Important dates Week 10 Term 1 2019

March 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

A word from our Principal (Acting)

March 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm

QCS practice for year 12 students

March 29, 2019 at 1:48 pm

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week Year 12 QCS students will sit their practice exam.

Year 12 QCS students need to be at McKeague Hall by 8.30am at the latest. On each day, they will have a break from 11.15am to 12.30pm. Morning tea and lunch will be available at that time. The second session will start at 12.30pm each day.

For an equipment list for the two days please click here. 

We want the girls to be comfortable so they may wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Non QCS girls will be in the library for Year 12 only classes. Year 11/12 combined classes will continue for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Screenagers on the big screen next week

March 29, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School invites members from the local community to come along to Mckeague hall on Thursday April 4 at 6pm for the screening of Screenagers.
Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate in the digital world.
The documentary will be followed by a question and answer panel with local community members who have experience in dealing with the issues that can arise with the use of technology.
DRINKS AND SNACKS WILL BE ON SALE DURING THE NIGHT

Click here for tickets.

Preps featured in My First Year

March 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm

 On Wednesday this week The Morning Bulletin came to take photos of our prep students seeing their picture in the paper for the first time.

They were all featured in the “My First Feature” that The Morning Bulletin released this week.

The photos can be found on the Morning Bulletin Website.

RGGS Rugby 7s move onto the Grandfinals

March 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm

On Thursday night the RGGS Rugby 7s team went head to head with the Rockhampton Grammar School.

The two sides battled it out to see who would come out on top with a place in the Grandfinals.

Our girls took out the win, defeating RGS 17 to 15.

Come support the girls in Sunday’s grand final against North Rockhampton High – 6.00pm at Rugby Park.

Come and learn Bridge…exercise the mind

March 25, 2019 at 11:17 am

Life Education

March 25, 2019 at 10:12 am

Important dates Term 1 Week 9

March 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

March Boarding Bulletin

March 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week our RGGS Community was saddened to learn of the sudden death of one of our boarding staff, Mrs Amanda Marshall. Amanda was a kind and gentle person, who gave of her time generously. In knowing Amanda over the last two and half years, it was obvious she was committed to caring for other people. She will be missed and remembered by our Community and particularly by our boarders.

During the last couple of days, I have spoken to many parents and I will continue to call all our boarding families, to assure you our boarding routine has been restored and the girls are quite settled. Although there have been times of sadness, the girls have been busy with exam block, assessments and extra – curricular. They have been vigilant in meeting their commitments.

This weekend will be our “Give Back” weekend, where our boarders will be busy preparing and delivering cakes to our local emergency services centres. This is an opportunity to recognise the extraordinary work our Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel do in our local community. On Saturday night we will have a Boarding Community BBQ at the pool and on Sunday there will be a beach day at Yeppoon. I am hoping this weekend will be an opportunity for the girls to relax after a big week.

End of term is upon us and I ask that all leave arrangements be entered into the boarding leave system. This will ensure all leave arrangements are recorded and transport can be arranged where necessary.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and if there are any concerns regarding your daughter, please do not hesitate to call me.

Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn

Director of Boarding & Student Welfare.

A letter from our Acting Principal

March 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Learn To Row – An oarsome experience

March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

Learn to row has been a great success! Our new rowers have been welcomed into the RGGS Rowing Shed and have already begun their regular training on the river.

Mr Fay and Miss Fay are looking forward to an oarsome season of rowing.

We look forward to seeing the rowers and their families at our Welcome to Rowing BBQ Brunch at the RGGS Rowing Shed: May 19th after training at 9am (more details to be released soon).

 

 

EASTER HOLIDAY FUN – COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

March 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

VICTORIA PARK EASTER SESSIONS

Once again Victoria Park will be be offering unique fun filled activities, introducing gymnastics, trampolining & lots of fun games during the Easter School Vacation.

Monday 08 April – Friday 12 April & Monday 15 April – Thursday 18 April, 9am-12noon daily.

Children 5 years & attending prep to 13 years, need to bring along a cold water bottle & morning tea snack, plus clean ankle socks. Dress is flexible fitting, no skirts or dresses, hair tied back.

Sessions are structured and instruction is by accredited coaches & trainee coaches from our gymnastics/trampolining program.

$15 per session per child or Week 1 $65 per week per child & Week 2 $55 per child per week. Booking essential, email office@vicipark.com or phone 49225986.

