Tuesday, November 21 2017

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Change Your Game

Change Your Game

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"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."    John D. Rockefeller Everybody looks to success to learn how to replicate what the “winners” do... What happens when the success stories you are emulating suddenly say,  “We’ve been winning the wrong race” and change? ...
The Dawson Library: A Modern Learning Space

The Dawson Library: A Modern Learning Space

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Have you been inside the Dawson Library? When? If you have not been in there recently, you might be in for a bit of a surprise! In the past our library looked a bit like this picture - all books, shelves and few/no people! In many schools the library is a place of s ...
Careers Education: The Future is NOW!

Careers Education: The Future is NOW!

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“What got us here is not necessarily what will get us to the next stage.” The world has changed. Jobs have changed. Schools are changing. So why can’t the way we deal with “Careers” be reimagined to reflect the world today’s and tomorrow’s graduates will find after they leave scho ...
Success is a Funny Thing

Success is a Funny Thing

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Success is a funny thing. Sometimes what looks like failure turns out to be success (in the long run). For several years I have had the opportunity to teach students a Higher School Certificate unit based on the film “Blade Runner” - one of my favourite all time movies. And I am looki ...
Primary Leadership Team 2018

Primary Leadership Team 2018

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Head of Primary 2018 After an extensive search and interview process, St Columba Anglican School is pleased to announce that Ms Shannon Rosewood has accepted the position of Head of Primary School, commencing 2018. Ms Rosewood has a Masters of Special Education and has worked at a ...
Changes in the SCAS Leadership Structure

Changes in the SCAS Leadership Structure

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Throughout its relatively brief history SCAS has seen significant changes to the campus, with new buildings and facilities being developed to support and enhance the educational experience of our students. These changes have been in recognition that the world outside SCAS is changing rap ...
Passing the Baton…

Passing the Baton…

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As a new school, we have limited experience in handing over significant responsibilities to a replacement. 2017 sees some significant changes within the school leadership. Earlier this year we commenced farewelling our Foundation Chaplain, Rev. Duncan McArthur. Staff, friends and ...
Judging by Appearance

Judging by Appearance

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Judging a school by its appearance? Is that smart? SCAS looks good - I mean physically good. The new Iona Performing Arts Centre, the Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre, the gardens, the classrooms, the grounds, the Iona Sports Centre, the Library etc. all look good (actually very, ...
Success: Is it in our heads?

Success: Is it in our heads?

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“What if changing your mindset was the key to changing your life? And the key to transformation could be accepting that, yes, you can be busy but you can also make important steps towards reaching your goals and dreams” -  Sophie Scott, ABC News. Changing the way we think about our li ...
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

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I know we are supposed to learn from the journey and not focus on the destination too much but that doesn’t seem to work when you are on the highway with children in the car! It does not matter that our cars are air-conditioned, that headphones can end the argument about what we will ...