Interhouse Performing Arts Competition 2019

September 20, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Interhouse Performing Arts Competition 2019

After four weeks of intensive singing, dancing and acting rehearsals, students from Year 4 to Year 12 participated in the annual Interhouse Performing Arts Competition on Thursday 19th of September. This year’s theme was Women Empowerment with songs about women supporting women made famous by some exceptionally powerful ladies including:

Man! I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain (Downs House)

Roar – Katy Perry (Paterson House)

Born This Way – Lady Gaga (Smith House)

Respect – Aretha Franklin (Williams House)

All four houses definitely brought their energy, passion and a side of creativity to the stage with close competition between each team. Filled with enthusiastic trumpet and saxophone playing, fiery baton twirling, extraordinary tap dancing and exploding confetti canons, the judges had some tough decisions to make.

Congratulations to Smith House for taking out first place for this competition!

2nd Place: Downs House

3rd Place: Paterson House

4th Place: Williams House

Well done to all the houses for their efforts, commitment and teamwork throughout this term to make this competition possible. Each performance was outstanding!

What’s on! Week 9 Term 3

September 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm

A word from our Principal (Acting)

September 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm

13 September

Dear Parents and Guardians

RE: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

The next two weeks are exciting weeks for the students and staff here at Rockhampton Girls Grammar. The What’s On accompanies this letter each week which has the times and dates for the week ahead. I do hope we see you at the Interhouse Choir or Naarah’s Touch Carnival. You would be most welcome to come along. I hope you have also taken the opportunity to engage in the Parent Learning conversations on our last day of term. The relationship between the teacher and home is an important one. We finish our term early to capture our families who do not live locally so I do hope you are able to make it in on the day. Alternatively, our teachers and staff are exceptional communicators so please feel free to contact your daughter/s teachers by another method if you are not available on the day.

The RUOK day was a fabulous celebration this week organised by our prefects. Thank you, girls, for your organisation and the commitment to ensuring the message is clear and needed. The photographs available on our Facebook page really portrayed the enjoyment from our girls.

Thank you also to Abigail for her thoughtful suggestion around ‘Wear Your Jersey to School Day’ in memory of two very special people in our community and in support of organ donation. We managed to raise a sizeable contribution to the cause and appreciate the efforts the girls went to for the event. My apologies if the communication to you was not timely enough, however we were working around no disruptions during assessment and QCS week. Overall, the school was a sea of jerseys and the girls enjoyed the opportunity for dress up.

We have some amazing events coming up that may interest you. Firstly, our Heritage Listed Tennis Court facilities upgrade. If you are interested in constructing or learning how to construct some funky pallet furniture, please inform us via our survey link we recently sent out to you. Secondly Bulls ‘N’ Barrels will be here before you know. The P and F have been busily preparing this fabulous event for our girls and we thank them greatly. Finally, our school musical is nearing time for presentation. Please have a look at our VIP packaging options available on the night. I thank you in advance for supporting this great school. 

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

Regards,

Michelle Gouge          

Principal (Acting)                               

Check out our Media Hub

September 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

Want to keep updated with what our girls are doing in school? Click here to check out our Media Hub. It’s here where you can find videos and stories on everything Girls Grammar!

R U OK DAY

September 13, 2019 at 9:26 am

On Wednesday Rockhampton Girls Grammar celebrated R U OK Day. Year 12 student and Cultural Prefect, Isla Houston lead the organisation of the day which included many activities intended to bring students together. To watch what took place on the day click here.


Community Notices

September 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

TENNIS

Beak’s Tennis Holiday Program and Term 4 coaching spaces available, call 0419026963 or message us on Facebook for more information.

EMU PARK SLSC

YEPPOON CLOTHING SALE

Scholarship Programs on offer for school leavers

September 13, 2019 at 8:48 am

In a game changer for Queensland school leavers, USQ will offer new automatic scholarships for students with OPs from 1-8.

  • USQ will offer new automatic scholarships for students with OPs from 1-8.
  • School leavers who achieve an OP of 1-2 will automatically receive a scholarship package valued up to $29,000, including an optional study abroad package and leadership development.
  • Students with an OP 6 or above will be awarded a scholarship package valued up to $20,000.
  • And students with an OP8 or above will be awarded up to $6,000.

