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Going Social

Annie Facchinetti – Using social media safely and effectively to capitalise on its potential.

When Ferris Bueller in the iconic eighties movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” He could not have foreseen exactly how quickly technology was going to advance.

With no public internet and therefore no tweeting, texting, emailing, Read More

 



Today's parents try to teach value of money
21 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Australian children are 21 per cent more likely to have to work to receive pocket money than past generations according to findings from the Teachers Mutual Bank’s 50 Years of Pocket Money report. Read More

Seeking better understanding of the Schoolies mindset
21 Nov 2016 | Australia
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University of Queensland School of Psychology researchers will be questioning newly graduated high school students in the Gold Coast on schoolies as to what types of risks they may take as opposed to other celebrations. Read More

APPA Life Membership awards
21 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Five Australian Primary Principals Association members were awarded life membership for their contribution to the association and to primary education. The event was attended by Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham. Read More

Class of 2016 farewelled
18 Nov 2016 | Queensland
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With 2016 closing in, year 12 students around Australia will be completing their final school days. Queensland Acting Education Minister Grace Grace took the opportunity to wish them well in their future endeavours. Read More

New ChildFund survey reveals how safe children feel at school
17 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Recent research results show that children aged 10-12 all over the world see their education as important. Though 31 percent said they felt their school was only sometimes safe. Read More

Australia receives a D- for kids’ physical activity... again
17 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Australian kids are now some of the least active in the world, and have again been graded a D minus for physical activity according to the latest national report from the Active Healthy Kids Australia research group. Read More

Report: Improving the Transparency of Higher Education Admissions Processes
16 Nov 2016 | Australia
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The Higher Education Standards Panel released its final report on improving the transparency of higher education admissions and calls for universities to be required to publish more information on how students are admitted into courses. Read More

Keeping Children Safe From Sexual Abuse
16 Nov 2016 | Victoria
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The Vic Government has created new resources to help school staff identify the warning signs of sexual exploitation of children and how to respond to concerns of abuse. Read More

Promoting positive body image in schools
15 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Dr Vivienne Lewis's No Body's Perfect by Australian Academic Press is a new guide to promoting positive image in children and young people. Written for teachers, counsellors, parents, and carers. Read More

Learning languages - start early
14 Nov 2016 | Australia
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Applications for the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program are now open to all Australian preschools and child care centres, giving children the opportunity to study Chinese, Japanese, French, Indonesian and Arabic. Read More

UNSW conference on literacy learning
14 Nov 2016 | Sydney, NSW
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A conference at UNSW on Literacy: What works and why?, will bring together leading international and Australian academics and practitioners in the field to examine two major areas of literacy learning – acquisition and development. Read More

Study finds discipline improves academic outcomes
11 Nov 2016 | Macquarie University
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A recent study confirms higher levels of discipline improve academic results. Students with the best results listen best, have the lowest noise levels, and make the teachers wait the shortest to start the class. Read More


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