Articles for July, 2015

Optimistic superseders

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Mr Brendon Thomas, Director of Technologies, looks at the importance of the study of design and digital technologies in schools to develop and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Grammar girls amongst Australia’s top students

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Five recent graduates of Brisbane Girls Grammar School have been acknowledged for their outstanding work during the 2014 school year as recipients of the Australian Student Prize. This is the most prizes awarded to any girls’ school in Queensland this year.

Space dream takes off

Friday, July 24th, 2015

 City North News (23 July 2015 issue) featured an article on Anastasia Georgiou (10O) who participated in the USA Space Trip over the recent school holidays.

The Value of Sport

Friday, July 24th, 2015

‘The most important thing in life is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.’ – Pierre Baron de Coubertin. Sport teaches us so many valuable life lessons, which can be transferred into everyday life and for the greater good.

Look, there’s a rock…

Friday, July 24th, 2015

‘Do you have a lower attention span than a goldfish?’ The Dean of Studies and Planning, Ms Natalie Smith, looks at recent research into the effects of media multitasking on student learning and the correlation with a reduction in attention spans.

Girls Grammar leads Queensland secondary schools

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Brisbane Girls Grammar School appeared with Brisbane Grammar School as the top Queensland secondary school in The Australian’s 2015 Your School publication.

Leading the way in alumni and community relations

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Old Girls/Alumni Officer Mrs Claire Tynan (Corones, 2002) has been awarded the 2015 Educate Plus Excellence in Advancement Award – in the category of Alumni and Community Relations.

The Grand Gap

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Students completing Year 12 have the option of taking a ‘gap year’ to travel and experience the world. For those student who undertake a gap year, the benefits far outweigh the costs. A range of academic, social and cultural benefits results from gap year experiences, including linguistic and cultural immersion, and working and living abroad.

Philosophy of Learning journey

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Year 7 and 8 students are all participating the School’s unique and tailor-made Philosophy of Learning course. Students explore issues such as: organisation, mindset, failure, resilience, brain science, metacognition and thinking skills. Our approach emphasizes the learning journey and that success is not necessarily always linear. In fact students are

Water polo success

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Several of our current and past students have achieved outstanding results in Water Polo during the past week.

Abby Andrews (10W), Lydia Pascoe (11O) and Emily Powell (11E) competed as members of the Queensland Maroon U16 water polo team last Friday, playing in a test match at the Valley pool against