With the Federal Government currently reviewing the funding arrangements for public and private schools—through the Gonski report—the debate about the merits of various school options is sure to continue. Some of the most animated and controversial comments on Facebook and at church are around the merits of parents’ choice of […]
I attended a Christian school in Sydney for the majority of my K-12 schooling years. Recently, someone asked me to answer this question: “How do you know that you attended a Christian school?” I’ve thought through the question and in relation to my experience at the school I could answer […]
CONTENT WARNING: This post contains material which some readers may find disturbing. If you do not wish to see this material, please stop reading now. “Mum! Why do I have to study all this boring history stuff? I’ll never use it!” “I just want practical training. I don’t want to […]
A brief doggerel composed on the surface of my desk in a moment of overwhelming boredom. If you can read this message drear Forsooth you may assume That some poor soul hath scribbled here As he await his doom.
Thanks for your comments on the previous post. I would like to expand on the discussion for those of you who would like to know more. A really simple introduction to primary and secondary sources Primary sources are bits and pieces of your life that are accessible to other people. […]
Australia recognises the value of competency and improvement in the workforce. We have regulation and training options for almost every industry application and education itself is a major industry. Our cultural attitude to education has direct application to the systems and processes that we have established for formal instruction in […]
For many parents, home schooling is a desirable alternative to consider, especially when educational choices are limited. Here’s some information that may help. In Australia, it is difficult to determine statistics on home school students and their academic performance, due to the small (and often outdated) amount of research. One […]
If you recently finished uni or school, you may not be keen to relive those years! Let’s get on with life, right? But it’s worth looking back sometimes, because your school experience has shaped you as a person. Children spend most of their time involved with school (more than church […]