Category: Education

Selective School Ryde, Beyond Routine

Intelligence is hard to define. The classic idea about such things was that, though they were hard to define they could be recognized when encountered. Unfortunately, this does not work well. Many people think they are intelligent because they are not intelligent enough to know otherwise. By contrast, many intelligent people tend to underestimate their abilities. It would be nice to have a...

JAMES AN COLLAGE – SELECTIVE SCHOOL RYDE part 1

Selective schools test to find the most capable young students. There are many arguments for and against this. Some arguments question whether or not the more capable student should be put together; some question the selection method. One criticism leveled at selective schools is that the individual students suffer cultural shock when they realize they are no longer the smartest kid in the...

PROCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – Holy Spirit Background – Part 2

The book of Acts follows the story of the apostles after Jesus has finished His earthly ministry; Acts is a loose sequel to the Gospel of Luke. And in the 4th and 5th verses of Acts Jesus tells the disciples to stay in Jerusalem to await the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  This is not the first mention of this- The old testament promised the ‘Spirit of God’; Jesus spoke on several occasions of...

Music tuition for the advanced learner

To learn how to play music is an absolute privilege. The development of classical music has brought a lot of historical significance; from the musicians in Vienna, to the theatre. To learn an instrument it requires a lot of commitment from the player, but also the teacher. Charisma Music is a music academy in Ryde which specialises in Violin, Guitar and Piano music lessons. The staff are well...

IELTS

There are several tests used to assess an immigrants English language skills. IELTS is the most common one used in Australia. It has four components: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Unlike TOEFL, which tests some of these areas in combination, the IELTS test does not use computer assessment; it is all either handwritten or spoken directly to an assessor. IELTS is run in two streams, an...