Tag Archives: Community Service

Antarctic Adventures

What do you know about penguins? Well they get mad if you steal their fish… Thankfully, I wasn’t the one given the opportunity to go to Antarctica and lead a research base station.

In this episode, we talk with Noel Mifsud, Principal of Christian Brothers College in Adelaide, whose extra-ordinary career crosses between education and industry as opportunities have presented themselves. We look at how his experiences outside of education have helped him in his teaching and leadership throughout all his work.

We explore some of the interesting approaches he’s using in his own school to help prepare students for an unknown and uncertain future.

For more information about Noel & Christian Bros College:

http://www.cbc.sa.edu.au

http://www.antarctica.gov.au

http://www.antarctica.gov.au/living-and-working/stations/casey

Clunes – Escape To The Country

How do you like the sound of going away for eight weeks and living in a house with seven other people you might have never met before? No it’s not big brother. It’s Wesley College’s residential Yr 9 program called Clunes.

In this episode, we talk with Tim Nolan, Head of Student Welfare at Clunes. We look at how different this sort of program is and how their experiential learning approach covers their daily social lives, their academic work and their community involvement.

We explore some of the aspects of the co-ed program and see how this sort of challenging and supportive environment is helping students prepare for an uncertain future.

For more information about Clunes:

http://www.wesleycollege.net/Wesley-Life/Clunes/The-Clunes-Journey.aspx

http://visitclunes.com.au