Week 3 Term 4 Important dates

October 19, 2018 at 9:49 am

2018 Boarder’s Farewell Fundraiser

October 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Term 4 Book Fair

October 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Term 4 Book Fair is fast approaching!

Book Fair opens in the Library on Thursday 18 October and will conclude on Thursday 25 October.

Breast Cancer awareness month

October 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

A word from our Principal

September 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Friday, we held the Naarah Austin Memorial Interhouse Touch Football carnival.  What a great day to finish the term.  It was wonderful to see the girls getting involved, and for many – putting themselves outside their comfort zone.  After a round robin of games, Downs and Williams met in what can only be described as a tense final.  Matching each other try for try, the game went into a drop off to decide the eventual winner – Downs.  The standard of football was excellent, the level of participation amazing.  It is so good to see the girls out playing sport, working as a team and cheering each other on.  Great work to Mrs Doherty who organised the event and to the other staff and students who assisted.

Our primary girls had a great ball games carnival!  Again, it appears to have been a contest very keenly fought – and I’m not just talking about the parents who participated! The ball games carnival again gives our girls a chance to use their ball skills and to work in their teams.  We look for participation and encouragement as well as the important skills.  At the end of the competition, Williams house won the Spirit Award and Downs House took out the carnival.

 

The other highlight of the week was Interhouse Choir.  All four teams brought their energy and enthusiasm with a side of creativity to the stage.  With songs from Dirty Dancing, Grease, Footloose and Mama Mia, it was certainly a contest that the audience could get into.  With some parts comedy, some parts drama, this event showcased the houses working as teams to get the show on stage.  It was very heartening to see the older girls working with our younger students.  In the end there must be a winner – and this year it was Patterson with their rendition of Footloose.  Despite suggestions from Downs House’s number one ticket holder, Dr Fry, there will be no Royal Commission into the outcome – you aren’t getting the trifecta this week.

It’s these events that set Girls Grammar apart. These opportunities for the girls to build those other skills that are so important for lifelong learning.  At the end of the day – it’s these events that the girls often remember long after they finish school.  It was great to see Sarah Beak at the Touch Competition and to hear her talk about the importance of the event to our Old Girls – particularly those who knew Naarah.  It’s those connections that make this a great school.

I would like to congratulate Olivia Harwood and acknowledge her outstanding achievement in art.  She is the winner of the prestigious Creative Generation Award and will have her work exhibited at GOMA in Brisbane.  This is an outstanding achievement and one made by only around 35 students from across the state.

Congratulations also to Mikaela Jackson and Kayla Sirriss who participated in the Tony Robbins, “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders” Conference recently. It’s a great opportunity for the girls to be exposed to the world of leadership.

Mrs Rogers and her Home Economics classes were recognised this week with a Rockhampton Regional Council Sustainability Award.  You may have previously heard of Mrs Rogers’ work around Boomerang Bags that the girls make in class.   What a great outcome for her and her students!

Our Equestrian Team had a great hit out at the Schools Gymkhana recently.  With a very deserved third place in the march past, the girls went on to compete in several events.  Congratulations to Leah McBride who continues to shine in this field – she won her age group and Francesca Dooley achieved a second place in hers – future Olympians perhaps.

There are so many opportunities available to the girls if they choose to have a go.  Winning isn’t always coming first, it’s also trying something new, putting yourself out there, having a go in a space you’re not comfortable.  Last weekend I threw myself into some snowboarding.  Well, I had a lesson in it.  I suspect there is one very frustrated Argentinian Instructor wondering where he went wrong.  I spent more time on the ground than sliding down it and for the first time in a while experienced all those feelings of frustration, impatience, fear of failure, real failure and the other emotions we as adults try to avoid every day.  I am always reminded, that sometimes this is what our girls must feel like – when they must strike out in a field they are not comfortable in.  That’s why it was so good to see so many non Touch Players on the field on Friday.  Maybe these holidays, you could try something new – its great for us as adults to sometimes get into the place our children are in.

