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Climate Change

Alumnae take out the climate change award funded by Elon Musk

Alumnae, Rebecca Phillips (’17) and Sarah Bryson (’18) are a part of the Monash University student team have been awarded $250,000 USD as one of the winners of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Competition, sponsored by Elon Musk and the XPRIZE Foundation.

Christmas

Class of 2021 – In the Media

The results are in and we are delighted to announce the outstanding achievements of our Year 12 Class of 2021. Their hard work and dedication this year in unprecedented circumstances are admirable. A wonderful group of young women is about to embark on the next chapter of their lives with courage and confidence.

SGG_VCE Socials_2021[11908]

Class of 2021 – Celebrating Achievement

It is with delight that we congratulate the Class of 2021 on their exceptional VCE results.

Sophie Neil Narrative year 11 Mixed Media no 7

Creative Response to Northanger Abbey

“Catherine crept further under her bedclothes, her blood chilled, a cold sweat on her forehead; she was unable to forget the horrible thoughts the day had brought her. What had begun as an innocent walk through the gardens, a pleasurable tour through the Abbey, had rapidly become a day of terror and suspicion.” An excerpt from Sarah Adam’s year 12 Literature Creative Response. The accompanying artwork is by Year 11 student Sophie Neil, Narrative Mixed Media. Read on below.

Jacy Lu Tonal Treasures photograph no 6

Comparative Essay on Stasiland by Anna Funder and Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Anna Funder’s literary non-fiction novel Stasiland and Kazuo Ishiguro’s elegiac dystopian novel Never Let Me Go both consider the necessity and desire for human connection that people experience no matter the situation they may find themselves in.” An excerpt from Dominique Banjac’s Year 12 English Comparative Essay. The artwork is by Jacy Lu, Tonal Treasures photography. Read the full piece below.

Lara Venema Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas year 11 no 4

Focus Analysis on Sylvia Plath’s Poetry

“Central to her work as a confessional poet, Plath’s painfully honest poetry explores the idea of the self and seeks to highlight those persistent threats, through which a woman’s identity is questioned.” An excerpt from Elizabeth O’Sullivan’s Year 11 Literature Focus Analysis. The accompanying artwork is by Lara Venema, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.

Tabitha Marsland Observational Hand Sketch Pastel on Black Paper no 3

Creative Response to The Freedom of the City

The stage is fully lit. A civil rights meeting is being held in Guildhall Square and is being addressed by a WOMAN. She is holding an old loudhailer in one hand and has been caught by a watercannon – her hair is drenched. An excerpt from Saskia Heng’s Creative Response to The Freedom of the City in Year 11 Literature. The accompanying artwork is by Tabitha Marsland, Year 7, an Observational Hand Sketch Pastel on Black. Read the full piece below.

Amy Savanke Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas year 11 no 2

Creative Response to Gattaca

“One stroke. Two strokes. Three strokes. Breathe.” An excerpt from Isabelle Schenck’s Year 11 English Creative Response to the film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol. Read on below. The artwork is by Amy Savenake, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.

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The big life lessons for kids during Covid

“The pandemic has taken a lot from our young people, but it’s important we also take the time to consider what they’ve gained.” writes Principal Marise McConaghy in The Australian.

Shanny Xu Environmental Sculpture Photography year 10 no 1

Comparative Essay on The Crucible and 12 Angry Men

“It’s very hard to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this.” An excerpt from Isabella Ciardulli’s Year 10 English Comparitive Essay. Read on below. The artwork is by Shanny Xu, Environmental Sculpture Photography.

Shreya Khanna Environmental Sculpture Photography year 10 no 10

Analytical Essay on The Complete Maus by Art Speigelman

“Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel The Complete Maus tells the life and survival story of his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Despite many of Vladek’s traits being condemned in The Complete Maus, the novel is a fundamentally empathetic account of his life and experiences during the Holocaust.” An excerpt from Babette Ben Meir’s Year 9 English Analytical Essay. Read the essay below. The artwork is by Shreya Khanna, Environmental Sculpture Photography.

Zoe Sipos Narrative year 11 Mixed Media no 9

Creative Response to The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain by Cath Crowley

“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.

