Keeping the Digital Divide in Perspective

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald frames a disturbing discussion about the ubiquity of tablets in an early years classroom and asks the question about the wisdom of these changes in schools. As we cascade into this future of technology that seems to be at our children’s fingertips, it is really easy to slide into believing that it is …

Year 4 Scholarship Open for 2019

BIS has a rich history of scholarships for students with two Indigenous Scholarships and Self Directed Scholarships. We are currently accepting applications for a Self-Directed Learning scholarship to offer to an applicant, who is in year 4 starting in 2019.  A Self-Directed Scholarship is awarded to students who can demonstrate a field in which they have proven intrinsic motivation and dedication. …

What does “Education” mean to Australians?

By Principal Jennifer Haynes I was listening to an interesting discussion on “The Minefield” on Radio National today,  discussing the purpose of education in our country and it made me think about our obsession with finding an answer to this question, outside of Australia.  I am waiting with trepidation for the day the Australian government decides to implement the Finnish system …