Happy New Years everyone! All the best for the coming year!
Have you ever been shocked or disappointed with your child’s End Of Year Report? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because you know you have done your bit. You’ve got them to school on time with all the books and bits and pieces they will need, fed them well, made sure they’ve done their […]
That time of year has arrived again- exam time. This post is written for the thousands of parents who have a student about to commence end of year exams. Have you ever tried to coax a student through the Year 12 exam period? If so, you’ll know that it’s a difficult time because you want […]
Have you ever wondered why so many kids these days have trouble with spelling? Have you ever wondered why so many kids mix up simple words like which to/too/two or their/there/they’re to use? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because there is so much incorrect spelling used in our community today in advertising, product […]
75 years ago, the Superintendant of Public Schools in Cincinnati was a man called George Reavis. George was concerned about how schools approached the difficult task of education so he wrote a fable called: The Animal School. This is what he wrote: “Once upon a time the animals decided they must do something heroic […]
According to my Pocket Oxford Dictionary, to educate means, “Bring up a child: train mentally and morally: provide schooling for”. So what does education mean for us today as parents, teachers, schools and associated professionals, who work at the coalface of educating our young folk? If we listen to ‘the media’ and our politicians, we […]