Analytical Essay on The Complete Maus by Art Speigelman

“Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel The Complete Maus tells the life and survival story of his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Despite many of Vladek’s traits being condemned in The Complete Maus, the novel is a fundamentally empathetic account of his life and experiences during the Holocaust.” An excerpt from Babette Ben Meir’s Year 9 English Analytical Essay. Read the essay below. The artwork is by Shreya Khanna, Environmental Sculpture Photography.

Creative Response to The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain by Cath Crowley

“Dear Diary, Have you ever thought about thunderstorms? The strange phenomenon they are. It like the sky puts on a firework display but instead of playing laughing from joy, they squirm with fear. Thunderstorms are quite a peculiar thing to like. The funny thing about thunderstorms is that there is always a rainbow after them. That wasn’t the case that time.” An excerpt from Lara Munro’s, Creative Response in Year 8 English. The artwork is by Zoe Sipos, Narrative Mixed Media.

Creative Monologue Task on Falling from Grace, by Jane Godwin

“’Annie!’ my voice croaks. I’ve been calling for ages. I can hear them, but they can’t hear me. There’s no point yelling, the storm is just pulling my voice out to sea.” An excerpt from Saloni Gunasekera’s Year 7 English Creative Monologue Task. Read the full piece below. The artwork is by Alice Freeman, Folio Photography and Photoshop.

The difference a day can make

Philanthropic deeds are important because they can impact a community for generations and generations. But we know legacy is not just about giving money. Equally as important must be our daily actions and the mark this leaves on the lives of others. 

Strathcona partners with Women’s Property Initiatives

Strathcona is delighted to announce a new partnership with Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI). Our partnership with WPI will help our girls to become more conscious citizens, to be aware of the needs of the broader community, and to consider how collectively we can create better futures for women. It will also build their understanding of important social issues.

School’s innovative program helping girls envision a successful future

Named one of The Educator’s most Innovative Schools of 2021 in recognition of the award-winning Strathcona TC Envision Program – specifically tailored for Year 9 students and woven together with the Victorian Curriculum – teaches important entrepreneurial and life-ready skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, design capability, intellect, collaboration, communication and resilience. The Educator writes about TC Envision and why it is recognised as one of the most innovative programs in Australia.

Having a Voice

A career on TV, an author, stand-up comedian, live performer and most famously a radio presenter, alumnae Jo Stanley (’90) has an extensive career in media. Reflecting on her career journey to date and what has driven her, there is one thing that gives her more reason than others – ” To amplify the voices who are usually not heard.”