• Year 4 Coding

    Adrian Parke, Year 4 teacher at Buckley House, shares his experience with coding: All I can remember about computers at secondary school was floppy disks and a room dedicated to IT, housing a class set of massive screens and monitors. We have come a long way over the past 20 (odd) years. Computers are now… Continue Reading

  • Every teacher can improve

    As a teacher I have always held the belief that every one of my students can improve.  As a Leader, I hold the same belief about myself and the colleagues I work with, that is, that every teacher can improve.  I like to think of myself as a ‘glass-half-full’ person and I think, it is… Continue Reading

  • What is a BUZZ?

    I read a book over the last summer school holidays titled ‘The Buzz – Creating a thriving and collaborative learning community’ by Tracey Ezard. It was recommended to me by a colleague, who passionately stated “once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down”. I must admit I find a lot… Continue Reading

  • Women in Educational Leadership

    I was fortunate enough to attend this conference where I listened to both local and international keynote speakers discuss their journeys and challenges in becoming successful leaders. The conference opened with dinner and keynote from Ita Buttrose on the Friday night – Ita told her story and had the audience mesmerised! What an extraordinary woman… Continue Reading

  • Understanding and Supporting Children with Anxiety

    Due to the evolving needs of children in schools, it is important for teachers to have an understanding of anxiety and to develop strategies to help support their individual needs. Jules Haddock is a REACH Facilitator who works in community health. She has had personal experience with mental illness and anxiety in her family, and… Continue Reading

  • TeachTechPlay

    On the last Thursday and Friday of the school holidays, Ivanhoe played host to the TeachTechPlay conference.  The TeachTechPlay conference, designed by teachers for teachers, was two exhilarating days of professional learning, sharing and networking.  The conference showcased innovative use of technology that can impact on learning for all.  Visitors from as far as Hong… Continue Reading

  • Adults as learners – Teacher Tinker Lab

    “Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play” ~ Henri Matisse Creativity and curiosity are two things that teachers look for in their students. We strive to find ways for our students to engage with the content we present and share ideas creatively. We… Continue Reading