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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.

Read the whole article here

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

Image: Yr 3 student doing a NAPLAN test.

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Happy Easter from all at SFS

21 April 2019

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Hope you all had a lovely sleep in!

15 April 2019

All schools are on holidays!!!

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SFS e news out today for Vic and Qld.

28 March 2019

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Happy World Theatre Day!!

27 March 2019

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Term 1 nearly finished - especially for Vic & Qld

27 March 2019

Now's the time to organise your events for the rest of the year. We had our first booking for Book Week 2020 the other day! Now that's getting ahead of the game.

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Melbourne Festival Job Opportunities

22 March 2019

Melbourne Festival is looking for a Marketing Co ordinator and an Office Administrator.

Interested?

Go here - but hurry, applications close on March 25.

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Lots to celebrate today with Harmony Day and the Autumn Equinox

21 March 2019

It's about equilibrium. 

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