A word from our Director of Boarding

February 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm

A word from our Principal

February 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm

What on!! Week 4 Term 1 2019

February 15, 2019 at 3:19 pm

What’s been happening in the RGGS Library?

February 15, 2019 at 1:55 pm

Wondering what book to pick up and have a read of?

Wonder no more, Librarian Linda McLeod has reviewed some of the books sitting on the shelves inside the RGGS library.

Click here to read the February Library Newsletter

COMMUNITY NOTICES

February 15, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Have a look below to see what sporting events are on offer in Central Queensland this term.

 

 

Take a look at what our student artists have been creating this year

February 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Want to have a look inside what has been happening in the classroom so far this year?
Mrs Hanasy-Cheers has put together some information on a few of the students art works.

Click here to read more

A Word from our Principal

February 8, 2019 at 2:24 pm

What’s on! Term 1 Week 3 2019

February 8, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Community Notices

February 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

CAPRICORN WRITERS FESTIVAL 
The inaugural Capricorn Coast Writers Festival aims to foster the importance of books and reading by engaging nationally and internationally recognised authors, while providing opportunities for local literary talent to speak, grow, learn and shine.
The festival program is set to inspire writers and readers alike with author panels and talks, workshops and book signings at locations central to the
Yeppoon town centre.
The first ever Capricorn Coast Writers Festival will take place from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2019.
If you would like more information on the festival, sponsorship or volunteering opportunities contact us through: Facebookcapricorncoastwritersfestival or by email info@capricorncoastwritersfestival.com

CQ HEALTH 2019 SPORTS AND HEALTH EXPO 

The CQ Health 2019 Sports and Health Expo will be back at the Rockhampton  Showgrounds on Sunday 24 February.As always there will be competitions, workshops, demonstrations, interactive sites and this year we are offering junior sporting clinics and the pitstop health check program developed by CQ Health.

There are so many ways to get involved:

ROCKHAMPTON JUNIOR GOLF SIGN ON AND OPEN DAY 

FLIPPA BALL 

SELF DEFENSE LESSONS AT RGGS

Whitetiger (Bac Fu Do) Kung Fu emphasises traditional values, while giving the student a common-sense approach to self-defence for modern times.The guiding philosophy of our training is to teach students that avoidance is better than confrontation. This is achieved by teaching the students to have confidence in their own abilities, also assessing situations before committing to them. We have been training RGGS Students in self-defence since 1999.

The Bac Fu Do Kung Fu syllabus features striking, kicking, ground fighting, grappling, weapons and tactical skills not often found in a single Martial arts style.

All White Tiger Kung-Fu Instructors are Nationally qualified, accredited Teachers of Martial Arts, members of the Australian Kung-Fu (Wu Shu) Federation.

Training takes place at the school on Monday and Thursday nights from 6.30pm to 830pm for more information www.bacfudo.org  call Ann or Brett on 4921 3987 or 0457600002

1st Lesson is Free so you can try it out

All you need to start is comfortable clothing; shorts, a t-shirt, runners and a water bottle.

 

Gondwana National Choir a “wonderful” experience for Isla

February 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Congratulations Isla Houston on your selection and participation in the 2019 Gondwana National Choir at the University of New South Wales in January. This program brings together talented young singers, composers and conductors, between the ages of 10 and 25, from all over Australia, who undergo a challenging audition process, for an intensive and unforgettable two-week program in Sydney.

The six Gondwana Choirs are led by Australia’s leading choral conductors and composers. The National Choral School culminates in the Festival of Summer Voices – four consecutive days of exceptional public performances with some choirs continuing overseas throughout the year to places such as the UK, Germany, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Isla was selected to be a part of Gondwana Voices, Australia’s national children’s choir for treble singers aged 10-17. They regularly perform with the country’s leading ensembles and have built a reputation for performances of outstanding musicianship. Gondwana Voices is conducted by Gondwana Choirs Founder and Artistic Director Lyn Williams OAM and Mark O’Leary. Over the Choral School Isla learnt around twelve pieces of music and performed seven of them over the two concerts with the choir (many in different languages).

