June 2018

29
Jun

Directors Desk June 2018

I sat with a group of bright students last week as part of their regular weekly Mustard Lunchtime Group. We discussed the pros and cons of technology and its impact on themselves and their peers. It was an interesting conversation, to say the least… “People don’t socialise, they’re so connected to their devices they’ve disconnected from each other… they seem

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29
Jun

Mustard Live Update June 2018

In February 2016, I took over the Mustard Live portfolio and inherited a legacy over twelve years old. The legacy was rich and full of powerful and impacting stories from our schools programs. But it was also clear that in recent years our method hadn’t shifted to accommodate the rapid changes occurring in the education system. In short, we were

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29
Jun

Student Movement Update June 2018

Leadership always takes a bit of trust… and sometimes a bucket-load of it. Our Student Movement, where students themselves are empowered to start and run their own Lunchtime Groups, and plan and execute their own LIVE.LOUD! Projects, can be a massive trust exercise for us. Are the students up for it? Do they have the capacity? Will they pull this

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5
Jun

Directors Desk May 2018

I recently sat in a conversation with a group of students. It was their weekly Lunchtime Group gathering and an opportunity for them to chat matters of faith and life. One of the students quickly posed the problem, “I have an ethics class next lesson and we are going to have an Oxford debate on the topic ‘Does God exist?’

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5
Jun

Student Movement Update May 2018

It’s amazing what young people can do when they own it. May has been a great month for the Student Movement. We managed to successfully launch two new groups that have been on the radar for quite some time. At one point we drove all the way up to Ballarat just to have a 30-minute meeting with a group of

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5
Jun

Meet Sarah – Our new Communications & Media Team Member

Oh hey there! I’m Sarah, Mustard’s new Communications and Media Team Member, and I’m a keen bean when it comes to writing (my Instagram captions can testify to my proficiency of puns @sarahgrace.pemb). Last year I completed my Bachelor of Arts (majoring in coffee and memes) and I’m about to head into a Masters of Publishing. I love a cheeky

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5
Jun

Mustard Live Update May 2018

A couple of weeks ago (24th May), Mustard Live held our very first ‘Mindset’ program for Scotch College’s year 11s and 12s. We tackled issues surrounding mental health, particularly dealing with anxiety and understanding depression as a young person. Did you know that one in seven young Australians will experience a mental health condition by the time they’re 18 years

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