De Bono Institute Australia


Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is the only accredited de Bono school in Australia. Edward de Bono is widely regarded as the leading authority in the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. He argues thinking must be learned just like swimming or cooking and that these skills help us take charge, make better choices and decisions, consider possibilities and make things happen. It is not just a matter of intelligence. He says some highly intelligent people can be poor thinkers.

Teachers at the College are accredited to deliver de Bono learning techniques and the school maintains a very close relationship with the de Bono Institute in Australia.

At Canterbury Girls' Secondary College we believe that the de Bono thinking techniques will better equip students to face and deal with future challenges and enable them to apply more rigour to their academic work. Through these teaching techniques, students from Year 7 begin to expand their thinking and perception skills in order to help them consider all factors. This approach to thinking is developed as students move though the College and underpins the approach to the development of leadership skills in College student leaders.

These proven techniques not only nurture self confidence and a passion for learning but they also facilitate consideration for others' point of view. The culture of thinking at Canterbury Girls' Secondary College encourages creativity, innovation, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking in order to promote thinking for the 21st Century.



Events

 

TERM 1 - 2019  

 

Friday 15 March

Tickets for House Chorals go on sale today

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Tuesday 26 March

General Assembly – Blazers required

 

Wednesday 3 April

House Chorals Performance Evening 1

 

Thursday 4 April

House Chorals Performance Evening 2

 

Friday 5 April

House Chorals Adjudication Day

 

Last Day of Term 1

2.30pm finish

 

Saturday 6 April

Uniform Shop open today

10.00am-12.00pm

Purchase your winter uniforms

 

 

TERM 2 - 2019

Monday 22 April

Easter Monday, public holiday

 

Tuesday 23 April

Term 2 begins

 

Saturday 27 April

Uniform Shop open today

10.00am-12.00pm

Purchase your winter uniforms

 

Monday 29 April

CGSC Open day 

School tours will run at 9.30am and 1.00pm

CLICK HERE to book a tour.

Information evening 7.00pm - 8.30pm

(no bookings necessary)

 


 

Curriculum Day Dates 2019

Term 2

Friday 14 June 2019

 

Term 4

Monday 4 November 2019

 

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Term Dates 2019

Term 1

31 January - 5 April

 

Term 2

23 April - 28 June

 

Term 3

15 July - 20 September

 

Term 4

7 October - 20 December

 

Curriculum Day Dates 2019

Term 2

Friday 14 June 2019

 

Term 4

Monday 4 November 2019

 

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