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.

RGGS Hoops – Basketball Coaching Clinic – Term 4

October 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm

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)

Prep – Year 2 girls High Jump

July 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

Prep – Year 2 girls competed in High Jump on Tuesday, last week of Term 2. The girls had great fun seeing how high they could jump.

Primary Council Teddy Bears picnic

July 2, 2018 at 8:19 am

On Friday 8 June the Primary Student Council held their annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic and what a fun filled morning this was. With the help of Miss Hoare in Mrs Carroll’s absence the Primary council ran a spectacular morning filled with ‘Beary’ adventures. Fun and laughter was heard throughout the CAB area whilst the girls made their way around the various activities such as Going on a Bear Hunt, pin the bow on a Bear and many more. They even made some ‘Beary’ good disguises for their teddies. The Primary council cannot wait to see all the teddies again next year.

Lower Primary Visual Arts

June 29, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Throughout Semester 1, the Lower Primary students delved deeper into the world of art via exploring a range of influential artists over the centuries.  The girls experimented with a number of new painting techniques whilst reproducing famous artworks such as Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Starry Nights’, Monet’s ‘Waterlilies’, Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’ and a number of others. Each week, the girls came to class excited and eager, wanting to know who the next artist was going to be. As the weeks progressed so did the confidence levels and abilities to tackle new skills, resulting in some unique takes on some old classics.

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)



Life Education Van

February 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Year Two girls visited Harold and Liz in the Life Education Van and learnt all about Growing Good Friends. They discussed friendships and ways to foster good relationships with their peers. Visiting the Life Education Van is always an engaging and valuable experience for students and giving Harold a hug is a highlight!

Corinne Shaw (Year 2 Teacher)


Year 5 Art

February 9, 2018 at 10:41 am

This week in Art the Year 5 girls got to get messy and have a go at paper mache. They’ve learned interesting facts such as in Ancient China some furniture was made out of paper mache and is still around today!

They have created gorgeous ‘Earth Bowls’ in 40 minutes. Aren’t they terrific?

Nora Hanasy-Cheers, Art Teacher.

Earth Bowls – Year 5


Student Leaders Investiture

February 9, 2018 at 10:08 am

We celebrated our 2018 student leaders at two Investiture ceremonies on Thursday 8 February.

Our guest speaker at Secondary Investiture was 2016 Head girl Sophie Harwood. Sophie was the first student to do 13 years of schooling from Prep to Year 12 at Girls Grammar. She has been in Europe for a gap year and kindly took time out before heading to Brisbane for university to tell us about her experiences and lessons learnt both in and out of school.

The newly invested Head Girls were the guest speakers for the Primary Investiture, imparting their wisdom to the younger students.

Congratulations to the seniors, Prefects, Year Level Leaders and Year 6 students who received their leadership badges to be proudly worn this year.


Primary Council
Year 4 Lydia Johnstone
Year 5 Iris Collins, Cadence Wone De Rungs
Year 6 Mikayla Cheers, Ella Neill, Matilda Peff, Georgia Priddle
Middle School Council led by Helen E Downs Prefect  
Year 7 Bonita Solomon, Madison Usher
Year 8 Bethany Harth, Salani Hoffman
Year 9 Brooke Adams, Zara Priddle
Senior School Council led by Prue McKeague Prefect   
Year 10 Abby Dendle, Jemma Green, Emma Hafey, Taylor O’Toole
Year 11 Cherie Bell, Claire Sherry














Sherri Green Prue McKeague Prefect
Tanya Kulu Helen E Downs Prefect
Senior School Council Sherri Green
Middle School Council Tanya Kulu
Boarding Council Nadine Hay
ATSI Council Kelsey Salmond
Cultural Shyane Yates
Humanities Kasey Davies
STEAM Kailee Butcher
Downs House Amiee Leane
Paterson House Raina Collett
Smith House Brianna Austin
Williams House Olivia Harwood

Lower Primary Learnings

November 29, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Prep and Year 1 girls have been investigating light and sound in Science lessons. A lot of fun was had and noise was made when the students constructed straw kazoos and balloon clarinets!


Year 1 girls have begun to investigate coding and robotics with the use of the Bee-Bot robots. Lots of fun was had programming the Bee-Bot robots to move around the classroom.

