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, […]

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, […]

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