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Climate Change

Alumnae take out the climate change award funded by Elon Musk

Alumnae, Rebecca Phillips (’17) and Sarah Bryson (’18) are a part of the Monash University student team have been awarded $250,000 USD as one of the winners of the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Competition, sponsored by Elon Musk and the XPRIZE Foundation.

Read More →
Christmas

Class of 2021 – In the Media

The results are in and we are delighted to announce the outstanding achievements of our Year 12 Class of 2021. Their hard work and dedication this year in unprecedented circumstances are admirable. A wonderful group of young women is about to embark on the next chapter of their lives with courage and confidence.

Read More →
SGG_VCE Socials_2021[11908]

Class of 2021 – Celebrating Achievement

It is with delight that we congratulate the Class of 2021 on their exceptional VCE results.

Read More →
Sophie Neil Narrative year 11 Mixed Media no 7

Creative Response to Northanger Abbey

“Catherine crept further under her bedclothes, her blood chilled, a cold sweat on her forehead; she was unable to forget the horrible thoughts the day had brought her. What had begun as an innocent walk through the gardens, a pleasurable tour through the Abbey, had rapidly become a day of terror and suspicion.” An excerpt from Sarah Adam’s year 12 Literature Creative Response. The accompanying artwork is by Year 11 student Sophie Neil, Narrative Mixed Media. Read on below.

Read More →
Jacy Lu Tonal Treasures photograph no 6

Comparative Essay on Stasiland by Anna Funder and Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Anna Funder’s literary non-fiction novel Stasiland and Kazuo Ishiguro’s elegiac dystopian novel Never Let Me Go both consider the necessity and desire for human connection that people experience no matter the situation they may find themselves in.” An excerpt from Dominique Banjac’s Year 12 English Comparative Essay. The artwork is by Jacy Lu, Tonal Treasures photography. Read the full piece below.

Read More →
Lara Venema Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas year 11 no 4

Focus Analysis on Sylvia Plath’s Poetry

“Central to her work as a confessional poet, Plath’s painfully honest poetry explores the idea of the self and seeks to highlight those persistent threats, through which a woman’s identity is questioned.” An excerpt from Elizabeth O’Sullivan’s Year 11 Literature Focus Analysis. The accompanying artwork is by Lara Venema, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.

Read More →
Tabitha Marsland Observational Hand Sketch Pastel on Black Paper no 3

Creative Response to The Freedom of the City

The stage is fully lit. A civil rights meeting is being held in Guildhall Square and is being addressed by a WOMAN. She is holding an old loudhailer in one hand and has been caught by a watercannon – her hair is drenched. An excerpt from Saskia Heng’s Creative Response to The Freedom of the City in Year 11 Literature. The accompanying artwork is by Tabitha Marsland, Year 7, an Observational Hand Sketch Pastel on Black. Read the full piece below.

Read More →
Amy Savanke Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas year 11 no 2

Creative Response to Gattaca

“One stroke. Two strokes. Three strokes. Breathe.” An excerpt from Isabelle Schenck’s Year 11 English Creative Response to the film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol. Read on below. The artwork is by Amy Savenake, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.

Read More →
0061

The big life lessons for kids during Covid

“The pandemic has taken a lot from our young people, but it’s important we also take the time to consider what they’ve gained.” writes Principal Marise McConaghy in The Australian.

Read More →
Shanny Xu Environmental Sculpture Photography year 10 no 1

Comparative Essay on The Crucible and 12 Angry Men

“It’s very hard to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this.” An excerpt from Isabella Ciardulli’s Year 10 English Comparitive Essay. Read on below. The artwork is by Shanny Xu, Environmental Sculpture Photography.

Read More →
Shreya Khanna Environmental Sculpture Photography year 10 no 10

Analytical Essay on The Complete Maus by Art Speigelman

“Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel The Complete Maus tells the life and survival story of his father, Vladek Spiegelman. Despite many of Vladek’s traits being condemned in The Complete Maus, the novel is a fundamentally empathetic account of his life and experiences during the Holocaust.” An excerpt from Babette Ben Meir’s Year 9 English Analytical Essay. Read the essay below. The artwork is by Shreya Khanna, Environmental Sculpture Photography.

Read More →
Zoe Sipos Narrative year 11 Mixed Media no 9

Creative Response to The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain by Cath Crowley

“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.

Read More →