Too cool for school: Hair-dye protest at KSHS #100daysofblogging #day11

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I was on the train on the way home from work today when a group of 4 teenage girls got on the train, sat around me and started talking to each other. It was a little annoying to be talked around, but I wasn’t overly phased. In fact their conversations were, as teenagers conversations often are, quite amusing.

As we went past Seaforth station they began talking about a ‘protest’ at Kelmscott Senior High School today. That piqued my interest. I completed years 8, 9 and 10 at KSHS before moving on to graduate at Sevenoaks Senior College.

My mum and aunties went to that school and so did my little sister and cousins. It’s kind of our ‘stomping ground’. This was the first time I’d ever heard of any sizeable ‘protest’ at the high school.

They spoke about how more than 30 students had died their hair bright colours in protest of new school ‘uniform’ rules banning bright coloured hair. These four were all TAFE students, so they hadn’t been there, but their friends had. They received picture messages as proof before getting off the train.

Two of them said they would’ve joined in too. Continue reading Too cool for school: Hair-dye protest at KSHS #100daysofblogging #day11

I (tentatively) Support Teaching Economics in Australian Schools

Today I read an article by Timothy McDonald about debate around proposals to teach basic economics to primary school students in years five and six.

I was intrigued by the article, as I have been self-educating in the field of Economics and am left wondering how I, a clever student, finished my schooling with out ever having to obtain any serious knowledge of economics.

It is a wonderful idea to teach Australian primary school students the basics of economics. I fully support that. But the question is who will decide what we teach them? Continue reading I (tentatively) Support Teaching Economics in Australian Schools