Clubs & Special Interests

Clubs & Special Interests

The diverse range of clubs and special interest activities available at the School allow girls ample opportunity to deepen their understanding and expand their skills in areas of personal interest, in a fun environment. While the focus is on enjoyment, many of these activities have a real-life or community focus and provide the girls with significant challenges that help develop a sense of leadership, maturity, complex reasoning and responsibility.

Anime Club

This club provides a forum for students to watch and discuss new or unheard of anime series with each other and share opinions and ideas. The Anime Club has also includes manga (hand-drawn book series) and discussions about cosplay (short for “costume play”), where avid fan dress up and perform skits as their favourite characters.


This is a book club of combined Brisbane Grammar and Brisbane Girls Grammar senior students. Members are invited to join but may also self-nominate. Generally, meetings are held once a term and a challenging range of texts is discussed in a rigorous and entertaining manner.

Art Walks

Art Walks involve meeting at a particular location and walking as a group between several Brisbane galleries to see a variety of art exhibitions. Occasionally Art Walks will involve visiting an artist in their studio. Students, family and friends of the Grammar community are all welcome to attend.

Art Workshops

The aim of these workshops is to extend and enrich each student’s artistic abilities. Courses have included photography, printmaking, oil painting, life drawing, fashion design and experimental painting techniques.

Astronomy Club

This club involves field nights with naked eye, binoculars and telescopes as well as activities associated with astronomical software, visits to places of interest and learning about the sky.


Comprised of senior students from both Brisbane Boys and Girls Grammar Schools, membership is by invitation. Its constitution states its major objective is to “provide a forum where students can go further in the pursuit of intellectual development than is possible in the normal classroom situation”.

Calligraphy ClubCalligraphy Club

The general aim of this group of Boys and Girls Grammar students is to practice and gain a greater understanding of this beautiful Japanese art form. Classes are led by a master calligrapher and no experience is required.


Students are introduced to the rules of chess and are presented with patterns and strategies to improve their ability. Students may also play against a computer and obtain their ranking. The game is particularly valuable for females to develop the logical, planning and sequential aspects of their brain.

Composer’s Club

Participants work on individual and group composing projects. Mostly, students bring in work that they have been doing at home and receive help to bring their pieces to life.  There are opportunities to work with students from other arts disciplines as well. Students work at keyboards and computers, using Sibelius and Pro Tools software.

Digital Photography

The philosophy of the club is to inspire students with a passion for modern photography and videography. Members are encouraged to take any opportunity to photograph the world around us, enjoy sharing images, discuss better composition and technically correct camera settings, as well as post-production techniques. Students have the opportunity to participate in the creative wealth at Girls Grammar through capturing images of a diverse variety of events for the School’s publications.


Debating promotes self-confidence and logical thinking skills.  A debater learns to work as part of a team to achieve shared goals, to organise ideas and construct effective arguments.  The School competes in the Queensland Debating Union competition, entering teams at all levels.  As well, Years 8 and 9 students are able to compete in the Brisbane Girls Debating Competition which is run across Terms I and II.  Trials for places in all teams are run early in the year. Later in the year, the School Inter-House Debating Competition provides a further opportunity for students who are keen to enhance their debating skills.

The Felgate Group – Drama Club

Felgates provides an opportunity for students of all year levels to work together in a number of activities.  Students participate in performance, lighting, make-up and set design to allow them to develop experience in all areas of theatrical production.


E-sports is a club that offers students the opportunity to become involved with X-Box computer gaming in a social setting. Competitions are run on an individual and team basis, with students encouraged to improve their ‘personal bests’ in a variety of games requiring different skills sets from those for traditional sports.  Afternoon training sessions begin with physical activities.

Grammar DanceGrammar Dance

Girls with dance experience are invited to join the Grammar Dance Troupe to share their passion for dance with girls across all year levels. Instructed by tertiary dance students, genres such as contemporary, jazz and hip-hop are offered. Students are able to extend their dance skills, flexibility and strength, are given opportunities to choreograph routines and enjoy the fun and social nature of the group. Auditions are held early in Term 1.

