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International Day of the Girl Child: Unscripted and Unstoppable
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Happy International Day of the Girl Child! The International Day of the Girl Child is a day of recognising the gender inequality girls face all over the world. This year’s theme, ‘Girl force: Unscripted and Unstoppable’ celebrates the dreaming and achieving of girls . g-oz is proud of the role…


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AK’s Travel Program experiences
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AK has a long history with g-oz From kindergarten in Halls Creek, to performing at Hamer Hall. AK’s confidence has grown with the g-oz program. Taken in Halls Creek in 2010, the two little girls pictured in this photograph took part in the inaugural 3-way combined Travel Program to Melbourne at the end of 2018. These little girls have been learning, singing and having fun with g-oz for ten years. AK in Kindergarten, and performing her…


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Why Host Families are Important for the g-oz Travel Program
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Why are host families so important? Host Families are integral to the success of our annual Travel Program. Host families strengthen our relationship with our big sister organisation, the Australian School of Performing Arts. Connecting Australian Girls Choir (AGC) choristers, their host families and g-oz participants, make the hosting experience extremely popular. So far, 69 separate families have hosted g-oz girls participants, and 11 families have hosted twice! A special relationship The lasting relationships formed from hosting makes this part…


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How does the g-oz Travel Program work?
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How does the g-oz Travel Program work? From the beginning, g-oz has connected girls from remote and regional communities across Australia with girls from our big sister organisation the Australian Girls Choir. Over the past 10 years we’ve seen the real and meaningful impact this has had on our participants. The g-oz Travel Program has been integral to our purpose since the inception of our Community Program in Halls Creek in 2010. One of our goals is to encourage the…


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5 lessons from our Patron Quentin Bryce
- by Georgia Allen

Our Patron, Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, holds a soft spot for the community of Lockhart River. While celebrating the great work of our friends at the Puuya Foundation, Ms Bryce shared her wisdom and love of the town with Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) readers. Her message was simple but powerful: young children in remote Australia should be given the same opportunities that people in cities take for granted. We’re celebrating our Patron’s long-standing commitment to the people of Lockhart…


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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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