Sustainability Champions

September 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Our boomerang bag project from Term 1 continues to be a winner! Being selected by Rockhampton Regional Council as ‘Sustainability Champions’, our photo will feature in August of the Sustainability in Action! 2019 Calendar. Keep an eye out for it!

Mrs Stacey Rogers (Home Economics, Hospitality)

Year 9/10 Sewing

July 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

Some of the beautiful work the Year 9 / 10 Home Economics students have created this term.  The assessment task was to create a pillow case for the Ronald McDonald House for patients along with another matching functional item this could include another pillow, bag, stuffed owl, zip bag or toiletry bag . We will be sending Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane 34 pillow cases at the end of the term- these will be given to patients as they leave Ronald McDonald House as a positive memory for their stay.

Home Economics and Hospitality – Term 1 Report

March 29, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Home Economics – Term 4

November 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

Home Economics has been a hive of activity this term with creative designs and yummy treats:

  1. Year 7 Aprons
  2. Year 8 Boxer shorts
  3. Year 9/10 Upcycling a pair of denim jeans
  4. All 134 students making Brownie in a Jar for end of term!

Mrs Stacey Rogers (Hospitality and Home Economics)


2017 CQUni Team Cooking Competition – Winners

May 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Girls Grammar students Natalie Bird, Kiara-Ann Crummer, Jestelle Cowley and Monique Hill competed against five other schools within the CQ Region in the recent CQUni Team Cooking Competition. Not only did they work with respect and a positive work attitude, they were able to produce three wonderfully creative dishes from the mystery box challenge.

With a huge score of 302.5, they walked away overall winners!

Congratulations to these four talented students!

Student Cooking Competition_dishStudent Cooking Competition_award

Boomerang Bags Delivered

May 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

50 handmade Boomerang Bags were delivered to That Wholefood Place for use by small local businesses.  These colourful bags were created by the Year 8 Home Economics class in Term 1.  They investigated the need to eliminate plastic bags in society and created re-usable bags with the support of Boomerang Bags.  These bags were delivered to Kate Hollingsworth at That Wholefood Place for use by small businesses in the Rockhampton region.  All the students did a wonderful job creating a quality product that they were proud of.

Stacey Rogers (Hospitality & Home Economics)Boomerang Bags_Wholefood Place

Boomerang Bags

February 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

Boomerang BagsRockhampton Girls Grammar School has formed a relationship with Boomerang Bags to reduce the use of plastic bags.  The Year 8 students are making these bags using material to create a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  We are currently the only school in the area involved with Boomerang Bags, by participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.  That Wholefood Place will be the recipient of these bags to offer to customers while purchasing items.  These bags are used as ‘a platform to start conversation to empower communities‘ Tania Potts Co-founder of Boomerang Bags.

Stacey Rogers
Home Economics Teacher

Staff Achievement – Stacey Rogers

February 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Stacey RogersCongratulations to our Home Economics and Hospitality teacher, Stacey Rogers, for earning a partial scholarship to continue her study through the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative and Home Economics Institute of Australia.

National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI) partnered with Home Economics Institute of Australia (HEIA)  to offer a full scholarship and five partial scholarships for the Advanced Leadership Program at the 2017 HEIA National Conference.  Stacey applied for and was successful in being awarded a partial scholarship in Melbourne at this conference.  This partial scholarship (valued at $3,500) is an integrate development platform focusing on the interpersonal and behavioral dynamics associated with female school leaders.  During this six month program Stacey will engage in a deep exportation of her own strengths, weaknesses and opportunities as they relate to building and maintaining highly effective school teams.  This program employs an integrated learning methodology based around self-analysis, peer knowledge sharing, experiential experiences, practical workplace application and reflection.  Stacey is looking forward to the program commencing in May and feels privileged to be provided with this opportunity.

Thanks must go to HEIA and NESLI for offering opportunities for women in education!

Congratulations Stacey!