60 Seconds With... Armando Giglia, Principal, Butler College

What makes a school community great? We talk to leaders about their learning culture and their own personal perspectives on Australian education today. 

Who are you meeting this week? Let's go to Western Australia...


Armando Giglia is the Principal of Butler College in WA, a longstanding YourTutor partner school thanks to the support of Edith Cowan University since 2011. We nabbed a minute of his time to find out what he thinks about modern schools, and the new challenges schools are facing.
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Unis, Start-Ups, & Indigenous Education: #UAConf2017 Recap

Universities Australia (UA), the peak body representing Australia’s public universities, held its 9th conference in Canberra last week, and for those of us who can recall the early days of the event, this year’s gathering represented a stunning transformation, including wonderful performances.

Topics: Education University, Indigenous Strategy

Education Connects, Education Empowers

We started this company because we know that a great education is the best foundation for a worthwhile career and a fulfilling life. That’s why YourTutor does the work it does every day, supporting women and men and boys and girls to achieve their best academically.

When the opportunity arose several years ago, we jumped at the chance to begin supporting a wonderful charity, the LBW Trust: Learning for a Better World – that funds life-changing educational opportunities in the developing world.

And yesterday, Jack and I were privileged and touched to hear the amazing life story of one woman, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, who is transforming lives through education in the remote villages of Kenya.

Topics: Education Charity LBW Trust

Stand Aside, Robots: The Future Is Human

Every time we talk about Sapiens here at YT HQ1, we come back to the debate: is it just depressing and dystopian, or could it be enlightening for education?

Despite some side effects from reading the book (like mild insomnia and an acute existential crisis), I’m in the latter camp - and determined to find a hopeful message in its condensed 400-odd pages.  

Topics: Education Robots Books

12 Tips For A Stress-Free Start To Year 7

Starting high school comes with a number of mixed feelings. It’s an exciting time. So much is changing and you’re about to start a whole new set of subjects, meet new people, create new friendships and take on new challenges. While all this change is exhilarating, the fear of the unknown can also be a daunting prospect. You’re about to be a small fish in a big pond again.

So here are some tips to make sure you get off on the right foot next year.  

Topics: Primary education Students Study high school