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Long Lunch

On Saturday 13 July, Rockhampton Girls Grammar School hosted its most successful Long Lunch event yet, welcoming a record-breaking 300 guests to the Australian Shearing Shed at the Rockhampton Heritage Village. This annual event has become a highlight of our school's calendar, and this year was no exception with its array of entertainment, exquisite catering, and exciting raffles and auctions.


The day began with our talented students showcasing their skills, setting the tone for a day filled with enjoyment and celebration. Guests were treated to a culinary delight courtesy of Olive Catering, whose delicious offerings were the perfect complement to the day. The event was further enlivened by the musical talents of Kyle & Celeste, whose performances kept everyone entertained throughout.


Our raffle segment was a resounding success, with a variety of fantastic prizes up for grabs. We extend our warmest congratulations to the following winners:


  • Homemade Crochet Blanket - Cathie Fernie

  • Passion for Pilates Voucher - Bronwyn Walker

  • $50 Fruit & Veg Basket - John Siganto, Amanda Hay, Jodie-Lee Holdsworth, Eloise Croft

  • $50 Mark Bunt Menswear Voucher - Stacey McCarthy

  • Capricorn Caves Family Pass - Sam Baker

  • $100 Bunnings Gift Card - Clair Applewaite

  • $100 Terri Williams Hair Stylist Voucher - Kiri Hampson

  • $100 Red Lion Voucher - Karen Swan

  • $100 Frenchville Sports Club Gift Card - Alana Mikkelsen

  • Earring Bundle by Resin the Bar - Kara Krehlik

  • Crystal Definition Wine Glasses - Debbie Richards

  • Cooberrie Park Family Pass - Samantha Percy

  • $150 Little Lash Studio Voucher - Gary St George

  • Our Shop Hamper - Donna Knight

  • 1 Hour Golf Lesson with John at Drummond Golf - Kym McClymont

  • $250 Australian Bay Lobster Seafood - Lisa Buckton

  • $250 Parkhurst Quality Meats Voucher - Anna Becker

  • Husqvarna 115iL Battery Trimmer Kit - Kym McClymont

  • 12 Month Scrutiny Strength & Conditioning Membership - Colleen Cranny, Karen Guest

  • The Infuser Espresso Machine - Rubee Mislov

  • Great Keppel Island Hideaway Accommodation Package ($1,000) - Cate Gibson


The excitement continued with our auction, where the coveted items found eager bidders. Congratulations to our auction winners and a massive thank you to Todd Brandon for assisting with auctioneer duties!


  • Signed 2023 Matildas World Cup Jersey - Elise Pratt

  • Signed Cameron Smith Golf Cap on a Custom Designed Matboard - Noel Livingstone, on behalf of Livingstone Real Estate

  • Taylor Swift Signed and Framed Microphone - Mark Wilson, on behalf of Banana Station



A special thank you goes out to our Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Old Girls, Robyn Clelland and Jean Kelly, for their exceptional roles as event MC and Guest Speaker. Their support and presence added a meaningful touch to the occasion.


We are deeply grateful to our Major Event Partners, Prestige Residential and Programmed Property Services, for their invaluable support. Additionally, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the following sponsors and event partners: Becker & Co, City Printing Works, Doblos, Frenchville Sports Club, Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Higgins Painting Contractors, , Lilly & Lotus, Michel's Patisserie, Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate, Rees R & Sydney Jones, Rockhampton Powder Coating and Fence Panels, South Geldard Lawyers, The Agency CQ, Thomo's Betta Home Living, Weigh Auto Group, Olive Catering, and BT Builders.



A special note of thanks goes to our wonderful parent, staff, and student volunteers. Your dedication and hard work were instrumental in making this event a huge success. Your commitment to our school community is truly appreciated, and we are grateful for your continued support.


This year’s Long Lunch was truly unforgettable, and its success is a testament to the support and enthusiasm of our community. We look forward to continuing this tradition and making next year's event even more spectacular. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School Long Lunch!


See below beautiful moments captured by Poss & Co

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