Service

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.

 

‘Hearing about the improvements in the lives of women experiencing homelessness, and the gratitude of these women at even our simplest gestures, is extremely heartening and has motivated me to continue to help.’ —Alison Beckey (2018), Second Chance Committee Member

School and House Charities

2019 School Charities

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.

2019 House Charities

Service Captains within each of the School’s houses choose the following specific organisations to support throughout the year.

House Charity
Beanland Smart Pups
Griffith Oz Harvest
Hirschfeld Pyjama Foundation The Smith Family
Woolcock One Girl
Lilley Melanoma Institute of Australia
England Youngcare
Gibson The Lady Musgrave Trust
O'Connor Cherish Women's Cancer Foundation
Mackay Mater Foundation

Jiaqi (Emily) Zhang and Nicole Song (2018) at the GECO stall at Open Day 2018.

2018 Service Captains Shivali Raj (far left) and Helena Gandhi (far right) with Lily and Fenella Counsell, who delivered donated sport equipment vouchers to Barcaldine State School.

BGGS Ambassadors

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.

Doctors Without Borders

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.

Ecumenical Coffee Brigade

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.

Grammar Environmental and Conservation Organisation (GECO)

GECO supports environmental conservation and regeneration. Students raise funds and awareness for organisations such as Planet Ark and Rainforest Rescue.

Grammar Goes Green

This group maintains the natural environment of Girls Grammar grounds and supports the Cubberla Witton Catchment Network.

Health Promoting Schools

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.

Kirsten Jack Memorial Leukaemia Committee

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

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.

Old Girls Association Volunteers

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

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.

Save the Children

This internationally recognised, non‐government organisation provides relief and helps support children in Australia and around the world.

Second Chance

The Second Chance committee is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support locally run programs that aim to help women experiencing homelessness.

Study Buddies

Year 11 and junior students work together to provide each other with support for their academic and school life.

The Uralla Club

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.

World Vision Child Sponsorship and Gift Program

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.

GIVIT

Mater Foundation

The Smith Family