How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

With the 24-hour news cycle and our ever-increasing connectedness to unfolding events in real time, we are becoming more aware of tragedies and devastation in our world. Events such as the recent Sri Lankan bombings (rightly) horrify us and it can be tempting to seek out endless media coverage as we try to make sense … More How to Take Back Control Over the Negative Effects of Sensationalist Media

About The Parent Sphere: A Parenting Resource

Parenting can be one of the most rewarding pursuits on the planet. It can also be one of the most challenging. Our children exist in a complicated world and it can often feel impossible to keep up. With information bombarding us from every corner, it can feel overwhelming at times. With issues of screen-time, boundaries, … More About The Parent Sphere: A Parenting Resource

Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying

Bullying is an emotional topic. Even the word might provoke responses of fear, anger or even helplessness. As we approach the National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence, let’s look at how we can work together to reduce these hurtful interactions in our community. Schools are the first practice ground for relationships. Pecking orders … More Five Effective Ways to Wipe Out Bullying

Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom

There is a sobering reality that has been spreading across the education sector in the past few decades. The presence of male teachers is in rapid decline, particularly in primary schools. Now down to a mere 18.3% in primary schools and 40% in secondary, this imbalance in the workforce has been causing widespread concern. Much … More Teachers as Role Models: The Importance of Gender Balance in the Classroom

Five Simple Routines to Conquer School Mornings

We’ve all been there, right? The lingering haze of the holidays hovers and we thrash about the house scooping breakfast into bowls and delivering yet another ultimatum to ‘get those shoes on!’ Uniforms vanish, children refuse to get out of bed, tempers flare, the house explodes into a scene of chaos and dismay. Getting to … More Five Simple Routines to Conquer School Mornings