K-Blog

Celebrating World Teachers Month

Everyone has a story about a wonderful teacher they learned from at school. We are very proud of our teachers here at Kilvington, and in recognition of their hard work and care shown to our students, we have created a special video and posters to mark World Teachers Month.

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The Strength Switch

Recently staff participated in a ‘Cultivating Character Program’ hosted by ShareTree, an organisation we have partnered with to help our students reach their full potential, and to provide staff with the tools to help support students on this journey. The first strategy we learned was to ‘Speak the Language of Virtues’, a strategy designed to… Read more »

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How Music Impacts on a Child’s Educational Journey

As I write this article, our ELC children are underway in preparation for our annual ELC Concert. This showcase will present a mix of favourite songs that each ELC group has rehearsed independently and collectively. On reflection, this experience has inspired me to write about the benefits of music, not just in early childhood, but… Read more »

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STEAM – the NEW STEM 2.0

According to the Australian Education Council’s National STEM School Education Strategy (Dec 2015), employment is predicted to increase in professional, scientific and technical services by 14 per cent and in health care by almost 20 per cent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has estimated that some STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) jobs, such as… Read more »

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Preparing our kids for the future workplace

‘A child today can expect to change jobs at least seven times over the course of their lives and five of those jobs don’t exist yet.’ Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education, Argentina. According to research from the World Economic Forum, 35% of the skills necessary to thrive in a job today will be different five… Read more »

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11 Apps That Every Parent Should Know About

Edited by Kirsty Watts, Academic Dean of Technology/eLearning Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens’ and preteens’ online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door — frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel… Read more »

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A healthy screen diet for children

Written by Sally Kenney, School Psychologist Did you know there are more screens than people in most Australian households? The mean amount of devices per household on there is internet access is 6, 7 if you have a child under 15 in your home. Recent data has found that 52% of 14-17 year olds access the web… Read more »

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