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Goolagong in the swing with kids

The former world No.1 and Wimbledon champion, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, is travelling around the country to engage young indigenous students through sport, after forming a scholarship program partnership with Tennis Australia. Attending the event at the State Tennis Centre in ...

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Kicking a goal for healthy lifestyles

Hawks in Schools, launched recently, required students from the Faculty of Education’s sport and outdoor recreation course to work with Hawthorn’s community manager Dayna Mackenzie to develop and deliver a community outreach program in local schools The program is a ...

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Second language helps job prospects

A new report from senior lecturer Kate Fitch of Murdoch’s school of media communication and culture found that public relations employers in Perth and Singapore rated language skills highly, though for different reasons. While the companies surveyed in Australia valued ...

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Need for 1700 more schools, says report

A report in The Australian, “Schools to chalk up massive growth” indicated that the federal Department of Education is expecting an additional 670,000 students by 2020. The majority (520,000) will be in primary schools with the Independent Schools Council of ...

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$5 billion not guaranteed

Schools minister Peter Garrett, has stated that the $5 billion had ‘always been an estimate on Mr Gonski’s part’. The reform to school funding recommended by the inquiry headed by David Gonski comes with a price tag, based on 2009 ...

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Art is cool

During August and September more than 500 student art works will be shown in nine regional exhibitions across the state, from the Gold Coast to Cairns. State and non-state schools have put forward their best young artists for the 2012 ...

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England in disarray

The government education secretary, Michael Grove, has relaxed the rules that set out the space each school has to provide. The new regulations state simply that ‘suitable’ space must be provided to teach physical education and let pupils play outside. ...

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More work needed

A report by the New South Wales auditor-general Peter Achterstraat found that there had been no improvement among Indigenous primary school students in the past decade. This comes despite extensive efforts – backed by significant financial resources, including $71 million ...

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