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When Should A School Stop Caring?

There have been many discussions, at both a strategic and an individual student level, about when the school should stop providing the primary care. It was completely understandable that a number of staff felt the whole discussion was wrong, that no student could ever have an issue that the school wasn’t prepared to handle. I […]

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Where are you heading?

Recently I met with a 16 year old girl who is trying to decide whether to prematurely end her time in high school [she has 1.5 years to go], to finish this year and defer her final year or to continue on and finish year 12 along with her peer group. That’s an easy decision […]

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Would you prefer 50 cents or 500 bucks?

Just the other day I was talking to a young man who is on the edge of leaving school early. I don’t mean going home before lunch, I mean that his school is suggesting to him that he needs to change or he needs to change. [No that wasn’t a typographical error]. Let me explain. […]

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Just be like everyone else !

Whether or not children should wear school uniforms is a hotly debated issue with arguments for and against. Some of the main ones in the ‘for’ camp are: Children perceive them as professional and are therefore more likely to work and not ‘play’ as they have been dressed to work. They promote good discipline. They […]

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