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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

 

7 Jun 2017 | Australia
Help for parents of teens News Image

An Australian service that provides busy parents of teenagers with free, confidential one-on-one parenting help will be launched today by digital mental health service ReachOut Australia. Read More

5 Jun 2017 | UK
Best keep the TV out of the bedroom News Image

A study in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroom at age 7, were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV. Read More

4 Jun 2017 | Australia
Non-typically developing children benefit from video games News Image

New research shows interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills, encouraging more of these children to participate in sport. Read More

2 Jun 2017 | VIC
Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular News Image

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 16 September. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | NSW
NSW HSC new options in science News Image

NSW will offer Year 12 high school students a high level science course that allows them to carry out a scientific research project and study with research institutes and universities. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | VIC
Mac.Rob and Stile delivering Gifted Outreach Program News Image

In response to the Department of Education discontinuing the Academic Select Entry Network Gifted and Talented Outreach Program, Mac.Rob and Stile have joined forces to reinvent the initiative’s Gifted Outreach Program. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | Australia
Principals lead in raising literacy levels News Image

The Principals as Literacy Leaders program, originally developed and presented by Griffith University, ECU and the ACU in 2009, aimed to improve students’ literacy outcomes by empowering principals to become literacy leaders. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | SA
New teaching roles in SA News Image

The SA government is calling for recent education graduates and current teachers to apply for over 130 ongoing teaching roles. The permanent employment positions have opened in country and metropolitan government schools. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | ACT
ACT Auditor-General releases disappointing school report News Image

ACT Auditor-General has released a report into the ACT's public education system revealing that the territory's schools perform worse than similar schools in other states despite expenditure per student being one of the highest in the country. Read More

31 May 2017 | Adelaide
Prof Gordon Stobart to present at Adelaide events News Image

Leading education expert Prof Gordon Stobart, from the University of London, talks 21st Century learning in Adelaide. Stobart will share his insights with public, independent, and Catholic sector teachers at two events in June. Read More

31 May 2017 | Australia
Using mobiles at night bad for teens News Image

Research conducted by Murdoch and Griffith Universities tracked changes in late-night mobile phone use, sleep, and mental health indicators over three years in a large sample of Australian teens. Read More

30 May 2017 | WA
St Stephen's School now part of Curtin's Innovative Schools Consortium News Image

As part of Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium, St Stephen’s School students will now be able to participate in workshops, and game-based learning to develop new skills and attributes valued by universities and employers. Read More