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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

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Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed Year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Perth students learn science in Antarctica

The Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Photo: NASA

In what was likely the best school excursion ever, 18 students from Perth’s Kent Street Senior High School got to fly over Antarctica for a science field trip. Accompanying them for the 12-hour flight was their teacher Suzy Urbaniak, who ...

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Top model also a role model for intersex kids

Hanne Gaby Odiele is advocating for intersex kids. Photo: interACT

Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a rangy 178 centimetres tall. Mousy-blonde haired and milky-skinned, she has an impish, slightly androgynous look. As well as strutting catwalks, Odiele is helping break a taboo by recently declaring herself intersex. Odiele revealed ...

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Students who like maths are better at it: research

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In an unsurprising finding, a German study has concluded that students who find maths to be fun are better at it. This reinforces recent calls from experts, including Western Sydney University’s associate professor Catherine Attard, that making maths fun is key ...

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Expert says school-start jitters avoidable

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Across Australia, four, five and six-year-olds are feeling anxious, exhilarated, or possibly both. Their first day of ‘big school’ is imminent. Although this year goes by various names – prep, kindergarten, year K – there is one commonality: parental uncertainty ...

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