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.

Community Notice – Beak’s Tennis

July 2, 2018 at 8:16 am

Beak’s Tennis Term 3 coaching spaces available, call 0419026963 or message us on Facebook for more information

Andrew Jones – Beak’s Tennis

4-12 Swimming Carnival

February 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

Determined and Motivated, on 13 February, Paterson, Smith, Williams and Downs arrived at the Southside Pool, prepared for what would be a hot yet enjoyable event. Dressed fittingly as Baywatch lifeguards, Paterson were pumped and ready to rule the pool. Vying for the top spot, the Mighty Williams Hawaiians were prepared to show everyone how it was done, while the sensational Smith ‘Strayans’ reminded us of the true Aussie spirit. Finally, dressed as Luigi, Downs House were raring to tear up the pool like their namesakes had done on the track.

With the atmosphere filled with endless spirit and the houses lining the pool edge to cheer on their own, it was finally time for the events to begin. Beginning 100m freestyle and followed by not only the 50m events but also relays, there was a race for everyone and many taken opportunities for everyone to be involved. From competitors completing their first events, to swimmers jumping in to escape the heat and the seniors completing their final swimming carnival events, the participation on the day remains second to none.

With fierce competition, it proved a valiant effort from Williams House claiming them the top spot. In the final tallies Downs was a close second with Paterson and Smith following. Prestigious and highly sought after, Downs House took out the Spirit Award with enthusiasm and encouragement being prominent themes.

While hot and humid, the 2018 4-12 Swimming Carnival was filled with spirit, enthusiasm and determination. Congratulations must also be passed on to our Age Champions:

Aimee Leane, Downs House Prefect.

Age Champions

10 Years – Eleanor Jacobson

11 Years – Fynn McSherry

12 Years – Georgia Priddle

13 Years – Jordan Austin

14 Years – Bethany Harth

15 Years – Frances Watson (Prosser)

16 Years – Madison Standing

Open – Lucinda Simmons

Camryn’s Netball success

February 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Written by Camryn McPherson

My netball journey started in January 2017. I was lucky enough to be selected to travel to Sydney for a week to play in the U12 Queensland Indigenous Team. It was the first big carnival I had been to for netball, so I was keen!

One of the highlights for me during the week was meeting so many new people and having so much fun playing with them. Together, we played thirteen games over six days. I was so worn out!

On the last day I trialled to be considered for the U12 National team. There was some tough competition, so I just did my best. The teams were being announced at the closing ceremony, that was the part everyone was most looking forward too and funny enough, my name was called. So off I was to the Gold Coast in June.

Nationals was another week-long competition. However, it was a bit different. This carnival I was placed into a team of complete strangers that also played in Sydney. We quickly adjusted to each other and ended up having the best time playing loads of games. Finally, the last day came. We made it to the semi-finals, and we won! We were in the Grand Final which was so awesome. After winning the Grand Final by one point against a Brisbane team, we took home the trophy. On that same day, I trialled again for the Australian team which was going to be held in Adelaide in December 2017. A couple days later, I found out I had made shadow, but was not needed.

In the new year, I travelled down to the Gold Coast again and played for Queensland U13. This was an eight-day competition, and for the first time, having South Australia competing as well. I met many new girls and we had a ball! Afterwards we were honestly all exhausted and not ready for trials. However, I got asked back to trial again. Then it was closing ceremony, the part everyone was again looking forward too. Not just because teams were announced, because after that we could all go home and sleep in our own beds. Like deja-vu my name was announced, along with the rest of my team. It was a nice feeling all making the U13 Australian team. The Australian carnival is in August being held in Darwin. Although, I have lots of training to do between now and then, and a couple carnivals to attend to as well. I’m so privileged to be able to play in this team and I hope I’ll be lucky enough to be selected for future Indigenous Netball teams.

