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Principal wellbeing quite bad says latest survey

The more things change the more they stay the same and being a school principal remains a hard-working, stressful occupation, which operates under the threat of violence says the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing survey. The two greatest sources of stress are sheer quantity of work, and lack of time to focus on teaching and learning. The worrying trend over time has been the increase in stress caused by mental health issues of students and mental health issues of staff. Principals and deputy/assistant principals experience far higher prevalence of offensive behaviour at work each year than the general population. Read More

 

7 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Mental health on the minds of young Australians News Image

Mission Australia’s annual youth survey, now 16 years old, provides one of the better pictures of what young Australians are thinking and concerned about. A total of 24,055 young people aged 15–19 years responded to the survey. Read More

7 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Kids and literacy, get them started young News Image

So how do you improve literacy in kids? Have them attend schools where a greater number of kids are literate when they start school. So says the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Read More

6 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Faith based schools want protections from same-sex marriage News Image

It’s been about three weeks since the majority Yes vote for same sex marriage and the debate over amendments and protections to the Bill has started. Elite faith based schools have voiced concerns about defunding and restrictions on hiring. Read More

4 Dec 2017 | Sydney
Congratulations Renee McCarthy 2017 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year News Image

At the 2017 ARIA Awards, Renee McCarthy (Ms Mac if you’re her student) from Woodcroft College in Morphett Vale South Australia received the inaugural ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award. Read More

1 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Gaming education News Image

If there was one thing that came out of the recently released Digital Australia Report which looked into the effects of gaming in Australia it’s that video games have infused every part of the society. Read More

1 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Schrole Verify background checks international job applicants News Image

So they looked right, the CV was excellent and the references immaculate, but there was something, just a suspicion, that all was not well with the new international job applicant. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Nelbourne
Mentoring girls into maths News Image

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation’s Choose Maths Gender Report makes for some concerning reading. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
Schools still gatekeeping disabled students News Image

We’ve come a long way toward inclusion of disabled students in schools but we’re far from done. While a lot of schools are doing a great job with disabled students some are still actively blocking them from attending. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
There’s more than one path to a satisfying career News Image

We all make youthful mistakes, it's just the ones we make with regard to education are particularly persistent. Too many students are dropping out of uni, too many regret the electives they’ve chosen. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
Recognising the value of industry-driven skills   News Image

There’s nothing wrong with a job where you come home with your hands dirty and sweat upon your brow, plenty will tell you of the fun to be had in physical work and indeed many trades can be very financially rewarding. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Australia
NDIS exclusion of education a missed opportunity News Image

The opportunity to develop a progressive disability policy-funding system providing seamless access to appropriate services and support has not been realised with the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, show researchers from Deakin University. Read More

26 Nov 2017 | Grenada, Spain
8–11 year-old children who exercise have more gray matter than obese peers News Image

Spanish researchers have found that youngsters who take part in exercise for at least three nights a week had more grey matter in areas of the brain linked to reading and verbal communication than obese children that didn't. Read More