Category Archives: Awards

Kennedy College students came 1st out of 248 small schools in the Australia & NZ Science Championships 2021

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My Kennedy College students worked tirelessly to climb to the top of the small schools (≤50 students) leaderboard for the Education Perfect Science Championships 2021. The competition is open to schools of any size in Australia and New Zealand. We came first out fo 248 small schools who participated.

I’m very proud of their achievement.

While this competition was online, there will probably be more opportunities to compete with other schools face-to-face in 2022 (depending on covid restrictions!)

Well done!


Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you, Thea Christie, for awarding me the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The rules of the award are as follows:
  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you. Done.
  2. Post the award image to your page. Done.
  3. Nominate other blogs for the award and inform them about it.

Here’s a selection of WordPress blogs that deserve my nomination:

Housekeeping Announcements

7x7 link award

Dear bloggers,

Yesterday, jameskennedybeijing surpassed an all-time total of 10,000 views.

I’ve written 125 reviews, received 500 likes and now have 100 WordPress followers (that’s excluding social media sites). While the main purpose of this blog is to keep me motivated to read, it’s also satisfying when bloggers express gratitude for the writing of others.

I received the 7×7 link award a long time ago from photographer ephem (thank you!) but waited 8 months to pass it on. In keeping with the tradition of the award, I’m nominating my seven favourite blogs in no particular order. In keeping with my own tradition, I’ve summarised them all in just 6 words:

  1. Tea Blog — tea culture and practical tea advice
  2. subtlekate — a life more eventful than most
  3. Prof. Jenni Aragon — a dedicated undergraduate advisor’s education blog
  4. Happenance — I like the illustrations here best
  5. The Mad Reviewer — reviews books much faster than me
  6. Hot Chocolate and Books — intelligent teenager who reads a lot
  7. myintelligentlife — please start blogging again…

I know none of these bloggers in person.

Blogs hold people accountable. My blog was a catalyst to get me reading more books, and it worked marvellously. I admire the way that many bloggers use their blogs not just to keep focussed and dedicated to their work, but to share their experiences as well. Comments facilitate this process further.

So keep blogging, keep reading and keep commenting.