The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-24T03:55:40Z NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THAT AUSTRALIAN PARENTS ARE PERSONALISING ALMOST EVERYTHING IN THEIR FAMILIES LIVES, APART FROM THIS 2021-01-24T03:55:40Z new-research-reveals-that-australian-parents-are-personalising-almost-everything-in-their-families-lives-apart-from-this Online school tutoring service, Cluey Learning, has released new research that explores the extent Australian parents ensure family life is personalised to individual tastes and personalities but identified a clear discrepancy when it comes to approach to learning and education. Of the parents surveyed, 85% of parents agree their children’s clothing and accessories reflect their personalities, 93% of parents claim to buy toys and games that appeal to their child’s personal interests and 86% admit their children only participate in extra-curricular activities that are of interest to them. Despite this personalised approach to our kids’ lifestyles, it appears parents do not believe this applies to the current educational system, with 77% agreeing it’s a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. 88% felt their child could do with more individualised attention at school and 90% agreed that, now more than ever, kids need additional learning support.Cluey Learning Chief Learning Officer, Dr Selina Samuels said, “It’s hard to reconcile that we expect such a deep level of personalisation for our everyday experiences, yet we don’t demand the same for our children’s learning. Because, just as you wouldn’t expect your child to have the same hairstyle as every other student in their school, you wouldn’t expect them to be identical learners.”Additional key findings from the research include: 65% of parents consider purchasing new stationery an essential part of Back to School planning, but less than 1 in 4 (23%) look at signing up with a tutor88% of parents wish there was more time to go back and revise any areas their child may not have understood during the school term/year to ensure they’ve grasped the concepts87% of parents agree that they would love more feedback on their child’s learning progress than just school reports and parent-teacher meetings84% of parents agree that the pace at which their child is taught a new subject or concept doesn’t necessarily suit them Based on these findings, Cluey have launched a campaign designed to raise awareness around the importance of personalised experiences by offering free Back to School haircuts for school kids via hairdressing chain, Just Cuts. The first 1000 applicants will receive a free haircut at any of the 190 salons nationwide.Cluey Learning Chief Learning Officer, Dr Selina Samuels said, “Back to School is the perfect time to reflect on the current learning needs of your children, so we’ve partnered with Just Cuts - the largest hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere - to offer parents a helping hand during this busy and expensive time of year. At the same time, we hope this initiative draws attention to the benefits of personalisation in every aspect of our lives - whether that’s a haircut, a coffee order, or our children’s learning - because it’s important our needs are met.”School children who take up the offer of a free Back to School haircut will also receive 20% off Cluey. Visit https://clueylearning.com.au/haircuts to request a free haircut. For further details and to learn more about Cluey Learning click here.-ENDS-Media Contact:Candice Meiselscandice@candicepr.com0481 369 484NOTES TO EDITORS About Cluey Learning Cluey Learning delivers personalised online tutoring support for students in Years 2 -12, across Maths, English and Chemistry. All content is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and is based on the unique learning needs of each individual student. Cluey has supported over 15,000 Australian families, run over 192,000 sessions and has been rated 4.7/5 by parents and students.About Dr Selina SamuelsDr Selina Samuels is the Chief Learning Officer at online education company Cluey Learning. She has been in education for over three decades and has been working with schools since 2013 to establish and provide remote education programs across a range of subjects.Qualifications: BA (Hons), LLB, PhD, MEd.About the promotion Offer includes 1 haircut or hairstyle, free of charge, per school child. Offer does not include any colour treatment, or maintenance treatment such as deep conditioning. Vouchers can be redeemed Monday to Friday only. Offer is redeemed on a first come, first serve basis - while stocks last. Offer valid until voucher stocks run out one redemption per person only. Please check your local participating salon for opening hours. Offer can be redeemed via https://clueylearning.com.au/haircutsAbout the research Over 1,000 people were surveyed during the period 3-8 December 2020. The sample size was nationally representative amongst parents of school children from Kinder to Years 12 in Australia. The survey was conducted by Cluey Learning, in collaboration with Pure Profile. For more insights, see here: https://clueylearning.com.au/blog/personalisation-research/ FREE PERSONALISED BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRCUTS COURTESY OF ONLINE TUTORING SERVICE, CLUEY LEARNING 2021-01-17T07:56:13Z free-personalised-back-to-school-haircuts-courtesy-of-online-tutoring-service-cluey-learning Online tutoring service Cluey Learning is offering free Back to School haircuts for school kids via hairdressing chain, Just Cuts. Applicants will receive a free haircut at any of the 190 salons nationwide.The initiative – just in time for the new school term – is designed to raise awareness around the importance of personalised experiences, whether that’s something as routine as a haircut, or as fundamental as how children learn. Research released today shows that 85% of parents agree their children’s clothing and accessories reflect their personalities, 93% of parents claim to buy toys and games that appeal to their child’s personal interests and 86% admit their children only participate in extra-curricular activities that are of interest to them. Despite this personalised approach to our kids’ lifestyles, it appears parents do not believe this applies to the current educational system, with 77% agreeing it’s a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. 