Year 9/10 Art

August 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Emu Park SLSC Sign on dates

August 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm

Week 3 Term 3 Important dates

August 3, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Boarding Weekend activities

August 3, 2018 at 8:42 am

A word from our Deputy Principal Michelle Gouge

July 2, 2018 at 8:28 am

We have reached the half way point! What an exciting Semester we have had, especially being awarded Finalist Regional School of the Year in the Australian Education Awards. By now many of you have received your Academic Reports for the Semester. I encourage you to now to get some rest, enjoy some well-deserved family time and refocus for the Semester ahead. Reporting time is a great reflection on the efforts you have contributed towards your studies. It is a time to ask yourself the question, ‘did I give my best effort?’ We have been working at a whole school level on focusing on the growth mindset strategy of effort praise versus person praise. Carol Dweck’s studies have proven when we give feedback on the effort being applied to the task, rather than the outcome, improved results are seen.

We will be welcoming a number of new students to our community next Semester which is always exciting to see students desiring to be a Girls Grammar girl. Please make our new families feel welcome and a part of this very special place.

I trust that you will have an enjoyable time over the next couple of weeks. We have a very exciting event coming to our school next term as we are hosting OptiMinds. Girls Grammar will have ten teams participating in this unique competition. Good luck girls. I am sure the effort you put into preparing, rehearsing and resource building will be well worth it on the day!

See you on the playground.

Michelle Gouge

Community Notices – Rockhampton Regional Libraries

July 2, 2018 at 8:24 am

 

School Holiday Activities – Rockhampton Regional Libraries

Create a Picture Book Competition – Rockhampton Regional Libraries and National Children’s Week

 

Music Progress Concert

June 22, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Music Progress Concert – the girls performed confidently and the night was a wonderful showcase of the progress made during Semester 1.

Thank you to the music teachers,  Ryan Cheers for sound, Shyane Yates for compering, Tia Wilson for photography and Tyla Cringle for helping backstage.

Week 5 Term 2 Important dates and 2018 Timetable information for Parents

May 11, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Week 2 Term 2 Important dates

April 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

Our Girls top the State

April 6, 2018 at 2:07 pm

NEWS FLASH. Coco Doblo and Sydney Peff topped the State in their grades for AMEB in Performance & Drama.  Coco for Grade 3 and Sydney for Grade 4.

Coco has now topped the State for THREE consecutive years and is the only student to do this. Congratulations and well done!

Now that’s clever and confident!

QMEA Schools Shave for a Cure Challenge 2018

March 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

This year, as part of our participation in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)  the Middle School Council has accepted the QMEA Schools Shave for a Cure Challenge 2018. See attached Flyer.

We have registered the School for the challenge and will contribute our donations from Funky Hair Day Friday 16 March 2018. If you would like to pledge further support please donate at the School’s fundraising page:

https://secure.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=710811

Today another 35 Australians will be told they have a blood cancer. The money raised will give them all the support they need to beat their blood cancer. It will fund vital research so more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.

 

Community Notice

March 2, 2018 at 11:32 am

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

Week 5 Term 1 Important dates

February 16, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Week 4 Term 1 Important dates

February 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Week 3 Information

February 5, 2018 at 8:59 am

A message from the Principal

September 27, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Term 4 is always a time of great anticipation at Girls Grammar.  For our Year 12 girls it is a time of preparing for the world beyond our school.  There will be a mixture of emotions for our girls: excitement, celebration but also an amount of trepidation.  What we are confident of, however, is that our Seniors have the skills and the qualities they will need as they move into the next chapter of their lives.  Like the generations of girls who have gone before them, the class of 2017 will move out into a range of communities where they will make their marks.  We look forward to guiding our Seniors through their last exams and the last of their celebrations with us.

Term 4 will see Girls Grammar commemorate Pink Week – a week when we focus on raising awareness of Breast Cancer and the impacts it has on those who suffer from it and those around them. We hope you will join us in our efforts. Our Head Girls will lead the week with an event designed to put our pink on display.  We hope to involve the other High Schools in Rockhampton in “Go Pink for Cancer Awareness” campaign.  More details will follow so keep an eye out for that.   A highlight of the week is our annual Bulls n Barrels which will be held on Saturday 21 October.  Join us for a great night of entertainment and action.

