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THE MAKING OF A SCHOOL TELESCOPE

One of the common complaints amongst students is a lack of practical application of the knowledge and skills learnt in class. At St Charles College, we address this by providing as many opportunities as possible for our boys to put their acquired theory into practice. For example in bridge-building and hydrology competitions, science and enviro-club to name but a few. This year, I decided to involve a group of boys in the building of a telescope for the school.

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TAKE THE TEARS OUT OF MATHS HOMEWORK

More tears are spilt over dining room tables between parents and children doing Maths homework than any other school subject. So, what can you do differently to make sure that homework doesn’t turn into a daily nightmare?

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Our teachers in Scrummies are always recognising and making the most of learning opportunities that present themselves. This even sometimes includes phoning our Deputy Principal, Mr Graham
Stewart-Burger, to see if he can run down to Scrummies to give an impromptu science lesson to the boys!

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ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION

We will be emphasising environmental solutions this term and hope you will join us in changing our collective habits in this regard. With two years and eight months, exactly, until day zero (when we will cease to contribute to the dump entirely) there is a lot we can each do immediately.

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RESEARCHING AUGMENTED REALITY

The College appointed Dr Miguel Cavero as the Head of Academic Research and Development to work towards the intentional integration of technology into teaching, learning and personal organisation. We believe that we have found the golden thread and we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

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