Painting Rockhampton: Youth Mural Project

Have you ever wished to paint big on a public building? Here is your chance to learn how to plan, design, stencil and paint a mural.

This is an exciting opportunity to get paint not just on your hands but on a fresh new mural in our city. You will be guided and supported by the artist educator throughout the project.

All participants will get to design and create a stencil that the group will paint into the main design. During the project, you will mix and make colour using brushes as well as using spray paints and stencils.

Rockhampton Art Gallery’s Art Bus will transport participants from Rockhampton Art Gallery to the mural site each day and return them to the Art Gallery prior to the 3pm pick-up time. All mural painting materials, stencils, gazebos, an esky, a water dispenser, and sunscreen will be provided.

Painting Rockhampton: Youth Mural Project is a four-day workshop:

Tuesday 9 April

  • Start in Beatrice Hutton Room, Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Nellie gives presentation on her mural-making process
  • History of mural-making
  • Current use of the mural site (i.e. sports, dog walking, community events)
  • Excursion in Art Bus to see Nellie’s mural and visit the new mural site
  • Finish in Beatrice Hutton Room, starting to think about what stencils to design

Wednesday 10 April

  • Day in Beatrice Hutton Room, Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Draw elements and ideas on paper
  • All participants will design at least one drawing that will go to stencil

[Two-day interval for stencils to be manufactured]

Saturday 12 April

  • Participants paint mural
  • Family, friends and members of the public welcome to attend [Please see ticket pricing below]

 Sunday 13 April

  • Participants paint mural
  • Family, friends and members of the public welcome to attend [Please see ticket pricing below]

Please bring the following each day:

  • Lunch and a snack
  • Water bottle
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Covered-in shoes
  • Sketch pad (optional)

Price: $160 four-day course | $150 Friends of the Gallery four-day course | $50 painting day only | $45 Friends of the Gallery painting day only

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)

Who: Four-day project recommended for ages 10 to 17; all ages and abilities welcome to take part in the painting day (please note: all tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop taking place)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery

Visit: https://au.openforms.com/Form/715fa5bc-f851-4825-8dd5-ea9e8acdb53b

To book tickets.

 

CAPRICON 2019

CapriCon 2019 will be held on Saturday 6 April, 10am – 8pm at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Keep up-to-date by following CapriCon Rockhampton on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Luncheon 2019

March 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

Rockhampton Girls Grammar Mother’s Day Luncheon is fast approaching.

With preparation well underway it’s time to start thinking about booking a ticket.

This year tickets are $50 per person. Students must also be paid for, for this event.

All tickets must be prepaid for catering purposes and RSVP’S are due by April 26.

There are a limited number of seats available so make sure you get in quick!

Please RSVP to reception.

Gemboree to provide Easter fun

March 22, 2019 at 11:11 am

RGGS will be supporting the National GEMBOREE  during the holiday break. 

This large jewellery, gem, mineral and fossil show will be a great place to visit during Easter.

With displays, demonstrations, field trips and many traders, it runs 12 noon Good Friday until 2 p.m. Easter Monday.

Our marquees will be providing shelter for the Food Court and weary shoppers. Old girl, Pat Handley (Taylor), 1957 – 1960, is working to raise funds and to promote this event.

For more information head to https://aflaca.org.au/gemboree/

Giving back weekend

March 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

Friday March 22 is the start of our ‘Give Back’ weekend.

On the Friday night Supervisors will assist our boarders to cook, decorate and wrap cakes for our Rockhampton Emergency Services Centers (Police, Fire, Ambulance & Hospitals).

On Saturday our boarders will deliver their gifts to each station and say a big thank you for the extraordinary work they do in our community.

Girls rock funky socks for good cause

March 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day and staff and students made gold coin donations to wear funky socks!

There were light up socks, socks with fringing and much more!

#ROCKYOURSOCKS

Win tickets to the RGGS Mother’s Day Luncheon

March 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The New Zealand Music Tour students are fundraising for their upcoming music tour in the June/July school holidays.
This year they have many raffles and prizes on offer. One of those being a ticket to the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Mother’s Day Luncheon.
This morning tea is a highlight in the RGGS calendar and one not to be missed. It includes delicious food and amazing entertainment.
Raffles tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at reception.
The raffle will be drawn April 26th.
Good Luck!

