Articles for March, 2015

Words to live by

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Intent, values, purpose, mission statements, key performance indicators, aspirations are now vital aspects of any self-respecting organisation. Mrs Pauline Harvey-Short, Dean of School, unpacks the creation and impact of student leaders’ mottos.

Celebrating 140 Years at the Anniversary Ball

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Members of the Girls Grammar community honoured 140 years of exceptional scholarship at a celebration that included speeches from the current Chair Ms Elizabeth Jameson and Principal Ms Jacinda Euler. The Brisbane Girls Grammar School Big Band entertained guests during pre-dinner drinks, organist Christopher Wrench played while guests entered the Main

Year 11 student steps closer to her Firebirds netball dream

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article featured in City North News on 19 March 2015.

Opportunities to wonder, wander and explore …

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Ms Maggi Gunn, Dean of Co-curriculum, links the development of entrepreneurial traits to the Co-curriculum and encourages participation in co-curricular activities to identify passions and to develop new perspectives, tenacity, grit, flexibility, confidence, empathy and an ability to rebound from failure.

Foundation Day greetings and reflections

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Sunday 15 March 2015 marks 140 years since Brisbane Girls Grammar School first opened its doors. Our ‘oldest’ old Girl, Joyce Glassop (Kent, 1931), shares her greetings and reflections on this remarkable occasion.

Queensland Governor opens new Research Learning Centre

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Celebrating 140 years of educating girls, Brisbane Girls Grammar School today welcomed the Official Visitor to the School, Queensland Governor His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC to officially open our new five storey, $17.4m Research Learning Centre.

Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler, said the building was developed to inspire a new era

Chaos theory

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Mrs Kristine Cooke, Director of Information Services, believes that whilst libraries offer structure, surety, and stability, there must be a balance with the more ‘chaotic’ side by providing challenge and transporting students beyond the expected.

Director of Sport to take up position in USA

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Sally playing for Ball State

Director of Sport

At the start of Term II we will bid a fond farewell our Director of Sport, Sally Northcroft, as she departs to take up the sought after position of Field Hockey Coach at her alma mater, Ball State University in Indiana, USA.

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In Praise of Pedantry: A Pragmatic Plea for Parents and Peers

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Mr Stephen Woods, Director of English, argues that the job of pedantically insisting on verbal correctness is a responsibility which we should all share.