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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

 

30 May 2017 | VIC
Breakfast proves to be the most important meal of the day News Image

Since the launch of the program at the start of 2016, School Breakfast Clubs have been providing 50,000 free breakfasts every week at 500 of Victoria’s most disadvantaged schools. Read More

29 May 2017 | NT
Nominations for 2017 NT Education and Care Awards open News Image

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children. Read More

29 May 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 passes the House of Representatives News Image

The Turnbull Government’s schools funding plan, dubbed Gonski 2.0, has passed the House of Representatives despite opposition of all Labor members. Read More

29 May 2017 | VIC
Event: Parent Engagement Conference 6–8 June News Image

From 6-8 June 2017, the Parent Engagement Conference will be jointly hosted by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and national children’s education charity The Smith Family. Read More

28 May 2017 | Melbourne
Parents should be children's first maths teachers News Image

Parents and caregivers need to stop worrying about their maths skills and help young children with maths, just as they do with reading and spelling. The role of parents and caregivers is critical in helping children learn. Read More

27 May 2017 | Australia
Independents' 2017 Snapshot backs measured approach to funding fight News Image

While the manoeuvring continues to swirl around the Birmingham school funding reform plan and Labor state governments, the Opposition, Catholic Education and others are engaged in intense lobbying of the Senate crossbenchers. Read More

27 May 2017 | ACT
Maths Day is fun day News Image

Maths Day 2017 attracted 190 Year 11 and 12 students from New South Wales and the ACT to ANU to take part in maths challenges designed to build teamwork skills and promote a love of maths. Read More

26 May 2017 | Australia
New online resources for Indigenous stories News Image

Reading Australia and WA Indigenous Publisher Magabala Books have released new resources to bring the work of Indigenous authors and illustrators to Australian primary schools. Read More

25 May 2017 | Australia
More dollars promised for Indigenous education in referendum package News Image

In his address to Parliament on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal people, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that there will be an investment of $138 million for the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Read More

25 May 2017 | Australia
AEU in Canberra on Public Education Day News Image

A group of school principals, teachers and education stakeholders were in Canberra on Public Education Day seeking support for the current Gonski needs-based funding agreements. Read More

24 May 2017 | International
PISA report: Aussie kids average in financial literacy News Image

According to a report released by ACER, Australian students achieved an average score of 504 points, significantly above the OECD average of 489 points but lower than the average score of 526 points that Australian students achieved in 2012. Read More

24 May 2017 | NSW
Steer Challenge puts high school students to the test News Image

The annual UniSchools Steer Challenge aims to equip high school students with the skills and knowledge needed to raise a steer, including correct animal care and nutrition procedures. Read More