Source: https://www.usq.edu.au/news/2019/08/boost-for-school-leavers

Pink Ribbon High Tea

September 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm

Program for Girls! School Holidays

September 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Whats on! Week 8 Term 3

September 6, 2019 at 11:22 am

A word from our Acting Principal

September 6, 2019 at 11:06 am

06 September

Dear Parents and Guardians

RE: WHERE IS EVERYONE

It has been very enjoyable reading about our girls’ experiences this week. The camp adventures looked fantastic and cries of ‘It was great!’ as the girls stepped off the bus could be heard all over. I sincerely thank our teachers and aides who went on camp with our girls to provide this enriching experience away with their peers. Many strong bonds and foundations of friendships are built during the camp experiences and I know that is enhanced by our teachers attending. Our Year 10 students have enjoyed a week of working in the ‘real world’. I do wonder if they will have more appreciation for the school day after this experience! I have also enjoyed following their journey this week and hope that this opportunity cements them on their pathway, or, alternatively, has provided insight that perhaps it isn’t what they expected so they can reconsider.

I had the privilege of enjoying two mornings of fine company and fine food with our history making QCS students. I am extremely proud of their commitment to this tasks and their desire to do it for each other. I know they were prepared and I am very much looking forward to seeing their results rewarding them for their effort. Congratulations girls!

Next week we are launching the opportunity for our parents and students to help us prepare the funky pallet furniture for the Heritage Listed Tennis Courts. Keep an eye out for this campaign particularly if you are skilled in construction or interested in learning how to be skilled in construction. We have had many volunteers and donations to this amazing project which I sincerely thank you for and I cannot wait to see how this space will pan out for the girls. Our facilities program has freshened up the school in gardening efforts over the last few weeks, relocated lockers to create more bag space for the girls and replaced mattresses in one of our Boarding Houses as a scheduled facilities maintenance plan. Thank you to our facilities team for making our beautiful school look fresh and inviting.

Congratulations this week goes to Abby D who has successfully gained a place in the Young Scholars Program at UQ this year. It is a rigorous process to be selected and I am pleased the selection panel were able to see you for the terrific young lady that you are. Also Macey K has again won a swag of medals at the State Championships for Baton Twirling and will go on to represent QLD at the Nationals. We have some VERY talented young ladies here.

We are back into the swing of things next week at Girls Grammar. Most year levels will be starting Term 4 units so it is very important that your daughter is here and engaging over the next two weeks. We have some extremely exciting events such as Naarah’s Touch Carnival, Interhouse Choir and Parent Teacher conversations.

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

Regards,

Michelle Gouge          

Principal (Acting)                               

Girls Grammar takes Rhapsody Rotorua Music Festival by storm

September 2, 2019 at 8:41 am

On 30 June, thirty Rockhampton Girls Grammar Girls embarked on a journey across the ditch to New Zealand to compete in the Rotorua Music Festival. This festival is held every year and sees more than 400 Australian students, and 400 New Zealand student travel to the small city of Rotorua to compete for a Gold, Silver or Bronze placing in their chosen genre. Music clinics and workshops from world renowned musicians were offered as part of the music festival. This allowed students from different schools and countries to meet as well as to work together to create musical masterpieces.

Months of rehearsals took place for the Bella Voce, Molti Voce, Small Wind Band and the Flute Choir to be ready to compete for this Music Festival. Nerves were running high on adjudication day, however the students performed beautifully. So much so that Rockhampton Girls Grammar was awarded a gold place for Bella Voce, a silver for Small Wind Band and Molti Voce and bronze for the Flute Choir.

The tour was not only and educational one; it was jam packed with fun and adventure. The students visited Waitomo Caves where they got to see small glow worms and Hobbiton, a film set for Lord of The Rings. We all got hopelessly lost in the world’s longest hedge maze and rolled down a hill in a giant plastic ball. We visited a geothermal park where the Earth’s crust is a mere 2.5km thick… The girls are now well versed in all the different breeds of sheep thanks to the AgroDome Sheep Show! Ava Kean showed us how to milk a cow, Tillie Hungerford got a toy sheep as a prize, and Sophie Pelizzari got to feed baby goats. Students were treated to a traditional dinner, the hungi, at Tamaki Maori Village. The village showcased the Maori culture and traditions of the past and present.

A highlight of the tour was watching some of the girls face their fears at the Velocity Valley adventure park. Many students worked up the courage to try the Swoop… a giant swing with a 40 metre drop! Screams could be heard from across the park. Other activities included the Free Fall Extreme (being lifted by the world’s largest outdoor fan) and the Agrojet – 0 to 100kmph in 4.2 seconds in a jet boat.

The tour finished luge down the Skyline Restaurant mountain and a beautiful dinner, followed by presentations. It is safe to say the girls made memories and new friends that will last a life time! Congratulations to each and every student on a successful tour.