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Education and Media Politics: Never Simple

Education and Media Politics: Never Simple

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If you casually read the public debate on schools in Australia you will have observed the following “facts”: Fact #1: All Independent schools are large, rich bastions of traditional privilege  Even the educational academics fall prey to such assumptions: "It is generally accepted that ...
And the hits keep coming…..

And the hits keep coming…..

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As ever, term will end and the usual comments about teachers’ excessive holidays will pepper the media, barbeque conversations and commentary between “experts” shared with anyone who will listen. As I have stated before, schools make popular media copy and an easy target for negative ...
Schools: Where good ideas go to die?

Schools: Where good ideas go to die?

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Good ideas solve problems, make things better and make us feel that we are doing something worthwhile. Great ideas inspire us, energise us and change the world for the better. It is, therefore, a shame that so many good and great ideas disappear without a trace or turn into failure o ...
Choose wisely, or…

Choose wisely, or…

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May 24, and over 90 students and their parents gather in the Iona Centre to hear what is in store for them as they prepare to launch into the Higher School Certificate years. (Yes, the students sit the exams, but the parents live through it with them). There are talks, speeches, w ...
In a changing world, does school also need to change?

In a changing world, does school also need to change?

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  The world is changing and many schools are either ignoring the changes and the impact of them on their students or trying to keep up with proven best practice that reflects the world our students will emerge into on graduation. SCAS takes its responsibilities seriously and, ...
Parents and Social Media

Parents and Social Media

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Susan McLean is an expert in cyber-safety. I have attended a number of workshops and presentations by her, and have never been less than impressed by her knowledge and advice. Usually, she speaks about the damage unrestrained online comments can make on our students, but most recently ...
Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017

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After a long break that has included heatwaves, HSC results (stunning), university offers (very pleasing), building, cleaning, enrolment interviews, meetings, class preparations, painting and air-conditioning, SCAS is ready for 2017. There has been a very positive response to our High ...