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Sunmarke Speaks’ Latest Digital Magazine If there is anything you should read today, it is Sunmarke’s latest digital magazine, ‘Sunmarke Speaks’. Packed with interesting articles and insights, this term’s magazine is a must-read for parents and students alike. It’s a true labour of love of our students so share the magazine with friends and family,...
This is a great opportunity for young athletes, artists, musicians, aspiring academics and students of the future. To help them take their skills and talent to the next level, Sunmarke School’s Scholarship Programme offers all support and resources they need. Check out this video by Mr. Paul Kelly, Head of Secondary at Sunmarke, for yourself and...
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) has a list of character traits they endeavor to cultivate in their different programmes.
Character Strengths in Education I was approached last week by a student who was looking to take an extra qualification to boost their university application. We discussed about their current subjects and how to demonstrate to universities that they are passionate about their subject and are much more than a set of grades. The student...
The Beauty of Reading & How to Cultivate the Habit in Children In an ever-growing technological world and because of COVID19 our children are now using devices more than ever. It is becoming more and more difficult to peel them from their screens as online learning has meant that they now have an excuse to...
How to help your child manage their feelings and build resilience using Emotion Coaching How to become your child’s Emotional Coach? Children experience a wide range of emotions as they move through life, it can be challenging as a parent to know how best to help children through these emotions. Would you like to learn...
Positive Education = Positive Living Positive Education is not just a curriculum, a method of teaching & learning, it is in, the fact a way of life. This research-driven, evidence-based, approach is based on the development of human values, competencies, character strengths, and social/emotional well-being as being an integral part of a child’s learning and...
Off to the Races: Musings on the University Rankings system And we are off to the races again…. The college application cycle Fall 2022 has started.  We spend a lot of time having students identify which universities they want to go to, and inevitably, students and their parents turn to the university rankings when making decisions about where to apply.  ...
Supporting our children in finding purpose & meaning “Who am I?” and “What do I want to be when I grow up?” may be two of the most commonly asked questions of our children from when they begin to communicate with the world. And the answer can be complicated and change often as children grow...
Listening to be understood! Healthy communication is a two-way street – it takes active listening and using the right “language”. In today’s world of diversity and cultural differences connecting to others can become the deciding factor on whether your child has positive relationships with the people around them. Research has identified five main ways that...
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