Shakespeare. A name that can conjure up joy and groans, fear and love, laughter and confusion. He’s been around for a while for a reason. Schools, universities, curriculum authorities, theatre companies and film directors all contribute to his ongoing cultural and educational currency.

Spotlight On: Queenwood Culture

3 September 2018

Visitors often comment on how calm and welcoming the school seems. This is due to many things: the fact that we don’t use a school bell; the skill of our teachers in combining a steady buzz of energy with a sense of order and purpose in the classroom; the quality of the facilities; the beautiful, natural surroundings; the obvious freedom and trust which is granted to the girls as they move independently around the school.


Spotlight On: Intervention

20 August 2018

Parents want their children to achieve academic success and ‘intervention’ is often understood simply as extra attention which will accelerate learning. It is important, however, to understand what is properly meant by ‘intervention’ and what it will (or won’t) achieve.


Spotlight On: Queenwood Parents' Association

13 August 2018

We are assisted in many practical ways by the QPA, which organises social events, actively welcomes new families into our community, provides practical services like second-hand uniform sales, raises funds for equipment and programs, offers assistance for school events and provides us with a useful sounding board.


Spotlight On: Big Ideas

7 August 2018

At Queenwood we are committed to tackling big ideas – even those we find deeply uncomfortable – and judging from the presence in the Balmoral Lecture audience of so many young people, including those of primary age, our parents are too.


Spotlight On: Subject Selection

7 August 2018

We have developed a number of processes to assist girls in easing this cognitive and emotional load. The first thing to ensure is that girls have all the information they need to assist in making their choices.


BYO Scholarship: An Innovative Path To Excellence

11 July 2018

The Build-Your-Own (BYO) Scholarship seeks to identify uniquely gifted and talented students who may otherwise go unrecognised.


Spotlight On: International Programs

25 June 2018

One of the richest experiences that we can provide our students is the opportunity to experience a different culture, language, history and community through travel – both within Australia and especially internationally.


Spotlight On: Visual Arts

19 June 2018

Art depends on skills which can be taught and does not demand talent as a prequisite.


Spotlight On: Wellbeing

5 June 2018

In the Junior School we have implemented a Wellbeing Program for K-6 this year. The program provides a smooth transition to the Senior School Wellbeing Program which has been in place for a number of years.


Spotlight On: Rote Learning

14 May 2018

Rote-learning can be viewed as old-fashioned but it is one of the most efficient methods of securing information in long-term memory.