembly to help promote our event and create awareness among students. She spoke of the Jason Rich Foundation and what they do for the community and youths.
Finally, I would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to Brian from LLP Driver Training. Brian kindly lent us the Fatal Vision goggles and equipment needed for our event. Without his generosity and support, our event could not go ahead.
Nadine Hay
Year 11 Business Representative

Message from Director of Boarding & Student Welfare

September 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and their families for their support during Term 3. It is always a busy term but a rewarding experience for our students in so many ways. A range of activities including our NAIDOC Assembly, Inter House Performing Arts Competition, Cattle Club at the Ekka and Moura Coal and Country Festival, Camp Week, Work Experience, QCS, Y Lead Leadership days, Book Week, R U Okay Day and the Naarah Austin Memorial Touch Carnival. These were all successful events and gave the students a rich experience of the RGGS Community.

A highlight of Term 3 was certainly Camp Week, where students participated in an outdoor adventure experience across years 5 – 9. Many students commented to me how they were challenged, especially the girls who attended the Year 9 camp at Noosa, where bike riding and canoeing took effort and determination. Congratulations to all of the girls who participated in camp week.

Student Welfare

Cyber Safety – I would like to refer parents to a resource called Internet Safe Education. You are invited to read regular articles on the ever changing digital environment from this website. Updates from the Internet Safe Education website, inform parents and care givers about topical internet safety issues and provide practical tips for ensuring safety for children of all ages. Go to www.InternetSafeEducation.com.au

Referral Agencies in Rockhampton –  Recently I have been speaking with a number of referral agencies in Rockhampton, including Child Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) based at the Rockhampton Hospital, Headspace and Wahroonga. All of these agencies have a variety of services including counselling, assessments and group therapy sessions. If you require any information on services available, please contact me.

Boarding

Students are eagerly packing for the trip home and are very excited to spend the next two weeks with their family. The boarding school will re-open from 2.00pm Monday 2 September and staff will be available in each dorm.

In week 7 the boarders enjoyed the High Tea/ luncheon organised by Layla Wilson and the Year 12 girls. It was a lovely occasion and I thank the girls for their effort in making it so successful.

I would like to remind parents of the online boarding electronic leave system introduced at the commencement of term. The link required is https://boarding.rggs.qld.edu.au/ . You will require your parent lounge login and password. All boarding leave will be required to be submitted by parents and approved by the Director of Boarding. If you have any trouble in logging in, or completing the leave, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We are at the end of a ten week term, it has been fantastic and I wish all of our students a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to reconnecting in Term 4.

Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn

Director of Boarding & Student Welfare

Community Notices

September 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

 

Beak’s Tennis Holiday Programs and Term 4 coaching spaces available, call 0419026963 or message us on Facebook for more information

 

 

 

Rockhampton Little Theatre – The Happy Prince Auditions – click here 

 

 

 

Primary Council News

August 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Towards the end of last term, the Primary Student Council launched a donation drive for the Rockhampton Branch of the RSPCA and we had a great response from all families. Earlier this month, we were fortunate enough to deliver our sizeable collection of goods to Paul and his team. The girls were bursting with excitement when we got there and could not wait to hand it over and make their way inside to visit the animals. On behalf of all the Primary Council we would like to thank all those who made selfless contributions to our cause.

Mrs Leonie Carroll

 

Dance Star / School Aerobics National Championships

August 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

It has been a long road for Dance Company and the Sport Aerobics team but it has all paid off. These talented girls began their competitive journey in May at the Dance Star and School Aerobics State Preliminary Finals, qualifying for the next competition, the State Finals in June. With such fantastic results and all receiving 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their respective sections, they were lucky enough to be selected to represent not only their school but Queensland at the Dance Star & School Aerobics National Championships on the Gold Coast on 4 – 6 August. With the majority of both Dance Company and the Sport Aerobics team being new this year, this is a wonderful achievement in itself and although they returned without medals, all routines were ranked in the top 10 of their sections. They did themselves and their school exceptionally proud and the enthusiasm and determination to succeed was evident! A special mention to Heather Maitland who ranked 5th out of 12 in the secondary soloist down tempo junior section, a highly competitive section!

