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The holidays begin…
As we begin our August holiday, I thought I would consider the benefits of school holidays and the impact that they have on our families.  Like everything in life, school holidays affect people differently, so how do the holidays affect you? Young people always look forward to school holidays and …
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Developing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence
One of the roles that both parents and teachers share is the development of your child’s emotional intelligence. We all like to think our children are academically ‘on-track’ and perhaps yours does show an early affinity for numbers or is reading at a Grade 5 level while still in Grade …
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School Safety – A Shared Responsibility
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to protecting Schools. Keeping students safe is the responsibility of the entire community” (Justine Brown: Emergency Management. So as we see and hear of the rise in violence at schools not only in the U.S.A., but also in our own public schools, …
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Man Flu – It’s No Laughing Matter
I hope you will indulge me this week as I break away from educational matters and talk about something which we, as men, take a lot of stick for – man flu! To our male parents I’m sure you can identify with the following scenario: You come home from work, …
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Does Winter have to look so blue?
A beach, a good book on my Kindle and the warm Summer sun is all that I am craving right now. As I sit down to write this editorial, the temperature has dropped to around 11 degrees outside and for the last two afternoons we have been surprised with some …
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Study and Exam Preparation
At this time of the year a number of young people, whether in Primary School, High School or tertiary institutions, are either writing or preparing for examinations. This can be stressful for both parents and their children, yet if certain simple procedures are followed, the entire process can be dealt …
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The Importance of Breakfast and Sleep
Every now and again I am amazed by how ‘exhausted’ some children seem on arriving at school. A quick glance around a Hall full of children at Assembly or Mass and one can see the effects of either lack of breakfast or insufficient sleep. Earlier this week I quizzed some …
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Burnout –There’s a fire in the hole!
Think back to the time when we parents were children. Hopefully we can still remember those days because we had something special that many of our children do not have today – free time. We were able to spend most afternoons inventing games at home, riding bicycles, playing with our …
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Encouraging Independence
This week’s editorial is based on a well-written article in the December 2016 version of the ‘Your Family’ magazine which I believe is relevant to each and every one of us as parents. “As parents we always want what’s best for our children. We want them to grow and develop …
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Five Characteristics of a Marist School
For some time now, we have been trying to create a greater awareness of our five Marist Characteristics and I thought that perhaps our wider Marist community would benefit from and have a better understanding of what makes our Marist schools different to many other schools. This certainly does not …
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