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Abstract Woman's Face

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...

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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...

Australian Parliament House

After the Funding Debate, it’s Time to Focus on Students

The new Commonwealth school funding model - Gonski 2.0 - is a good result for Independent schools and for Australian education, writes Michelle Green,...

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How To Be A Strength-Based Parent

In an extract from her new book The Strength Switch, Dr Lea Waters explains the power of focusing on your child's strengths and talents.

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Raising Children Who Can Bounce Back

How can we help children become resilient? In this extract from his new book 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, Dr Justin Coulson writes...

Australian Parliament House

A Chance to End the School Funding War

In response to the debate over the Federal Government's proposed school funding model, Independent School Victoria's Chief Executive Michelle Green sent this letter to...

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The PISA Blame Game

Instead of rushing in with quick fixes to declining school results, it’s time to engage teachers in the policy debate, writes Karen Spiller, National...

Scientific animator Dr Maja Divjak stands before screen showing biomedical animation

Arts Learning Festival Opens the Door to Unlimited Imagination

Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive Michelle Green explains how we are taking our support for the arts to the next level with the Arts...