Young Filmmakers Competition

August 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

Are you a CQ high school student who enjoys filming in your spare time? Or perhaps thinking of a career in Movies or Media?
Then have a go at the Young Filmmakers Challenge, proudly supported by Rotary and CQ Health. We’re looking for videos no longer than three (3) minutes that explore the theme ‘Tobacco: stop smoking/never start smoking’. There’s great prizes on offer, including $500 for the best entry! Visit the link for more info and start filming! https://www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/10000-lives/for-schools/cq-young-filmmakers-competition

Technology – Term 1 Report

March 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Technology students engaged in a series of tasks involving the designing and programming of websites and animation. Implementing the use of the programming languages HTML and CSS, Year 8 students developed an introductory page about a topic of their choice. Similarly, Years 9 and 10 students began a more complex approach to web design by implementing the use of PhotoShop to develop a professional layout for an online store. Years 11 and 12 participated in a unit focused on designing professional web banners for local businesses in Adobe Animate.

Mr Luke Tree

 

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)

 

 

Year 7 STEAM project

March 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Students in Year 7 are being challenged to produce a brief for the  redesign of the ‘Palm Garden’ outside the Grant Building. This forms part of their 2018 STEAM project. The criteria for success is for the garden to be a place of relaxation and reflection and improve the biodiversity within the area. Their designs must include a self-cleaning water feature (pond or stream). To facilitate this, the first task is to design and create a water purification method using one or more of the techniques they have investigated in Science.  Students have been busy designing, creating and testing filter prototypes to fit this brief.

Christie Dey (Year 7, 8, 9 Science and Year 11,12 Chemistry)

SUN Participants – Term 1 2018

February 21, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Congratulations to our CQ University SUN Course enrolments for Term 1 2018 –

 

Jessica Payne (Introduction to Nursing)

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Berlin (Accounting, Learning and Online Communication)

 

 

 

 

Georgia Davies (Introductory Anatomy and Physiology)

 

 

 

We wish them every success with this early experience of the tertiary world.

Dr John Fry (Dean of Senior Studies)

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

 

9/10 Technology

November 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

This semester, the 9/10 Design and Technology students have been engaged in an electronics programming unit using Arduino modules. Drawing on knowledge and skills from Term 3, participants were tasked with developing a problem and solution to be solved with electrical engineering. Such projects included; automated irrigation, pressure plate lighting, motion sensor burglar alarms, electronic keypad controlled locks, parking sensors, and many more. Mr Cheers and I are extremely proud of the efforts from all students this semester, they have worked hard to apply STEM processes for real world application.

Luke Tree

9/10 Design and Technology Teacher

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

June 7, 2017 at 8:00 am

This year sees a revised emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tasks in the middle school.  Year 7, 8 and 9 will complete two STEM tasks over the course of the year in a range of subject areas. This will allow students to see how the links between the curriculum areas can be used together.

In Term 1, Year 9 completed their investigation on how seed types and temperature affect the respiration rates during germination. This term it’s time for Year 7 and 8 to display their creativity. Year 7 are completing a task investigating how to purify a water source for drinking purposes. Year 8 are testing how the ratios of ingredients in concrete will impact its strength and proposing a costing to concrete a domestic driveway with their mix.

Semester 2 will further allow students to develop their investigation  and design skills with a whole new set of tasks.

Christie Dey (Year 7,8,10 Science)

 

Robotics Professional Development Workshop

February 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Robotics Workshop 1 Robotics Workshop 2Rockhampton Girls Grammar’s partnership with the QMEA (Queensland Minerals and Energy Association) provided the opportunity for the Technology Department to engage in robotics programming. The workshop’s focus was the application of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative for education. Participants engaged in structured programming through sequencing, selection and iteration. Looking forward, 2017 is an exciting year for Girls Grammar. Our newly developed technology program will provide a hands on approach to engineering and programming.

Luke Tree
Design and Technology Teacher

Staying Safe Online

September 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Hocybersafetylidays are great time to catch up with family and friends. With a large proportion of our children’s social interactions occurring online it is also a great time to have an open dialogue about staying safe online. Staying safe online is more than just cyberbullying; online-grooming and internet addictions are becoming real issues in today’s society. I strongly encourage you to discuss current internet/social media use with your daughter/s. It may be time to reevaluate how much online time is available, the majority of social media interaction occurs not on computers or tablets but on mobile phones. Most telecommunication companies have parental controls that will allow you to monitor, filter and limit the amount of data and text messages that are being sent.

Examples of these are these Telstra and Vodafone apps:

Telstra Mobile Protect

Vodafone Guardian App

Please find below links for parents and carers to access. I highly recommend you have a look through these sites as they are a valuable resource that may help you open an eSafety dialogue with your daughters.

eSafety

iParent – by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner

Ryan Cheers
Director of Innovation and Learning Technologies