88% felt their child could do with more individualised attention at school and 90% agreed that, now more than ever, kids need additional learning support.Cluey Learning offers school children live, face-to-face tutoring support in a 1-to-1 and small group setting. Kids can learn at their own pace, in their own way,in addition to school. Its online adaptive platform delivers a personalised experience like no other, with over 790 tutors, bespoke tutor and student matching and an array of digital technologies to aid performance and delivery of the Australian National Curriculum. Cluey Learning Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Selina Samuels says, “It’s hard to reconcile that we expect such a deep level of personalisation for our everyday experiences, yet we don’t demand the same for our children’s learning. Because, just as you wouldn’t expect your child to have the same hairstyle as every other student in their school, you wouldn’t expect them to be identical learners. Back to School is the perfect time to reflect on the current learning needs of your children, so we’ve partnered with Just Cuts - the largest hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere - to offer parents a helping hand during this busy and expensive time of year. At the same time, we hope this initiative draws attention to the benefits of personalisation in every aspect of our lives - whether that’s a haircut, a coffee order, or our children’s learning - because it’s important our needs are met.” Additional key findings from the research include: 65% of parents consider purchasing new stationery an essential part of Back to School planning, but less than 1 in 4 (23%) look at signing up with a tutor88% of parents wish there was more time to go back and revise any areas their child may not have understood during the school term/year to ensure they’ve grasped the concepts87% of parents agree that they would love more feedback on their child’s learning progress than just school reports and parent-teacher meetings84% of parents agree that the pace at which their child is taught a new subject or concept doesn’t necessarily suit themSchool children who take up the offer of a free Back to School haircut will also receive 20% off Cluey. Visit https://clueylearning.com.au/haircuts to request a free haircut. For further details and to learn more about Cluey Learning click here.-ENDS-Media Contact:Candice Meiselscandice@candicepr.com0481 369 484 NOTES TO EDITORS About Cluey Learning Cluey Learning delivers personalised online tutoring support for students in Years 2 -12, across Maths, English and Chemistry. All content is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and is based on the unique learning needs of each individual student. Cluey has supported over 15,000 Australian families, run over 192,000 sessions and has been rated 4.7/5 by parents and students.About Dr. Selina SamuelsDr. Selina Samuels is the Chief Learning Officer at online education company Cluey Learning. She has been in education for over three decades and has been working with schools since 2013 to establish and provide remote education programs across a range of subjects.Qualifications: BA (Hons), LLB, Ph.D., MEd.About the promotion Offer includes 1 haircut or hairstyle, free of charge, per school child. Offer does not include any colour treatment, or maintenance treatment such as deep conditioning. Vouchers can be redeemed Monday to Friday only. Offer is redeemed on a first-come, first serve basis - while stocks last. Offer valid until voucher stocks run out one redemption per person only. Please check your local participating salon for opening hours. Offer can be redeemed via https://clueylearning.com.au/haircutsAbout the research Over 1,000 people were surveyed during the period 3-8 December 2020. The sample size was nationally representative amongst parents of school children from Kinder to Years 12 in Australia. The survey was conducted by Cluey Learning, in collaboration with Pure Profile. For more insights, see here: https://clueylearning.com.au/blog/personalisation-research/ Fight Child Hunger Down-Under This World Children’s Day 2021-01-13T13:06:08Z fight-child-hunger-down-under-this-world-children-s-day As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Queensland, local kid’s nutrition start-up, Sprout Organic, is hosting a kids treasure hunt in honour of World Children’s Day to support Australian child hunger relief charity, Feed the little Children.   Gold Coast, QLD (November 10, 2020) — To celebrate its launch, Gold Coast kid’s nutrition start-up, Sprout Organic, is hosting a kids treasure hunt in honour of World Children’s Day to raise proceeds for Australian child-hunger relief charity, Feed the Little Children.   What: World Children’s Day Treasure Hunt When: Saturday, November 21 – 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport Host: Sprout Organic Event Details: Participate via gold coin donation to Feed the Little Children. All participants will receive a prize and there will be three major prizes. All families welcome. Participants must have adult supervision. Best suited for kids aged 4-12. Among the founders of the new kids nutrition start-up are two well-known Gold Coast entrepreneurs, Sel Berdie, former Gold Coast Titans player, and INBA Mr. Universe winner, Billy Simmonds.   “We’re thrilled to be hosting a fun family event for a good cause”, said Berdie. “Ensuring that kids have access to nutritious food is a cause which aligns very deeply with our mission and we admire the work that Feed the Little Children does to provide emergency hunger relief for kids in Australia”.   “100% of raised funds from this event will be donated to Feed the Little Children, and we’ll also be donating some boxes of our new healthy snack bars to kids in need” Berdie added. “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to enjoy a fun community event like this and we’re excited to bring some well-needed smiles to kids’ faces and get them out in the fresh air to make a happy memory in honour of World Children’s Day”.   Sprout Organic is the first plant-based kid’s nutrition company to launch in Australia. Advised by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, its first commercial product will be a healthy kids snack bar range launching this November, followed closely by a plant-based toddler, infant, and follow-on formula in 2021. The forecast for Australia’s plant-based food industry shows tremendous growth, with the CSIRO estimating the plant-based foods market to be worth more than $6 billion by 2030 positioning Australia as the third fastest growing market in the world.   Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Ends ### About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic is an Australian plant-based kids nutrition company based in the Gold Coast, Australia. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia.     About World Children’s Day World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November* each year to promote international togetherness and improve children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, World Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights. World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children. NOTE: Sprout Organic’s Treasure hunt event will be held one day after the official World Children’s Day on Saturday, November 21st, so more Gold Coast families can enjoy the event.   About Feed the Little Children Feed The Little Children is an Australian charity which cooks and delivers over 600 hot, healthy meals a week to highly disadvantaged children in Australia, while also employing measurable, outcomes based, self-capacity building projects that bring change to intergenerational cycles of poverty and neglect. Hunger destroys hope, and Feed the Little Children is seeing new confidence, joy, and optimism in the children they support. Australian Smart Tech Brand, G-mee, Partners with Australia Post 2021-01-12T22:52:49Z australian-smart-tech-brand-g-mee-partners-with-australia-post-1 Images available here.Australian smart tech start-up, G-mee, has secured Australia Post as a national retail partner for the brand’s G-mee Connect smartphone. The G-mee range, consisting of the G-mee Plus smart player and G-mee Connect smartphone, is an Australian innovation created to support the safe exploration of smart technology by young users. G-mee offers all the features desired for on-the-go-entertainment and removes digital temptations. With no digital camera and a built-in G-mee App Lock, G-mee is already being recognised as the smart device to satisfy both parent and child needs. The G-mee Connect is the smartphone model of the range and offers access to Google mobile services such as Google Play and YouTube, as well as 4G cellular connectivity. This device facilitates phone calls, SMS and the use of data for browsing and downloading content anytime. Like all G-mee devices, the G-mee Connect comes with a built-in App Lock to ensure users only access age appropriate content. The smartphone also enables download of a free Call Manager App, giving parents the ability to disallow calls from specific numbers at specific times of the day. G-mee creator, Australian tech expert and father of three daughters, Charlie Brown, says the partnership with Australia Post will make safe smart technology accessible to more users. “One of the key things we’ve learned from the events of 2020, is that smart devices are now a necessity. So too is having an awareness of keeping safe online,” Mr Brown explains. “We launched G-mee online last year and our online sales show great promise. Parents are seeing the benefits of G-mee for their kids’ digital use and are telling their friends. Now it’s time to take G-mee to another level.” “We’re excited to offer G-mee Connect smartphones through participating Australia Post outlets nationally. Aussie families will now be able to find a smartphone option to help keep kids safe online at participating Australia Post outlets so they can stay connected once they return to school in 2021.” “Australia Post outlets across the country have evolved to become more than just a place to send letters and packages. Now they are also regarded as a source for quality technology and gadgets at a reasonable price point.” “The G-mee Connect smartphone is all about giving everyday Australian families an affordable device option that prioritises online safety for young users. Our products give parents the ability to curate the content their child engages with, to help guide and educate them about safely using smart technology to become informed users into the future.” The G-mee Connect is available at participating Australia Post outlets nationally for $149. For more information on G-mee, visit www.g-mee.com. ENDS Editor’s Note: G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is available for interview on request. For further information, imagery and media enquiries contact:Maria Crema, Crema PR, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au About G-meeThe range of G-mee smart devices is the brainchild of respected technology expert, Charlie Brown of CBN Media. Charlie created the G-mee range after he and his wife realised that there wasn’t a device on the market that they could give their three young daughters and be assured that the content they were consuming was appropriate. G-mee smart devices give users, of all levels of digital savvy, access to the best on-the-go entertainment, while including features to support safe cyber use and exploration. There are two devices in the G-mee range including the G-mee Plus smart player and G-mee Connect smartphone. About CBN MediaCBN Media is one of Australia’s leading production houses, dedicated to educating the Australian public about new and innovative technology. CBN Media produces Australia’s longest running technology TV show, CyberShack TV and Australia’s highest rating technology radio show, Life and Technology. CBN Media is headed by Charlie Brown, one of Australia's favourite cutting edge commentators on lifestyle technology. SESAME STREET RETURNS TO NEW ZEALAND SCREENS WITH 48th SEASON AND A NEW SPECIAL ON TVNZ 2020-12-11T02:00:40Z sesame-street-returns-to-new-zealand-screens-with-48th-season-and-a-new-special-on-tvnz Sesame Street will return to New Zealand screens with a brand-new season and a new special, to premiere on TVNZ.   Sesame Street’s Season 48 will premiere on Monday 14th December on TVNZ OnDemand at 8am, as well as on TVNZ 2 on 19th January, 2021 with a kindness curriculum focusing on respect and understanding and featuring celebrity guests Kate McKinnon, John Legend, Lucy Liu, and Josh Groban.   ‘The Not Too Late Show with Elmo’ will premiere on Friday 8th January on TVNZ OnDemand.   “We’re delighted to see Sesame Street return to New Zealand television screens to delight another generation of children, and we’re thrilled that TVNZ will join us in helping kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder,” said Whit Higgins, Vice President of International Media Distribution and Business Development, Sesame Workshop.   