Whilst we are only in Week 3, Term 4 is moving along at pace and preparations for our end of year activities are well underway. The Executive team are working on finalising award winners for Speech Night. The ultimate award of Dux of Girls Grammar for 2020 will be awarded on the night using all academic information available to that point.
The Speech Night program will serve as a record of student achievements in this extraordinary year. As always, it will list Speech Night award winners but also all Colours recipients for the year. Students are currently being encouraged to apply for Individual Colours by submitting applications (available in the school’s student planner) by this Friday 23 October. The criteria for all colours and Speech Night Awards are available in the 2020 Student Parent handbook but are also attached for your convenience. Enquiries about Colours can be made to Deputy Principal Students, Ryan Cheers.
Due to current restrictions, we have had to make several changes to Term 4 events from what you may have experienced in recent years. Over the recent term break you should have received detailed information in a letter from Mrs Johnston. This week I thought I would take the opportunity to reiterate some of that information with particular emphasis on the final week for Year 12.
Tuesday 17 November - Year 12 Graduation will be at Rockhampton Leagues Club from 5.30pm. (please note this is a change from the date advertised in the calendar). Further information will be forthcoming.
Tuesday 17 November – Boarder Farewell Dinner will occur onsite at Girls Grammar from 7.30pm. All Boarders will attend.
Wednesday 18 November – Year 12 ‘muck-up’ day and farewell assembly.
Wednesday 18 November – Livestreamed Girls Rock performances at Pilbeam Theatre. Unfortunately, due to restricted numbers, not all members of our community will be able to attend this year. At this stage, attendance will be limited to:
o All Year 12 students.
o All performers.
o Guests of Year 12 students and performers (two tickets per family will be
o Staff required for the performance.
Thursday 19 November (am) – Speech Night Rehearsals for award winners, performers, 2021 prefects and Year 12.
Thursday 19 November – Year 12 Panama Tossing Ceremony – pm. School finishes for all students at 12.45pm to enable preparation for Speech Night.
Thursday 19 November – Speech Night at Pilbeam Theatre (please note this is a change from the date advertised in the calendar).
o Primary Speech Night – 5.00pm – 6.00pm
§ All primary students will be able to attend with two guests. Year 6
graduation will form part of our Primary Speech Night.
o Secondary Speech Night – 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.
§ All Year 12 students plus 2 guests per student.
§ All Year 11 students plus 2 guests per student.
§ All Award winners plus 2 guests per student.
§ Any other students involved in performances plus 2 guests per student.
Friday 20 November – Year 12 are not required to attend.
On a final note, I wish all our Year 12 students the best of luck going into external exams commencing next Monday. This is the time for all your hard work to come to fruition.
Dr John Fry
Deputy Principal (Studies)