Girls Grammar families are reminded to please adhere to the traffic rules and signs outside the School to ensure the safety of our students and assist in the smooth flow of traffic along Gregory Terrace. Please be respectful of the Traffic Controllers and other motorists when using the set-down/pick-up zone when dropping off or picking up your daughter/s.
Set down/pick-up zone
The set-down/pick-up zone at the front of the School is under the jurisdiction of Brisbane City Council, not the School, and our Traffic Controllers are there to assist with moving traffic through the zone. The pick-up opening time is 3.20 pm.
Parents who arrive to collect their daughters before 3.20 pm will be directed to follow a detour.
Please note the time limits on the traffic signs as there is a three-minute zone (in front of the Main Building) and a five-minute zone (in front of the Science Block). Brisbane City Council parking inspectors regularly monitor this area and issue parking infringement notices to parents who exceed this time limit.
No right turn
When exiting the set-down/pick-up zone you must turn left onto Gregory Terrace. There is a ‘No Right Turn’ sign located at this exit. Several accidents and near-misses have occurred in the past due to drivers ignoring this sign and turning right across oncoming traffic onto Gregory Terrace.
Peak drop-off and pick-up times
The peak time for using the set-down/pick-up zone is in the morning between 8 am and 8.20 am and in the afternoon between 3.20 pm and 3.30 pm. We encourage families to speak to their daughters about the option of using public transport, carpooling or varying their drop-off and pick-up times outside of peak times to improve traffic flow along Gregory Terrace.
Kalinga Avenue and the Facilities/P&F Uniform Shop car parks are not to be used by parents for the set-down or pick-up of students. The laneway and carparks are only to be used for staff access and deliveries to the School.
Temporary Pedestrian Bridge Closures
From tonight, Friday 8 October, until Friday 15 October, there will be temporary closures of the pedestrian bridge that spans the rail corridor and the Inner City Bypass to perform structural lifting operations.
The bridge will be closed between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am to carry out this work. Traffic controllers will be in place to assist pedestrians where required.
For further information, please visit this link.
Sunday Study Sessions
Sunday Study Sessions are an opportunity for quiet study, homework completion, and assessment preparation in the Elizabeth Jameson Research Learning Centre during Term 4 as advised. This opportunity is open for students in Years 10, 11 and 12.
The Library will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, and the girls are free to arrive and depart in their own time. Students will be supervised by a BGGS staff member who will act in a supervisory capacity only, no tutoring is available on a Sunday.
Refreshments are not provided, and the girls are encouraged to bring their own snacks. There is no fee to attend the Sunday Study Sessions. Students are welcome to attend in appropriate free dress.
Further information about the Sunday Study Session, including dates and times, is available on Minerva.
If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean, Ms Sarah Frew.
New Supporter Merchandise
With a new term of School events and sporting fixtures ready to support, our Girls Grammar community can look the part with our new Girls Grammar ‘Supporter’ caps.
The six-panel supporter cap is 100% polyester jacquard fabric, with contrasting piping on the visor and long Velcro strap closure at the back. It’s one size fits all, and costs $29.95.
The caps are available for purchase from our P&F Uniform Shop or the P&F Online Store here.