Resilience has been identified as the ability to adapt or recover after a challenging or adverse experience. Children need resilience, as they are navigating a complex world with a rapidly flowing stream of information coming at them constantly and forcefully. Their brains are constantly assessing whether they are safe or not. This takes energy and … Continue reading Free parent-child membership to the Moriah Resilience Gym
In May 2018, the NSW Government announced a comprehensive review of the NSW school curriculum from Years K to 12, the first in 20 years. The review was commissioned in response to the Gonski review of Australia’s schooling and was designed to ensure that the NSW education system is properly preparing students for the challenges … Continue reading Could this be the beginning of the end of the HSC and ATAR as we know it?
Moriah is a very busy school, not just during the regular school day but often after school, at night and even on weekends. Last week, which was a short week, I had the privilege of attending or speaking at three events. The first was the Year 11 HSC Achieving Success evening. Students and their parents … Continue reading The value of responsibility
Dear Moriah Family, I would like to take this opportunity as we approach Rosh Hashanah and term break, to reflect on my first term since returning home to Moriah. What a term it has been! It ended on a crescendo with Year K 2020 orientation activities for Rosh Hashanah, a Hamusika'im concert, a moving tribute to … Continue reading The ‘Israel Paradigm’; A solution for today’s Youth
Our children are often our greatest teachers. I have two daughters who now, at twenty-something, have enough life experience and the resources to know when a good thing comes along to share it. Our conversations keep me well informed about the latest trends, new ways of understanding complex contemporary issues, and often offer little gems … Continue reading “Love and work…work and love, that’s all there is” – Sigmund Freud