Rockhampton and District Swimming Carnival Report

March 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm

RD Swimming CarnivalOn Friday 3 March fourteen students from Girls Grammar competed in the 2017 Rockhampton and Districts Interschool Swimming Carnival. In very humid conditions the girls swam very well with many third places throughout the afternoon. A special mention to Jordan Austin and Claire Sherry who swam in four individual events at the carnival, a super effort Jordan and Claire. Overall all the day highlighted the strong swimming program offered at Girls Grammar.

2017 RGGS Swim Team

Mia Pienaar

Jordan Austin

Grier Mc Rae

Bethany Harth

Zara Priddle

Grier McRae

Frances Watson

Claire Sherry

Lucinda Simmons

Kelsey Salmond

Ebony Robinson

Ally Woolcock

Giselle Atlas

Ashley Mott

Lions Youth of the Year Quest

March 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

On Sunday 26 FebrIMG_2470uary Kailee Butcher, Lucy Davison and Jessica Gunning competed in the first stage of the 2017 Lions Youth of the Year Quest. The quest consisted of a series of tasks that the girls had to complete on the day before a panel of three judges. These tasks included an interview with the judges, two impromptu questions where they had to speak for two minutes on each question and finally, a five-minute prepared speech. All three girls represented their school with tremendous pride and grace, with many of the judges and members of the Lions club commenting on this. After a long day of extremely close competition there had to be winners awarded. Kailee took out the Public Speaking section with her heartfelt speech about invisible disabilities and Lucy was named the Overall winner for the competition. The next round of competition will be held at the Allenstown Hotel on Sunday 12 March, which will see Lucy compete against other winners from the region. Thank you to Mrs Bartlem who gave up her Sunday to chaperone the girls and to the Rockhampton Lioness club for hosting the competition.

by Lucy Davison, Year 12

Community Notices

March 15, 2017 at 2:16 pm

St John Ambulance CPR and First Aid Courses – up to 50% off

Learning Potential Resources – Australian Government Department of Education and Training


Triple P Parenting Programs

Handmade Markets Munchkin & Mini Me





School Holiday Flyer April 2017 single

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StartSmart Financial Literacy Visit

March 15, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Year 8 StartSmart 6Jaime from the Commonwealth Bank Foundation presented the StartSmart financial literacy program to all Year 8 and Year 10 students on Friday.

Students engaged with the presentation about goal setting, getting a job, working, fair work conditions, controlling impulse spending, and saving and budgeting.  There were opportunities for volunteers to discuss different workplace scenarios.  Students also covered common financial issues and the essentials of smart money management.

This program enriches the curriculum of Care, Mathematics and Business classes.  Through story-telling and laughter, students gained valuable insight into what financial and employment responsibilities are like in the real world.

Melanie Brooks
Mathematics Teacher

Jillaroo & Indigenous All Stars Rugby League Visit

March 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

IMG_2441On Friday 24 February Girls Grammar was visited by Jillaroos Australian Rugby League players Annette Brander and Chelsea Baker as well as Indigenous All Star player  Sarah Field. Students from Year 4 to 10 listened to the ladies speak about what it was like to represent their country at the highest level before students participated in ball skill drills under the guidance of the elite players. The girls enjoyed the hour session which supported the schools message that ‘Girls can do anything that they put their minds into’. Thanks to Mr Dominic Draper the Lead Game Development Officer for the Central Region for providing this opportunity to the students of Girls Grammar.

Scott Fuller
Physical Education Teacher


University Experiences at CQUniversity

March 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

The CQUniversity Experience on Thursday 9 March 2017 was a nerve-racking yet rewarding experience. It allowed us to gain insight into Uni life and the different courses on offer. The girls went from performing ultra-sounds to playing with robots all in the company of students from different schools with similar interests. Overall it was a great day and a fantastic way for the Year 12 students to open their eyes to the future.

By Montana McCamley, Claire De Villers, Alyssa Pickels, Luka Hill, Madison Rothery and Jestelle Cowley