Steering Girls into the Future

I find the final Year 12 Assembly beautiful and difficult. It’s the combination of the piper leading our tartan-clad Year 12s into the Hall to the tune of Highland Cathedral; the poignancy of the Chamber Choir singing… Read more ›

ARDENS SED VIRENS | Burning Yet Flourishing

Those of us fortunate enough to hear Fairholme ‘old’ girl, Libby Munro speak with impressive eloquence and insight at ‘Presenting Fairholme’ on Friday evening came to understand a practical interpretation… Read more ›

Perseverance Outweighs Talent

Perseverance Outweighs Talent 27 October 2017 It’s Sunday and I am sitting in the Cameron Room of the Homestead along with a number of Old Girls and staff as we enjoy brunch and a FOGA Artists’ Panel that includes… Read more ›

Much Ado about That

I have a serious confession to make. I did not watch either the AFL or NRL football Grand Finals this year. This is the first time ever, that I can remember. And it was MY ‘date identification’ error, not my… Read more ›

Pay It Forward

At the New Farm Community Centre in Brisbane there is a blackboard beside their coffee van with the prices of available coffee. From memory, a flat white costs $4, as does a cappuccino, but, more importantly, for $2 you… Read more ›

The Quest for Connection…

If there is one thematic thread that has emerged with clarity from the strategic planning process we are working through, it’s about the need we all have for connection: real connection. I guess I was hoping for a… Read more ›