Monday, December 17 2018

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What Success Really Is

What Success Really Is

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Success (definition): noun The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Synonyms:  favourable outcome, successfulness, favourable result, successful outcome, positive result, victory, triumph They came back from the competition wearing medals almost as big as their smiles. Their pictur ...
We all want to be loved

We all want to be loved

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Humans love to be loved. One of the best kept secrets of happiness is to love and take care of others. Caring for others enhances happiness levels. All of us have an intense desire to be loved and nurtured. The need to be loved, as Bowlby’s and others’ experiments have shown, could be ...
Advantage SCAS Student

Advantage SCAS Student

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This Wednesday I had the honour of addressing the Higher School Certificate class of 2019 at a service and breakfast meeting with their parents. In my address I reminded them that as they enter the competitive world of the HSC, that they had certain advantages that made them more like ...
The Right to Discriminate?

The Right to Discriminate?

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Anything to do with schools makes good copy! Our community is most likely aware of a particular letter signed by a number of my Sydney Anglican colleagues, and the media storm it has generated. Anglican schools' exclusion letter is at odds with the values we were taught in class -  M ...
No Silver Bullet

No Silver Bullet

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In this, the age of great change and scientific achievements, we have become so used to great strides forward that we seem to have developed a sense that for every problem there must be a silver bullet or miracle cure. And if there isn’t, there should be! This can lead to single incid ...
Be strong and courageous

Be strong and courageous

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Good advice. And what is the school’s role in enabling both strength and courage in the face of an increasingly complex ...
Does our School have “grit”?

Does our School have “grit”?

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(And why it should if it doesn't) “High achievers have extraordinary stamina. Even if they are already at the top of their game, they’re always striving to improve. Even if their work requires sacrifice, they remain in love with what they do. Even when easier paths beckon, their commitm ...
The Eeyore View of Education

The Eeyore View of Education

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“Education experts lash out at Australian schooling system.” (October 9, News.com.au) "You just stay here in this one corner of the Forest waiting for the others to come to you.” (Eeyore), A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner. A recent episode of the ABC’s Q&A on education gave ...
Good is the Enemy of Great

Good is the Enemy of Great

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We are good but we can be great. One of the pre-eminent books about creating a great organisation is Jim Collins’ Good to Great. GOOD TO GREAT: This book addresses a single question: can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? Based on a five-year research project co ...
Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

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Parents know the danger of saying one thing and doing another and being caught out by their children. We know you lose integrity and authority if you are found to be even vaguely hypocritical, allowing a gap between what you preach and what you do. So why is it that Australian educ ...