Living the Dreaming: Time, Authenticity & Leunig’s String of Pearls

It is always nice to come across a piece of writing that supports something I’ve felt and tried to convey to you all in class. The other day, during our reading of ‘Grasping For Sacred Particles of Joy’ in The Lot I raised the notion of ‘time’ and we discussed the difficulty in thinking too much […]

Farewell and Good Luck

And so, the time has come where I must bid a fond adieu to you, the students extroadinaire of my first year at Haileybury. Words cannot express how proud I am of you. It is a grand achievement to have journeyed through 13 years of school, and arrive at this final moment with such enthusiasm […]

On the Waterfront and how it constructs meaning

As you are all aware by now, you must consider the constructed nature of the film when writing your essay. Here are some links that might provide a last minute surge of inpiration. http://vcewaterfrontcharacters.wordpress.com/ – This blog has pages on characters, themes, metalanguage and setting. http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=136&intversion=252 – Roger Stitson explores the way Kazan uses the costumes and […]

The importance of transition words and phrases

I’ve often suggested that the use of transition phrases will make your essays more fluent, and lessen the jarring effect created by simply switching from one idea to the next. The following statement, from Smart Words (and you have to love any website that has a page titled “How to write good”!), highlights the ability of […]