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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

 

12 Sep 2018 | International
Have kids stopped trying on PISA and NAPLAN? News Image

A much-ignored aspect of school results in Australia over the past decade or more is the sharp contrast between declining or stagnating scores on international and national tests for Years 9 and 10 and solid improvements in Year 12 results. Read More

12 Sep 2018 | National
Aussie teachers working harder than their OS colleagues News Image

Funding cuts to Australian public schools are having a detrimental effect on teachers’ workload and the participation rates for early childhood education.
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12 Sep 2018 | Victoria
New school resources for Type 1 Diabetics News Image

The Vic Government is helping students with type 1 diabetes by releasing the new Diabetes Guidelines – Supporting Students with Type 1 Diabetes in Victorian Schools and the Diabetes at School online education package. Read More

12 Sep 2018 | St KIlda
Wakakirri announces Victorian Secondary Story Dance Challenge winners News Image

Victoria’s Secondary Challenge winners for the 2018 Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge were Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, Dromana College and Mount Erin Secondary College. Read More

11 Sep 2018 | National
A 10-year plan for women in STEM News Image

The Australian Academy of Science is consulting to develop a 10-year plan to boost women in STEM, an initiative from the 2018–19 Budget.
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11 Sep 2018 | NSW
NSW’s best educators awarded News Image

A diverse range of NSW teachers have been recognised for their contribution to education at the Australian College of Educators (NSW Branch) Excellence in Education Awards. Read More

11 Sep 2018 | SA
South Australia has first Year 12 end-of-year electronic exam News Image

In a nod to the changing technological face of education more than 2000 students will become the first in Australia to sit a Year 12 end-of-year electronic exam.
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7 Sep 2018 | Melbourne
Victorian is top Aussie Secondary Maths Teacher News Image

Mindset learning has proven a winner for Victorian teacher, Hayley Dureau with the Mount Waverley Secondary College Leading Teacher and Head of Student Voice receiving the 2018 Outstanding Secondary Teacher award. Read More

6 Sep 2018 | National
Word is boys and girls are different News Image

An investigation into the type of words boys and girls use has revealed that much of their vocabulary is being learned out of school through popular media and that boys and girls exhibit different interests expressed by their word choice. Read More

6 Sep 2018 | Australia
Aboriginal students respond to elders News Image

An education project developed by two Murdoch University researchers has shown that Aboriginal children are more motivated to learn when they spend time with Elders in an ‘On Country’ school setting. Read More

5 Sep 2018 | SA
Thinking Maths program adds up to better results for primary kids News Image

A maths program developed by the South Australian Department for Education is putting primary school students two months ahead of their peers, secondary students not so much. Read More

4 Sep 2018 | Melbourne
Australia's top maths teacher creating STEM Superheroes News Image

NSW teacher, Corrine Vingerhoed was named the nation’s top maths teacher at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Choose Maths Awards in Melbourne. Read More