Articles for May, 2013

The deficiencies of disciplines

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Disciplines make the academic world go around. Faculties teach them and grades are conferred in them. Mr S Woods, Director of English, discusses the concept of transdisciplinarity, encouraging students to look beyond and between the long-standing boundaries between academic disciplines.

In the mind’s eye: Visualising to learn

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Why is it that some students can spend a lot of time studying without being productive? Dr S Stephens, Director of Science, looks at how the visualisation of abstract concepts can lead students to a deeper understanding of scientific phenomena and result in improved performance on assessment.

Resilience education

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Dean of Students Mrs A Ingram explores developing and promoting resilience in young people. Nurturing and strengthening the individual protective factors of our students and ensuring they experience a range of positive environmental factors gives them a greater chance of bouncing back when they are faced with future challenges.

Language learning in the global arena

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Learning the language and culture of other nations and societies has far-reaching benefits for both the individual and Australian society. Second-language learning opens doors for Grammar girls to engage more effectively in the global arena. Ms S Garson, Director of International Studies, suggests steps our School community can take to realise this learning.

The changing face of parenting

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Parenting ‘experts’ are churning out books to meet the supposed unquenchable thirst for guidance and direction about how to be the best parent and produce the ‘best’ child. School Counsellor Ms K Belbin discusses how the contrasting and competing beliefs and expectations can leave parents feeling overwhelmed.