Community Notices

January 23, 2018 at 1:06 pm

February Art Workshops

Karate Club (first 4 lessons for students free) 

Futsal Win

November 9, 2017 at 9:13 am

With a close game in the Futsal grand final, the RGGS Junior team defeated Emmaus 3-2. The competition made an excellent come back in the second half, putting up an avid fight. In the end, RGGS was able to hold out the lead to secure the win. A special mention to player of the match, Cheyenne Tesoriero for scoring all three goals for RGGS and our outstanding goal keeper, Katlyn Whyte.

Luke Tree, Coach

Equestrian News

September 26, 2017 at 10:27 am

A HUGE congratulations to Emily Lang and Amelia Driscoll. Emily won silver at the 2017 Pony Club National finals in the first week of the September holidays. That makes her the Australian Reserve Champion!  Amelia finished 8th in the sub-junior Showjumping.

In the second week Karlee Barlow and Tayla Wallace join Emily to compete in the Interschool Nationals. Good luck in Toowoomba girls!

Community Notices

September 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

 

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

 

 

 

Rockhampton Little Theatre – The Happy Prince Auditions – click here 

 

 

 

Dance Star / School Aerobics National Championships

August 17, 2017 at 3:25 pm

It has been a long road for Dance Company and the Sport Aerobics team but it has all paid off. These talented girls began their competitive journey in May at the Dance Star and School Aerobics State Preliminary Finals, qualifying for the next competition, the State Finals in June. With such fantastic results and all receiving 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their respective sections, they were lucky enough to be selected to represent not only their school but Queensland at the Dance Star & School Aerobics National Championships on the Gold Coast on 4 – 6 August. With the majority of both Dance Company and the Sport Aerobics team being new this year, this is a wonderful achievement in itself and although they returned without medals, all routines were ranked in the top 10 of their sections. They did themselves and their school exceptionally proud and the enthusiasm and determination to succeed was evident! A special mention to Heather Maitland who ranked 5th out of 12 in the secondary soloist down tempo junior section, a highly competitive section!

Congratulations to everyone! It has been yet another successful year for Dance & Sport Aerobics

Mrs Louise McSherry (Dance and Music Teacher)

Equestrian Team Success

June 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

Results from the Interschool State Championships in Toowoomba:

RGGS Reserve Champion School, only two points behind Stuartholme.

Matilda Donaldson 5th and Taylor Wallace 1st  in the 90 cm  Secondary Showjumping with 64 in group.
Taylor Wallace 5th and Karlee Barlow 1st 100 cm group  with 47 competitors.
Emily Lang 6th overall in the 110 cm group with 35 competitors.
Sarah Donaldson completed each round well in the 70 cm but did not place.
Tayla and Karlee have been selected in the QLD Team to compete at the Nationals in September in Toowoomba.

Tammy Lang, Equestrian Manager

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance / Sport Aerobics

June 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

Dance Company and the Sport Aerobics teams had great success at the Dance Star / School Aerobics QLD Preliminary Finals on the weekend of 27 / 28 May.  They traveled down to the Sunshine Coast to compete and did themselves and the school proud with all teams qualifying for State Finals, Heather Maitland qualifying for her Contemporary solo and Lyrical audition, and Kirsty Maitland qualifying in the Primary Improvisation section. The students have just two weeks to apply the judges feedback to their routines before they fight it out for Medals and the chance to represent their school at the National Championships in August.

Louise McSherry (Dance and Music Teacher)

 

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

Prep                       

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

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Year 3

1st Lydia Johnstone

2nd Paige Ung

3rd Willow Parnell

 

Scott Fuller (Sports Coordinator)

A word from our Deputy Principal

May 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Standing proudly with the Rockhampton Girls Grammar students in the Rockhampton ANZAC day march is one of the highlights of the year for me. I love how the girls represent our school so proudly and always show the community how wonderful our school is. Thank you girls and staff and families who walked alongside us on Tuesday – ANZAC Day.

GAIA festival was again an outstanding event for our school where again we put on a display to show our community how fabulous we are. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to many of you and thank you for the words of support you gave me and the school in general.