Gwen Harwood Society

The Gwen Harwood Society is a creative writing group for all students interested in expressing themselves through poetry, prose or drama. Students participate in a variety of writing activities designed to stimulate their imaginations and develop their creative writing skills.

Kleio Society

The Kleio Society is a group for those who are enthusiastic about the Ancient World. Members are involved in activities which extend their knowledge about ancient societies and cultures, including cooking dishes based upon ancient recipes and making costumes such as those which would be worn be ancient women. Students in Year 12 may also become involved in a Museum Project, curating a display of artifacts from the RD Milns Antiquity Museum at the University of Queensland.

Libellum Reading Group

This group meets weekly to preview new fiction purchased by the Beanland Library and review illustrated books, popular fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels and literature websites. The club also promotes writers festivals, book launches, writing competitions and book trailers. Students who love books or want to develop wider reading can enjoy interacting with each other in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Library Angels

Library Angels is a service activity group where members contribute to the School by helping in the library: re-shelving and covering books, sorting music, working shifts at the circulation desk, and much more. The Library Angels learn new skills and interact with other like-minded students.


Opti-Minds is about problem solving, creativity, divergence, time management and team work. Teams of seven students are formed, which need to include members from Years 8, 9 and 10.  The teams then practise skills for the Spontaneous Problem and the Long Term Problem. Problem categories are Language/Literature, Maths/Engineering and Social Sciences.  A priority of the Club is that students have fun and enjoy themselves, while a great deal of learning occurs at the same time.

Public Speaking

There are several public speaking competitions open to interested students throughout the year, both inter-house and external competitions. Some experience is required for external competitions and coaching and help with speeches is available.

QUT Accounting in Schools (Years 11 and 12)

Year 11 accounting students are invited to consider undertaking the BSB110 Accounting subject through the QUT Accounting in High Schools Programme when they are in Semester 2.  An orientation afternoon is held at QUT to which parents are also invited.  Students are given an outline of the programme and materials for the first few units and are encouraged to think about their involvement and the benefits that they will accrue by participating in the programme over first semester in Year 12.

Rock ClimbingRock Climbing

Rock climbing lessons take place throughout the school year and are held in the McCrae Grassie Sports Centre. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Australian Science Olympiads (ASO)

The Australian Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiads get students involved in science. Girls gain valuable experience in working with other students and teachers who are passionate about science. Students can launch themselves into the International Science Olympiads through being involved with the ASO program.  The International Science Olympiads (ISO) is regarded as the ‘Olympic Games for Science Students’. Australian Science Olympians compete with students from different countries for a ranking or medal in the ISO.

Singer Song Writers Studio

Song Writer Studio is offered for girls who write their own popular songs, usually singing with guitar or piano accompaniment. Participants learn to refine their craft by developing skills in harmony, melody and structure. Students learn to record their own material using the Music Technology Laboratory. All students are welcome, but you will get the most out of Song Writer Studio if you come prepared to share lots of ideas and be open to feedback!

Student Yoga

A yoga class is held weekly and conducted by an experienced yoga teacher. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Mats are provided and comfortable loose clothing should be worn. Students are given the opportunity to do yoga postures, and to learn some relaxation techniques.

UN Club

The United Nations Club is an opportunity for students from Years 10 to 12 to discuss current international, national and local issues that affect our world and us. The Club provides the opportunity for students to meet diplomats, politicians, university lecturers and other members of the global community. The Club also provides an opportunity for students to meet other young adults from schools across Queensland at conferences and competitions. It is a great opportunity to engage with the broader community and network with industry leaders.

For information on activities that have a global aspect please visit our Educational travel page.

