As we step out of months of lockdown and back into our lives, some of us may tiptoe cautiously, looking over our shoulders, taking care to look up to the left and down to the right and left again, whilst others may run into the new felt freedom full steam ahead, bold and brave. No … Continue reading Wabi-Sabi Principles: Finding the beauty in imperfection
Although the reality of the pandemic is ongoing, it is evident that most Australians are experiencing various levels of transition back to a life that is regarded as more normal than the extreme lockdown experience of the past 3 months. Whilst many children may be excited at the prospect of lockdown restrictions being lifted, others … Continue reading Promoting a Successful Return to School – 7 Steps Teachers Take
(Let's hope this time, we are permanently back at school...) The range of feelings are OK As we commence Term 4, we are all thinking about our children coming back to school in a few weeks. After having been away for so many months, our children’s experiences will vary. Some children, despite the restrictions on … Continue reading Return To School – Take 2
Dedicated to Rabbi J Sacks z”l in honour of his forthcoming first Ya’artzeit. Inspired by his thoughts on the Chaggim September 2017 The soul nourishing wonder and appreciation of creation Delivering a targeted compliment with sincerity and meaning creates a bond and a warm connection between the one delivering and receiving the compliment. Try it … Continue reading Days of Awe; Days of Wonder
In the lead up to Rosh Hashanah I cannot help but cast my mind back to the olden days of 2019 and the memories of frenetic preparation for Rosh Hashanah across the community. This involved the preparation of food for huge gatherings of our nearest and dearest (and the not so dear but you get … Continue reading How Do Children Learn?