Study: Maths leads to increased life satisfaction
New research released by Westpac shows stronger maths skills could lead to a higher income and level overall life satisfaction. Westpac has partnered with digital maths platform, Mathspace, to provide free access for Australian students.
Schools not dressing girls for success
School uniform codes that force female students to wear dresses and skirts are discriminatory and are affecting girls’ health and wellbeing according to Girls’ Uniform Agenda, an organisation launched in March.
High test results in Asian schools, but at what cost
The OECD recently published the findings of its first student well-being study. It shows that while East Asian countries are at the top of the league table of test scores they are at the bottom in student well-being.
Conference: 2017 Maintaining Parent Engagement
Research report reveals the thoughts of families and schools about how parents facing social and financial struggles can support their children’s learning. The 2017 Parent Engagement Conference will be held in June.
Independent review of NT school funding model
Ernst & Young will conduct an independent review of the Territory Government’s school funding model. The review is expected to be completed by August, and approved recommendations will be implemented for 2018 school budgets.
Suspicious fire at Dalby school
Police are investigating a suspicious fire at one of Queensland's oldest schools, in Dalby (west of Brisbane). Preliminary investigations by Police indicate the fire was deliberately lit.
A roboticist from QUT has developed a program aimed to encourage the thrill of maths, through a series of books with maths and science concepts embedded in the plot, currently available for free to schools.