Season 48 - December 14th, TVNZ OnDemand, and January 19th TVNZ 2 Sesame Street’s 48th season features its powerful kindness curriculum, and an all-new Cookie Monster segment that teaches pre-schoolers where different foods come from.   Sesame Street will focus on mutual respect and understanding, helping kids recognise similarities and celebrate differences – particularly around race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. With its diverse cast of humans and lovable monsters living side-by-side, the show has long helped kids and families navigate this space, and this season is no exception.   “The stories this season focus on cultivating cultural competencies, which are important prosocial skills for school readiness and for life – and they’re more vital now than ever,” said Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, SVP Content and Curriculum, Sesame Workshop. “By modelling constructive ways to experience difference and show compassion, we hope to give kids the tools they need to develop empathy by taking on the perspectives of others, appreciating differences while recognising fundamental similarities.”   Also new this season is the “Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck” segment. In each five-minute installment, Cookie Monster and his new pal Gonger receive a video call from a child who orders something special from their food truck. Partway through each recipe, Cookie and Gonger jump behind the wheel to gather a key ingredient straight from the source, visiting a cranberry bog, a pasta factory, an avocado farm, and more. Farmers and artisans show Cookie and Gonger how their star ingredient is grown or produced before restocking the truck and sending the chefs home to get cooking. It’s an engaging way for kids to learn where food comes from.   As always, this season of Sesame Street features an incredible celebrity line-up, including: Lucy Liu as a reluctant Cinderella who wants to ditch her glass slippers; Tony Award-winner Josh Groban with a new song called “Hey Friend”; Kate McKinnon as Mother Goose, helping the friends create a new rhyme about Elmo; Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi visiting an international street food fair on Sesame Street; John Legend singing a new song called “Come Together”; and Ellie Goulding learning all about clouds.   The Not Too Late Show with Elmo – January 8th, TVNZ OnDemand The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, hosted by a certain furry red monster, is a star-studded talk show for the whole family that highlights a different part of kids’ bedtime routines and is the perfect way for kids and parents to wind down together at the end of the day.   Elmo welcomes an exciting line-up of guests to The Not-Too-Late Show to entertain families with music, games, and fun - with Cookie Monster as his sidekick, other Sesame Street pals as backstage crew, and even his very own house band!   Performers like Lil Nas X, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., and the Jonas Brothers put their own spin on beloved Sesame Street songs; John Mulaney and Olivia Wilde get competitive with tricycle races and teddy bear dress-up contests, while Jonathan Van Ness gives Alan a “monster makeover”; Jimmy Fallon, Hoda Kotb, John Oliver, and Andy Cohen stop by to give Elmo some hosting advice, and much more—all before Elmo’s bedtime!   With a little help from these famous visitors, The Not-Too-Late Show gives familiar night-time activities like brushing teeth, choosing a bedtime story, and putting on pyjamas a fresh and fun twist that only Elmo could deliver.   ************ About Sesame Workshop Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help Kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org   About TVNZ TVNZ is New Zealand’s state-owned, commercially funded broadcaster. TVNZ’s all about sharing the moments that matter - whether it’s breaking news, following adventures, sharing stories or putting smiles on faces. Each day, TVNZ reaches more than 2 million New Zealanders through channels TVNZ 1, 2, DUKE and online platform TVNZ OnDemand. Leading news site 1news.co.nz and socially-driven online news brand Re: connect Kiwis to the important issues throughout the day, however they chose to engage. How to keep mentally healthy this festive season. 2020-12-10T00:53:40Z how-to-keep-mentally-healthy-this-festive-season The festive season can be both exciting and daunting. For some it can be a time of stress, anxiety and loneliness. This year, more than ever, it’s important to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Mentally Healthy WA, through the Act Belong Commit mental health promotion campaign, is encouraging Western Australians to reach out and support one another this Christmas. Here are 10 tips to help you and your loved ones to keep mentally healthy: ·        This festive season, especially, is a time to focus on KINDNESS.  Small things matter: write a kind note for someone to show them you care, stay calm and patient on the road. ·        Try to reconnect with family and friends, even though some of us may not be able to meet in person. Call someone you haven’t seen in ages. Reach out to someone who will be alone this Christmas. ·        Start a new tradition this festive season. Connect with your neighbours for a game of cricket or join the family for a picnic with Christmas leftovers.  ·        Sleeping ok? Rushing around to meet deadlines can be exhausting. Make sure you are getting a good nights’ sleep whenever you can. ·        Remember to stay active at this time of year. Take time to go for a walk. It’s important for your mental health and can make you feel good. ·        Giving feels good. Make a difference this festive season by organising a charity collection with your family or workplace. Contact a local charity to find out what’s needed by them. ·        Enjoy solitude. Don’t forget to make time to reconnect with yourself during the busy holiday period. Do something relaxing - get outside, try some yoga or indulge in an afternoon nap.  ·        Reflect on the past, plan for the future. Think about how you can prioritise your mental health in 2021. ·        Learn something new this festive season. Look online for a card or other game that you can learn with your family or friends. ·        Make Act Belong Commit your family motto for 2021. Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to good mental health. “Whilst the festive season can present many challenges for people around connecting with others, it also draws attention to the importance of having a sense of belonging – whether that’s with family or friends,” says Associate Professor, Christina Pollard, Director of Mentally Healthy WA. Yogazeit Ltd is a partner of the Act Belong Commit campaign helping to promote positive mental health strategies at the individual and community level. “We’re passionate about empowering mentally healthy communities through accessible Yoga and Mindfulness for the Young and Young at Heart.  Taking a deep breath this festive season and taking a moment to being ‘present’ can bring a welcoming change to overwhelming situations or busy Christmas schedules. We’re looking forward to supporting the Act Belong Commit Message in 2021 and we’re hoping to seeing you at one of our inclusive Yoga and Mindfulness Programs: At School – at Aged Care – or in the Community,” says Regina Cruickshank, Executive Director of Yogazeit Ltd.   About Act Belong Commit: Act Belong Commit is directed from Curtin University’s Mentally Healthy WA. Funded by Healthway and the Mental Health Commission, the Act Belong Commit campaign promotes mental health by reminding us to regularly: ·       ACT: Do something to keep mentally, physically, socially, spiritually and culturally active. ·       BELONG: Do something with someone to keep connected to friends, family, community and culture. ·       COMMIT: Do something meaningful – get involved in activities that provide meaning and purpose. At www.actbelongcommit.org.au you’ll find helpful information including hundreds of simple, do-able and achievable activities you can do to improve your mental health.   CONTACT: Meg Clarey 0438417566 PARTNER ORGANISATION CONTACT: Yogazeit Ltd Regina Cruickshank 0405 551 635 3 ways to get creative with coffee this Christmas 2020-12-03T03:48:34Z 3-ways-to-get-creative-with-coffee-this-christmas 22 sleeps to go until Christmas Day! According to JURA Australia, now is the time to start meal prepping, sharing a cocktail amongst friends, and even getting creative with homemade gifts - all featuring coffee from their award-winning S8. JURA Australia’s top 3 ways to use coffee this year include: 1. Homemade gifts: Make mum a coffee scrub by simply mixing, 1 JURA espresso, 2 tbsp ground coffee, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tbsp desiccated coconut. Or, be adventurous and create coffee-infused homemade candles, other than the coffee grounds you’ll need, wax, a wick, a container and a skewer. 2. New Christmas cocktail: The team at @gastrology.co have created their new JURA espresso mudslide cocktail just in time for the festive season. All you need is 2 shots of JURA espresso, 2 shots Irish cream, 3 shots of vodka and ice. Firstly, mix the ice, cooled espresso, Irish cream and vodka and shake for 10 seconds and pour into glasses, then top with coffee ice cream. Enjoy! 3. Cooking with coffee: @lisaeatworld’s latest coffee-infused recipe is the Coffee Balsamic Vinaigrette. The ingredients include 2 tbsp brewed JURA coffee (cooled), 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 shallot, minced and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and add more oil and honey to balance according to taste. About the JURA S8 – RRP $2,790: A 4.3” high-resolution colour touchscreen display. 15 different specialties at the touch of a button including flat white. Graphics and animations show every step of preparation. Professional fine foam frother for the ultimate smooth milk texture. Control via smartphone or apple watch with the JURA Operating Experience (J.O.E ®) Coffee App. Built with premium materials including a bean container cover made of hand-polished die-cast zinc. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. Ingleburn Public School named innovative school 2020-12-02T02:35:00Z ingleburn-public-school-named-innovative-school St Leonards, NSW (2 December 2020) - A south-western Sydney school has been recognised in a prestigious list of the best schools in Australia. Ingleburn Public School has been included in The Educator’s sixth annual Innovative Schools report, showcasing the fifty schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education.  “The Educator Innovative Schools report seeks to showcase those schools at the forefront of change and innovation,” says Editor Brett Henebery. “This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Australian schools to implement massive changes to their existing models as face-to-face classes shifted online. While this no doubt posed enormous challenges across all areas of teaching, parental engagement and student wellbeing, some schools saw some unique and exciting opportunities to innovative and improve the way they deliver teaching and learning, not just in 2020 but well beyond the pandemic.” In an entrepreneurial partnership with UNSW, Ingleburn Public School has established the world’s first school-based clinic for managing disruptive behaviour disorders (DBDs) in young children. Under the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program, parents receive real-time live coaching from a certified therapist, who observes the parent/child playing from behind a one-way mirror. The therapist then coaches the parent to apply evidence-based parental strategies by speaking into a microphone that connects to the wireless earpiece worn by the parent. For teachers with a student participating in the program, they are given access to informational and in-class support services, to enhance their capacity building and to better manage problematic behaviours within the classroom. The PCIT program, provided to at-risk students and families free of charge since June 2019, runs from Ingleburn Public School across six schools and preschool in South Western Sydney. It was awarded a Secretary's Award for School Achievement in the 2020 NSW Minister's and Secretary's Awards for Excellence. To view the full online report and to find out more about Ingleburn Public School, click HERE. -ENDS-  The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. 2021 interiors predictions with Justine Wilson 2020-12-02T00:43:44Z 2021-interiors-predictions-with-justine-wilson 2021 is set to be all about and earthy and raw interiors. Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors predicts that interior styling in 2021 will come back to nature. Whether it's broken stone to natural elements of rattan and cane and the use of recycled materials, next year it all about embracing raw-looking designs with crisp white interiors. Justine Wilson says, “There has been a major shift over the past 12 months to getting back to nature, looking for ways to be more sustainable and generally becoming more minimalistic when it comes to styling. For many that feeling of nature combined with neutrals creates a sense of calm and prosperity, at least it does for me!” Justine’s top five interior trends for 2021 include: 1. Broken stone/crazy paving: This will be a big trend, it's where slabs of stone like terrazzo, terracotta, marble, or slate tiles are broken into random pieces and laid in a haphazard way creating a natural-looking pattern. It’s an earthy look that’s was popular in the 80’s, and that I see it used in modern boho-style homes, hotels, and retail spaces. 2. Natural elements: Rattan, cane and woven materials will continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design. These raw-looking natural designs will be paired with crisp white interiors. 3. Rendering interior walls: The use of a sand bag creates a rustic effect similar to what you would find in the Greek islands or externally like on a Spanish revival style home. Think white or beige as the colour of choice, but this will be applied inside in main living areas and bathrooms. 4. Curves and arches: These will be very popular, especially in furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched doorways and windows as key design features. 5. Recycled timber beams: These will be big, I see these being integrated in ceiling design to create the look of a rustic warehouse or farmhouse style but paired with modern colours and joinery. They will also feature in external architectural elements such as pergolas or outdoor breezeways. “When it comes to interior accents colours, these will remain inspired from natural elements and earthy tones so think olive tones, rust tones, soft blues and beige and sand tones,” adds Justine. For more styling tips go to: www.vaultinteriors.com.au Aspera Mobile launches new, low-cost AS6 4G dual-SIM smartphone and new F42 4G flip phone 2020-12-01T22:46:37Z aspera-mobile-launches-new-low-cost-as6-4g-dual-sim-smartphone-and-new-f42-4g-flip-phone Aspera Mobile has launched the latest in its range of full featured and cost effective mobiles - the feature-packed, 5.99” large screen AS6 smartphone which features face recognition, a fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM and 4G for just $149 and the F42, 4G flip phone with pre-loaded social media apps and easy to use large buttons at only $99. Aspera Mobile MD Allan Robertson explained, “In the AS6 Aspera has kept its brand promise to bring a great value, budget-priced smartphone to consumers and we have specifically designed it to suit anyone looking for a large screen, full Android phone that won’t break the bank. Also, to get face recognition and a fingerprint sensor in a full-featured smartphone for $149 is exceptional value and very rare indeed.” Robertson takes his and Aspera Mobile’s commitment to Australian consumers very seriously and the company has continued to forge ahead in a very competitive market for close to a decade with local Australian-based customer service backing up its range of high quality, unlocked, reliable, and budget conscience phones. He continued, “In an age where the price of some mobile phones is running into thousands of dollars despite them being locked to a network, our success over the last ten years has proven that there is an increasing demand for high quality, low-cost alternatives. The AS6 gives you that in a smartphone and the F42 is ideal for the young or elderly, budget-conscious user wanting a simple phone with easy-to-read large buttons and the most commonly used social media apps – including WhatsApp™ and Facebook™ - already installed.” As all Australian telcos continue to wind down their 3G networks, having a new 4G phone is not only critical but makes good and practical sense. At just $149 the Aspera AS6 offers consumers a surprising number of features including the fact that its large 5.99” screen is also an 18:9 IPS 550 cd/m² extra bright display that is FWVGA+ with 2.5D glass. It also has a fast Mediatek Quad core 1.5GHz MT6739WW processor that easily runs Android 10 and despite the phone already having 2GB RAM plus 32GB ROM, you can also expand the memory using an SD card up to a maximum of 64GB. There’s two good 8MP and 0.8MP rear cameras and a 5MP front camera, a large 3000mAh battery, plenty of connectivity via USB, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot and VOLTE, support for 1/3/5/7/8/28a+b 4G bands and 850/900/2100Mhz 3G bands and even a free bonus gel protective case. All of this in a phone which measures just 159.5 x 78.5 x 9.3mm. The Aspera Mobile F42 flip phone again perfectly embodies the company’s ethos of providing high quality phones with as many features as possible and it is ideal for anyone who wants a simple and easy to use phone. First off, as a flip phone, the F42 is compact at just 105 x 56 x 19mm when closed and enjoys a satisfying “flip” action as well as large, soft touch keys. It’s also a fully unlocked 4G phone that connects via Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi hotspot or VoLTE. Also, as a flip phone it has two screens, a 2.8” main display and a 1.8” external screen for notifications and messages. Then the F42 has GPS built in and features social media apps including WhatsApp and Facebook already installed. The 1350mAh Li-ion battery gives F42 users good usage time as it powers its 512MB RAM plus 4GB ROM memory (expandable via SD card to 64GB) via its fast Mediatek 6731 quad core 1.1GHz processor. The F42 also features a 2MP rear and 0.3MP front camera, High Definition (HD) voice, programmable speed dials, a USB charge port and a 3.5mm earphone jack. You can find both the new $149 AS6 smartphone and $99 F42 flip phone in Australia Post, Harvey Norman and Big W stores and in petrol stations, service stations and convenience stores all across Australia. For more information on the new Aspera AS6 smartphone go to: https://asperamobile.com/phones/smart-phones/aspera-as6/ For more information on the new Aspera F42 flip phone go to: https://asperamobile.com/phones/easy-phones/aspera-f42-edits/ Change your mood with GO2’s 100% Natural Inhaler Sticks 2020-12-01T03:36:19Z change-your-mood-with-go2s-100-natural-inhaler-sticks GO2, the inhaler stick that’s been changing the mood of a nation one sniff at a time is launching in Australia. The 100% natural essential oil inhaler sticks have been formulated to help users to relax, fall asleep, focus and