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A truck-load of accountants!

Until recently, accountants were viewed as boring, conservative, grey suit-wearing, bespectacled, mature gentlemen. You might recall the Golden Casket advertisement where it was suggested that you could spend your prizemoney on a ‘truck load of accountants’.

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The advertisement featured a steady stream of stuck-up, stuffy individuals, strutting out of the back of a semi-trailer, to the tune of Wouldn’t it be nice? Read More

Study finds more parents choose to delay child's start to school
24 May 2016 | Queensland, Australia
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Research from QUT has found parents are more likely to hold their child back from starting school. Parents need more support and advice in making the right decision. Read More

Bruce Armes to speak for Hobson at Edutech
17 May 2016 | Brisbane, Australia
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On behalf of Naviance by Hobsons, Bruce Armes, Lead Counsellor for San Juan Unified School District (USA), will hold a formal discussion at the EduTech expo on Monday 30 May. Read More

IWBNet digital education conferences will feature top presenters
16 May 2016 | Australia
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IWBNet provides professional development in interactive digital technology for teaching, learning and leadership. Leading digital experts have been lined up for its 2016 conference program. Read More

Storytelling students learn how from the experts
16 May 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge offers Victorian primary and secondary students an opportunity to learn more about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories. Read More

High school students get much needed financial advice
16 May 2016 | Australia
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Not For Profit Financial Basics Foundation, together with Suncorp, offer help for teachers educating high school students in improving financial literacy. Recent research has found this is sorely needed. Read More

Victorian Education Week this week
15 May 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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This year’s Victorian Education Week campaign is focused on technology and more particularly on STEM. Using new generation digital tools at school can help kids become interested in STEM. Read More

Reword helps students to stand up to online bullying
14 May 2016 | Australia
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Leo Burnett Melbourne and Headspace have combined forces to create new anti-bullying software called Reword. Reword works by highlighting potentially damaging words with a red line. Read More

Tailored tool helps maths students leap years ahead
13 May 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Two Teach For Australia associates, Richard Wilson and Justin Matthys have developed a personalised maths teaching program. And it's being utilised by Bacchus Marsh College students with great results. Read More

ACER identifies challenges facing Australian schools
12 May 2016
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The Chief Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor Geoff Masters AO, has called for a new level of cooperation between governments to address worrying trends in Australian schools. Read More

New Careers Guide lists 400+ careers
12 May 2016 | Australia
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The first annual Good Careers Guide was released yesterday to fill the gap left by Job Guide. The Good Careers Guide provides information to inform students about the education and career pathways available to them. Read More

NT Govt launches strategic plan for early years
10 May 2016 | NT, Australia
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The NT Government launched Great Start Great Future Early Years Strategic Plan 2016-2020, which provides a stronger co-ordinated approach to early childhood education and care with a focus on health, learning and wellbeing. Read More

Maths Rockx way to learning times tables
10 May 2016 | Australia
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Maths Rockx has been downloaded 64,000 times in less than three months, has regularly been the number one profit making educational app in Australia on IPhones and was launched internationally in April. Read More