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Survival of the Arts Art

The Survival of the Arts

“The Comedy Festival has always ushered in the beginning of Autumn, and its cancellation two weeks before opening signaled something far more ominous for the arts community. At a time when Australians desperately needed to laugh, the cancellation of one of the world’s largest comedy festivals brought the impact of Covid-19 home…” writes our Director of Productions, Mrs Claire Johns.

Schools interrupted the age

Schools interrupted, have learnt valuable lessons

‘…we can’t waste this opportunity to analyse and discuss which systems and practices embraced during this period actually enhanced the teaching and learning experience, and simply revert to the ways we’ve always done things.’ states Principal Mrs Marise McConaghy in The Age.

Girls mental health capture

Girls’ struggling with mental health issues

A new UK study reveals 40% of girls aged 14 to 21 experienced a deterioration in their mental health due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) and our Head of Wellbeing, Mrs Amber Sowden talk to The Educator about what proactive steps can be taken.

Every record scott's banner

What is of every record?

If history was rewritten what would it say? There are numerous discussions taking place about history and the portrayal in our society at present. Our Head of Humanities writes an interesting blog about the representation of history. One that will leave you questioning and thinking about what would you portray. #unstoppablethinking #girlsunstoppable

Award winning magazine

Award Winning Magazine

Global recognition for Strathcona’s Strathcourier magazine! Strathcona is proud and excited to announce the Strathcourier has received a silver medal from the Council for Advancement and Support Education (CASE).

Envision extraordinary women

“You can’t be what you can’t see”.

“A person whose journey serves as a compass, a sounding board, someone to cut through the white noise and minutiae. Mentoring must be an active and meaningful process – based in an authentic context relevant for young people.” TC Envision enables this as highlighted by Head of Tay Creggan Mrs Karyn Murray in her blog.

Returning to school welcome

Returning to school: What we’re looking forward to and what will be missed

“We have all learned much from each other and, in this next phase, we shall exchange ideas on how to lead our schools so they really do become places of learning suitable for the third decade of the 21 century.” writes Principal Mrs Marise McConaghy in The Education Review.

Education awards finalist

Finalist in 3 Educator Awards

Strathcona is proud to be named a finalist in three categories for the Australian Educator Awards: Innovation in Curriculum Design, Best Stem Program and Best Use of Technology. We empower students to create, not only consume, technology enabling them input into their future world.

When History finds you journal

When history finds you

“2020 will be a story that will be part of all our life histories. While we do not have the comfort of knowing exactly what will come next, and there is no back to normal on the immediate horizon, we can focus on the silver linings and the hope for things to be better, improved and more meaningful.” Head of Students – Pastoral and Wellbeing, Mrs Lucinda Thom reflects on the impact of isolation.

Child digital health

A checklist to look after your child’s digital health and safety

Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here’s a checklist to help keep them safe, from Ms Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar as seen on The Parent Website

Anxious kids classroom return

Leaving the bubble: Helping anxious kids prepare for a return to the classroom

Schools returning to the classroom has been a hot button topic of the coronavirus journey, prompting a debate among politicians, medical experts, education leaders, teachers and parents. Students are at the heart of the matter, and reintegration will pose far greater challenges for some than others.

Herald Sun Fairy writing

Learning to write is off with the fairies

Strathcona Girls’ Grammar prep teacher Kate Morgan has gone above and beyond in ensuring her 17 prep students stay inspired to write while away from school by creating a special fairy character as motivation.

  • All
  • Featured
  • In The Media
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  • Strathy Stories
Survival of the Arts Art

The Survival of the Arts

“The Comedy Festival has always ushered in the beginning of Autumn, and its cancellation two weeks before opening signaled something far more ominous for the arts community. At a time when Australians desperately needed to laugh, the cancellation of one of the world’s largest comedy festivals brought the impact of Covid-19 home…” writes our Director of Productions, Mrs Claire Johns.

Read More →
Schools interrupted the age

Schools interrupted, have learnt valuable lessons

‘…we can’t waste this opportunity to analyse and discuss which systems and practices embraced during this period actually enhanced the teaching and learning experience, and simply revert to the ways we’ve always done things.’ states Principal Mrs Marise McConaghy in The Age.

Read More →
Girls mental health capture

Girls’ struggling with mental health issues

A new UK study reveals 40% of girls aged 14 to 21 experienced a deterioration in their mental health due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA) and our Head of Wellbeing, Mrs Amber Sowden talk to The Educator about what proactive steps can be taken.

Read More →
Every record scott's banner

What is of every record?

If history was rewritten what would it say? There are numerous discussions taking place about history and the portrayal in our society at present. Our Head of Humanities writes an interesting blog about the representation of history. One that will leave you questioning and thinking about what would you portray. #unstoppablethinking #girlsunstoppable

Read More →
Award winning magazine

Award Winning Magazine

Global recognition for Strathcona’s Strathcourier magazine! Strathcona is proud and excited to announce the Strathcourier has received a silver medal from the Council for Advancement and Support Education (CASE).

Read More →
Envision extraordinary women

“You can’t be what you can’t see”.

“A person whose journey serves as a compass, a sounding board, someone to cut through the white noise and minutiae. Mentoring must be an active and meaningful process – based in an authentic context relevant for young people.” TC Envision enables this as highlighted by Head of Tay Creggan Mrs Karyn Murray in her blog.

Read More →
Returning to school welcome

Returning to school: What we’re looking forward to and what will be missed

“We have all learned much from each other and, in this next phase, we shall exchange ideas on how to lead our schools so they really do become places of learning suitable for the third decade of the 21 century.” writes Principal Mrs Marise McConaghy in The Education Review.

Read More →
Education awards finalist

Finalist in 3 Educator Awards

Strathcona is proud to be named a finalist in three categories for the Australian Educator Awards: Innovation in Curriculum Design, Best Stem Program and Best Use of Technology. We empower students to create, not only consume, technology enabling them input into their future world.

Read More →
When History finds you journal

When history finds you

“2020 will be a story that will be part of all our life histories. While we do not have the comfort of knowing exactly what will come next, and there is no back to normal on the immediate horizon, we can focus on the silver linings and the hope for things to be better, improved and more meaningful.” Head of Students – Pastoral and Wellbeing, Mrs Lucinda Thom reflects on the impact of isolation.

Read More →
Child digital health

A checklist to look after your child’s digital health and safety

Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here’s a checklist to help keep them safe, from Ms Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar as seen on The Parent Website

Read More →
Anxious kids classroom return

Leaving the bubble: Helping anxious kids prepare for a return to the classroom

Schools returning to the classroom has been a hot button topic of the coronavirus journey, prompting a debate among politicians, medical experts, education leaders, teachers and parents. Students are at the heart of the matter, and reintegration will pose far greater challenges for some than others.

Read More →
Herald Sun Fairy writing

Learning to write is off with the fairies

Strathcona Girls’ Grammar prep teacher Kate Morgan has gone above and beyond in ensuring her 17 prep students stay inspired to write while away from school by creating a special fairy character as motivation.

Read More →