Queenwood is a school that was founded in 1925 on enlightened women’s aspirations for the leadership and education of girls and young women. It is with this heritage in mind that I write on behalf of the Council to announce that our Principal, Ms Elizabeth Stone, has been appointed as the next Head of Winchester College in the UK. 
 

2022 AIS Research Grant

13 January 2023

Congratulations to our Smart Study Research Team who have received a grant from the Association of Independent Schools to investigate the relationship between academic independence and wellbeing for girls in Years 9 & 10. We look forward to supporting our girls in developing confidence and motivation through a structured study skills program.

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Spotlight On: Reflections of a Year 6 Red Shoe girl*

2 December 2022

This was my shoe when I started Kindergarten in 2016 and there were many on this day, boldly shiny and proudly red, almost sparkly.

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Spotlight On: Education Policy

25 November 2022

Australian schools are grappling with a global shortage of teachers. Our nation's future depends on reversing these trends for the benefit of all our young people.

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Spotlight On: Growing up in a Digital Environment

18 November 2022

“The digital environment was conceived as an environment for adult users. Not even its inventors thought it might one day be a place where childhood would be spent. Nor did they make any design concessions for child users. On the contrary, the utopian vision was that all users would be equal. And if all users are equal, then a child user is treated as if they were an adult”. 

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Spotlight On: Robots don’t make good teachers

11 November 2022

Big tech might look at our classrooms and see inefficiency; we see space and time for students to grapple with ideas at their own pace so that they might grow in independence.

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Spotlight On: Vaping/E-cigarettes

4 November 2022

We monitor girls’ behaviour at school but, as always, the strongest line of defence is education.

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Spotlight On: Why empathy is more important than ever

28 October 2022

I remember listening to Ms Stone in Assembly in 2018 when she told us about a lifelong Republican and his desire to be heard. His name was David Weissman. Your “typical Twitter troll” who, like many others, felt isolated in the then political climate and was using social media as his platform to vent.

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Spotlight On: Generous Assumptions

21 October 2022

There is complexity and intensity in childhood friendships. The strength of social connection has a profound effect on happiness, and in turn a child’s capacity to learn. Sustaining a culture of kindness in a school provides the foundation for all to flourish.

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Spotlight On: Camp

14 October 2022

Term 4 has started with Camp Week for the Senior School and, somewhat miraculously, we seem to have lucked out with five relatively dry days sandwiched between two La Niñas in Sydney’s wettest ever year.

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Spotlight On: Rules for the Conduct of Life

21 September 2022

The first guilds can be traced back to the 12th Century. Groups of like-minded individuals came together to maintain high standards in their area of interest, and to refine the skills of their craft through apprenticeships.

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