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Articles for March, 2014

That all important sense of gratitude

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Being grateful for your circumstances is not always easy but cultivating a sense of gratitude at both personal and community levels has unexpected benefits.

The Uralla Club

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Uralla, from the dialect of the Anaiwan people, means ‘ceremonial meeting place on a hill’. This word has been chosen as the title of a new service club at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Under the leadership of Anna McArthur-Dowty and Josefine Ganko the group hopes to make a difference and to affect change in relation to the complex issues surrounding Australia’s Indigenous people.

Homelessness

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If you ask some people about their thoughts on homelessness, the chances are that they think it is purely their fault, or that they have done something terrible to end up on the streets. Catherine Chan (12R) examines the facts behind this common misconception.

Different by Design

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Human thought is lost! The rituals, discipline and scholarly tradecraft which hold the key to catacombs of deep thought within human society are being dismissed by our young. Or are they? Mr Shane Skillen, Co-Director of Technology Studies argues that we are yet to appreciate the complexities of knowledge acquisition in the information age. If teachers and parents can identify the commonalities and respect the differences, they can help young people develop a meaningful, critical and reflective attitude towards deep learning and understanding.

Tasks of tomorrow…

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

For anyone who has ever ‘crammed’ for an exam or experienced an ‘all-nighter’ prior to a due date, Ms Maggi Gunn, Director of Mathematics explores the concept of academic procrastination.

Brisbane Girls Grammar inspires women to join company boards

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2014, Brisbane Girls Grammar School held a special event on 6 March, 2014, to address the important issue of gender diversity on Australian company boards.

Breaking Down the Boardroom Door brought together a panel of experienced directors from the Girls Grammar community who shared knowledge and insights, providing many practical suggestions to help women pursue board positions.