Category: Features

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Teachers Deserve a Break, and Not Just at Summer Time

Society might want to consider the increasing responsibilities and expectations that are being imposed on teachers, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools...

/ 5 December 2017
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The Gift of Experience

Give a gift to children this Christmas that is all about an experience, writes Diane Bourke.

/ 1 December 2017
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How to Deal with an ATAR Surprise

What happens if a student's ATAR is less or more than expected? Careers expert Helen Green offers advice on what to do.

/ 1 December 2017
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7 Tips to Help Reduce Unhealthy Risk-Taking by Boys

Youth expert Chris Hudson offers advice on how to ensure that adolescent boys engage in safe risk-taking.

/ 17 November 2017
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The Power of Curiosity

Diane Bourke explains how fostering curiosity in children will create a love of learning.

/ 3 November 2017
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Carly’s Law: Saving Young Lives

After her daughter was murdered by an online predator, Sonya Ryan began a mission to protect other children.

/ 20 October 2017
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From Can’t Do to Can Do

Andrew Fuller provides some great tips for parents to help their children develop a positive approach to life.

/ 6 October 2017
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Mind the Gap: the Benefits of a Break After Year 12

Helen Green explores the benefits of taking time away from study after the stresses of Year 12.

/ 22 September 2017
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Making Girls Strong and Free

Steve Biddulph, author of the best-selling Raising Boys, has taken up the fight for the mental health of girls.

/ 8 September 2017