Community Notices

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 

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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

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.”

 

 

OPEN DAY & GAIA FESTIVAL

OPEN DAY & GAIA FESTIVAL on FRIDAY 20 MAY 3-8pm

‘Gaia’ is the Greek Earth Mother Goddess. She lends her name to the Rockhampton Girls Grammar Gaia Festival which honours and celebrates the wonderful creativity and significant contributions that women have made to the Rockhampton community.

This great family activity unfolds each year in May at the Girls Grammar School on the Range.

Twilight Gaia Festival Friday 20 May 2016 3-8pm

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Some Festival highlights for all the family:

  • Over 50 market stalls displaying handcrafted treasures, clothing, exquisite jewellery, millinery creations, artwork, organic skin care products, candles and perfumes
  • Tantalising foods including Gaia Café, Sausage Sizzle, Snow Cones and Mark’s Chef cooked meals
  • Zorb balls in the Pool, slide, rides and Photo Booth
  • Paterson Museum Heritage Exhibition
  • A multidraw raffle in support of RFDS  drawn each hour
  • Entertainment including dance, cheerleading, rock bands and choir performances
  • Fashion Parade by Boho Chick
  • Younger visitors receive a FREE ‘Activity Quest’ which invites them to complete Science, Maths, Art and Physical Activity challenges, interact with some farm animals (petting zoo) and play some side show alley games.
  • SCHOOL TOURS are conducted hourly, bring a family you know whose daughter could benefit from the Girls Grammar Advantage!

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Collins Writing Program Conference

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School was proud to introduce to Australia, Rebecca DeSmith, presenter of the internationally renowned ‘Collins Writing Program’  from Boston Massachusetts on Tuesday 17 February. Over 80 delegates from Queensland and New South Wales joined Girls Grammar to participate in a full day workshop that explored ways to improve students writing.

Writing data in Australia has worsened  in the last two NAPLAN tests.  This program, sourced from a leadership course at Harvard University, provides strategies to ensure that writing that occurs in classroom is meaningful and develops the skills of students.  Schools which have used the Collins strategies have seen dramatic and sustained improvement in their writing data – going against the national trend.

Girls Grammar is proud to work in conjunction with educators from across the private, catholic and public education systems to bring real change to student learning.

Win News Report link please click.
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Rowing at Girls Grammar

Rowing is Growing at Girls Grammar.

During the Christmas Holidays two very keen Girls Grammar rowers prepared for the Queensland and Australian Championship Regattas. This involved a lot of practice in Rockhampton and very little time at home in Alpha. January 23 and 24 was the Queensland Regatta at Lake Wyalong near Beaudesert. Grace and Emma Kennedy competed in five Under 19 and 21 events. The results were very good in high quality fields. Combining with other rowers from Emmaus and Glenmore, the Girls achieved 2nd in U19 fours, 3rd
in U21 Quad, 4th in U19 Pairs 5th in U19 Quads. The next event the Kennedy Sisters are preparing for is the Australian Championships in Sydney on the Olympic rowing course, March 14 -21.

Click for link to rowing clip.

 

 

Welcome back



New Principal Mrs Christine Hills welcomed Girls Grammar families back to the School for the 2016 academic year at a family BBQ on Monday 25 January. Our unique close knit School community is very happy to expand each year to include our new families and what better way to meet and greet than a good old Aussie BBQ with staff, parents and students. BBQ (25)BBQ (14)BBQ (16) BBQ (30) BBQ (49) Boarders welcome (4)