A range of special electives of musical interest were also on offer at National Choral School for choristers to participate in the two-week program. Isla chose the Community elective which was a group of around thirty treble singers aged about 14-17 from three different choirs. They learnt five songs over three rehearsals and then performed them on three occasions: the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse for cancer patients, the Starlight Room at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Montefiore Nursing Home. This was a rewarding and unforgettable experience for her. Isla said “it was an amazing to share the healing power of music and bring some joy. Also having the chance to mingle with the audiences and share experiences was wonderful.”

 

 

What’s on this week at RGGS

February 5, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Please click the link below to find out what is on at the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School this week

Week 2 Term 1 2019 (002) 

RGGS School Bus Run

December 3, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School offer bus services to/from North Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Gracemere.

For further information please go to our website or contact Reception on (07) 4930 0900.

 

Speech Night 2018

December 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Our 127th Speech Night was held on Friday 16 November. It was an opportunity to acknowledge our prize winners across Sport, Culture, Citizenship and Academics. For the first time in my 16 years at Girls Grammar, no prize winners were announced until the evening, leaving a heightened sense of anticipation until the last minute. The feedback received has been positive. Congratulations to Amiee Leanne who was awarded dux of the school.

We were treated to performances by Year 6 doing an excerpt from their Musical, Year 4 to 6 Choir, Molti Voce, Bella Voce and Taylor Busbridge with a contemporary dance piece.

We welcomed back 2006 Valedictorian Lacey-Jae O’Halloran as guest speaker who shared what she has learnt since graduating.

A highlight was recognising our incoming prefects and the announcement of Tehila Rasin and Lucy Brown as 2019 Head Girls was greeted with rapturous applause.

Finally, we farewelled our Seniors for the final time with both joy and sadness as Kasey Davies delivered her valedictory speech. Good luck in your future endeavours.

Dr John Fry (Dean of Senior Studies)

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities is alive at RGGS!

December 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Term 4 is always a very busy one at RGGS and the Humanities department is no exception. Our very clever girls finished off the year with some very exciting units of work across the Social Sciences. These units of work reflect that of an ever changing and contemporary world, focussing mainly on events and institutions that impact on everyday lives. Students studied:

  • Year 7 – Civics and Citizenship – Australian Parliament and Democratic Processes
  • Year 8 – Civics and Citizenship – Australian Identity
  • Year 9 – History – World War I
  • Year 10 – Civics and Citizenship – Climate Change and the United Nations response
  • Year 11 / 12 Modern History – Imperialism
  • Year 11 / 12 Ancient History – Greek Philosophers

2018 has been a very successful year within the Humanities faculty. With leading edge teaching and learning practices, our students have acquired knowledge vital to their membership of Australian society.

We are very much looking forward to an even more successful 2019!

Mr Edwards, Mrs Whitehand, Ms Miller-Waugh and Mrs Graham

 

 

A Final Word from our Principal

December 3, 2018 at 11:05 am

Well what a year it has been, topped off on Friday in true western fashion featuring cowgirls and cowboys and special appearance by a mechanical bull.  A big congratulations to the Year 11 students who organised the school party with the help of Mr Tree.  It is one of those much looked forward to events that makes Girls Grammar great. The dining room was certainly buzzing and the line was snaking back towards Luck!  We hope that all the girls and their families had a great time.

 

Thursday night I was able to attend the graduation ceremony for the Year 6 class.  It was a wonderful celebration and recap of what was a great year for the girls.  The girls presented a year in review and I was very impressed with their language and speaking.  They further impressed us all with a great musical item, Pirates 2.  There were many animated young actresses in the group who seemed to relish the role of plundering pirate.   Great work girls and thank you to Ms Dawes and Ms Anger for their work with the girls and Mr Cheers and Mr Cook for their technical support.   The evening was a wonderful celebration of the time these girls have spent in primary school and we wish them every success into the future as they begin High School.  It will be a time of change for them all, especially as the class will almost double in size next year venturing into Year 7.

