Themes of love and kindness have permeated Week 4 of Term 1 at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School. Our highly anticipated Year 12 Valentine’s Day fundraiser on Tuesday, 14 February, provided parents and students with an opportunity to show their love and gratitude for each other with flowers, chocolates, lollipops and singing telegrams. Thank you to all who supported this event as well as to our toga-wearing Culture and Community Prefect, Megan Clarke, and Year 12 cohort who worked together to ensure this was a hugely successful morning.
Tuesday was also Library Lovers Day and staying on topic with the themes of love and kindness, our Academic Prefect, Bridgette Williams and Primary Prefect, Hannah Rideout, organised a lunch time of book readings by our senior girls to our Primary students including titles such as The Sloth Who Came to Stay, Origami Hearts and My Friend Fred. I observed the library was packed with enthusiastic readers and avid listeners.
Our Student Wellbeing Prefect, Hadasshah Akop, has organised a range of resources and activities for all Girls Grammar students to enjoy and participate in, as today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Building a culture of kindness is essential in creating a safe and positive learning environment for our students. When students feel respected, supported, and cared for, they are more likely to feel connected to their school community, motivated to learn, and successful in achieving their goals. I consider kindness to be contagious with the power to transform the way students interact with one another, their teachers, and their community.
We will also be extending this thinking to consider local and international volunteering/ assistance options as part of our focus for Student Council initiatives.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students who nominated for Student Council and congratulate those who were successful in being chosen to represent their year levels. I look forward to working with you all throughout 2023.
Deputy Principal - Students