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Relationships drive learning, change, behaviour and results

By Ken Avenell

Whether it is in classrooms, schools or systems; organisations are driven by relationships – people matter! Many schools and classrooms claim to be values-driven and publish their values and make them explicit in documents, plans and various marketing messages. Sadly, this does not mean, however, that the professed values guide daily decision-making and predicate personal behaviours. Read More

 

2 Jun 2017 | VIC
Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular News Image

Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how Anything is Possible at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 16 September. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | NSW
NSW HSC new options in science News Image

NSW will offer Year 12 high school students a high level science course that allows them to carry out a scientific research project and study with research institutes and universities. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | VIC
Mac.Rob and Stile delivering Gifted Outreach Program News Image

In response to the Department of Education discontinuing the Academic Select Entry Network Gifted and Talented Outreach Program, Mac.Rob and Stile have joined forces to reinvent the initiative’s Gifted Outreach Program. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | Australia
Principals lead in raising literacy levels News Image

The Principals as Literacy Leaders program, originally developed and presented by Griffith University, ECU and the ACU in 2009, aimed to improve students’ literacy outcomes by empowering principals to become literacy leaders. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | SA
New teaching roles in SA News Image

The SA government is calling for recent education graduates and current teachers to apply for over 130 ongoing teaching roles. The permanent employment positions have opened in country and metropolitan government schools. Read More

1 Jun 2017 | ACT
ACT Auditor-General releases disappointing school report News Image

ACT Auditor-General has released a report into the ACT's public education system revealing that the territory's schools perform worse than similar schools in other states despite expenditure per student being one of the highest in the country. Read More

31 May 2017 | Adelaide
Prof Gordon Stobart to present at Adelaide events News Image

Leading education expert Prof Gordon Stobart, from the University of London, talks 21st Century learning in Adelaide. Stobart will share his insights with public, independent, and Catholic sector teachers at two events in June. Read More

31 May 2017 | Australia
Using mobiles at night bad for teens News Image

Research conducted by Murdoch and Griffith Universities tracked changes in late-night mobile phone use, sleep, and mental health indicators over three years in a large sample of Australian teens. Read More

30 May 2017 | WA
St Stephen's School now part of Curtin's Innovative Schools Consortium News Image

As part of Curtin’s Innovative Schools Consortium, St Stephen’s School students will now be able to participate in workshops, and game-based learning to develop new skills and attributes valued by universities and employers. Read More

30 May 2017 | VIC
Breakfast proves to be the most important meal of the day News Image

Since the launch of the program at the start of 2016, School Breakfast Clubs have been providing 50,000 free breakfasts every week at 500 of Victoria’s most disadvantaged schools. Read More

29 May 2017 | NT
Nominations for 2017 NT Education and Care Awards open News Image

Nominations for the 2017 NT Education and Care Awards are now open – nominate yourself, an educator, a service or program that you think demonstrates outstanding commitment to delivering quality outcomes to Territory children. Read More

29 May 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 passes the House of Representatives News Image

The Turnbull Government’s schools funding plan, dubbed Gonski 2.0, has passed the House of Representatives despite opposition of all Labor members. Read More