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Congratulations to RGS students
on winning the inaugural Year
11 and Year 12 Maths Team
Challenge in Rockhampton. The
Year 11 team won its division on
115 points while the Year 12 team
won its division with 118 points.
Tomas Beak (Year 12) competed
well in the Year 12 shoot-out
competition, narrowly missing
out on the Rex Bogg’s Medal
for 2016 Mathlete of the Year.
Jessica Pownall (Year 12) and
Marius Zeil-Rolfe (Year 11) were
members of the winning Year
11 and Year 12 Mixed Schools
Team which now competes in
the next round in Gladstone.
Business minded students
RGS won its division in the first round of CQUniversit y’s expanded
Schools Business Challenge in June. Thirty teams from across
Queensland participated. RGS and winners from Cairns,
Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Bundaberg progressing to
the Round 2 Queensland Regional Final on Tuesday, 19 July.
Strong voices emerging
RGS Year 10 students Neeve Saw and Banuka Ralapanawa will have
contested the Rostrum Voice of Youth State Finals over these holidays.
Neeve qualified after winning the Rockhampton heat, speaking on
Blurring the Boundaries. Banuka competed in the Maryborough district
competition, due to a clash with other School commitments. The former
national finalist spoke on The Time Has Come. Other students in the
Rockhampton round were: (Junior) Siyumi Dissanayake ( Yea r 7),
Harshitha Peddireddy ( Y e a r7 ) , Sansuka De Silva (Year 8), Navindu
De Silva (Year 10), Ezeikiel Bartlem (Year 10) and (Senior) Aniqa
Hussain (Year 12). Navindu qualified for the Central Queensland finals.
Thank you Rockhampton North Rotary
After 23 years of combined service, RGS has farewell
two pillars of The Rockhampton Grammar School
community, Mr Bob Skilling and Mrs Dorothy
Skilling. Mr Skilling, the School’s Business Manager
and Secretary to the Board of RGS Trustees,
shaped, guided and played a major role in
transforming the School for more than a decade.
Mrs Skilling is known across the School for her
roles as primary PE Teacher, Netball coordinator
and coach and, of course, as Director of Girls
Boarding. “Together they did everything possible
to make sure that our students grew in character
and scholarship every day,” said Headmaster Dr
Phillip Moulds. The Secondary School stood
and applauded Mr and Mrs Skilling in the Space
Frame during a mid-term ceremony and sung to
them the School song. “Bob and Dorothy simply
made RGS better. Even though there is nothing
simple about what they did or how they worked.
They are both champions of RGS and champions
of all of our students and staff,” added Dr Moulds.
SCHOLARSHIP & COMMUNITY
Reading is the first thing
Celebrating the end of the Term 2 Before School Reading programme
are (back, from left) Rockhampton North Rotary Club members Stuart
Wright, Alan Titman, Eric Anderson and Year 11’s Alastair Cathey
and Hillary Tjandramulia; (front, from left) and RGS Primary School
students Mackenzie Wright, Jack Vanderheld (Year 3) and Prabhavi
Liyanage (Year 3). The Term 2 programme involved over 30 students
from Year 3 to Year 6 with many Year 11 students taking time out in the
morning to assist the younger students with their reading. Rockhampton
North Rotary Club has assisted the program at RGS for over 10 years.
Quizmasters are made
Congratulations to the RGS Middle School team on its victory in the annual
Rockhampton Rotary Quiz. The Middle School team (below) consisted
of Geneva Cocks (Captain), Will Etherington and Ben Scott. Sarah
MacKenzie (Captain), Campbell Miller-Waugh and Jack Nicoll
(right) were the winners of the Senior Rotary Quiz Competition as well.
The competition is organised by the Rockhampton North Rotary Club and
is an annual event for high schools in the Rockhampton/ Yeppoon area.
Year 11 Maths Team: Matthew Smith, Areeb Mahmood, Austin
Cocks, Marius Zeil-Rolfe, Zack Austin and Eishan Beotra;
Year 12 Maths Team: Okindu Gamage, Sarah MacKenzie, Jessica
Pownall, Rafeeqah Rasul, Aniqa Hussain and Tomas Beak.
Project update: The young and enthusiast children at The Rockhampton
Grammar School’s Early Learning Centre will soon have a whole new world
to explore. Construction is nearing completion at the Reservoir Street
facility with an additional three rooms and reception area scheduled to
be finished in mid-August. A new adventurous Ausplay playground is also
to be opened at the same time. The extension will allow for 133 childcare
places at the centre, an additional 50 places to what is currently provided.
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