Articles for February, 2012

Funding Futures: The Gonski Report and Exceptional Education

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Principal Dr Bell focuses on teacher quality in her Gonski review opinion piece for The Australian website.

Abigail and Atticus: the importance of positive role models in the 21st century

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Ms Jan O’Sullivan, Head of Griffith House

I only care what you think of yourself. If you feel your value lies in being decorative, one day you may believe that’s all you really are … Time erodes all such beauty but what it cannot diminish are the wonderful workings of your

Back to the Future: why a Classical education can lead the way

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

What would Socrates have done with so much information just a mouse click away? Ms Alison Dare, Director of Humanities, reflects on how a Classical education can lead the way.

The Supergirl Syndrome

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

‘Superwoman’ has a younger counterpart in our teenage girls who, like their mothers, feel the pressure to be everything to everyone. In recent years the term ‘supergirl syndrome’ has been coined to describe the unrealistic standards that many girls feel compelled to attain.

Compared to their mothers and grandmothers, girls are presented with seemingly endless opportunities and told they can do anything. Unfortunately this positive message can have its shadow side when girls confuse opportunity to do anything with compulsion to do, and perhaps be, everything. It is not enough to be smart and successful, they must also be thin, beautiful, kind and caring.

Leadership – it’s complicated

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Thoughtful observations by senior students on the paradoxes of leadership provided plenty of inspiration for this week’s Insight by the Associate Dean, Mrs Pauline Harvey-Short.