Congratulations to everyone! It has been yet another successful year for Dance & Sport Aerobics

Mrs Louise McSherry (Dance and Music Teacher)

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art

August 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Bonnie-May Allen and Jasmine Mick have been chosen to represent Rockhampton Girls Grammar School at the Creative Generations Excellence Awards in Visual Art for the Central Queensland Region. If one of them gets chosen as the winner, their work will be then exhibited at GoMA and will be part of a travelling exhibition around Australia.

Exhibition dates: Tuesday 8 August – Saturday 19 August at Walter Reid Building

Award ceremony: Saturday 19 August 2pm at Walter Reid Building, all welcome

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art

The Awards recognise and promote excellence in senior visual art education throughout Queensland state and non-state schools.

Since 1990, the program has helped raise community awareness of the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of visual art education in Queensland secondary schools.

Being a finalist or winning this award plays a large role in the professional careers of many students who have gone on into areas but not limited to:

Visual Communication, Digital Media, Photography, Design, Arts Management, Art Therapy, Education, Arts, Fashion and Textiles, Film and TV, Media and Communication, Display and Events, Industrial Design: Product, Vehicle, Furniture, Ergonomics… Built Environment: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Environmental Design, Urban Design, Architectural History, Planning (Urban or Regional)… Interior: Design, Architecture or Decoration…Graphic Design, Illustration… IT: Software Development, Web Development, Web Design, Computer Graphics, Animation, Creative Tech, Virtual Worlds Programming, Media, Graphics, Advertising

Mrs Nora Hanasy-Cheers (Senior Visual Arts Teacher)

Morning Bulletin Young Writer of the Month – Darcie Lang

August 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations Darcie on winning the Morning Bulletin’s Young Writer of the Month Award for July.

Her mystery short thriller “Abandonment” will captivate you and hold you in suspense.

Bella Voce wins Gold at CQU Jazz Festival

August 17, 2017 at 2:55 pm
Bella Voce was awarded Gold at the CQU Jazz Festival!

The girls worked really hard and were rewarded for their efforts.

Congratulations to Tia Wilson, Mirae Ries, Tiarna Ceyhan, Charlotte Graham, Chloe Cowan, Lily Geary, Teagan Harker, Isla Houston, Molly Harwood, Aleisha Cesar, Georgina Driscoll and 
Courtney Smith.

If you missed out on these award winning performances visit our Facebook page .

Ms Christina Bond (Instrumental Music Coordinator)

 

 

Book Week 2017

August 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Wow!! It’s that time of year again.  Let’s get celebrating the joys of books and reading.

This year for book week the Theme is “ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE”
So find the book or character that helps you escape to somewhere else and get dressed up on Friday 25 August 2017 and take part in our book week parade.

Other awesome events this week include:

  • Monday 21 August – free cupcakes at morning tea
  • Monday 21 August – Interhouse reading challenge begins
  • Lucky borrower – come borrow a book during lunch and go into the draw.
  • Book week colouring in – Prizes for the winner
  • Book Week Scavenger hunt – Prizes for the winner
  • Read the top 5 Escape books – Complete passports go in the draw to win prizes.

Mrs Leanna Donaldson (Librarian)

Community Notices

August 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Principal’s Bulletin

August 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Please click here to view the latest Principal’s Bulletin.

