Play is not a dirty word!

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein  For many years ‘play’ in school contexts has been a dirty word.  “There is too much to get done to let them play” has been the sentiment of some teachers for a few years now.  Play is not a dirty word!  Many...

What’s Happening to my teenager? Part 1- Physical Changes

Physical changes are the most noticeable in young adolescents. There can be significant differences in height, weight and physical maturity between the sexes. Within a year 8 cohort there may be a 6-8year span in physical development. Uneven bone and muscle growth can...

Middle Schooling at CCC

At CCC we acknowledge the tremendous variations in both the timing and rate of growth​ between individuals within a cohort. We understand that the changes our students are undergoing will impact upon their learning and well-being so we are exploring classroom...

Many Parts Make a Whole

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle Tania Comerford, Personal Growth Support at CCC, recently shared in a Parenting Workshop, ‘Building Blocks to a Healthy Mind’, an acronym from Peter Janetski – BEING. Human...

Students and Smart Phones – What the Research Says

The biggest social experiment ever undertaken is currently happening with our children and the initial findings disturbing. Smart phone technology is becoming a pervasive part of children and teenager’s lives. The apps and games they use are specifically designed to...

Essential Skills For A Successful Early School Career

Prep pressure, have you felt it? As parents we want to do the best for our children and naturally, we all want our children to look like budding geniuses when they arrive for their first day of school. We may spend hours teaching them to write down their name or to...