International Women’s Day 2022 #breakthebias

Today is a time of recognition, celebration as well as reflection on the amazing contribution of women and girls at Launceston Grammar.

We pay homage to some of the achievements, successes and skills of the girls and women in the Launceston Grammar community so far this year.

The 2022 Rowing Tasmania State Championship held in February brought great success for our female rowers with two teams taking out the top honours.

U17 Women’s Coxed Four, Ursula Stanny Shield

Yasmin Wyly

Lizzie Ayers

Annie Cook

Chelsea Lockrey

Cox: Lulu White

U19 Women’s Double Scull, Michael Banks Shield

Tess Klower

Catriona Stewart

Alumna Charlotte Woollams is one of only four Australian students that have been offered the Telstra Technology and Innovation Scholarship for 2022. The scholarship is worth $100,000 over five years and will allow Ms Woollams to study for both an undergraduate and a Master’s degree at the University of Melbourne. Read more here.

Alumna Mairi Ward, who is currently exhibiting as part of the Poimena Art Gallery Northern Exposure show, has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s Glover Art Prize exhibition. She is represented by locally Handmark Gallery and nationally by The Gallery Eumundi. The winner of the 2022 prize will be announced this weekend in Evandale.

Alumna Medhanit continues to go from strength to strength in her career. The Launceston singer appeared on triple j alongside HOLY HOLY‘s Like A Version cover of Sunflower. Watch here.

We have also released a series of articles under Spotlight on Learning, to highlight the skills of our educators.

In 2022 we welcome Amanda Luttrell to the Senior Campus as an Agricultural Science and Grade 7 teacher.

Amanda has completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (Majors Science and PDHPE K-12) at the University of Tasmania and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Theology with Broken Bay Institute. Read more here.

A new face on the Junior Campus is Emily Campbell, an Early Learning teacher. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, she completed a Bachelor of Early Education before undertaking a Masters of Education, focusing on Special Education, Inclusion and Early Intervention. Post-qualifications, Emily worked and travelled extensively before joining us here in January 2022. Read more here.

Martine Cook, Grade 2 teacher at the Junior Campus may be a relatively new face in the school but her work with colleague Debbie Deans in the celebration of ‘Two Two Tuesday‘ has made her a familiar sight to many in 2022. Read more here.

Our Walkathon partner for 2022 is #LetHerSpeak #LetUsSpeak. Founder Nina Funnell addressed the whole of Grade 12 on Friday during Period 3. The #LetHerSpeak / #LetUsSpeak campaign was created by Walkley award-winning journalist and sexual assault survivor advocate, Nina Funnell. As campaign creator and manager, Nina works closely with the dedicated partner organisations which include Marque Lawyers, End Rape On Campus Australia and Rape & Sexual Assault Research & Advocacy. Donate here.