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Dr Phillip Moulds
In this edition of we feature (on page 12) students and staff
currently involved in fundraising and community ser vice activities.
At Rockhampton Grammar students at ever y age level learn about
the world around them and discover their place in it. Many respond
to the needs they see by volunteering, building awareness and/
or raising funds for causes which they feel are important. Students
– who drive these projects – find it appealing and satisfying.
As a parent and educator I am pleased young people are acquiring
an appreciation of the importance of
community service at different stages of
their development. Year 10 students, for
example, returning these holidays from an
Outdoor Education excursion to Borneo,
have helped local community members
build living quar ters. These students and
others, such as those who have funded
three student places at a school in
Tanzania, develop a clear understanding
of the impact their charity makes.
They, and others, are good role models and, as we know in all areas
of child development, peer activity is a major influencer of behaviour.
The examples of giving described here – and this is just a representative
sample – demonstrate the School’s ethos of generosity and the work our
children undertake to establish community service projects, from social
enterprise through to awareness campaigning, volunteering or fundraising.
To my mind their work expresses their wants, needs and hopes
for the future and a belief and understanding within themselves that
they have the power and ability to create the future they desire.
RGS students are strong, passionate and motivated and they
want to be part of the solution to the challenges we face in our
society. Providing opportunities for children to serve in our
community and experience volunteering ensures our children
grow up connected, engaged and making a difference.
Volume 31, No. 2 July 2015
The Rockhampton Grammar School takes seriously the challenge of preparing students for today’s world. We treat each
student as a whole person through a balance of academic, sporting, co -curricular and social activities. Our School motto is
Macte Virtute et Litteris or Grow in Character and Scholarship.
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4 Briefly speaking
Year 7 students’ parents are very classy;
Primary school students enter the zone;
and The National Farmers Federation
believes RGS is setting an example for
the nation to follow. Plus read about RGS
students’ success at the Rockhampton Show
and the RGS Past student who has turned 100.
8 Mustering courage
Gayle Shann says she and her husband
Mac draw their strength from the land.
10 Reading every day is the key
The Before School Reading Programme
undertaken by one student “changed everything.”
PARENTS & CHILDREN
10 The lure of sweet technology
We need to be more thoughtful about our
consumption of information according
to Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
12 The power of giving
Students gain as much as they give.
CELEBRATING RGS FAMILY FARMERS
14 Looking after the land
The Lawrie Family’s passion is
sharing their knowledge, especially
about succession planning.
15 What were you thinking?
What will kids learn if we don’t give them
opportunities to make mistakes?
16 Places everyone
RSG gets down to the business
of show business.
CHARACTER & SCHOLARSHIP
18 Being Campbell
It’s been an extraordinary year of
tears, trials and triumphs for Year 12
student Campbell Miller-Waugh
20 RGS Sport Highlights
22 RGS Photo Album
Cover Photo: Class 4W helps students give to their School.
RGS students are
and motivated and
they want to be
part of the solution
to the challenges
our society faces.
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