For Colour, Transparency

The students we get to support are incredible. I am constantly being inspired by, learning from and growing because of their authentic engagement and contributions in our program days. Listening to participant responses, connections and reflections is one of the true pleasures of being a facilitator. Last week was no different as a Year 5 student, thinking outside the box, shared with the group such an important aspect of ‘being the change you wish to see in the world’. “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” – Mother Teresa In creating similes and metaphors for leadership he chose as a colour transparency. I’ve heard so many colours used before in t

Seasonal Reminders

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” – George Santayana I’m very lucky that I get to see many participant cohorts on multiple occasions within a year. Some client schools I am even lucky enough to work with students right throughout their Primary School journey. It really is inspiring to be a piece of the educational puzzle within the growth and development of these incredible individuals and groups. It’s just funny though that the tree pictured above got me reflecting on this privilege last week. It jumped out at me as I walked through a school courtyard. “Embrace the current season of your life.” – Gabrielle Blair

People will …

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag After watching the 60 Minutes story on Gemma Sisia and St. Jude’s last Sunday night I started flicking back through my photos. I was flooded with a variety of memories of my time away in 2011. That trip was such a special six months overseas. The first two months saw me travelling through Southern Africa, visiting some inspiring locations and meeting some incredible people. Then I had the chance to volunteer as a teacher mentor at St. Jude’s in Arusha, Tanzania for my remaining time away. “Travelling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta For many years I’d dreamed about having the opportun

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