What’s On! Week 5 Term 1 2019

February 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

A word from our Acting Principal

February 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm

WHICH TEAM ARE YOU CHEERING FOR?

I always love the anticipation and lead up to a school carnival. The girls are excited, the teachers are in training and the event program is being scrutinised. Which leads me to the question which team are you cheering for? Are you as passionate as the house leaders and cheering for every girl in your house or are you excited for your friend who has finally kicked a goal and reached the end of the pool? Perhaps your heart is with the teachers in the senior versus teacher race, where yet again our teachers were victorious! I believe that whoever you’re cheering for must appreciate the comradery and support you’re offering, and I want to encourage you to continue cheering well beyond the end of the race for each other. Congratulations to Mr Fuller and the staff for the fantastic day and a special mention to our amazing house prefects who led their team with passion and enthusiasm. Whilst I was not able to be there on the day as I was attending a Cap Sport trial (that was rescheduled and clashed with our event), I was certainly there in spirit. Good luck to all houses for the big reveal on assembly next week.

We are about to hit the half way point of the term. Many assessment tasks have been delivered and examinations have been prepared ready for exam block in Week 8. This can sometimes lead to extra pressure and an increase in worry. On the pupil free day our teachers participated in a mindfulness session that included techniques of yogalates to build strategies to reduce stress and pressure. Girls are you keeping an eye on this? There are people here you can turn to when you are feeling under pressure. We want you to let us know so that we can support you.

This week we have celebrated the outcomes of the graduating class of 2018 regarding academic gains from their Year 9 NAPLAN results taken in 2015 compared to their OP outcomes. The results indicate that we are within the Top 5% in the state for student gain. I couldn’t be prouder of our newest ‘old girls’ and the staff that supported and mentored them every day! Above all, I hope they remember the journey whilst learning at Rockhampton Girls Grammar and feel confident to embark on the next part of their chapter with the skills they have learnt at our beautiful school.  Congratulations RGGS!

This weekend our enrolments team is heading out west to meet new families and connect with our existing families. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing our fantastic results and programs with our rural neighbours. I will be spreading the word about how special our place is here. If we are stopping near you, please pop in and say hello!

Congratulations to Molly for her successful selection in the Capricornia Water Polo Team, Leah for her selection in the Capricornia Softball Team and Tylah for her selection in the Rockhampton Netball Team! Well done girls.

I hope that you enjoyed your week as much as I have! My door is always open. I encourage you to talk with me. Girls – I will see you on the playground.

Mrs Michelle Gouge (Acting Principal)

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)