Friday, September 7, 2012


R U OK?Day is a national day of action dedicated to inspiring all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’ By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can all help build a more connected community and reduce our country’s high suicide rate.

R U OK?Day is on the second Thursday of September (13 September 2012).

More than 2,200 Australians suicide each year and men are around 3 times more likely to die by suicide than females (ABS 2012). For each person that takes their life, another 30 people attempt to end their own life (SANE Australia).

Most people don't openly share their feelings, particularly if they're struggling. The best thing we can all do is regularly talk to the people we care about - regardless of whether they are at risk - because connection is good for us all.

In the time it takes to have your coffee, you can start a conversation that could change a life.

Who will you ask?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Smoking too much?

A range of free cannabis information resources are available to order from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre. These resources are suitable for service providers in healthcare, alcohol and drugs, youth work, law enforcement, and educational institutions. We are using them successfully here with our FLO students.
The fact sheets are lovely little pdf files that I have put on teacher laptops. you can download them here. You can also order a huge amount of free brochures, cards etc. Go for it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Finally - the answer! It was in the EdLounge all along

Hugh (Christies Beach AP) just introduced EdLounge to me. Where have I been? Perfect for online, paced, individualised learning. Perfect for students on suspension, exclusion, in Time Out, personal tutoring, case management.
Betta get Barbie doing some lessons so she can go to the DJ workshop and/or upgrade her car.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Ahhh the classroom and the IT issues are chronic now. Kids are being taught to misuse computers really. Lots of bad habits to squash, needing lots of engagement to get them on board...