Polonius’ Guide to DIY

Hamlet’s Polonius urged, ‘to thine own self be true’. Director of English, Mr Stephen Woods, argues students should — to their own learning — be true.

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Athens, Florence, Cambridge … Spring Hill

Upon reflection of her recent trip to the Cambridge Teacher Seminar, English Teacher, Ms Rita Jajjo, compares the similarities between Brisbane Girls Grammar School and other historical places of creativity, innovation and scholarship, such as Cambridge, Athens and Florence.

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QCS Test: a modern rite of passage

Mr James Keogh suggests the transformative features of a ‘rite of passage’ — separation, transition and reincorporation — as originally described by Arnold van Gennep more than a century ago, have parallels to the contemporary experience of Year 12 students undertaking the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. 

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