EDUCATION

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...

HSC to go ahead despite COVID-19 crisis

Dipti Singh Education officials in NSW recently confirmed that the HSC exams will take place as the COVID-19 outbreak left students confused and nervous about what shape this year's HSC will now take in their final year. The HSC is Australia's High School Credential...

At-Home Learning – The Five Key Rules

Isabella Ross With the current COVID-19 situation affecting our children’s access to education, now it is more important than ever to maintain a productive and positive at-home learning environment. For parents who have the ability to work from home, they are now...

Why a New Language is Worthwhile

Nicholas Grant Learning a new language can either be a rewarding hobby or a daunting task. It is widely acknowledged that studying new vocabularies can have a range of beneficial effects, and in today’s increasingly interconnected world, the demand for language skills...

How to Cope During HSC

Isabella Ross HSC exams are scheduled to be held across NSW in over 750 exam centres staffed by over 7,500 supervisors and presiding officers this month. In the lead up to the first day of exams, students are encouraged to try their best, study and look for some...

Primary School: Free Dental Checks

Isabella Ross Now kids will not have the excuse to pass up the dentist! Mobile dentist clinics will be visiting primary schools across NSW in a bid to set students up with a lifetime of sound dental hygiene. The new initiative was announced last week by Premier Gladys...

School Holiday Fun

Tita Smith Make a Kite With the windy weather picking up, making a kite is the perfect craft activity for the autumn school holidays. Not only are they affordable and simple to make, once the kids have assembled and decorated them, they will have a new exciting toy to...

Marking the end of HSC 2018

Isabella Ross Earlier this week, HSC results were released to the 2018 cohort of NSW high school students, anxiously waiting to see whether their expectations and aspirations were met. To celebrate those who excelled by topping this year’s Higher School Certificate...

Career Spotlight: Media

Hannah Prasad This month Sydney Observer spoke exclusively to Jade Hodge, the Channel Manager for the New Zealand Territory for BBC Studios. She gave us an insight into her industry, what a typical day consists of, and how individuals looking to pursue a career in...

CAREER SPOTLIGHT: NURSING

Hannah Prasad and Isabella Ross To aid students in the challenging quest to discover which occupation they wish to pursue, Sydney Observer has founded a new feature within our Education section of the website– the Career Spotlight. We spoke exclusively with...

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