School News & Blog

February 20, 2013

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January 21, 2013

In 2012 we put a lot more energy into raising the school’s profile in the general community. This was as a result of anecdotal research indicating a lack of awareness of the school in Warwick, even though we’ve been here for over thirty years, and a...

December 3, 2012

I have been watching the developing debate about the future of schools as the hub of the community. It follows the line that with the dismantling of traditional community frameworks, e.g. Church and sporting clubs, as a result of our changing lifestyle, one of the...

November 16, 2012

I attended Assumption College Speech Night recently on the kind invitation of the principal, Peter Maloney. It was a nice night. The students were relaxed and natural, if a little excited, and the there was a supportive community atmosphere from the parents. I liked the way...

November 7, 2012

We had a visit to the school this week by three education research academics from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Professor Patrick Danaher, Dr Robyn Henderson and Dr Rahul Ganguly. I had met Prof Danaher at a USQ luncheon some months ago and invited him...

October 28, 2012

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has just released a White Paper outlining policy directions for Australia in the next century. As a former Minister of Education who is passionate about raising the standard of education in this country, it is not surprising that she places...

October 11, 2012

There were some great speakers at the ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) National Conference, “An Inquiry Mindset”, which I attended in Brisbane recently. The speaker from whom I gained the most was Tim Costello. As you may know, he is the current CEO of World...