As we reach the end of a busy and exciting 140th year in the life of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Ms Sarah Boyle, Head of O’Connor House, encourages us to slow down, become mindful and appreciate what we have.
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?
Mrs Anna Owen, Deputy Principal, considers how the School can help develop the 'soft skills' of our girls to prepare them for life beyond the white picket fence.
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.
The modern emphasis on self-esteem encourages self-criticism as necessary to enhance performance and, counter-intuitively, feel ‘good’ about ourselves. Dr Alix Vann, School Psychologist, explores self-compassion as a healthier alternative for our adults of tomorrow.
In the prizewinning speech of the Senior Merle Weaver Public Speaking Competition this year, Josefine Ganko (12R), shares her thoughts on altruism and selfishness.
Director of Science (and wannabe detective), Dr Sally Stephens, investigates disturbing reports of the death of children’s curiosity and seeks to identify the perpetrators of this shocking crime.
At the Remembrance Day and Prize Reading Assembly last week, Mrs Narelle Waverley-Smith, Head of Study of Religion, delivered the following Remembrance Day address.
Mrs Katrina Riveros, Head of Co-curricular Drama, explores how the practice of drama develops a capacity for empathy, both cognitively and emotionally.
Without confidence, everything is harder. We stop trying and start looking for excuses. In this article, Dr Ann Farley, Director of Cross Faculty Initiatives, suggests that strategies practised and perfected in the good times when confidence levels are high will enable us to respond with persistence and discrimination when faced with life’s challenges.