The Arts

Cultivating a sense of awe and wonder in children

The world is full of awe and wonder, you just need to know where to look for it. Here, ISV's Diane Bourke explains the benefits of awe-inducing experiences, and how parents can unlock the magic for their children, and themselves.

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Awe-inspiring verse: Calling all student poets

Do you have an aspiring young poet in the family? Find out how they can take part in ISV's popular annual Student Poetry Competition.

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Echoes of awe: Inspiration for your student poet

From a grain of sand to stars in the nighttime sky, the world is full of awe. ISV’s Diane Bourke draws inspiration from the likes of Taylor Swift and William Blake to guide students writing to the theme of this year’s Student Poetry Competition.

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Best of the Web: Why end-of-year concerts matter, and more

The benefits of the end-of-year school performance, parents rethinking the way they share photos online, and the rise of selective mutism in children.

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Student Film Festival 2023: And the winners are…

A challenging yet witty film about the impact of culture clash and racial stereotypes on young Australians from Asian backgrounds has won the Year 12 award in the annual Student Film Festival conducted by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV).

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ISV’s Student Poetry Competition: And the winners are…

The winning poems in the annual Student Poetry Competition run by Independent Schools Victoria have been drawn from close to 600 entries from schools across the state.

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2023 Student Art Exhibition is open

ISV’s annual Student Art Exhibition has opened, and was attended by more than 200 excited student artists, proud parents, teachers and other guests.

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Best of the Web: The best musical instrument for your child, and more

Which musical instrument is best for your child, do sick days equal screen time, and a fierce new season of a podcast.

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Ready, set, write: Ideas and activities to motivate your young poets

We're asking parents and grandparents to encourage their young poets to enter our Student Poetry Competition. Diane Bourke suggests ideas and simple activities to help young people enjoy poetry.

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