One of the highlights of my week is making Havdalah for the little children attending the Early Learning Centres on a Monday morning. Last week, just before I started singing, I tried to explain to the children that it felt like yesterday was Monday and that I was just there but in fact a whole … Continue reading Breaking the Groundhog Day Cycle
During the extended lockdown in Sydney, the impact on students has largely been focused on Year 12, and the HSC. While this is important, research indicates that the foundations of knowledge and learning in the Early Years of schooling sets the trajectory for success through High School and into adulthood. For this reason, it is … Continue reading Online Learning in Primary Schools – Priorities, Best Practice and Pathways to the Future
Being a parent has always been the most wonderful but also the most challenging part of my life. Pre-children we often have romanticized ideals about the joys of being a parent. I remember the day my son was born was one of the happiest days of my life. No one can describe to you the … Continue reading Looking After Yourself
“If you want to change the word, start off by making your bed” - Admiral William McRaven Dare I say that one of the greatest gifts of this strange moment in time, is the gift of time itself. We have been given permission as well as the opportunity to enjoy more time set at a lower frequency; … Continue reading The Gift of Time
Usually, I find it pretty easy to write an opinion piece for a school newsletter. I’ve been doing it for so many years now that I can generally find something topical to present to the school community without too much effort. However; this week for the first time in a long career I am really … Continue reading IT IS OK NOT TO BE OK!