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Teach young children about bullying to stop it

Stopping children from bullying each other starts with their understanding of it; telling them what bullying is and involves assists in stopping bullying from happening.
   Bullying prevention expert Dr Lesley-Anne Ey says that bullying takes place in all forms from an early age. She says children have limited understanding of bullying and that more needs to be done to explicitly educate them. Read More

 

14 Sep 2017 | Australia
TEMAG Report Card shows strong progress in ITE reforms News Image

Education leaders met on 14 Sept to discuss their continued commitment to strengthening initial teacher education, which will lead to higher quality, classroom-ready graduates. Coinciding with the event was the release of the TEMAG Report Card. Read More 

10 Sep 2017 | Australia
K-6 Kiwis on top in Matific Maths Championship News Image

At the end of 10 days, Kiwi students are on top... and running 1-2-3 in several groups. Students have attempted more than 5 million questions and spent over 100,000 hours on the website. And it's not all hard work... students are having fun at the same time. Read More

10 Sep 2017 | Australia
App-based safety support for international students News Image

For 500,000+ international students [1], studying in Australia can be a life enhancing experience, but it also has unknown risks. A new emergency alert system provides app-based access to in-person critical incident and support services around the clock. Read More

10 Sep 2017
Quality student teachers point to a bright future for education News Image

A growing number of students are starting and completing postgraduate courses to qualify as new teachers according to a new report from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). More than 18,000 students graduated from initial teacher education (ITE) in 2015. Read More

10 Sep 2017 | Victoria
Phillip Island Nature Parks to host two-day Teachers’ Expo News Image

What has three different ecosystems, 97km of spectacular coastline, strong educational programs linked with curriculum, unique wildlife, indigenous history, Victoria’s leading attractions and is only 90 minutes from Melbourne? Phillip Island of course! Read More

10 Sep 2017 | Sydney
Draft national guideline to improve diagnostic practices for Australians on the autism spectrum released News Image

Australia’s first draft national guideline for autism diagnosis have been released for consultation. The draft guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure autistic individuals and their families can be assured of quality and knowledgeable advice. Read More

10 Sep 2017 | Canberra
Girls sweep eight medals including gold at the Int'l Physics Olympiad News Image

YiJie Neo, a Year 12 student from John Monash Science School in Melbourne, has won a gold medal in the International Earth Science Olympiad in France, bringing the Australian team medal haul to 17 at the UNESCO-sanctioned 2017 International Science Olympiads. Read More

10 Sep 2017
Ashley Stewart is 2017 AMSI Choose Maths top award winner News Image

2017 AMSI Choose Maths top award winner, Ashley Stewart, believes her Year 8 Living for Learning class is proof hands-on learning works best for indigenous students. Among recent achievements, the girls successfully constructed and tested a hand cranked phone charger. Read More

10 Sep 2017
Health offers future opportunities but 30% still jobless four months after graduating 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. Across many courses and fields of study, Australian university students are overwhelmingly enjoying and excelling during their time at university Read More

3 Sep 2017
ELLA preschool language program to be expanded News Image

The Commonwealth Government will expand the Early Learning Languages Australia program (ELLA) in 2018 with Modern Greek and Hindi to be added to Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Read More

3 Sep 2017
Mentoring program for early career teachers in the Northern Territory News Image

In an initiative designed to reduce the attrition rate which can be as high as 50% in the first five years, the NT Dept of Education has launched a mentoring program to support teachers in the early stages of their career. Read More

3 Sep 2017 | Northern Territory
$1 million boost for Northern Territory school administrators News Image

An additional $1 million per year to support business managers in Territory schools has been announced by Minister for Education Eva Lawler to assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools. Read More