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 Year 10 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

2018 School Charities

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.

2018 House Charities

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

House Charity
Beanland Kids Helpline
Griffith Beyond Blue
Hirschfeld Pyjama Foundation The Smith Family
Woolcock Fight MND
Lilley Melanoma Institute of Australia
England Youngcare
Gibson One Girl
O'Connor Timor Children’s Foundation
Mackay White Ribbon Australia

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside the following organisations:

Local

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.

National

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.

Global

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.