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
Moriah is not immune to the challenges facing teenagers growing up in today’s world. Whether it be managing technology addiction, social media or exposure to alcohol and drugs, parenting is more complex than ever before. Issues that once were never dealt with by schools are impacting on the lives of our students while at school. … Continue reading The Challenges facing Adolescents – Keeping your child safe in an ever changing world
I find it interesting to observe the reactions of others as I address them. Be it in a large group, small group or even individually, it is easy to see who is present and attentive and who is just present physically. Being present, being in the here and now, is becoming more of a challenge … Continue reading How do our students maintain their sense of balance when constantly being asked to do more?