Cattle Club – Mt Larcom Show

August 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Mt Larcom Show results

Champion Junior Cow – Gigi Lilac
Reserve Champion Junior Cow – McIntosh Creek Mystery Girl

Reserve Champion Junior Bull – McIntosh Creek Mondaroo
Reserve Champion Heifer Calf – Desire Red Malia

Junior Paraders:
Under 10 - 2nd Shakeeta Yates 
12-14 years - 2nd Alyssa Nichols 
15+ years - 2nd Shyane Yates and 4th Katelyn Holznagel

Mrs Ku Lacey (Agricultural Science Teacher)
 

Cattle Club – Mackay Show

August 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Mackay Show results

Junior Judging:
15 years - 1st Lucy Brown 
13-14 years - 1st Indy Smith, 2nd Abigail Hills, 3rd Heidi Davison and 4th Olivia Sherry

Junior Parading:
15 years - 1st Erin Goodwin and 3rd Lucy Brown
14 years - 3rd Heidi Davison and 4th Indy Smith 4th 

Trade judging:
16 years - 4th Tayla Cann 
13-14 years - 1st Olivia Sherry and 3rd Heidi Davison 
Congratulations on a successful show!

Mrs Ku Lacey (Agricultural Science Teacher)
 

Interhouse Reading Challenge

August 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm

2017 Interhouse Reading Challenge is HERE!

May the BEST house win!!!

For full details, click here

Mrs Leanna Donaldson (Librarian)

Jason Rich Foundation Fundraiser

August 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

Daffodil Day – Friday 25 August

August 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Equestrian Team Success

June 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

Results from the Interschool State Championships in Toowoomba:

RGGS Reserve Champion School, only two points behind Stuartholme.

Matilda Donaldson 5th and Taylor Wallace 1st  in the 90 cm  Secondary Showjumping with 64 in group.
Taylor Wallace 5th and Karlee Barlow 1st 100 cm group  with 47 competitors.
Emily Lang 6th overall in the 110 cm group with 35 competitors.
Sarah Donaldson completed each round well in the 70 cm but did not place.
Tayla and Karlee have been selected in the QLD Team to compete at the Nationals in September in Toowoomba.

Tammy Lang, Equestrian Manager

A message from the Principal

June 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

As we come to the end of Semester 1, the girls were asked to reflect on their learning in their Type Three writing this morning.  When I think back over the semester, I am struck by the amount of learning and opportunity the girls have had this year.  From our very youngest students in Prep who are starting the journey of learning with sight words, writing and basic numeracy to the Year 12 girls who have been working earnestly to prepare for a future pathway, the core of the day is about learning.  We have been very fortunate to enhance that learning this year with a visit from Dr John Collins from the USA who spent three days working with members of staff to fine tune their craft.  This opportunity gave us a capacity to reach into the latest research in what is effective in schools and the benefits will flow on from here.

One of the things that Dr Collins spoke about the notion of ‘productive struggle’.  The notion of this might appear more apparent in physical pursuits – like at the gym.  We know that to build muscle and endurance, we have to experience a little discomfort.  Sometimes we may even be told to repeat something to failure.  Dr Marcell Bullmaster-Day, states that ‘significant, durable academic learning is difficult’.   Effective learning can be built out of ‘effortful practice that goes beyond passive reading, listening or watching.’  Persistence is one of the key features of ‘productive struggle’ and I’d argue of coping with living and this is a reality that is fast approaching for our senior students.

The development of skills that contribute to overall well-being is also a crucial part of school life.  The cocurricular and pastoral care  parts of the School calendar contribute to these skills being developed.   I was able to attend the Music Progress Concert last night.  This is a great example of our girls stepping outside of their comfort zones and participating in performance.  The challenges of that will assist the girls in perhaps being willing to put themselves forward later in life, with confidence.  We see skills being developed in sports – win, loss, unfairness, a bad referee call (I have heard a lot about ‘that’ try in the Manly v Newcastle game), these are all parts of the game that can help develop persistence if we allow them to.

I would like, on that note, to wish our QISSN team the best as they travel to Brisbane to participate in the Independent Schools Netball Competition and to thank Ms Kate Lang and Ms Natalie Spence for travelling with them as coach and manager.  This is a significant investment of their time with our girls. I look forward to seeing the girls play.  The music department is going on the road over the break, showcasing our musical programs to schools in the west.  Thank you to Ms Jessica Dawes and Ms Nora Hanasy-Cheers who will be on the road with them.  Our Equestrian girls have competition in the Inter School State Championships and I also wish them the best – especially as they travel to cooler climates to compete.  Claire (Year 10) will participate in the Central Queensland rowing Competition in Bundaberg.  It seems that not even the holidays can dampen the girls’ learning.

