Articles for August, 2014

Young designers: future creators

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Let’s start by indulging in some nostalgia. Think back to the time when you were a child immersed in imaginary play; your open mind brilliantly poised and receptive to possibilities and endless adventures: a world more colourful than anything packaged or purchased. Your intrinsic creativity was limited only by your imagination. What you were doing was designing.

Connect to Thrive

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Connectedness refers to the feelings of belonging and social connection; it is one of our fundamental human needs. We are biologically, physically, cognitively, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. We are profoundly social creatures, and underlying most of our materialistic desires are the needs to belong, to be accepted, and to connect with others.

Year 9 students top performers in NAPLAN

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

The School’s exceptional record of academic excellence has again been demonstrated with our Year 9 students emerging as Queensland’s top performers in this year’s National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing.

The girls achieved well above the state and national averages in all five areas of assessment.

Principal Ms Jacinda

One Moment Please

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The pace of modern life, with its inherent and ubiquitous level of distraction, makes it harder to live in the moment. In today’s world it can be difficult to recognise the ‘moment’, never mind know what to do when it arrives. Mr Stephen Fogarty, Director of Health and Physical Education, explores the concept.

The ‘Getting’ of Wisdom in the 21st Century

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The ‘Getting of Wisdom’ is not solely linked to academic pursuits, but also to the life skills required to navigate the world with compassion, generosity and veracity. How can education professionals ensure that students develop these essential skills.