Articles for June, 2016

Physics for life

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

A fortuitous accident led to Head of Physics Mr Alan Allinson establishing the Australian arm of an international physics competition and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for dozens of Grammar Girls.

Technology: the gift and the challenge of 21st century teaching and learning

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

As educators, we have long understood that technology is a tool that does not replace the presence of the human in teaching children to think. Good pedagogues advocate what is simply good sense: the central importance of a teacher who looks a student in the eye, listens and responds, just as students must listen and respond to one another. Technology cannot and should not replace this, but that is not to say that the two cannot work very powerfully in tandem to support student learning.

Livestock and Literature: Olfaction Guaranteed

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Reminiscing the unique smells of his country high school days, Mr Stephen Woods, Director of English, uses the smell analogy mercilessly to make a point about how English goes about teaching young people the essential skill of sniffing out the truth.

Celebrating the learning journey

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

In recognition of the learning journey that our Year 7 girls embarked on this year, the Year 7 House Group Captains planted ‘learning trees’ at our Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre in Fig Tree Pocket this week.

What the world needs now…

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Is our capacity for empathy diminishing? Mrs Violet Ross, Head of Woolcock House and Year 9 Coordinator, discusses the importance of empathy and offers practical suggestions on how to become more empathic.

An attitude of gratitude

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Mrs Anne Ingram, Dean of Students, explores the practice of gratitude and the physical, mental and emotional benefits it brings.

Girls Grammar nominated in Healthy Waterways Awards

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Brisbane Girls Grammar School has been nominated for a Healthy Waterways award for its work rehabilitating the environment surrounding its Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre at Fig Tree Pocket.