News

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.

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.

Polonius’ Guide to DIY

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Hamlet’s Polonius urged, ‘to thine own self be true’. Director of English, Mr Stephen Woods, argues students should — to their own learning — be true.

Athens, Florence, Cambridge … Spring Hill

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Upon reflection of her recent trip to the Cambridge Teacher Seminar, English Teacher, Ms Rita Jajjo, compares the similarities between Brisbane Girls Grammar School and other historical places of creativity, innovation and scholarship, such as Cambridge, Athens and Florence.

QCS Test: a modern rite of passage

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Mr James Keogh suggests the transformative features of a ‘rite of passage’ — separation, transition and reincorporation — as originally described by Arnold van Gennep more than a century ago, have parallels to the contemporary experience of Year 12 students undertaking the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. 

A letter to my daughter

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Gibson Head of House, Mrs Hazel Boltman, shares her advice for writing a letter to your daughter.

When push comes to pull: cultivating entrepreneurial learning

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Director of Technologies, Mr Brendon Thomas, discusses the importance of designing curricula that fosters entrepreneurial skills, to adequately prepare our students for the work environment of the future.

Kirsten Jack’s legacy of friendship, commitment and caring remembered

Friday, August 11th, 2017

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Kirsten Jack —a beloved Girls Grammar student — sadly passing away during Year 11 in 1977. Dr Ann Farley discusses how Kirsten’s joy of life and the love of her friends inspired a legacy of friendship, commitment and caring for others.

The importance of diversity of thought

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

In a two-part series on the topic of ‘diversity of thought’, Deputy Principal, Mrs Anna Owen, introduces the concept and how it is woven into a broad, liberal education at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. In Term IV, English Teacher, Mr Anthony Cupitt, will expand on the topic, drawing from his experiences and perspective.