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A Word from our Principal - Prep to 12 Connections

One of the aspects I love so much about our school, is that when we celebrate an event, recognise an important occasion, raise awareness about a charitable organisation or participate in community activities, we do so as a whole school.

We value what makes us unique, and as a school that educates girls from Prep through to Year 12, it allows our girls from such a young age to be immersed in experiences they wouldn’t have the chance to engage in elsewhere. We pride ourselves on the structure of our ‘Sisters’ program where girls connect across year levels, along with our ‘Houses’ activities where students have the opportunity to connect with their fellow Sporting House peers not just within the secondary year levels or as a primary precinct separately, but instead as a whole school community.

When I ask potential families during their enrolment interview, what they know about our school and the reasons why they wish to send their daughter/s to Rockhampton Girls Grammar School, one of the highest responses I hear (apart from “it’s just girls” or “there are no boys to distract me from my learning”….) is “our daughter being able to start in primary school and continue right through to Year 12 with the cohort she has connected with and the support of staff and students who know her.” This definitely shines through in our school’s values! There are many times throughout the year where we come together as a whole school and this week’s Harmony Day activities were just one example of this.

I would like to congratulate our Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Kelly and all the Year 12s for their planning and organisation of Harmony Day this week. This was a wonderful example of our school coming together across all year levels to learn about a range of countries around the world, with many of our senior students teaching the girls about their own cultures.

I thoroughly enjoyed moving around the school, visiting each classroom representative of different cultures and engaging in the activities led by our Year 12s with the students across Prep-11. The smiles, creativity, laughter, learning and engagement by all made for such a positive and inclusive atmosphere. Student led learning is a powerful tool in improving student learning outcomes and there was definitely a great deal of that happening this week.

I am looking forward to next week’s whole school cross country celebrations to conclude our first term for 2022.

Kara Krehlik



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