I would like to also thank the parents and members of our community who helped out with Race Day.  This is a massive social event on the Rockhampton calendar and it was another successful day.  I would like to acknowledge Mrs Vicki Jackson and her committee for the amazing job that they have done.  I would also like to acknowledge the small but hard working group of parents who gave their time particularly in preparation and behind the scenes on the day.  When we put out the call, we said that it would only be a couple of hours – and with a bank of helpers that is true.  I know that some of you stayed well, well beyond two hours and I want to thank you for your dedication and commitment to this significant fundraiser.  Thank you.

In Term 3, we welcome Mr Rex Boggs, who will work a half timetable in Mathematics for us in Term 3.  Mr Boggs is almost legendary in the world of Mathematics teaching from his days at Rockhampton Grammar School.  We welcome him here to provide extra expertise to our team and specialist support for not only our senior girls but some of our junior classes.

I’d like to remind our parents that Academic and Community colours will be awarded at the start of Semester 2.  The girls were sent a survey earlier which seeks to ensure that we have the full information on what they have achieved.  Cultural and Sport colours are presented annually as per the handbook. I look forward to celebrating the efforts of our girls.

Mrs Christine Hills, Principal

 

A word from our Deputy Principal

June 23, 2017 at 11:11 am

We have made the final week of the Semester. Hopefully the girls will have the opportunity to recuperate and rejuvenate over the next three weeks during the winter break. Term 2 is always an interesting term. Some of the highlights for me were:-

The rescheduled Easter Bonnet Parade – wow a lot of effort goes into those bonnets and the opportunity for the girls to present themselves down the runway with them is so fun!

Foundation Day – One of my most cherished events at this school. There is nothing like seeing a row of black school shoes and gold coins around Patterson House!

NAPLAN – Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 were prepared as ever to give it their best!

Cross country and Athletics Carnival – The effort our senior leaders go to with their costumes is outstanding and school team spirit shines on these days!

Arts Council Performances – We had a number this term and the opportunity for our girls to be culturally engaged is wonderful for them!

Relay for Life – Close to my heart, always proud to see our girls participating in this amazing community event!

Romp in The Park – Where our littlies get to celebrate being little!

RGGS Race Day – A spectacular array of school spirit from teachers, parents, students and the committee.

There are many events that keep a school engaging and exciting and the learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom give our girls the opportunity to develop as a whole. I encourage all of the girls to participate in the life of the school. Have a go at singing in the choir, playing in the interschool sport team or volunteering for community events. Take a chance on being in the debating team, contributing to the short story contest and running that extra 100m in the cross country. Life is full of different experiences and there is no safer place to have a go at them than at school.

Enjoy your mid-year break with your daughters. I look forward to seeing them refreshed and ready to go in Term 3.

Mrs Michelle Gouge (Deputy Principal)

Message from Director of Boarding and Student Welfare

June 23, 2017 at 11:10 am

It is hard to believe that Term 2 is at an end and the well–deserved holidays for students and staff commence at the end of this week. It has certainly been a long ten weeks and I am aware students are tired and ready for the break.

Although we had a number of public holidays earlier this term, there have been many successful events, activities and co–curricular opportunities during the term. Upon reflection I am amazed at what has been accomplished.

I would like to especially thank the girls for their participation in the ANZAC ceremonies, Red Shield Doorknock Appeal, Bake for Clarke Creek fundraiser, Relay for Life and RSPCA Day. All of these events connected students to the local Community and gave them a sense of pride and spirit as a Girls Grammar Girl.

