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2022 September Holidays –  IGGS Hack for Community Impact 

Join us for our 2022 Hack for Community Impact event, here at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School. All high school students are welcome to join this fun and interactive event, over 2.5 days in the September school holidays. With on-site boarding facilities, why not stay in Cribb House, and participate in fun evening activities, too!

What is a Hackathon event? It’s an opportunity for students to work together to produce innovative solutions to everyday challenges they face as young people in our community. In groups of six to eight students, they use problem-solving techniques to work towards finding solutions and creating a positive impact on their wider community. Students participate in ‘short sprints’ to define the problem, target audience, solution and identify any barriers to overcome in order for their solution to be successful. Students work individually to generate ideas, then as a group decide on the best ideas to develop their final group pitch. The final pitch gives students an opportunity to convince an expert panel that their solution is worth investing in.

Facilitator: Peta Ellis, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Who can participate: High school students both male and female in Years 7 to 12.
Contact: Ms Jodie Hyde, Digital Pedagogy & Innovation Coordinator



Day 1: Tuesday 27 September
Arrive at our boarding facility, Cribb House, from 12pm.
Join us for lunch from 12.30pm (for those staying in boarding).
1.00 – 5.00pm Session One, led by Ms Peta Ellis
After 5.00pm, dinner supplied for boarders in the Dining Hall. Activities in the School Gymnasium.

Day 2: Wednesday 28 September
8.00am – 5.00pm (lunch supplied for all attendees)
After 5.00pm, dinner for boarders and a movie night and games in Cribb House.

Day 3: Thursday 29 September
8.00am – 12.00pm followed by celebration BBQ lunch for all participants
All students to be collected from the Administration Building at 1.00pm.

Price for the day events including lunch:
$60 for the full 2.5 day program (participants responsible for own snacks/morning tea). Price includes t-shirt.

Additional price for boarding, including all meals, evening activities:
$170 for two nights.
$85 for one night.
Participants may share rooms of 2 or 3 students. All evening activities are included, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, movie night and games night. Each area of Cribb House has its own common room with TV and kitchenette, shared laundry and bathrooms.