How to get your child active and improve their wellbeing

In order for children to stay healthy, professionals recommend that they participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every day. Physical activity has benefits at every age – here are some of the advantages of regular exercise for children:

Improves brain function

Research indicates that regular exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain that focuses on learning and memory.

Principal’s Comment – 14th June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to my ‘Comment’ after a gap caused by my attendance at the Annual ASC Retreat for Principals and Senior Staff (which Mr Iain Clark also attended).

Country Week

Preparations are being finalised for the journey to Perth for this festival of sport, which takes place in Week 10: we are taking six staff and 46 students to play games in basketball, netball, hockey and volleyball, with dance also featuring.

Which educational apps can help learning?

It’s no surprise to hear that children today benefit from access to technology and software and that this has revolutionised education. However, the challenge in this highly digitised world is that there are far too many options to choose from. With over 80,000 apps listed as ‘educational’ in Apple’s App Store alone, it’s a minefield for parents to know which educational apps can help learning.

A day in the life of a boarding student

Boarding gives students from remote locations the opportunity to mix with a broader range of peers, and provides students with access to curricular and co-curricular activities that may otherwise not be available to them. It eliminates lengthy commutes for students in rural areas while providing a safe, structured environment with rules and routine.

Explaining academic success

There are many factors that contribute to a child’s academic success that extend beyond aptitude and intelligence. While these two factors are of course requisites, it’s important that students learn how to approach their education to gain successful results.