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Volume 33 No. 2 July 2017
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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04 Briefly speaking
More than 20 articles about tradies,
snorklers, quiz masters, mathematicians,
musicians, cowboys and cowgirls, revellers,
inventors, composers, donors, farmers,
travellers and door-knockers and more.
8 The power of giving
See what’s motivating students to give their time,
resources and talents to very worthy causes.
PAST STUDENT NEWS
10 Captain captivates classroom
Ed Keating on the beating of a soldier’s
heart; plus a pharmacist advises students to
research their career choices, and more.
12 First responders open up
about their own mental health
Meet the RGS Parents on the front line of
trauma and learn how they cope with stress.
13 Young scientists’ and
their wow moments
Teachers say there is nothing more satisfying than a
student suddenly overcome by a “wow” moment of
discovery, but how do you keep the momentum and
engage children to learn deeply and passionately?
14 Grounded in the land
Three RGS communit y members reflect on
their careers in rural industry. Seems there
are so many options these days students
don’t know where they might end up.
16 The changing curriculum
Academic leaders say upcoming adjustments
will influence RGS teaching and learning
activities, operations and experiences,
especially for Secondary students.
18 Critical thinkers required
Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds on
preparing students for the complexities
of life facing this generation.
19 RGS Sport Highlights
Coverage starts here with cricket legend
Andy Bichel’s visit with RGS students!
22 RGS Photo Album
is more than a
RGS Rugby League
First XIII make history
and win the Shield for
the first time. Page 5
PHOTO: Academy School
Photography and Production
In 1964, Phil Knight started selling shoes out of his car. Sixteen years later,
Nike reached financial stability. If Knight hadn’t been so passionate and
dedicated, he wouldn’t have turned an idea into a $32 billion business.
While nobody suggests that bottom lines are rubbish, some argue that
the problem with leadership today rests here: If we only judge success
financially, we are short sighted. This is Simon Sinek’s message, that
organisations need to start with the why before the how much.
“Many CEOs, when they became CEOs, don’t believe in purpose. They’re
living in the economic paradigm,” says Robert
Quinn, Ph.D., a professor of management and
organisations at the University of Michigan.
“Most executives don’t want to touch purpose
because it’s not considered real work.”
A 2014 Gallup survey found that only 32 percent of workers are engaged.
That, Quinn says, is also at the heart of the leadership problem.
“Many companies have a purpose statement, but in most cases, it’s
not real,” he explains. “But in about 10 percent of cases, the companies
mean what they’re saying, and that ’s where there’s payoff.”
For example, Nike’s mission statement is: Bring inspiration and innovation
to every athlete* in the world. (*If you have a body, you are an athlete.)
Twitter’s is: To give everyone the power to create and share
ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”
These are missions people can get behind. As is the mission of RGS:
To provide a disciplined, challenging and stimulating learning environment to
inspire our students to become successful lifelong learners, responsible local and
global citizens, and men and women of strong ethical and moral character.
On every page of this edition of CQ Quarterly, you will read ample
evidence of The Rockhampton Grammar School community fully
embracing and putting this into action this mission.
Dr Phillip Moulds
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