From build-your-own ­scholarship enthusiasms to broad liberal arts passions, some schools cast a wide net.  

Spotlight on: The Bystander

20 May 2022

The lives of our young people have changed. In the classroom, technology is everywhere and has opened up different modes of learning. In social arenas, smart phones and social media are changing the nature of conversations between family and friends. Yet, there are core themes of wellbeing that transcend time and remain important for every child. One of these is the role of the bystander and, whether your child is 8 or 18 years of age, it is more important now than ever.  


Spotlight on: The Science of Reading – RC = D x LC

13 May 2022

If a single image could conjure up ‘education’, it’s probably that of a child learning to read. Teaching reading is both the most researched topic in education and, probably, the most contested. Some decades ago, those disputes may have been more understandable, but the research base has now developed to the point where the evidence in favour of a particular, systematic approach is overwhelming. That body of evidence is now known in the profession as the ‘science of reading’.


Spotlight On: Sitting As Little As Possible

6 May 2022

Many of us have experienced the benefits of an active lifestyle and it is common for the habit of participation to begin at school. What you may not have considered in your own school days is the extent to which the sex of the participants or gender stereotypes might influence how the program was designed and the impact of this on participation.


From The Principal

29 April 2022

We need your daughters at school. We need them to spend time together in order to feel connected and fuel the tank of social relationships for the rest of the year. We also need to remind them that sometimes life is not all about you – it’s also about being there for others. Being present for each other is a gift and we want our girls to grow in this form of generosity.


School project turns a vintage ute into a solar-powered electric vehicle

26 April 2022

Building the QUTE is a hands-on, environmentally friendly exercise where students are supported in turning a vintage 40-year-old ute into a solar-powered electric vehicle that will be used for school deliveries, using reclaimed parts and applying newly acquired skills as they go. 


Spotlight on: Technology

1 April 2022

As adults, we can all recall our own experiences as a teenager, including both moments that we would happily revisit and others we would like to forget. Could you imagine being a teenager today? Could you imagine if every one of these moments were recorded and shared on social media? 


Spotlight on: The Gift of Time

25 March 2022

Life is busy! With memories of online remote learning still etched in memory banks, crowded family calendars and work schedules, it might seem insensitive or unreasonable to remind parents about the importance of spending time with their daughters. 


Spotlight on: Fresh Eyes

18 March 2022

Fresh eyes can see things we overlook or have become distanced from. Each year, new students and staff come to Queenwood and see it through a new lens. There will be new people, buildings, routines, priorities and rituals and it is natural to compare this to previous experiences. 


Spotlight on: Women's Voices

11 March 2022

When the Year 1 girls sang I Can Be Anything in a recent Assembly and each student went on to share the profession she’d like to pursue in the future, it seemed that nothing could get in the way of their goals. In a girls’ school and in a community where girls come from families where women make significant decisions and effect change (girls are very observant!), it is understandable that the girls are likely to feel confident about their future.


Spotlight on: Senior Pathways

4 March 2022

We are indeed fortunate to be able to offer our students the opportunity to choose either the HSC (Higher School Certificate) or the IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) for their senior studies at Queenwood. However, with opportunity comes choice and students and parents are understandably keen to make the right decision.