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Bree Hills
Bree Hills
How Bree Hills revived Canberra Christian School When Bree Hills returned to Canberra to raise her son after a teaching and corporate career, the born and bred Canberran thought it would be good if he went to Canberra Christian School, the same primary she had attended, after all there would be a sense of coming home and her experience there was remembered fondly. What struck Hills was how little had changed physically about the school. What was palatable was that the school was also waning, student numbers were low, 26, the staff transient and not cohesive. The place was anonymous and out of mind and sight for the locals.
Doors closed library open
Doors closed library open
State Library Victoria doors closed, resources very open Australia’s oldest public library is offering free access to a range of collections, eresources and online services while its physical doors are closed.
ATARs a go
ATARs a go
Experts call for ATAR equity measures States and the Commonwealth have agreed that students will graduate with ATARs and the cohort will not have to repeat the year.
Tech lessons
Tech lessons
Activities from fintech experts downloadable The Girls4Tech™ program which has been designed to encourage girls into STEAM has made available a suite of educational resources built on global science and math standards.
Keeping them busy
Keeping them busy
Skills and thrills encourages activities while at home Online camps via Skills and Thrills make sure that kids aren’t stuck in front of the telly or playing video games all day.
Limbo for lessons
Limbo for lessons
Limbo for teachers causing a planning headache In the background of the ‘should we close schools?’ debate, teachers around Australia are frantically trying to prepare months of lesson plans for students at home. Whilst this limbo may be unavoidable, it is creating a headache for teachers
Mark Ritterman, co-founder of MAPPEN
Sky speed internet
Sky speed internet
Wireless solution provides reliable Internet speeds to 1 Gbps Two very different schools – one in country Victoria and another in Melbourne’s inner east – faced the same problem; a shortfall in Internet reliability which was compromising their increasingly IT dependent teaching approach.
Take the leap
Take the leap
Career planning for educators Working with educators and executives across a range of school systems, dynamics and positions, we find many are lacking both the time and knowledge to position themselves for their next step, or to even contemplate what that might look like
Kathryn Taylor, Director and Owner, Turning Point Consulting
Resources and experiences free
Resources and experiences free
Resources and virtual experiences for locked down kids Merlin Entertainments ANZ, owner and operator of SEA LIFE Aquariums, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and other first rate attractions have launched a free education resource portal ‘Merlin’s Education Toolbox’.
Anti stress tips
Anti stress tips
When a pandemic strikes in Year 12 Assoc Prof Joanne Dickson is an expert in mental health, wellbeing and motivation, here she gives you her tips for getting through a doubly stressful Year 12.
Associate Professor Joanne Dickson
Situation OK
Situation OK
Can schools’ IT hold up? In Australia we’re quite lucky as schools are well positioned and have been delivering edge use cases of distance, digital and remote schooling requirements for some years now.
Q&A with Nathan Steiner, Head of Systems and Engineering, Veeam, a data management provider
Doable
Doable
UniSA confident SA schools can transition to online education UniSA’s Head of School: Education, Prof Shane Dawson, believes this will be a challenging period for teachers, students and parents alike, but says the broad ambition of delivering an online curriculum for the majority of the State’s school students is achievable.
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