Category: Education

Celebrate Sydney Writers’ Festival Locally

Matthew Wai After a long halt from all the cancellations and delays from the previous year due to COVID-19, Sydney Writers’ Festival is excited to announce various events occurring in the coming days. Quite a few events as part of the 2021 program are being implemented across the North Shore area, allowing audiences from our community to have a chance in reaching and interacting with some great authors themselves. These events are highly anticipated, with prominent writers presenting their latest works. The theme ‘Within Reach’ is promoted to encourage narrowing the connections between readers and writers in engaging more...

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Premier’s Reading Challenge

Madeleine Taplin The 2021 Premier’s Reading Challenge has just begun, with students from Kindergarten up to Year 9 encouraged to take part in the challenge, reading between 20-30 books for leisure. This year’s challenge is focusing on diversity and representation, showcasing the works of many Indigenous authors and illustrators. Having said that, if you are struggling to get started, here are some great books suggestions. Level K-2: What little one doesn’t love food? The ABC Book of Food by Helen Martin and Judith Simpson, is sure to be a hit, combining their love of food with learning the alphabet!...

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Revolutionary Changes for NSW Education Curriculum

Matthew Wai NSW Department of Education has announced significant changes to the education curriculum as of 2022. With the curriculum evolution announcement, students are soon to be able to select up to twenty new digitally enabled courses, including robotics and engineering, for their HSC, ultimately contributing to their ATAR. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) allows students to get in touch/be exposed to their desired and interested career paths. This early exposure can strengthen their understanding and ability in working in a particular industry for their future career path. “These courses will help students build skills across emerging industries...

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Loreto Normanhurst Virtual Open Day

Join our Virtual Open Day – everything you need, in one place, to help make your choice. This year’s Open Day will be hosted virtually through our curated Open Day Microsite. The Open Day Microsite will bring families the rich offerings of our school through feature presentations, a 360-walkthrough virtual tour of the Primary, Secondary and Boarding Schools, a showcase of Life at Loreto, community engagement opportunities and programs, and live Q&A sessions. You will hear from our Principal, Ms Marina Ugonotti, and other key staff about the Learning, Pastoral and Extra-curricular offerings and programs in Primary, Secondary and...

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Childcare Gets a Funding Boost

More than $11 million in funding has been announced to help preschool and daycare centres improve their services. Preschool and daycare centres across the state will be able to improve their services, with more than $11 million in funding announced this week. The NSW Government’s Quality Learning Environments (QLE) grants provide not-for-profit community and mobile preschools and not-for-profit long day care services across the State with funding of up to $15,000 to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments. Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said that more than 980 early childhood...

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