Student Welfare –

I would like to refer parents to a resource called Internet Safe Education. You are invited to read regular articles on the ever changing digital environment from this website. Updates from the Internet Safe Education website, inform parents and care givers about topical internet safety issues and provide practical tips for ensuring safety for children of all ages. Go to www.InternetSafeEducation.com.au

Their latest blog – Apps for Concern outlines some of the 5 most popular apps you should be aware of and these include; Secret Calculator, Yellow (Tinder for Teens) Musical.ly, Meetime and Twitch. These are explained in detail when you log on to the website and go to the Internet Safe Blog section. If you have any concerns regarding internet safety or cyber bullying, please do not hesitate to contact me or your daughter’s Care Mentor.

Boarding –

Students are eagerly packing for the trip home and are very excited to spend three weeks with their family. Our boarding community have participated in many events during the term and in particular a special thank you to Layla Wilson for her work with other year 12 students in organising the Bake for Clarke Creek. This was a boarding school initiative and the girls baked cakes and organised a cake sale for the Clarke Creek State School, which was damaged after the floods post TC Debbie.

During the holidays I will be sending an email to all boarding parents as the process for leave has changed. It will now be processed online through the RGGS Boarding School System, commencing Term 3. The new system connects families to the boarding houses to make requesting and granting of leave efficient, effective and secure. I will provide instructions on the process and I will be available to speak with parents and caregivers regarding any difficulties during the implementation phase. I am hoping the new system will make things easier for you when requesting leave for your daughter.

Once again, it has been a fantastic term and I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. I look forward to reconnecting in term 3.

Mrs Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn (Director of Boarding and Student Welfare)

Student Achievement – Kayla Sirriss

June 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

Kayla has been selected to attend the 2017 InspireU Health Science camp at The University of Queensland in the first week of school holidays.

The week promises to be an exciting one with many activities planned both on-campus and around Brisbane.  The aim of the camp is to give an insight into the large and exciting field of health science and life on-campus at one of the best universities in Australia.

What a great achievement considering the large number of applications received this year!  Congratulations Kayla, enjoy the experience!

Eisteddfod – Instrumental Results

June 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

Eisteddfod is finally over!

Final results for instrumental:

RGGS woodwind ensemble Very Highly Commended (that is 4th out of 17 competitors)

RGGS Recorder ensemble didn’t place, but some very lovely comments.

The String Ensemble didn’t place, but played really well. This is the first time in well over 15 years that we have actually had a string ensemble in the Eisteddfod, so that in itself is an amazing achievement. The girls are a beginner group and were up against some very well established groups. Jess Paton has worked so hard with this group and has done an incredible job. Bigger and better things to come from this group!

We had some very good individual results too –

  • Chloe Cowan – 1st for the Sonata and Accompaniment Section
  • Aleisha Cesar and Chanya Clark – 1st in 14 and Under Woodwind Trio/Duo
  • Aleisha Cesar – 1st for 12 and Under 14 Woodwind Solo
  • Aleisha Cesar – 2nd Under 14  Australian Composer
  • Aleisha Cesar – Highly Commended for Under 14 Modern Solo
  • Mirae Ries – Highly Commended for 14 and Under Brass Solo

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement.

Jessica Dawes & Christina Bond (Instrumental and Classroom Music Teachers)

School Captains Afternoon Tea

June 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

On Friday 2 June, the first Secondary School Captains Meeting for the Rockhampton District Region was hosted by the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School and the 2017 Head Girls – Caitlin Bartlett and Emily Lang. As a collective group the Captains discussed possible community and charity projects that their schools would like to participate in. This was a wonderful opportunity for our Regional School Captains to network, get to know each other and share ideas that will benefit their schools and the wider community.

Caitlin Bartlett and Emily Lang (Head Girls)

Shake & Stir Incursion

June 23, 2017 at 11:08 am

Students in Years 7-12 realised just how relevant the works of The Bard are recently thanks to Shake & Stir Theatre Company and their hit show, Statespeare. On the CQ leg of their Regional Queensland tour, the performers shared with us their energy and love of Shakespeare, making pieces like Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet meaningful to a contemporary audience. Our Year 9-12 Drama students had the additional privilege of participating in a workshop on characterisation and performance preparation hosted by the Shake & Stir touring artists. This experience included exploration of voice and movement dynamics, symbol, shape and character creation. Thank you to Shake & Stir – along with the excellent performance advice, our Drama girls will never forget that “there’s nothing sadder than an unenthusiastic crump”.

