Category: EDUCATION

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 support in the HSC Study Guide 2019. NSW Education Standards Authority Acting CEO Paul Martin said the guide is an invaluable resource for year 12 students. “It’s full of helpful information for parents and carers wanting to know more about the HSC and supporting students to do their best. My advice...

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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 Berejiklian, Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell. The NSW Primary School Mobile Dental Program consists of 35 mobile dental clinics that will provide checks and basic dental care. Over 136,000 primary school children will benefit from the scheme, made...

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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 be proud of and play with for the rest of the holidays. For step-by-step instructions, click here.   Build an Indoor Blanket Fortress Transform any room into a magical clubhouse with the help of spare sheets and blankets, elevated furniture limbs and laundry pegs. In an instant, a whole new...

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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 was a ceremony hosted by the NSW Government. The results have also reinforced the message that students can achieve success in either a public or private schooling sector. An equal number of government to non-government schools were recognised in this year’s First in Course awards.   Education Minister Rob Stokes awarded academic prizes to 127 students from across...

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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 media can get a foot in the door. “I started at BBC Studios four years ago as a Programming Assistant which involved ensuring all shows were delivered to the broadcaster ready to air and maintaining the EPG (Electronic Programming Guide). I then moved onto becoming an Acquisitions Executive where I acquired programmes for all...

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