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.

Drumbeat to Ditch NAPLAN is Growing Louder

11 May 2018

There is a tendency in education for apparently logical solutions to backfire. The NAPLAN system is a case in point.

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Spotlight On: Deep Knowledge

11 May 2018

Military history and high educational policy came together this week, which marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. In our Senior School assembly we commemorated the lives lost in what Churchill regarded as the greatest peril of the entire war.

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Spotlight On: Setting Boundaries

10 April 2018

When parents do set boundaries, one of the most unnerving responses from their daughter is: 'But everybody else is doing it.' This can pose a real dilemma.

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Spotlight On: Civil Discourse and Education

6 April 2018

The 2018 Balmoral Lecture series was launched on Wednesday 21 March by Minister Rob Stokes who delivered a talk entitled ‘Challenging the STEM Orthodoxy’.

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Swimming Carnival 2018

25 March 2018

There was school spirit and sensational performances in abundance at our annual swimming carnival. 
 

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Challenging the STEM Orthodoxy

21 March 2018

A full transcript of the Balmoral Lecture on the role of STEM in the education system by The Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister for Education.

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Spotlight On: Assessment

1 March 2018

Head of English, Amy Hall, outlines the pros and pitfalls of assessment.

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Year 10 Cambodia Trip

29 January 2018

In December 2017, a group of Year 10 girls immersed themselves in Cambodia’s rich and varied history.

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Year 7 Pyjama Party

28 January 2018

Year 7 are feeling quite at home, thanks to a fun-filled night spent in cubby houses in the Astra Theatre. 

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True Skill Demands Deep Knowledge

4 December 2017

We are presently grappling with some unsettling phenomena. One of these is the rejection of expertise.

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