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Manners
Tuesday 5th September
Call me old fashioned but I believe good manners and courtesy are vitally important life skills for all our students. Treating people with respect and dignity, irrespective of background or...
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The Benefits of Community Service in Education
Friday 25th August
New Zealand is proud of its culture of community service and giving, supporting those who need it and giving time to help groups and organisations in and around communities throughout the...
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Middle School – A lesson in growing up together
Tuesday 4th July
I have a confession to make…I went to an all-boys independent boarding school. Go on, admit it. You just judged me a little bit, didn’t you? I can’t blame you. Looking back – and even at the...
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Grit Matters
Thursday 1st September
One of the most famous behavioural experiments of the 20th century was carried out at Stanford University in 1972. A marshmallow was offered to children on the understanding that if they...
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Be your own best friend
Monday 1st August
Fear of failure is one of the biggest reasons why people do not pursue their dreams. Imagine what you would do if you knew you could not fail? History is full of powerful examples...
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Blindfolded Archery
Friday 1st July
With the arrival of mid-year school reports, the winter holidays offer students the opportunity for critical reflection; a chance to look back on the first half of the school year. It is a...
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Performing Arts - a bridge to self expression
Wednesday 1st June
Whether in the spotlight or the wings, behind a microphone or the lighting desk, there is something for everyone in the Performing Arts. In a technology driven world, the Performing...
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Preparing Students for the Future
Friday 13th May
I am often asked, “How do I get my child into a top university?” The answer is, that there is no simple answer to this question. More and more people are offering to help guide and prepare...
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Learning by imitation
Friday 1st April
I love to spend time in the Kindergarten; it never fails to brighten my day. Sliding in alongside the free play of children offers a beautiful insight into their wonderings, their...
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Diversity helps make better schools
Tuesday 1st March
Diversity is a wonderful thing – diversity of culture, people, geography, history and lifestyle all make the world a fascinating place. Maya Angelou, a well-known American writer and...
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