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JS boys investigate the English language The THRASS Institute is an Australian-based company that has developed a phonetics teaching tool that has made a paradigm shift in the teaching of phonetics. (THRASS is an acronym for ‘Teaching Handwriting, Reading And Spelling Skills’). There is not a single word in English that cannot be adequately explained using […]

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One of the Year 10 electives is Engineering and Mathematics Applications. As part of a unit on Materials, the students design and build a model bridge. All the boys use the same materials and the same amount of materials. Once they have finished, they test the strength of their bridges. The project demonstrates how design […]

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Katie White, Head of Mathematics (Middle School) As teachers, we are constantly asking which methods optimise student learning. John Hattie’s Visible Learning research has taken us a long way towards some valuable answers. The Middle School Mathematics team has put a lot of time and thought into how best to incorporate Visible Learning strategies into […]

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Last week we received the School’s 2017 NAPLAN results. (Parents of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 boys will receive their son’s individual results soon and can click here for an information sheet regarding results). We particularly focus on the progress that individual cohorts make across two years, from Year 3 to Year 5, Year […]

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To complement their study of ‘past and present’, the Year 1 boys have ventured into the Senior School for a couple of visits to investigate the links between the School today and their own experiences. Last week, the 40 boys started their tour in Dr Swann’s office, where he invited them to sit at his […]

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