Articles for November, 2013

Navigating the complexities of responsibility

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Mrs Anne Stubbington, Head of Hirschfeld House, discusses the notion of accepting responsibility as a measure of character and how community service, by nurturing an ethos of social responsibility and self-respect, provides an opportunity for personal growth during adolescence.

Becoming a Grammar girl

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Alexandra Wilson 9H recalls her first impressions of Girls Grammar and reflects on the School’s culture — the vibrancy, the commitment, the determination, the enthusiasm and the persistence of each Grammar girl.

What makes schools great?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Truth, love, trust, loyalty and understanding are essential in good relationships and they are fundamental characteristics in schools where great things happen. Mrs Marise McConaghy, Deputy Principal (Staff), ponders the culture of schools and reflects on the culture, heritage and tradition of Girls Grammar.

Creating future selves

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Dr Kay Kimber, Director of the Centre for Professional Practice, challenges us to imagine the nature of the professional lives that our 2013 Senior cohort might lead in 2023. Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future and the concepts of ‘T-shaped professionals’ and ‘portfolio careers’ are explored as ways in which our girls may shape their future selves.

It’s not just about the test…

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The sum of all educational experiences equips students for life beyond school, with academic learning providing the core preparation. Ms Margaret Gunn, Director of Mathematics and Accounting, observes that authentic learning is not just about assessment outcomes and states that intellectual curiosity is the key.