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‘Ikigai’ is a Japanese concept that roughly translates to ‘life’s purpose’. It is basically the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning. It is commonly expressed using this Venn diagram which means the thing you are meant to do, your Ikigai, is a combination of what you are good at, what you can earn money from, what the world needs and what you love.

If you’re a parent, you’ve likely heard the term ‘STEM’ being thrown around within the education community. However, unless you have a very science/maths/technology related learner, it’s not exactly clear what STEM is and how its application can help your student succeed. So, today we are going to dive into what exactly STEM is and how it can be used to benefit you!

Getting reluctant readers to pick up a book is pretty difficult – trust us, we know. However, the importance of a consistent reading routine is well understated. Reading not just gets them off their phone, computer or games, it improves spelling, grammar, sentence structure, creativity and critical thinking!

Did you know that there isn’t just “dyslexia”? This word, thrown around a lot, is usually thrown to kids that struggle in reading and literacy, but there are more than just dyslexia and are psychologically diagnosed learning difficulties that can severely impact learning if they are not diagnosed and learning is not adjusted appropriately. So, what are the “four D’s” and what do we need to know about them?

It’s finally that time – school holidays are here! Let’s beat holiday boredom together with these five activities that will keep your students occupied while learning.

It is the time of year when most students from years 8 – 10 are beginning to choose their elective classes for 2021 and this can be a completely overwhelming task, to say the least. We have asked some of our qualified teachers to help define what exactly electives are and how to choose the best for success.

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