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.

Term 4 Book Fair

October 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Term 4 Book Fair is fast approaching!

Book Fair opens in the Library on Thursday 18 October and will conclude on Thursday 25 October.

RGGS Weekly Roundup – Term 3 Week 5

August 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm

It has been another week of celebration of our girls achievements at Girls Grammar.  I was very pleased to be able to attend the Reflections art show this week.  This exhibition of student work has been prepared by Mrs Hanasy-Cheers.  It is a wonderful display of the talents of our girls.  I was extremely impressed with the quality of the work and very much so by the work of some of our younger girls.  It’s a great example of what passionate teaching and love for a subject can produce.   Thank you to all involved.

Congratulations to all of our girls who participated in the recent Capricornia Athletics Trials in Emerald – it’s a huge commitment of time.  I would like to acknowledge all of the girls and their parents for their efforts.  Particular congratulations go to the four athletes who were selected in the Capricornia team  – two from Year 10 – Jayme and Abigail and two from Year 12 – Sherri and Jemma. Good luck to all of you for the next stage.  It goes to show that a small school environment is no barrier to excellence in sport.

We have also had some other outstanding sporting/artistic achievements  – with Macey (Year 11) in the State Baton Twirling and Bridie (Year 5) competing in the National PhysiPole Aerials this weekend.

It’s Book Week  – a celebration of all things reading. Thank you to Mrs Donaldson who has steered the helm of the celebrations from the library.  With everything form the inter-house reading challenge to scavenger hunt to the Book Week costume parade, it certainly is a highlight of the school year.  I have been spending some time looking for inspiration for a costume and have been amazed by some of the stand outs on Facebook over the course of the week.  These will surely be matched by the efforts of our girls today.  For me, can I say thank goodness for the Harry Potter series which makes an old academic gown a great costume! Photos will be uploaded to our Website Photo Gallery shortly

Last weekend, Mr Edwards, Mrs Hyde-Mewburn, Mr Borg, Mr Ross Johnson and I represented Girls Grammar at the Australian Educator Awards.  Whilst we did not come away with the final trophy – it was certainly a great honour to be in a room of some of the most outstanding schools in the nation.  It was a privilege to be able to fly the Girls Grammar flag in such company.  Congratulations to Kangaroo Island Community College who took out our category.

As we head into a Boarder’s long weekend, I hope that all the girls have a chance to recoup and prepare for the second half of the term.  The next two weeks will be amongst some of the most important in our Year 12 students’ schooling – with an exam block followed by Core Skills Testing in Week 7.  I cannot stress enough the importance of staying focused and on task.  There is time enough for rest and parties later in the year.  Right now, we need to be honed in on preparing a solid foundation for our futures.  I wish all the girls the best for their exam block.

Mrs Christine Hills (Principal)


May 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Earlier this month, our debating teams went up against Heights College. Our senior topic was that ‘Jobs should be contracted to developing nations’. Taking the affirmative side, the RGGS seniors spoke with great passion and persuasion to defeat the Heights College team in a thrilling debate. The arguments ebbed and flowed and our phenomenal debaters, Kailee Butcher, Taylor Busbridge and Brianna Austin left the audience in no doubt that jobs must be contracted to developing nations. These girls are undefeated in the competition and as per the adjudicators comments are a “force to be reckoned with.”

Our junior team were very narrowly defeated, in the thinnest of margins. A huge congratulations must go to Jordan Austin, Mia Pienaar and Madison Usher who put up a great debate. Their topic was that ‘Sport is not sport anymore’.

The next debate will be held here in the RGGS Museum on May 22 and will see our junior and senior teams take on Emmaus College. All are welcome to come and support our amazing debaters.

Mr Troy Edwards (English/History Teacher)


Glenmore Challenge Cup Success

March 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm

A small group of students from Year 4 – 6 travelled to Glenmore High school to compete in the annual Glenmore Challenge Cup. This year saw students participate in a full day of Dance, History, English and STEM tasks. Taylah Brown, Mikayla Cheers and Jorja Hoare made up the first STEM team with Paige Ung, Clare Hills and Georgia Brennan the second team. The students had to make a game using the Scratch program which was played and reviewed by their peers. RGGS won the History, thanks to Lydia Johnstone, Paige Donaldson and Matilda Peff who were compared to Year 11 students regarding their ability to critically reflect, compare and contrast ‘poo’ samples. We were also victorious in the English Competition thanks to the incredible writing skills of Bethany Dey, Cadence Won De Rungs and Georgia Priddle. The students were acknowledged for their persuasive letter to the editor on behalf of Papa Smurf with a pollution issue from ‘The Lorax’. Dance students, Lara Bryson, Breanna Baker and Tilly Hungerford were surprised and elated when they received first place for their routine involving teacher and student choreography. No nerves were displayed when they performed this routine in front of all participants, teachers and parents to end the day. With three sections won by RGGS and two spirit tokens, we waited excitedly for the results. RGGS walked away with the overall trophy for the second year in a row. Congratulations girls!