Enjoy your holidays and a special Bon Voyage to Mrs Graham who is heading to Spain for a couple of months to hone her Spanish skills!   Que tengas un buen viaje!  (I hope that reads have a good journey!)

Ms Christine Hills (Principal)

A message from our Deputy Principal

September 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Term 3 has been action packed and a well-deserved break is on its way! With the rescheduled athletics carnival happening in the first week it was all hands on deck from the get go. I just love the atmosphere our leaders create and thank them for their commitment to ensuring the day was fun filled and action packed for the girls. Thank you to Mr Fuller and the Sports department and every staff member who was there to lend a hand for the day. Not to be outdone, the primary carnival was an outstanding display of sportsmanship and teamwork. I enjoyed watching the girls run down the lanes and giving each other a congratulatory handshake or hug at the end. Well done girls! I am most looking forward to assisting Mr Fuller in your ribbon presentations in Week 9.

I was particularly excited about the Oratory competition this term as I have been working in a Care classroom myself. Congratulations to all of the participants in Oratory – the speeches I heard were touching, informative even humorous. I am well aware of why teacher’s ‘duck and roll’ when they see you in the shopping centre. Thanks for that one Arkadie!

Congratulations to Nora and her team of artists as we celebrated our art work in a wonderful public display. I was proudly standing with Nora opening this show with our budding artists and their families there. I am in awe of the work they produce and know it is from the excellent work that our Arts and Home Economics departments do.

I was very excited to attend the Book Week parade this year and happily skipped alongside my ‘Matilda’ on the day. Thank you Leanna for a wonderful morning of celebrating books and costumes. This is one of my most favourite events of the year!

This term we held Opti-MINDS at our school for the first time. RGGS has proudly been a part of Opti-MINDS for 27 years – the longest standing Rockhampton school in this district. We had a wonderful day and many volunteers to make this day a success. I must admit I may have been getting a little worried about the audience’s thoughts as I was continually announcing Rockhampton Girls Grammar as the winners! I promise I was NOT on the judging panel but to win four out of ten Spirit Awards (with 58 teams competing), two Honours awards and 2 regional winners in Language and Literacy was pretty exciting! Thank you to everyone for the amazing contribution. We head off to Brisbane to compete in the State Competition in Week 1 Term 4.

Camp week, QCS week and Year 10 work experience week was a wonderful display of what we do here at this amazing school. I personally enjoyed heading down to Noosa with our Year 8 and 9 students who challenged themselves each and every day. I really enjoyed spending time with the girls – as did the other teachers. Thank you to our staff who contributed to this week.

RUOK? Day was a resounding success and we were very lucky to have a guest speaker from Evolve Therapeutic Services to talk with the girls about how to look after our mental health. Thank you to Sherri and her team of wonderful helpers for the day.

The last week of school brings us a lot of fun and exciting activities. At the time of writing I am looking forward to watching the work of our house leaders and their senior teams in the Inter-House Choir competition. I am also looking forward to the Performing Arts Showcase, Naarah’s Touch Carnival and the Primary Ball Games! Sounds like a heap of fun!

Enjoy the break! See you on the playground!

Mrs Gouge

Unleash the Power Within – Mikaela Jackson

September 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

On Wednesday, 12 September 2018, I travelled to Sydney to attend the Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within (UPW) seminar. I was accompanied by other students that are on CYLP (Cape York Leaders Program) scholarships. Kayla and I were the two representatives chosen to represent our CYLP group.

On arrival, we all introduced ourselves and eventually made our way to the motel.

Thursday, Day one of the seminar was held at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Here we met students from all over Australia and New Zealand, who were also selected to represent their groups in the Tony Robbins Youth Leadership Program called “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders”.

Every day was a buzz and each session consisted of inspirational and motivational talks from Tony Robbins. He inspired me in so many ways and he opened my mind to multiple options that will help me in my future studies and future careers.

