The Big Science Competition

The Big Science Competition is a one-hour multiple choice competition held in schools during May.

The Big Science Competition:
· is aligned to Australian Curriculum - Science;
· has flexible competition dates so you can fit it into your busy schedule;
· provides teachers with a diagnostic report against strands and sub-strands of the Australian Curriculum;
· recognises student achievement with certificates detailing their performance; and
· rewards teachers and students with great prizes just for taking part.

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at Watch the video here.

Disrupting Education With Competent Kids, the Internet, and Experimentation

 Two years ago, Salman Khan took the stage at TED and completely upended my sense of what is possible when it comes to innovation around education. Yesterday Sugata Mitra did that again. This year's TED Prize winner doesn't just turn our current model of education on its head. He blows it completely out of the water.

What if, instead of transferring content from teacher to student, the role of the teacher was to provoke students with questions and to encourage but not directly instruct? Read more

Athletics Carnival - Sydney - 12th April

 Traditional Athletics Carnival - Friday 12 April 2013

Bookings and Payments are made directly with Kickstart via the following link.

There are four options for booking into this event. Two of these options apply to SHEN members and two are for non-SHEN members. If you are claiming the SHEN member discount, YOU MUST make sure that your surname is included on this form, especially if its different from your child's.

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How to Find a Homeschooling Support Group

Independent, marching to a different drummer, following their hearts and minds, people who have chosen to educate their children at home and in the wider world tend toward self-sufficiency. Some people feel they don’t need or want to get together with other homeschooling families on a regular basis, but as social beings there is much we can gain from associating with one another. None of us is as smart as all of us. Read more