On Monday 28 October, the School will celebrate ECO Day, a day to celebrate the sustainability measures adopted by Girls Grammar in 2019. The beehive, green wall, worm farm, new recycling and organic bins, and ‘containers for change’ have all been implemented successfully with the assistance of the School’s Properties and Facilities staff. Members of the Grammar Environmental and Conservation Organisation (GECO) encourage all students and staff to bring in items from home on Monday 28 October for this demonstration, collection and swap day.
Surplus Woolworths Discovery Garden pots can also be brought to school in the lead-up to the day for donation or swap. We will also be having a special collection of recyclables to fill the ‘containers for change’ bins. These funds will be used for the splitting of the beehive.
Enthusiasm and support of Steptember continued in the School’s seventh year of participation. In teams of four, students aimed to walk 10 000 steps a day and raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. This year, the School raised a total of $13 539.
Congratulations to the team, ‘Is it me you’re stepping for’, comprising Madison Beltrame (8L), Sophie Bosch (8L), Emily Clayton (8L) and Josephine Davis (8L) on raising an astounding $2528.
Special mention to ‘The Stepping Starfish’ team comprising Elsie Butler (7B), Charlotte Clayton (7B), Angela Hu (7B), and Kashvi Kothari (7B) who completed the most steps of our Steptember teams, reaching more than 2.1 million steps!
Representatives from three of the School’s House Charities have recently visited Girls Grammar. Representatives from One Girl, Smart Pups and the Cherish Foundation spoke to students from Woolcock, Gibson, Beanland and O’Connor House, sharing with students the value of their fundraising dollar.
Modified Rugby Program
For the past two seasons, Sophie Martin (11O) has participated in the Modified Rugby Program (MRP), a new, modified form of touch-only rugby. Developed by GingerCloud Foundation, children with learning and perceptual disabilities have their own PlayerMentor on the field supporting them during games. Sophie spoke at the GingerCloud fundraising lunch on Friday 6 September about her experiences as a PlayerMentor and the impact that MRP has had on her life. Congratulations to Sophie for speaking with compassion and warmth.
Congratulations to Ella Ng (12L) who has been awarded a Service Pocket for her exceptional Service to the School and others throughout her years at Girls Grammar.
Mrs Lynne Mungomery
Director of Service