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Youth worries about mental health and the environment

The young are supposed to be care free but that isn’t the case, many are deeply concerned about mental health, the state of the world’s climate and the persistence of bullying.
   This year’s Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2019 surveyed young people aged between 15 to 19 years old in Australia and found some bright spots too, around six in 10 young people felt very happy/happy. Read More

 

8 Aug 2019 | National
Countdown begins for the ATO’s Tax, Super + You competition News Image

Australian high school students have two weeks left to enter the Australian Taxation Office’s Tax, Super + You competition for a chance to win from a cash prize pool of over $6000. Read More

8 Aug 2019
$2M to protect homeless teen mums News Image

yourtown has announced a massive capital works investment of  approx $2 million to further develop infrastructure at San Miguel Family Centre to house vulnerable young mothers, their infants and children. Read More.

8 Aug 2019 | National
Roadmap needed for the Melbourne Declaration News Image

Mitchell Institute at Victoria University has called on the Federal Education Minister to use the review of the Melbourne Declaration aims of schooling, to deliver a roadmap for delivery. Read More

8 Aug 2019 | National
Teacher Workload in Australia now amongst the highest in the OECD News Image

Teachers continue to be put under pressure with the number of hours worked in Australia now ranking among the highest in the world.
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8 Aug 2019
Next-gen talent quiz Australia’s leading thinkers on the role of technology in tomorrow’s world News Image

How can we better humanise technology? That’s the question 150 students and teachers in New South Wales tackled as part of the Department of Education’s annual Game Changer Challenge. Read More

8 Aug 2019 | National
Boys need support for positive body image News Image

It is vital that teachers and school leaders understand that body image and eating disorders are developing and increasing in those who identify as boys and men. Read More

1 Aug 2019 | National
Right lighting can boost student concentration, wellbeing News Image

The right lighting solution and good lighting design is essential to create a quality learning environment which increases attention spans, improves student mood, regulates alertness, well-being, performance and health Read More

1 Aug 2019 | Melbourne
We are here to stay: Catholic Education News Image

High profile closures of Catholic schools have raised questions about their wider viability but Catholic Education says it isn’t going anywhere.
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31 Jul 2019 | National
Kids Helpline sees leap in sexting concerns News Image

Kids Helpline’s site is fielding huge numbers of hits around sexting. For the first six months of this year, Kids Helpline’s teens and young adults tip sheets on sexting received over 40,000 page views. Read More

31 Jul 2019
Game Changer Challenge pits students against nation’s leading technology thinkers News Image

Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott will host some of the nation’s leading thinkers and futurists for a panel discussion that will answer tricky questions from public school students across NSW. Read More

31 Jul 2019
Photography makes for a Big Fat Smile News Image

Big Fat Smile is a community-owned, industry leading provider of child education, care, recreation, cultural and inclusion services based in Wollongong and their photography program has been a hit. Read More

31 Jul 2019 | International
International Baccalaureate drops student examination registration fee News Image

The International Baccalaureate (IB) has announced that it is eliminating the $172 / £138 candidate registration fee that students traditionally pay, reducing financial barriers for students and schools. Read More