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)