Kids Speak Out – and this is what they’re telling us they need

Imagine being able to look into the minds of your children and discover what they’re thinking; what they want and need from three of the most important anchors in their lives – parents, school and friends.  On their recent Year 6 excursion to Canberra, surrounded only by trees, bushwalks, wildlife, and many insects with various bushwalks … Continue reading Kids Speak Out – and this is what they’re telling us they need

Staff Culture and the impact on student learning and achievement

Inspired by Stephen R Covey ‘The 8th Habit’: From Effectiveness to Greatness’ Academic Excellence - a by-product of Cultural Excellence Most schools set themselves a goal of improving academic rigour and achieving academic excellence. This may be improving standardised test scores (be it NAPLAN or HSC results), or ranking, or even community perceptions of the school.  … Continue reading Staff Culture and the impact on student learning and achievement