Welcome to Term 4 and the unseasonal warm temperatures for October.
During the school holidays, my wife Debra and I travelled to New Zealand and visited the South Island. It coincided with a conference which I attended in Queenstown.
The conference provided some outstanding international speakers including Dame Jenny Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Steve Munby, former Director of Education in North-East England; Dr Tony Fernando, a consultant psychiatrist and sleep specialist and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
There were many lessons from this conference and what I remember most is the importance of health and well-being as we are challenged by the fast pace of life and the importance of understanding sleep and that the international data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) requires us to look more deeply into the results for Australia.
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