Author Archives: Kidz-Fiz-Biz

About Kidz-Fiz-Biz

Marlene Rattigan is teacher in Early Childhood & of English as a Second Language & from 1987-2000 was an accredited fitness leader.

When Experts Get It Wrong

As teachers, we are expected to be the fonts of all knowledge where children are concerned. From a parent’s perspective, guidance is often needed and so there is an unwritten expectation that teachers will make suggestions to parents when required. … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Richard Gill’s Legacy Lives On

In my last newsletter, published on 1st November 2018, I wrote of the passing of Richard Gill AO, musical luminary in Australia and champion of the cause of getting music into every school in Australia. It is ironic that just … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Vale Richard Gill AO

It was with great sadness that I read of Richard’s passing last Sunday from cancer, aged 76. By now, everyone in the music education world (certainly in Australia) will know this week’s sad news. From where I’m standing, 76 is … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment


These days my husband and I spend a lot of time with the grandchildren, as do most people of our generation. I’m not quite sure why this should be so as our parents and grandparents did not do the inordinate … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Beware the ‘Ugly Parent’

We have all seen them, unfortunately. These are the misguided souls who think that by berating their children or other children on the sporting field, or even the umpires, that somehow that constitutes good parenting and support of their children. … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Sing Your Heart Out

I read all sorts of articles on health and this one was all about heart health and the connection with singing! It comes from cardiologist Dr Steven Gundry MD. This is what he says – ‘…singing enhances something called: heart … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas!

This will be the last Kidz Newz for 2017. The next newsletter will go out in February. Meantime, have a well-earned break.  

Gallery | Leave a comment