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“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.
“’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.
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.
Prue Leggo OAM (Turner ’63) is the recipient of the 2021 Strathcona Medal. Prue has set a great example to our next generation with her long-standing work assisting job readiness initiatives for women and parliamentary career.
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.
An artist at heart, Cara Edney (’08) started her career on stage, but soon realised she had the natural talent for voice-over. Now a professional voice-over artist with her own recording studio in Barcelona and working with companies such as Netflix. Read more to discover Cara’s career journey.
TC Envision students receive a shout in the Herald Sun for their business nous. Year 9 students learn business skills as they build and develop their business through the TC Envision program.
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.”