energise, perfect for hard-working consumers, parents with small children, athletes and even students struggling to juggle a social life and their studies. The brainchild of UK brothers Marc Shipman, a former freestyle wrestler and entrepreneur, and Benjamin Shipman, the GO2 range of inhalers have been created in conjunction with aromatherapy experts, industry leaders and university researchers. Marc says, “Having felt the strains of trying to juggle various aspects of my own life personally, from running a successful business to being there enough for my family, I couldn’t have discovered essential oils at a better time. We spent over two years extensively researching essentials oils and perfecting our blends to ensure that we could provide an easy and affordable solution that works.” GO2 controls and checks the geographical origin of each plant, the distillation process, and the essential oil itself. The 100% natural, synthetic-free and cruelty-free inhalers can be used by anyone, anytime and are scientifically proven to work. The GO2 Essential Oils Range: ENERGY…LIVE LIFE | RRP $9.95: Formulated to support performance, whether it’s for sports or just a plain old recharge. The ENERGY inhaler features eucalyptus to uplift and promote clear breathing, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lemongrass to combat feelings of fatigue. Try it before a workout, sports match, or just to kick off the day with a boost. FOCUS…YOU GOT THIS | RRP $9.95: Enable the brain to work with 100% clarity, concentration and stay on the ball. The FOCUS inhaler combines rosemary to support memory function, peppermint to stimulate and aid focus, and lime to naturally uplift the body and mind. Try it before a test or at school, use at work, or keep it handbag or book bag ready. B.CALM…AND BREATHE | RRP $9.95: Promote inner peace and feel the tension melt away. The B.CALM inhaler features cardamon to promote feelings of calmness and warmth, lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, bergamot to promote inner calm, and sweet orange to deeply relax and promote wellbeing. Try keeping it in the car for tense traffic moments or use it at the office or home when stress hits. SLEEP…NIGHT NIGHT | RRP $9.95: This innovative inhaler stick is for those who want to naturally promote sleep with ease. The SLEEP inhaler combines lavender to relax and soothe the body and mind, red mandarin to support restful sleep, and frankincense to promote a sense of inner peace and contentment. Perfect for everyday use or try packing it along on holidays and airplane journeys. “To date, we’ve had so many people worldwide, from all walks of life, who are living with our GO2 inhaler sticks day today who have given us such an incredible feedback; it’s helped everyone from parents to teenagers, students to athletes quite simply everyone!” said Marc. The GO2 range of 100% Natural Inhalers are available now at an RRP of $9.95 from selected pharmacies Australia-Wide and Online. www.mstx.com.au Margaret Hendry School named innovative school 2020-11-26T04:28:52Z margaret-hendry-school-named-innovative-school St Leonards, NSW - A Taylor-based school has just been recognised in a prestigious list of the best schools in Australia. Margaret Hendry School has been included in The Educator’s sixth annual Innovative Schools report, showcasing the fifty schools making the most profound and exciting impact in K-12 education. “The Educator Innovative Schools report seeks to showcase those schools at the forefront of change and innovation,” says Editor Brett Henebery. “This year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Australian schools to implement massive changes to their existing models as face-to-face classes shifted online. While this no doubt posed enormous challenges across all areas of teaching, parental engagement and student wellbeing, some schools saw some unique and exciting opportunities to innovative and improve the way they deliver teaching and learning, not just in 2020 but well beyond the pandemic.” Margaret Hendry School, the first ACT government school built to address the Future of Education Strategy, empowers children to become autonomous change agents within their own learning and community. Children are organised in multi-age, multi-stage learning neighbourhoods (K-2 and Y3-6), with learning needs, not age, determining content and curriculum. To view the full online report and to find out more about Margaret Hendry School, click HERE. -ENDS- The Educator is Australia’s only independent publication for senior education management professionals. It offers aspirational cover stories and high-level case studies providing a global and national perspective on education leadership and management best practice, as well as interviews with the finest minds in education. The website www.theeducatoronline.com/k12 features daily news, an industry forum and exclusive multimedia content. The Educator is published by leading independent media company Key Media. Find out more about Key Media’s magazines, events and websites at www.keymedia.com. JURA’s awarding winning year! 2020-11-19T23:37:15Z juras-awarding-winning-year JURA Australia is thrilled to announce two new awards! Today, they have just been awarded Best Coffee Machine in the 2021 ProductReview.com.au Awards for their popular JURA S8 machine, plus they have also taken out the top position in Finder.com.au’s Best Coffee Machine Fully-Automated category for their premium GIGA 6 - which earlier this year also won the Good Design Award for Product Design Domestic Appliances. George Liakatos, JURA Australia’s Managing Director says, “We’re so excited to announce these two new awards for our household category, especially as they are both based on real customer reviews and tried and tested by the experts. The Swiss engineering and attention to detail that goes into our fully-automated coffee machines are what really sets the brand apart from the competition. It’s no surprise to us that both the S8 and GIGA 6 have been recognised by the Australia coffee-drinking community, both models have been extremely popular this year with these models selling quicker than we can get them instore.” About the ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards: The ProductReview.com.au Annual Awards highlight products and services that have been well regarded by the ProductReview community. These awards are judged independently and impartially by the ProductReview Data and Content Team and awards cannot be bought, nor be influenced