We finished Michael Pankridge's The Vanishings the other day and I'm reading them Out of the Blue at the moment. Pankridge's is a local author ( Geelong) and a teacher. His books are great and have proved very popular.
On the weekend I intend to start planning a unit on Edgar Allan Poe for term 2. This term is slipping by so quickly. ( 3 and a bit weeks!) I won't have my classic science fiction unit finished this term as planned. I had a Resources Committee meeting at Ballarat High School this afternoon. We inspected the school gymnasium and discussed how and where to spend our maintenance funding. ( Below is a photo of the small basketball court which has already been recently updated)
Education stories in this week's Age
school size: Three primary school principals, with seven, 300 and 1300 students, explain how such schools work for them and their students. ( The one with 7, like us is just down the road from us)
Maths Challenge Success
Australian students are consistently world beaters in a global challenge to build mini-F1 cars...which says something about the quality of science and maths teaching here.