EDUCATION

2022 Schools Spectacular!

2022 Schools Spectacular!

Schools Spectacular showcases the creative talents of NSW public school students. The artists range in age from 10 to 18 and will perform as singers, dancers, and musicians. They will perform alongside a 2100-voice choir, 2200 dancers, a 100-piece symphony orchestra,...

Rising Cost of Living on Our Youth

Rising Cost of Living on Our Youth

Pamela Rontziokos With the cost of living dramatically increasing in Australia, young people who live independently are struggling. After paying for weekly expenses like rent, groceries and bills, many are unable to adequately save for a ‘rainy day’ or an investment....

Balancing Screen Time During School Holidays

Balancing Screen Time During School Holidays

Pamela Rontziokos School holidays have come and gone. For children, school holidays mean roaming the backyard, hanging out with family and friends, and even getting up to some sneaky mischief.  Yet in our digitalised world, Tik Tok, phones, iPads and PlayStation...

2 To Do’s in Ku-ring-gai These School Holidays

2 To Do’s in Ku-ring-gai These School Holidays

These school holidays, Ku-ring-gai Local Council and The Kur-ring-gai Arts and Culture Festival are offering opportunities to keep kids active and entertained.  There is something to do for all age groups – primary to high schoolers! We’ve listed the top two must...

Tech Neck

The COVID pandemic has had huge ramifications. Among these, and something which you may not have considered, is an increase in spinal problems from scrolling on phones and other devices. Research from the Australian Chiropractors Association's (ACA) shows that as a...

Is blue light worth the hype?

Is blue light worth the hype?

Jay Houhlias Blue light blocker glasses are the new fad. But why? Well, blue light is one of the spectrum colours. There is blue light which comes from the sun, but the artificial form of blue light comes to us through our digital devices. This is the type of blue...

Unpacking the 4-Day Working Week

Unpacking the 4-Day Working Week

Sydney Observer Contributor Thursday could very well become the new Friday if changes are made to the working week. This does sound like the ideal situation for many Australians, in particular for maintaining a more sustainable work/life balance. However, there is...

Pathways to University

Pathways to University

Sydney Observer Contributor Not receiving the ATAR needed to enter a specific course can be demotivating. After years of studying students may feel all their hard work has been wasted. Fortunately, this is not the case as there are alternative entries that can lead...

Back to School

Back to School

Sara Zarriello A child’s mind is in a constant phase of development. It absorbs everything that is seen, heard, smelt, tasted and touched. The past few months of lockdown have limited the breadth of things for children to absorb. Parents aren’t the only ones pining...

Maximising Creativity in the Classroom

Maximising Creativity in the Classroom

Sara Zarriello Research shows that the classroom doesn’t have to be strictly black and white to be effective. In fact, having a bit of grey could transform the experiences of not only students but teachers too. The overwhelming understanding from educational...

Tips and Tricks for HSC Success

Tips and Tricks for HSC Success

Madeleine Taplin The Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations are looming on the horizon. For every child in the education system, the final Year 12 exams are often something approached with a sense of uncertainty, fear and anxiety. So, how do we ensure that...

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