Category: Education

Are you on the Right Career Path?

Eliza Cusack Are you interested in undergoing further study or changing your career path? These changes can be overwhelming and it’s often hard to know where to start. The following resources have made it a lot easier to find an answer and break down your next move.  Finding a New Course: With 35 Australian university campuses alone, choosing where to study your next course can be confusing. The following two sites are great for helping you narrow your choices down.  Course seeker is a great site that allows you to type in a keyword and see all of the...

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COVID-Safe HSC Guidelines Announced

Isabella Ross HSC is around the corner and for Year 12 students it has evidently been a challenging year! With the final exams set to begin on October 20, the date is slowly creeping up on students. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said students need to be reassured that everything is being done to make sure they can sit their HSC without disruption. “HSC trials were held without major incident and we are now working with schools to implement guidelines and procedures that reduce the risk of a COVID-19 disruption for our HSC students,” Ms Mitchell said. “We are...

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Styles of Learning

Tayla Foster Every student learns differently, some respond to a visual stimulus, others are auditory learners, some students respond better to creative lessons and others prefer the quiet one on one time to learn independently. This makes us feel for teachers trying to educate 30 students per classroom with varying ability and learning requirements. To allow students to reach their limitless potential we must first unlock the type of learner they are and how to properly cater to their needs. Challenge Have you ever read that your child might be easily distracted in class, constantly talking and distracting others?...

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A Blessing in Disguise

Tayla Foster Schools around Sydney have successfully completed their rocky first semester and are charging forward into Term 3 for the start of their final semester of the year. The nightmare of home learning has drifted off into a distant memory and we can confidently state that is to the great delight of parents across Sydney. Throughout the time of home distance learning, many parents were shocked to find out the levels in which their child had been learning at. It came as shock to parents to learn that their child had been falling behind within their studies. Many...

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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 screaming match between parent and child shackled with the constraints of frustration, confusion and a sheer lack of interest. You’ve been battling with your child, your frustration with the school and have work of your own to do. The day in, day out arguments beg the question, is it too much, or not enough?...

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