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PEACE Pack pushes back against bullies

SA’s PEACE Pack program continues to keep a lid on bullying by teaching coping or resilience skills to build wellbeing of primary and secondary students.
   The South Australian Bullying Prevention Strategy was developed by a number of school-based pilot projects, a series of public engagement activities including a conference, YourSAy survey, workshops and roundtables involving more than 900 experts, educators, professionals, parents, children and young people. 
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27 Apr 2017 | VIC
Conference: 2017 Maintaining Parent Engagement News Image

Research report reveals the thoughts of families and schools about how parents facing social and financial struggles can support their children’s learning. The 2017 Parent Engagement Conference will be held in June. Read More

26 Apr 2017 | QLD
Telepresence robots destined for the classroom News Image

USQ trial demonstrates the benefits of using telepresence robots to help enhance remote learners' educational experience through a greater level of engagement. Read More

25 Apr 2017 | QLD
Suspicious fire at Dalby school News Image

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at one of Queensland's oldest schools, in Dalby (west of Brisbane). Preliminary investigations by Police indicate the fire was deliberately lit. Read More

21 Apr 2017 | ACT
Islamic school of Canberra loses Commonwealth funding News Image

Education Minister Simon Birmingham today announced that the Islamic School of Canberra has been advised that the school's approval for access to Federal funds has been revoked with effect from 30 June 2017 (end of Term 2). Read More

21 Apr 2017 | Australia
Maths-fuelled fiction News Image

A roboticist from QUT has developed a program aimed to encourage the thrill of maths, through a series of books with maths and science concepts embedded in the plot, currently available for free to schools. Read More

21 Apr 2017 | Australia
ANZAC day reading resources News Image

Reading Australia commemorates ANZAC Day with key teaching resources that explore courage and mateship, to assist classrooms to better understand the sacrifices and challenges Australian defence forces faced. Read More

20 Apr 2017 | QLD
Teaching kids about consumer rights News Image

The annual Buy Smart Competition is offering students the chance to win cash prizes and learn about consumer rights in a fun and creative way. Entries accepted until 15 September 2017. Read More

19 Apr 2017 | Australia
More states pull out of NAPLAN online testing trial News Image

Victoria, ACT and WA will not participate in NAPLAN online testing trials in schools this year, joining SA and Queensland which had already withdrawn. Students will sit pen-and-paper tests instead. Read More

19 Apr 2017 | WA
The value of teaching on Country News Image

Murdoch University is investigating how teaching on Country could become an important part of school for Aboriginal children in remote areas, enabling children and teachers to make connections with key curriculum areas. Read More

19 Apr 2017 | Australia
Serious mental illness on the rise among teens News Image

Survey results show more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness. Read More

19 Apr 2017 | Australia
New teachers in out-of-field positions likely to struggle News Image

School principals should be aware of the impacts on teachers and students of assigning teachers to positions for which they are not suitably qualified, and the implications for the teaching and learning environment. Read More

18 Apr 2017 | Brisbane, QLD
Drivers receive walking warnings of speed safety News Image

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is calling on Brisbane drivers to slow down around school zones, as part of its latest road safety campaign Safely Backpacks. Read More