Father who won compensation after his dream holiday was ruined is a convicted drug dealer Jay Mortimore was jailed for three years after being found with 1,000 LSD tablets when police searched him believing he may have been carrying fake money The father of a family awarded thousands of pounds in compensation after they were forced to cancel their holiday abroad because fellow passengers refused to let them sit together is a convicted drug dealer. Jay Mortimore was jailed for three years after being found with 1,000 LSD tablets when police searched him believing he may have been carrying fake money. When they raided his home in Exeter, Devon, they discovered £2,000 of drug money hidden in his freezer and a lethal knuckleduster stashed in his car. He was hauled to court and sent to prison - a sentence that he claims helped him turn his life around and transformed him into 'one of the top heavyweight cage fighters in the country'. Speaking to The Sun today, he said: 'I am a hard worker and I have nothing to do with drugs any more. I just work and provide for my family. pre bonded hair'In 2008 I went to prison and I have done my time and I was away from my family for 14 months. 'Of course, I regret it, but it is in my past. 'I changed my life around. I fought across the world and had major sponsorship deals. I have imparted my knowledge to train others. There is no way I would have been able to do that if I was still into drugs. 'I could not have done anything like that if I was still involved in crime.' The 35-year-old was yesterday celebrating after being awarded more than £4,000 in compensation following the cancellation of his family's half-term break to Tenerife. He and wife Carolyn had spent £2,300 to head to the sun with children Brayden, seven, and Ryley, 12 - only to be kicked off their flight because there was not enough space. The 35-year-old was celebrating after being awarded more than £4,000 in compensation following the cancellation of his half-term break to Tenerife. He and wife Carolyn spent £2,300 to head to the sun with children Brayden, seven, and Ryley, 12 - only to be kicked off their flight because there was not enough space

They were initially denied full compensation for their holiday last week - but EasyJet and Thomas Cook made a U-turn and offered them nearly twice the original cost of the getaway. It came after the family suffered the heartbreak of arriving back from the airport after their failed trip to find that their beloved dog had to be put down. Following the publicity and a massive outpouring of public sympathy, the travel giants agreed to give the Mortimores £3,640 plus £600 worth of holiday vouchers. Mr Mortimore, 35, said: 'It's not the holiday we wanted, but they have done us a good deal and given us back more than we paid. 'We are still angry, especially as the boys have gone through it hard this week no matter how much money they give us. remy hair extensions'It's all gone crazy since we shared our story. It's still rubbish what we've been through but we're trying to make the most out of it. They were initially denied full compensation for their holiday last week - but EasyJet and Thomas Cook made a U-turn and offered them nearly twice the original cost of the getaway Brayden, who was hoping to go on his first foreign holiday, and Ryley, watch as their flight departs without them 'Later in the year we may use the holiday vouchers to go away for a long weekend or maybe we might have a small holiday next year in Spain.' EasyJet had initially defended its policy of overbooking flights to limit the effect of no-shows, but later performed a U-turn. A spokesman said: 'We protect families from any overbooking, so this situation should simply not have occurred. 'We should have been able to seat the Mortimore family together to enable them to travel and they will be fully compensated for their experience. 'EasyJet does everything it can to seat families together and has a sophisticated algorithm which seats families together more than 99 per cent of the time. 'On the rare occasion where this hasn't been possible we'll ask passengers onboard to move to accommodate families with young children. It is very rare that passengers aren't prepared to do so although this was the case on this flight.' Thomas Cook added in a statement: 'Once we became aware we contacted them to offer our full support. 'We have reassured the family that we are taking this matter seriously, and that we have asked EasyJet to investigate why this occurred. 'We're pleased the family has accepted a full refund as well as the payment they are entitled to from EasyJet for denied boarding. As a further gesture of goodwill we have given them a voucher towards their next holiday, for which they are very grateful.'

Caitlyn Jenner's docu-series has officially been cancelled after two seasons. The 66-year-old confirmed weeks of rumours that I Am Cait is coming to an end on her Twitter page on Tuesday. 'After 2 amazing seasons of @IAmCait, it's time for the next adventure,' Caitlyn shared. 'Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!' Coming to an end: Caitlyn Jenner (pictured last month) confirmed on Tuesday that I Am Cait has been cancelled after two seasons The news doesn't come as a surprise following much speculation that the show would not return due to low ratings. I Am Cait debuted strong in July of last year, with 2.73million viewers tuning in for the series premiere. perruques cheveux naturelsHowever the show failed to hold onto its audience in its second season. Just 860,000 viewers watched the season two finale, with ratings dipping as low as 480,000 during the season. 'Thank you E!': The 66-year-old announced the news on her Twitter page and said 'it's time for the next adventure' Sharing her story: The docu-series followed Caitlyn after her gender transition

