Articles for May, 2010

From the Director of Mathematics

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Mr Greg Bland, Director of Mathematics, discusses the essential ingredients for successful mathematical problem solving. With the right ingredients and in the right environment it is possible to become a more accomplished problem solver and discover the sense of excitement and accomplishment that results when persistence and deep logical thought overcome the challenges of a difficult mathematical problem.

From the Head of Beanland House

Friday, May 21st, 2010

What does the Future hold for Grammar girls of 2010

Mrs Lyn Chakravorty, Head of Economics, reviews the currents statistics and research on gender disparity in the workplace and considers some conflicting views on how to resolve this issue.

From the Humanities Faculty

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Late last year, the Social and Environmental Studies Faculty changed its name to the Humanities Faculty. Acting Director Miss Alison Dare explains the rationale behind the name change and explores the objectives of humanities education.

Career Integrity is in the journey

Friday, May 7th, 2010

A career is not an end in itself. Neither is it a simple succession of occupations. A career is an evolving journey that includes work, personal interests, friendships, spirituality, citizenship, values and the like. For senior students their journeys are only beginning as they consider choices for further study. The Combined Grammar Schools Careers Evening on Tuesday 11 May will provide an opportunity to gather information about possible options.

NAPLAN – Selective Data Interpretation vs Transparency

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Dean of Curriculum, Ms Samantha Bolton, addresses the controversial list of the nation’s top 100 primary and secondary schools published in The Weekend Australian (May 1-2, 2010). Such a list is seen by many people as a natural extension of the My School website and may be regarded as a move towards desirable transparency in the education system or as inappropriate use of data generated by specific assessment instruments, namely NAPLAN tests. Regardless the lists generated by The Weekend Australian require significant scrutiny.