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Confessions of an IT Manager

It is clear that our students are moving into a workforce that is both unpredictable and precarious. With constant reminders that computers and automation will replace many jobs, we are being urged to ‘teach differently’. Schools are being challenged to create young minds that are rich in interpersonal skills, minds that are creative, collaborative, and above all, resilient.
     What does this mean, and how can we achieve these objectives while addressing the needs of the curriculum Read More

 

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Parents want more life skills to be taught in school News Image

Parents want their children to have access to a ‘holistic education’ but cultural influences, location and income all play a role in their expectations, a study from ASG and Monash University  has revealed. Read More

15 Oct 2017
Nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards announced News Image

ARIA has announced the nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music across all categories, including the inaugural ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, presented in conjunction with The Song Room and sponsored by Telstra. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Tertiary degrees not translating to work News Image

The 2018 edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that while universities around the country are providing a high-quality experience for students, it’s not translating to graduate jobs... when it comes to life after university, the employment outcomes are not as positive Read More 

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Primary students need to learn the value of money News Image

Dr Carly Sawatzki works with teacher associations and schools to help teachers develop financial literacy lessons. She says that students need to learn about financial issues, beyond accounting for their pocket money to make sense of and participate in the world. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Trained literacy leaders to boost student performance in Victoria News Image

Literacy Leader Induction Workshops will be set up in 44 centres across Victoria. Delivered by the Bastow Institute of Education Leadership, the workshops will help principals and teachers boost the performance of their students. Read More

15 Oct 2017
Trade training can pay off with higher income than uni News Image

School leavers are going to university based on the idea that this is the only way to a secure future. But more times than not, they would be better suited to doing something they’re truly interested in, earning while they learn, and with little or no debt at the end of their training. Read More

8 Oct 2017
New digital wellbeing platform will aid parents facing youth mental health problems News Image

SchoolTV, an award-winning digital content platform designed to deliver mental health information to parents via schools, is available now. Fronted by leading child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, the platform delivers multi-media based resources on how parents can prevent Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Brisbane, Qld
Award-winning theatre works to tour Qld schools in 2018 News Image

The QMF 2018 Youth Touring program will bring some of Australia’s most exciting artists and works to Queensland schools. To ensure small and remote schools have access to performances and workshops, QMF is offering much lower minimum booking numbers when compared with similar organisations. Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
No age limits for next generation of NSW entrepreneurs News Image

Primary school students and would-be teenage tycoons will have the chance to showcase their start-up business ideas at workshops designed to support budding entrepreneurs. Initiate 48 will teach students how to build a real business in just 48 hours. Read More

8 Oct 2017
Vic flagship language-learning disability program announced News Image

Variety Victoria and Melbourne-based charity SHINE have announced a strategic partnership to deliver the inaugural Variety SHINE Intensive Program (VSIP) in 2018, to be held at Port Phillip Specialist School in Port Melbourne under the directorship of Dr Carl Parsons. Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Winners of 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards announced News Image

Winners of the 2017 NGS Super Scholarship Awards have been announced. Formerly known as the Dedicated to the Dedicated Awards, the awards encourage the professional development of teachers, support staff and management staff of non-government schools Read More

8 Oct 2017 | Sunshine Coast, QLD
Phonice spelling resource Sound Waves Online wins education publishing award News Image

Sunshine Coast-based Firefly Education has won the Best Student Resources – English (Literacy, Literature, Language) in the annual Education Publishing Awards for the second year in a row for the revamp of their successful phonemic spelling resource, Sound Waves Online. Read More