Guest Blog


“If it is to be, it is up to me”: A Teachers Journey

“If it is to be, it is up to me”: A Teachers Journey – by Lachlan Heshusius (Peak Coordinator, St. Laurence’s College)   When I graduated from university, I knew the busyness of Brisbane wasn’t for me. I longed for open roads, bushland and the sense of adventure. So, I applied for a teaching position in Mount Isa – the largest town in Queensland’s northwestern frontier. I got the job and literally had to look it up Mount Isa on the map to find out where it was. This was a big move – for a bunch of reasons. It was…


Facebook: To ‘like’ or ‘unlike’, that is the question

by Matt Smith, Head of Student Wellbeing – Brisbane Boys Grammar Last year, Facebook turned 10 years old. I’ve had a Facebook account since 2008 and I’m one of 1.44 billion monthly active users.And I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook can be a hazard to your mental health. I’ll explain why. My Facebook use is primarily threefold: To share photos (occasionally) To post a comment (rarely) To appease my inner-voyeur (regularly) It’s the latter that accounts for 95 per cent of my Facebook use. In the same way that one can learn a lot about a person by examining…