At Rockhampton Girls Grammar, our primary school builds the foundation for life-long learning and delivers exciting and challenging learning programs to build confidence and engagement in learning. Teaching and learning are facilitated through a number of nationally and internationally acclaimed pedagogical strategies to ensure we are developing our girls as effectively as possible with the most relevant and up to date practices. The primary learning areas are used to develop a balanced, integrated curriculum for young children that broadens their learning experiences. We aim to develop in our young people, inquiring minds and a love of learning.
Students in Prep to Year 6 are provided with a personalised education, meeting their needs emotionally, socially and academically. Small primary classes support the delivery of first-class programs across all curriculum areas.
Based upon the key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum, a Girls Grammar primary education emphasises the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions our girls need to continue to be successful learners. Underpinning the content of each learning area is a focus on general capabilities including literacy and numeracy, information communication technologies, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capabilities, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding.
Supporting the learning of the classroom, primary students are provided opportunities to participate in a number of local, state and national writing, mathematics and science competitions including the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS), Write4Fun, Australian Mathematics Trust Competition and STEM Horizons for High Achievers.
ENGLISH - COLLINS WRITING
Students from P-12 are guided through five types of writing with techniques that are practical, explicit and focussed. This program distinguishes itself from others through its proprietary approach to student practice and its emphasis of writing across all of the Key Learning Areas. Every week our students from Years 5-12 compete in the coveted prize of ‘Writer of the Week’.
- Dr John Collins
ENGLISH - READING TO LEARN
Reading to Learn is one of the world’s most powerful literacy programs. It is designed to enable all learners at all levels of education to read and write successfully, at levels appropriate to their age, grade and area of study. The strategies have been independently evaluated to consistently accelerate the learning of all students at twice to more than four times expected rates, across all schools and classes, and among students from all backgrounds and ability ranges.
- Dr David Rose
NUMERACY - BACK TO FRONT MATHS
The girls at Rockhampton Girls Grammar are immersed in mathematical exploration through the Nationally Acclaimed pedagogical practices developed in the Back to Front Maths program. It considers that in the first instance students are enabled by discovering underlying mathematical principles rather than explanation-then-practice pedagogy. Teachers are then able to identify student misconceptions at the onset of the topic and teach explicitly from the moment of misconception.
- Tierney Kennedy
Rockhampton Girls Grammar has animals on site and a developing garden for our students to immerse in agricultural science discoveries. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) tasks are offered to students in Prep -10 to ensure our girls are equipped with the necessary skills for the economy of the future. At Rockhampton Girls Grammar we are committed to the inclusion of technology, including computer coding, across different year levels leading to greater exposure to computational thinking.
HUMANITIES + SOCIAL SCIENCE
At Rockhampton Girls Grammar our students are engaged in the P–10 Australian Curriculum Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) learning area which is made up of the following four subjects: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business.
Across Prep- Year 12, our girls are provided with expert instruction from specialist secondary staff for key subjects such as The Arts, Physical Education and LOTE. Private tuition in Speech and Drama, Instrumental Music and Singing is also available at Girls Grammar.
"All of our teachers are so supportive and helpful."
Primary sports days include the swimming carnival, cross country, ball games and athletics carnival. Students in Senior Primary are offered the opportunity to compete at an inter-school level in sports such as Netball, Softball, Swimming and Athletics.
Throughout the year, Artslink also provides all primary students with a series of performances. Healthy Harold and the Life Ed van visit.