Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The grade 8 students were given 3 basic literacy tests. 20%  were way below average as they did not bother to try because there is no direct reward in it for them. Is this a result of the NAPLAN preparation we assail them with every week?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Phone Pics from Michelle

You can't make me!

 Mummy! She said "No!"

Skye is my tanty queen. Can't wait for her to reach highschool.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Bio???

The NGO I work for had its AGM last week and they asked for a bio - limited to approx. 30 words.

I was tempted to write, "Goooodies, goody goody Yum Yum! 'Cause that's what I do "Anything, Anytime, Anywhere".  But I chickened out because I don't actually know the committee. So I wrote this...

Tamara Kelly  B.A., B.Ed. (this means I can read) Educator for 20 years in language, communication, IT, science & environment. Interested in all forms of sustainability. Married with young children and the usual menagerie.
Enjoys people - preferably with a nice red wine and a honey-soy sauce.

...I wonder if they used the last line?

Friday, February 11, 2011


To BED: perchance to SLEEP: aye, there's the rub;