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Reading is generally regarded as a Good Thing in education, and there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success, but reading for pleasure has benefits that extend far beyond literacy and comprehension skills. Beyond the academic benefits of reading, research has also shown social and emotional benefits. This paper summarises some recent research on reading for pleasure and explains how this will be supported by Game of Loans in Term 2.
“… preparing our young woman for a life of future work and service is important, a valuable education is about so much more than that. Exposure to the great works of culture, art and performance can enrich a student’s understanding of the world and their place within it.” Read what our Head of Humanities and VCE Coordinator Mr Scott Sweeney says about what Strathcona has to offer.
IN this modern era of fake news and alternative facts, school libraries are more important than they have ever been. Well-resourced and utilised, they are a vital part of preparing students for the future by facilitat¬ing a range of skills, including the ability to find information quickly and identify trustworthy sources.
Don’t you just play games all day? That is one of the most frustrating questions Physical Education (PE) teachers get asked about their jobs. Well yes, we do play games but there is more to Physical Education than scores on the board. Ask any ‘Phys Edder’ about their values and role in education, and you will get a passionate response about the importance of being physically active along with its greater impact on individuals and the whole community. They will speak about the link between physical activity and an individual’s overall wellbeing. Physical Education is not just about teaching sports, it is about developing and equipping students with life-long skills, because we want students to be life-long participants in physical activity and the community.
School is important, but which school is also important. What is the part of a school in student results? This is an important question, especially for parents investing considerable financial resources in sending their daughters to a school like Strathcona.
Strathcona’s Continuous Learning Program has heightened our awareness of the positive power that technology has in our daily lives. It enabled us to continue to deliver education through three lockdowns and, very importantly, to communicate and maintain connections and a sense of community.
However, there is a dark side that we need to be aware of when it comes to technology use.
How to use the lessons of COVID for your career. Head of Careers and Partnerships Ms Joanna Buckley offers 7 tips when planning your career pathway. Year 12 student, Rianna, comments on how COVID has her thinking differently about her future career.
Prep, and years 4, 7 and 9 are developmental ‘leap’ years for kids, writes Marise McConaghy. She provides tips for parents to support their children during these formative stages.
“Together we are all part of something that is greater than any one of us alone. If we commit ourselves to the broader mission and not just ourselves – this will bring out the finest qualities in us all.” state Principal Mrs McConaghy in her Foundation Day speech.
Teenage girls attending single-sex schools have coped better than most throughout the pandemic, with a national survey revealing above-average levels of life satisfaction, happiness and confidence in the future.
Strathcona’s 2020 Dux, Kate Joseland, returned to campus and spoke at the Leaders and Scholars Assembly to Senior School students. As she reflected on her school journey she encouraged all students to embrace the unknown. #girlsunstoppable to #unstoppablewomen
This year, Strathcona will expand independent learning for the senior school, giving girls the chance to use extra time for activities including study groups, meetings with teachers and extra tutorials.