- In The Media
- Strathy Stories
Kindness is a frequently forgotten mode of connection that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Year 7 students spend time learning about how to navigate the cyber world with kindness.
Adaptability and resilience are necessary skills for the 21st century, writes Anders Furze.
For many schools, the days of viewing students as “empty vessels” to be filled with knowledge are long gone. To best equip students to navigate the uncertainty of the 21st century, many schools are combining traditional learning areas with a focus on transferable skills such as adaptability, resilience, problem-solving, and communication.
How are you enjoying your city right now? At the Strathcona Centre for Learning Futures we are always working to connect our students and the community with those who can help them connect their schooling with their futures in work and in life. While we have a heightened awareness of what our 5 km radius offers us it was very appropriate to hear from Madison Robb and Yang Bai from Plan Melbourne on their work as Urban Planners and the principles they use to guide public development of Melbourne.
Entrepreneurial education provides students with transversal skills to negotiate and thrive in increasingly complex societies and must be seen as one specific approach to enable schools to address gender inequality issues and the lack of female activation in commercial enterprises.
A child’s learning environment impacts their view of themselves and their place in the world, which is why we strive to create a safe and supportive space where our girls have the opportunity and the drive to try new things, discover their talents, and develop a strong sense of self and the confidence that
will enable them to strive for their goals, regardless of the environment they find themselves in or its gender makeup.
Developing respectful relationships, building resilience, and developing problem-solving strategies are integral to students’ wellbeing. At Strathcona in our ELC and Junior School these skills are taught through our SOUL Wellbeing program.
“No matter what, you will make mistakes, learn from them, forgive yourselves and others who make them and be confident in the knowledge that you can lean on and be supported by family, friends, and teachers when needed.” is the advice given from our Year 8 Coordinator, Mrs Melissa Patel. Learn more about her in this short interview.
Multiple studies have shown a significant disparity between genders working within STEM careers in Australia. Strathcona Girls Grammar students are bucking the trend in the percentage of students studying stem as it encourages curiosity over perfectism.
Channel 7 News interviews Strathcona student, parent, and Principal, Mrs McCongahy in relation to the new UK study about confidence and stress levels of girls who attend all-girls school and how they outdo their peers at coeducation schools.