Articles for October, 2017

Endings are new beginnings

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Every day throughout the academic year at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, the expertise and dedication of our teachers contribute to a vibrant educational environment that has for more than 142 years fostered exceptional scholarship and inspired a lifelong love of learning in our students. As we celebrate International World Teachers’ Day, Director of Information Services, Mrs Kristine Cooke discusses how ‘the best teachers are also the best learners’.

Main Reception opening hours

Friday, October 27th, 2017

As of Monday 30 October 2017, the School’s Main Reception will operate from 7.45 am to 4.15 pm, Monday to Friday.

Specify or diversify?

Friday, October 20th, 2017

As the School this week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Sports Brooch, Director of Sports, Ms Sally Northcroft, discusses the importance of diversification in physical pursuits during formative years and how Girls Grammar’s approach to a broad, liberal education includes eighteen different sports.

Finding community in diversity

Monday, October 16th, 2017

In the second instalment of a two-part series on ‘diversity of thought’, English Teacher, Mr Anthony Cupitt describes the Community of Inquiry. This model of learning, guided by principles of clarity and respect for different opinions, allows for honest dialogue and the emergence of new ideas.

Dorothy Hill Observatory

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Behind the white picket fence: our ‘feminine space’ in the city

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Director of Communications and Engagement, Dr Belinda Burns, discusses the concept of ‘space’ as gendered and how it applies to Brisbane Girls Grammar School and its situation within the public realm of the city.

Dorothy Hill Observatory ignites wonder and awe

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Coinciding with World Space Week (4 to 10 October), Brisbane Girls Grammar School has launched the Dorothy Hill Observatory — an extraordinary learning asset comprising a remotely operated observatory and telescopes — extending opportunities to foster students’ real-world scientific skills while deepening their inherent interest in the study of science.