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Bank of mum and dad foundation of big careers

Behind every big wig lies a couple of wealthy, ambitious parents who aren’t stingy about offering up some financial support. It’s the great unspoken truth; the bank of mum and dad is instrumental in the fostering of careers. It helps to be privileged and share their traits and culture. Read More


16 Apr 2018 | Australia
Australian National Maritime Museum hosts students from Normandy as part of WWI Centenary Commemorations News Image

In recognition of the Centenary of WWI the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. Read More

13 Apr 2018 | National
Annual Youth Survey opens News Image

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey Provides one of the better snapshots of where young people are at and it opens this year coinciding with Youth Week (13–22 April). Read More

11 Apr 2018 | National
Poor NAPLAN communication reduces parents’ view of value News Image

In a week that’s seen NAPLAN’s writing test criticised that it did not promote clear expression, the program’s communication of results and their implications to parents is being pilloried for a lack of clarity. Read More

11 Apr 2018
Boys and girls learn second language differently News Image

Research has found that girls and boys learn second languages differently, which might lead to new strategies for teaching which accommodate those differences. Boys leverage 'implicit' thinking and girls achieve 'explicit' comprehension. Read More

11 Apr 2018
Flexible learning options program saving kids’ futures News Image

Mission Australia's Flexible Learning Options program in South Australia has been a success which could be usefully emulated in other parts of the country.
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10 Apr 2018 | National
Film and television school launches free on-line resources for K-10 News Image

Video might have killed the radio star but the internet hasn’t displaced video at all, in fact video content is predicted to account for 80% of global internet traffic by next year. Read More

9 Apr 2018 | National
NAPLAN writing test “bizarre” says international expert News Image

Some international perspective on the way NAPLAN's writing test is cast provides some pretty damning criticism of it. Retired MIT professor Les Perelman called the test “bizarre” and added that it contributes to bad writing habits. Read More

9 Apr 2018 | USA
School success reverses early damage News Image

An ongoing study follows the same individuals over several decades to investigate how childhood maltreatment effects the child’s future and how those that have overcome a bad childhood have done it. Read More

9 Apr 2018
Course tackles male violence young News Image

The award-winning White ribbon professional development program is a course adapted for primary and secondary schools which provides teachers with tools to tackle men’s violence against women before it starts. Read More

6 Apr 2018 | National
National Youth Science Forum 2019 Year 12 Program applications open  News Image

It’s all about STEAM at the minute but it’s a huge area and students need some help navigating where they might go in the field. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program aims to overcome some of these issues. Read More

6 Apr 2018
Largest ever global study finds kids not active enough News Image

New research confirms what many suspect about the ipad generation’s activity level, i.e. the majority are not getting enough of it. The Uni of WA study gathered data over two years of observing pre and elementary school kids. Read More

5 Apr 2018 | National
Leadership actions matter: It begins with you! News Image

Recent years have brought a crescendo of support for today’s schools to facilitate the development of new skillsets and mindsets that will enable students to thrive amidst the changes and challenges of the 21st Century. Read More