Jessica Lamb (Primary and Secondary Drama Specialist)

Prep – 3 Activity Session

June 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

While the rest of the school were attending the Athletics Carnival, Prep -3 girls enjoyed a variety of activities in the middle session. Some of the activities available were having their faces painted, threading necklaces, easel painting, decorating the path with chalk drawings, playing with playdough and kinetic sand and building words with magnetic letters.

Mrs Corinne Shaw (Year One)

School Stockings Available

June 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

With the colder weather upon us, the P&F Shop has School Stockings/tights available for $5.95 per pair.

Sizes – Girls 6 to Ladies XL are in stock!  Get in quick before they’re gone!

Mrs Karen Wallace (RGGS Shop)

THANK YOU from the Race Day Committee

June 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

Thank you from the Race Day Committee

22 June 2017

Congratulations and my sincere appreciation to the many volunteers from the school community who joined with the Girls Grammar School (Rockhampton) Race Day Committee to stage the annual race day at Callaghan Park on Saturday 17 June 2017.

Whilst my Committee works very hard throughout the year to co-ordinate the race day, it would not be possible nor would it be the overwhelming success for which it is known without the hardworking volunteers.

The event’s success is attributable to a large extent to the superb food created by your school chef, Mark Thompson. Mark achieves an incredible culinary extravaganza in somewhat primitive trackside conditions. Mark catered for over 600 guests and was ably assisted by Committee member, Merin Weston, and on the day regular helpers, Mark and Felicity O’Beirne, as well as the members of the school community who helped out at the school leading up to the event and those who helped in the marquee kitchen on race day.

Stacey Rogers, the school’s hospitality teacher and her students served our guests with professionalism, poise and a friendly smile. Stacey and her students are to be congratulated.

Welcome back to Chris Gollogly who lead the hospitality service in the Party Pavilion, ably assisted by Corinne Shaw and Sheldon Olive, teachers from the school

The post-race publicity was enhanced by the professional photographs taken by, Tammy Lang. This publicity not only engenders enthusiasm for next year but also profiles your school in the community.

Congratulations to each and every member of the school staff, parents and friends who volunteered for jobs to help alleviate the Committee’s workload and reduce the cost of the event.  However, if this prestigious event is to continue, more volunteers are needed. I urge students, parents and teachers to get behind our efforts for the benefit of your school.

Raffle

Thank you to Veronica Goddard for coordinating the race day raffle and school staff for distributing tickets. My sincere gratitude to school families and staff who also bought or sold tickets.  I urge the school community to ensure that Thomo’s Betta Home Living is your preferred supplier for all electrical goods as he generously sponsors the raffle prize and provides television screens for the marquees each year.

Old Girls Association

As always, members of the Old Girls Association undertook various tasks including selling raffle tickets and staffing the entrance.

We are particularly grateful to Kim Dixon who is always ready to help with additional administrative tasks.

Past student, Pam Gibb, once again spent two days at the track arranging beautiful floral centrepieces for the corporate marquee and preparing presentation bouquets for Fashions on the Field.

Fashions on the Field

The Committee welcomed Samantha Heathwood, Channel Nine news presenter, as the Judge for Fashions on the Field. Samantha was the epitome of elegance as she mingled with guests making her selection for the various fashion prizes. She commented that she was “honoured to be part of this beautiful event”.

The Committee is indebted to Coopers for supporting the day by a generous donation as well as $2,000.00 worth of prizes for Fashions on the Field. Congratulations to the Committee’s publicity officer and Fashions on the Field organiser, Wendy Mulry, who as usual provided a very professional compering of the event.

