(Not) the Last Night of the Proms
Co-Curricular News | Thursday 9 August
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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 Year 10 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 2018, the School supports the provision of education to girls, through donations to The Smith Family and The Malala Fund.
Service Leaders 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|
|O'Connor||Timor Children’s Foundation|
|Mackay||White Ribbon Australia|
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 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.
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.
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside the following organisations:
Ecumenical Coffee Brigade—preparing food for people experiencing homelessness in the local Spring Hill and Brisbane City area.
Second Chance Committee—supporting women experiencing homelessness through the Second Chance Programme Fundraising Group Inc.
Queensland Children’s Hospital—supporting initiatives aimed at improving the health of local children.
Romero Centre—providing legal and emergency services, as well as community support for asylum seekers in Brisbane.
Health Promoting Schools—initiatives that encourage health and wellbeing and support of the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation.
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.
Save the Children—supporting aid and development for children around the world.
Doctors Without Borders—supporting lifesaving medical humanitarian care.