Primary School Eisteddfod Results

June 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

mus1Our Primary ensembles performed beautifully this year and were rewarded for their efforts. The Prep-3 Choir were awarded Second placing in the Primary School Freestyle Novelty Choir. The Year 4-6 Choir Won Primary School Vocal Choir section and were awarded ‘Thomas P. Wahlin Memorial Bursary’ of $250 and the ‘Marj Nugent Memorial Trophy’ and Mini Glee won the Folk Group Primary Students and were awarded the ‘Peregrine Video Trophy’.
Our 4-6 Choir went in the Novelty Choir section as well this year and were awarded second placing for their efforts. The 4-6 Choir was also awarded the Highest Marks for a Primary choir of the eisteddfod. These are outstanding results for the Primary groups.

Written by Christina and Jessica – Music Department

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Rostrum Voice of Youth

June 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Rostrum (2)Rostrum Voice of Youth is an annual national speaking competition designed to encourage young people to share their thoughts and experiences of the world. On May 7, I competed in this prestigious competition. I elected to discuss ‘Moving the Goalposts’ of society, to accommodate for disabilities such as hearing loss, and spoke a lot about my experiences with my six year old brother. I can say for sure that, by the end of my speech, there were a few less dry eyes in the room. I had to speak for 6 minutes, which is a very long time when in front of an audience and team of adjudicators. The girl who won managed to memorise her entire speech, an impressive feat. Overall, it was an amazing experience, and I highly recommend that anyone who has the opportunity to do it, takes it.

Kailee Butcher

CQUniversity Engineering Visit

June 9, 2016 at 3:12 am

cqOn Tuesday 31 May two lecturers in Engineering at CQUniversity spoke to the 11/12 Physics students about what it is like to study Engineering. The girls heard about the different types of engineering: mechanical, electrical, civil and mechatronic and the job opportunities available. It was interesting to learn about the types of projects an engineer would be involved in. Thank you to Mrs Brooks for organising this for us.

Mathematics

June 9, 2016 at 3:07 am

Yr 10 FM BunningsThe Year 10 Foundation Maths class went on an excursion, it was fun yet educational. The trip to Bunnings and Super Amart was used for our assignment which is ‘Renovating a room on a $5000 budget’. At Super Amart we chose furniture and took its length and width measurements to use on our scale drawings, at Bunnings we chose paint colours and floorings. As we chose the paint and flooring we had to find out how many litres one tin would cover one wall and the prices of the paint and carpet or wood, as well as the measurements. We rounded of the excursion with an icecream on the way back to school.

By Philomean Saunders

Year 6

June 9, 2016 at 3:05 am

Year 6 Balloons
To help change the way we speak to each other in our school, our Year 6 class took part in an activity in which we blew up some balloons in a variety of sizes. We then hung these balloons up on the ceiling in our classroom as a reminder that our words can hurt other people’s feelings by ‘bursting their bubble’.

While it was fun to decorate our classroom with colourful balloons, this activity was in fact a way to remind us all to be respectful towards others. It was special to have a balloon above us. It was colourful, amazing and magnificent. It added so much colour to our classroom the class and we personally loved it.

Ashley Schafer and Abbey Fenton

Primary News

June 9, 2016 at 3:05 am

IMG_5760 (2)I am always amazing at the vast array of opportunities our girls get to experience at Girls Grammar. This term has been no exception. I would like to congratulate the student council representatives and our Primary Prefect, Jasmin Dwyer, on the organisation and assistance for the Gaia Festival. Each council member also had the opportunity to invite a friend which was also a fantastic help. Our teachers not only spent their day working in classrooms but also managed stalls for the evening which shows excellent commitment and passion to Girls Grammar.

I also have had the privilege of watching some of the primary choirs performing at the Eisteddfod and I couldn’t be prouder of not only the results, but the conduct of our staff and students. Well done girls – your rehearsals paid off with some amazing results.

From cultural events to sporting our girls are given every opportunity to participate and enjoy their schooling. Mr Fuller ran an amazing athletics carnival and I enjoyed watching the girls race, throw and jump! Well done – I am looking forward to the winning house announcement from Mr Fuller!

We have a variety of visitors in the school – the Commbanking Institute to talk finance fun with our girls and a fabulous Arts Council ‘Thoughts Have Feelings Too.’

Congratulations also must go to our girls in the primary school who have been participating in the ICAS non mandatory assessments. I am looking forward to the results!

Have a terrific break over the winter holidays!

Michelle Gouge
Director of Primary

Board of Trustees Announcement

June 9, 2016 at 3:04 am

IMG_3055Rockhampton Girls Grammar School is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of seven members appointed by the Governor in Council: three elected by subscribers or donors to the School, and four nominated by the Minister for Education and Training, in consultation with the Board.

We are very pleased to announce that Ms Jennifer Luck, Mr Kenneth Murphy, Ms Hilarie Dunn, Mr Noel Livingston, Mr John Bryant, Mr Ross Johnson and Mrs Gail Godwin-Smith have been appointed as members to the Board of Trustees of Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.

The School gratefully acknowledges the significant commitment and contribution of the outgoing Board members who did not seek reappointment, Mrs Vicki Bastin-Byrne, Dr Bobby Harreveld and Mr Mark Wilson, and welcomes the new Board members. No doubt the strong governance stewardship of the School will continue during the coming four-year term, building on the significant work of the past as we enter in the 125th year of Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.