 

As we head into the holidays, I would like to farewell those of you who are relocating or moving away to new horizons.  We send our best wishes to our staff who are leaving us and warmly welcome back some of our ‘old hands’ and some new ones.  It promises to be a busy couple of professional development days this week.

I hope that you all stay safe over these holidays.  Given the damage the fires have created, let’s hope for some rain.  Broader rain generally is very much needed and I hope that you all do well in that space over the Christmas break.  Enjoy the holiday break and time with family.  We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.  The school office will close on Friday 14 December and reopen on Monday 7 January.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Ms Christine Hills (Principal)

 

 

Community Notices

December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

Bulls ‘n’ Barrels 2018

November 30, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Early in Term 4, the RGGS Bulls and Barrels Rodeo is eagerly awaited by our students and school community. The rodeo is one of the main fundraising activities of the P&F each year. This year was another success, with over 1000 people attending the evening, raising funds for the CQ Cancer Council and the RGGS Parents & Friends Association projects.

The rodeo is run in conjunction with the Great Western Hotel Bull Riding Series. The highlights were our very own Payten Sibson winning the Girls Grammar Buckle in the Barrels Racing followed by the spills and thrills of the Tony Dunne Plumbing Open Bull Ride. Francesca Dooley (Year 2) graciously donated her third place winnings to CQ Cancer Council. What a wonderful gesture Fran!

There are many people to thank for a great night. Noeleen Yates co-ordinated the event, the many volunteers from school, parents, competitors and RGGS Staff. The event raised over $2,200 for CQ Cancer Council. It is very expensive to host a rodeo and would not be possible without generous sponsors like; Tony Dunne Plumbing, Autobarn, MB Plant Hire, Capricorn Star, Rothery’s Buses, Jenkins Pty Ltd, City Printing Works and Coaltrain. Thank you to all sponsors for your support.

Mr Rob Fay (RGGS Parents and Friend Association Inc)

 

Wanai opts for adrenalin over alcohol for Schoolies!

November 21, 2018 at 11:41 am

Wanai Tapau-Bon will join sixteen other school-leavers from across Australia who will ditch the Gold Coast crowds this year. Instead, they will be celebrating the end of their schooling journey with a drug and alcohol-free week of adrenalin-inducing adventures in New Zealand.

The group will cross the Tasman on December 1 as part of yLead’s drug and alcohol free Schoolies alternative, Thrill Out. This adrenaline-fueled alternative offers activities such as jet boating, white water rafting, quad biking and luging as well as a unique glimpse into Maori culture. The Thrill Out participants will take a day out of adventure to serve the community and join the Salvation Army to collect items for their Christmas appeal.

yLead, a not-for-profit association that delivers leadership development experiences to thousands of students across Australia, first recognised the need for a Schoolies alternative in 2011. They believe that many young people want the chance to step outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves, rather than spend a week partying.

yLead is developing a range of drug and alcohol free Schoolies alternatives in order to provide school leavers with an array of experiences that will enhance their resilience, develop their cultural awareness and positively contribute to our world.

For more information on yLead Schoolies alternatives visit http://www.ylead.com.au/travel/

What’s on….Week 7 Term 4

November 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Week 6 Term 4 Important dates

November 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Boarding Bulletin – Week 4 Term 4

November 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm

It is hard to believe we are at Week 5 and in less than two weeks our Year 12’s will be graduating.

Exams will commence for our Year 12 students this Wednesday. I know throughout last weekend, in the boarding house, there was a sense of quiet in Kollar House and it was reassuring to see the girls studying and getting organised. I wish our Year 12 boarders the very best for exam block.

