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Simply the Best Job in the World

Whenever I speak with people aspiring to be a School Principal, I advise them that I have it is simply the best job in the world but you can have some of the worst days imaginable along the way. I…

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A response to an ABC News investigation

You might like to read this short article, written in response to an ABC News investigation. The following quote gives a succinct introduction. The full article can be read HERE An ABC News investigation has lifted the lid on the…

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Trends appearing in good schools

In my last blog post I ended with this quote taken from a report by Deloitte on the future of work. With the future of work more human than ever, organisations have a responsibility to build community trust. (Page iv)…

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The Future of Work is Human

There is a lot of anxiety about the future of work; some even question whether work will exist for many of us in the future. A recent report from Deloitte Australia, The Path to Prosperity: The Future of Work is…

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Australian Education Awards – Finalists

The Australian Education Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers. The awards define excellence in the K-12 education sector with any individual or school operating in Australian K-12 education eligible to…

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Design Thinking in Technology, Art and Design

So what is Design Thinking all about? Ultimately, it’s a mindset. It moves away from a fact-acquiring learning to more of an enquiry-based model. It explores problems, creatively cycling through divergent thinking to explore diverse sources of inspiration. It learns through…

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Alumni Success

Alumna of 2014, Maddison Ryder graduated in Industrial Design last year from RMIT.  As part of her final year, Maddy developed a decomposable material using scrap lettuce leaves; working them into a clay-like substance which can be laser cut to…

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Defining Success

How do you define success for a school? A strange question you might think coming from the keyboard of a school principal? It has an obvious answer, was the common response of the small number of members of the school…

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