Category Archives: Holidays

American History – learned over a weekend.

This post continues to be written by our four staff over in Boston – this time over the weekend exploring American history.  The weekend was spent exploring Boston’s significant history, namely its prominent place as the birthplace of American independence. … Continue reading

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Extended family holidays – an opportunity or a threat to learning?

Last week I was engaged in my school’s peer review process and we tossed around a question on extended student absence from school for family travel purposes. You see extended family holidays are close to the number one reason why … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays

Well it’s summer holidays once again and we have the “van” down at Point Leo this year until the end of March. I see some weekends at the beach during our hot February back to school month. I spared a … Continue reading

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India, the brave and the beautiful

I have been travelling with Merryn, my wife, in India for a week now and have seen so much it’s hard to know where to begin. Probably I should start with today when we saw the Taj Mahal truly one … Continue reading

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Walking along the Beach

I took this photo while walking along Sunshine Beach with my iPhone 4. I really liked the cloud formation and the contrasts. PS I made it back to unit before it rained.

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I’m in my usual September holiday place on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The sun has broken our winter mindsets as we swim in the surf and relax by the pool in the afternoon. It’s just what the doctor ordered … Continue reading

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“What would you do if you could change the world?”

I have just picked up on the documentary now out at the movies “I am eleven” that poses this question to 11 year olds around the world. Why 11? I think Genevieve Bailey thought 11 years of age is a … Continue reading

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Mitchell at the Red Centre

Mitchell, my son has just returned from 13 days in the the Northern Territory and South Australia exploring the red centre of this vast continent. He has been to places I haven’t and has a set of experiences that will last … Continue reading

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Survival skills and holiday walks

Over the holidays I spent 3 weeks with the family at the beach, in fact two beaches Point Leo and Lorne. The slideshow in the right column has various pictures taken on the walks. Time went quickly as it does for most … Continue reading

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