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 

Monday 28 February

Swimming Carnival

 

Saturday 2 March 

Working Bee, 8.45am-12.00pm

 

Thursday 7 March

Year 7 Social evening, 6.30pm

 

Friday 8 March

International Women's Day Breakfast, 7.30am 

Purchase tickets HERE

 

Monday 11 March

Labour Day public holiday

 

Friday 15 March

SRC Free Dress day

 

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

 

TERM 2 - 2019

Monday 22 April

Easter Monday, public holiday

 

Tuesday 23 April

Term 2 begins

 

 

 

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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

 

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