The Rhythm of Life

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.

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Can war ever really be won?

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?

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All that glitters is not gold

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.

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Self-Compassion: A Healthier Alternative to Self-Esteem

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.

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Is pure altruism possible?

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

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A Most Curious Case

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.

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Remembrance Day 2015 Address

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.

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The Secret to Confidence

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.

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