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Pills are not the answer

Medicating children may be treating symptoms of our frenetic lifestyle - Robyn Pearce

Everyone is impacted in some way with the results of a serious medical trend happening throughout the Western world: the ever-growing prescription of drugs to both children and adults for depression and variations of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

I join many others in believing that a significant cause of this epidemic is the way many adults view time. Read More

 

15 Jun 2017 | Australia
School drop–outs cost the community News Image

A report by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University finds large numbers of young Australians are not succeeding in education and training, and it’s costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Read More

14 Jun 2017 | NSW
Fairness and integrity stats in NSW HSC News Image

The NSW Education Standards Authority has released the 2016 data for four programs that support the fairness and integrity of the NSW Higher School Certificate. Read More

14 Jun 2017 | Australia
AHISA National Chair, Karen Spiller receives Australian honours award News Image

The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia's (AHISA) National Chair, Karen Spiller, received the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year. Read More

13 Jun 2017 | SA
General capabilities to help with learning and life News Image

The SA Education Department has produced a ‘snapshot’ guide for parents and caregivers to summarise the seven general capabilities students learn throughout their schooling, designed specifically to focus on the jobs of the future. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | QLD
New state high schools in inner-city Brisbane News Image

Two new schools will be built in inner-city Brisbane, with plans for new state high schools in other growth areas including Mt Low in Townsville, North Lakes/Mango Hill north of Brisbane, Calliope near Gladstone and Yarrabilba in South Logan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties News Image

Swinburne University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Specific Learning Difficulties Association Victoria to assist and support the experience of students who live with specific learning difficulties. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | Australia
Students choose careers earlier than previously thought News Image

Targeted higher-education recruitment that reflects school students’ aspirations for particular careers is likely to be more successful in attracting students than looking to raise the aspirations of students in disadvantaged groups. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria News Image

The Victorian state government has released proposed changes to home schooling regulations in Victoria. Families seeking to become registered for home schooling will now need to provide the VRQA with a learning plan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | TAS
AEU: COAG an opportunity to fight funding cuts News Image

The Australian Education Union has released a statement urging Premiers from across the country to use the Council of Australian Governments meeting as an opportunity to voice their opinions on the school funding proposal. Read More

8 Jun 2017 | Melbourne
THRASS Conference will feature leading local educators News Image

The THRASS Institute has announced its first National Conference to be held in Melbourne on 25–26 August. Plenary speakers include Prof Chris Sarra, David Hornsby, Jeff Symms and Denyse Ritchie co-author and developer of THRASS. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | VIC
ResourceSmart Schools Awards News Image

Entries are now open for the ResourceSmart Schools Awards until Monday 31 July 2017. Managed by Sustainability Victoria, the awards are Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools. Read More

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
ARIA Music Teacher of The Year Award News Image

ARIA and The Song Room, a national music and arts education organisation have partnered to present the first-ever ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award at the 2017 ARIA Awards in November. Read More