Every morning we would be awakened at 5:30am and he used that as our kick start to the big, long day ahead. Each day, we attempted a multitude of events that would conclude around 12 midnight, even to 1:00 am. During the long and full on days Tony will keep us hyped up so that we didn’t falter and feel the need to fall asleep. He would awake our senses by calling out “LET’S CELEBRATE!” then fun music began to play as everyone in the crowds started dancing in their aisles.

On the first night, we were told that we were going to walk on fire. There were 50 rows of hot coals lined up outside of the central arena. All participants at The UPW seminar were invited to become a fire walker. This challenge made those who attempted The Fire Walk to build personal confidences and to prove to oneself that if you try hard enough, you can literally achieve anything. At first, I was quite scared about doing The Fire Walk. In my head were words from Tony’s motivational talks and these words inspired me to challenge myself, face my fears and give The Fire Walk a go. I did walk over the coals as if there was not heat beneath my feet. It didn’t hurt as I thought it might and I was amazed and proud that I took the challenge. It felt as if nothing was beneath my feet. I could hear a saying that Tony likes to challenge attendees with which is “If you can walk on fire, you can do anything”.

Over the four days I had learnt so many new things about myself and so many new strategies to move through life with. I was like a new person and that new person is me. I also met lots of new people and that was a fabulous and fun experience. Out of all the people I met , I felt I made a solid new friend. I now have a friendship circle that includes participants from all over the world. As one of Tony’s ways to meet someone new, he would ask everyone to go and give and receive hugs and do high fives with ten people you have never met before. This was a great way to expand my friendship circle and boost my personal confidences.

There were challenges and surprises and lots of hard work each day but one of the BEST and MOST amazing surprises that Tony organised, was the chance to see Jessica Mauboy perform in the Arena.

The last day saw us playing a multitude of mixed groupings in a series of multiple activities that improved our team building skills and reinforced key strategies. The UPW presenters taught us each day.

That last day was so emotional! All participants and presenters had to say their last goodbyes to each other and then we all left Sydney to go our separate ways.

I believe this was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my life! I learned so much from Tony and his business partner Joseph McClendon.

I would like to say that I am keen to stay motivated and am looking forward to being able to attend another UPW Seminar in the near future.

Mikaela Jackson (Year 10)

Sustainability Champions

September 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Our boomerang bag project from Term 1 continues to be a winner! Being selected by Rockhampton Regional Council as ‘Sustainability Champions’, our photo will feature in August of the Sustainability in Action! 2019 Calendar. Keep an eye out for it!

Mrs Stacey Rogers (Home Economics, Hospitality)

Community Notices

September 24, 2018 at 2:09 pm

 

What’s On – Week 9 Term 3

September 14, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Community Notices

September 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm

RGGS Art Competition

September 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm

What’s On – Week 8 Term 3

September 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

Bulls ‘n’ Barrels – Tough Enough to Wear Pink

September 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Community Notices

September 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm

What’s On – Week 7 Term 3

August 31, 2018 at 4:04 pm

A Word from our Principal

August 31, 2018 at 10:30 am

The week began early this week with a full day of Optiminds on Sunday.  What an amazing day it was.  Girls Grammar led the way not only hosting the event but participating very successfully.  My congratulations go to all the girls who competed. I’d also like to recognise the efforts of the many parents who supported and assisted on the day – with our teams and our hosting duties.  Congratulations to our winners, Highly Commanded team and the Spirit Award winners.  We look forward to seeing the progress of our year 10/11 team and our year 5 team as they travel to Brisbane to participate in the state finals.  Thank you to Mrs Gouge who led a team of staff to ensure the day was a successful one for Girls Grammar.

 

This week was exam block.  These exams are arguably some of the most important the year 12’s will do.  I have been impressed with the girls’ dedication to their studies and I suspect there has been much midnight oil burnt this week.  Thank you to Dr Fry for co-ordinating the exam block and ensuring our girls are in line with QCAA requirements for the end of the year.

