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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.
Student and employer satisfaction with university education remains high Four out of five students are satisfied with their university education while the same percentage of employers are happy with their recent graduates, according to two national surveys released on the QILT website.
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.
Year 12 retention rates reach record high in SA public schools A record high number of public school students are choosing to stay in school until year 12, with the latest figures showing yet another increase in the retention rate for high school students.
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.
Independent schools funded at half the rate of government schools The latest government figures show that on average government schools are publicly funded at around twice the amount of independent schools. The majority of funding for independent schools is coming from parents and school communities.
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.
AEU survey: public schools rely on fundraising and teacher contributions The AEU's State of Our Schools survey for 2017 indicates that Australia’s public schools are increasingly reliant on fundraising and teachers are using their own money to provide students with some of the basics.
Nanga Mai Awards recognise NSW students, staff and schools The Nanga Mai Awards celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education within NSW public schools and school communities. The word Nanga Mai is an Eora (Sydney) word meaning to dream.
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.