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‘My friend, she’s really skinny, I need to lose weight’ … the teenage angst swamping 10-year-old girls

Body anxiety. Friendship break-ups. Social media obsessions. Tears, so many tears. For today’s Australian girls, tweens are growing up faster than ever. Welcome to the life of the “ten-ager”.

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The vital leadership skills young women need in 2021

“… we have leadership development programs in place and we very deliberately ensure that our students are exposed to a range of female leaders from all sectors because, as the saying goes, ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’”.

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The New Normal for Education Tech

Principal, Mrs Marise McConaghy reflects on remote learning in CIO Magazine. 2020 was a year of fast learning, adaptability and a myriad new skills development. “…students have learnt to use a wide range of new technologies and tools in the remote learning context, and in the process they’ve developed new skills and have been able to exert greater autonomy over their learning” and teachers have had the opportunity to rethink and reframe their role from “…less as ‘knowledge delivery systems’ and more as mentors, guides and collaborators.” Read more about the transformation of 2020.

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Why you are more than just a test score

As educators, we’re always proud when our students achieve strong academic results, but we also want to know they’re equipped to thrive beyond their school years. We need to look beyond test scores and remember that academia is just one piece of a holistic education. The personal growth that students experience during their school years plays an equally important role in helping them build a fulfilling life.

amanda whitfort

2020 Medallist recipient

This year we are proud to present Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort (’87) with the Strathcona Medal. Amanda is a shining example of alumnae who has a positive impact on our world. She has made significant legislative and policy changes for animal rights in Hong Kong and continues to do good work in Animal Law.

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The role early learning plays in children’s ongoing development

Deciding whether or not to send your child to early learning is one of a parent’s most important considerations, especially at this time of the year.

If you’re still on the fence about it, that’s ok, many parents are. After all, it’s a very personal decision and one that doesn’t have a right or wrong answer.

TC Envision design

The $9000 Project

“The development in individual reflections, responses to feedback and data, and the ability of groups to troubleshoot and work together, were all heightened.” This year’s TC Envision program pivoted and students were able to learn more and expand their confidence. Ms Liesl Woods writes about the program’s 2020 journey.

marise mcconaghy headshot

Strength through adversity: What 2020 has taught our students

The events of this year have taught us many lessons — perhaps the most significant one being that our students have remarkable resilience and aptitude for new ways of learning. We underestimated students’ desire and capacity to be self-organised, self-motivated and independent, and although we suspected this in many of them, the pandemic has forced us to move away from traditional structures and given students a chance to prove themselves extremely capable in charting their own paths.

karyn and liesl with students

Turning challenges into opportunities and big ideas

“For Year 9 students at Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne, things in the classroom are always a little different. They learn together on the school’s separate Tay Creggan campus, and take part in the bespoke TC Envision Program, which teaches important life-ready skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication and resilience.” Read a full interview with two of our TC Envision staff by the Wade Institute.

all-girls schools shine article

All-Girl Schools Shine

Debate has often raged about whether single-sex schools are better than co-ed schools, but now a study has lifted the lid on why — when it comes to girls — it could be the best choice.

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Girls Unstoppable Podcast

Inspiring girls and women to become unstoppable. This is what Girls Unstoppable is about. Hear topics that the younger generation of girls want to unpack – from the juggle of career and motherhood to self-care and so much more. Empowering you to overcome opposition of everyday life to become unstoppable. #girlsunstoppable

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Leaving the Bubble, Take Two

Returning to school and reconnecting in person will be something our students may feel apprehensive about. Senior School Psychologist Mrs Kerri Rhodes talks to The Parent Website about four things students and parents can do to ease the transition out of the home bubble.

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in the media

‘My friend, she’s really skinny, I need to lose weight’ … the teenage angst swamping 10-year-old girls

Body anxiety. Friendship break-ups. Social media obsessions. Tears, so many tears. For today’s Australian girls, tweens are growing up faster than ever. Welcome to the life of the “ten-ager”.

Read More →
0369_637466036389466828

The vital leadership skills young women need in 2021

“… we have leadership development programs in place and we very deliberately ensure that our students are exposed to a range of female leaders from all sectors because, as the saying goes, ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’”.

Read More →
CIO mag image

The New Normal for Education Tech

Principal, Mrs Marise McConaghy reflects on remote learning in CIO Magazine. 2020 was a year of fast learning, adaptability and a myriad new skills development. “…students have learnt to use a wide range of new technologies and tools in the remote learning context, and in the process they’ve developed new skills and have been able to exert greater autonomy over their learning” and teachers have had the opportunity to rethink and reframe their role from “…less as ‘knowledge delivery systems’ and more as mentors, guides and collaborators.” Read more about the transformation of 2020.

Read More →
Capture

Why you are more than just a test score

As educators, we’re always proud when our students achieve strong academic results, but we also want to know they’re equipped to thrive beyond their school years. We need to look beyond test scores and remember that academia is just one piece of a holistic education. The personal growth that students experience during their school years plays an equally important role in helping them build a fulfilling life.

Read More →
amanda whitfort

2020 Medallist recipient

This year we are proud to present Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort (’87) with the Strathcona Medal. Amanda is a shining example of alumnae who has a positive impact on our world. She has made significant legislative and policy changes for animal rights in Hong Kong and continues to do good work in Animal Law.

Read More →
Teaching and learning junior

The role early learning plays in children’s ongoing development

Deciding whether or not to send your child to early learning is one of a parent’s most important considerations, especially at this time of the year.

If you’re still on the fence about it, that’s ok, many parents are. After all, it’s a very personal decision and one that doesn’t have a right or wrong answer.

Read More →
TC Envision design

The $9000 Project

“The development in individual reflections, responses to feedback and data, and the ability of groups to troubleshoot and work together, were all heightened.” This year’s TC Envision program pivoted and students were able to learn more and expand their confidence. Ms Liesl Woods writes about the program’s 2020 journey.

Read More →
marise mcconaghy headshot

Strength through adversity: What 2020 has taught our students

The events of this year have taught us many lessons — perhaps the most significant one being that our students have remarkable resilience and aptitude for new ways of learning. We underestimated students’ desire and capacity to be self-organised, self-motivated and independent, and although we suspected this in many of them, the pandemic has forced us to move away from traditional structures and given students a chance to prove themselves extremely capable in charting their own paths.

Read More →
karyn and liesl with students

Turning challenges into opportunities and big ideas

“For Year 9 students at Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne, things in the classroom are always a little different. They learn together on the school’s separate Tay Creggan campus, and take part in the bespoke TC Envision Program, which teaches important life-ready skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication and resilience.” Read a full interview with two of our TC Envision staff by the Wade Institute.

Read More →
all-girls schools shine article

All-Girl Schools Shine

Debate has often raged about whether single-sex schools are better than co-ed schools, but now a study has lifted the lid on why — when it comes to girls — it could be the best choice.

Read More →
girls unstoppable tile

Girls Unstoppable Podcast

Inspiring girls and women to become unstoppable. This is what Girls Unstoppable is about. Hear topics that the younger generation of girls want to unpack – from the juggle of career and motherhood to self-care and so much more. Empowering you to overcome opposition of everyday life to become unstoppable. #girlsunstoppable

Read More →
radio banner graphic

Leaving the Bubble, Take Two

Returning to school and reconnecting in person will be something our students may feel apprehensive about. Senior School Psychologist Mrs Kerri Rhodes talks to The Parent Website about four things students and parents can do to ease the transition out of the home bubble.

Read More →