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Garen Bevan, Old Oak (Class of 2016) delivers Valedictory Speech.

Matric 2020                Welcome parents, staff, and most importantly, matrics. I’d say that the saying – “time flies whilst you’re having fun” applies here, but let’s just be honest… this year has been any ...

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Simulating an Epidemic: Effective Ways to Beat the Curve by Joshua van Cuyck

The COVID-19 storm arrived without warning and has left our government in a scramble to uphold the already-struggling healthcare system. Our leadership has not been left alone to fend in the frenzy, though, as epidemiology and data science provides a window through which we can observe the devastati ...

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ANXIETY IN CHILDREN - Help for Parents during lockdown and beyond

Lauren Brown, Somerset College Preparatory educational psychologist, shares some practical advice with parents on how to support their children during lockdown. Life can be stressful. Who would have thought that in the space of a few months we would go from celebrating a new decade to full lockdo ...

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Connecting the dots

I had the privilege of attending the Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning: Learning to Make a Social Difference, hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, in July 2019. The conference aim gives expression to what underpins every teacher’s calling and one made even more clear as a res ...

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Our children have been at home, since the school’s closure, from Monday the 23rd of March, a few days before the Lockdown began on the 26th of March. We are very fortunate to attend a school that was already using online learning and communication, via the Google suites, to a certain extent pri ...

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Going the Distance with Distance Learning

The year 2000 was my first year of teaching, I clearly remember the trauma that teachers experienced that year. The staff were expected for the first time to enter the marks and subject comments into a computer programme for the school reports. Physical mark books and the handwriting of comments bec ...

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