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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.
StrathconaConnect is an online platform which will, for the first time, bring together our powerful network of Strathcona women across all graduation years, providing opportunities for professional development, mentoring, networking and volunteering. It is a place where our alumnae can find old friends and make new ones, create interest groups, post and attend events, seek help, and offer it.
TC Envision staff are named the 2020 UpSchool Entrepreneur Educators of the Year at The University of Melbourne Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship. It is a testament to the forward-thinking Enterepeurial TC Envision program which teaches life ready skills to our girls. Plus, our outstanding Year 9 student TC Envision Business group TC Marketplace website was awarded the 2020 UpSchool Student Pitch Winner! #girlsunstoppable #unstoppableteaching
‘Some of the most important lessons were what they got wrong. It’s about being able to take risks and learn.’ says Head of Tay Creggan, Mrs
Karyn Murray in an interview about our leading Year 9 program.
COVID-19 has presented huge challenges for us all, and sadly our kids aren’t immune from the stresses it’s created. Between an incredibly disrupted school year, learning from home, missing friends, and not being able to do a lot of their regular extra-curricular activities, the pandemic has been tough on kids everywhere. It’s not surprising then that their motivation and general wellbeing can fluctuate.
Fortunately, there are a number of simple things you can do help maintain your child’s wellbeing, and keep them happy, healthy and on task during this tricky time.
Year 9 English: how explicit teaching of metalanguage and a Reading Journal improved analytical writing
“Those of us on the inside know its special joy: the precious window of opportunity between the self-doubting, oft-misdirected energies of the junior secondary years and the aspirational anxiety of VCE. Every ancient culture knew that this is the time for initiation
into adulthood and, indeed, this is also our lived experience in the classroom.” write teachers Mrs Katrina Renard and Mrs Cathie Waldron in Idiom magazine highlighting the delight and fulfillment of teaching Year 9.
“Over this period of remote learning in Term 2, 2020, a teaching and learning experience that none of us will ever forget, we have been asked to undergo education and all that we know in reverse, and from the end of a
virtual platform.” English Teachers Mrs Rhiannon Ward and Mrs Miranda Gazis write in Idiom.