Ms Jacqui Goltz (Year 3/4 Teacher)



Sneak Peek – Ninja Kid: From Nerd to Ninja

March 29, 2018 at 2:09 pm

From time to time, we get a sneak peek at new books by some outstanding authors.  In February, I was given a sneak peek into the world of Nelson, the most unlikely hero.

Nelson is a NERD! Unfit, uncool and totally Awkward!!

But Nelson wakes on his tenth birthday to discover he has Ninja powers and he must save the world.  How’s he going to save the world when he can’t even get his undies on the right way?!

Read about Ninja Kid here

Looking forward to seeing all the budding inventors & ninjas visiting the Library to flick through the pages of the newest book by Anh Do.

Leanna Donaldson (Library Resource Centre)

Collins Writing Program – 10% Summary Technique – Parent Session

January 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Our Principal, Christine Hills is running a parent session next Wednesday, 31 January.

Please consider bringing your daughter to this important session so that you can share a common language.

If you have a son, he is most welcome to attend with you.

Morning Bulletin Young Writer of the Month – Darcie Lang

August 17, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations Darcie on winning the Morning Bulletin’s Young Writer of the Month Award for July.

Her mystery short thriller “Abandonment” will captivate you and hold you in suspense.

Book Week 2017

August 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Wow!! It’s that time of year again.  Let’s get celebrating the joys of books and reading.

This year for book week the Theme is “ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE”
So find the book or character that helps you escape to somewhere else and get dressed up on Friday 25 August 2017 and take part in our book week parade.

Other awesome events this week include:

  • Monday 21 August – free cupcakes at morning tea
  • Monday 21 August – Interhouse reading challenge begins
  • Lucky borrower – come borrow a book during lunch and go into the draw.
  • Book week colouring in – Prizes for the winner
  • Book Week Scavenger hunt – Prizes for the winner
  • Read the top 5 Escape books – Complete passports go in the draw to win prizes.

Mrs Leanna Donaldson (Librarian)

Interhouse Reading Challenge

August 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm

2017 Interhouse Reading Challenge is HERE!

May the BEST house win!!!

For full details, click here

Mrs Leanna Donaldson (Librarian)

Rockhampton North Rotary Club Secondary Schools Quiz

June 7, 2017 at 8:15 am

On Tuesday 16 May, Lucy Davison, Jessica Gunning and Meredith Fay competed in the annual Rockhampton North Rotary Club’s Secondary Schools Quiz. The quiz comprises of two rounds and a final that test basic knowledge on topics such as Sport, History, Geography, English, Maths, Science, Famous Australians, local knowledge and literature. After drawing the short straw and having to compete first, the girls showed great skill and knowledge in the first round, taking on some extremely difficult questions. They also performed exceptionally against Rockhampton State High School in the ‘beat the buzzer’ round. Unfortunately, the girls just missed out on the final round, but should be very proud of their efforts. Thanks must go to Mr Edwards and Ms Bedward for accompanying the girls to the event.

Troy Edwards (English/History Teacher)







Eisteddfod – Vocal & Dance Results

June 7, 2017 at 8:01 am

The Speech & Drama, Dance and Vocal sections of the Rockhampton Eisteddfod are over for another year.

Rockhampton Girls Grammar had many talented girls performing with some amazing results!

We are especially proud of our bursary and aggregate winners – the Secondary Choir (Molti Voce) winning the Colvin Family Trophy for Most Outstanding Vocal Choir and Years 4-6 Novelty Choir winning the Vince Hanelt Memorial Trophy for the Most Entertaining Novelty Choir.  Well done to our dedicated and talented Chloe Cowan for being awarded the Most Promising Girl Vocalist 12-15 years trophy and bursary, Hannah Cowan for the trophy for Most Natural Stage Presence, Giselle Atlas for Most Promising Girl Vocalist under 12 years and Mirae Ries winning three aggregate trophies at the Speech and Drama presentation night.

