Category: Education

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 tasked to look after and keep an eye on the kids who will eventually begin learning from home. So, to help with the monumental task, we have devised a few quick and easy tips that should be beneficial for any child currently or about to undertake at-home education. 1. Follow Instructions: Most schools are now either in...

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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 is only rising. Here are some reasons why learning a new language could set you on the right path for 2020. An Active Hobby Nowadays, we are all victims of simply switching on a screen and blocking out the world for hours. Instead, testing the waters of a foreign lexicon is a far more active and stimulating...

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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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