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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.


Latest News and Events

  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Kathleen NoonanJournalist
    “Girls from Oz does potent, targeted, nuanced and intelligent work. It knows if you educate a girl, you educate a community.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”

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In long awaited news we are so glad to have piloted a new program in the community of Kowanyama in Term 1. Kowanyama State School Deputy Principal Hayley Lawton was a teacher supervisor on our g-oz Travel Program in 2016 when she worked in Lockhart River and has been pursuing g-oz since her move to ‘Kowie’ 4 years ago.

This term Kylie and Ginger visited Kowanyama for the first time and spent a busy week singing and dancing with students from Kindy to Year 10.

All of the children and some of the teenagers engaged with the program beautifully and we are confident that the program will grow and develop over the coming terms and years.

Read more in our Latest News article:
https://girlsfromoz.org.au/term-1-community-program-news-2021/

#gozinKowanyama #gozinKowie #gozbeause #gozfunin2021
Program Director Kylie and g-oz Instructors Ginger and Sam felt incredibly honoured to meet and sing with the ‘Old Girls’ of community in our Term 1 visit to Lockhart. The women sang a beautiful song called ‘Old Lockhart’ for us and we hope to learn it and help them teach it to all the students of Lockhart State School later this year.

If there’s one thing we’re good at, it’s learning and singing songs, so we hope to do that with the community members who deeply understand and are willing to share their culture.

Read more in our Latest News article:
https://girlsfromoz.org.au/term-1-community-program-news-2021/

#gozinLockhartRiver #gozbecause #gozfunin2021
g-oz Instructors Eliza, Lani and Mel all returned to Halls Creek to deliver our 43rd week-long Community Program. That’s a lot of hours of singing  and dancing over more than 10 years with children from Kindy to Year 2 and girls only from Year 3 right through to secondary.

A highlight of our time in Halls Creek in Term 1 was reconnecting with g-oz alumni DJ Calwyn. DJ finished year 12 last year and is now completing a traineeship with our community partner, the girls’ engagement program Shooting Stars. Being based in the school meant that DJ was able to participate in g-oz sessions each day and provide the role modelling that all young girls and women need.

Read more in our Latest News article:
https://girlsfromoz.org.au/term-1-community-program-news-2021/

#gozinHallsCreek #gozbecause #gozfunin2021
The first of our Term 1 Community Programs kicked off in March in Carnarvon on International Women’s Day. Our g-oz Instructors Jane, Ellie and Emma were thrilled to celebrate with the g-oz participants and women in community.

Jane, Ellie and Emma enjoyed delivering in-school sessions each day as well as engaging with students in the Carnarvon Community College after-school homework program 'Follow the Dream'.

In Term 2 we intend to recommence our Mentor Program in Carnarvon where students in upper secondary school support younger g-oz program participants and will prepare a performance for the school’s Reconciliation Week event.

Read more in our Latest News article:
https://girlsfromoz.org.au/term-1-community-program-news-2021/

#gozinCarnarvon #catchyouinCarnarvon #gozbecause #gozfunin2021