Head’s Blog

Learning how to read

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What does it mean to ‘learn how to read’? Does it mean physically being able to understand that marks on a page make sound and that those sounds together create a word? Does it mean to understand what you read and learn...

Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

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An essential part of our school that is always happening behind the scenes is our work to help our students and community understand the importance of tolerance and inclusion in a diverse world.  This year, I started a Diversity Forum made...

Pre-Prep launch podcast

Pre-Prep launch podcast

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Following the successful launch of the school’s brand new podcast channel, aptly titled ‘The Falcons Pre-Prep Podcast’, our Head, Liz McLaughlin, spent a little time with the editor of Chiswick Magazine.  She shared the premise behind its launch and why...

‘It is too easy for him’

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‘It is too easy for him.’ ‘He does it so quickly.’ ‘Do you have harder work?’ ‘He can read these books all by himself.  They seem too easy’.  These are frequent statements and questions by parents in all schools around the world...

The importance of being curious

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Curiosity is one of three core values at my school because my team of teachers truly believe that it will help our students to develop their character.  We want our children to ‘stay with problems longer’ out of internal motivation...