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.
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.
“Our students are more informed, have a greater understanding of the complexities of gender stereotypes, and society’s traditional perception of females in sport. As an all-girls school at Strathcona we support our students in breaking these stereotypes and providing them with opportunities and skills to do this,” says Deputy Principal Tracy Herft in The Educator.
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.”
The freedom we exhibit as humans to determine our own actions through individual choice, is what makes us each unique and individual. The choices we make, what we should or should not do, the possibilities of alternatives and which option is best, determines how we interact with and see the world. This article discusses and gives insights into Strathcona’s Ethics Class.
Strathcona Girls Grammar school psychologist Kerri Rhodes spoke with ABC Everyday about how parents can best help their children navigate returning to school after lockdown. Kerri says, “We should remember that the uncertainty of the past months has been unsettling, and parents and schools need to focus on helping kids feel connected and a part of classrooms and schoolyards again.”
Four students from the Class of 2020 were accepted into Medicine and are now studying together at Monash University. Head of Careers and Partnerships, Ms Joanna Buckley interviews Anoushka Baruah (’20), Rebecca Evans (’20) and Caitlin Eccleston (’20) about their chosen career and the steps involved to enter Medicine.