How to advocate for your child

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Self-advocacy (getting help or speaking up for oneself) is a key emphasis in our work with all our students.  However, there will come times for every child when they need someone else to speak up on their behalf, and in most instances that important person is going to be a […]

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10 facts about Miky

Miky Smith is the newest member of the Organising Students team – here’s 10 facts about Miky that you might be interested to learn! I have a year 10 daughter and identical twin girls who just finished year 12. The twins have both been invited to the AIS to play Volleyball […]

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Top Learning and Productivity Apps

We are frequently asked by parents for app recommendations, for anything ranging from assistive technology for neurodivergent students to more simple productivity tools.  By way of a more comprehensive answer, here is a list of digital tools that may be useful to students across a variety of spaces in school […]

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Overcoming perfectionism

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In the last blog post we defined perfectionism as the tendency to adopt unrealistic or unnecessarily high expectations about one’s standard of work, and discussed how to identify it as a problem for students.  In today’s post we’ll consider a few strategies for overcoming perfectionism. Like anything that requires changing […]

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10 facts about Jemimah

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As a new member of the Organising Students team – here’s 10 facts about Jemimah that you might be interested to learn! For a good chunk of my childhood I lived on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. My family spent so many of our weekends out on the dinghy, […]

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10 facts about Maxi

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As a new member of the Organising Students team – here’s 10 facts about Maxi that you might be interested to learn! 1. I’m not the ‘coolest’ in my family Olly is the coolest member of my family – she looks super chilled laying around and has a vicious enthusiasm […]

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School-time Habits are Life-time Habits

How students can keep on track over the summer holidays In our student coaching we talk a lot about habits…good habits, bad habits, habits to get into, habits to get out of.  Ultimately  we like to believe that school-time  habits  are  life-time habits. With the long summer school holidays now […]

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Post-exams: A critical time for students

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EXAMS ARE IMPORTANT…BUT SO IS WHAT COMES AFTER EXAMS! Students around Australia are now wrapping up their end of year exams and feeling ready to take a well-earned break.  However, it’s important that they don’t neglect a critical learning opportunity that comes with finishing their exams: learning through self-reflection. At […]

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