I am pleased to welcome Ms Jessica Lamb back to Girls Grammar this term.  Ms Lamb will work with Ms McVeigh in Drama and the Arts.  I have also asked Ms Lamb to assist our Seniors with their end of year events – so she will be very active in Pink Week.  It’s great to have a teacher with such energy and passion for her work come home to Girls Grammar.

As we move through Term 4, it is important for the girls to remain focused on the core business – learning.  Research clearly shows the link between attendance and achievement.  Although it is a busy term, it’s  important that they make every day count.  Our Senior girls particularly must stay focused on their assessment and meeting the requirements of the QCAA with regards to exams and assignments.  One of the benefits of being at Girls Grammar is the small class sizes.  This gives our girls access to teachers and feedback at a level incomparable in other schools.  I encourage all our girls to take advantage of this support.

I am looking forward to the events and activities that make our school the amazing community it is this term.  We have a distinctive culture at Girls Grammar.  Join us in celebrating what it is to be a Girls Grammar girl.

Mrs Christine Hills (Principal)

School Stockings Available

June 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

With the colder weather upon us, the P&F Shop has School Stockings/tights available for $5.95 per pair.

Sizes – Girls 6 to Ladies XL are in stock!  Get in quick before they’re gone!

Mrs Karen Wallace (RGGS Shop)

Staffing News

May 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

We extend a warm welcome to new editions to the administration team:  Michelle Birse – Reception, Katrina Lapthorn – Accountant and Joshua Matthews – HR/Payroll.josh katrina

However, it is with sadness we farewell the following staff – Theresa Egerton, Kelila Ives and Noeleen Leis.  We thank them for their contribution to Rockhampton Girls Grammar and wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

Michelle Birse

Gaia Festival and 125th Celebrations

February 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

We are seeking quality market stalls and food vendors for our Gaia Festival and Open Day, then into the 125 Party on 22 April. Please contact Tammy Lang if you would like a stall or know of a great idea to make this celebration of 125 years of Girls Grammar the best it can be.

BREAKING NEWS – We have famous and amazing  ‘old girl’ talent Gretel Scarlett, Sarah Sullivan and Camille Trail performing for us at the Progressive Dinner!! Get your tickets now as they are selling fast.

Kim Dixon – Enterprise Manager

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News from the Principal

November 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

The end of the year is always full of mixed emotions.  At this time of year, we begin the road to farewell our seniors, some of whom have been with us for 13 years and who are very much a part of the fabric of the school. We wish them the very best for their future – whatever that may hold.  You will always be a part of the Girls Grammar family.

We also celebrate at this time with our new leadership team – our Year 11 prefects.  Final positions will be announced 2017-prefectsat Speech Night.   I wish to congratulate all girls who stood for office this year – it is no small feat to step forward into the light of leadership.  Our new team of leaders will provide a great deal of enthusiasm and inspiration for all of our girls and I look forward to watching them grow as leaders.

Speech night is a celebration of the work of the school this year.  We look forward to sharing with our community the achievements of our girls across the school.  There has been a wealth of learning and opportunities for the girls this year and each experience helps our girls grow.  Well done to our students.

As we move forward into 2017, we begin the task of timetabling classes for next year.  Dr John Fry has this task well in hand.  There will be changes to the executive structure of the school next year, which have been made in response to the school review which was done earlier in the year.

From 2017, the executive structure of the school will be realigned to clarify roles and responsibilities.  The Principal will remain as the head of the school and will be supported by a Deputy Principal, Director of Boarding and Welfare and a Business Manager. This organises the school into its three core components – with a focus on teaching and learning.  Core to teaching and learning is the welfare of the girls and the fact that nearly a third of our girls live on site.  RGGS, is proudly a Boarding School. The business of the school allows the core work to be done.   Parents and staff clearly and unanimously identified the importance of having clear lines of reporting and accountability.

The executive team will further embrace program Heads who will work in each section of the school to ensure strategic plan is enacted effectively.  This will include Heads of program in business and teaching and learning.   A full organisational chart will be available by the end of the year when all positions are filled.

As we move into 2017, it is with much sadness that we announce the departure of some of our teachers.  We wish them well in their new endeavours and trust that RGGS will always hold a fond place in their career.

