“We are never the victims of circumstance”: the secret to Jewish success and survival throughout the ages

Last week, I was fortunate to be present at Moriah's first official TEDx Youth event, organised by members of our Year 12 Student Leadership Council with support from some of our staff. I have seen many TEDx talks on YouTube, and to actually stand on the red circular carpet with the famous TEDx letters behind … Continue reading “We are never the victims of circumstance”: the secret to Jewish success and survival throughout the ages

The new addiction: we need to stop our teens before the effects can’t be undone

The use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, particularly among high school students in Australia, and, given that the use of these devices is a relatively new phenomenon, we felt it important to provide students and parents with some relevant background information.  Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to produce a vapour … Continue reading The new addiction: we need to stop our teens before the effects can’t be undone

The Role of Moriah in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate

To date, we have been privileged to host a range of blue chip speakers as part of our Parent-Educator Centre of Excellence series at Moriah College. Dr Judith Locke, Dr Dee O’Connor, and Dr Michael Carr-Gregg spoke about different aspects of child development and all referenced one key developmental concept; the idea of nature versus … Continue reading The Role of Moriah in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate