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Articles for July, 2016

The Power of School Spirit

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Open Day heralds the beginning of the Year 11 students’ journey towards leadership of the School in 2017.

Is all learning the same learning?

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Learning can be conceptualised in different ways. How a student conceptualises learning directly affects the strategies they use in the pursuit of learning; which in turn impacts on their academic outcomes. Therefore, engagement in a learning environment that challenges and develops one’s understanding of learning is important.

Grammar Women and the Written Word – Georgina Dent

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

In preview of the upcoming Grammar Women and the Written Word event on Thursday 4 August 2016, we are profiling our guest speakers to give you an insight into their careers.

Grammar Women and the Written Word – Dr Kathryn Spurling

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

In preview of the upcoming Grammar Women and the Written Word event on Thursday 4 August 2016, we are profiling our guest speakers to give you an insight into their careers.

Periscope for Education

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

A passion for physics led Year 12 student, Kathryn Bird, to represent Australia at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT) held in Yekaterinburg, Russia during the recent school holidays.

The Beautiful and Necessary Art of Making Mistakes

Friday, July 15th, 2016

It is a truth which ought to be universally acknowledged that all humans err, yet many students fear making mistakes. While the modern world permits only the smallest margin for error, not all societies have been so unforgiving. Much can be learned when we embrace our mistakes.

Antipodeans Abroad expedition – ‘Challo! Challo!’ (Let’s go!)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

‘Challo’, the Hindi word meaning ‘let’s go!’, taught to us by our Indian trekking guide, Chander Sain, became a common turn of phrase among the members of the team six travel group to Northern India in December 2015. It reflected an urgency to get organised and get moving; a determination to ‘push on’ even when we were tired, dusty and homesick; but most often it was a reflection of our enthusiasm and optimism — a ‘What’s next?’ attitude — that spurred on our desire to be ‘in’ every moment of our extraordinary experience.

Studying religion in a secular school

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Understanding and appreciating the integral role that religion plays in the lives of many people is essential in our ever increasing multicultural societies. How can we prepare our students for a world where they will both encounter, and need to engage with, world views that are not their own? Knowledge is obviously the key.

Leadership exposure

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The leadership culture at Brisbane Girls Grammar School has a strong, proud and enduring history. Year 11 O’Connor student Anastasia Georgiou is a wonderful example of a Grammar girl enthusiastically selecting opportunities to develop her leadership skills.