Welcome to Week 4. I was once again privileged to watch our IGSSA hockey and netball players represent the School in Sydney with enthusiasm and pride. Whilst it was a mixture of results, in the end it didn’t seem to matter as our girls played well; played hard and were gracious in victory and defeat. How lucky we are to have the girls we have?
Often parents send in useful articles and clips for us to share with the NEGS community. Once such clip I include for you now:
The two minute clip is worth viewing as it focuses on “Screenagers and Device Usage” – a phenomena we are all faced with, to varying degrees.
Also for your reference this week is an article on: “Breaking Down the Language Barriers in Education”. I trust you find it useful.
One of the communications problems of the modern age is the tendency for professionals to speak in their own obscure language, which is often impenetrable to people without their expertise. This is as true of educators as it is of people in other fields of knowledge. Indeed, as a breed, we educators can speak the language of education-ese, characterised by its own acronyms. This letter is intended to serve as a glossary, a kind of translation dictionary to help parents gather the meaning when educational bureaucrats, politicians and the media appear to be obscure. It is set out alphabetically in order to serve as a check list.