Issue no. 15 | 21 May 2015 From the Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School A night at the circus… Years 11-12 students celebrated their much anticipated Formal on Saturday evening at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The community came together to celebrate with the girls at the pre–Formal event at School, where we were treated to divine weather, and […]

Issue no. 14 | 15 May 2015 From the Director of Teaching and Learning It goes without saying that we are all learners. The continuum begins not from a blank slate at birth, but with some organisation in advance of experience. The beautiful untravelled terrain may be there, but the roads are planned and travelled using the […]

Issue no. 13 | 8 May 2015 From the Director of Early Learning Embracing an ELC to Year 12 School Working in an environment like ours at St Peter’s Girls is a daily privilege. Not only are we surrounded by beautiful grounds, but also we have a community that we all belong to. This is the best […]

Issue no. 12 | 1 May 2015 From the Head of Junior School Lead and Redefine Future Schools I was fortunate during the April school holidays to attend the World Educational Leadership Summit in Singapore. With over 1,000 international delegates this Conference featured some of the world’s most influential theorists in education. Around the world, there is […]

Issue no. 11 | 24 April 2015 From the Principal Welcome back to Term 2. I hope all our students and families had a restful break and return refreshed and ready for a challenging and rewarding term. There has been some interesting media coverage in recent weeks that have sparked heated ‘discussions’. How many times during a ‘discussion’ […]

Issue no. 10 | 2 April 2015 From the Principal In a short 10 weeks we have watched Kennion House triumph at the Swimming Carnival and watched Kilburn sing and dance their way to Choral Night glory. Year 5 has visited Sovereign Hill, Year 7 had a week in and around Robe and Year 8 explored Kangaroo […]

The March edition of the Old Scholars’ Enews was distributed today. This edition includes: From the President OSA Council farewells Helen Cant as President Friends of the Founders Chapel Service and Morning Tea Event “A Touch of Blue” for Young Old Scholars Brisbane Interstate Reunion Old Scholars in the Community Old Scholars’ News Snippets What’s […]

Issue no. 9 | 27  March 2015 From the Chaplain Our Lenten Journey Lent is a time for us to prepare spiritually for Easter and beyond. As always, our journey through Lent began with our Ash Wednesday Eucharist. By coincidence, this was also the day when it was announced in Chapel that Sister Scholastica (Old Scholar and a […]

Issue no. 8 | 20  March 2015 The benefits of the International Baccalaureate IB World students participate in programmes that foster international-mindedness in a global context, and develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. At St Peter’s Girls our students study two programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Junior School and the IB Diploma (DP) […]

Issue no. 7 | 13  March 2015 From the Head of Senior School Why do we have Paul Dillon visit and work with our students? Paul Dillon is a highly respected drug and alcohol expert who bases all his presentations on current information from data and research. He has developed an excellent working relationship with our Senior […]

Issue no. 6 | 6  March 2015 From the Head of Junior School The Minds of Girls: Giving our youngest girls a head start Research on gender learning styles, the developmental differences between boys and girls, and the more recent brain development findings are confirming the importance of recognising how classroom learning environments, teaching practices and specific […]

Issue no. 5 | 27  February 2015 From the Director of Teaching and Learning “I’m not good at Maths”: the problem of a fixed mindset, and the power of growth Many parents and educators have heard of the work of Dr Carol Dweck concerning growth and fixed mindsets. For teachers, her work validates an emphasis on effort, […]

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