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PEACE Pack pushes back against bullies

SA’s PEACE Pack program continues to keep a lid on bullying by teaching coping or resilience skills to build wellbeing of primary and secondary students.
   The South Australian Bullying Prevention Strategy was developed by a number of school-based pilot projects, a series of public engagement activities including a conference, YourSAy survey, workshops and roundtables involving more than 900 experts, educators, professionals, parents, children and young people. 
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9 Jul 2018
STEM experts in every school? Maybe News Image

The federal government plan to ensure every Australian school has at least one teacher specialised in mathematics or science is a good idea that might well remain so. Read More

9 Jul 2018
Birmingham’s STEM solution shortcut a thought-bubble  News Image

Simon Birmingham’s solution to fix shrinking school student STEM enrolments fails to address the real issue of having a comprehensive plan to fix teacher shortages. Read More

9 Jul 2018
New generation of ‘Namby-Pamby’ kids about to drop News Image

So millennial bashing has become a national sport, the avo munching, fedora wearing, non-driving or moving out of home snowflakes that they are, but if you thought that generation was a bit soft wait for the next. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | NSW
Sydney Water opens 2018 Community Grants News Image

Sydney Water has announced its generous community grants program with a total of $80,000 to be awarded. Grassroots community organisations working on initiatives or projects across greater Sydney are encouraged to apply. Read More

6 Jul 2018 | National
Don't rush SES changes News Image

If there are changes to be made to the way SES is calculated following the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) review, rigorous testing and observation should be carried out before anything is done. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | Melbourne
St. Bernard’s Primary finds evidence boosts learning News Image

It took some doing, but by taking time to have a good look at what was happening at St. Bernard’s Primary in Melbourne, the school has set itself on course for a more responsive, informed way of teaching and learning. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | International
Cyberbullies tracked and smashed with new tool News Image

Nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram can be tracked and smashed with a new digital tool which can scan massive amounts of social media data, sending alerts to parents or network administrators. Read More

5 Jul 2018
Six $5000 NGS Super Scholarship Awards to be won News Image

Applications are now open for the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which offers six $5000 scholarships to its members working in independent education. Winners can undertake professional development or a project or initiative. Read More

5 Jul 2018
Little J and Big Cuz winner at Logies News Image

A fun, educational program aimed at supporting Indigenous children in making the transition from home to school, Little J & Big Cuz was the first show of its kind to focus on Indigenous kids, their culture and their ways of being. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | National
It pays to learn what you can claim at tax time News Image

While tax can be boring, refunds aren’t and it’s useful to know what you can and can’t claim so that return is as nice and fat as possible. One thing to remember; you can only claim the work-related part of expenses. Read More

2 Jul 2018 | National
Better training for rural school principals needed News Image

Professional development to equip country principals to address incidents of domestic violence, juvenile justice, mental health and issues relating to indigenous students, in addition to student learning should be a priority. Read More

29 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Deep-seated discrimination for disabled in Victorian schools   News Image

Schools in Victoria have been given the right to assess their own progress around inclusiveness for disabled children and they have dropped the ball as the disabled continue to experience exclusion and disadvantage. Read More