Back to School in 2024

We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 school year! Whether you are joining RGS for the first time or returning in 2024, on this page you will find all the information you need to start the new school year on the right foot. If you cannot find something you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact RGS Reception on 07 49360 600. New students and families are always welcome to contact the Registrar with any questions.

Transition Sessions

To help students make a smooth transition, the School will host transition sessions in November for incoming Prep (all), Year 7 (all) and Boarding (new only) students. Further information, including RSVP requirements, has been sent to all families.

Year 7 Transition Day

When: Friday 24 November 2023

Who: All incoming Year 7 students (parents are not required)

Time: Registrations commence at 8:45am. The programme concludes at 2:00pm.

Where: Students are asked to meet on the Auditorium Lawn for registration.

RSVP: Please contact the Registrar if you have not yet RSVP'd and would like to attend. 

New Boarders' Orientation Weekend

Parents of new Boarders will have received further information from Director of Boarding, Mrs Grant.

When: Friday 24 - Sunday 26 November 2023

Who: All new boarders commencing in 2024 (Years 6 - 12). There are several activities that parents are also invited to attend, please check the schedule.

RSVP: Please contact the Registrar if you have not yet RSVP'd and would like to attend.

Prep Transition Morning

When: Monday 27 November 2023

Who: All incoming Prep students and parents

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Where: Duggan Hall (off Quarry Street)

RSVP: Please contact the Registrar if you have not yet RSVP'd and would like to attend.

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Day schedules will be published in November. 

Welcome Morning for new students in Years 1 - 6, will take place on Monday 22 January 2024.

Orientation Day for all Year 7s and new students in Years 8 - 12, will take place on Monday 22 January 2024. 

Please note Prep students are not required to attend School on Monday 22 January 2024. 

First Day of Term 1 for all students is Tuesday 23 January 2024.

New Boarders' Welcome Day is Sunday 21 January 2024. 


    Officeworks School List Service 

    Primary School

    RGS is pleased to be partnering with Officeworks to supply families with their booklist requirements for 2024 - all from the comfort of your own home. Parents of RGS Primary students can choose their child's school and grade on the Officeworks website, and the essential books and stationery will be seamlessly added to their shopping cart. What’s even better? Items purchased online through the 'School List Service' are available at discounted 'Back to School' prices. 

    Here's how to order: 

    1. Go to the Officeworks School List Service website
    2. Search for  The Rockhampton Grammar School, and select your child's year level
    3. Review the booklist
    4. Remove any items your child doesn't need (ie. they may still have a ruler from the year before)
    5. Add any extra items your child might need (ie. a lunch box)
    6. Choose Home Delivery or Click and Collect
    7. Pay for order

    For more information, please see this detailed flyer. 

    Secondary School

    Due to the nature of elective subjects, the Officeworks School List Service is unavailable for Secondary students. However, Officeworks also offers a 'School List Upload' option where parents can upload their child's booklist. 

    How it works:

    1. Upload your child's book list via the  Officeworks website
    2. Officeworks will prepare a quote
    3. Review your order and quote
    4. Order and pay online

    The Red and Black Shop is currently operating 'Extended Trading' hours.

    Extended Trading 

    Extended Trading will be in place over the busy holiday period to accommodate demand:

    Monday - Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm

    • Monday 13 November 2023 - Friday 8 December 2023
    • Tuesday 2 January 2024 - Thursday 25 January 2024
    • Closed - Friday 26 January 2024 (Australia Day)

    Boarders' Orientation Weekend

    To coincide with the Boarders' Orientation Weekend, The Red and Black Shop will open on Sunday 26 November 2023 from 8:00am - 11:00am for boarding families only. A unique booking link has been sent to all boarding families for those who wish to make an appointment on this day. 


    Appointments for uniform fittings are required prior to visiting the Red and Black Shop.  Please click here to book online.

    Uniform Price Lists and Guidelines

    RGS Parent App

    The School's main method of communication with parents is via the RGS Parent Orbit app. The app provides parents with a mobile friendly way to access School information and undertake various school-related tasks such as notifying student absences, checking the school calendar, completing excursion forms, reading Daily Notices, viewing your child's timetable, paying school fees, signing your child up for co-curricular activities and more. It will also enable the School to send notifications for time sensitive or essential information, such as event cancellations.

    New families to the School will receive their Parent Lounge login details via email in January 2024. Once parents have received these details, they may download the app and login.

    To download the app:

    1. Go to the Apple or Google app store on your mobile device.
    2. Search for 'Parent Orbit'.
    3. After downloading, enter 'rgs' as the school code.
    4. Enter your Parent Lounge username and password (new families to the School will receive their login details from the School in January 2024).

    If you are experiencing any difficulties with the app, please contact the School's TASS Administrator.

    Key Dates

    Red & Black Shop Extended Trading commences
    Monday 13 November 2023
    Last Day of Term 4 (RGS)
    Thursday 23 November 2023
    Year 7 2024 Transition Day (all students)
    Friday 24 November 2023
    New Boarders' Orientation Weekend
    Friday 24 - Sunday 26 November 2023
    Prep 2024 Transition Morning
    Monday 27 November 2023
    Red & Black Shop final day of trading
    Friday 8 December 2023
    School Reception closes
    Friday 22 December 2023
    School Reception opens
    Tuesday 2 January 2024
    Red & Black Shop opens
    Tuesday 2 January 2024
    New Boarding students arrive
    Sunday 21 January 2024
    Welcome Morning - new students in Years 1 - 6
    Monday 22 January 2024
    Orientation Day - new students in Years 8 - 12 & all Year 7's
    Monday 22 January 2024
    Primary Book Drop Off - Prep and returning students (optional)
    Monday 22 January 2024
    Continuing Boarding students return
    Monday 22 January 2024
    All students (P-12) commence the school year
    Tuesday 23 January 2024
    Australia Day Public Holiday
    Friday 26 January 2024
    Red & Black Shop standard term-time hours resume
    Monday 29 January 2024