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Youth are happiest in apprenticeships and full-time work says largest national youth survey

Earning money and the independence and dignity that that provides makes for happier young people and winning an apprenticeship leads to the highest level of wellbeing among young Australians out of all post-school pathways, according to the results of the nation’s largest youth survey.
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16 Jul 2018 | National
How can kids dodge national debt disaster? News Image

We’re awash with debt, deluged by it; one in six Australians is struggling with credit card debt and we’re around second in the world when it comes to private debt. Something needs to be done. Read More

16 Jul 2018 | National
Boredom a great basis for children’s play News Image

“I’m bored”, they say while seated next to enough electronic entertainments to launch a local JB HiFi, but if kids are bored well let them be bored, it’s a good thing. Read More

12 Jul 2018 | ANZ
ANZ High School Esports League launches this month News Image

There is a new forum for the trans Tasman sporting rivalry with the launch of League of Legends high school esports league. It will act as a feeder competition into the professional esports league. Read More

10 Jul 2018 | National
$15,000 Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy News Image

Who says teaching doesn’t pay? The Copyright Agency has announced the first-ever Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English and Literacy worth $15,000. Read More

10 Jul 2018 | National
Young songwriter to win TV exposure News Image

Competition gives young songwriter the opportunity to have an original song featured in the internationally broadcast series XVenture Family Challenge set to be broadcast early next year. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | National
School’s out on SES funding News Image

There has been a lot of concern around the rethinking of SES scores but the government is keen to stress that the process is in its early stages.
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9 Jul 2018
Kids can win cash with the ATO’s Tax, Super + You Competition News Image

It probably isn’t a great idea to be too creative with your taxes but that’s not the case with The Australian Taxation Office’s 2018 Tax, Super +You competition, with entries exploring how tax and/or super contributes to the community. Read More

9 Jul 2018
STEM experts in every school? Maybe News Image

The federal government plan to ensure every Australian school has at least one teacher specialised in mathematics or science is a good idea that might well remain so. Read More

9 Jul 2018
Birmingham’s STEM solution shortcut a thought-bubble  News Image

Simon Birmingham’s solution to fix shrinking school student STEM enrolments fails to address the real issue of having a comprehensive plan to fix teacher shortages. Read More

9 Jul 2018
New generation of ‘Namby-Pamby’ kids about to drop News Image

So millennial bashing has become a national sport, the avo munching, fedora wearing, non-driving or moving out of home snowflakes that they are, but if you thought that generation was a bit soft wait for the next. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | NSW
Sydney Water opens 2018 Community Grants News Image

Sydney Water has announced its generous community grants program with a total of $80,000 to be awarded. Grassroots community organisations working on initiatives or projects across greater Sydney are encouraged to apply. Read More

6 Jul 2018 | National
Don't rush SES changes News Image

If there are changes to be made to the way SES is calculated following the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) review, rigorous testing and observation should be carried out before anything is done. Read More