The extreme weather event at the end of last term meant an exciting start to the term with the Easter Bonnet parade and cross country in the first few days. The Easter bunny gave us some rocking moves this year and was a real treat for our girls. The hats were again outstanding and I thank the community for the contribution, time and effort that goes into making the bonnets. Our Primary Prefect Josie did a wonderful job of organizing some great activities. Congratulations also to all of our girls who competed in the cross country.

It would be remiss of me not to mention at the end of last term our Junior Division Basketball team was successful in taking out the grand final in basketball! I couldn’t be prouder of the girls for their commitment to training and the team. Congratulations on the win. We now have a team competing in the local competition to sharpen our skills for next year! Go RGGS!

There are many events in Term 2 including NAPLAN. NAPLAN information has been sent home. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about NAPLAN.

 

Michelle Gouge

Deputy PrincipalBasketball winners

Rockhampton and District Swimming Carnival Report

March 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm

RD Swimming CarnivalOn Friday 3 March fourteen students from Girls Grammar competed in the 2017 Rockhampton and Districts Interschool Swimming Carnival. In very humid conditions the girls swam very well with many third places throughout the afternoon. A special mention to Jordan Austin and Claire Sherry who swam in four individual events at the carnival, a super effort Jordan and Claire. Overall all the day highlighted the strong swimming program offered at Girls Grammar.

2017 RGGS Swim Team

Mia Pienaar

Jordan Austin

Grier Mc Rae

Bethany Harth

Zara Priddle

Grier McRae

Frances Watson

Claire Sherry

Lucinda Simmons

Kelsey Salmond

Ebony Robinson

Ally Woolcock

Giselle Atlas

Ashley Mott

Jillaroo & Indigenous All Stars Rugby League Visit

March 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm

IMG_2441On Friday 24 February Girls Grammar was visited by Jillaroos Australian Rugby League players Annette Brander and Chelsea Baker as well as Indigenous All Star player  Sarah Field. Students from Year 4 to 10 listened to the ladies speak about what it was like to represent their country at the highest level before students participated in ball skill drills under the guidance of the elite players. The girls enjoyed the hour session which supported the schools message that ‘Girls can do anything that they put their minds into’. Thanks to Mr Dominic Draper the Lead Game Development Officer for the Central Region for providing this opportunity to the students of Girls Grammar.

Scott Fuller
Physical Education Teacher

 

Rowing Update

October 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

image1The Queensland Schools Rowing Championships were held over the September school holidays. Bundaberg Rowing hosted the schools from all over Queensland and New Zealand for the Championships. Claire Sherry represented RGGS in girls U15 Single Sculls, Double Sculls and Quad Sculls. Very large fields contested each division including the U15 Girls racing – the  Single Scull had 125 entries! Claire rowed very strongly in the heats to progress to the quarter finals.  Claire also combined with Girls from Emmaus Collage and Whitsunday Anglican College to compete in the Double Sculls and Quad Sculls.

The crews did not make finals but said it was great to be out on the water with so many other boats. Another highlight was meeting and talking to Rio Olympian – rowingshedMaddie Edmunds. Maddie encouraged the girls to keep rowing, as the schools regatta was where she had started her rowing career.

Rowing resumes in Term 4, and the exciting news is the new RGGS Rowing Shed is nearing completion. This will accommodate our fleet much better and allow for more girls to try rowing in 2017.

Rob Fay
Rowing Coordinator

Rockhampton Schools Championship Regatta

September 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

IMG_3052Saturday 27 August was the local Rockhampton Schools Championship Regatta. This involved eight schools and more than 200 school rowers from Rockhampton and Mackay.

Our small and talented Rowing Team had some great and close races. Most memorable for many will be the visitors to the regatta. The medals and place ribbons were presented by local Olympic Silver Medalist, Sasha Belonogoff. Later in the afternoon, RGGS Old Girl and  Australian Representative Rower,  Sarah Guilfoyle, dropped in to meet the current Girls Grammar rowers.

