News

On being a ‘Grammar girl’

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Head Girls Lucinda Duke and Elizabeth Prins gave the following address at a parent information evening on 23 February 2017.

The Soaring Assassin

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Senior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition, Caitlin O’Meara (12R) speaks of the ‘morally reprehensible’ impact of unmanned drone warfare and urges her audience to consider Australia’s involvement in its practice.

Climb every mountain

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Using other people’s stories as well as her own, Winner of the 2016 Junior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition, Amrutha Murali (10B) , encourages readers to strive (and strive again) to pursue their dreams.

A mote of dust

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Rose Cavdarski (12W) artfully contrasts our mere ‘eighty or so allocated years of life’ against the eons of our earth, sun and seemingly infinite universe to show how each person’s life is indeed of vital significance.

A reflection on gender bias in today’s society

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Caitlin Wilson (12H), reflects on gender bias in today’s society, and reminds girls that while they are shielded from this bias at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, they must be prepared to overcome gender bias in the workforce in the near future.

Can war ever really be won?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Josefine Ganko (12R), recipient of the 2015 Premier’s ANZAC prize, reflects on her pilgrimage across the battlefields of the First World War and asks the poignant question: with so much loss and destruction, can war ever really be won?

All that glitters is not gold

Friday, November 27th, 2015

In the prizewinning speech of the Junior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition this year, Grace Mitchell (10R), discovers that external appearances can sometimes be deceiving.

Is pure altruism possible?

Friday, November 20th, 2015

In the prizewinning speech of the Senior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition this year, Josefine Ganko (12R), shares her thoughts on altruism and selfishness.

Transitioning

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Year 12 student, Zoe McDonald, considers the approaching end of her Girls Grammar years.

The Value of Sport

Friday, July 24th, 2015

‘The most important thing in life is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.’ – Pierre Baron de Coubertin. Sport teaches us so many valuable life lessons, which can be transferred into everyday life and for the greater good.