The Scots College Principal Dr Ian Lambert discusses the importance of laying a foundation for boys to flourish in life and building learning communities in this episode.Read More
A weekly podcast providing a regular source of practical information, encouragement and inspiration for parents of school-aged boys hosted by veteran journalist and news anchor, Leigh Hatcher.
“The Brave Hearts Bold Minds podcast series uncovers practical tools with which parents of school age boys can engage, encourage and challenge their sons for wisdom and compassion” - Leigh Hatcher
David Todd, an economics teacher and Director of Athlete Development and Pathways at The Scots College examines why boys need a strong work ethic. In this podcast, David explores three essential elements: ethics, adaptability and gratitude and their role in growing fine young men.Read More
Phil Cooney, in his role in operations and student management at The Scots College reflects on his 20 plus years managing adolescent behaviour. Phil believes that boys crave consistency and structure. “They want to know the boundaries. Boys don't operate in the grey, they work best in black and white, where they have a known outcome and they know exactly how they're going to get there.” Phil shares the importance of consistency and discipline, and knowing when to “not sweat the small things”.Read More
Gaye Entwistle, Director of the Scots College Early Learning Centre, chats about the role of imagination in learning. From dragons and spiders to writing a narrative, Gaye explains her philosophy of encouraging boys to have their own voice, and their own democratic right to be involved in their learning. Common concerns are featured such as anxiety at school, sleeping well, homework and how parents can help capture the imagination of their boy at home.Read More
Phil Atkinson, Maths Teacher and Housemaster at The Scots College discusses why balance is so important for boys. He examines how, whilst boys need to be challenged in multiple areas, they also need a passion or a hobby in one area. Balance can be hard to achieve and so Phil also covers time management, learning styles, organisation and some helpful strategies on learning maths.
Mike Pitman, Christian Studies teacher and Macintyre Housemaster at The Scots College explores why Boys Need Mentors in this episode. Mike shares his thoughts on how important parents are in the role of Mentor, urging us to be vulnerable and accessible. The hot topic of social media and its impact on a boy’s ability to share the deep truths of their life is also unpacked.
Dr Ian Lambert discusses how, and why the idea of Brave Hearts, Bold Minds and Growing Fine Young Men first emerged. He examines four things that are important in the education of a boy at school and in life. Habit of work, habit of reading, developing hobbies and interests and finally, key to unlocking a boy's potential, developing compassion and sensitivity. Dr Lambert also reflects on some of his own life and experiences.Read More