Nov 8 Opinion

Schoolies: should I be worried and should I try to stop them going?

Schoolies: should I be worried and should I try to stop them going?

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Nov 8 Opinion

Schoolies: should I be worried and should I try to stop them going?

All parents want is for their teen to come home safely. Although many Schoolies are 18 and now legally an adult, they are still your child. Keeping a positive dialogue happening throughout the whole Schoolies’ process, highlighting the potential risks and providing ways of reducing these without being judgemental, is most probably the best way to begin the next stage of your parent-child relationship.

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Nov 1 Staff News, Student News

Wesley’s new Languages Centre

The new Languages Centre at Wesley College was officially opened on Monday 30 October 2017, with special guest speaker Dr Sascha Schmeling, Head of Teacher Programmes and Education Research at CERN in Geneva.

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Oct 25 Opinion

Teacher learning: What’s in it for students?

By valuing the collaboration and learning of our staff, as well as our students, we nurture a learning community in which students and staff are empowered to pursue excellence and reach their individual potential.

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Oct 18 Opinion

Seven tips for achieving academic success

At Wesley we measure academic success using traditional metrics (grades, tests) as well as monitoring students’ Learning Habits which are the skills and dispositions increasingly recognised as important for students to thrive into their futures (for example motivation, organisation and collaboration to name a few).

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Oct 11 Opinion

Spotlight On: Jannine Webb

Jannine Webb joined Wesley in January 2017 as Dean of Students (Senior School), a role which sees her guide students in Years 9 to 12. Jannine is passionate about helping students realise their full potential and is looking forward to working with Wesley’s young men to effect generational change that has positive outcomes for both men and women.

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Sep 20 Opinion

Helping students keep perspective in stressful times

There are times throughout our lives where we encounter periods of high stress. Increased workload, deadlines, exam preparation and exams all contribute to those periods where we feel overwhelmed and anxious. While we each respond to stress in different ways, a loss of perspective during this time can amplify our stress response, leading to unhelpful thoughts and negative views of what lies before us.

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Sep 13 Opinion

Spotlight On: Ray Smithers

Meet our newly appointed Boarding Year Coordinator Ray Smithers, who will be taking up the position as the Year 9 Coordinator in Term 1 2018. Ray joined Wesley in 2013 as a Resident on Duty in the Boarding House, before going on to teach P.E. across all three Sub-Schools. More recently he can be found…

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Aug 30 Opinion

The pursuit of global competence

Wesley finds itself in a unique position. We are a school actively exploring the notion of ‘global competence’ and intentional capabilities. Furthermore, we are a school well advanced in terms of its experience and understanding of the many challenges presented when embedding, communicating, measuring and building common language of capabilities.

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