“The focal point of Jewish life is the transmission of a heritage across the generations” - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks The last week has been another extraordinary one in the life of Moriah College, a week redolent in meaning, that clearly defines who we are and why we exist. Two years ago, on the 75th … Continue reading Honouring our heritage
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?
Last week, I was fortunate to be present at Moriah's first official TEDx Youth event, organised by members of our Year 12 Student Leadership Council with support from some of our staff. I have seen many TEDx talks on YouTube, and to actually stand on the red circular carpet with the famous TEDx letters behind … Continue reading “We are never the victims of circumstance”: the secret to Jewish success and survival throughout the ages
The use of e-cigarettes is on the rise, particularly among high school students in Australia, and, given that the use of these devices is a relatively new phenomenon, we felt it important to provide students and parents with some relevant background information. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to produce a vapour … Continue reading The new addiction: we need to stop our teens before the effects can’t be undone
To date, we have been privileged to host a range of blue chip speakers as part of our Parent-Educator Centre of Excellence series at Moriah College. Dr Judith Locke, Dr Dee O’Connor, and Dr Michael Carr-Gregg spoke about different aspects of child development and all referenced one key developmental concept; the idea of nature versus … Continue reading The Role of Moriah in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate