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Weaving New Melodies

Satu Vänskä, © Mick BruzzeseThe interview series of interesting people connected with Finland and Australia is carried on with Satu Vänskä. She is the principal violinist in the Australian Chamber Orchestra and currently resides in Manly, Sydney with her Australian husband, Richard. The Finnish language and culture is something she continues to carry with her, even after living in Australia for twelve and a half years. Find out more about the roles that Finland and Australia have played in her life! Lue lisää...

The formal school starting age: is younger better?

Playtime at a Finnish schoolThe Tasmanian Government is currently in the process of tabling a new Education Act for debate in Tasmania's Parliament. After backing down from its plans to lower the compulsory school starting age amid criticism from the childcare sector in August, the Tasmanian Government is now seeking Upper House support to overhaul the Tasmanian education system. The bill suggests a voluntary school starting age of four and a half with options to start children in kindergarten when they are three and half Lue lisää...

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