Lessons learned

Monday’s Sydney Morning Herald featured an article on the learning spaces at one of our schools, St Monica’s Primary, North Parramatta.  Our approach as a system of schools is to to ensure the provision of a relevant and contemporary learning experience for every child, and to create a professionally rewarding professional life for all our … More Lessons learned

A national goal

Interesting article recently by Peter Holmes a Court on the positive changes taking place in the far north Queensland town of Aurukun.   At the heart of reform measures is  a focus on improving education participation and retention. At the beginning of 2010, not one student in the township was reading ‘at their normal grade … More A national goal

The ‘teacher effect’

Last Friday, the Sydney Morning Herald published the results of a University of  New England Study claiming ‘teacher effect’ only plays a minor role in student learning. In response, I refer again to John Hattie’s book Visible Learning in which he claims: ‘ what teachers do matters’.  As educators, we should no longer be satisfied with simply … More The ‘teacher effect’