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Leadership Blog

2
Aug
2017

Why a washout isn’t always a waste:

Last week, in consultation with our parent sports committee, we decided to go ahead with the Secondary Sports Carnival on Friday. … more

26
Jul
2017

Effects Of Screens

The Monday before school started, all of our staff gathered together for a professional development day. That day had two very relevant elements.… more

28
Jun
2017

Peaceful Classrooms

Every morning, all staff at the Primary and Secondary Campuses meet for a time of devotions before the business of the day commences.… more

21
Jun
2017

How Google Maps made me a better man

I have a friend, he now lives in Seattle, Washington and he hates technology... often complaining about computers and smartphones and their effect upon us all.… more

14
Jun
2017

The most important way for people to make it together

Recently, I have taken the opportunity to go and see the Year Six class a few times and speak to them about pastoral care issues like relationships, respect and growing up well. … more

8
Jun
2017

Students away but teachers not at play

SCEA hosted our annual Better Education Conference while students weren't at school Thursday and Friday of last week. The conference was a tribute to the size and professionalism of our association.… more

31
May
2017

Education is an Atmosphere

Education is an Atmosphere - I was thinking of this concept recently in terms of building positive environments and that students learn when they’re feeling comfortable and engaged rather than...… more

25
May
2017

Leadership

One of the most encouraging events on our Secondary School calendar is the Leadership Camp that I took part in last weekend. Over a quarter of our secondary students attended.… more

17
May
2017

MCC Praise Points

There are always so many things happening at MCC that are praise-worthy, often too many to mention. But we thought it was worth taking our best shot at anyway!… more

10
May
2017

I’m back and glad…… (it wasn’t all just motorbikes and me time).

Going away was good, why wouldn’t 11 weeks off and 8 500km of interesting travel be good? The number of people that have commented on how much more relaxed I look reinforces that I must have...… more

3
May
2017

NAPLAN – We are excited!

Last week I went into a primary classroom and students were learning about the genre of NAPLAN: what the questions would look like and strategies they might use to help them to navigate the process.… more

26
Apr
2017

Thanks Parents! - Times of Refreshing

School holidays are a time of refreshing for everyone in schools; teachers, leaders, and students. … more

5
Apr
2017

WHERE IS GOD?

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved. … more

29
Mar
2017

TEAMWORK (and attraction)

Everything in the Universe is attracted to something else. Gravity – the force of attraction – is one of the most pervasive realities we know. … more

22
Mar
2017

Child Centered and Inclusive

One of the frustrating things about teaching in schools is that you can’t always treat children as individual all of the time – you need to treat them like a class some of the time whilst at...… more

15
Mar
2017

Our fantastic teachers and students!

Some of you might know that the MySchool website uploaded last year’s NAPLAN data last week.… more

8
Mar
2017

How to listen to your child

Last week I wrote about the need for parents to spend time talking to their child. But this is often easier said than done – sometimes we don’t do this because we don’t know how.… more

1
Mar
2017

Teenage girls and their needs…

Our school counsellor works for only a few days of the week but the number of students – particularly teenage girls – making appointments, is alarming.… more

22
Feb
2017

Home Learning of Homework?

Have you ever had a situation where you said something to someone and they HEARD you say something else?… more

15
Feb
2017

Most outrageous gossip I’ve ever heard!

Big brother is watching you.… more