Bringing a Dog to school

When our children were in their early years at primary school, their teacher had her  beautiful chocolate Labrador, Cleo, in class each day. Cleo loved it and she was loved  and adored by all of the children, who read to her and snuggled in. Recently, I was at another...

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Count the apples!

Today I was reminded how important small gestures can be... a kind word, a bit of praise, knowledge shared. As teachers, as parents, as friends, as people, we cannot underestimate the effect that we have on others. Here is the FISH! Philosophy in action, as shared by...

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Meditation instead of Detention

We recently came across this article from Upworthy.com - "This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning."   It's worth a read. Click here to read the article Back in 2014 when out television series "Today's Schools" showcased Bentleigh...

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You’re a legend!

Recently I took my husband shopping to Aldi and Chemist Ware House. That might not seem much for most, but for us, it's a big event. As I was getting my husband out of the car, an unknown gentleman walked up to me and said "You're a legend'. I guess I looked totally...

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FISH! for Childcare is back

We are excited to announce our last three FISH! workshops for 2017 exclusively for Childcare and OHSC educators. Join us on Swim away with • The ability to build a cohesive team and effective leaders who INSPIRE • A work culture where everyone loves to give their best...

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BE THERE

One of our favourite practices from the FISH! philosophy is BE THERE. Some would say that this is THE most important practice. If you are BEING THERE, you are listening to understand and that allows you to MAKE THEIR DAY. By BEING THERE you also know the boundaries of...

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Why Makerspaces in Schools?

We love the idea of MakerSpaces in schools. They provide an opportunity for creative time and the space for students to explore questions, build prototypes, try out ideas, faiol and retry and build something together. Makerspaces don’t always have to include...

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