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3 Things your child should know before becoming a teacher

3 Things your child should know before becoming a teacher

If your child is considering a career as a teacher, it's important for them to be aware of the challenges.
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How to embrace community involvement at school

How to embrace community involvement at school

Being an active part of your school’s community allows you to connect and foster deeper relationships with your peers, provides a support network and form of socialisation.
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How students can develop leadership skills at school

How students can develop leadership skills at school

Here are some options for leadership at school outside school captaincy.
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Creative spaces for education

Creative spaces for education

Pedagogy has become more diverse and sophisticated, and with that an increased demand for educators and designers to ‘think outside the box’ when developing learning spaces.
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Recognising our high achievers

Recognising our high achievers

As is Barker College’s custom, we were delighted to welcome back our Distinguished Achievers from the Class of 2020, recognising their outstanding results at a special school assembly on February 17.

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Designing education facilities – the importance of a holistic approach

Designing education facilities – the importance of a holistic approach

Fads in education evolve so quickly that when considering building projects, it’s tempting to ask, ’Why master plan?’

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How to mentally prepare yourself for the new school year

How to mentally prepare yourself for the new school year

Here are ways to mentally prepare for the school year.

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Real-life learning opportunities: Performing arts – more than just a stage

Real-life learning opportunities: Performing arts – more than just a stage

The performing arts is consistently at the forefront of schools considering a holistic approach to education.

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Our favourite Australian books about starting school

Our favourite Australian books about starting school

Here are our favourite books to help calm fears and prepare everyone for the first day of school.

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Eco-friendly activities for kids

Eco-friendly activities for kids

Nowadays there are many different ways of keeping your child entertained while teaching them environmental awareness. 

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Our top 10 blog posts of 2020

Our top 10 blog posts of 2020

It’s been a huge year in more ways than one. Before we turn our backs on 2020, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane.

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Family activities you can do with teenagers

Family activities you can do with teenagers

Summer holidays are a time to have fun without the pressures of academic stress. 

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Promoting a positive mindset in students and young job seekers

Promoting a positive mindset in students and young job seekers

By having hope for a clear pathway, a teenager might feel motivated to re-engage with education or training.    

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Gift ideas for teachers that they’ll actually love

Gift ideas for teachers that they’ll actually love

 If you’re stuck on what to buy for your child’s teacher, here are some handy categories to choose from.Read more

Student Stories: My advice for Year 11 students

Student Stories: My advice for Year 11 students

When I’d imagined what my Year 11 would look like, I had absolutely not factored in the global pandemic of 2020, a new world of Zoom classes and socially distanced walks

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