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Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet
Monday 1st February
One of the most enticing aspects of a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start. Returning to routines with a positive mindset and clear head can set the tone for the coming months,...
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Images in the Media
Thursday 26th November
Call me a softie, but when the NZ Transport Agency ‘Mistakes’ commercial for safe driving comes on, I turn away, plug my ears and hum a happy tune. The desperate anguish of the father upon...
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Using Educational Technology Effectively
Wednesday 23rd September
“Research strikes another blow to computer use in lessons,” the headline screamed. It came from a recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that...
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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
Thursday 3rd September
"Money doesn’t grow on trees," said my parents. To which they would often have received rolling eyeballs, a pleading gaze, tears and tantrums – or all of the above. In hindsight, I...
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Spoilt for Choice
Thursday 25th June
Over the past four months the Board and senior executive team have conducted an extensive review of our school community and used the findings to draft a refreshed strategic plan; this...
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Much More Than Online LEGO
Wednesday 17th June
Is Minecraft an obsession in your household? Do you sometimes feel as if you are battling for your child’s attention against the continuous pull of the screen? Believe me, you are not...
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Educating Positively
Thursday 2nd April
After more than 30 years of teaching (and learning!) my perspective on what matters most in a student’s education has evolved considerably. As a beginning chemistry teacher, I used to...
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A Bruised Ego Is Not Fatal
Thursday 12th March
I fell off a horse the other day. We were happily doing the fifth round of jumps when the horse I was on decided that one barrel was suddenly a very dangerous and scary thing (as horses...
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What Makes a Great School?
Monday 23rd February
Parents often ask me what is my vision for successful education. My response always relates to high quality teaching and learning founded upon high quality inter-personal relationships....
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Finding Diamonds
Friday 5th December
Reflection is a vital part of learning. It offers us the opportunity to look back and affirm what worked well, and look forward to what might need improving the next time around. This...
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