Thank you to all the parents who supported the rowers, Ms Hadok keeping us on time and sane, Emma Kennedy for Regatta Administration and  Melanie Cox for keeping the quad safe on the water.IMG_2998

The team results were as follows:

Boys Year 10 – 12 Double Scull – Third Jessica Gunning – yes, the boys race. Not only did Jessica volunteer to fill a spot, she performed a really great row.

Girls Year 9 Double Scull – Fourth for Claire Sherry who was second for 900m only to have a malfunction on the finish line.

Girls Novice Single Scull Division One – First Jasmine Mick, Third Sarah Donaldson

Girls Novice Single Scull Division Two – First Amiee Leane, Third Matilda Donaldson

Girls Year 8 Quad Scull –  Third Jemma Green & Matilda Donaldson

Girls Year 10 – 12 Double Sculls – Second Jasmine Mick & Jessica Gunning, Third Claire Sherry & Gabby DavisIMG_2972

Girls Year 9 Division Two Single Scull – Fourth Claire Sherry

Girls Novice Quad Scull – Second Matilda Donaldson, Sarah Donaldson, Amiee Leane, Jasmine Mick, Melanie Cox (coxswain)

Girls Year 8 Double Scull – Fourth Matilda Donaldson & Jemma Green (very close, less than 1 second separated the girls from third place!)

Girls  Novice Double Scull – Second Amiee Leane & Sarah Donaldson.

Mr Robin Fay, Rowing Coordinator

2016 Cross Country Results

August 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

IMG_7649Tuesday 9 August 2016 saw our Girls Grammar girls participate in the 2016 Cross Country, with fantastic results. As an extra special celebration of the current Olympic Games, staff and students re-created the Olympic rings.

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Age Champions 2016

8 Years
Dhanya Balasubramaniam
9 Years
Paige Donaldson
10 Years
Charlize Mallyon
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Arkadie Dwyer
12 Years
Olivia Sherry
13 Years
Tayla Wallace
14 Years
Claire Sherry
15 Years
Jemma Mallyon
16 Years
Emily Lang
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Jasmin Dwyer

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Overall House Winner – PATERSON HOUSE!

Spirit Award – DOWNS HOUSE!

Well done to everyone for participating and a special Congratulations to both Paterson and Downs Houses!

OzTag Clinics

August 17, 2016 at 8:53 am

OzTag1This week during Physical Activity lessons the Primary girls have been involved in OzTag clinics under the guidance of Megan Howard, a past student and OzTag Regional Development Officer. TheOzTag2 girls have ripped off many tags and scored plenty of tries, all with huge smiles on their faces. Megan stated ‘The girls played with great skill and exemplified our motto “Get tagged you’ll love it”‘.

Forms are available for Primary students who would like to sign up for OzTag, and more information can be found on the Rockhampton OzTag website.

Rockhampton OzTag

Scott Fuller
Sports Master

 

 

 

 

 

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Rowing Report

August 17, 2016 at 8:38 am

Saturday 6 August, saw RGGS competing in a Regatta in Rockhampton. The day dawned beautiful and quiet, birds singing, water calm. However, by the 8.00am start the wind was strong and the water was rough, just like the Olympic Regatta. Our  rowers were not daunted and relished the challenge.

In the first race of the uniquely mixed men’s and women’s quads. Jessica Gunning rowed her debut race for Girls Grammar. The crew came second, just behind the boys.  Welcome aboard Jessica!Rowing2

Our small but talented team followed her out on the race course. Claire Sherry and her Emmaus partner won the Year 9 double sculls and had time to wave to the crowd before the other crews arrived at the finish line.

The windy and choppy conditions, without the buoyed lanes after the heavy rain of two weeks ago, made keeping a straight line very difficult. In the single sculls, division one Jasmine Mick reaped the benefit of ten extra rows over the holiday break and won convincingly. In division two of the novice single sculls, Matilda Donaldson, rowing straighter than others, came from the middle of the field in the last 100m to win, just in front of Sarah Donaldson .

