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One of the fundamental differences between advantage and disadvantage. is literacy levels. Literacy levels are intrinsically linked to socio-economic status. Education gives girls more choices. Most of us believe that education is a right, but for many girls in the global community, it remains a privilege.
Alumnae Emma de Haan is a 3D designer and architect helping transform the urban landscape. With an impressive career spanning across the globe, Emma has a strong passion for design and creating, and this teamed with her natural curiosity of human behaviour has developed a successful architectural career.
Through exhaustion and yearning for normalcy and familiarity, it is still important for us to use this opportunity of the pandemic to analyse and discuss which systems and practices implemented during this extraordinary time have actually enhanced the learning experience and to apply these to our schools and curriculum if we’re to properly equip the next generation for life beyond the school gates.
All families are experiencing highs and lows in lockdown, write school psychologists Kerri Rhodes, Sharon Turner and Annie Yang. They offer the six Cs to help maintain family morale.
Kindness is a frequently forgotten mode of connection that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Year 7 students spend time learning about how to navigate the cyber world with kindness.
Adaptability and resilience are necessary skills for the 21st century, writes Anders Furze.
For many schools, the days of viewing students as “empty vessels” to be filled with knowledge are long gone. To best equip students to navigate the uncertainty of the 21st century, many schools are combining traditional learning areas with a focus on transferable skills such as adaptability, resilience, problem-solving, and communication.
How are you enjoying your city right now? At the Strathcona Centre for Learning Futures we are always working to connect our students and the community with those who can help them connect their schooling with their futures in work and in life. While we have a heightened awareness of what our 5 km radius offers us it was very appropriate to hear from Madison Robb and Yang Bai from Plan Melbourne on their work as Urban Planners and the principles they use to guide public development of Melbourne.
Entrepreneurial education provides students with transversal skills to negotiate and thrive in increasingly complex societies and must be seen as one specific approach to enable schools to address gender inequality issues and the lack of female activation in commercial enterprises.
A child’s learning environment impacts their view of themselves and their place in the world, which is why we strive to create a safe and supportive space where our girls have the opportunity and the drive to try new things, discover their talents, and develop a strong sense of self and the confidence that
will enable them to strive for their goals, regardless of the environment they find themselves in or its gender makeup.