What skills will our children need to succeed in the 21st century? http://atc21s.org is an International research project that encourages adopting the teaching and assessing of 21st century Skills in the classroom.
Another "goody" from Sir Ken Robinson!
I stumbled across this video this morning whilst eating my breakfast and I was totally inspired.
One of our key focus' in school is well being. Some staff have recently undergone training at MindMatters and a name that keeps recurring amongst those staff is Martin Seligman a world leading psychologist and expert adviser on wellbeing.
Explore the Thinkers in Residence website to find out more about Martin Seligman and his ideas on well being along with other Thinkers in Residence.
After meeting classroom teachers there was a meeting about CyberSafety - the presentation and podcasts can be accessed below. The audio files are MP3 which cannot be viewed on the iPad, please navigate to the junior school home page to listen to the podcasts in iPad compatible format.
Brady Stallard - Introduction
Jane Pink - Address 1
Jane Pink - Address 2
Pam Ronan Address
The Challenge has commenced for 2012!! This is the ninth year of the Premiers Reading Challenge and once again students from Reception to Year 9 are being challenged to read 12 books by 7 September. Students in Year 10, 11 and 12 can continue to participate if they wish.
This year a new award, the Reader for Life - bronze award, will be presented to students who have completed the challenge nine times.
As 2012 is the National Year of Reading the Premier has added an extra challenge to the Premiers Reading Challenge - he is asking that students "not only read the 12 books for the Challenge, but ... also read an extra book in 2012, in the hope that students collectively reach the target of 1.5 million books. This is known as the "12 + 1" campaign".
Visit the Premiers Reading Challenge Website at http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au/prc/pages/books/brochure/ to view booklists, reading records and to check your name on the wall of fame!
Welcome to the new SFDS Resource Centre website and blog and welcome back to the new year of school. Many of you will already know that this year is the National Year of Reading. Libraries around Australia will be celebrating the joy of reading by hosting author visits and many other activities to promote reading. Visit the website or pop along to your local library to see what is happening.
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