Articles for November, 2015

Embracing ambiguity to lead companies into the future

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Mrs Anna Owen, Deputy Principal, considers how the School can help develop the ‘soft skills’ of our girls to prepare them for life beyond the white picket fence.

All that glitters is not gold

Friday, November 27th, 2015

In the prizewinning speech of the Junior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition this year, Grace Mitchell (10R), discovers that external appearances can sometimes be deceiving.

Imogen set for IT success

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Year 12 student Imogen Low has been awarded third place in the Years 11-12 category of the National Young ICT Explorers competition for her project 3D Maps for Industry. Imogen was the only female competing in the Year 11-12 category, having taken out first place in the Queensland competition.

Her impressive project

Self-Compassion: A Healthier Alternative to Self-Esteem

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The modern emphasis on self-esteem encourages self-criticism as necessary to enhance performance and, counter-intuitively, feel ‘good’ about ourselves. Dr Alix Vann, School Psychologist, explores self-compassion as a healthier alternative for our adults of tomorrow.

Is pure altruism possible?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

In the prizewinning speech of the Senior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition this year, Josefine Ganko (12R), shares her thoughts on altruism and selfishness.

A Most Curious Case

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Director of Science (and wannabe detective), Dr Sally Stephens, investigates disturbing reports of the death of children’s curiosity and seeks to identify the perpetrators of this shocking crime.

Remembrance Day 2015 Address

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

At the Remembrance Day and Prize Reading Assembly last week, Mrs Narelle Waverley-Smith, Head of Study of Religion, delivered the following Remembrance Day address.

Creating theatre, shaping people – cognition, emotion and empathy in drama practice

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Mrs Katrina Riveros, Head of Co-curricular Drama, explores how the practice of drama develops a capacity for empathy, both cognitively and emotionally.

2015 New York Alumni Event

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

On Thursday 29th October, eleven Brisbane Girls Grammar School old girls joined three board members from The Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation (AISUSAF) and old boys from Brisbane Grammar School for a combined alumni event at the Royalton Hotel in New York.