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“The development in individual reflections, responses to feedback and data, and the ability of groups to troubleshoot and work together, were all heightened.” This year’s TC Envision program pivoted and students were able to learn more and expand their confidence. Ms Liesl Woods writes about the program’s 2020 journey.
The events of this year have taught us many lessons — perhaps the most significant one being that our students have remarkable resilience and aptitude for new ways of learning. We underestimated students’ desire and capacity to be self-organised, self-motivated and independent, and although we suspected this in many of them, the pandemic has forced us to move away from traditional structures and given students a chance to prove themselves extremely capable in charting their own paths.
“For Year 9 students at Strathcona Girls Grammar in Melbourne, things in the classroom are always a little different. They learn together on the school’s separate Tay Creggan campus, and take part in the bespoke TC Envision Program, which teaches important life-ready skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, communication and resilience.” Read a full interview with two of our TC Envision staff by the Wade Institute.
Debate has often raged about whether single-sex schools are better than co-ed schools, but now a study has lifted the lid on why — when it comes to girls — it could be the best choice.
Inspiring girls and women to become unstoppable. This is what Girls Unstoppable is about. Hear topics that the younger generation of girls want to unpack – from the juggle of career and motherhood to self-care and so much more. Empowering you to overcome opposition of everyday life to become unstoppable. #girlsunstoppable
Returning to school and reconnecting in person will be something our students may feel apprehensive about. Senior School Psychologist Mrs Kerri Rhodes talks to The Parent Website about four things students and parents can do to ease the transition out of the home bubble.
On ABC radio Melbourne, Strathcona’s Junior School Psychologist, Mrs Sharon Turner, spoke to Raf Epstein about the return to school for students and how parents can assist with the transition.
“There are too many possibilities.”
Smart Company speaks to some of our impressive Year 9 students about the TC Envision program. The TC Envision program focuses on reframing the idea of failure as it embraces entrepreneurship skills.
Teachers are very familiar with the challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom, however keeping them interested and on task when they are learning remotely takes this challenge to a whole new level.
When listing the attributes that will help ensure young people thrive in the future workplace, entrepreneurship features prominently. It is therefore fitting that our next speaker for the Centre for Learning Futures is an entrepreneur, CEO of Sapphire Group (Glasshouse Candles & Circa Home) Nicole Eckels.
Starting school for the first time, or changing to a new school, are some of the most significant experiences in a child’s life. And like all big experiences, they come with lots of emotions – excitement, fear, nervousness and anticipation, to name a few.