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Illumine: The Importance of Self-Care in Uncertain Times

Illumine is a space for considered thought, enlightening conversation and friendly debate about Australia’s current educational landscape and the values and philosophy of the School among staff, families, alumnae and the wider community.

For each episode, Brisbane Girls Grammar School staff share researched essays, followed by in-depth conversation with our Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler, as part of an interview-style podcast.

The Importance of Self-Care in Uncertain Times

Dr Alix Vann, School Psychologist


Experiences like the COVID-19 pandemic force us, on a global scale, to realise that no matter what, none of us is immune to feeling, and none of us can truly control what goes on around us. How can we learn to truly care for ourselves amidst uncertainty?

I think, therefore I am: Critical Thinking in the English Classroom

Ms Jo Genders, Director of English

Being able to discern meaning and truth from agenda and biases is believed by many to be an essential skill for our young people today. But how can educators teach critical thinking?


Schools as Homes for the Mind: Educating Young People with the Skills and Confidence to Meet Tomorrow

Dr Bruce Addison, Deputy Principal (Academic)

How can we ensure our students are appropriately educated about important topics—and yet not overcome by them? How should we support each other and our communities during times of crisis?