Exciting start for new Year 7 Grammar girls

Grace Sypher and Keera Kingston enjoyed their first day as boarders at Rockhampton Grammar School. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Grace Sypher and Keera Kingston enjoyed their first day as boarders at Rockhampton Grammar School. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

NEW friends, a new school and new opportunities await these two year seven Rockhampton Grammar School students as they start their first day today.

Grace Sypher and Keera Kingston are both new to the school this year along with 199 other pupils starting from prep to grade seven.

The girls are two of thousands of students across the region that start a new year at school this week.

Both boarding, Grace said she was from a property outside of Dingo and she was excited about her new experience.

"I'm looking forward to not being the only girl in my class," she laughed.

"My favourite subject would be PE…I'd like to be either a vet or an ergonomist."

Keera, who also lives on a property outside of Yeppoon, said she was looking forward to making new friends.

"My brother is here at the school too, he's grade 10," Keera said.

"I'm excited about all of the opportunities that are here for me...I'd like to be an electrician."

A brand new building is now open at the school to accommodate the extra classes, with 540 primary school students in total.

Communications and development manager Mike Donahue said there were now three classes in each of those grades.

"There are 170 girl boarders from year seven to twelve and about 190 boys," Mr Donahue said.

"The building started in mid 2013 and there are three year sevens, three year ones, a staff room, Head of Primary's office, art facilities and rooms for learning support."



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