Corinne Shaw, Year 1 Teacher

Year 4 STEM Air Resistance Task

November 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Year 4 had a lot of fun recently completing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) assessment.  We investigated which size parachute creates the most air resistance.  We planned our investigation, cut and measured 3 different sized parachutes and worked out their perimeter and area. The girls chose the length and amount of string used on their parachutes and we put them to the test by timing how long the parachutes were in the air before hitting the ground.

Natalie Spence, Year 4 Teacher



November 15, 2017 at 9:23 am


QLD Ballet Workshop

September 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

On Wednesday 23 August, the QLD Ballet ED Squad came to Rockhampton Girls Grammar School to deliver two workshops to our students. Secondary Dance students and Dance Company participated in a Ghost Dances repertoire workshop, melding indigenous dance movement from South America with contemporary ballet. The Prep and Year 1 students were also very lucky to be involved in a workshop with Martha. The students creatively explored the enchanting story of Little Red Riding Hood, engaging with the elements of dance to ignite imagination, musicality and curiosity. It is always a wonderful experience when QLD Ballet come to our school to share their knowledge and expertise. The students both young and old, found it to be a very rewarding experience. We look forward to their next visit.

Mrs Louise McSherry (Dance and Music Teacher)

Primary Council News

August 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Towards the end of last term, the Primary Student Council launched a donation drive for the Rockhampton Branch of the RSPCA and we had a great response from all families. Earlier this month, we were fortunate enough to deliver our sizeable collection of goods to Paul and his team. The girls were bursting with excitement when we got there and could not wait to hand it over and make their way inside to visit the animals. On behalf of all the Primary Council we would like to thank all those who made selfless contributions to our cause.

Mrs Leonie Carroll


A message from the Principal

June 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

As we come to the end of Semester 1, the girls were asked to reflect on their learning in their Type Three writing this morning.  When I think back over the semester, I am struck by the amount of learning and opportunity the girls have had this year.  From our very youngest students in Prep who are starting the journey of learning with sight words, writing and basic numeracy to the Year 12 girls who have been working earnestly to prepare for a future pathway, the core of the day is about learning.  We have been very fortunate to enhance that learning this year with a visit from Dr John Collins from the USA who spent three days working with members of staff to fine tune their craft.  This opportunity gave us a capacity to reach into the latest research in what is effective in schools and the benefits will flow on from here.

One of the things that Dr Collins spoke about the notion of ‘productive struggle’.  The notion of this might appear more apparent in physical pursuits – like at the gym.  We know that to build muscle and endurance, we have to experience a little discomfort.  Sometimes we may even be told to repeat something to failure.  Dr Marcell Bullmaster-Day, states that ‘significant, durable academic learning is difficult’.   Effective learning can be built out of ‘effortful practice that goes beyond passive reading, listening or watching.’  Persistence is one of the key features of ‘productive struggle’ and I’d argue of coping with living and this is a reality that is fast approaching for our senior students.

The development of skills that contribute to overall well-being is also a crucial part of school life.  The cocurricular and pastoral care  parts of the School calendar contribute to these skills being developed.   I was able to attend the Music Progress Concert last night.  This is a great example of our girls stepping outside of their comfort zones and participating in performance.  The challenges of that will assist the girls in perhaps being willing to put themselves forward later in life, with confidence.  We see skills being developed in sports – win, loss, unfairness, a bad referee call (I have heard a lot about ‘that’ try in the Manly v Newcastle game), these are all parts of the game that can help develop persistence if we allow them to.

I would like, on that note, to wish our QISSN team the best as they travel to Brisbane to participate in the Independent Schools Netball Competition and to thank Ms Kate Lang and Ms Natalie Spence for travelling with them as coach and manager.  This is a significant investment of their time with our girls. I look forward to seeing the girls play.  The music department is going on the road over the break, showcasing our musical programs to schools in the west.  Thank you to Ms Jessica Dawes and Ms Nora Hanasy-Cheers who will be on the road with them.  Our Equestrian girls have competition in the Inter School State Championships and I also wish them the best – especially as they travel to cooler climates to compete.  Claire (Year 10) will participate in the Central Queensland rowing Competition in Bundaberg.  It seems that not even the holidays can dampen the girls’ learning.

I would like to also thank the parents and members of our community who helped out with Race Day.  This is a massive social event on the Rockhampton calendar and it was another successful day.  I would like to acknowledge Mrs Vicki Jackson and her committee for the amazing job that they have done.  I would also like to acknowledge the small but hard working group of parents who gave their time particularly in preparation and behind the scenes on the day.  When we put out the call, we said that it would only be a couple of hours – and with a bank of helpers that is true.  I know that some of you stayed well, well beyond two hours and I want to thank you for your dedication and commitment to this significant fundraiser.  Thank you.

