CHARTING COURSE to a bold faith

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Leanne Entermann

College Principal
Submitted by Leanne on Fri 27/10/17 10:44

It wasn't until I was in Year 12 at public school that I met my first committed Christian. I was in a new school, a new state, and a new subject (home economics). A student in that class offered to help me with an assignment. She shared with me her experience and talents, her friendship and social network, and eventually her faith.


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No, really! Engineering is for girls too!

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Submitted by on Fri 28/07/17 09:30
What happens when you get 90 girls in a room coding robots? Concentrated expressions, intense focus, runaway robots, fine tuning, more testing, animated discussions, bursts of laughter, cheers of success.
 
Using the principles of engineering – think, solve, design, create, innovate – three groups of girls from Years 5 to 9 used Lego Mindstorm to sequence a series of instructions to make their robots perform specific tasks: 
Task 1: Code the robot to perform a square (or triangle) 

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Preparing for jobs of the future when you don’t know what they are

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Submitted by on Thu 22/06/17 05:54
With bitcoin a reality and driverless cars just around the corner, we’re facing an unpredictable future jobs landscape. 
 
In the career stakes, formal education is starting to look a bit like a lottery. Which skills, vocations and career pathways will still exist by the time our current crop of Preps graduate from university and vocational courses? What can education institutions teach students that will prepare them for this unknown future?
 

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CHARTING COURSE: What we're doing about social-emotional literacy

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Submitted by on Thu 04/05/17 08:24

 

 


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CHARTING COURSE: THE WAY WE DO THINGS AROUND HERE

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Submitted by on Thu 02/02/17 15:44

It has only been a couple of short weeks since the 44th President of the United States stepped down to make way for the incoming President Elect. Already, people are saying that history will remember Barack Obama most for the exemplary way in which he conducted himself. 
 


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CHARTING COURSE: There is more in you than you think!

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Submitted by on Fri 25/11/16 05:42

Kurt Hahn was the principal of a German boarding school as Hitler and the Nazi Party rose to power. 
 
He spoke out against them in 1933 after Stormtroopers killed a young Communist in front of the boy’s mother. In response to his protest, Hahn was thrown in jail and later exiled from his homeland. 
 
From Scotland, he endured the agony of watching World War II unfold. Of Jewish descent, he realised that many of his family, friends, former students and colleagues had been sent to gas chambers and deadly labour camps.
 


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Charting Course: Ask the Right Questions

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Submitted by on Wed 09/11/16 15:27

When our children are in their first years of school, we have conversations with them that sound a bit like this:

Us: What did you learn today, Junior?

Junior: I found out the order of the planets! Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars…

Us: Awesome! Want to check out the stars with me tonight?


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The invisibilia of educating human beings and rats

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Submitted by on Sun 07/08/16 09:33

Imagine a rat. It's sitting in its cage, right there in front of you. Now answer this: Do you think that the thoughts you have in your head (right this instant) could influence how that rat moves through space?

You will probably say no. Most people do. They don't believe that their thoughts about the rat have any influence on the rat at all. However, they are wrong.


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Charting Course: Gradually, Then Suddenly

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Submitted by on Sun 07/08/16 08:59

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. 

“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.”

These lines from Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises, reveal a lot about the human experience when it comes to success and failure. There’s pain and shock when the world collapses beneath our feet. Then we realise that this outcome was quite predictable.


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Charting *Course: Stand up and be counted

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Submitted by on Fri 11/03/16 08:24

Stand up and be counted! This is our theme for 2016. It weaves together all of our academic, social and spiritual programs for the year.

When we think of someone standing up to be counted we usually picture a single, conspicuous figure standing out amongst the masses. A lone individual who goes against the flow.

This person is making a public statement about their convictions. They’ve decided to abandon mediocrity and rise to a challenge.

It takes courage!


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