By Kate - Thu, 21/05/2020
The day so many parents have long awaited is fast approaching and kids in some states are making their way back to the classroom, full-time. Understandably, there is unrest and anticipation in the community as parents fear sending their kids back to school. It was such a challenging adjustment, acclimating to life in lockdown, the process of undoing this acclimation seems to be equally challenging..
By Kate - Fri, 15/05/2020
“Cash is no longer king” - this has been a hard fact for some time now. The Coronavirus pandemic has no doubt sped up the adoption of a mostly cashless society. Over the last few years, we have seen major change in the online world and the way customers pay for products or services. So, what will the world adopt post-pandemic? What will happen to cash as we once knew it? How ..
By Kate - Fri, 08/05/2020
Gone are the days where only the elitists have access to innovative technology that can really revolutionise school life for school staff, parents and children. This year, we have been looking for ways to make the My School Connect product offering available to all schools Australia-wide, irrespective of their financial capacity. This has been of particular importance this year, as COVID..
By Kate - Fri, 01/05/2020
As some states start to open schools once again, we are being forced to think of what school life will look like after the passing of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like most things, it is sure to look quite different; it will see rise to several opportunities, whilst also presenting threats that will need to be managed accordingly. Life as we once knew it has changed - let's explore some of the likel..
By Kate - Fri, 24/04/2020
As schools all around Australia enter into Term 2 of the school year, there are mixed reports on the consequential impact of ‘online learning’ on our children. Whilst keeping kids at home, for the most part, is subject to family circumstances, the fear factor in communities has resulted in the majority of Australia’s 4 million students learning from home. This has brought with it..
By Kate - Fri, 17/04/2020
With Term 2 underway, many parents have expressed feelings of unrest, apprehension and anxiety. Navigating new things can be challenging, but navigating a completely new way of life is downright overwhelming! Most Australians are now working from home, most kids are learning online, families are together 24/7, there is fear and panic in the community so even the mundane trip to the Supermarket is ..
By Kate - Fri, 10/04/2020
“School is going to look very different in term 2,” Premier Daniel Andrews said. “If you can learn from home, you must learn from home.” As we fast approach Term 2 – it is clear that we will be creating a new norm for schooling in 2020. To slow the spread of COVID-19, we will transition into an online learning environment for the foreseeable future. Whether from th..
By Kate - Thu, 02/04/2020
Whilst some states have already entered the school holiday period, other states are patiently awaiting its arrival. Life in ‘quarantine’ has changed the nature of school holidays, as it has changed the nature of schooling globally. Whilst we are starting to see a glimmer of hope on the horizon as daily cases of Coronavirus decline here in Australia, we aren’t yet in the..
By Kate - Fri, 27/03/2020
Schools are closing, people are self-isolating, supermarket shelves are no longer fully stocked and most people are now working from home. The world around us is changing rapidly and there isn’t a great deal any of us can do about it but listen to Government officials and stay at home as much as we can. This change has seen a steady increase in people’s stress levels and anxiety, th..
By Kate - Tue, 24/03/2020
As many schools throughout Australia close their doors today, we enter into new times with the concept of ‘homeschooling’ becoming the new norm. Education is one of the most important facets of our children’s development, and supporting their ongoing learning throughout this period is critical. Many parents are feeling overwhelmed with this new responsibility, but..
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