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  • Celebrating learning for all

    A big event on the school calendar is grandparents day’. It is where students have the opportunity to invite grandparents into classrooms to showcase their learning. Like school open days, these events usually only occur once a year. Read more...
  • Post Holiday Blues

    It’s always interesting to ask how young people feel about going back to school at the end of school holidays. Their facial expressions are often a good indicator. Read more...
  • Student Led Conferences

    Every school has their own version of the report, which can provide a lot of information or sometimes little information about a child’s progress. These communication channels are usually dominated by one voice: the teacher’s. Read more...
  • Lunchbox responsibility

    Preparing school lunches is often like heading into battle. Having prepared lunches for three children, I understand the challenges working parents face each night. All of us want our kids to eat healthy but the reality is that cost and convenience also influence what ends up in lunchboxes. Read more...
  • Re-thinking careers

    Given the changing nature of work today and the recognition that young people will have several careers over their working life, it is time to re-think the role of careers advisors. Read more...
  • Learning to make a difference

    Schools involved in fundraising rely on the generosity of their parent community who are always incredibly supportive. Still, I wonder if would should be asking our students for a more long-term commitment when it comes to supporting charitable organisations.
  • Why student and parent voices are so valuable

    If you’re a customer of a major bank or insurer, then it’s likely you would have received an invitation to complete a customer feedback survey. Read more...
  • Teaching is a team sport

    There is a common expression in sporting circles that the best team is only as a good as its weakest player. So building the competence and skills of the weakest player makes good sense. Read more...
  • Faith in the Future

    The changing nature of the world means that schools exist in an increasingly competitive marketplace. There are more education choices available. There are also greater demands on schools and greater expectations. Schools in the 21st century are no longer closed shops - they are open, dynamic learning communities. Read more...
  • Nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

    There is a view among some that Australian students are falling behind because schools are too focused on teaching what are sometimes referred to ‘soft-skills’ like creativity and collaboration. Read more...
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