Sarah and Amiee Leane combined a little later to win the novice double sculls. Jasmine’s crew finished second in the same race.

Interestingly, when we combined everyone in our ‘All Stars Quad’ of Matilda and Sarah Donaldson, Amiee Leane, Jasmine Mick and Jemma Green, a crew from another school managed to get their bow in front of us. It seems we need more practice in the big boats.

RowingThe morning regatta finished with the wind getting stronger and the Year 8 double scull of Matilda Donaldson and Jemma Green rowing more for survival than gold. They still won the silver and displayed ten out of ten for great form and boating skills.

We will be doing a lot of practice between now and August 27 in preparation for the Rockhampton Schools Rowing Championships where we will see schools from Rockhampton, Mackay and other centres competing for the medals.

Rob Fay
Rowing Coordinator

QISSN Wrap Up

July 22, 2016 at 11:44 am

IMG_7047The middle week of the June/July holidays meant a mass of excitement, hysteria, sweat, nervous adrenaline and freezing swims for the team and staff involved directly with the Girls Grammar QISSN team. Over one week, we played ten netball games between the CQU courts and Emmaus courts against teams from across Queensland from Cairns to the Gold Coast and as far west as Emerald.

Captained by Jacinta Thackeray and myself, we had fair success across the carnival, walking away with four hard fought wins to cement our place as seventh in our division. It was a great week with plenty of blood, sweat, tears, frozen cokes and ice baths to spare. At the end of the week Jasmin Dwyer was voted the Most Valued Player by our various QISSN (1)opposition, a huge congratulation to her. We had support from old girls, friendly tag alongs, teachers (past and present) as well as their families, current Girls Grammar Girls and last but not least our own families.

This year the QISSN team says goodbye to five senior students and a coach. Carlyn Donaldson, Jane Eyles, Jasmin Dwyer, Jacinta Thackeray and I have played our last ever QISSN carnival and Jacalean Wines is leaving the coaching staff as a valued past mother and coach of the Girls Grammar team.

On behalf of the Girls Grammar QISSN team 2016 I would like to a say massive thank you to:

  • Mr Fuller and Maddy
  • Mrs Dixon
  • Ms Mahon (as well as Caden and Nash)QISSN (5)
  • Our Old Girls that came along to watch, support and help (Winesy, Ashleigh Collete, Megan Howard, Angela Banks and Mrs Banks)
  • Mr Morrison
  • Current Girls Grammar girls that came along to support
  • Molly Harwood as our number one supporter
  • Olivia Harwood as our personal paparazzi
  • Sophie Harwood as our hospital lacky and taxi driver
  • Bev Harwood for her supportive appearances
  • Marissa Buchanan for her epic pep talks and support

QISSN (3)A special thank you to Mr Lye and Jacalean Wines for coordinating our whole week, all of your late nights, driving us everywhere, feeding us, washing our clothes, helping us with our injuries, dishing out high fives when we won and picking us up when we lost.

By Tiffany Baker

Pierre de Coubertin Award 2016

July 18, 2016 at 11:44 am

Sophie Harwood- Pierre de Coubertin AwardThis year, Sophie Harwood has been honoured at the Queensland Olympic Council award ceremony, being named as a Pierre de Coubertin Award recipient.
The award is named after the founder of the modern Olympics and take place annually. This year was the 21st year of Queensland senior secondary school students being recognised in their ability to demonstrate attributes consistent with Olympism through participation and commendable behaviour in sporting activities. Sophie received her award after being nominated. In her nomination she was asked to submit a written piece of work discussing what the Olympics has meant to her and her local community. Sophie’s written piece spoke of local sporting opportunities offered and how our local community has been able to supply Olympic champions over a number of years, including this year’s flag bearer Anna Meares.Sophie Harwood with Angie Lambert Natalie Cook Nicholas Sprenger

 

Sophie spent a day with other Award recipients and a number of previous recipients and Olympic champions. Some of the special guests Sophie was able to mingle with included, five time Olympic beach volleyball champion, Natalie Cook, gold medal winning hockey player Angie Lambert, swimming ace Nicholas Sprenger and previous Pierre de Coubertin Award recipient and VC recipient Dan Keighran.

