October 2018

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Dear Year 12

Each year Strathcona alumnae write letters to the graduating Year 12s. Here is one of the letters from alumnae Sarah Gales(’92). Dear Year 12 school leaver, I remember my time at Strathcona well, I hope you have fond memories too.  Year 12 was such a great year. The barrier of friendship groups were broken down and …

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I am courage

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” – Malala Yousafzai Malala is an equal rights and education activist and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and is an inspiration for all! Strathcona students from Year 5 to Year 11 had the opportunity to enter a competition to hear Malala speak …

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Educator’s 2018 Hot List

Congratulations to Strathcona’s Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, Michelle Dennis who has been included in The Educator’s 2018 Hot List! The Educator’s 2018 Hot List showcases the movers and shakers of Australian education, setting the standard for educators across the nation. Michelle is a first generation digital native and is committed to educating young …

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Malala inspires courage

Malala is an equal rights and education activist and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan. After the Taliban began attacking girls’ schools in Swat, Malala gave a speech in Peshawar, Pakistan, in September 2008. The title of her talk was, “How dare the Taliban take away my …

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Listen Up: Here’s How To Break Into Tough Male-Dominated Industries

In the media: Mon 22 Oct 2018 12.04 PM Wise words of boundary-busting wisdom from a woman who’s done it herself. Michelle Dennis is the Head of Digital Learning and Innovation at Strathcona  Baptist Girls Grammar and she’s on a mission to get more girls and young women into the tech industry.Dennis admits that it’s a bit of …

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Community Conversations- Childhood Anxiety

Community Conversation: Understanding Childhood Anxiety Monday 22 October, 2.30pm-3.20pm, Junior School Library In this, our last Parent Conversation session for 2018, the focus will be on supporting parents to understand childhood anxiety. Our Junior School Psychologist, Sharon Turner will explore what anxiety is, what are normal anxieties in childhood, when does anxiety become a disorder, …

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Parent Seminar Series: Positive Parenting

Research has found that parenting styles can influence a child’s emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand and control your emotions, as well as being able to communicate to others about how you feel. Children with good emotional intelligence often have better emotional, social and physical functioning, as well as fewer behavioural difficulties. …

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A Humanist Perspective

This week we celebrate Humanities Week. A week filled with activities that showcase the value of the varied range of subjects that are offered by the Humanities Department at Strathcona. In a world driven by tech Humanities subjects have been somewhat obscured by the focus on technological advances, but the elements and advantages that are …

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Celebrating Thought Leadership with Strathcona Teachers

At Strathcona we pride ourselves on encouraging our students to become insightful thinkers, with the ability to evaluate various perspectives and adapt to new challenges, not only within school grounds but also beyond the classroom. Today we’re showcasing just some of the teachers who champion this motto including Kathleen Vergers, Social Worker & Ministry Volunteer …

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