 

The year 8 girls had an opportunity to participate in the QMEA Energy for the Future Challenge in Blackwater this week.  This is an opportunity available only to QMEA schools and provides the girls with the chance to work with members of industry in resource related fields.  Well done to all of the girls who took up this opportunity.

 

I was pleased to be able to attend the great debate between RGGS and Heights Senior teams on Wednesday night.  The topic that “Free will is an illusion” was a challenging one and I was impressed with the level of complexity in the girls’ arguments – from religion to chaos theory and every stop in between.  Our debaters have done us proud this year – Brianna, Taylor and Kailee.  It’s been inspirational to see them grow.

 

Our NAPLAN data was released this week and initial view of it once again affirms the quality of teaching and learning at Girls Grammar.  Once again, we lead the way in writing but the big improver this year has been numeracy.  I will include a more detailed breakdown of the results in the coming week.

 

Next week is camp week – and it’s a highlight of the year for many.  With girls heading to all parts of the state, it promises to be a great week of leadership, adventure and friendship.  It’s amazing how clearly I remember the camps I went to when I was at school. I hope the girls all enjoy themselves.  Our year 10 students will go to work experience during the week as well.  This is a great opportunity for them to dip their toes into the world of work!  Our year 11’s will participate in leadership activities in preparation to prefectship next year.  The year 12’s will sit the Queensland Core Skills Test under the supervision of Dr Fry.  Good luck girls – you are ready for it!

 

There are a number of activities for the boarders this weekend which should be a great break from the rigours of study!  Friday Night basketball, Saturday shopping, the St Brendan’s Rodeo and a trip to the new Kershaw gardens on Sunday should provide every girl at least one opportunity to get out and about this weekend.   Thank you to the Boarding Staff for their commitment to the girls.  Mrs Hyde Mewburn is on bereavement leave for the next few days with the passing of her father on Thursday.  We extend our deepest condolences to her and her family.  Mrs Rattenbury and Mrs Ung are points of contact in her absence.

 

Until next week

 

2018 Semester 2 Parent Webinar Program

August 31, 2018 at 8:55 am

What’s On – Term 3 Week 6

August 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

What’s On – Term 3 Week 5

August 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm

RGGS Weekly Roundup – Term 3 Week 4

August 17, 2018 at 4:05 pm

It’s been a great week at Girls Grammar.  Science Week has held the girls interest with several activities held on the terrace at lunch times.  From terrariums to experiments with milk, it was great to see our girls getting involved.  Thank you to Kailee, the STEM Prefect, and to Mrs Dey and Mr Borg for their participation in the activities.  Approximately 80% of our Seniors study at least one science subject and science degrees were the most popular destination for our 2017 graduates.

From Science to Humanities, this week saw our girls Senior Debating team storm into the finals of the Rockhampton Schools Debating Competition.  With an emphatic win over St Ursula’s Yeppoon, our girls had to debate whether Life was indeed like a box of chocolates.  Taylor (Year 11), Brianna (Year 12) and Kailee (Year 12) have had an outstanding debating season and we look forward to supporting them in the final against Heights College when they will be debating the notion that Humans have free will.

In other Humanities news, Mr Edwards has been busily organising a 2019 Canberra trip.  This will give the girls the opportunity to experience our nation’s capital, and its many attractions.  It will also include a side trip to tour universities in Brisbane as well as one of the UQ residential colleges.  If you would like your daughter to be able to participate, please go to Parent Lounge for more information.  Mr Edwards is also available to answer any questions you may have.  Another opportunity exists in 2019 with the Music Tour to New Zealand.  This is an incredible opportunity for our music students to experience an international competition.  Again, you can register your interest via Parent Lounge.

