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Welcome to Term 4. I hope that you had an enjoyable School holiday break and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends. It is a pleasure to be back at School with the students following my short absence last Term as part of Harvard University’s Leading Learning That Matters program. Unfortunately,…

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What a performance from our Year 8 students in last week’s production of Guys and Dolls. Audiences were entertained from start to finish in what was an outstanding rendition of the classic 1950’s Broadway musical. Our Music and Drama staff have excelled in getting every Year 8 student onto the stage, singing and dancing en…

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The annual Performing Arts Showcase was held last Thursday in the Black Box, and Alicia McGovern (12 Riley) was awarded the 2018 Performer of the Year and the 2018 People’s Choice award. Alicia delivered a stunning and unforgettable portrayal of Captain Hook in this year’s Senior School production of Peter Pan a Musical Adventure and…

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Cultivating intrinsic motivation and the sense of value that follows is one of the most important things a teacher can understand. The carrot and stick method of motivation works, but the result is usually short-term and produces behaviour or work of low quality. Conversely, when a person understands the ‘why’ of what they are doing,…

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As humans, we tend to move towards the easy and the comfortable and this may not include singing and dancing on stage. In some way, this is why the compulsory Year 8 production is so delightful and so memorable. While some students flourish given the opportunity to express themselves through movement and music, others summon…

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Welcome to Term 3. I hope that you enjoyed time with family and friends during the holidays and that students are refreshed for another eventful school term. I know that many parents will be glad to return to the normal school routine, which is understandable, given the degree to which modern parenting is sometimes overcomplicated.…

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We knew that this year’s Senior School production was ambitious, if for no other reason than its sheer scale. We knew that both the cast size and the staging was vast and that it was going to be visually exciting. We also knew there would be capacity audiences at the Ulumbarra theatre and that the…

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The long-standing Community Service program at Girton Grammar School is based on the belief that for those to whom much has been given, much is expected in return. Our students are often reminded that they are fortunate to attend this school and that service is the foundation of genuine and compassionate leadership. Over the weekend,…

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Good times never seemed so good for Jones House last Friday when they won the Senior School House singing competition with a hearty performance of Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. After nearly 50 years, the soft rock song endures into its third generation of renditions and the version that students and teachers enjoyed on Friday…

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If a School Fair is a reflection of the culture within a school community, then we are fortunate indeed. Blessed with a beautiful autumn day, the 2018 Fair was a great success on all fronts, thanks to the hard work of the Girton Parents and Friends, as well as many students, staff and parents who…

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