Is handwriting history?

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Director of Information Services, Mrs Kristine Cooke, makes the case for handwriting notes, in order to increase understanding and retention. 

Benefits of Being Bilingual

Friday, March 9th, 2018

There is far more to knowing a language than words. Mrs Violet Ross, Japanese and French Teacher and Head of Woolcock House, explores the positive impacts of language learning on brain size and function, longevity, personality, and empathy.

The robots are coming: thinking beyond the code

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Dr Bruce Addison, Deputy Principal (Academic) discusses the importance of deep thinking and discernment in the face of technological and cultural disruption.

English and Anaesthesia

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Director of English, Mr Stephen Woods, reflects on the precious ‘aha’ moment when meaning is made.

Why go to the theatre when you can watch Netflix?

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Mr Brad Jennings, head of Co-curricular Drama, questions why, in a world where limitless entertainment is always within reach, we should invest time, money and effort into seeing a live theatre performance.

Seven simple secrets for success

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

As students settle into their school routines, Associate Dean (Students), Mrs Emma Lowry, shares some basic principles to help all girls establish positive habits and prepare themselves for a rewarding, enjoyable year.

The One Day of the Year

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The following is a transcript of the address delivered by Head of History, Ms Julie Hennessey at the Australia Day Assembly on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

A heart of royal blue

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Miss Ellena Papas, Dean of Co-curriculum, shares how from her very first encounter with Mrs Pauline-Harvey Short, Dean of School, she has been in awe of the ‘Guardian of the Girls Grammar Flame’.

Time to sleep

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Mrs Alice Dabelstein, Head of Hirschfeld House, discusses the importance of sleep, the dangers of sleep-deprivation and provides useful advice for getting better quality sleep.

The value of noticing

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Director of the Centre for Professional Practice, Dr Kay Kimber explores the value of ‘noticing’ as a trigger for our students’ better learning, being and doing. Failing to notice, ‘being noticed’ and ‘first-class noticers’ are also considered.