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Past Student Notices
The Rockhampton Grammar School Past
Students’ Association Annual General
Meeting was held on 25 June at RGS.
Elected to the committee were: Meleisha
Tennent (President, RGS 2003), Jason
Smyth (Vice President, RGS 1988), Scott
Wilson (Secretar y, RGS 1987) and A my
Thomasson (Treasurer, RGS 2004).
Elected as committee members were:
Lauren Shackleton (RGS 2012), Brittany
Lauga (RGS 2003) and Lew is McKee
(RGS 2006). The next committee
meeting is at RGS on Wednesday, 23
July. The meeting st arts at 5.30pm in the
Islay Lee Learning Centre (top level).
Australian Student Prize
Congratulations to Catherine Irwin and
Rielly Stokes, from the Class of 2013,
on each receiving a 2013 Australian
Vocational Student Prize. As winners
of the prize Catherine and Rielly each
received a certificate and $2000. This
prize recognises the achievements of
students who completed their secondary
school studies while undertaking a
vocational education and training
in schools program or an Australian
Opera hits right note
Alice Girle (RGS 2002) is in Italy
undertaking a four-week intensive
opera course before heading to London
to pursue her music dreams. Alice
started performing in RGS choirs and
musicals and was also involved with
the national youth choir, Gondwana.
Billy masters off road racing
Billy Geddes (RGS 1993) won the
gruelling 2014 Tatts Finke Desert course.
The defending champion became the first
person to complete the race on both four
and two wheels when he drove his Geisler
truck and also entered a KTM 450 EXC
in the bike class. He first completed the
235km in his truck, flew in a helicopter
back to Alice Springs and then completed
the same course again, this time on
his bike. By the end of the race he had
covered 940km competitive kilometres
plus another 700km in the helicopter.
The Rockhampton Grammar School
has welcomed back the Classes of 1984,
2004 and 1960-65 this year. On 2 August
the Class of 1994 will be returning to
the School for its 20 year reunion.
CHARACTER AND SCHOLARSHIP
A present from
The Past Students’ Association has
presented a $50,000 donation to the
S ch ool ’s 1881 Endowment. Established last
year, the fund is designed to enable students
who for financial reasons would other wise
not be able to attend RGS to study at the
School. With more than $500,000 in
pledges to date RGS will use proceeds from
the fund to prov ide financial assistance
to two students from 2015. The overall
goal of The 1881 Endowment is to raise $20
million dollars to fund scholarships that will
eventually assist approximately 99 students,
annually, in need of financial aid. If you or
your organisation would like to learn more
about The 1881 Endowment and how you can
help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Mike Donahue on 0409 309 782.
Photo: PSA President Meleisha Tennent presents
Dr Phillip Moulds with the Association’s donation.
Apply now for Distinguished
Past Student Award
Nominations are now open for The
Rockhampton Grammar School’s
Distinguished Past Student Award. The
Award recognises the actions and achievements
of Past Students who have gone above and
beyond, and in doing so, encourages aspirations
and ideals of the highest community standards
and values. Distinguished Past Students are
tangible models of good women and men to
current students. It is the School community’s
pre-eminent means of recognising outstanding
achievement and contribution by Past Students.
Nominees may be living or deceased Past
Students of at least one year of enrolment and
can be entered in the following categories:
A. Community Service and Leadership
B. Academic and Professional Excellence
C. Sporting and Cultural Excellence
Nominations close on 30 October.
Download criteria and the nomination form
Every opportunity. Every student. Every day.
It’s time to make your mark.
This is your opportunity to learn and grow at the region’s top performing School!
The Rockhampton Grammar School invites you* to apply for a limited number of bursaries which
will be applied toward tuition costs at the School for Years 11 and 12. Successful applicants
will be among students who – with different interests, abilities and backgrounds – are among
the top performing students in the state. RGS Graduates are resilient, respectful, creative,
collaborative well-rounded and community minded. Applications close at 5pm on 29 August.
Apply now for a 2015 RGS Bursary at
*The bursary is open to students who will be new to RGS in 2015
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