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Independent School Leaders recognised in Queen’s Birthday Awards

Two former principals and a serving principal from the Independent education sector have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List. Mr Geoffrey...

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The Future of Handwriting: The Case for why it Matters

Finland will only teach handwriting in the first year of school. What should happen here?

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Too much Love: When Good Parenting becomes Overparenting

Dr Judith Locke explains why parents can do too much for their child.

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Underage Drinking: Parents Supplying Less but Bottle Shops a Problem

Fewer parents are supplying alcohol to their underage teenagers, according to the findings of a new study. A recently published research paper by the...

Student Volunteers: A Story Worth Telling and Celebrating

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria Late night TV current affairs programs are usually devoted to serious, weighty and sometimes depressing topics...

How ‘Mindful Parenting’ can mean Less Stressed Children

New research shows that when parents are more mindful of their emotions, children benefit.

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Ten Hints for Creating Resilient Families

By Andrew Fuller Resilience is the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through life. When the inevitable pitfalls and setbacks of life...

Getting Involved: Parents Making a Difference

As he stood before the gathering of parents, the father’s emotion was felt by all in the room. He had a personal story to...

More than Words: How the Fiji Book Drive is Helping Schools

Fiona Luth was gazing across a typically beautiful, tropical scene of palm trees, blue skies, sandy beaches and turquoise sea. The former Independent school...