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Opening Educational Opportunities for Gifted and Talented Students

Being gifted or talented can be exciting, confusing or frustrating for the young person – and for parents and teachers.

There are questions about identifying and defining ‘gifted’, providing emotional support and the right educational opportunities. 323 more words

General News

Beware of the NAPLAN Trojan Horse

Research about education in Australia is valuable as long as it is not commissioned to support a cause.

We respond to many media requests for comment on research but we are often disappointed to find that it has been initiated by opponents of non-government schooling or undertaken to make a case against fair funding for the Independent sector. 325 more words

General News

John Dewey's Dimes: Should Your School be More Like a Start-up? 4 Ways it Should be

Schools are institutions.  Schools have traditions.  Schools have standards.  Those that go to a school, especially and private, independent school, like to see it look exactly the way they left it when they return for Homecoming.   1,390 more words

21st Century Learning

Don't dismiss the humanities... Op Ed by Nicholas Kristoff

For those of us who have chosen a career in education, this piece harkens back to what we are most likely to think of as our bread and butter; yes the world and our workplace is a more hospitable host to those seeking employment in some of the technical areas: coding, computer science and engineering, but those very same individuals are NOT employable if they are incapable of working cooperatively with others, capable of expressing their opinion orally and in writing and able to negotiate and compromise and read the interpersonal clues evident in everyday interactions. 40 more words

Childhood Development

Annual Art Exhibition

Our aim has always been to showcase achievement through the arts and raise the profile of Member Schools and our organisation but with the support of Independent schools in Victoria we are achieving much more. 283 more words

General News

Summer Writing Part V

Brooks has a great library, I must say. Janette went with me to play in the Luce Library stacks for a conference presentation proposal that will consist of faculty members from some of the most elite boarding schools in the nation. 35 more words

Independent Schools

Screen limits

As parents and teachers, we all know that too much screen time is not a good thing.  And yet, many of us are so addicted to our own phones and tablets we hardly have the energy to monitor how our children are spending their time! 270 more words