This Saturday night we will be celebrating as a boarding community, our annual Boarders Farewell Dinner. It is always an exciting event and much anticipated, as it is often a mixture of laughter and tears. Our Year 10 boarders will host the event and I thank them in advance for their commitment and especially their fundraising efforts for 2018.

We have several events coming up, including Girls Rock, Graduation, Speech Night and our new boarders Orientation weekend. It will be a busy time for us all. If you are intending to take your daughter(s) out on leave during these events, please use the online boarding electronic leave system (https://boarding.rggs.qld.edu.au), regarding approval. This assists in the organisation of buses, meals and staffing.

I look forward to the coming weeks and fare-welling our Year 12 boarders. It has been a pleasure to work with them over the last couple of years and, as I have said previously, it is not the length of time that defines the experience, I believe it is the quality of the girls in our care that makes boarding a daily joy.

Ms Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn (Director Boarding and Student Welfare)

What’s On – Week 5 Term 4

November 5, 2018 at 11:24 am

A Word from our Principal

November 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

It’s hard to believe we are at the end of week 4 already.  With only 2 weeks of school left before the end of year 12, these next weeks promise to be very busy.  I wish our Seniors the very best for their upcoming exams.  I hope that all your hard work pays off.

It’s that time of the year when a lot of the traditional processes really ramp up.  In the last week, we conducted the Valedictory Competition.  I am very pleased to announce that Kasey Davies from Wandoan will be the 2018 Valedictorian.  She is a well deserving choice and I am sure you will enjoy hearing her speech.

 

We also conducted interviews for Prefectship next year.  I am extremely impressed by the candidates we have for prefect in 2019.  They come from a wide range of perspectives too – sport, music, cultural, academic, long time students, recent additions to the Girls Grammar family.  The common denominator is that they all spoke of a desire to give back to the school community; to support the other girls in our school.  I am looking forward to the announcement of Head Girls and other positions at Speech Night.

In the coming weeks we will celebrate Girls Rock, Graduation, Boarder’s Dinner, year 6 graduation, our orientation weekend and much more. It is a bittersweet time of the year for many and I know that that doesn’t just apply to the girls – there will be some parents whose journey will also come to an end.  Having said that, what the last weeks have shown us is that the pull back to this beautiful school community will always be strong.
I urge you all to get involved in another great event as we celebrate the end of Year 12.  The P&F is hosting a Colour Run at the Botanic Gardens on November 11.  These are great events, lots of fun and we think it’s a great way for the Seniors to have one last run together.  I hope to see you there.

 

Until next week.

Ms Christine Hills (Principal)

 

RGGS P&F Colour Run

October 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm

Come and join Rockhampton Girls Grammar School P&F Association for a fun colour run in the park on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

As well has having a great time, you would be supporting the school and Dolly’s Dream.

Please register online https://www.trybooking.com/YZBT before the event to ensure sufficient colour packs and runner bibs are available.

 

Week 4 Term 4 2018 Important dates

October 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Family Fun Day

October 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

Music Gala 2018

October 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm

The 2018 Girls Grammar Music Gala was a resounding success with students from Prep to Year 12 singing and playing instruments to an appreciative audience. The introduction of the livestream allowed further reach to our boarding parents and community who could not attend. This year saw the introduction of 3 new ensembles; Year 2 Strings, Year 3 and 4 Concert Band and the Boomwhacker ensemble. This year’s theme was ‘Animal Kingdom’ and each group sang or played songs about different types of animals. We would like to thank all the choirs and instrumental groups who performed on the evening and to all the students and staff who volunteered their time to help. This event would not happen without the support of the school, students, staff and parents and we sincerely thank you.

Christina Bond and Jessica Dawes

Instrumental Music Coordinators

 

RGGS Hoops – Basketball Coaching Clinic – Term 4

October 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm

2018 Boarder’s Farewell Fundraiser

October 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Week 2 Term 4 Important dates

October 12, 2018 at 9:32 am