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: Benefits of Exams

20 October 2023

So, why do we do tests and exams? The answer is because they are an important educational tool, for both academic and social-emotional learning.


Spotlight On: Device Detox

13 October 2023

Queenwood is no different to schools all over the world who are experiencing the same challenging behaviours from their students in relation to mobile phone usage.


Spotlight On: Connections

15 September 2023

At Queenwood, our commitment to building a sense of community is unwavering, and we believe that this can only be achieved through spending time together. As a community, our collective purpose is to nurture the young minds entrusted to our care, providing them with authentic and meaningful connections.


Spotlight On: Sisterhood

8 September 2023

Sisterhood extends beyond shared pride in the big moments and seeps into the day-to-day. It's the locker room banter, laughter over coffee, the conversations caught between (or in) classes, and the assurance of a shoulder to lean on when the world feels heavy.


Spotlight On: Healthy Competition

1 September 2023

Competition is a natural part of life, and it's something we all experience from a young age. Whether it's playing a game with friends, participating in sports, or even working on school projects, competition helps us learn, grow, and become better versions of ourselves. But what exactly is healthy competition, and why is it important for our girls at Queenwood?


Spotlight On: Science of Motivation

25 August 2023


This article first appeared in Queenwood Weekly News on Friday 25 August 2023.


Spotlight On: Living for Yourself

18 August 2023

Now that the bulk of my high school years are behind me, I will treasure dearly all the memories I’ve made, both pleasant and painful, with the people I’ve met. The invitation to attend the Senior Service, a simple email, was a stark reminder for me that all people, places, and things in our lives have a shelf life. So why spend that precious, irreplaceable time being someone you’re unhappy with?


Spotlight On: The Logic of English

10 August 2023

Sometimes, it can be painful to reflect on past practice, especially when we know better. But, with a firm belief in the warmth of our Queenwood community, I’m going to share a story.


Spotlight On: Pushing the Bounds of Human Knowledge

4 August 2023

In an era when search engines and artificial intelligence can answer questions instantly and with increasing credibility, should we still consider this daunting task to be a worthwhile endeavour? Both academic research and the lived experience of our Queenwood students would suggest so. For students in the short term, research demonstrates that completing an extended essay can be a statistically significant contributor to academic success at university.


Spotlight On: Sticky Knowledge

28 July 2023

At Queenwood we have long recognised the benefits of building background knowledge as a foundation for life and key to further inquiry often through reading. We are committed to providing our girls with a liberal education.