Keeping the HSC in Perspective

With the NSW Higher School Certificate examinations commencing this week, the thoughts and prayers of many of us in the Cedars community are with our Year 12 students for whom this represents…

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Lessons from Japan

Over the school holidays I had the privilege of travelling to Japan with Miss Son, our Japanese Teacher, and nine excited Cedars students. It’s hard to believe how…

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What is a school psychologist anyway?

I cringe when watching a movie and a counsellor gets involved – they’re usually out of touch eccentrics who don’t listen, don’t have a clue what is going on and give useless…

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Have you ever had something get lost in translation?

Last week I received a traditional Japanese cake from our teachers visiting from Yokohama. None of the packaging was in English so I asked my visiting Japanese colleague what this cake was like. She said “healthy cake, no sugar!”…

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Quality and Substance

Every morning and night when I brush my teeth, I reach for my faithful tube of Colgate toothpaste. Recent research tells me that I am not alone in doing this…

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Leading Lives Forward

One of the joys of my role as Principal at Cedars is to stand at the pick up lane at the end of each school day and connect with students, parents and grandparents….

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