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growing. So is the need for
students to develop creative
and critical thinking skills.
RGS is inviting community and
industry partner organisations
and individuals to support
this endeavour by donating
time, energy and expertise to
the School. Perhaps you are
an engineer or pharmacist,
an artist or scientist, or in
another profession that
draws together the skills of
these different disciplines
in an interactive way. If so,
we would love your help by
developing students’ interests
and abilities. Please contact
teachers Alana Mikkelsen
au) or Nikki Kelly (nkelly@
rgs.qld.edu.au). Thank you.
Maya Williams’ grandparents,
Arthur and Shirley Hick (pictured
with Maya), shared many
interesting items and memories
from their childhoods at the
Year 1 Grandparents Day.
Among them were photos
taken when Arthur’s father was
a foreman on works to School
House, when the brick exterior
extension was added (below).
Arthur at tended Berserker
State School. He would walk
20 minutes to school.
“I started as a 4-year-old in 1949.
Year 5, I did it a second time because
I couldn’t keep up,’’ Arthur said.
Shirley was a student at the
old Glenmore State School and
later attended what was Central
Girls School in the mid-1950s.
“ We never wore shoes to school.
We used to walk through a cow
paddock to Glenmore, through
barb wired fences and then walk
over the railway line. I had a good
brother who always used to put his
foot on the barb wire and lift it up so
I could crawl through,’’ Shirley said.
Primary school has changed since
Maya’s grandparents attended, but
many things are still the same.
“We read, and we write,
and we do maths, and we do
counting,’’ Maya said.’’
The Hick family has a strong
connection to the School. Their
daughters Natalie (RGS 1987) and
Tracey (RGS 1988) both attended
RGS and now Natalie’s children Maya
(Year 1) and Joshua (Year 4) attend
the School as do Tracey’s children,
Clay (Year 6) and Chloe (Year 6).
CHARACTER & SCHOLARSHIP
Old School ties at Grandparents Day
Leadership, a role for everyone
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Primary and Secondary Student
Leaders for 2019 share a common
bond: they all love what their School
has to offer in terms of both education
and co-curricular activities.
They are also individuals, each
contributing their own personality and
perspective to their leadership role.
Away from the classroom these
students might pursue their interests
in sport, dance or love of the land.
It is this same uniqueness and
energy that every student has at RGS.
The badge provides an oppor tunity
for our Primary and Secondary
Student Leaders to not only regularly
meet with the Headmaster and
Head of Primary to discuss School
matters but also creates an avenue to
create more leaders at the School by
setting a good example and inspiring
others to pursue their own goals and
become leaders in their own right.
Leadership does not start or stop
at the School gates. It is an ongoing
journey in life in a variety of situations.
And it is not limited to
students. Around 60 RGS staff
have par ticipated in the RGS
Leadership Programme, under
the guidance of Stephen Scott.
The programme provides an
opportunity for staff to step outside
of their comfort zone, just as students
are faced with on a regular basis,
and discover their own unique
leadership qualities – identifying
both strengths and weaknesses.
Stephen Scott has developed The
15 Disciplines to help guide staff
through their leadership journey.
The underlying theory of The 15
Disciplines, according to the author, is
this: “Take care of your team and they
will take care of you. A world where
leaders think more about others than
they do themselves is a world that will
achieve extraordinary productivity.”
Read more about RGS leaders:
Learn more about The 15 Disciplines
Above, Secondary School: Vice Captain Cane Comiskey, Captain Olivia
Maynard, Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds, Captain Sean McDonald and
Vice Captain Paige Baker. Below, Primary School: (back from left) Riley
McDonald, Taylor Brock, Josh Peckett, Toby Rowland; (front from
left) Lily Cooling, Lola Muir, Alessandra Williams and Ava Roche.
OF ALL AGES
Matilda and cast wait in the wings
RGS brings the world-
renowned musical Matilda
to Central Queensland.
Adapted for the stage
by Dennis Kelly and Tim
Minchin, Roald Dahl’s
much-loved book tells
the story of a gifted girl
with a horrible family.
“It is amazing to offer
something new and
exciting to Rockhampton
Mrs Jan Kennedy said.
“ We were incredibly
lucky to secure the
rights and we will be the
first school to present
Matilda in this region.”
Matilda will be performed
at the Pilbeam Theatre
on 9, 10 and 11 August.
Go to www.seeitlive.
com.au for tickets.
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