Welcome back to a new Term and Semester 2. The final fortnight of Term 2 was just as busy as the weeks preceding and there was no winding down to the holidays. Over these weeks and across the break many of our students have engaged in a variety of sporting and cultural activities. I would like to acknowledge and congratulate them on their achievements while representing Rockhampton Girls Grammar School.
Our primary athletics team were victorious in winning the H.E. Woodward Memorial for overall aggregate and the Robert Schwarten Shield for C Grade Girls at the Interschool Primary Athletics Carnival before the holidays. This is a considerable achievement and one that all the girls can be proud of.
Brooke Adams, one of our Head Girls participated in the Heroes in Health program at the Rockhampton Mater Hospital where she was involved in many hands-on learning experiences. Brooke took a great deal away from this amazing opportunity, learning a lot of valuable and rewarding skills and further igniting her passion to study medicine after she graduates.
Congratulations to our Year 9 netball team for winning their grand final before the end of last term by defeating Mount Morgan SHS. The girls played strongly and represented Girls Grammar with pride and esteem. Thank you to the great support provided by fellow students, staff and parents. It was an intense game to watch that’s for sure!
The vast numbers of staff, students and families who volunteered their time in support of the Girls Grammar Rockhampton Race Day were thanked at this weeks assembly by Mrs Johnston. The girls represented the school with poise and professionalism and the day was a great success.
At the same time as the Race Day, our Show Team were busy showing, parading and judging cattle at the Mt Larcom Show. Once again the day was a big success and the girls looked impressive in their Girls Grammar Show Team attire.
Congratulations to the Girls Grammar Firsts Netball team who travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Qld Independent Secondary Schools Competition. It was unfortunate that the competition was cut short, but I know this was a significant experience for the girls getting to play on the centre court at Nissan Arena.
Tyla Cringle competed in the Queensland State Titles for dressage and show jumping and achieved personal bests. You should be very proud Tyla, congratulations. Ella Gleeson was awarded 10th fastest junior female in Queensland at the Female Motocross Championships which is a great achievement. Calli McRae competed in the Central Qld schools rowing regatta near Bundaberg over the first weekend of holidays and achieved amazing results. This is a considerable achievement being that it was Calli’s second ever regatta.
Over the last weekend of holidays the Annie Jr cast and crew were busy with musical camp and rehearsals. I know they will be busy across the next week with final rehearsals before opening night on Friday 23 July. The opening of Wednesday’s assembly was terrific and just a taste of what will be an amazing production. It’s not too late to purchase your tickets.
Destiny Murphy was named 2021 Miss Naidoc Under 12 for all the work she has done in teaching young aboriginal girls in her community to dance and representing the school and community in cultural events and sporting teams. What an honour this recognition is for Destiny, congratulations.
Bethany Harth has been named a regional finalist for the School-based Apprentice or Trainee of the year in the 2021 Queensland Training Awards for the work she has done in sport and recreation. Congratulations Bethany on completing your Cert 3 in Sport and Recreation and gaining your pool lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid and Swim Teacher qualifications.
This week students and staff dressed in Queensland Maroons and NSW Blues attire and brought in $2 coins to fundraise for sports equipment for our new multi-purpose court. We raised $444 and the percentage of maroon on show in support of Queensland helped in getting a win for game 3 I’m sure.
I am constantly in awe of the many abilities and talents of our girls. Their countless successes are across a range of disciplines and I take pride in congratulating so many of them for their determination. I look forward to sharing in many more over the coming terms.
Deputy Principal - Students