“2020 will be a story that will be part of all our life histories. While we do not have the comfort of knowing exactly what will come next, and there is no back to normal on the immediate horizon, we can focus on the silver linings and the hope for things to be better, improved and more meaningful.” Head of Students – Pastoral and Wellbeing, Mrs Lucinda Thom reflects on the impact of isolation.
Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here’s a checklist to help keep them safe, from Ms Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar as seen on The Parent Website
Schools returning to the classroom has been a hot button topic of the coronavirus journey, prompting a debate among politicians, medical experts, education leaders, teachers and parents. Students are at the heart of the matter, and reintegration will pose far greater challenges for some than others.
Strathcona Girls’ Grammar prep teacher Kate Morgan has gone above and beyond in ensuring her 17 prep students stay inspired to write while away from school by creating a special fairy character as motivation.
Join us as Associate Professor Hernan Cuervo analyses what kind of future young people can expect. Drawing on two-decades of research he will also explore myths and facts about the new employment landscape.
Principal Mrs Marise McConaghy blogs about narcissism and how just maybe COVID-19 pandemic has seen its demise. We are more connected and considerate of others. “The pretence that we have it ‘all under control’, are ever-polished, perfect, ‘have got it’ and ‘all over it’ is something, which we cannot even try for at the moment and we are accepting that in ourselves and each other.”
The Educator talks to Miss Dennis about the biggest kinks she experienced in this monumental shift and how she and her team have managed to iron each of them out.
The coronavirus crisis has thrown a real spanner in the works for schools, with students forced to dramatically change the way they learn. But some of Melbourne’s top private schools say they’ve found unique ways to help students stay on track.