A letter from our Principal Holidays Term 1

April 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm

End of Term 1 Boarding Bulletin

April 5, 2019 at 9:13 am

School farewells Christine Hills

April 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

On Thursday morning we farewelled Christine Hills with a whole school assembly.
Students spoke about their fond memories and thanked Mrs Hills for her contribution to the school. They each presented her with a flower to show their appreciation.

The board was also in attendance and spoke of the wonderful impact Mrs Hills has had over the past three years at Rockhampton Girls Grammar.
Mrs Hills has taken a position to lead the expansion of the Collins program in Australia. We wish her the best on her new venture.

Parent’s Night Out, a success for RGGS

April 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

 Last Friday night saw the first ever Parent’s Night Out, Kid’s Night In event hosted by the RGGS New Zealand music tour students.

Many activities were on offer such as colouring in, movies, decorate your own biscuit, twister, dancing and much more.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Parents commented that this was a wonderful idea, and it was lovely to have a night out and knew they child was being cared for.
Stay posted for the next Kid’s Night In event.

  

Important dates Week 10 Term 1 2019

March 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

A word from our Principal (Acting)

March 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm

QCS practice for year 12 students

March 29, 2019 at 1:48 pm

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week Year 12 QCS students will sit their practice exam.

Year 12 QCS students need to be at McKeague Hall by 8.30am at the latest. On each day, they will have a break from 11.15am to 12.30pm. Morning tea and lunch will be available at that time. The second session will start at 12.30pm each day.

For an equipment list for the two days please click here. 

We want the girls to be comfortable so they may wear their sports uniform on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Non QCS girls will be in the library for Year 12 only classes. Year 11/12 combined classes will continue for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Screenagers on the big screen next week

March 29, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School invites members from the local community to come along to Mckeague hall on Thursday April 4 at 6pm for the screening of Screenagers.
Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate in the digital world.
The documentary will be followed by a question and answer panel with local community members who have experience in dealing with the issues that can arise with the use of technology.
DRINKS AND SNACKS WILL BE ON SALE DURING THE NIGHT

Click here for tickets.

Preps featured in My First Year

March 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm

 On Wednesday this week The Morning Bulletin came to take photos of our prep students seeing their picture in the paper for the first time.

They were all featured in the “My First Feature” that The Morning Bulletin released this week.

The photos can be found on the Morning Bulletin Website.

RGGS Rugby 7s move onto the Grandfinals

March 29, 2019 at 1:03 pm

On Thursday night the RGGS Rugby 7s team went head to head with the Rockhampton Grammar School.

The two sides battled it out to see who would come out on top with a place in the Grandfinals.

Our girls took out the win, defeating RGS 17 to 15.

Come support the girls in Sunday’s grand final against North Rockhampton High – 6.00pm at Rugby Park.

Come and learn Bridge…exercise the mind

March 25, 2019 at 11:17 am

Life Education

March 25, 2019 at 10:12 am

Important dates Term 1 Week 9

March 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

March Boarding Bulletin

March 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week our RGGS Community was saddened to learn of the sudden death of one of our boarding staff, Mrs Amanda Marshall. Amanda was a kind and gentle person, who gave of her time generously. In knowing Amanda over the last two and half years, it was obvious she was committed to caring for other people. She will be missed and remembered by our Community and particularly by our boarders.

During the last couple of days, I have spoken to many parents and I will continue to call all our boarding families, to assure you our boarding routine has been restored and the girls are quite settled. Although there have been times of sadness, the girls have been busy with exam block, assessments and extra – curricular. They have been vigilant in meeting their commitments.

This weekend will be our “Give Back” weekend, where our boarders will be busy preparing and delivering cakes to our local emergency services centres. This is an opportunity to recognise the extraordinary work our Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel do in our local community. On Saturday night we will have a Boarding Community BBQ at the pool and on Sunday there will be a beach day at Yeppoon. I am hoping this weekend will be an opportunity for the girls to relax after a big week.

End of term is upon us and I ask that all leave arrangements be entered into the boarding leave system. This will ensure all leave arrangements are recorded and transport can be arranged where necessary.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and if there are any concerns regarding your daughter, please do not hesitate to call me.

Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn

Director of Boarding & Student Welfare.

A letter from our Acting Principal

March 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Learn To Row – An oarsome experience

March 22, 2019 at 11:36 am

Learn to row has been a great success! Our new rowers have been welcomed into the RGGS Rowing Shed and have already begun their regular training on the river.

Mr Fay and Miss Fay are looking forward to an oarsome season of rowing.

We look forward to seeing the rowers and their families at our Welcome to Rowing BBQ Brunch at the RGGS Rowing Shed: May 19th after training at 9am (more details to be released soon).

 

 

EASTER HOLIDAY FUN – COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

March 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

VICTORIA PARK EASTER SESSIONS

Once again Victoria Park will be be offering unique fun filled activities, introducing gymnastics, trampolining & lots of fun games during the Easter School Vacation.

Monday 08 April – Friday 12 April & Monday 15 April – Thursday 18 April, 9am-12noon daily.

