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Principal wellbeing quite bad says latest survey

The more things change the more they stay the same and being a school principal remains a hard-working, stressful occupation, which operates under the threat of violence says the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing survey. The two greatest sources of stress are sheer quantity of work, and lack of time to focus on teaching and learning. The worrying trend over time has been the increase in stress caused by mental health issues of students and mental health issues of staff. Principals and deputy/assistant principals experience far higher prevalence of offensive behaviour at work each year than the general population. Read More

 

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
NSW Premier's Teacher Scholarship winners News Image

Twenty-one of NSW’s best teachers have been rewarded for their commitment to quality education with a 2017 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship, . The 2017 program awarded the scholarships across 17 program areas.  Read More

17 Aug 2017 | NSW
UNSW researchers win NSW Young Tall Poppies 2017 Science Awards News Image

Five young UNSW researchers will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community after winning NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | SA / UK
Aboriginal educator awarded inaugural King's College Fellowship News Image

One of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal educators, UniSA Prof Lester- Irabinna Rigney, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship through a new collaboration between the University of South Australia and King’s College London. Read More

17 Aug 2017 | QLD
Positive Parenting program to continue in QLD News Image

Families will continue to have access to an international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland, after renewed investment in state government funding. Read More

16 Aug 2017 | TAS
TAS Gov backflips on lowering school starting age News Image

The Tasmanian Government has backflipped on its proposal to lower the school starting age to 4.5 years and instead will provide an extra year of pre-school for vulnerable or disadvantaged children.  Read More

16 Aug 2017 | QLD
Drone flying lessons for QLD students during National Science Week News Image

Year 5 and 6 students from 33 QLD schools have received training and experience in flying drones during National Science Week. The Drone Experience included a presentation on real-world applications and a hands-on flying challenge. Read More

14 Aug 2017 | VIC
VIC Ombudsman: government schools exclusions process riddled with gaps News Image

Tabling an Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions in Parliament, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass said children as young as five and six are being excluded from government schools in a process riddled with gaps. Read More 

14 Aug 2017 | NT
NT 2017 school survey News Image

Students, families and staff of Northern Territory schools are invited to participate in the 2017 School Survey, to provide feedback on what schools are doing well and where they can improve. Read More

12 Aug 2017 | VIC
New cleaning contracts in VIC schools News Image

After multiple investigations over the past 12 months of cleaning staff being underpaid and mistreated while working in government schools, the Victorian Government has announced a complete overhaul of cleaner procurement. Read More

11 Aug 2017 | WA
Perth Steiner School principal quits as second student develops Measles News Image

Nr Jean-Michel David has resigned from his position as principal of the Perth Waldorf School following a possible outbreak of Measles at the school where a second student has been infected. Read More

11 Aug 2017 | NT
Write a letter... receive a letter: learning by writing letters earns a royal reply News Image

Learning literacy through writing letters is paying off for the Manyallaluk school students, with replies received from Buckingham Palace and the Essendon Football Club. Read More

10 Aug 2017 | SA
SA introduces tougher penalties for offensive behaviour in schools News Image

There will be tougher penalties to anyone who behaves in an offensive or abusive manner on school grounds, under proposed changes in the Education and Children’s Services Bill 2017. Read More