Small steps to sustainability
Co-Curricular News | Thursday 21 January 2021
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Girls Grammar students are encouraged to take judicious, ethical and purposeful action to advocate for a more just world.
Girls adopt responsibilities in the School’s Service Program from Year 7, and are encouraged to become active citizens who engage meaningfully with the community.
By engaging in School service groups, supporting their House or School Charity, or participating in the Community Service Program, girls lead initiatives that have positive impact and learn the importance of giving back.
Chosen by the students, the annual School Charity reflects students’ desire to support a cause of particular importance to them. In 2019, Girls Grammar’s School charity is the Stars Foundation, whose mission is to support and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women to make active choices towards realising their full potential.
Service Captains within each of the School’s houses choose the following specific organisations to support throughout the year.
|Hirschfeld||Pyjama Foundation The Smith Family|
|Lilley||Melanoma Institute of Australia|
|Gibson||The Lady Musgrave Trust|
|O'Connor||Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation|
Students in Year 7 to 10, who would like to share their passion for their House and School with the Girls Grammar Community and beyond, will be interested in joining the BGGS Ambassadors group.
The Doctors Without Borders service group is for students who are interested in biological/medical sciences and humanitarian aid. Student Leaders facilitate discussions about issues surrounding a current epidemic, disease, chronic illness, or humanitarian issue that is currently being addressed by the Médecins Sans Frontières community.
The ECB is a not‐for‐profit organisation of volunteers that oﬀer food and a hot drink to people experiencing homelessness within the Brisbane CBD.
GECO supports environmental conservation and regeneration. Students raise funds and awareness for organisations such as Planet Ark and Rainforest Rescue.
This group maintains the natural environment of Girls Grammar grounds and supports the Cubberla Witton Catchment Network.
The purpose of the group is to increase awareness of health issues in our society and provide an opportunity for students to organise activities to promote and fundraise for various causes.
The Kirsten Jack Memorial Leukaemia Committee is a student-initiated group that commenced at Girls Grammar in 1977 after student, Kirsten, lost her battle with Leukaemia. The group supports Canteen, Leukaemia Foundation Queensland, Cancer Council and the Translational Research Institute.
Library Angels is a service activity group where members contribute to the School by helping in the library. Activities include re-shelving and covering books, sorting music and working shifts at the circulation desk.
Volunteers for this School organisation play a vital role in the administrative, meet and greet and ambassador responsibilities for the Old Girl Association functions.
Pay it Forward is a service club for Year 7 students. It supports other service clubs within the School by making items that can be used for fundraising purposes, and allows girls from diﬀerent Houses to meet and enjoy craft together.
This internationally recognised, non‐government organisation provides relief and helps support children in Australia and around the world.
The Second Chance committee is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support locally run programs that aim to help women experiencing homelessness.
Year 11 and junior students work together to provide each other with support for their academic and school life.
This club is a student-initiated group that commenced at Girls Grammar in 2014. The club aims to raise awareness and understanding of the culture and history of Australia’s First Nation People.
Girls Grammar supports World Vision by sponsoring two children, writing letters to the sponsor children, and supporting the World Vision Gift Program.
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside the following organisations:
Queensland Children’s Hospital—supporting initiatives aimed at improving the health of children through the Indigenous Liaison Unit.
White Blouse Day—supporting Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation.
Pink Stumps Day—supporting Breast Cancer research and treatment through the McGrath Foundation.
Steptember—supporting the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Jump Rope for Heart—supporting the National Heart Foundation.
World Vision—Brisbane Girls Grammar School supports children through World Vision.
Cubberla Witton Cathcment Network
Gingercloud Envisioning Foundation—the Modified Rugby Program.
The Smith Family