How to get ready for the first day of Prep. Our Prep teachers and parents share some experiences and insights. With a little bit of planning the first day of Prep can be a smooth and easy transition – at least for the children!
Schools across the diocese embraced the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) through guest speakers, displays and hands-on activities during Science Week. Students at St Joseph’s School, Parramatta Park showcased to their parents and the wider Cairns community what young students of today are doing to prepare themselves for the future […]
What are the key values that define a Catholic school and a Catholic education? How do those values become part of a school’s culture and curriculum? How might a Catholic education help define our future lives? A discussion with leading religious educator Dr Tom Groome from Boston College, USA. 18:10 minutes
Are ‘cloud grannies’ part of the future in how we engage our students in and out of school hours? See the TED talk by the inspiring Sugata Mitra about his educational journey that started with a ‘hole in the wall’ computer in an Indian slum. Also a link to a story about this program in […]
What is the value of schools working in clusters? What is an outward facing school? What might be the implications for school leaders, teachers, and families. Leading UK educator and thought leader Maggie Farrar discusses the benefits of schools working together. 15:57 minutes
Are our schools a welcoming place for parents? What can be done to integrate school learning with learning in a home environment? Canadian educator Dr Debbie Pushor discusses the changing role of parents in school communities. 19:53 minutes