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Articles for May, 2014

Can less be more? The gift of silence and stillness

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Drawing inspiration from a trip to Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Dean of Curriculum and Scholarship Dr Bruce Addison explores the concept of stillness and silence as a way to enrich the busy lives of students.

Director of Sport inducted into Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Ms Sally Northcroft with the President of Ball State University, Dr Jo Ann Gora

Brisbane Girls Grammar School’s Director of Sport Sally Northcroft has been inducted into the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a field hockey player and student at Ball State
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Grammar goes green at Fig Tree Pocket

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

On a warm Saturday afternoon, 24 May 2014, a group of green thumbs from the Girls Grammar community joined forces with local councillor Julian Simmonds (Walter Taylor ward) and the Cubberla Creek Catchment Group for the fourth Grammar Goes Green event at our Sports Campus at Fig Tree Pocket.

Neuro-nonsense

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

NASA Space Camp is just one of the many ways that Brisbane Girls Grammar School students challenge the notion that male and female brains are fundamentally different. Dean of Students Mrs Anne Ingram explores this nero-nonsense myth.

Familiarity Breeds Expertise: The role of working memory in problem solving

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Why do students who have the required content knowledge have difficulty applying it in problem-solving situations? Evolution might provide the answer.

Vive les Différences?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

A Girls Grammar education is one that debunks notions of sameness and encourages our girls to value diversity. International exchanges, study tours, language courses and events such as Diversity Day all contribute to allow students to experience, study, value and take action on cultural issues.

People who need people

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

With every device and virtual dimension available at their impetuous adolescent fingertips, why do teenagers still prefer to talk face to face? Is there something essential that is only experienced in the presence of another person; when we relate to them, gaze at them, and feel their gaze upon us?