Are you in need of a night out without the kids?

March 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Calling all parents and caregivers!
Are you in desperate need of a night out, without the kids?
We have the answer for you!
March 29 the NZ Music Tour girls will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out, Kid’s night in event.
Drop your children at the CAB music rooms at 6pm and pick up at 9pm and enjoy yourselves! Go catch a movie, or have a dinner date with your loved one. We got the kids covered! 
You children will be entertained with games, activities and movies. Snacks are also provided. 3 hours of baby sitting all for the low cost of $15 per child.
Sign up is at the front reception. Please make payment when signing up. This is available for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 12.
Be quick as places are limited!

What’s On! Week 8 Term 1 2019

March 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Click here for PDF Version

WHO’S IN YOUR TEAM? – A word from our Acting Principal

March 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

As I pen this letter, I am down in Maryborough supporting my 16-year-old son in the 2019 School Boys Softball State Championships. What has struck me this tournament is how this particularly young team has bonded which has led to some unexpected results – our team is winning more games than losing. Individually, there are some great players in this team. The other teams though have some high-profile players in numbers, yet we are still very competitive against them. These boys are enjoying each other’s company. They get along. They have communicated well. They respect and listen to their coach. They share meal times together even though that was not what was organised. All these qualities make the foundations of a great team.

Our school can learn a lot from what successful teams do. It is important that we enjoy each other’s company and get along. It is important that we communicate. It is essential that we respect one another and listen. I know that sometimes qualities weaken. I know that sometimes one of the players let us down. We need to however, always remember what great teams do – that is, pick each other up and get on with the task of competing at our best in the game.

This week we have launched our screening of Screenagers. I am thrilled to be hosting this event and ask that you purchase your tickets quickly as we are limited to 300 seats. We will be advertising to the wider community. The film is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media. Our team has managed to secure an expert panel, including Clinical Psychologist, Jamie Parnell, University Lecturer, Kate Moore (who also works in the field of social work) and Police Officer Warren Williams. Due to licencing, we are unable to live stream this event and it will be a one evening only event (Thursday 4 April). I do hope that you and your daughter can join us for the evening. Our P&F are dutifully supporting us by stocking snacks and drinks for purchase on the night. Tickets are selling fast – please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

We have several high achievers this week and we celebrate their accomplishments with them! Congratulations Tina-Mae, Danielle and Jessica for their selection in the Rockhampton Volleyball team. There are a number of CAP trials happening next week, as is our examination block. Please ladies, ensure you are having a balance between your studies and your extra-curricular commitments. Good luck in your examinations and prepare well. I know how invested your teachers are in your results.

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)

 

Weekend boarding activities

March 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

This weekend there are many different activities on offer for our boarders. From sewing class to swimming and football.

This is also a reminder that Friday March 22 is the start of our ‘Give Back’ weekend. On the Friday night, Supervisors will assist our boarders to cook, decorate and wrap cakes for our Rockhampton Emergency Services Centres (Police, Fire, Ambulance & Hospitals). 
On Saturday, our boarders will deliver their gifts to each station and say a big thank you for the extraordinary work they do in our community.

We are heading South

March 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Our Girls Grammar enrolment team are heading to the Discovery Coast this March to meet with families about our school and all that we have to offer. We will be visiting Miriam Vale and Gladstone.

We are also hoping to catch up with some of our Girls Grammar old girls while we are visiting. If you are a Girls Grammar Alumni, feel free to join us at our information sessions to help answer any questions our prospective families may have about Girls Grammar and share your experience as a previous Girls Grammar Girl.

During our visit, we are offering the chance for your daughter to sit our scholarship test to see if she is eligible to receive assistance with her schooling fees. There are limited spaces available in each area, so please ensure you register to secure a scholarship test.

To register for this event CLICK HERE. 

Screenagers – A community event

March 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School invites members from the local community to come along to McKeague Hall on Thursday April 4 at 6pm for the screening of Screenagers.
Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate in the digital world.
The documentary will be followed by a question and answer panel with local community members who have experience in dealing with the issues that can arise with the use of technology.

Snacks and drinks will be on sale throughout the night.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

 

Harmony Day at RGGS

March 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Year 11 students worked hard to deliver a morning full of culture, inclusion and fun on Wednesday this week for Harmony Day.

Every student had the chance to be involved with the days celebrations.

The celebrations saw our girls immerse themselves in many cultures.

