Safe Schools program to be discontinued in NSW
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has announced the Safe Schools program will be discontinued and replaced with a new anti-bullying strategy when federal funding for the controversial program runs out later this year.
WA Governor’s School STEM Awards
The Governor's School STEM Awards are open to all primary and secondary schools in WA and will close on August 22. Now in their third consecutive year, the awards encourage best practice in STEM education.
Top Arts 2017
Forty-seven of the state’s emerging young artists, who excelled in VCE Art and Studio Art, exhibit their work in the annual exhibition Top Arts 2017, featuring 57 pieces drawn from over 2600 submissions.
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
High screen time and low physical activity is a global phenomenon, with researchers finding links between poor mental health and low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time in developing countries.
Improving the transition process for Preps
The QLD government aims to work in partnership with the early childhood sector and schools to improve the process of sharing transition statements with schools to make it easier for Prep teachers to plan for individual learning.
ISCA write to parliament over funding concerns
The Independent Schools Council of Australia has written a letter to all members of the Australian Parliament to express concerns about the prospect of sudden and untimely changes to federal government funding arrangements for schools.
Saffron a potential treatment for adolescent depression
Murdoch University researchers are investigating whether the spice saffron could be used to treat depression and anxiety in adolescents. They are looking for adolescents suffering from moodiness or mild anxiety to participate in the trial.