EDUCATION

Homework or No Work?

Tayla Foster A parent’s weekday nightmare, when the crumpled-up pieces of paper from the bottom of a child's bag is placed on the table filled with sticky textures and dread. The argument begins, with a promise of getting it done later, further developing into a...

Graduating in a Pandemic

Eliza Cusack Around 300,000 university students graduate every year, which means that there are thousands of students who are graduating in what will probably be the most unprecedented time in their lives. Due to the state bans on the numbers allowed at large...

Strengthening Mathematics Skills – the new focus

Isabella Ross STEM-related subjects have been at the forefront of education dialogue recently, particularly a focus on mathematics and science. Research has shown that Aussie kids are falling behind in their mathematic skills, therefore igniting a worry among parents,...

An opportunity to celebrate writing

Dipti Singh Storyathon is a free online event that encourages years 3-8 grade students from Australia and New Zealand to write a 100-word microstory. With more than 3000 classrooms participating, Storyathon has already proven extremely successful and it has produced...

The North Shore’s Local eLibrary

Isabella Ross Ku-ring-gai eLibrary is one of the best resources available to locals on the North Shore. With an abundance of digital platforms, magazines, ebooks, audiobooks and streaming services available, this Ku-ring-gai Council initiative is a must-know for all...

Distance Learning, a Parent’s Nightmare

Tayla Foster Across the country students for the first time in their life have missed the mundane and once dreaded notion of going to school. But nobody seems to miss it more than their parents. Distance learning has presented itself to be the new coming of age...

Inclusive Online Education

Nicholas Grant The transition from physical to virtual classrooms has been a challenging experience for many students. However, despite affecting an estimate 18% of Australians, students with disabilities or who require additional learning support have largely been...

Stay Focused with these Productivity Tips

Dipti Singh Do you find it challenging to stay organised and be productive at the same time? With examinations approaching, lots of students might be getting stressed thinking about how to manage time better and arrange your days accordingly. Fortunately, technology...

Podcast suggestions to beat lockdown blues

Johanna Rumphorst With most of the lockdown measures still in place, indoor entertainment like Netflix, Spotify and podcasts hold as much importance more than ever. In particular, podcasts are the perfect distraction to take your mind off things, without affecting...

From High School to University

Nicholas Grant The coming months mark a period of anxiety and indecisiveness for many Year 12 students, with HSC exams and major works permanently fixed in the back of their minds. It is no secret that the penultimate years of schooling are stressful. But, with the...

Book Recommendations to Keep you Entertained

Johanna Rumphorst, Long before Coronavirus, social distancing and a nationwide lockdown, famed author Mason Cooley once said, “reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Just because we can’t leave the house right now, doesn’t mean we can’t...

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