Month: March 2020

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Change is inevitable — but what kind of world do our next generation of young leaders want to live in, and how will they play a role in making it happen? The Progress Leader interviews our School Captain Kara.

Online tools to keep kids learning even in a statewide school shutdown

To manage student wellbeing, pastoral periods will run via Microsoft teams on Tuesday and Thursdays. The school said students are encouraged to adopt positive wellbeing strategies for the period of remote learning such as: be dressed in neat attire for all classes, set up their computer to do online class from a public space in the house, stay connected with friends online and through telephone at recess and lunchtimes, keep to a ‘school day’ routine while at home, maintain daily exercise, eat healthy meals and snack regularly. Teachers are also encouraged to maintain regular working hours, behaviour management and pastoral care as best as possible.

Lifelong learning key to the future

At the coalface of girls’ education, Strathcona Girls Grammar Head of Digital Learning and Innovation Michelle Dennis says the most important skills will be those that can’t be taught from a book. “A lot of future-proofing comes down to giving students the opportunity to encounter new experiences,” she says.