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Ann Rowley Morton
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Who teaches ethics in our unethical society?
In a country where many of our senior leaders flout the law every day, it is difficult to teach children to be law-abiding and to perform their civic duty. Many parents are absent from their children’s lives, either because one parent is really absent or be...
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Raising children positively
Melissa and Leigh When I was young and gave my
parents a hard time, I was given a hiding. Most adults my age remember getting
hit at school too. Disciplining children today is very different, and
particularly at our school. Parents have asked me how best to...
Raising children positively
Raising children positively
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Good Principal Wanted
Having been the principal of Pinelands North for more than twenty years this year, and realizing that I only have about seven years to retirement, has made me reflect on my appointment and on the teaching fraternity’s view of principalship as a whole. Few t...
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New Standards for children and screen time
Matt uses his iPad during class every day In Time magazine of 7 November 2016, there was
an interesting parenting article that confronts our current knowledge about the
positive and negative affects of young children using technology. The American
Academy o...
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Developing spiritual intelligence in our school community
My reading lately has been
around developing intelligence in people, and I have been particularly
interested in the recent focus on Spiritual Intelligence. Cindy Wigglesworth,
the President of Deep Change, Inc, has written an article on the history of
‘inte...
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What's the fuss about hair?
The Anderson family wearing the same sports' uniform The fuss in the press lately about hair, uniforms and
other possibly discriminatory policies at schools, has had me confused. I had
just presumed that all schools had been changing over the years in the s...
What's the fuss about hair?
What's the fuss about hair?
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Pushing Boulders
I am sitting and
reflecting on the title of Athol Williams' autobiography. Athol is an uncle of two pupils at our school, and he has recently been collaborating with staff and pupils, particularly in writing poetry.  Leading a school
over the past twenty ye...
Pushing Boulders
Pushing Boulders
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Teaching Empathy for Animals is Essential
Grade 4s feeding the ducklings at break While sitting in the Company Gardens having breakfast on a Saturday morning, I watched a 7 year old boy chasing an Egyptian goose with a broken wing. Every time the poor goose hopped out of his reach, he ran to persec...
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When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis......
Flying away from home and school on an airplane to China last month, I started reading a book I had bought for my book club. The book When bad things happen in good bikinis by Helen Bailey, covers blog posts she writes after her husband drowned while they w...
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A cultural eye-opening trip to China....
With Professor Qin, Director of the Confucius Institute I have just had the privilege
of spending 10 days in China, with the compliments of the Confucius  Institute at UCT. Pinelands North started
teaching Mandarin as an extramural in January 2016, and this...
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