Fitzroy Nurseries

A special thank you to the Dargell family at Fitzroy Nurseries who provided shrubbery and other beautiful plants to decorate marquees and the party area. The greenery provided an attractive back drop to the masses of petunias carefully grown and tended by past student, Wendy Harris.

2017 saw the return of the magnificent bougainvillea entry for which Girls Grammar Race Day has become synonymous. The Committee was most grateful to Glenys Orford who, despite having resigned from the Committee, returned to create her special bougainvillea arch.

The Committee appreciates the time and effort which goes into providing the floral display which truly makes Girls Grammar Race Day stand apart from other events at Callaghan Park.

Chevron Laundry donated table linen which saves the Committee hundreds of dollars in hire as well as a lot of washing and ironing if the linen was sourced elsewhere by the Committee. The continued generosity of Chevron Laundry is most appreciated.

Race Day Committee

I am indebted to my Committee members, Wendy Mulry, Ken Murphy, John Bryant, Veronica Goddard, Jenny Luck, Merin Weston and Rob Fahey as well as my personal assistant at South Geldard, Nicole Svensen, who does so much of the behind the scenes paperwork for the event and serves as the Committee’s nominated Secretary.

Corporate Sponsors

The race committee is indebted to the corporate sponsors who remain loyal to the event and I would like to publicly recognise their ongoing support and urge the school community to support those sponsors who support your school.

·         Bramer Pty Ltd

·         BGM Grazing

·         Bollino Civil & Mining

·         Capricornia Educational Resources

·         Capricorn Survey Group

·         Coopers

·         AJ Dunne Plumbing

·         Huntly’s Heavy Equipment

·         Jarrah Agricultural Group

·         Jaffra

·         Kennas

·         The Landscaper

·         Lawrie & Taylor

·         Mactango Pty Ltd

·         Michel’s Patisserie

·         Morgans

·         NAB

·         Programmed Property Services

·         Rocky’s Own

·         Savage Barker Backhouse

·         Smoothy Contractors

·         South Geldard

·         Southside Holiday Village

·         The Professionals Livingston Molloy R E

·         Trend Interiors Tile & Carpet Court

·         The Waterline Restaurant / Banana Station

·         Wendy Mulry

·         Woollam Constructions

·         WWGT Pty Ltd

 

With thanks

Vicki Jackson

Chairperson, Girls Grammar School (Rockhampton) Race Day Committee Inc

Community Notices

June 22, 2017 at 10:40 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beak’s Tennis Holiday Program available both weeks of the holidays, prices from $10 per hour.  Call 49361021 or message Beak’s Tennis on Facebook for more information.

 

 

Yr 10 Meningococcal Disease Vaccination

June 7, 2017 at 8:18 am

The School will be delivering Queensland Health’s Year 10 Meningococcal ACWY vaccination in Term 3 of this year. Consent forms went home earlier this year, however, if you have not received or have misplaced your consent form, please contact the School for a replacement. If you would like your Year 10 daughter to have this vaccination at school, please return the consent form as soon as possible. For information regarding this vaccination, click meningococcal-vaccination-information.

Linda Knowles (School Nurse)

 

Rockhampton North Rotary Club Secondary Schools Quiz

June 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

On Tuesday 16 May, Lucy Davison, Jessica Gunning and Meredith Fay competed in the annual Rockhampton North Rotary Club’s Secondary Schools Quiz. The quiz comprises of two rounds and a final that test basic knowledge on topics such as Sport, History, Geography, English, Maths, Science, Famous Australians, local knowledge and literature. After drawing the short straw and having to compete first, the girls showed great skill and knowledge in the first round, taking on some extremely difficult questions. They also performed exceptionally against Rockhampton State High School in the ‘beat the buzzer’ round. Unfortunately, the girls just missed out on the final round, but should be very proud of their efforts. Thanks must go to Mr Edwards and Ms Bedward for accompanying the girls to the event.

Troy Edwards (English/History Teacher)