There could be no more enjoyable way to end a productive and rewarding term than to spend time with our Girls Grammar mothers and their daughters at our annual Mother and Daughter Dinner. It was a celebration of the unique bond between mothers and their daughters and an opportunity to welcome new girls, who are entering Year 7 in 2020, and their mothers into our Girls Grammar community.
From the classroom to the stage, sporting field and concert hall, the diversity of Grammar girls’ accomplishments this term have been little short of extraordinary.
On Monday, girls in this year’s Prossima Program developed their musical skills and experience in their first workshop with mentors from Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The Program will culminate with our girls joining the full Orchestra on stage in a combined performance of ‘Latin American Gala’, conducted by Music Director, Alondra de la Parra, at QPAC on Saturday 17 August 2019.
This week we also marked an important milestone in the construction of the new Science Learning Centre, to be opened by 2021. We officially ‘turned the sod’ on the site (in the location of the tennis courts) in preparation for the commencement of works next Monday 24 June.
Over the break, many of our girls will balance their academic studies and diverse co-curricular activities with life-wide learning experiences through one of many study tours. Today, 35 Grammar girls and three teachers departed for Huntsville, Alabama to attend Space Camp where they will be challenged in the fields of aerodynamics and aeronautics at the US Space and Rocket Centre.
Also during the holidays, some of our most accomplished musicians will perform in the Australian Combined Schools Music Festival next week, and Drama students will travel to Sydney for workshops at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Australian Theatre for Young People as part of the School’s Drama Tour.
Girls Grammar rowers will test their stamina and commitment as they prepare for the upcoming 2019 Season at Rowing Camp on the Maroochy River. I hope they enjoy the gift found in setting and achieving goals as a team, while also developing important personal attributes such as determination and self-discipline. Of course, we expect they will also have a great deal of fun.
I wish all of our families a happy and restorative holiday, and look forward to the girls returning safe and ready to embrace the term ahead.
Ms Jacinda Euler