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A Word from Our Principal - Ponytail Chop, Bulls, Barrels and Broncs

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Welcome back to Term 4! It may be our shortest but it is definitely our busiest, and we have started in Week 1 with a BANG! Day one commenced with our annual ponytail chop assembly, which saw fifteen students and two teachers participate and raise in excess of $10, 000 from their online fundraising efforts and the generous bidding by staff and students to win the privilege of cutting off their locks!

The Cancer Council’s Ponytail Project began in 2015 as a fundraising campaign at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane following the diagnosis of a parent with breast cancer. This was the beginning of a student-led fundraising initiative for students to chop off their ponytails as a small price to pay to support those impacted by cancer. In 2018 Cancer Council Queensland launched the Ponytail Project throughout Queensland, which expanded to South Australia and Western Australia in 2019. Through this fundraising initiative over 31,000 girls have raised over $1,655,500 for Australian families affected by cancer.

Thank you to everyone who assisted to making this traditional Girls Grammar fundraising event such a success - the participants, their families and friends for their support and donations, members of our school community for their organising and to the many hairdressers who donated their time for this great cause.

This weekend will see Gracemere’s CQLX coloured PINK for the Rockhampton Girls Grammar P&F Association’s Bulls, Barrels and Broncs. This year will be bigger and better than ever with the addition of Bronc riding to the program, record nominations for all under 18 events, and an earlier start of 2.00pm to ensure no-one misses the action. An action-packed afternoon and evening of bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, food, drinks and music is sure to be a great event for all the family. Bulls, Barrels and Broncs, the biggest fundraiser for the school’s P&F wouldn’t be possible without the huge community support provided by event sponsors. Thank you to families and friends of the Girls Grammar community for getting on board and to set the challenge and ask “are you tough enough to wear pink?” Proceeds from this year’s event will be going to Rockhampton Women’s Shelter Dignity Hub, an initiative that we believe to be very important as an all-girls school.

This event wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the tireless work and commitment of the P&F members who have dedicated so much of their time to the organisation of Saturday’s event. It’s been a year long commitment and this is so appreciated by the school.

Tickets will be available at the gate, or click on the link below to purchase yours at a discounted rate before Saturday

Kara Krehlik



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