Wednesday, July 15, 2020

WHEN DID GIRLS GET SO SMART?

It would surprise most to learn that in last year’s NAPLAN, girls outperformed boys in every test at every year level. Take a moment...

HELL WEEK IS COMING!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Hell Week in Australia. Week 7, Term 3 has been identified as the toughest week of the school year...

HOW DANCE WILL MAKE PRINCE GEORGE FIT TO BE KING

Gorgeous little Prince George of Cambridge will have ballet lessons at his new primary school. As you can imagine, the establishment is torn. On...

WHY IS SCHOOL DISCIPLINE SO COMPLICATED?

Discipline is probably the worst part of the job for any principal, deputy or teacher. We set boundaries to protect kids and to help...

WHAT IS A DAY AT SCHOOL REALLY LIKE?

We think we know exactly what school is like. After all, we went to school! But the reality is, our experiences were a long...

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE FINAL EXAMS

If you have a child who is starting their final exams in the next couple of weeks, you might be feeling a bit stressed....

HOW TO HELP KIDS TO BREAK THE FRUSTRATION BARRIER

On Sunday I did an art workshop. It was an unusual decision given that I have very little experience or talent. In fact, I’m...

THE DEATH OF THE MALE TEACHER

Most people remember at least some of their teachers from primary school. I remember every single one. They had a huge impact on me....

WHAT GIRLS WANT

Girls want things to be fair. Girls want good relationships. Girls want clear communication. A recent student forum held at Santa Maria College into how teenage girls want to...

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD SCHOOL?

You can tell a school that is doing well. Itself promotes. Staff brag and share results, parents congratulate themselves on their good choice and...