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Being Present

David Hamper and I attended the National ACEL Conference during the holidays where we were privileged to hear from a range of insightful speakers. One of those speakers was Amy...Read more

Student Wellbeing

The literature confirms that the last two years of COVID and the uncertainty that has been caused by this pandemic have impacted the wellbeing of young people. The Education Council...Read more


“To succeed in this ever-changing world, students need to be able to think like entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible, creative, and global” (Professor Yong Zhao, University of Kansas). When young people leave...Read more

Technology Has Been a Blessing and a Curse

Technology has been a blessing and a curse. We cannot imagine life without it. It has enabled us to connect with our loved ones and friends, to travel the world...Read more

Cultivating Enduring Human Qualities

In this dynamic world of rapid change and uncertainty, there has been a return to a human-centred approach where we need to embrace and cultivate enduring human capabilities. We need...Read more

Pure Perseverance

Steve Jobs once stated, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Now more than ever in the challenging world that...Read more

Immerse Your Child in Writing

The quality of student writing in Australia continues to raise concerns (ACARA, 2020). Yet, the ability to write with confidence and clarity is a crucial skill linked to academic and...Read more

The Hills Education Passport for the Future

The McKinsey Global Institute (2021) reported that the employees of the future need to be creative collaborators who embrace further learning, have the courage to imagine and enact blue sky...Read more