 

We were proud to be able to acknowledge the achievements of our girls on this week’s assembly.  Camryn (Year 7) is the latest recipient of a Polly Wonga award in recognition of her selection  in the National Under 13 and State Under 14 Indigenous Netball teams.  The OzTag girls were also acknowledged for their recent efforts at the OzTag All Schools competition.  OzTag is a rapidly growing sport in the Rockhampton area and Girls Grammar is a lead school in this sport.  Congratulations to Abigail (Year 10) who was awarded the Player’s Player and to Nonie (Year 12) who received the Coaches Award.

 

There are so many opportunities for our girls to shine including the Girls Grammar Art Show – Reflections.  Under the incredible guidance of Mrs Hanasy-Cheers, the exhibition will open in the Kern Arcade, Rockhampton today and run until the 24 August.  This is a wonderful showcase of the incredible talent of our girls and I encourage you to get down to have a look at the work they have done.

Tonight, we will attend the Educator Education Awards in Sydney.  Girls Grammar is one of eight schools in Australia in line for Regional School of the Year.  We look forward to the opportunity to showcase our wonderful school on the national stage.

 

Until next week.

Ms Christine Hills (Principal)

RGGS 2018 Art Exhibition – Reflections

August 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm

What’s On – Week 4 Term 3

August 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm

RGGS Weekly Roundup – Week 3 Term 3

August 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm

It’s been a great start to term 3 with Girls Grammar welcoming a number of new girls to our community.  It’s great to see their excited faces on the first day and to hear their stories.  Welcome to:

  • Ava (1 Rockhampton)
  • Maddi (10 Blackwater)
  • Phoebe (7 Emerald)
  • Mackenzi (11 Rockhampton)
  • Cassandra (1 Rockhampton)
  • Ally (6 Nebo)
  • Abbey (10 Rockhampton)
  • Josie (10 Rockhampton)
  • Sessie (9 Murray Is)
  • Hannah (10 Rockhampton)
  • Madeline (8 Injune)
  • Mia (2 Gracemere)

We are looking forward to watching you grow with us.

Since the start of the term, we have had much opportunity to celebrate including one of the largest celebrations of the year, NAIDOC assembly.  It was, as it always seems to be, a colourful and joyous celebration of culture.  I would like to acknowledge Kelsey, our ATSI prefect and her committee for the work they did putting this together.  It was great to see the St Brendan’s dancers and the choir from St Ursula’s celebrate with us.  Most moving for me was probably Jessica Paynes’ tribute to her grandmother.  Jess is a third generation RGGS student and her grandmother was the first indigenous student enrolled here.  Jess told the incredible story of the barriers she faced to be able to attend our school, ‘Because of her, we can’.  Thank you to Mrs Graham and Ms Haddock for their support and mentoring of the girls.

Sports Day is always a highlight of the year and the girls were very excited to hear the results of the secondary sports on Assembly this week.  Congratulations to our winning house Williams and to Downs for winning the coveted House Spirit Award.  Congratulations to our Age Champions:

12 Years Charlize Mallyon Emilia Heilig Bonita Solomon
13 Years Arkadie Dwyer Claudia Heffer Ashley Mott Schafer
14 Years Zara Priddle Amelia Driscoll Grier McRae
15 Years Tayla Wallace Abigail Hills Jayme McKellar
16 Years Raven Achoo Alana Agostini Lucy Brown
17 Years Kayla Sirriss Jemma Mallyon Vashnee Thorburn Williams

Congratulations to some other big winners – Abigail Hills  – winner of the RGGS Gift Fastest Girl, The Boarders, who won the Tug of War, and the Teachers were victorious in the Teacher vs Student race.

Primary Athletic results will be announced at next Primary Assembly and published in upcoming newsletters.

Academic Colours were presented on Assembly as well this week.  Congratulations to the 21 girls who were awarded Half Colours and the 26 who were awarded Full Colours.  Congratulations also to the 9 girls who were awarded Academic Merits and to the student who was awarded Academic Excellence.  It’s great to see the spread of awards.

My message to all the girls was of persistence – it’s important to recognise these achievements but I also acknowledge there were probably some disappointed girls in the room – not only with Colours but sports results.  I challenged them to think about how they could make that extra effort – run the extra race, complete the triple jump even if it’s not your favourite event, study that bit longer, see a teacher one more time for advice on an assignment.  Improvement is possible!

