Like many of her friends, Year 10 student Penny Jin used to love reading when she was in primary school. But a busy schedule and change in priorities meant her love of books slowly waned.

That changed over the past two years after her school, Queenwood School for Girls in Mosman, introduced a mandatory 20 minutes of reading for all 900 students at the same time every day, regardless of what class they were in.

HSC & NAPLAN - A Better Way

8 May 2017

In principle it is hard to object to minimum standards for literacy and numeracy in the HSC.


Virtue is its Own Reward

3 August 2016

Like most schools we have many ways of providing public recognition, but we do need to be judicious in how, and how much, we do it.