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Top model also a role model for intersex kids

Photo:  interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a rangy 178 centimetres tall. Mousey-blonde haired and milky-skinned, she has an impish, slightly androgynous look. As well as strutting catwalks, Odiele is helping break a taboo by recently declaring herself as intersex. Odiele ...

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Camps take bush kinder to next level

Angela Thomas (mum), daughter Hallie, and Olivia, another child on camp. Photo: Little Beacons

A raucous bus ride to the bush. Nature trails. After-dinner stories around a crackling campfire. This sounds like your regular school camp, but it isn’t: it’s preschool, or kindy camp, as Little Beacons Learning Centre calls its new initiative. The ...

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Where kids do it tough, educators ease the strain


“Resilience is about how people respond when they’re facing stress,” stated Dr Amy Conley Wright, a member of the Early Start Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. By this, she means resilience is the ability to deal with stress. For toddlers from disadvantaged backgrounds in New South Wales’ Illawarra ...

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