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Supporting student learning

Dear St Andrew’s Community,

Over the years we have developed several new roles within the life of the College and at times these roles are changed and clarified.  I recognise the Director of Student Learning, undertaken by Sue Bambling, as one that has been modified a few times.  At it’s...

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Challenging education in Australia

Dear St Andrew’s community,

I was fortunate enough to hear Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s Director for Education and Skills at a conference in New Zealand in the last weekend of the term break.  I tried hard to summarise his in-depth presentation to share with you, only to find he has...

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For the love of learning

Dear St Andrew’s community, 

As we enter the final term of the year, we head toward the traditional ‘award season’ whereby we begin to consider who, how and why someone should be awarded or rewarded.  Our award system will not look much different in 2017 but I wanted to give you an update...

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Do young people feel as though they belong at school?

Dear St Andrew’s Community,

In visiting our partner schools in Scotland (now two weeks ago), I enjoy getting a feel for the culture of Scottish education.  Our Scottish partner schools focus on the relationship between staff and students as we do.  They set high expectations for their...

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