by commercial relationships. The winners represent the best and most reliable purchasing choices available to Australian consumers in 2020. The JURA S8 was awarded Winner of the Fully Automated Coffee Machine for 2021 due to the fact it scored a Star Score of 4.3 stars overall as well as the positive reviews posted during 2020. The S8 notably also scored 4.9 stars for its build quality, ease of use, and milk frothing. About Finder.com.au’s Best Espresso and Coffee Machine list for 2020: Finder.com.au’s 7 best espresso machines in Australia for a range of budgets are compiled by their editorial team selecting the products on the list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, they carefully selected parameters based on their research and identify the espresso machines with the highest review score within those parameters. Finder.com.au described the JURA GIGA 6 an ultra-automatic espresso machine with every bell and whistle you could possibly want. It makes 28 different types of coffee and has two grinders that can hold two different types of beans at once. Even though it's an automatic machine, the settings are fully customisable, so you can adjust the temperature, foam and strength of your coffee to get your perfect brew each time. JURA’s range of fully automated coffee machines are available now online at www.au.jura.com as well as selected independent and specialty outlets. About JURA: JURA’s products stand for innovation, ease of use and sustainability. JURA believe in the perfect cup of coffee, using fresh beans, freshly ground and extracted at the touch of a button. The product range includes both machines for domestic use and professional models for the office and food service industry. In recent years the long-established Swiss brand has grown to become a global player, operating in around 50 countries. SESAME WORKSHOP'S FIRST-EVER ANIMATED SESAME STREET SPECIAL ‘THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS STORY’ LAUNCHES ON ABC KIDS ON SATURDAY 21ST NOVEMBER AT 9.30AM 2020-11-18T03:39:56Z sesame-workshop-s-first-ever-animated-sesame-street-special-the-monster-at-the-end-of-this-story-launches-on-abc-kids-on-saturday-21st-november-at-9-30am Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organisation behind half a century of award-winning children’s television, will launch its first-ever animated Sesame Street special “The Monster at the End of This Story” on Saturday 21st November on ABC Kids, as well as ABC iview and ABC Kids app – and its star, Grover, is begging fans not to watch!   A reimagining of Sesame Street’s all-time best-selling picture book “The Monster at the End of This Book,” the special follows Grover’s reluctant journey to the end of the story, where, based on the title, he believes a monster awaits. Drawn in the unmistakable style of the beloved book first published in 1971, the special adds new sequences, songs and surprises, and introduces other familiar Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and Rosita, to the tale. “After nearly 50 years, the lesson in ‘The Monster at the End of This Book’ remains timeless: It‘s okay to feel afraid, but also important to have courage and keep moving forward in spite of those fears,” said Kay Wilson Stallings, Sesame Workshop’s Executive Vice President of Creative and Production. “We brought this classic story from page to screen in a way that will feel familiar to longtime fans and exciting and engaging for young viewers. By expanding the original narrative and adding new layers, we share a strong lesson in friendship, showing how Grover learns to manage his fear with the support of his friends.” “The Monster at the End of This Story” is the official special of Sesame Street’s 51st season, set to launch in 2021. This special caps off the release of Sesame Workshop’s series of “Monster”-themed content, digital activities, and product releases, which to-date have included an interactive “The Monster at the End of Your Story” video on Sesame Street’s YouTube (link here), a “Monsterize Me!” avatar creator, the release of new editions of “The Monster at the End of This Book,” and more. Further details are available here. Sesame Street content continues to be available via ABC Kids each weekday morning at 9.30am. The episodes are also available any time on ABC iview and the ABC Kids app. About Sesame Workshop Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org. Neutralise brassy tones with SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water Collection 2020-11-12T01:09:48Z neutralise-brassy-tones-with-sheamoistures-new-purple-rice-water-collection Give colour treated hair a second chance to look salon-worthy shiny! Naturally brighten and neutralise brassy tones thanks to SheaMoisture’s new Purple Rice Water – Strength + Colour Care Collection. Available now at sheamoisture.com.au or Priceline stores nationally. Formulated with once forbidden Purple Rice, an ingredient once withheld from the public by the wealthy and royals in Ancient China, dating further back to the Heian Period, it is combined with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract. The new mineral-rich cleansing and nourishing formula helps to remove dulling residue and combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. All products in the new collection are sulfate, paraben, phthalate, petrolatum and mineral oil free, are not tested on animals and are colour safe. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Shampoo | RRP $19.99: Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this mineral-rich cleanser that removes dulling residue, while restoring shine and strength. For extra-luxurious moisturising, it also includes certified organic Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil into this rich blend. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Conditioner | RRP $19.99: Lock in moisture and nurture strands back to health. Once forbidden, Purple Rice combines with Wild Orchid and Sweet Violet Extract in this nourishing formula to help combat unwanted brassy tones, while softening and detangling. Purple Rice Water - Strength + Colour Care Masque | RRP $24.99: This treatment masque infuses brittle strands with intense hydration to restore health and strength. Helps to brighten hair while diminishing warm, brassy undertones to preserve radiant colour, leaving strands looking their brilliant best. The new SheaMoisture Purple Rice Water collection is available now at Priceline stores nationwide or from www.sheamoisture.com.au.