Children 5 years & attending prep to 13 years, need to bring along a cold water bottle & morning tea snack, plus clean ankle socks. Dress is flexible fitting, no skirts or dresses, hair tied back.

Sessions are structured and instruction is by accredited coaches & trainee coaches from our gymnastics/trampolining program.

$15 per session per child or Week 1 $65 per week per child & Week 2 $55 per child per week. Booking essential, email office@vicipark.com or phone 49225986.

Painting Rockhampton: Youth Mural Project

Have you ever wished to paint big on a public building? Here is your chance to learn how to plan, design, stencil and paint a mural.

This is an exciting opportunity to get paint not just on your hands but on a fresh new mural in our city. You will be guided and supported by the artist educator throughout the project.

All participants will get to design and create a stencil that the group will paint into the main design. During the project, you will mix and make colour using brushes as well as using spray paints and stencils.

Rockhampton Art Gallery’s Art Bus will transport participants from Rockhampton Art Gallery to the mural site each day and return them to the Art Gallery prior to the 3pm pick-up time. All mural painting materials, stencils, gazebos, an esky, a water dispenser, and sunscreen will be provided.

Painting Rockhampton: Youth Mural Project is a four-day workshop:

Tuesday 9 April

  • Start in Beatrice Hutton Room, Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Nellie gives presentation on her mural-making process
  • History of mural-making
  • Current use of the mural site (i.e. sports, dog walking, community events)
  • Excursion in Art Bus to see Nellie’s mural and visit the new mural site
  • Finish in Beatrice Hutton Room, starting to think about what stencils to design

Wednesday 10 April

  • Day in Beatrice Hutton Room, Rockhampton Art Gallery
  • Draw elements and ideas on paper
  • All participants will design at least one drawing that will go to stencil

[Two-day interval for stencils to be manufactured]

Saturday 12 April

  • Participants paint mural
  • Family, friends and members of the public welcome to attend [Please see ticket pricing below]

 Sunday 13 April

  • Participants paint mural
  • Family, friends and members of the public welcome to attend [Please see ticket pricing below]

Please bring the following each day:

  • Lunch and a snack
  • Water bottle
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Covered-in shoes
  • Sketch pad (optional)

Price: $160 four-day course | $150 Friends of the Gallery four-day course | $50 painting day only | $45 Friends of the Gallery painting day only

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery (entry via the front of the Gallery, directly off Victoria Parade)

Who: Four-day project recommended for ages 10 to 17; all ages and abilities welcome to take part in the painting day (please note: all tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop taking place)

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery

Visit: https://au.openforms.com/Form/715fa5bc-f851-4825-8dd5-ea9e8acdb53b

To book tickets.

 

CAPRICON 2019

CapriCon 2019 will be held on Saturday 6 April, 10am – 8pm at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Keep up-to-date by following CapriCon Rockhampton on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Luncheon 2019

March 22, 2019 at 11:14 am

Rockhampton Girls Grammar Mother’s Day Luncheon is fast approaching.

With preparation well underway it’s time to start thinking about booking a ticket.

This year tickets are $50 per person. Students must also be paid for, for this event.

All tickets must be prepaid for catering purposes and RSVP’S are due by April 26.

There are a limited number of seats available so make sure you get in quick!

Please RSVP to reception.

Gemboree to provide Easter fun

March 22, 2019 at 11:11 am

RGGS will be supporting the National GEMBOREE  during the holiday break. 

This large jewellery, gem, mineral and fossil show will be a great place to visit during Easter.

With displays, demonstrations, field trips and many traders, it runs 12 noon Good Friday until 2 p.m. Easter Monday.

Our marquees will be providing shelter for the Food Court and weary shoppers. Old girl, Pat Handley (Taylor), 1957 – 1960, is working to raise funds and to promote this event.

For more information head to https://aflaca.org.au/gemboree/

Giving back weekend

March 22, 2019 at 11:06 am

Friday March 22 is the start of our ‘Give Back’ weekend.

On the Friday night Supervisors will assist our boarders to cook, decorate and wrap cakes for our Rockhampton Emergency Services Centers (Police, Fire, Ambulance & Hospitals).

On Saturday our boarders will deliver their gifts to each station and say a big thank you for the extraordinary work they do in our community.

Girls rock funky socks for good cause

March 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day and staff and students made gold coin donations to wear funky socks!

There were light up socks, socks with fringing and much more!

#ROCKYOURSOCKS

Win tickets to the RGGS Mother’s Day Luncheon

March 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

The New Zealand Music Tour students are fundraising for their upcoming music tour in the June/July school holidays.
This year they have many raffles and prizes on offer. One of those being a ticket to the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Mother’s Day Luncheon.
This morning tea is a highlight in the RGGS calendar and one not to be missed. It includes delicious food and amazing entertainment.
Raffles tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at reception.
The raffle will be drawn April 26th.
Good Luck!

Are you in need of a night out without the kids?

