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LATEST SHOWS ADDED

23 May 2019

Lots of great shows on offer to you this year, and more being added every day.

Image: The Twits

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Circus Oz at Frankston this weekend.

22 May 2019

Hurry to Frankston Arts Centre to catch Circus Oz in their new show Precarious, this Friday and Saturday!

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Latest Presenter Profile

20 May 2019

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have a swathe of events for students at all levels - from Kinder to Senior Students. All details here.

Brian Cox: A Symphonic Universe (image above) is one of the great offerings.

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Australia voted to keep the coalition

19 May 2019

So, no change to Education.

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Phew, Naplan over for another year

17 May 2019

Back to the real work

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SFS enews out this week and next, depending on your location.

7 May 2019

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Festivals in Adelaide and Melbourne

2 May 2019

In Melbourne, The Arts Learning Festival, presented by the Independent Schools Victoria starts today with shows, workshops for students and teachers across a wide range of topics.

Image: Objects in the Round with Mary Mattingly, on today and tomorrow.

The Dream Big Children's Festival is currently on at the Adelaide Festival Centre

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World Asthma Day today

2 May 2019

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Last Month of Autumn....

1 May 2019

Winter's coming, but let's enjoy the colours in the meantime (for those of us not in the tropics!)

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Ok, the holidays are over, now for Term 2!

29 April 2019

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ANZAC DAY

25 April 2019

Lest we forget

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Teach Philosophy - Improve Naplan Scores

22 April 2019

We loved this article explaining how teaching philosophy is very economical to implement and has immediate impact on students' maths and literacy scores.

It teaches them to think broadly, problem solve and encourages creative approaches. It's called the fourth R - reasoning.

Burunda State High School in Queensland introduced Philosophy programs 5 years ago. In that time, their students' test scores have gone from well below average to above the mean in everything.

In the US, where they have entrance exams to law and other graduate degrees, philosophy majors had the highest scores. Even cooler, US Philosophy graduates have the highest earnings of non STEM graduates* - so those parents who wondered about their kid's employablility need not have been concerned - learning how to think does it every time.

Despite efforts in 2009 to have Philosophy included in the Australian National Curriculum, it hasn't been as yet, but Australian educators who see the benefits are including it.

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*(STEM is an anagram for Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)

Image: Yr 3 student doing a NAPLAN test.

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