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What's the matter with mental health?

Annie Facchinetti discusses what schools can do to foster positive student wellbeing and what programs are available to facilitate it.

You can hardly watch the news these days without hearing a reference to mental health issues in some form or other. As our understanding of the role that mental health plays in everything from crime to homelessness to relationships and school achievement has grown, so too has our approach to student wellbeing evolved in schools. Read More


Look out for the crocs and mozzies
26 Oct 2016 | NT
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Northern Territorians are being warned of a massive salt-marsh mozzie invasion and as always, look out for crocs. Humpty Doo PS can tell you about crocs as they won the Be Crocwise in Schools award this year. Read More

Data shows positive trends in child safety in QLD
26 Oct 2016 | Queensland
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Neighbours, friends and family members are playing their part to keep children safe with the latest quarterly data in Child Safety Services showing an increase in reporting concerns about children to Queensland authorities. Read More

YouTube most popular digital content in Australian classrooms
25 Oct 2016 | Australia
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QUT released a report suggesting Australian schools need to be more flexible with the use of YouTube and other social media platforms to embrace new trends in ‘edutainment’. Read More

Helping kids in NSW Central Coast achieve their goals
25 Oct 2016 | NSW
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A forum aimed at helping to bridge the regional skills gap by increasing equity in education will be held on the Central Coast at the end of October. UON researcher and academic Prof Jenny Gore will give the keynote speech. Read More

Energy drinks not the ideal motivation for study
24 Oct 2016 | Australia
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Energy drinks are growing in popularity, with sales increasing drastically over the last ten years. Community organisation Rethink Sugary Drink wants students studying for exams to seek alternative ways to maintain motivation. Read More

More flexibility for WA Independent Public Schools
22 Oct 2016 | WA
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In 2017, WA's IPS initiative will consist of 524 schools, educating more than 83 per cent of public students in the state. Independent Public schools can now manage their own repairs and breakdowns under $5,000. Read More

2017 Gonski funding in NSW
21 Oct 2016 | NSW
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NSW State Government have continued to fund schools under the Gonski needs-based model. The six year funding agreement increases funding gradually and 2016 has seen 18 per cent of the Gonski funding allocated to schools. Read More

Top principals urged to apply for leadership program with Harvard Uni
20 Oct 2016 | WA
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Up to 20 independent public school principals are invited to apply for the Independent Public School Principals' Fellowship Program 2017-18 at Harvard University with applications being taken until 4 November. Read More

Poor readers still find success
20 Oct 2016 | Australia
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Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than higher-achieving schoolmates when it comes to employment later on, a new study has found. Read More

Teachers in Vic working overtime
19 Oct 2016 | Victoria
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New data from an ACER survey reveals teachers in Vic are working fifteen hours of unpaid overtime on a weekly basis. Some teachers feel that the workload is having a negative effect on teaching quality and student learning. Read More

NT Education news
18 Oct 2016 | NT
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While 1300 Year 12 students begin their final exams over the coming weeks, students at Kormilda College are facing uncertainty as to whether their school can continue after announcing immediate financial difficulty. Read More 

QLD senior assessment reform delayed
18 Oct 2016 | Queensland
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The QLD government have announced that the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority requires an additional 12 months to instigate major reform to the senior assessment and tertiary entrance. Read More

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