Tag : hierarchy of subjects

Only the “bright” allowed to shine…

In the latest Sun-Herald in Sydney, there is an eight page spread about how parents should choose an independent school. obviously it has had significant input from various independent schools as well as including a 39-point checklist for things to look for when choosing the right school for your child. It spoke of looking at the individual needs of the child, the extra curricular opportunities,as well as the policies in regard to religion, homework and bullying. Countless articles and advertisements spoke of how schools value the […]

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When Will We See the Education Revolution?

Recently I posted an entry relating to the Labour Government’s Education Revolution and the responsibility that falls on the shoulders of those writing the new National Curriculum. Today’s decision by the Independents to side with Labour means that the Revolution will continue for another 3 years at least… The Macquarie Australian Encyclopaedic Dictionary defines a Revolution as;  “(n) 1. a complete overthrow of an established government or political system. 2. a complete or marked change in something.” So far under the […]

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How Should We Measure The Effectiveness of a School?

Consider the following students… Christopher* is a Year 12 student who is on course for a top ATAR. He is likely to be the Dux of the School. However, Christopher has always had issues socializing, and suffers anxiety. It is not clear how he will function outside the structure of a small high school. David has been in the bottom sets his whole school career. His teachers constantly recognize the fact that he appears to be working to the best […]

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