In precarious times like these, it is important to remember that everyone is coping differently and in their own way. While some of you may be simply ecstatic to come back to school, just remember that not everyone is feeling this way and, most importantly, that not feeling that way is perfectly okay. Look out for the people around you (not just your friends), as support is a necessity and key to a formidable comeback!

Spotlight On: Why We Need School

19 June 2020

I have the clearest memory of watching my two-year-old son exploring the back garden. A very thin twig was poking out from the hedge. He picked up a rock about the size of my fist and slowly, with infinite care, he held the rock gently on the top of the trembling twig… and let go. The rock thumped to the ground, and my son learnt something about gravity and the relationship between the diameter and strength of a tree branch.

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Spotlight On: Revisiting Rites of Passage

12 June 2020

Queenwood offers much to develop the perseverance, integrity and resilience required in adult life. School camps are slightly less extreme than bungee jumps and insect stings but the point of the physical challenge is the same. When girls come away surprised at what they can achieve, they learn in a powerful way that anxiety is not a reliable indicator of potential.

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Through a Glass, Darkly

5 June 2020

Some things are seen more clearly from the outside. And from the outside, it is easy for Australians to see in this week’s scenes from America the injustice, the fear, the racism, the excesses, the manipulation, the hypocrisy, the rage and the despair.

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Spotlight On: A Bigger World

29 May 2020

If we set the bar low and expect young people to be interested only in themselves, we will find our expectations sadly fulfilled. If we never expose them to ideas that fall outside the experience of their own short lives, is it any wonder that their interests remain narrow? What a dreary vision of the future. Young people deserve more: more opportunity and more respect. Set the bar high, and they will rise to it. 

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Spotlight On: Returning to Campus

15 May 2020

The staged return to campus has allowed us all to adjust gradually to the usual routine and also test the various measures we have put in place to manage hygiene and physical distancing.

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Spotlight On: Community

8 May 2020

The challenge for all of us, then, is to ensure that we maintain our sense of community. All relationships are founded on shared experiences and time spent together, and I hope we can ensure that we don’t sacrifice this in the name of efficiency.

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Returning to Campus 1 May 2020

1 May 2020

Message from the Principal

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Preparations for Term Two

24 April 2020

Message from the Principal

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Spotlight On: A New Way of Learning

6 April 2020

Message from the Principal 

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Spotlight On: Our Community

27 March 2020

Whatever else happens, this is a time when we are going to learn a lot about communities – how we contribute to them, how we hold each other up and how we pull together.

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