In Term 3, we welcome Mr Rex Boggs, who will work a half timetable in Mathematics for us in Term 3.  Mr Boggs is almost legendary in the world of Mathematics teaching from his days at Rockhampton Grammar School.  We welcome him here to provide extra expertise to our team and specialist support for not only our senior girls but some of our junior classes.

I’d like to remind our parents that Academic and Community colours will be awarded at the start of Semester 2.  The girls were sent a survey earlier which seeks to ensure that we have the full information on what they have achieved.  Cultural and Sport colours are presented annually as per the handbook. I look forward to celebrating the efforts of our girls.

Mrs Christine Hills, Principal


Prep – 3 Activity Session

June 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

While the rest of the school were attending the Athletics Carnival, Prep -3 girls enjoyed a variety of activities in the middle session. Some of the activities available were having their faces painted, threading necklaces, easel painting, decorating the path with chalk drawings, playing with playdough and kinetic sand and building words with magnetic letters.

Mrs Corinne Shaw (Year One)

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)




Primary Prep to 3 Cross Country

May 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

In our last House meeting the Prep to Year 3 students had their Cross Country event. Great support was given to the younger students by their older sisters as they cheered all girls who completed the 1 km course with ease. Thanks to the House Prefects who led the cheering and special thanks to the senior students who ran with the Prep students in the ‘First and Last Race’. Winning students received their place ribbon from POLYWONGA and Mrs Hills.

Race Results


1st– Emily Schafer

2nd Ashlyn CoxPrimary Prep_3 Cross Country_polywonga

3rd Chantelle Dellow

Year 1

1st Ella Williams

2nd Charli Donaldson

3rd Rahnee Cummer

Year 2

1st Phoebe Fenton

2nd Maya Graham-Hohn

3rd Ella Curtis-Bryant IMG_3718

Year 3

1st Lydia Johnstone

2nd Paige Ung

3rd Willow Parnell


Scott Fuller (Sports Coordinator)

ANZAC Artwork

May 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm



WOW!  I am so impressed with the phenomenal ANZAC posters every student brought in.  They were all extremely informative and were full of hard work.  All of the girls presented their posters with excitement, pride and enthusiasm.  It is so wonderful to see their growing confidence when presenting to the class.

Natalie Spence – Yr 4 Classroom Teacher





RACQ Visit

May 4, 2017 at 3:15 pm

On 27 April we were visited by RACQ and learned about road safety when riding our bikes and scooters and also about being a considerate passenger to help the adult who is driving concentrate.  It was a very interactive and engaging workshop.

Natalie Spence

Yr 4 Classroom Teacher


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

Life Education Visit

February 16, 2017 at 8:34 am

Mind your medicine! What does this mean for children and young people? As we (the Year 5 class) entered the Life Education van, with smiles plastered on our faces, we knew we would have a great time learning about how to use medicine safely.

As we settled in, we had a discussion about medicine and drugs and ways in which they can be both helpful and harmful. Something that we found interesting was that energy drinks are very harmful to our health. We also learned that many people do not always follow directions when taking medicines which is also very dangerous.

Liz, the Life Education teacher, and her side-kick Healthy Harold, are great mentors for children and young people because they deliver an important message while making the learning process fun through puppetry, educational videos and other games. These hands-on activities help us to learn because we are physically active and involved in something all of the time.

It is important for school-age students to learn about health and how to make safe choices. Attending Life Education could save a child’s life because they learn valuable life lessons about how to manage medicines. Liz and Harold are doing a great job travelling around our region teaching and sharing their messages of health and safety; they must continue this work for years to come.

By Year 5



On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Year 6 class were lucky enough to experience the Life Ed Van for the last time. Whilst in the van, we learnt what smoking and alcohol does to our bodies and about making clever choices. We played many games and had lots of fun, especially when seeing Harold the giraffe!Healthy Harold (2)

As we stepped into the van, we were overjoyed and filled with excitement. We sat down in the van, wondering what we were going to learn about. As the Life Ed lady, Liz, introduced herself, she also talked about what we were going to be learning about that day. After that, we got to everyone’s favourite part, seeing Harold! It was very entertaining watching Liz talk to Harold and telling him what we were going to be doing.

