Articles for September, 2013

Blessed Bs

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

For many, high school is when it suddenly feels like everything counts, so a B minus can seem like a disaster. However, a disappointing mark can be a blessing in disguise. Inspired by the book The Blessing of a B Minus, Ms Ruth Jans, Head of Mackay House, applies this logic to the often difficult experiences of adolescence.

Women’s sport stuck on the media sideline

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Australian athletes have had great success in their sports, so why is it that eighty per cent of the reports we see are devoted to men’s sport? Nikola Gow 12L argues that something urgently needs to be done for the sake of women’s sport in Australia.

From the playground to the boardroom: Are our girls prepared to be leaders in sport?

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The School’s solid foundations in physical activity and sport are integral to the life of our students. Ms Sally Northcroft, Director of Sport, surveys how Grammar girls are defying the national and international trends by continuing to participate, pursue and actively engage in the challenge of competitive sport.

The arts and twenty-first century skills

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Across the education spectrum, the essential elements that are arts skills are appearing in academic theory and in practices beyond schooling. Director of Creative Arts Ms Lorraine Thornquist discusses the highlights of arts education theory and practice that are taking hold in these first decades of this century.