The Ice-Bucket Challenge

“Glance through your now ice-water-doused Facebook feed, and it may occur to you that the ice-bucket challenge — in which people dump ice water on their heads and film it to raise awareness about ALS — is among the most successful charity campaigns in recent history. But is it actually a short-sighted effort?” Catey Hill, Market Watch, August 22, 2014 A simple concept, a campaign to raise awareness, to take action, and to raise money for a worthy cause has assumed ...

Chess

I was taken aback to read the following headline and byline in today’s edition of The Guardian - Two players die at world chess event in Norway - Competitor dies in the middle of a match during Chess Olympiad in Norway and another is found dead in hotel room. At one stage of the day this report was in fact was the most popular article being read on the news media’s website. I had never thought about the stress and the strains of competition ...

What’s different about the IB Diploma? From an IB student’s perspective

So, you have already chosen to do the IB – great decision! As you may know, the diploma programme is one of the fastest growing systems in the world (IB Fast Facts). Not only that, but you are joining a cohort of students that is truly global in outlook. In fact, over 2500 schools worldwide are now doing the IB. So what is the real difference between doing the diploma as opposed to other systems? As an ex-IB student myself, I ...

iCAS

We do a lot of reflection when we pray. I’m a Catholic and my elementary education occurred at St Catherine Laboure Primary School, in the parish of Gymea. I realize now that the good Sisters of St Joseph and the reverend Father Wilkinson had a lot to do with teaching me how to reflect. At the mature age of seven years old I was prepared for the sacrament of Confession. I was taught to reflect on when, and how, I had been ...