Celebrity Politicians

Friday, October 19th, 2018

By Chloe Fleming (12R)

Policy tweeted in 280 characters, complex issues turned into soundbites, not because they needed to be but because, fundamentally, the people speaking about them do not know what they are talking about. Celebrity politicians are debasing the governance of the world’s nations. Globally, the cult of celebrity

Ignorance is not bliss

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

By Bridgette Watkins (10R)

I have been very fortunate to travel to some amazing places, whether sightseeing in America or skiing in Canada, but a trip I took last year was unlike anywhere I had visited before, and has had the greatest impact on my life. The curious thing about this

Down to Earth

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Alexandra Laherty (12M) discusses considerations of tradition and sustainability that influenced the Student Council’s decision to adopt more environmentally friendly decorations for Open Day.

Luck is not a matter of chance

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Abirami Somasundaram (12M) reasons that beyond a being merely a matter of chance, preparation, hard work and positivity go a long way towards making a person ‘lucky’ and encourages readers to let go of doubts and pursue their dreams.

Beyond our backyard

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Junior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition winner, Adhiti Gobindnarain (10E), asserts that as tomorrow’s leaders, today’s youth will see beyond borders, race, religion and gender, and be true citizens of the human race.

Child labour sweatshops

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Senior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition winner, Isabel Nolan (12B), reveals the brutal reality of child sweatshop labour and thoughtfully questions our own roles in exploiting children in the product supply chain.

Mind Over Matter

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Penelope Sophios (10W) urges readers to unleash the power of their minds by offering insights into and examples of how a positive mindset can change for the better the outer aspects of people’s lives.

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.