Congratulations also to the Writers of the Week for each year level and to Aria Watts – the Writer of the Week.

Year 5 – Aria Watts
Year 6 – Douceur Sakwa
Year 7 – Emilia Heilig (With special mention to Jessica O’Sullivan)
Year 8 – Claire Knight
Year 9 – Heather Maitland
Year 10 – Josie Jackson and Logan Cox
Year 11 – Faustina Samiak

As I write this, many of our girls are getting ready for the Oratory Competition. As the term unfolds, the girls will have many opportunities in front of them – as you can see from what’s on next week.  I encourage them to get involved wherever possible and to take up these opportunities.  Participating in a wide variety of activities can help extend and grow their talents and skills.

Ms Christine Hills (Principal)

St Brendan’s College Rodeo

August 9, 2018 at 1:23 pm

RGGS Book Week Celebrations 2018

August 9, 2018 at 11:47 am

Monday 20 August – Cake on the terrace to celebrate Book week 2018 – ‘Find your Treasure’ is the theme this year.

Monday 20 August – Commencement of Interhouse reading challenge – May the best house win!!!!

Tuesday 21 August – Find a word puzzles in the Library

Wednesday 22 August – Treasure hunt – to be completed and handed in to Library by Friday 24 August

Thursday 23 August – More word puzzles in the Library

Friday 24 August – Come dressed as you favourite book character – Theme is ‘Find your Treasure’ for P-12

Friday 24 August – conclusion of Interhouse reading challenge.

Week 2 Term 3 Important dates

July 27, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Week 1 Term 3 Important dates

July 23, 2018 at 9:37 am

Family Fun Day!

July 12, 2018 at 9:17 am

Spotlight on the Arts

July 2, 2018 at 10:39 am

By now, it should come as no surprise that Girls Grammar Girls are clever, confident and connected. In last term’s Arts Report, we celebrated their creativity, showcasing the amazing work they have produced across Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art. With Term 2 being one of the busiest on the Arts Department’s calendar, it seems timely that we celebrate the courage of our talented students. Artist Henri Matisse’s iconic words really do ring true: “Creativity takes courage”. The courage required to innovate, to perform, and to share a little piece of the self with an audience cannot be understated. Luckily for us, our girls have courage in spades.

 

Stars on the Rise

Term 2 has seen Girls Grammar students achieve fantastic successes in a range of artistic pursuits, and the work of our young artists has enjoyed great visibility in our local community and beyond. Events including Gaia Festival and Beef Week, alongside competitions such as the Rockhampton Eisteddfod and Dance Star Competition have allowed our girls to test their courage, producing some outstanding results.

Girls Grammar students achieved great success in the Dance Star competition, with Dance Company making it through to the State Finals on the Gold Coast, and soloists Emilia Heilig, Tia Wilson and Tyla Cringle qualifying for Nationals. Students in years 7 – 10 Dance also shared their creative choreography with our schooling community in the Semester 1 Dance showcase.

Eisteddfod participants have been equally successful this term, with the school ensembles achieving the following results:

Year 4 – 6 Choir

–         1st Place: Primary Choir

–         1st Place: Novelty Choir

Prep – 3 Choir

–         3rd Place: Novelty Choir

Poco Voce

–         3rd Place: Primary Folk

 

Molti Voce

–         3rd Place: Secondary Choir

Bella Voce

–         2nd Place: Folk

–         2nd Place: Glee

–         2nd Place: Small Vocal Group

Musical Theatre Group

–         1st Place: Musical Theatre Section

 

Individual eisteddfod participants achieved similarly outstanding results, including:


Aleisha Cesar

–          1st Place: Modern Solo (14 Years & Under 18 Years)

–          1st Place: Woodwind Solo (14 Years & Under 16 Years)

