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We believe that more can be done to improve education and employment outcomes for students in remote Australia, particularly Aboriginal girls and young women. 

The Girls from Oz (g-oz) program, uses a tried and tested performing arts engagement model developed over 30 years by the Australian School of Performing Arts, to engage and re-engage females living in some of the most at-risk communities in Australia.


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  • Darren FoynesParent of Halls Creek student
    “I am 100% behind g-oz. It gives them opportunity to develop not just in sport, not just in art, but it helps them develop holistically as young women and gives them another avenue to develop their own life.”
  • Kathleen NoonanJournalist
    “In a world where we tend to park the ambulances at the bottom of the cliff and pour money into pick-up-the-pieces services, donating to Girls from Oz is like putting safety rails at the top of the cliff. It’s intelligent philanthropy.”
  • Mysti Bedford-McGintyg-oz Participant - Halls Creek District High School
    “This week I really enjoyed g-oz. G-oz makes me feel very happy, strong and proud of who I am."
  • Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVOg-oz Patron
    “Girls from Oz is utterly inspiring – it builds talent, confidence and self discipline in the girls who thrive through involvement in the program.”
  • Kathleen NoonanJournalist
    “Girls from Oz does potent, targeted, nuanced and intelligent work. It knows if you educate a girl, you educate a community.”

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On this day we would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we are privileged to sing and dance. We acknowledge the Wuthathi, KuukuYa'u, Uuthalganu, Umpila and Kaanju people who are the Traditional Custodians of what is now known as Lockhart River in Far North Queensland. We acknowledge the Jaru and Kija people on whose land the town of Halls Creek sits, in the East Kimberley. Finally, we acknowledge the Ingaarda people, the Traditional Owners of Carnarvon where the Gascoyne River meets the sea on Australia's West coast. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe
Each time g-oz visits Lockhart we sing and dance with the children and parents at Kuunchi Kakana which is an Early Years and Parenting Program run by the Puuya Foundation. It’s hard to tell who enjoys it more – the children, the parents or the g-oz Instructors! #gozinLockhart #gozfunin2021 #puuyafoundation #kuunchikakana #partners
In 2016 we launched our third g-oz Community Program and began to regularly visit the students at Lockhart State School and families at the Puuya Foundation's Kuunchi Kakana Centre. We expected to celebrate our 20th week-long program in Lockhart River in October 2020 but with two trips cancelled due to COVID-19 that celebration will now take place in May 2021.  Our Instructors look forward to getting back to this beautiful part of our country very soon! #gozinLockhartRiver #goz2021 #gozgirls #respectsisters #capeyork #farnorthqueensland #thetip
Who better to share the g-oz story than three successful women who see that performing arts played a part in their development?Our charity partnership with the Australian Girls Choir has great depth and we’re very fortunate to have long standing supporters who understand the benefits of performing arts education.  Our Program Director, Kylie (pictured centre at last year’s AGC 35th anniversary celebration) was Choir Leader in 1994.  Michelle Chow (left) and Kellie Mentlikowski (right) were her peers and friends in the choir.  While Kellie has a career in performing arts education, Michelle has had a career in the sciences and all three women are founding supporters of g-oz.  Their commitment to regular donations and to awareness and fundraising is very much appreciated. #respectsisters #girlsfromoz #ausgirlschoir #womenempoweringwomen #gozgirls #goz2021