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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


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

18 Apr 2017 | NT
Every NT school to receive $300k grant News Image

A total of $141.7 million will be invested in school upgrades and infrastructure projects across the Territory, as part of the Building Better Schools campaign. Fifty four schools will receive $300,000 in budget 17. Read More

18 Apr 2017 | Australia
ACER presents 'Little J and Big Cuz' News Image

New television series 'Little J & Big Cuz' is screening in homes and classrooms to support successful transitions to school for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Read More

16 Apr 2017 | NSW
Safe Schools program to be discontinued in NSW News Image

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has announced the Safe Schools program will be discontinued and replaced with a new anti-bullying strategy when federal funding for the controversial program runs out later this year. Read More

14 Apr 2017 | Australia
Student and employer satisfaction with university education remains high News Image

Four out of five students are satisfied with their university education while the same percentage of employers are happy with their recent graduates, according to two national surveys released on the QILT website. Read More

13 Apr 2017 | WA
WA Governor’s School STEM Awards News Image

The Governor's School STEM Awards are open to all primary and secondary schools in WA and will close on August 22. Now in their third consecutive year, the awards encourage best practice in STEM education. Read More

11 Apr 2017 | SA
Year 12 retention rates reach record high in SA public schools News Image

A record high number of public school students are choosing to stay in school until year 12, with the latest figures showing yet another increase in the retention rate for high school students. Read More

8 Apr 2017 | VIC
Top Arts 2017 News Image

Forty-seven of the state’s emerging young artists, who excelled in VCE Art and Studio Art, exhibit their work in the annual exhibition Top Arts 2017, featuring 57 pieces drawn from over 2600 submissions. Read More

7 Apr 2017 | Australia
Independent schools funded at half the rate of government schools News Image

The latest government figures show that on average government schools are publicly funded at around twice the amount of independent schools. The majority of funding for independent schools is coming from parents and school communities. Read More

3 Apr 2017 | International
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression News Image

High screen time and low physical activity is a global phenomenon, with researchers finding links between poor mental health and low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time in developing countries. Read More