Articles for February, 2014

Finnish Lessons for BGGS

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Head of Lilley House Mrs Sybil Edwards draws on personal experience and educational research to examine the similarities and differences between education systems in Finland and Australia.

Every girl needs a fairy godmother

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Surrounding girls with women of wisdom is important at all stages of their lives, especially in their teenage years. Many little girls dream of having a fairy godmother. Setting magic and fantasy aside, Outdoor Education teacher Mrs Carol McIntosh highlights the positive role women play in the lives of teenage girls.

It’s the economy . . .

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The secret to good writing is not a secret, but a simple rule summed up bluntly in the phrase, ‘It’s the economy, stupid’. Director of English Mr Stephen Woods demonstrates that effective and economical writing is something we can all achieve.

Above and beyond with the Grammar bond

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Deciding upon a motto for Brisbane Girls Grammar School for 2014 was not as gruelling a task as we had initially expected. During a conference for this year’s Student Council, we, along with 24 other girls, were given the significant responsibility of determining a motto that would encapsulate our vision and goals for the year ahead.

Precious Metal

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

To each Year 12 leader, her badge is something shiny, new and special. However, they represent a much stronger tie to traditions and values than perhaps they realise.