'There just weren’t enough viewers,' a source told Radar Online earlier this month. 'The show can’t compete with other programming.' E! released a statement shortly afterwards saying that 'no decision had been made' at that time regarding the future of the show. I Am Cait followed the life of the Olympian, who was born Bruce, after her gender transition. The series was announced by E! immediately after Caitlyn's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, in which she revealed she identifies as female. Losing its audience: The show debuted strong, but failed to hold onto viewers during its second season Call me Caitlyn: The series was announced by E! immediately after Caitlyn's 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, in which she revealed she identifies as female Caitlyn starred in the show alongside other members of the transgender community, including Jennifer Finney Boylan, Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore, Zackary Drucker and Kate Bornstein, and famously clashed with her co-stars over her support of the Republican party. Jenny shared on Facebook following the news: 'It's official as of today-- I AM CAIT will not be renewed for season 3. I am so very proud of being part of this show, and of its creators Andrea Metz and Jeff Olde in particular, who directed us with passion and grace. perruques cheveux'I am grateful for the warm friendships I made with Chandi Moore and Candis Cayne and @katebornstein and Zackary Drucker and @ellagieselle and all of you. (and Kip Zachary and Courtney Nanson, who made us look so fine!) There is more work to do, and I send everyone my love.' 'I am so very proud': Jennifer Finney Boylan shared a Facebook post thanking her cast-mates following the cancellation 'It was one of the best times of my life': Kate Bornstein also tweeted after hearing the news She added: 'Official word from the network today- a hard choice for them, I know. I'll have more to say about this in weeks to come, but for now I'll simply say I'm proud of everything we accomplished, and I send everyone involved my very sincere gratitude, and my love.' And Kate tweeted: 'Ah, #iamcait is done now. It was one of the best times of my life. Made such good forever friends. #allshowsclose.' Caitlyn's ex-wife Kris Jenner, daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and former step-daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian also made appearances on I Am Cait during its run. Support network: The Olympian was joined on the show with fellow members of the transgender community, including (L-R) Chandi Moore, Candis Cayne, Ella Giselle and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Lady Gaga is to star in the remake of THE hit musical A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper, who also makes his directorial debut with the weepie. The movie is due to start production next year in California and Gaga will compose and perform new music for the soundtrack. The 30-year-old's name was first mentioned in association with the project back in June but her casting was confirmed on Tuesday by Deadline Hollywood. lace front wigsShe was born for it: Lady Gaga, seen at Tony Bennett's 90th birthday bash earlier is August,  is to star in the remake of hit musical A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper The movie tells the story of a young singer-actress who finds fame and romance after she captures the heart of a fading movie star, to be played by Bradley, 41. As his plummeting career and alcoholism take their toll, her star continues to rise. The new film is the third remake of the original love story released 80 years ago in 1937.

Back then, Janet Gaynor played the ingenue and Fredric March was the falling star. Judy Garland and James Mason had a go at it in 1954. Double hitter: The 41-year-old actor, pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of War Dogs on Monday, will also makes his directorial debut with the weepie In 1976, Kris Kristofferson played a fading rock star with Barbra Streisand as a songstress on the rise. cosplay wigsIt's the first starring role in a movie for Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta. However, the Born This Way songstress has been building her acting creds by co-starring as The Countess in FX's Golden Globe winning American Horror Story. Ups and downs: The 30-year-old stars as a young singer-actress who finds fame and romance after she captures the heart of a fading actor, to be played by Bradley Meanwhile, the movie has been a long time in the works. Beyonce was earlier pegged for the role of the young star on the rise, but the casting fell through after the Crazy In Love singer became pregnant with her daughter Blue Ivy, now four years old. 'The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star is Born,' Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. president of creative development and worldwide production, said in a statement. Small screen to big screen: The Born This Way songstress has been building her acting creds by co-starring as The Countess in FX's Golden Globe winning American Horror Story