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Pills are not the answer

Medicating children may be treating symptoms of our frenetic lifestyle - Robyn Pearce

Everyone is impacted in some way with the results of a serious medical trend happening throughout the Western world: the ever-growing prescription of drugs to both children and adults for depression and variations of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

I join many others in believing that a significant cause of this epidemic is the way many adults view time. Read More

 

19 Aug 2017 | SA
Drug education in schools to be introduced if Libs win South Australia election News Image

SA Opposition Leader Steven Marshall has announced that, if elected in March 2018, a Liberal Government will introduce healthy living and substance abuse prevention programs to all school children. Read More

19 Aug 2017 | Australia
Open day tips for students and families News Image

Open Days are a good way to find out everything students need to know about courses, careers, applications and more. ACU has prepared tips to help school leavers get the most out of an Open Day. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship winners News Image

Twenty-one of NSW’s best teachers have been rewarded for their commitment to quality education with a 2017 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship, . The 2017 program awarded the scholarships across 17 program areas.  Read More

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
UNSW researchers win NSW Young Tall Poppies 2017 Science Awards News Image

Five young UNSW researchers will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community after winning NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | SA / UK
Aboriginal educator awarded inaugural King's College Fellowship News Image

One of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal educators, UniSA Prof Lester- Irabinna Rigney, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship through a new collaboration between the University of South Australia and King’s College London. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | QLD
Positive Parenting program to continue in QLD News Image

Families will continue to have access to an international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland, after renewed investment in state government funding. Read More

16 Aug 2017 | TAS
TAS Gov backflips on lowering school starting age News Image

The Tasmanian Government has backflipped on its proposal to lower the school starting age to 4.5 years and instead will provide an extra year of pre-school for vulnerable or disadvantaged children.  Read More

16 Aug 2017 | QLD
Drone flying lessons for QLD students during National Science Week News Image

Year 5 and 6 students from 33 QLD schools have received training and experience in flying drones during National Science Week. The Drone Experience included a presentation on real-world applications and a hands-on flying challenge. Read More

14 Aug 2017 | VIC
VIC Ombudsman: government schools exclusions process riddled with gaps News Image

Tabling an Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions in Parliament, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass said children as young as five and six are being excluded from government schools in a process riddled with gaps. Read More 

14 Aug 2017 | NT
NT 2017 school survey News Image

Students, families and staff of Northern Territory schools are invited to participate in the 2017 School Survey, to provide feedback on what schools are doing well and where they can improve. Read More

12 Aug 2017 | VIC
New cleaning contracts in VIC schools News Image

After multiple investigations over the past 12 months of cleaning staff being underpaid and mistreated while working in government schools, the Victorian Government has announced a complete overhaul of cleaner procurement. Read More

11 Aug 2017 | WA
Perth Steiner School principal quits as second student develops Measles News Image

Nr Jean-Michel David has resigned from his position as principal of the Perth Waldorf School following a possible outbreak of Measles at the school where a second student has been infected. Read More