–          1st Place: Australian Composer Solo (14 Years & Under 16 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Vocal Duet (14 Years & Under 16 Years)

Arsha Kennedy

–          1st Place: Piano Solo (Under 7 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Australian Composer Solo (Under 8 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Piano Sonatinas (Under 8 Years)

Brianna Baker

–          3rd Place: Solo Poetry (10 Years & Under 12 Years)

–          Very Highly Commended: Duo/Trio Poem Girls/Boys (10 Years & Under 12 Years)

Cadence Wone De Rungs

–          1st Place and Joy Philippi Perpetual Trophy recipient: Girls Vocal Solo (9 Years)

–          1st Place and Musical Union Youth Choir Trophy recipient: Musical Theatre Vocal Solo Under (10 Years)

–          Pauline Colvin Trophy recipient: For female singer under 18 years showing natural stage presence, feeling and personality

Calee Krarup

–          1st Place: Dance (10 Years)

Chloe Cowan

–          1st Place: Tap Group (13 Years and Over)

–          1st Place: Ballet Duo/Trio (13 Years and Over)

–          1st Place: Girls Vocal Solo (14 Years)

–          3rd Place: Speed Tap Solo (13 Years & Under 15 Years)

–          3rd Place: Tap Solo (13 Years and Under 15 Years)

–          Very Highly Commended: Senior Jazz Group (13 Years & Over)

–          Very Highly Commended: National Solo (13 Years & Under 15 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Contemporary Group (13 Years and Over)

–          Highly Commended: Waltz Tap (13 Years & Under 15 Years)

Emilia Heilig

–          1st Place: Modern Jazz Solo (11 Years)

–          1st Place: Modern Jazz Championship (Under 13 Years)

–          2nd Place: Demi Character or Character Ballet Solo (11 Years & Under 13 Years)

–          2nd Place: Contemporary/Free Movement/Modern Expressive Solo (11 Years)

–          Highly Commended: National Dance Solo (Excluding Scottish and Irish) (11 Years & Under 13 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Tap Solo (Waltz Excluded) (11 Years & Under 13 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Classical Ballet Solo (No Pointe) (11 Years & Under 13 Years)

Georgia Jackson

–          3rd Place: Jazz Group (10 Years and Under 13 Years)

–           Contemporary Group (10 Years and Under 13 Years)

Hannah Cowan

–          Runner Up: 12 Years & Under 14 Years Aggregate

–          2nd Place: Verse Speaking (Girls/Boys 12 Years)

–          2nd Place: Australian Verse (Girls/Boys 12 Years)

–          Very Highly Commended: Intermediate Jazz Group (10 Years and Under 13 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Light Verse (Girls/Boys 12 Years)

–          Highly Commended: Contemporary Group (10 Years and Under 13 Years)

Isla Houston

–          Highly Commended: Vocal Duet (Under 16 Years)

Kendra Bryan

–          2nd Place: Instrumental Solo (16 Years & Under 18 Years)

Tia Wilson

–          Joy Philippi Annual Trophy: for the most promising girl vocalist (12 Years & Under 18 Years)

–          2nd Place: Australian Composer (12 Years & Under 14 Years)

–          2nd Place: Folk Solo (12 Years & Under 14 Years)

–          3rd Place: Girls Solo (13 Years)

 

 

 

Making Connections

Our girls have been making some exciting industry contacts, participating in workshops with both the Queensland Ballet and Queensland Theatre at the end of Term 2. This was accompanied by the opportunity for students to view QT’s performance of ‘The Longest Minute’ at the Pilbeam Theatre. Despite landing right before the mid-semester break, a small, dedicated contingent of students seized the opportunity to end the term with a final boost of artistic goodness. This high-energy show about one girl’s dream to become a professional footballer could not have been more timely, sending us off into the holidays in great style.

The Arts Department wishes our students a safe and happy mid-semester break. We look forward to seeing you again for an action-packed second semester!

Click here to see some of the great work to be produced in the Arts Department in Term 2!