Category: Education

GCS Gallery’s New Exhibit

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is set to present works by three Sydney based artists, Jan Handel, Melinda Marshman and Lisa Woolfe. The works created for this exhibition are a response to the practice of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing. Originating in Japan in the 1980s, Shinrin-yoku refers to the practice of being in nature and connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Each artist brings their unique approach to present an engaging exhibition that includes large scale oil paintings, installation and drawings in space. Jan Handel: her installation bathes the viewer in gentle...

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Summer Skills Program

Young people, school-leavers and job seekers are encouraged to get involved in the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery program. The program offers coverage of a range of industry areas, with something to suit all. The courses are predominantly centric to industries identified as in need of employers and job growth – i.e. STEM-related fields. However, if STEM is not to your suiting, there are plenty of arts, health, food and retail resources available. “There are more than 100,000 fee-free training places available for people in NSW as the workforce looks to reskill, retrain and redeploy in a post-COVID-19 economy,”...

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The 2020 Great Book Swap

Eliza Cusack Get your school learning about indigenous culture through the Great Book Swap! An Australian not-for-profit, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation is holding the Great Book Swap of 2020, which is a fundraising event, providing students in Australian schools a chance to learn about Indigenous culture and literacy. The charity has been operating for 10 years and strives towards creating equal opportunities for children living in remote communities. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has to this date, helped 400 remote communities, supplied 500,000 books and published 90 children’s books about Aboriginal history and culture. Manager Jane Parker said, “having this...

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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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