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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…

A week of wonderful women! Carnarvon celebrate #becauseofherwecan
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A week of wonderful women! Carnarvon celebrate #becauseofherwecan
- by g-oz

Kylie, Isy and I touched down in Carnarvon on a sunny Sunday afternoon filled with excitement for the week ahead. This week was going to be significantly special for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the trip was planned to coincide with the school’s celebration of NAIDOC Week. We all felt extremely privileged to be able to witness and participate in this important celebration. And secondly, it happened to be Mike Henderson’s (the principal of Carnarvon Community College) final week before…

Country, culture and language: NAIDOC in Halls Creek
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Country, culture and language: NAIDOC in Halls Creek
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After getting the chance to work with the g-oz team as a media intern for the #finding40 Giving Circles campaign in 2017, I can’t describe my excitement when I was invited to travel to Halls Creek as a g-oz Instructor in June. Throughout the week the g-oz team had the opportunity to work with both girls and boys from Kindy all the way up to Year 4. Though some were nervous coming into the room, once we started the sessions…

Betthilde runs for #gozbecause
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Betthilde runs for #gozbecause
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After six months of preparation, 50 hours of training and more than 500 kilometres of running it was finally the day of the big event; the HBF Run for a Reason (the ‘reason’ being g-oz!) I participated in the UWA Half Marathon component of the event and the day started very early. At 4.45am I began getting ready and boarded the train to arrive in Perth central at 6.00am. At 6.45am the race began. We experienced drizzle, some heavier rain,…

Shining at the Ord Valley Muster
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Shining at the Ord Valley Muster
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As the sun set and the dust settled on the main street of Kununurra, eleven g-oz participants prepared for their performance at the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster Horizon Power Street Party. A few hundred people turned out to this event which acts as the closing ceremony of the week long celebration of sport, arts and culture in the East Kimberley region. The girls, aged 11 to 16, waited excitedly with anticipation (and a few nerves). Throughout our week in…

Goodbye Melbourne chill, hello Halls Creek!
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Goodbye Melbourne chill, hello Halls Creek!
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Arriving to a 25 degree day in Halls Creek was a welcome change after leaving Melbourne’s cold temperatures. I have heard such amazing stories from Instructors on previous Girls from Oz trips, and so I was incredibly excited and humbled to be embarking on my first trip. As soon as we walked into Halls Creek District High School, we had so many girls bound towards us to say hello. It was evident Girls from Oz was a highlight for them.…