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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, […]

Issue no. 4 | 20  February 2015 From the Head of Middle School This week’s Middle School Information Evening was an excellent opportunity for parents to find out about some whole school initiatives, meet their daughter’s Home Group teacher, as well as hear some thoughts and advice about supporting their daughter through the early adolescent years. The evening […]

Edition 7 – February 2015 From the Friends of Rowing President Those who arrived early to the St Peter’s Girls hosted regatta would have seen the West Lakes course resembling an ice skating rink – there was not a breath of wind to disturb the perfect water. The mirage was shattered when you got out of […]

Sister Scholastica, Old Scholar (Selwyn ’31) and a former Principal of St Peter’s Girls’ School, passed away earlier this week in Surrey, England. Sister Scholastica was born Violet Ferris in England in 1912. Her father, The Reverend P.R. Ferris, settled the family in Adelaide in the 1920s and was Chaplain at St Peter’s College while Violet […]

Issue no. 3 | 13  February 2015 From the Director of Early Learning The opening of our new ELC It was with enormous pride that we officially opened our new Early Learners’ Centre last Friday, amongst a gathering of 60 invited guests, politicians and media. Our centre was blessed by the Venerable David Bassett, the Archdeacon – Torrens, […]

Issue no. 2 | 6  February 2015 From the Principal The current strategic plan encompasses the period from 2012 – 2016. Hence, I arrived ‘mid-plan’. Clear direction and priorities are essential for any organisation as they drive decision-making. However, strategic planning falls short when leaders have a virtual strategy in mind but fail to communicate that strategy clearly […]

Issue no. 1 | 30 January 2015 From the Principal Welcome back to the start of the 2015 school year. I’m not sure whether or not you would still categorise me as the ‘new Principal’ but it’s lovely to come back to School and be surrounded by familiar faces. Academic results I am delighted to report that 16% of […]

Edition 6 – December 2014 Berri Regatta Although most of the action occurred on the water there was plenty to be had on dry land with the girls allowing their parents to get together both nights for the social side of the Berri Regatta. The scene was set on Friday night at the riverside setting of Martins […]

Issue no. 38 | 4 December 2014   From the Principal As we approach the final days of the school year, I can’t help but reflect on all that we have done, achieved and celebrated this year. Without a doubt, our 120th year has been a hive of activity. From academic and pastoral care programs, to sport […]

Issue no. 37 | 28 November 2014 From the Chaplain Prayers for Peace at Christmas As we move toward the end of the school year and look forward to Christmas, our Chapel services provide a much-needed opportunity for rest and reflection as we face the pressures of exams and assessments as well as a dazzling array […]

Issue no. 36 | 21 November 2014 From the Director of Early Learning Preparing for new and exciting happenings at the ELC Every day brings great excitement and anticipation to the ELC community as we watch the new building evolve. The beautiful, new, colourful structure is creating a fresh identity and statement about the value we […]

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