We all turned to face a massive screen that showed a diagram of how just one cigarette can affect not only our lungs but our whole body too. We were also taught about the detrimental effects that alcohol has on the human body. Many of the facts and information that Liz told us were very shocking and confronting.

Next, we formed small groups of four people. Liz gave us the instruction to cross our arms over and join hands with the person opposite us. It was difficult to untangle our arms safely but once everyone had completed the task, Liz explained that this is the process that the lives goes through to clean out the smoke from a cigarette or any alcohol that is still in your body.

Lastly, we all gave Harold a hug, took some snazzy snaps and left the van. What we learnt that day we will always remember in the future. We are all very grateful to have been to the Life Education Van for the very last time.

By Macy Doyle
Year 6

Director of Primary News

November 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

I sat proudly at Assembly the other day, alongside our Primary Students enthralled in and engaged by the upcoming Year 11  leaders delivering their Prefect speeches. What a wonderful opportunity for our younger students to see where they could be heading. What a wonderful opportunity for them to see what a leader at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School looks like and what a wonderful opportunity it was for them to set their own dreams and goals high. Many of the primary girls sitting in that audience aspires to one day be on that stage delivering that speech. At this school leadership is sought out and encouraged. That’s the difference.

Last week I spent the lunch hour spinning a skipping rope (or bouncing a basketball – you will often see me down there with the kids!). I smiled as I watched about 30 girls from Prep- Year 8 try and get everyone through without missing a turn. I smiled as I watched the older students hold the hands of the younger students to try and help them through. I smiled as I watched someone who kept missing the rope finally get through. That’s the difference.

Every week I spend time in the literacy block with Prep to Year 8 students. I watch a consistent pedagogy at a challenging level being delivered to our girls. I see functional grammar, feedback and challenging higher order thinking skills being delivered every day. That’s the difference.

The next couple of weeks we have some amazing opportunities and events for our girls. For those of you who are graduating – and for those of you who are relocating – enjoy every minute of these last few weeks. This place is special.

Michelle Gouge
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Director of Primary Update

October 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

img_9643What a spectacular event, the Middle School Musical was on Friday evening. Congratulations to the staff, students and families involved in pulling it all together. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and I even think my 14 year old son found some enjoyment in there too! The day prior we hosted two primary schools to a matinee final dress rehearsal. It was terrific seeing so many young people in our school hall. They too thoroughly enjoyed the show!

Our primary social is not too far on the horizon. The ‘Primary Prom’ will be held in McKeague Hall on Friday 21 October 21. I know Jasmin and her team of Primary Student Councillors have been busy planning an enjoyable evening. I do hope that your daughter is able to attend. The teachers have been sending out regular communication to our families about the many exciting events to be held over the last few weeks of school. Please keep a close eye on your emails.

Monday of Wrggs_feb2016_0248eek 3 saw the Primary staff involved in a professional development day. It is a great opportunity where we can all learn together and keep informed about best practice in education. We  worked on curriculum planning and assessment and functional grammar.

This term we will see all of our primary classes participating in swimming. Please take note of your swimming day so that your daughter is prepared and ready to go for her lesson. With such a short term upon us I would hate for her to miss out.

There is a lot of planning that goes into Term 4 in preparation for the following school year. Please keep a special eye out for end of year requirements and information. As always, you are more than welcome to contact me any time should you have any queries or concerns.

Michelle Gouge
Director of Primary

Year One and Two – The Very Cranky Bear

October 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Yimg_6773aear 1 and 2 girls performed ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ by Nick Bland on Primary Assemimg_6768bly. During Term 3 in ‘Read to Learn’ lessons, the girls read and thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Very Cranky Bear’ and decided they would like to make masks and perform it. They all did a wonderful job of memorising their parts and telling the story of four little friends that in the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, meet a very cranky bear and try and cheer him up.

Corinne Shaw
Year  1-2 Teacher

Prep News

October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm

img_6759The Prep students are learning all about shapes. This week we have made Shape Monsters.

The girls have been enjoying writing letters to their new friend Fancy Nancy.

We have also been working hard in our focused reading groups.

Sheldon Olive
Prep Teacher

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Year 6 News

October 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm

win_20161007_11_04_33_proThe Year 6 students hwin_20161007_10_52_44_proad a task of creating a new board game for an education company which included practicing adding and subtracting fractions, finding equivalent fractions and renaming percentages as fractions. The games had to be challenging, fair and exciting. It also incorporated elements of chance with dice or spinners.

