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Applying to College: The Global Perspective
In today’s highly competitive job market, candidates with a global outlook and strong cross-cultural competencies are viewed favourably by employers. As a School therefore, we have a pivotal role to play in helping our students build the skills and networks valued by employers and external stakeholders.
Investing in our staff
"An adult who is always learning, will raise young women who are always learning. " Dr Briony Scott
Student Blog: Pursuit of perfection
At our Principal’s Assembly this week, Mya (Year 11) spoke about the link between perfectionism and failure.
Student Blog - Embracing failure
Isobel (Year 11) reminded us all at our Principal’s Assembly this week, that the biggest, most transformative moments of our lives often come through crisis or failure.
Student Blog: Accept yourself
At Assembly this week, Chloe (Year 11) spoke about her personal struggles with self-acceptance.
Student Blog: Everybody makes mistakes
Olivia (Year 11) is our new Head Prefect, but like everyone, has had her fair share of failure. Here’s her advice on how to deal with it.
Student Blog: Face your fear
When Jasmine (Year 10), Lily (Year 9) and Isabella (Year 8) were asked to speak at Assembly, they had to confront their fear of being imperfect. Here is what they had to say.
Student Blog: Lest we forget
Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Isabella (Year 11) gave this speech at a special Remembrance Day Assembly this week.
Student Blog: Life in our Boarding House
What’s boarding like at Wenona? This week, Jessica, our new Boarding Prefect for 2018-2019, gave us the lowdown on food, friends and fitting in.
Student Blog: Living with regret
Claudia and Sophie in Year 10 address the concepts of living with regret and seeing failure as ‘a lack of success’.
Student Blog: Peace and Gratitude Day
On Tuesday, Paige (Year 11) spoke at our Principal’s Assembly about the importance of celebrating Peace and Gratitude Day, and acknowledging the many freedoms we take for granted here in Australia.
Student Blog: Promoting girl power
To commemorate the United Nations Annual International Day of the Girl Child, girls from across the year groups spoke at our Principal’s Assembly this week, about how to promote girl power.
Student Blog: The dangerous act of comparison
Claudia (Year 11) is one of the Performing Arts Prefects for 2018/2019, otherwise known as one of the leaders of the performing arts cult. And she’s a perfectionist.
Student Blog: Wear sunscreen everyone!
This week, Zara (Year 11) offered up some sage words of wisdom to Senior School: never compare yourself to anyone else. Oh and wear sunscreen!
Teaching music in Arnhem Land
Coldplay, Peer Gynt & crocodiles. My journey began in Nhulunbuy, a remote mining town about two hours by air from Cairns. As my plane swooped down towards the runway, I was overwhelmed by colour: red earth; green eucalypt scrub; an expanse of blue sky; and in the distance, a wisp of grey bushfire smoke.
The fascinating Physics of CERN
More than squiggly lines. With its television footage of rocket launches and moon walks, the exploration of our universe never fails to capture the imagination.
The Kodály Method and its impact on our music students
When I arrived at Wenona in 2015, I was impressed by the scale of the Music program, which encompasses a K-12 curriculum and a broad range of co-curricular ensembles.
Weekly Student Blog
At our Principal’s Assembly this week, Nina, our outgoing Head Prefect (2017/2018) gave these words of advice to her student cohort as she handed over the reins to the new student leadership team.
Weekly Student Blog
During the winter holidays, Sibel (Year 11) attended the Envision Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC and New York City.
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