It’s early days as we all settle into our routines with IFS life. But within a week, we’ve already been able to evaluate and implement improvements to make sure we’re striving for the ‘best practice’ in all areas of the IFS experience. The potential of this environment for personal and professional … [Read more...] about Routine, Evaluation, Potential and Connection
What a pleasure it has been meeting the students this week. I have worked closely with class 9 and first impressions are positive. A confident, polite and friendly bunch, that seems at ease with each other. So far so good and cheers erupted after I told them that they should not expect to come into … [Read more...] about Full Steam Ahead
Week 2 has seen students settle into the daily routine of IFS. I was most impressed with our student's behaviour during our Open Day Celebrations. Our students are to be commended with how they are adopting and adapting to the way we do things – which for some can be a challenge. The Open … [Read more...] about Open Learning Space and IFS Mentor Program
So we are well under way now at IFS and after a successful team building week, the pupils are now getting more familiar with the ethos of Project Based Learning, the staff, teaching environment and of course each other. This week we have welcomed some great footballing role models and parents to … [Read more...] about A Week of Team Building
This week has been an extremely exciting week and I have been so proud of all that are involved in this college. From staff to students to parents. I have seen many parents giving endless hours to help clean, help in the cafe and just words of encouragement. I have seen staff cleaning … [Read more...] about Routine vs Rhythm
One of the real concerns parents and others have held since the inception of Central Coast Sports College has been the dreaded ‘B’ word. Yep, ‘Burnout.’ The common ‘Aussie mentality’ towards football youth development is that kids should train 2-3 times a week for a combined training time of around … [Read more...] about How much is too much?
Greetings from Rodney Week 2 at IFS is near its end and so too is the first Project that the students were instructed to complete. On Friday the Posters that the students were asked to create will go on display and we will also hear their oral presentations. This first project was a means by … [Read more...] about First Week gone – it’s full speed ahead.
I would like to say how great it has been this week to see how children are dealing with eating different flavours, spices and textures. Coming from Europe and after working for an F1 team I have experienced many different reasons why vegetables can help our bodies, minds and digestive systems … [Read more...] about Formula One Team’s and Vegetarian Food…
I received a text message early last year from The Great Julie Dolan expressing pure excitement for a football project she could tell me nothing about. Since our last contact had been a frustrating football situation, I wasn't too sure if she was joking as usual or had sent it to the wrong … [Read more...] about Coach Joey Peters – First Blog
Thinking back, it was probably more than 2 years ago that one of those severe Central Coast electrical storms wiped out my beloved old Macintosh computer. So, off I went to the local Apple store in Tuggerah and bought a fabulous new iMac. There was also 12 months training included with my … [Read more...] about Technical Director – Julie Dolan (Where it all began)