March 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Calling all parents and caregivers!
Are you in desperate need of a night out, without the kids?
We have the answer for you!
March 29 the NZ Music Tour girls will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out, Kid’s night in event.
Drop your children at the CAB music rooms at 6pm and pick up at 9pm and enjoy yourselves! Go catch a movie, or have a dinner date with your loved one. We got the kids covered! 
You children will be entertained with games, activities and movies. Snacks are also provided. 3 hours of baby sitting all for the low cost of $15 per child.
Sign up is at the front reception. Please make payment when signing up. This is available for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 12.
Be quick as places are limited!

Weekend boarding activities

March 15, 2019 at 12:54 pm

This weekend there are many different activities on offer for our boarders. From sewing class to swimming and football.

This is also a reminder that Friday March 22 is the start of our ‘Give Back’ weekend. On the Friday night, Supervisors will assist our boarders to cook, decorate and wrap cakes for our Rockhampton Emergency Services Centres (Police, Fire, Ambulance & Hospitals). 
On Saturday, our boarders will deliver their gifts to each station and say a big thank you for the extraordinary work they do in our community.

2019 Next Step survey

March 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

The Queensland Government is conducting its annual statewide survey of all students who completed Year 12 in 2018. The Next Step survey is a brief, confidential survey that gains a comprehensive picture of the employment, study and life choices made by Queensland school completers in the year after they finish Year 12.

Between March and June, all our students who completed Year 12 last year can expect to receive instructions to complete a web-based survey or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office. Please encourage them to take part. If their contact details have changed, please assist the interviewer with their updated details or forward the survey to their new address so they can participate.

Thank you for your support of the Next Step survey in 2019.

Further information on Next Step is available online at www.qld.gov.au/nextstep or on toll free telephone 1800 068 587.

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm

It has been a day of celebrating clever, confident and connected women at RGGS. From Prep right through to Year 12, the students and teachers have talked about why it is great to be a woman.

Seniors, Dakota and Taylor, also organised for students to write down on a piece of paper what it means to be a woman. Today these are proudly hanging in reception. Take a look to see what some of our students said:

Year 3 spoke about how awesome it is that the girls are able to attend RGGS, a school dedicated to the education for girls. They also discussed about how women were treated in the past and how far the world has come. The girls were shocked to hear that years ago women were not seen as important, could not work in certain jobs, could not go to school/university, could not vote or even make decisions about their lives and family. They spoke about today being a day to remember the strong women in the past that have done incredible things to make life better for women in the future.

Girls take on Rugby 7s Comp in Rockhampton

March 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

The Interschool Rugby 7s Competition started last night and our girls played their first two round games.
The girls played very well against more experienced opponents, narrowly going down in both games. There were 12 players in the team who made their Rugby 7s debut and they did themselves proud.
Pictured is the RGGS Open Girls Rugby 7s team (Abigail Hills absent from photo).

Mrs Greta Doherty                                                       (Health and Physical Education Teacher)

 

Foster Care Allowance changes for High School students

March 8, 2019 at 2:31 pm

With the changes to prep entry ages in 2007, an increased number of young people now finish year 12 after they turn 18. In response, the policy and procedure for the Foster Carer Allowance and Interstate Foster Payments (No: 365-12) has been amended to reflect that Foster Carers, Long-Term Guardians and Permanent Guardians who have a young person in their care who is turning 18 and still enrolled in school will continue to receive the Foster Care Allowance.

There’s also a further change, from mid-2020, which will be very important to carers and children: eligibility to receive the fortnightly caring allowance will increase to provide support to young people up to 19 years of age.

These changes will mean that children and young people will have certainty that if they reach adulthood while still at school, they will be supported to complete their schooling.

Yours sincerely

Brittany Lauga MP

Member for Keppel, Assistant Minister for Education

RGGS welcomes a new strings teacher

March 8, 2019 at 2:28 pm

This year we are pleased to welcome a new strings teacher, Miss Alyssa Black, to the RGGS music teaching team.

“I would like to introduce myself as the new Strings Instrumental Music Teacher at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.  Growing up in the Yeppoon area, my musical education began at the age of seven years old.  In addition to many other exams, I completed my Associate of Music Australia (AMusA) Diploma for piano in 2017, and AMusA Diploma for violin in 2018,” Miss Black said.

She said having the opportunity to learn both piano and violin influenced her life in a positive way.

It also taught her the qualities of dedication and diligence which she believed to be important life skills.

“I enjoy teaching music and have taught many students privately over the last few years, putting students through examination and Eisteddfod performances.  I am eager to build the Instrumental Strings Program at the RGGS to a level of excellence,” Miss Black said.

“I look forward to working with the strings program and string ensemble and passing on an appreciation for the fine art of a stringed instrument.”

P&F News

March 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

The RGGS Parents & Friends Association Inc. held  the 2019 Annual General Meeting and February meeting recently.

The new executive was elected for 2019; Kylie Dwyer – President, Noeleen Yates – Treasurer, Kasey Mitchell – Vice President and Robin Fay –  Secretary.

The members and committee committed to several fundraising ventures for 2019 including, another Colour Run and the Bulls and Barrels Rodeo.  Profits to be used to help school improvement projects and representative sport teams.

The next P&F Meeting is scheduled for March 7 at 6pm , in the Boardroom.