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Career Unclear?

It’s hard enough being a teenager without the pressure of choosing a career for life. But it doesn't have to be so hard. Young children dream of becoming astronauts, firemen, adventurers and princesses. In primary school, they imagine themselves as movie stars, elite athletes and brain surgeons. By the time they turn 15, job titles become less defined as the fear of how to acquire them kicks in. Prestige Se ...

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You When Looking for the Right Childcare

Whether you’re a parent for the first time or have been around the playground before, it’s never easy to leave your little ones in the care of someone else. Amongst the manic of parenthood, tornado of emotions and plethora of unclear information, there’s no greater anxiety. If only we could all have our very own Mrs Doubtfire, right? Like most parents, a great proportion of time is spent identifying a good ...

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

We're half way through the school year and for those of you with preppies starting in 2019, here are some tips to work on and get your child school ready. Starting school can be quite emotional and overwhelming for children and parents alike.  Know that you can help reduce these feelings, by talking to your child, being positive, organised and relaxed about it. Here are 5 ways you can help prepare your chil ...

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Celebrating Our Educators // CAC Welcomes NASA

With this month’s theme of learning and education, it’d be remiss of us not to celebrate some of our area’s stand-out educators. In celebration of the launch of Coomera Anglican College’s future-focused centre, The Pod, last month, the College had the honour of hosting Stephen Hunter, manager of the International Space Station’s Computer Resources from NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. With 24 ye ...

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Celebrating Our Educators // Lindisfarne’s Future-Focused

With this month’s theme of learning and education, it’d be remiss of us not to celebrate some of our area’s stand-out educators. Life after school has changed. According to the Foundation for Young Australians, “Three global forces are rapidly changing the way we work: automation, globalisation and collaboration. Career pathways aren’t as linear as they used to be with young people expected to have 17 jobs ...

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Celebrating Our Educators // Character is Key at King’s

With this month’s theme of learning and education, it’d be remiss of us not to celebrate some of our area’s stand-out educators. King’s Christian College operates from two campuses on the Gold Coast. The Reedy Creek campus was established in 1980 and offers Kindy and Pre Prep as well as Primary and Secondary schooling plus a Trade Training Centre. The Pimpama campus was opened in 2015 and offers Kindy, Pre- ...

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I was about 10-ish when I received one of the coolest ever birthday gifts – a Casio electric keyboard. It was an uber-fancy thing with loads of buttons and settings to make my piano notes sound like saxophones or trumpets or a full orchestra if I wanted. You could set a beat and play along. It was cool. Having said all that, I’d had no formal training in piano at the time nor were my parents thinking they’d ...

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Learning Journey

It certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all job - this parenting gig is a long journey. We take on the biggest load of responsibility saying ‘yes’ to bringing children into the world. Once our little person arrives, there is no running away from the responsibility. So, how do we learn to be a parent? Is it something we get from a book, watching a movie or even a doco? How do we know we’ve got it right and do we ...

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Lifelong Learning

We may learn something new every day, but how long has it been since you dedicated yourself to learning a new skill? You don’t have to take on a bachelor’s degree or enrol in your local TAFE to learn something new – check out these things you probably never knew you could learn. FOR THE COUPLES Salsa dancing is about more than just dominating the dancefloor at your friend’s wedding – turns out, it could be ...

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You Can do it!

With tertiary education for ‘mature-age’ students on the rise, there’s no time like the present to consider re-skilling or enrolling in some kind of formal education program to learn something new.   In 2016, more than one million Aussies aged 25-64 were enrolled in a formal study program and, according to a 2017 study conducted over a 15-year observation period, 11 per cent of women and 8 per cent of ...

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