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You have earnt this break

  Another term is nearly behind us. Everyone is wanting a bit of space from the routines of school. And as a dedicated educator you are looking forward to the two-week break to recharge and consolidate your efforts. Like all breaks, they can fly by and then you are left...

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The ripple effect of kindness

I am so proud to be the Chairperson of the Neerigen Brook Primary School board and what a group of purpose-driven individuals can achieve. As a board, we wanted to do more than just advise and oversee the school’s governance. We wanted to make a difference to the students and...

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I don’t know whether I can do this anymore?

“I don’t know whether I can do this anymore?” This is what greeted me from a friend in need. We all go through this scenario at some time in our lives. Some more than others. The self-doubt. The overwhelming issues. The never-ending deadlines. And the problem is that there is...

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Sometimes you should listen to your own advice.

  There are two types of fear – life-threatening and life-changing. In both situations, it is the amygdala ( in our brain)  that triggers the protection response to keep the body safe by releasing cortisol – fight, flight or freeze. Cortisol heightens our awareness of impending danger aka stress. Life-threatening was...

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You can teach an old dog new tricks.

This is a picture of my dog, Bear. He was on holidays at his favourite beach wading to me during an early morning rock pool walk. He is a real champ and gives me heaps of pleasure. Of course, there were some behaviours that I didn’t like and got frustrated...

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Routines are like our favourite pair of jeans, comfortable 

Every day we wake up the world has moved a little more off centre. The news is flooded with reports from all over Australia about the changing landscape. Scott Morrison must be on 2 hours of rest per day considering the amount of information he is delivering. All of this...

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