Mr Mark Avery – has accepted a position at Brisbane Grammar School, aveteaching history.  He described it to me as his ‘dream job’.   Mark has played a significant role in the development of history and the classics at RGGS.  He has worked enthusiastically on value adding to the way in which our middle school students experience history and the social sciences.  He has also been a stalwart of the 125th Committee and the Paterson Hall Heritage Museum project and I know his skills in that will be sorely missed.rok

Ms Kaitlin Robbs has accepted a position at Emmaus College in Rockhampton as a drama teacher. I thank Miss Robbs for her service to the learning of the girls at RGGS and the outstanding commitment she showed to creative writing and the professional craft of the teaching of reading

Ms Kathryn Gilmore has announced her decision to resign from teaching.  gilKathryn has made an excellent contribution to RGGS as an English teacher, guiding many of our girls through the literary world.  She has also made a significant contribution as a care mentor – most recently year 12.  We wish her and her family the best as they head into the new year.

It is an exciting time at Rockhampton Girls Grammar as we head into our 125th year.   We are very much looking forward to celebrating the contribution that this great school has made to the education of women.

Christine Hills
Principal

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Year 9 Camp

September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

image2This term the Year 9 students packed their bags and traveled down to Noosa North Shore Retreat, where we spent the week doing many personally challenging activities that pushed our strength to the max. Day 1 had us up early ready to conquer the 8 hour bus trip with Ms Lamb and Ms Dawes, who made each individual’s ears bleed as they played their opera and musical theatre jams. We all arrived worn out but excited for the week. Day 2 gave our arms a ripper workout as we set off early and canoed our way over to Boreen Point carrying ourselves and our heavy, fully water proofed bags. image3What we expected to be a two hour canoe turned into a seven hour endurance test, reaffirming our love of dry land. We finished the day setting up our own tents. Whilst some took mere minutes, others took hours before tumbling into our uncomfortable but welcome sleeping bag beds. Day 3 saw us rising early before packing up camp and setting off for a 30 kilometre mountain bike ride. Claire took a big lead, encouraging us from the top of the hill. We finished the day with abseiling where many girls left their comfort zones and slowly made their way down the 50 metre rock face. Our final day of activities started with stand up paddle boarding over stingray infested waters. The camp ended with a beach carnival that brought everyone closer and finished the week on a great note. Thank you to our teachers and the wonderful camp staff who supported us, and especially to our families, for making this all possible.

By Claire Sherry, Cleo McCosker and Briony Tranter

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Hospitality Excursion

June 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

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The Hospitality Students participated in a Breakfast at the Edge Hotel on Thursday 2 June.  This progressed to a hotel familiarisation of the Empire Hotel.  Thanks to Zac Garven the Marketing and Business Development of these hotels for taking our students for a tour of the property and explaining the operational side of this business.  This excursion allowed the students to obtain an in-depth study of the hotel and its facilities.

Written by Stacey Rogers – Home Economics/Hospitality Teacher

 

A Day Made Better – Teacher Recognition

June 21, 2016 at 9:56 am

A Day Made Better rewards and recognises exceptional primary and secondary school teachers across the country. We invite parents, students, fellow staff members, or anyone who has ever known an exceptional teacher to show their appreciation by giving them the recognition they deserve.

Exceptional teachers do more than just teach – they inspire, nurture and encourage students to build knowledge, confidence and life-skills. This year, ten exceptional teachers will be rewarded for their inspirational work with a surprise event including prizes valued at $5,000 and an Apple iPad for their classroom. So if you know of a primary or secondary school teacher that should be celebrated, show your support and nominate now.

Girls Grammar already have 17 teachers nominated!  If you would like to add to their votes, or nominate another teacher, please head to the link and vote.

A Day Made Better – Rockhampton Girls Grammar School

Staff already nominated include:

Christie Mahon

Hannah Mounsey

Jacqui Goltz

Jade Allgood

Jessica Lamb

Kaitlin Robbs

Kate Lang

Ku Lacey

Linda McLeod

Mark Avery

Melanie Hickson

Nikki Hislop

Paul Morris

Peter Cox

Sian Fullagar

Stacey Rogers

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