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It's my job to be pedantic

Wendy Collins is a chartered accountant lecturer in the School of Business at CHC Higher Education in Brisbane. Collins identifies what necessary attributes school bursars must have in order to do their job.

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I would suggest the 'pedantic' is precisely what every good accountant, school bursar and financial manager must be. I recommend that 'pedanticism' be included as a necessary selection criteria for such positions. Read More

Going 'beyond' broadens horizons
1 Jul 2016 | NSW, Australia
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Since 2000, more than 6000 teacher education students have participated in NSW Department's Beyond The Line - Rural Initiative, which offers teacher education students a taste of life in schools and communities in rural and remote NSW. Read More

Greens want sector blind funding system
30 Jun 2016 | Election 2016 Australia
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Greens believe education equals opportunity. More funding required to support sector-blind, needs-based funding system. In particular more investment towards cost-saving environmental changes in schools as well as continue Gonski and NERA. Read More

Stories from the outback
30 Jun 2016 | Victoria University
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An award-winning program that places Victoria University (VU) teachers-in-training in outback schools is seeking donations of laptops to help Indigenous children tell their own stories. Read More

ISCA wants funding certainty from new government
29 Jun 2016 | Election 2016 Australia
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Certainty of funding is a critical issue for independent schools as election nears. ISCA intends to work with the new government to ensure they receive stable and predictable funding to assist schools in planning. Read More

Labor supports Gonski and Safe Schools
28 Jun 2016 | Election 2016 Australia
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Bill Shorten has confirmed Labor’s commitment to implementing the Gonski agreements and financing the Safe Schools Coalition, assigning $6 million to the sexual and gender diversity program. Read More

Connecting Ballarat kids to their futures
27 Jun 2016 | Ballarat, Victoria
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18 secondary schools will feed students to a new Ballarat Tech School scheduled for completion in 2017 to 2018. The school will be located at Federation University and will feature cutting edge technologies to teach STEM subjects. Read More

Libs say they will help students who need it most
27 Jun 2016 | Election 2016 Australia
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The Liberal Party announced they would be supporting The Smith Family's Learning For Life programme should they be re-elected. They will also deliver $73.6 billion for Australian schools over the next four years according to need. Read More

NT backs school attendance
26 Jun 2016 | NT, Australia
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The Northern Territory Government reiterated its strong support for the Turnbull Coalition’s Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS), which has seen an increase of children in remote communities attending school. Read More

Macquarie Uni refugee mentoring program winner of NSW Humanitarian Award 2016
24 Jun 2016 | NSW, Australia
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Macquarie Uni's mentoring program was recognised at the NSW Humanitarian Awards for 2016. The program involves providing recent refugees with a mentor to assist them in investigating their future higher education options. Read More

UWA offers early engineering places to top students
23 Jun 2016 | Western Australia
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UWA will allow Year 12 students in WA to apply – six months earlier than usual – for a guaranteed place in engineering, based on an ATAR score of 92+ as predicted by their school. Read More

Top Territory students sample science
23 Jun 2016 | NT, Australia
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Ten talented high school students from Darwin and Alice Springs indulged their scientific minds at Charles Darwin University, with an introduction into what a scientific higher education might involve. Read More

Royal Commission recommends changes to Dept of Education SA
22 Jun 2016 | South Australia
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The office of child protection and Families SA will be split from the Department of Education and Child Development in SA. Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland released an interim recommendation this morning. Read More