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Back to school wellness tips for teachers

The start of a new school year brings a range of emotions. You’re excited, but maybe a little anxious, you’re energised but careful to pace yourself, and you’re eager to start, even if you wouldn’t turn down another day of rest. In the middle of ever-present uncertainty, these back-to-school emotions are running higher than ever….

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12 holiday dishes from around the world

Crispy latkes laden with sour cream, sweet-smelling fruit pies spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, roasted turkey paired with creamy mashed potatoes and tangy cranberry sauce, a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken… who do these delicious holiday dishes belong to? The holidays are almost upon us, which means plenty of specialty dishes we can’t wait to…

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A history of Christmas tunes

By the end of November, it begins. You start to hear the tinkling of bells and the swell of choral voices that marks the start of the holiday music season. While many of the more familiar classical carols were produced during the 19th century, the period from the Great Depression to the post-war 1950s saw a surge…

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10 ways to get into the Christmas spirit

Can you believe it’s December?! As the school year comes to a close and life starts to wind down for the holiday period, now is a great time to start getting into the Christmas spirit. Here are some things you can do to spark joy in your household… Visit a Christmas market and support local…

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An activity for World Outdoor Classroom Day

The world around us has changed. Our lives may appear to have slowed, but it’s Mother Nature’s time to flourish. We see plants popping up in unusual places and animals wandering into new spaces. Wind patterns are changing and the hole in the ozone layer has even started to repair itself. This level of growth…

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8 recipes from around the world

Experiencing the authentic cuisine of a foreign destination is one of the best ways to really get to know the local culture. Every dish has a story and it’s always so fascinating to learn the origins of a traditional meal and how it’s passed down from one generation to the next. We’re all really missing…

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A wrap up of the 2021 snow season

Just two weeks after the closing weekend, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the rollercoaster of a season that was 2021! Due to travel restrictions coming in and out of play across Victoria and New South Wales, only 15 of our lucky groups (almost 700 students and teachers!) got to delight in an alpine…

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Why students love Rhapsody Rotorua

After cancelling Rhapsody Rotorua for two consecutive years due to COVID-19, we’re delighted to be able to give teachers and students the opportunity to attend Rhapsody Rotorua in New Zealand next year. The international youth music festival brings together budding musicians to learn, perform and grow during a week of experiential learning and fun! Students…

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Incorporate pop culture in your classroom

While some of us have been spending more time at home, maybe we’ve found ourselves with opportunities to indulge in our favourite aspects of pop culture, or maybe we’re getting caught up on a guilty-pleasure show or podcast. Pop culture is all around us, especially with social media’s prevalence in our lives. If you’re consuming it, you…

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Fun things to do at home

Many of us around the country are really starting to feel lockdown fatigue. We’ve tried new hobbies, had way too many zoom calls with friends (or work colleagues!) and watched an abundance of shows on every streaming platform available. With school holidays approaching and the likelihood that many of us will need to stay at home for a little longer,…

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