• 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

  • 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

  • For the love of the game

    During the 2015 winter season, I started off thinking about the negative aspects of Saturday morning sport.  The cold wintery morning, the rain, the feeling of utter exhaustion after a long busy week at school.  That bleak feeling like when you want something to end even before it has begun.  Having taken Junior Soccer at… Continue Reading