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Catrin’s Kimberley adventure
- by Georgia Allen

I was always really excited for the trip. I think being a Community Leader in the past had grown my passion for the idea of Girls from Oz, but looking back, I think many of us AGC girls had very little idea of what actually happens on the g-oz programs. As choristers, we often hear about the confidence that g-oz nurtures in the girls through their programs, just as our time in the choir has done for us. But a…


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Program Assistant Kimi: It’s not goodbye, it’s “see you later!”
- by Georgia Allen

What a privilege it has been to work for this organisation! Since March 2018, Girls from Oz has enabled me to foster my passion for education and music, my love for organisation, and my enthusiasm for checklists, while contributing to the life-changing opportunities g-oz provides to children and young women. As an alumnus of the Australian Girls Choir (AGC), I have watched g-oz grow from its inception in 2007 when I was in Grade 6; the same age as many…


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Feeling Welcomed in Carnarvon
- by Georgia Allen

What a joyful and sunshine-filled week I had in Carnarvon! I am incredibly grateful for the wonderful opportunity of working with g-oz in such a beautiful, remote part of Australia. Last week was my first trip with g-oz, and I feel humbled by the experience. On arrival, I was welcomed into the community of Carnarvon by many smiling faces, and within five minutes of being at Carnarvon Community College, three Year 12 students had introduced themselves to me with a…


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From Perth to new perspectives: AGC chorister Laura hits Halls Creek
- by Georgia Allen

I could go on for days talking about how wonderful my experience was going on the Shining in the Kimberley tour. Going into the tour I didn’t really have any expectations; I really had no idea what we were getting into. But meeting all the girls from Halls Creek surpassed any expectations I could’ve had, and put the Girls from Oz program into perspective for me. I was always supportive of g-oz, as the Australian Girls Choir g-oz Community Leaders…


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How awesome is Lockhart River?!
- by Georgia Allen

The easy-going, warm nature of the community of Lockhart River is just the tip of the iceberg. The second that we stepped foot into the school, giggling kids came racing up to us, bubbling with excitement and overflowing enthusiasm! The entire community welcomed us with waves and smiles, and we could immediately feel what an exciting week lay ahead. Even the youngest of students at Lockhart State School shared this energy and confidence! It was especially wonderful to see such…


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Emma’s week of new experiences
- by Georgia Allen

It was a week of new experiences, exciting developments and fantastic celebrations for the brilliant Girls from Oz in Carnarvon. My name is Emma and I had the absolute privilege of attending the first trip to Carnarvon for 2019, and what a thrill it was. Accompanied by experienced g-oz Instructors, Jane and Shelley, I felt immediately welcomed into the team and it was fantastic to have their guidance and support for my first visit. Carnarvon Community College has recently had…


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Consistent return of g-oz felt by Lockhart River girls
- by Georgia Allen

Last week I led a team of three in the community of Lockhart River for the first time. The week was a great success and a wonderful opportunity for me to hone my leadership skills! The team and I made some great connections with staff at the school and with government representatives who travel in and out of the community. We were also fortunate to visit town at the same time esteemed g-oz Patron, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO. Ms…


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Nikayah, DJ and Sherose: Future aspirations of 3 Halls Creek girls
- by Georgia Allen

At the end of a big week in Halls Creek, Laura A, Ashlee and I spoke with long-time g-oz participants Sherose (Year 10), DJ (Year 11) and Nikayah (Year 10) about their g-oz experience and their ambitions for life after school. “We have all been participating in g-oz since we were in Year 3 or 4 at Halls Creek District High School and between us, we have been on the Travel Programs to Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. This week our…


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Adjusting to the ‘big smoke’: Mackenzi thanks her AGC host family
- by Georgia Allen

Last year, on the 12th of November, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to fly across the country to stand alongside hundreds of girls and perform in front of thousands of people. I was one of ten lucky Carnarvon Community College students selected to represent my school and community as part of the Girls from Oz Travel Program to Melbourne. We met new people, made many new friends, lived with a family we’d never met, and rehearsed as…


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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…


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