James Lye –  Director of Student Wellbeing

Equestrian News

July 18, 2016 at 11:40 am

Emily Lang MaryboroughInterschool Showjumping State Championship

In the second week of the holidays I travelled down to Toowoomba to represent Girls Grammar at the Interschool Showjumping State Championships on my horse Chandelier.  Freezing yet excited, I competed over two days in the 90cm and 1m classes. There were 50 competitors from all over the state in these classes making it a tough competition. I was fortunate enough to place overall Reserve Champion in the 90cm class. Because of my performance, I was offered a spot on the Queensland Showjumping team that will compete at the Interschool National Championships in Sydney at the end of September. Excited to finally leave the freezing cold weather I then travelled to Maryborough to meet the rest of the team Brooke & Tayla Wallace, Leah McBride, Millie Driscoll, Georgia Davies and Tyla Cringle to compete in the Pony Club Dressage, Combined Training and Horse Trials State Championships.

Written By Emily Lang – Year 11

 

Pony Club Dressage, Combined Training and Horse Trials State Championship

Day 1 & 2 was the Dressage phase. Leah McBride, making her debut, finished up with an amazing 2nd overall for her competitive preliminary group.PCAQ Gatton 1

Day 3 saw us competing in Combined Training – this consisted of one Dressage test and a Showjumping Round. In the 12 and Under 60cm Amelia Driscoll finished 4th, 70cm Tayla Cringle 2nd, Preliminary 1m class Georgia Davies 5th & Emily Lang 6th and I came home with a 6th overall in my novice 80cm.

Leah McBrideDay 4 & 5 was Eventing – rainclouds were rolling in and by 10am the heavens open; within five minutes horse, rider and everything in-between was soaked to the core. When the rain finally let up, we were left with boggy slippery grounds but the great news was we were all sitting high in the rankings after the Dressage phase! Finally Day 5 arrived – the cross country and showjumping! Fortunately the grounds had dried a little overnight. As riders entered the fenced box and were counted down to go, we wished each other a safe ride and off we galloped. We all crossed the finish line safely. We then jumped our showjump round before the final presentation.

Brooke MaryboroughGathering on horseback in the centre ring for the last time, with great results – Tayla Wallace 5th overall in the 12 and under group and Emily Lang coming home with an amazing 2nd for the large Introductory group. Georgia Davies finished 5th and I finished with a 14th in the Preliminary eventing group.

After an exhausting week the RGGS equestrian girls travelled home, most of us very happy with our results, knowing we gave it our all! Next weekend Emily Lang, Georgia Davies, Matilda and Sarah Donaldson will be travelling to Burpengary for the Interschool State Eventing Championships where we will be proudly wearing our RGGS white and gold.

Brooke Wallace – Year 12

Semester 1 Sporting Colours

July 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

Sporting Colours Full and HalfCongratulations to the following girls for earning Semester 1 Sporting Colours.  We have many talented girls here are Girls Grammar!

Half Colours
Bianca Phillips – Volleyball
Emily Lang – Cross Country
Jemma Mallyon – Cross Country
Emily Richardson – Hockey

Full Colours
Molly Harwood – Water Polo
Sophie Harwood – Water Polo
Grace Kennedy – Rowing
Emma Kennedy – Rowing

QISSN Update

June 30, 2016 at 12:59 pm

QISSN1QISSN is well and truly under way this week with some great results for our Girls Grammar team.