The girls had the chance to explore the following countries this year:
– Greece 
– Samoa
– France
– New Zealand
– Australia
– Jamaica
– Madagascar
– Egypt

There were many fun activities throughout the morning such as chariot races in Greece, face painting in Samoa, Eiffel Tower building in France, jandal and chilly bin throwing in New Zealand, fairy bread and thong decorating in Australia, good music and races in Jamaica, soccer in Madagascar and mummifying in Egypt.

The morning was finished off with a whole school photo on the oval.

Primary girls take on Glenmore Challenge Cup

March 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm

On Wednesday a small group of RGGS students from year 4 to 6 travelled to Glenmore High to compete in the annual Glenmore Challenge Cup, which is a multi-subject challenge for Primary Students.

 

The girls did well, in the ‘Making Headlines’ group consisting of Porsha Lowein, Fynn McSherry and Cadence Wone De Rungs. These girls won the English section and were chosen to present their piece for the entire group at the end of the day.

Lights, cupcakes and crazy colours for Funky Hair Day

March 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

The girls at RGGS went all out today as they created their funkiest hair do’s all in the name of cancer.

In order to wear “funky hair” the girls had to bring along a gold coin donation which went towards the Leukaemia Foundation.

 

The Leukaemia Foundation helps raise money for the 35 Australians diagnosed with blood cancer daily.

The girls were very creative with hair being transformed into cupcakes, bird nests, soft drink bottles, fairy lights and more.

 

Musicians take on SHEP program

March 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

Over the weekend, Lily Geary, Aleisha Cesar, Caitlin Bignell, Katlyn Whyte, Tyla Cringle and Tia Wilson took part in the annual Rockhampton SHEP music program.

The weekend consisted of intense music rehearsals and a concert on Sunday to show off their incredible work.

To see what students from all over the region can achieve in a weekend is a testament to their hard work and dedication to their musical practice.

Well done girls.

What’s On! Week 7 Term 1 2019

March 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm

I AM WOMAN – A word from our Acting Principal

March 8, 2019 at 3:32 pm

There truly is no better place to celebrate International Women’s Day than at a single sex, all female school. Having attended an all-girls school myself, I have never forgotten the comradery and connection I felt as I wandered the school verandas, participated in sporting teams and debated against the boy’s school down the road! We have had a wonderful week of celebration which started with an excellent presentation and inspiring clip from Humanities Prefect, Dakota C. She then introduced us to Goldstar Commodities (Grain and Cotton Brokers), Jean Cottam, who discussed with the girls her experiences in the Agricultural industry and how she has paved her way as a leader in her field.

On Thursday, members of the executive team, our head girls, Zonta finalist Taylor B, Dakota and our Year 11 leaders attended the Zonta International Women’s Day breakfast. It was a treat to listen to guest speaker Professor Kerry Reid-Searl who introduced us to her unique prosthetic program to assist with training health professionals. Her invention has gone worldwide, and she is an inspiring example of a local lady who has turned her passion and idea into the success it is today. It was wonderful to see old girl, Michelle Landry at the event. The girls have participated in writing International Women’s Day messages which have been both humorous and heartfelt. Happy International Women’s Day!

It was also my absolute pleasure this week to welcome our new primary families at an afternoon tea. I put our new families to task and sought feedback about how we are going. The kind and thoughtful messages to our teachers have been shared with them. Thank you for being a part of our community and sharing with us your experiences. The very next day there was a roar of the school war cry, led by our prefects in the dining hall at first break. It was filled to the brim with our new secondary girls, each of them having the opportunity to introduce. We really have a diverse group of girls here at RGGS. I had a goose bump moment as my ears were ringing with the sound of the war cry. Thank you, girls, for embracing our community.

We have several high achievers this week and we celebrate their accomplishments with them! Congratulations Jaime-Lee on your selection in the Rockhampton Districts Basketball team. We all know how much I love basketball! This week we awarded Keeley and Payten S for their selection in the Australian Trans Challenge Barrel Racing team, with both girls performing exceptionally well in the three events which required them to ride on an unfamiliar horse. Keely gained two firsts and a third and Payten was awarded two thirds and a fourth. Absolutely wonderful accomplishment. Miss Hyde-Mewburn had the pleasure of awarding Raven the QATSIF scholarship award. It is a privilege to have her as a member of our school community.

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)