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Colin Simpson Tribute – An Inspiring Educational Leader

Colin Simpson Tribute – An Inspiring Educational Leader

Colin Simpson Tribute It is with immense sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Colin Simpson. Colin was the Foundation Principal of Richmond High School.  Before that, he was the Principal of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.  He is broadly...

Radical plan proposed to look beyond ATAR

Radical plan proposed to look beyond ATAR

Across Australia, education reviews are being undertaken to update the curriculum or qualifications frameworks to help the Australian education system evolve to meet the changing needs of learners. They all have the same basic premise – what changes do we need to make to enable our education system to better prepare children and young people for future challenges? Beyond ATAR: a proposal for change, a position paper by the Australian Learning Lecture, proposes a radical rethink about how we structure secondary education and the journey to work, higher education, and life.

How do you develop a school curriculum?

How do you develop a school curriculum?

How do you develop a school curriculum? With Victoria Triantafyllou, Assistant Principal at Richmond High School.Victoria or rather Miss T as she's fondly known by her students, sat down with Sue Collins aka Miss C.  Ok, truthfully, I’ve never been called...

What is a modern learning environment like?

What is a modern learning environment like?

What does a school designed for modern learning look like? If you live in a city that has a quickly growing population and not a lot of land to spare for a new local school, then you might be wondering how to fit one in.I know my own mother was lamenting...

Designing the Future of Education

Designing the Future of Education

How to design the future of education“I’m not having a year 10, as a school principal I’ve completely lost faith in year 10!”  Colin Simpson, Principal Richmond High School.I just love a non conformist, out of the box idea that speaks directly to the rebel...

Do private schools really outperform public?

Do private schools really outperform public?

Spending more on private schools doesn’t guarantee success! It is often claimed as fact that private schools outperform public schools. My analysis of MySchool data and 2017 Victorian Certificate of Education year 12 results shows that public schools with...

Australian schools are changing!

Australian schools are changing!

I open my eyes and see the gleaming multi-story building looming before me.  It’s an awesome design, polished metal meets gleaming glass, a glistening sign proudly announcing itself: “RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL”. A staircase beckons and I follow it.  ...