At Rockhampton Girl’s Grammar School, we pride ourselves on the opportunities and experiences we provide our girls, as well as ensuring we allow each and every girl the chance to flourish and shine.
Former Girls Grammar Girl, Leah McBride, holds a special place in her heart for Girls Grammar and we recently caught up with her to speak about her time here.
With small class sizes, Leah was thrilled to be able to actually connect and form a relationship with her teachers, where they understood, valued and cared for each student individually.
“We were all able to share a joke with our teachers and felt understood by them, and they always pushed us and encouraged us to reach our best,”reflects Leah.
Drawn to the school for its Agricultural Program, Leah knew she would be able to form friendships with students who shared similar interests as her. Being an avid equestrian enthusiast, the Agricultural Program instilled confidence, opportunity and fostered a natural-born passion within Leah.
“I was amazed to hear that girls had gone to Brisbane for the Ekka as part of the Cattle Club,” says Leah.
“The opportunities available are really amazing.”
Leah’s mother, Salena McBride, will be responsible for a fresh, newly developed Agricultural Program here at Girls Grammar in 2020, featuring a further in-depth look into all things ag-culture. Salena has vast experience in running show teams and teaching animal handling as well as her vocational and higher education experience in lecturing Agricultural Science at the CQUniversity.
“We’re going to remodel Cattle Club to be more inclusive, with horticulture, horses, as well as increasing the show team,” Salena says.
“We’ll start a vegetable garden which we can use in the kitchen for home economics and for school lunches, and I know a few of the girls are interested in using produce for fundraising.
“Students will really get the whole package on many levels with career pathways and community connection – I’m looking forward to bridging that rural and urban gap in the agricultural sector.”
“I am excited for the program to be more inclusive, so that girls can learn further to develop their skills and passion.”