We celebrate Kiama youth on Day of the Girl Child

Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl.

The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

To celebrate our girls from the region we have compiled a few stories about girls doing great things.

Enjoy!

Kiama Public School students win prize in Tech Girls challenge

Kiama Public School students have walked away from the Tech Girls Superhero Challenge with a win under their belts, taking out the Best Business Plan in the national competition.

SUPER EFFORT: Matilda Povea-Purcell and Daisy Laird were excited to take part in the 2017 Tech Girls Superhero Challenge.

SUPER EFFORT: Matilda Povea-Purcell and Daisy Laird were excited to take part in the 2017 Tech Girls Superhero Challenge.

Holly Wishart ready to ride winning wave

Gerringong’s Holly Wishart will put all her hard work and skills to the test later this month, when she competes in the world’s biggest pre-junior surf festival – the Hurley BL’s Blast Off.

HIGH HOPES: Holly Wishart will put all her hard work and skills to the test later this month, when she competes in the Hurley BL’s Blast Off.

HIGH HOPES: Holly Wishart will put all her hard work and skills to the test later this month, when she competes in the Hurley BL’s Blast Off.

Kiama girls benefit from Shine program

A Kiama High School program is seeking to help female students manage the various pressures of adolescence.

Cassandra George, Evie Chapman, Maddy Murphy, Olivia Sceri, Jeanine Maxwell, Roslynm Jaeger and Jenny Lockie are part of the Shine group at Kiama High. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Cassandra George, Evie Chapman, Maddy Murphy, Olivia Sceri, Jeanine Maxwell, Roslynm Jaeger and Jenny Lockie are part of the Shine group at Kiama High. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Kiama girls shining

Girls show fortitude in tough conditions at championships.

Kiama Representative netball under-14s netball team: Sandra Dodd, Gabriella Downing, Bronte McHugh, Georgia Barr, Savanna Cleaven, Eva Lawrance, Debbie Sedgewick, Karlia Cook, Charlotte Lourey, Zoe Dignam, Te Ana Te Ua and Steff Lockett. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Kiama Representative netball under-14s netball team: Sandra Dodd, Gabriella Downing, Bronte McHugh, Georgia Barr, Savanna Cleaven, Eva Lawrance, Debbie Sedgewick, Karlia Cook, Charlotte Lourey, Zoe Dignam, Te Ana Te Ua and Steff Lockett. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

State hockey domination

Kiama High School girls' hockey team have made it back-to-back NSW titles after taking out the state finals at Narellan.

Kiama High School's girls' hockey team has won the state championship. Teacher/coach Michelle Winwood with Grace Stewart, Sharna Dobson, Erin Dobson, Georgia Wedd, Kelsey Wishart, Riley Wishart; and (front, from left) Montana Marsh, Kiarra Marsh, Lily Stewart, Rowey Worner-Butcher and Madeline Taylor. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.

Kiama High School's girls' hockey team has won the state championship. Teacher/coach Michelle Winwood with Grace Stewart, Sharna Dobson, Erin Dobson, Georgia Wedd, Kelsey Wishart, Riley Wishart; and (front, from left) Montana Marsh, Kiarra Marsh, Lily Stewart, Rowey Worner-Butcher and Madeline Taylor. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.

Students hit the big time

Eight Minnamurra Public School students had the thrill of their lives when they played rugby league in front of around 17,000 screaming fans at WIN Stadium.

Minnamurra Public School girls rugby league team (clockwise from back left) Georgia Deen, Seonaid Lothian, teacher Amber McGrath, Talia Lothian, Annabelle Hudson, Taylor-Lee Byrne, Anne Alards, Laura Humphries and Olivia Mitchell. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.

Minnamurra Public School girls rugby league team (clockwise from back left) Georgia Deen, Seonaid Lothian, teacher Amber McGrath, Talia Lothian, Annabelle Hudson, Taylor-Lee Byrne, Anne Alards, Laura Humphries and Olivia Mitchell. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.

Stewart girls fly for NSW

The Stewart sisters from Gerringong may have set some sort of family record after all three were selected in NSW hockey teams for upcoming events.

Demi, Grace and Lilly Stewart are delighted to be all representing NSW in hockey. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.

Demi, Grace and Lilly Stewart are delighted to be all representing NSW in hockey. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON.