News

Employable to a ‘T’

Friday, May 26th, 2017

What does it take to succeed in a world of work characterised by digital disruption, where the notion of employability is itself constantly evolving? Director of Post-secondary Planning, Wanda Hayes, asserts the future is looking bright for ‘T-shaped individuals’: people whose strengths are trans-disciplinary as well as specialised. But how do you create a T?

Encouraging our young philanthropists of the future

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

How can we encourage our young people to develop the practice of lifelong giving? By encouraging the donation of quality goods, knowledge, time and money we offer opportunities for our young people to feel that they have made a positive difference to the lives of others and we can direct our students along the pathway to becoming young philanthropists of the future.

Looms and weavers: teaching and the creation of knowledge and wisdom

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Dr Bruce Addison, Dean of Curriculum and Scholarship

I must admit that when I sat down to write this article many potential themes emerged. Slow learning was one. Trust another. Deconstructing the simplistic analysis associated with national and international benchmarking was tempting. These themes are important to me but this time I
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Information’s re-revolution: reading, writing and ruminating

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Director of Humanities, Ms Alison Dare, discusses the importance of critical thinking skills when evaluating news and information sources.

ANZAC Day and Christmas Creek Memorial Assembly special address to the School

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Mrs Sue Lanham, who with her husband, Mr Tim Lanham, established the Marrapatta Memorial Outdoor Education Centre at Imbil in 1987, reflects on the challenges and excitement of developing the Centre and the outdoor education programme.

Fine Sportswomen

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Director of Health and Physical Education, Mr Stephen Fogarty, reflects on Brisbane Girls Grammar School’s seventh Principal, Miss Milicent Wilkinson (1900-1912), and her desire to provide opportunities for Grammar girls ‘to become fine sportswomen’. How do modern Grammar girls measure up?

Teams and Tribes

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Science Teacher and Debating Coordinator, Mrs Anne Byrne reflects on the benefits for schools which encourage, nurture and manage a tribal culture in order to enhance learning and well-being in students.

Lasting learning: a letter to the past

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Ms Sarah Frew, Associate Dean (Academic Care) reflects on the learning experiences that were most powerful and influential for her and considers what Academic Care might look like for the girls of Brisbane Girls Grammar School.

Flipped or not?

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Director of International Studies, Ms Susan Garson discusses the concept of a Flipped Classroom and its application in language classes at Girls Grammar.

Be BOLD for change

Friday, March 10th, 2017

In her work with the School and our past students, Old Girls/Alumni Manager, Ms Antonia Swindells bears witness to this year’s International Women’s Day theme #BeBoldForChange