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Many flubs before a touchdown in a performance career

They say the best way to get ahead is to surround yourself with good people, and for the crowd at performing arts program Wakakirri’s Careers Day, that was certainly the case. Students had the opportunity to meet with and pick the brains of some of Australia’s best and brightest in the performing arts. Wakakirri continues to win the very precious time of Australia’s performing arts community. Read More


28 Nov 2018 | National
Students shine a light on Aussie Farmers’ struggle with performance News Image

This year schools all over Australia have used the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge as an opportunity to tell stories that reflect students’ views and educate about issues ranging from local news stories to global events through dance and drama. Read More

27 Nov 2018 | National
Inequality has increased since NAPLAN began News Image

Out of all the information that is generated by NAPLAN one thing is becoming increasingly clear; results match socio-economic status.
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22 Nov 2018 | Australia
85% of private schools getting more public funding than public schools News Image

Private schools look to be getting the lion’s share of funding according to a report from the ABC; more than 4,400 public schools — over 70% of the sector — received less public funding than at least one similar private school in 2016. Read More

22 Nov 2018 | Queensland
Program to keep young stars in school News Image

St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast has firmed up its new Athena Program which lets students with exceptional extra-curricular lives keep up with their schoolwork. Read More

20 Nov 2018 | National
Testing the teaching profession News Image

Teaching is essential but keeping teachers is hard and a new parliamentary inquiry into the profession will seek to find out how those in the profession can be made happy and fulfilled. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | National
Who is ARIA Music Teacher of the Year? News Image

There's only a few days left to vote for your favourite music teacher to win the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award.
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19 Nov 2018 | National
Interest in maths falls off in middle years News Image

It begins well but students' engagement with maths tends to drop off in the middle years, especially among girls. The way to deal with the slackening of interest is to instil a level of control and introduce growth mindsets. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | USA
Light activity and video games are fine after recent concussion News Image

Revised for the first time in eight years The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) concussion recommendations reverses much of what was previously thought. Read More

19 Nov 2018 | International
Exclusion is counterproductive News Image

When students are very bad they face suspension or expulsion but being excluded from school means there is no opportunity for them to improve themselves and perhaps worsens their situation. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | National
Nowhere to run for cheaters News Image

While it’s prevalent at universities, cheaters’ days might be numbered as markers have shown themselves to be adept at indentifying which assignments are not the work of the student and the ability improves with training. Read More

14 Nov 2018 | NSW
Surf Lifesavers head Bush News Image

Over 6000 youngsters will get a taste of the beach when the 25th annual Beach to Bush program rolls into towns including Tamworth, Lismore, West Wyalong, Young, Moree, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Canberra. Read More

13 Nov 2018 | National
Catholic School Principals plan for future News Image

As the current crop of Catholic School Principals retires there’s concern that no one is stepping up to the plate, the Catholic Schools’ Middle Leadership Program addresses the development of new leaders. Read More