The teacher simply wants the best for their student.  By Year 12, we would expect that the student recognises their role in changing the narrative, to take responsibility, submit the work and of course the next lesson is a new beginning.  

Spotlight On: Gifted Education

24 May 2024

The field of gifted education is plagued by myths and misconceptions. In line with Gifted Awareness Week, we hope to dispel two of the myths and raise awareness of the complex needs of our gifted students.


Spotlight On: In praise of librarians

28 March 2024

Having had the good fortune of working with wonderful librarians for most of my teaching career, I had somewhat taken their expertise for granted.


Spotlight On: The Heart of Poetry

15 March 2024

There is a paucity of poetry in many children’s lives. At Queenwood, we’re bucking the trend.


Spotlight On: Financial Literacy for women: Why a man is not a (financial) plan.

16 February 2024

This lack of women matters because those who study economics go on to make economic policies that shape all our lives.


Spotlight On: Joy

1 December 2023

Schools are busy, rich and complex environments and many of the most important experiences will not be found in the calendar of events. That which is most significant, long-lasting and life-changing is often invisible – it exists in a particular moment, or comes about through a long, slow process of growing maturity and self-knowledge.


Spotlight On: How we keep our teachers happy

24 November 2023

In the context of all we offer our teachers at Queenwood, building community is key, not only in the professional learning domain, but as colleagues.


Spotlight On: The Other Side of the Report Card

17 November 2023

For a school that is not academically selective we have enormous pride in our students results. Yet academic success does not stand alone, it is only one side of the report card. 


Spotlight On: Arnhem Land Immersion 2023

10 November 2023

While in Nyinyikay we learned about the culture of the YolÅ‹u people, and an integral part of the learning was knowing how to be part of a community. 


Spotlight On: A school-wide approach to writing

3 November 2023

One reason for this decline in writing standards could be attributed to the myth amongst some educators that students become better at writing by writing, or the assumption that if students read enough, they will simply master writing skills instinctively.


Spotlight On: Stories open our eyes to the world

27 October 2023

Stories have the unique capacity to engage us in an issue. They can transform distant or abstract ideas into something we can identify with.