We do just about everything we can to make sure that our children don’t struggle. It's natural to want to protect them. However, as shocking as this may sound, we are actually making a terrible mistake. Research shows that struggling is absolutely critical to mastery and that the highest achieving people in the world are … Continue reading What to say when your child wants to ‘give up’
Music is the great ‘uniter’ of people – it offers a kind of pleasure and purpose, across cultures and communities, ages and abilities, a ‘meeting place’ that drives connection and feeling. This is an age-old understanding – Aristotle agreed that “When we hear music (and poetry) our very soul is altered.” As music is so … Continue reading “If music be the food of love, play on”
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