All groups constructed their A3 game after drawing a draft which included question cards and rules. Each group was able to play two various board games and evaluate the enjoyment level and design while playing against each other.

Jacqui Goltz
Year 6 Teacher

Primary News

September 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

As another term draws to a close I always like to reflect on some of the outstanding events that affect our girls here at Girls Grammar. Starting with visiting educators from local kindergartens attending an Oral Language PD, our term was off with a bang. Girls Grammar was on display that evening and with the support of the Primary staff we were able to showcase some oral language strategies suitable for students who are nearly about to embark on their schooling journey.cross-country

Our Year 3 and 4 students were treated to the ‘Pillow Case’ project – getting them prepared in the case of emergency. Our Cross Country was well attended and the girls showed courage, determination and sportsmanship! I then had the privilege of taking a combination of ten Year 5 and 6 students to participate in the QAMT Maths Team challenge. The girls represented our school exceptionally and performed admirably.

Book Week was a full week of library activities, dress ups and book games. Although not everyone could guess, I enjoyed dressing up as one of the characters from ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’. Even some of the girls, who did a much better job of it than I did, came along as the same character!

yr-6-campThe Year 1 and 2 students had a great time participating in the LOTE cultural experience days at the local kindergartens. Mrs Graham and Mrs Carroll did a fantastic job developing cultural opportunities for some of our youngest community members. Again, in true Girls Grammar style the girls were outstanding.

I was fortunate enough to attend Year 6 camp. In fact, I think I challenged myself more than ever on this trip as climbing through very small caves was confronting and nerve wrecking.  However, there was no way I was going to let the girls, who at times were quite anxious, go it alone! I felt proud of both myself and the girls for the accomplishments I saw going into the adventure caving. The camp coordinators made a conscious effort to comment on the maturity and friendliness of the girls, often describing them as the best group they have ever had. I love being a part of a group that exudes this reputation.4-6

The Music and Art Gala was a night to remember for the term. The standard of cultural talent at this school – and the belief of the importance that our girls experience it- makes for some VERY talented young ladies. I personally enjoyed seeing the artistic masterpieces on display and stood as proud as punch watching our girls perform in their respective choirs.

I trust that throughout the last weeks you have had the opportunity to meet with your daughter’s teacher to discuss her academic progress. As you can see, Rockhampton Girls Grammar girls are Clever, Confident and Connected. The opportunities and experiences gained this term show just how important a balanced education is. Please enjoy the term break. I look forward to seeing you all in Term 4.

Michelle Gouge
Director of Primary

Year 3 and 4 News – Super Stupendous Sleepover

September 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

On Friday 2 September, the Year 3 and 4 students had a sleepover at School. In the lead up, we were feeling daunted and overwhelmed, however, it didn’t take us long to realise that this was going to be one of the best experiences of our schooling lives to date.

Stumbling through the school gates wearing free dress and lugging our belongings, our epic adventure was about to commence. After lunch, we skipped to the CAB to be greeted by Mr Fuller and Mr Avery who had some exhilarating activities prepared for us.

Following our scrumptious afternoon tea, we set up camp in MMPH. For many of us, we debuted tackling a fitted sheet! (Little did we know, rolling up sleeping bags was going to be a much larger challenge…)yr-3-4-sleepover

Energetic and enthusiastic, we creatively placed our colourful hands on a blank canvas to create a memorable masterpiece to display under our classrooms. After collecting our toiletries and pyjamas, it was time to experience the boarder’s life. With dinner and showers over and done with, we were on our way back to our comfortable beds to relax, wind down and watch a movie together.

Before we knew it, it was 6am Saturday morning and we were packing up our belongings, attempting to roll our sleeping bags and heading up to the Dining Hall for breakfast. With full tummies and happy memories of our sleepover, our time had come to an end.

‘The sleepover was definitely the highlight of the year, I loved it because dinner was yummy and I had a big sleep in.’ – Paige, Year 3

‘The sleepover was my favourite part of the year because we were all having fun.’ – Ella, Year 4

‘My favourite part of the sleepover was eating scrumptious food and having fun with my friends. I learnt that nothing would go wrong with my friends supporting me.’ – Matilda, Year 3

‘The sleepover was a great highlight of Year 4 and I built my confidence as well as having a great time. I can’t wait until the Year 5 camp.’ – Charlotte, Year 4

‘The sleepover was a great experience even though some of us were out of our comfort zone, we still had lots of fun.’ – Aria, Year 3