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Bridging the Rural-Urban Education Divide in Boarding Schools

There are numerous reasons why rural and remote families choose to send their children to boarding school. A better-quality education, greater social interaction, increased sporting opportunities, or simply – because of their geographic isolation, they have no other choice.   While rural education does not necessarily equate to a second-rate education in terms of quality; lack …

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3 Pieces of Advice when Parenting from a Distance

Pack extra undies, don’t give them too much pocket money, put parental locks on their phones… the advice for parents sending their children away to boarding school goes on and on. While some may be incredibly helpful, others (irrespective of how well intentioned) add to the lump at the pit of your stomach.  Each child’s …

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A New Beginning (Or picking up where I left off?)

If you told me 3 years ago, that this is where I’d be standing today, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you’ve been around for a while, or have read any of my previous blog posts, you’d probably know that in 2018 I spent 12 months living in Brisbane, working in an all-girls Boarding School. …

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An Open Letter to all the nervous parents about to send their children back to boarding school.

As stationery shops begin to get crowded and school shoes are being polished, in geographically isolated areas across the nation, there's a different type of preparation happening. Bags are being packed (and certain items being vetoed by parents), much-loved pets are being hugged goodbye and families everywhere are staring down the barrel of endless hours …

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