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Welcome to the last post of 2020! Before we sign off for the year, we’ve rounded up our most popular posts from the past 12 months. Thanks for coming along with us this year as we took a deep dive into all the stories that matter to you. And thank you to everyone who got in touch or shared their experiences with us. We look forward to working with you again in 2021. And so, without further ado, allow us to introduce the top ten posts among Principals, School Leaders and Business Managers this year.

1. Meet the Business Manager: Stacey Hawkins

This was the most popular read in 2020 by a country mile! Stacey Hawkins is the Business Manager at Prenzlau State School and she shared all the ins and outs of her day with School Stream back in October. Again, a big thank you to Stacey for taking the time to speak with us. 

2. 5 great gardening ideas for kids

It seems everyone loves a gardening project. Getting kids outside gardening and connecting with nature is good for everybody. In this post, we compiled a list of five engaging gardening projects to get kids of all ages excited about flexing their green thumbs.

3. Easy Book Week ideas – A guide with costumes, classroom ideas & more

Explore this one-stop-shop for all the resources educators need for Book Week – including resources for both younger readers and YA readers. There is also a handy guide to quick and easy costume ideas for teachers. 

4. Healthy and Delicious – Easy lunchbox ideas for kids

Get inspired with these fresh recipes to get kids involved and interested in both cooking and eating – especially during school hours. We shared ideas and recipes for lunchbox options for a lunchbox that is healthy, delicious and importantly, attainable.

5. Apply for Life-Changing Scholarships for Girls  

As you know, School Stream is committed to supporting schools and their wider communities and we were thrilled to be able to share this scholarship opportunity for girls with you all.

6. A funding opportunity to support schools with intercultural challenges

We’re so pleased to bring you useful, meaningful content as part of our commitment to supporting all schools. We shared this funding opportunity for schools with intercultural challenges back in May.

7. Reinventing the School Newsletter 

This article caused a minor sensation when it first ran. School Stream investigated how the way we communicate (and even the way we read!) is changing and how schools can harness this knowledge for a greater engagement in school life. 

8. What do effective school leaders do differently?

Effective leadership is a deep and complex field. We collated the latest in expert wisdom from around the globe for this post to bring you a snapshot of how effective school leaders get it done.

9. Teacher wellbeing – what we know and what helps

Teachers might be superhuman with heroic abilities in multitasking and patience, but they’re also human and deserve a healthy work-life balance. In this post, we revisit some evidence-based strategies and ideas that can be implemented now, as well as sharing some wellbeing advice from other teachers.

10.  What does good school communication look like to parents? (case studies)
When it comes to school communication, what do parents really want? We spoke to three parents from different schools here in Australia and in the UK to see how their school gets it done. Thank you so much for reading and we hope you enjoyed our round-up of our most popular posts this year. If there is a topic you would like us to explore next year, please get in touch.

Would you like to talk about streamlining your school communication in 2021? Let’s talk.