The last two days of competition have been intense. OuQISSN3r QISSN team has played hard and finished fourth in their pool. Their last game on Tuesday was a really tight game, with the added pressure of the game being live-streamed. They came from behind to win 18 to 17 against Xavier College. This means they played in two qualifying finals before their Grand Final. Our first Qualifying Final was on Thursday at 8.45am at CQ University, Court 2 against a very determined Marist College.  The second Qualifying Final was held at 1.15pm at Emmaus College, with Grand Finals played on Friday 1 July 2016.

If you missed the live stream game on Tuesday  you can go to the following link:

QISSN Live Stream Game

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

Jacalean Wines and James Lye QISSN2

Sullivan’s Netball Carnival

June 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

Sullivans Carnival 2Lacing up netball shoes, filling water bottles and stretching like never before, excitedly awaiting the weekend ahead. Sullivan’s Netball Carnival would be our time to try things a little bit differently and put our teamwork and netball skills to the test. Girls Grammar entered three teams; Galaxy, Eclipse and Comets. We worked hard all weekend, improving with each game.

There were wins and losses but our spirit continued to shine through with laughs, smiles and sneaky little pranks all weekend. As the weekend came to a close, Galaxy tied second in their Junior A1 division and unfortunately no other Girls Grammar team reached the top three. Nursing interesting tan lines, sore muscles we didn’t know we had and tired eyes we parted ways, sporting the Girls Grammar spirit all the way.
Thank You to the parents who supported the teams during the weekend, as well as the coaches and managers of all three teams. Their help was incredible.

Written by Tiffany Baker – Year 12

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Dance Star Preliminary State Finals

June 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

Dance Star Preliminary State Finals
Our Girls Grammar Performance Company (Dance) recently competed at the Dance Star Preliminary Finals and State Finals in May and June. They did exceptionally well at both competitions. Congratulations to the group for their third place with their contemporary piece at Finals. Congratulations also to Layla Wilson and Claire De Villiers for coming second with their hip hop duo and Janae Walsh who not only qualified for Nationals as a soloist in three different sections (two first places and a second) but also gained the highest score of the entire competition for her Contemporary Solo. Janae will compete at the Nationals on the Gold Coast in August.

Written by Louise McSherry – Dance Coordinator

Rowing News by Rob Fay

June 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

Saturday May 28 2016 saw a number of our Girls Grammar students compete in a Rockhampton  Schools Sprint Rowing Regatta.Rowing 280516

A summary of the results for the first  to fourth Placings are as follows:

Race 7  Year 9 Double – Claire Sherry/Gabby Davis  2nd

Race 9  Novice Single Scull  Div 1 – Caitlyn Ryan  -1st

Race 10 Novice Single  Scull Div 2 – Luka Hill 1st , Britaney Adams 3rd

Race 19 Year 9 single Scull – Claire Sherry 4th

Race 21  Novice Quad Scull – Felicity Weier/Britaney Adams/Caitlyn Ryan/Luka Hill/ Melanie Cox (cox)  1st

Rowing2Race 21 Novice Quad Scull – Matilda Donaldson/Sarah Donaldson/Jasmine Mick/Amiee Leane/ Jemma Green (cox) 4th

Race 28 Year 8 Double Scull – Matilda Donaldson, Jemma Green 4th

Race 35 Year 9 Quad Scull – Claire Sherry/ Sarah Donaldson/ Melanie Cox with Emmaus girls  2nd

Race 38 Novice double sculls – Caitlyn Ryan/ Felicity Weier 1st

Luka Hill/Britaney Adams 2nd

 Amiee Leane/Jasmine Mick 3rd

Well Done Ladies!

Written by Robin Fay – RGGS Rowing Coordinator

Jason Rich Foundation Fun Run

June 21, 2016 at 9:27 am

Jason RichOn Sunday 15 May, a team of Year 11 students participated in Yeppoon’s Jason Rich Foundation Fun Run. Demonstrating true Girls Grammar community spirit, our girls completed the event to raise funds for youth defensive driving. It was a spectacular morning and we look forward to attending again next year.