From the Headmaster
In June, the Board of Trustees of the School made an historic step by initiating discussions about The 1881 Endowment, a drive by the School to establish a fund – which by 2025 could be valued at $20 million – to support the annual cost of a Rockhampton Grammar education for students who would otherwise be financially unable to attend our School.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mr Brad Beasley, says the goal is to enable a number of means tested students from all backgrounds to study here.
“Our School will be greatly enhanced and strengthened by students who come to us through the scholarship program and likewise those students will no doubt be appreciative of the opportunities afforded here."
As a School we have a commitment to the Central Queensland community and an understanding that as individual members of society, we need to do good things with what we are given – we need to multiply our gifts.
That is what endowed gifts do; they have a particularly enduring impact. Decades from today, RGS students will benefit from the opportunities given to them here and they will, like today, give back to the communities of which they are a part. To me, that’s what the core of The 1881 Endowment is: the benefits of opportunity.