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Velda’s story – a week in the life of a Lockhart River girl in Melbourne
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Velda’s story – a week in the life of a Lockhart River girl in Melbourne
- by Georgia Allen

Pictured: Velda Love and Clerissa Rokeby-Thompson giggling at Government House Last week I went to Melbourne for the Girls from Oz trip, it was incredible. The thing I liked best was singing on stage in front of lots of people. I also loved the opportunity to stay with a host family; they were friendly, kind and they looked after Clerissa and myself very well. On the trip we got to explore Melbourne, going to Government House to perform ‘I Am…

Nearly 3 years on: Sally’s rewarding return to Halls Creek
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Nearly 3 years on: Sally’s rewarding return to Halls Creek
- by Georgia Allen

I’m fortunate enough to have been visiting Halls Creek since 2010 and have just returned from my 11th trip where I was blown away by the girls’ energy, drive and commitment. Prior to this trip, I was last in Halls Creek in Term 1 of 2016 when I was pregnant with my first child. My little one has just turned 2 and he’s grown up seeing photos and videos of what he calls “Mummy’s girls”. He tells me they “do…

Reflections in the hot Lockhart River sun
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Reflections in the hot Lockhart River sun
- by Georgia Allen

I have landed in Melbourne after a week of hot sun and tropical jungle in Lockhart River. This trip was my third with g-oz, and I feel with each visit an easier transition into teaching and connecting with the kids. It is always an exciting experience going up with a new team and I learnt so much from watching Rachel and Ginger interact with the community. Team teaching provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your own teaching, and to…

Carnarvon 2018 – That’s a wrap!
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Carnarvon 2018 – That’s a wrap!
- by Georgia Allen

I am beyond grateful to have been able to join the fourth and final g-oz trip to Carnarvon this year. Having spent a week with the girls on the last trip in August, I was delighted to spot many familiar faces across the junior and senior campuses of Carnarvon Community College. Leading the trip was Program Director, Kylie Lee-Archer, with dance expertise from Rhiannah Boch. At the primary school, girls in years 3 to 5 tackled new musical concepts through…

Program Director, Kylie, celebrates 30 deadly g-oz trips!
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Program Director, Kylie, celebrates 30 deadly g-oz trips!
- by Georgia Allen

Fresh off the plane from Carnarvon to Halls Creek, today our Program Director, Kylie, celebrates her 30th g-oz trip! 11 years ago Kylie joined with the Directors of the Australian School of Performing Arts (ASPA) as they dreamt up Girls from Oz. Since then she has nurtured the program and been instrumental in turning it into a powerful educational presence in the lives of young women living in remote Australia. In the very early stages of g-oz history, Kylie travelled…

Meet Kimi, our superhero Communications Assistant – Programs!
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Meet Kimi, our superhero Communications Assistant – Programs!
- by Georgia Allen

Meet Kimi, our superhero Communications Assistant – Programs! We talked to Kimi about her vision for g-oz, her role at the organisation and how strong female role models have empowered her throughout her life so far. 1. Tell us a bit about your role with g-oz and how you first came to be involved. I first became involved with g-oz in 2013 during an Australian Girls Choir (AGC) tour to Perth. It was the first time I was able to…

Tropi-‘COOL and confident’ girls dazzle in Carnarvon festival performance
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Tropi-‘COOL and confident’ girls dazzle in Carnarvon festival performance
- by Georgia Allen

On Sunday September 2 approximately 35 g-oz participants from Carnarvon Community College came together to perform at the Tropicool Festival. Throughout our g-oz sessions during the week, we worked on 2 songs and a dance to perform at the festival. On Friday, these girls were asked to perform at the Primary School assembly. This was an excellent opportunity to practise in front of an audience in preparation for Tropicool, and I was lucky enough to be able to lead the…

Carnarvon girls get ‘brave’
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Carnarvon girls get ‘brave’
- by Georgia Allen

I am buzzing with gratitude after spending a week in Carnarvon on my first g-oz trip. From the moment our plane touched down I was greeted with open arms by the community, staff, and students. I was accompanied by experienced g-oz Instructor, Laura, as well as dancer, Alex, and fellow Sydney-sider, Maddie. Many of the girls were thrilled to see the g-oz team again, while others took some time to engage with the singing, drama, and dance activities. It was…

Meet our Communications Assistant – PR, Georgia!
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Meet our Communications Assistant – PR, Georgia!
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Pictured: g-oz Communications Assistants, Kimi – Programs (left) and Georgia – PR (right). Meet our Communications Assistant – PR, Georgia! We got an insight into how she came to be on the g-oz team, what her role entails, and how she believes a performing arts education can contribute to shaping the lives of young people. 1. When did you first become involved with g-oz and why? I first became involved with g-oz indirectly as a member of the Australian Girls…

Lockhart River girls show their style!
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Lockhart River girls show their style!
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It’s Friday evening and I have just had the pleasure of completing my fourth trip to Lockhart River with Girls from Oz. As the dance specialist of the team, it’s my job to get the girls up and dancing with a mix of my own material and the dances generously donated by the REDed program. On this trip I was accompanied by the terrific and talented Vicki King – the Artistic Director of the Australian Girls Choir who was in…