Jason Rich Foundation Fun Run

June 21, 2016 at 9:27 am

Jason RichOn Sunday 15 May, a team of Year 11 students participated in Yeppoon’s Jason Rich Foundation Fun Run. Demonstrating true Girls Grammar community spirit, our girls completed the event to raise funds for youth defensive driving. It was a spectacular morning and we look forward to attending again next year.

Primary Athletics Carnival

June 10, 2016 at 2:47 pm

aths1On Monday 23 May the Primary girls participated in the annual athletics carnival.  It was a beautiful day with the track fast and the smiles on the faces of all in attendance. Events included mini hurdles, javelin, discus, long jump, high jump, shot put, hammer throw and the traditional sprints and relay events. All students did their very best with 17 girls being selected to represent Girls Grammar at the Rockhampton and Districts Athletics Carnival. With every carnival there has to be a winner and this year the winning overall House was Paterson.  The spirit award went Smith House. The Year 6, Parent, Teacher relay was won by the Parents, although I think they had some Olympic athletes in final training for Rio in their team.
Thanks to the teachers, Mr Cheers and the Grounds Staff for your assistance and support making the day a wonderful experience for the girls and I know all involved are looking forward to next year’s carnival.

Results Primary Athletics Carnivalaths2

2016 Primary Athletics Age Champions

(Medallions were presented at the Primary Assembly on June 8)

5 Years                         Laine Kelly
6 Years                         Maya Graham-Hohn
7 Years                         Evelyn Hallett & Phoebe Fenton
8 Years                         Dakota Richards
9 Years                         Mikayla Cheers
10 Years                       Emilia Heilig
11 Years                       Arkadie Dwyer
12 Years                       Mirae Ries

Winning House            Paterson House
Spirit Award                  Smith House

Students selected to attend Rockhampton and Districts Primary Athletics Trials are:
Emilia Heilig, Savanna Mick, Georgia Brennan, Samantha Hilker, Evah Hattingh, Brenna Baker, Divya Balasubramaniam, Summer Whitehand, Arkadie Dwyer, Georgia-May Chadwick, Claudia Heffer, Tatenda Runganga, Macy Doyle, Mirae Ries, Abbey Fenton, Amelia Driscoll, Charlize Mallyon.

Written by Mr Fuller

Instrumental Music Payments

June 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm

IMG_4997As we are reaching the conclusion of Term 2 please remember to sign up and pay for Semester 2 if you wish your daughter to continue lessons.

If you signed up and paid for a year at the commencement of Term 1 your daughter will continue her enrolment in the Instrumental Program. For those who signed up and paid for Semester 1 only, please remember to sign the Instrumental sign-up sheet and return to the school with payment to enrol your daughter for Semester 2 lessons.

Instrumental/vocal lessons will be commencing Monday 11 July, Week 1 Term 3. As this is a short semester, late payments may result in your daughter forfeiting one or some of her fifteen lessons for the semester.

Christina and Jessica – Music Department

Secondary Individual Eisteddfod Results

June 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

MRChloe Ries

Contemporary – VHC
Jazz Solo – VHC
Waltz Tap – VHC
Tap – HC
Cabaret duo (w/ Mirae) – HC
Jazz Group – 3rd
Contemporary Group – 3rd
Verse Speaking – HC
Australian poem – 3rd
Prose – 2nd
Duologue – 3rd
Molly Harwood & Aleisha Cesar
Vocal Duet-HC

Grace Griffiths & Isla Houston
Vocal Duet – 1st

Aleisha Cesar
Girls Vocal Solo 12 Years – 2nd

Aleisha Cesar, Chanya Clark & Chloe Ries
Woodwind Trio – 3rd

Chloe Cowan
Instrumental Sonata accompaniment- 1st
Cabaret solo- HC
Waltz Tap – HC
Tap solo- 3rd
Demi Character- Very Highly Commended
Ballet solo – 3rd
Song and dance solo- 3rd
Tap duo- Very Highly Commended
Song and dance trio- 3rd
Intermediate Contemporary group- 2nd
Intermediate Ballet Group- 1st
Intermediate Song & Dance Group- 2nd
Senior National Group- 3rd
Senior tap group- 3rd
Senior jazz group- 3rd
Senior Song & Dance Group- 2nd

Musical Theatre group- 1st
Australian solo- 3rd
Musical Theatre trio- 2nd
Duet- 2nd

Primary Individual Eisteddfod Results

June 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

mus5Michaela Hamer
Australian Composer Solo-HC

Ella Doyle
Girls Solo 2nd

Tia Wilson
Girls solo-HC
Folk Solo-First Place

Merryn Lawrence
Own Choice Violin (10 & <12) – First Place

Mirae RiesCR
Brass Solo HC
Australian Poem-2nd
Duologue in Costume-3rd
Character Recital-HC
Verse Speaking-HC
Prepared Mime-HC
Woodwind solo-2nd
The Peta Horneman-Wren, Nola Smith, Alex Peacock and Laura Hamlyn Award for 2016 Runner-up Aggregate Winner for Light verse, Verse, Prose, Character Recital and Prepared Mime
LG  Duthie Trophy for highest score in Light Verse 10 – 12 years
The Forum Club Memorial Trophy for 1st in Prepared Speech
LG Duthie Cup for Highest score in Light Verse 10-12yr

Secondary School Eisteddfod Results

June 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm

mus4RGGS concert band were awarded third placing in the small ensemble section of the instrumental section and the Primary recorder ensemble were awarded second placing. The Girls Grammar Senior Choir were awarded second placing in the Secondary School choir section. The Chamber Singers were awarded First Placing in the Small Vocal Ensemble section winning the Nita Whyte trophy and also won first placing in the folk group section and were awarded ‘Bernie Scanlon Trophy’. Glee was awarded second placing in their section. Congratulations also to Jessica Dawes for being awarded ‘Robinson Family Trophy’ for Most Outstanding Vocal Choir Conductor for the second year in a row. These are outstanding achievements and we are very proud of the girls for all the effort put in during the lead up to these performances.

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



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.


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.