Expanding time with slow thinking

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Dr Sam Peng, Head of Economics

Précis: The subjective nature of time perception suggests that we can expand students’ brain time in learning by engaging them in more slow thinking.


Today is a special day for the current Year 12 students. It is a day on which they celebrate growth, maturity,

I think, therefore I remember

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Dr Peter Jenkins, Head of Mathematics Curriculum Development

From 2020, Year 12 students in Queensland will sit external examinations that assess content learned over almost two years. Evidently, the ability of students to effectively remember a large volume of content, skills and understanding will be crucial for success. In Mathematics, there

Educating for purpose

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Mrs Anna Owen, Deputy Principal

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, appeals for a movement that will compete directly with the deleterious effects of the ‘leadership’ being provided by some current heads of countries and regions. He describes many present global leaders very frankly as


Friday, October 19th, 2018

Ms Sarah Boyle, Head of O’Connor House

This week, Girls Grammar athletes competed in the 100th Queensland Girls Secondary School Sporting Association (QGSSSA) Athletics Carnival in the 110th year of QGSSSA.

The 115 members of the Girls Grammar Athletics team focused their time and energy on training during the past term

Let nature lead

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Ms Kate Child, Outdoor Education Teacher, discusses the power nature has to influence a student’s life, sparking curiosity for the physical world around them and developing relationships and feelings of connectedness. 

The art of rewiring your brain

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Dr Ann Farley, Director of Cross Faculty Initiatives

In Year 7 Philosophy of Learning classes, we investigate some of life’s big questions: why do I respond the way I do under stress; what can I do when I do not understand new ideas or concepts in class; how can I

Pause, Breathe, Smile

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Dr Rashna Taraporewalla, History Teacher and Mindfulness Facilitator

A yearning characteristic of the modern age is the desire to be more tranquil and focused. The wish to be calmer is almost universal. The age in which we live is wonderous in many ways, but also potently and tragically calibrated to predispose

It takes a village

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Mrs Jody Forbes, Director of Student Counselling

This week our Year 12 girls sat the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) exam. While it is soon to be phased out, the QCS Test has for many decades represented the pinnacle of secondary school, with the result contributing to a student’s final Overall

The Chase

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Ms Jo Duffy, Director of Sport

It was apparent to me long before I commenced my current role, that Girls Grammar is a school that prides itself on achieving excellence across a broad cross-section of disciplines, including sport. Flip through the pages of Mrs Pauline Harvey-Short’s history of Physical Education and

Developing student agency

Friday, August 24th, 2018

 Mrs Hazel Boltman, Head of Gibson House

One of the comments teachers often make when writing student reports is ‘she is encouraged to take responsibility for her own learning.’ Over the years, parents have queried what this phrase means, and asked how their daughters can apply this advice in their education.