Congratulations to our very tired music teachers – Jessica Dawes was awarded the Robinson Family Perpetual Trophy for Most Outstanding Vocal Choir Conductor of the Eisteddfod, this being the third year in a row!

For full results, please click here

Jess Dawes & Christina Bond (Instrumental and Classroom Music Teachers)




Glenmore Challenge Cup

May 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Glenmore Challenge CupAs the RGGS Glenmore Challenge Cup team walked towards the Mike Maher Centre, they couldn’t stop a smile creeping across their faces. Our girls were sent to meet their teachers and off to their challenges they went! All the students learnt some more things about their subject (Literacy, Mathematics, History, Science and Dance) and then we were introduced to our challenges and what we had to do.

At morning tea, we ate a selection of scrumptious sandwiches, delicious brownies, coconut slice and cookies!

After morning tea, the history girls had to dissect fake poo to find out and make observations on which civilisation it came from. The science girls had to make a rover that would further explore a planet/moon in our solar system. English girls made a poem about food and a persuasive text on the ‘Lorax’. The Mathematics team had to solve a series of problems such as tangrams, equations and word problems. Our dancers learnt new skills and had to choreograph a dance routine which would be judged.

At lunch, there was a sausage sizzle and some time to play. After a final session completing the challenges, it was time for the results. Which school would take out the spirit award and which would be overall winners?

We were initially told which schools won each section. The Science team came 1st, History and Dance 3rd and the English team took out equal second. There was suspense in the crowd. Who would win? Then it was announced, Rockhampton Girls Grammar School had won! All our amazing work led to the overall winners which we were all proud of!


Bethany Dey
Year 5

Oratory and Short Story Competition Winners

September 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Congratulations to all the brave ladies who participated in the annual RGGS Oratory Competition.yr-11-oratory

Year 11 – 1st Josie Bradford; 2nd Courtney Smith; 3rd Caitlin Bartlett; Highly Commended Monique Hill, Lucy Davison, Emily Lang; Honourable Mention Meredith Fay, Alexandra Stritzel-Woolcock, Melanie Conrad, Jestelle Cowley; Participation Madison Rothery, Kelsey Kleier, Lauren Pacey, Layla Wilson, Jessica Gunning, Britaney Adams, Grace McCosker, Claire De Villiers, Alyssa Pickels, Felicity Weier, Lacey Smith, Georgina Driscoll, Isabel Woo.

Year 10 – 1st Brianna Austin; 2nd Raina Collett; 3rd Amiee Leane; Highly Commended Olivia Harwood; Participation Kailee Butcher, Tanya Kulu, Lucinda Simmons, Jasmine Mick.

Year 9 – 1st Claire Sherry; 2nd Darcie Lang; Highly Commended Lucy Brown, Leah McBride.

Year 8 – 1st Jemma Green; 2nd Abigail Hills; Highly Commended Heidi Davison; Participation Hannah Knight, Emily Wallace, Mia Johnstone, Lana Kleier.

Year 7 – 1st Lujaine Hussain; 2nd Jessica Leane; 3rd Emma Jones; Highly Commended Sydney Peff; Participation Frances Watson, Abbie Mallyon, Grier McRae, Olivia Sherry, Zara Priddle, Tyla Cringle, Lilliana Harrison.

elm-anthology-winnersCongratulations also go to all the students who participated in the inaugural RGGS Short Story Competition. Your stories will become part of an Anthology that all competitors will receive next term – one for lower primary and another for middle school and senior. This competition will become an annual event for Girls Grammar.

The following ladies contributed to the Anthologies: Zoe Brakels, Skyla Abbott, Rahnee Cumner, Grace Petersen, Charli Donaldson, Nazmin Hussain, Laine Kelly, Katie Stackpoole, Charlotte White, Farai Muzhingi, Roxie Leyden, Arsha Kennedy, Poppi Jones, Suneisha Lawson, Harleen Bhullar, Chanel Evans, Evelyn Hallett, Rayah Robin, Alice Chippendale, Phoebe Fenton, Ayesha Bokhari, Scarlett Gorman-Marsh, Umna Umer, Maya Graham-Hohn, Paige Ung, Willow Parnell, Hollie Wogand, Lydia Johnstone, Michaela Hamer, Courtney Smith, Hannah Petersen, Brooke Wallace, Kailee Butcher, Maddison Horton, Jasmine Mick, Tayla Wallace, Charlotte Graham, Abbie Mallyon, Frances Watson, Emma Jones, Sophie Thompson, Charlotte Carroll.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your stories. Well done everyone.

Lee Bartlem
English Teacher