Category: Views

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Kids and Screen Time: Why Parents Should ‘Drop the Guilt’

A new book urges parents to 'embrace the good' that screens can offer. We speak to the author Anya Kamenetz.

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Ten Resolutions: How to Become a More Grateful Parent

Leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine suggests some essential parenting principles.

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Bullying: It’s No Longer Left at the School Gate

The first step in creating a world without bullying is to lead by example, writes Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive Michelle Green.

Girl Watching on her iPad

Taming Technology: Regaining Control for You and Your Family

Expert Jill Sweatman is presenting a twilight seminar at Independent Schools Victoria for parents, carers and educators on enhancing lifelong learning for children. Here...

/ 25 January 2018
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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...

/ 12 December 2017
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A Reluctant Response to an Unseemly Assault

Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria, responds to the attack on Independent schools by the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.

/ 17 November 2017
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Fighting the ‘Don’t You Look Pretty’ Syndrome

The New Puberty, by Amanda Dunn, explores how children are going through puberty earlier than ever before. In this extract, she looks at how...

/ 11 August 2017
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Student Creativity Proves the Power of the Arts in Education

Our Annual Student Art Exhibition returns with more than 100 art works from students in 14 Member Schools. There's s no better proof of...

Boy reading

9 Reasons Why Boys Need to Read

The statistics show boys aren't reading enough, but Brighton Grammar School's Paul Stewart isn't giving up. He offers some practical tips to engage boys...