Planting the Seeds

27 November 2019

Rosabeth Moss Kanter observed that “a vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” When the vision of Ambrose Treacy College was first conceived there were many who thought it couldn’t or shouldn’t be done. Building a school in a high change, 21st century environment, is far from easy.

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Study Smarter not Harder

13 November 2019

Many studies have been conducted to investigate factors affecting the academic performance of students. Dallas Moffat, Assistant Dean of Learning (Development and Learning Analytics) explores some of those factors in today’s blog.

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There's Nothing to Be Scared Of!

30 October 2019

Why was the Year 6 boy scared of Middle School? Because Year 7 ate 9

The end of the school year approaches and soon our oldest students in the Junior school will become the youngest students in the Middle School. Whilst this is an exciting time, it can also be a challenging time as uncertainties of a new school environment begin to emerge.

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ATAR or: 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Exam'

15 October 2019

If you pay attention to the news regarding education in Queensland, you would likely think that there are monumental changes happening in Queensland education at the moment. 2020 will bring the first compulsory, widespread external subject examinations in almost 50 years. With this development comes a lot of uncertainty, speculation and even mild panic. Since moving to Queensland last year I’ve heard all manner of comments about the external exams, in the news and from the people I’ve met.

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Invest in a Future of Lifelong Learning

10 October 2019

By 2040, the way we work and learn will look vastly different from today. However, this is not a scary prospect as we have always been required to adapt to change throughout the ages. Australians will just need new skills to adjust to the future world of work.

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