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Counsellors can’t fill school counsellor roles

Qualified counsellors are not considered for public school counselling roles in any state but Victoria despite nationwide school mental health practitioner (MHP) shortages. The Victorian Department of Education will now allow registered counsellors to fill MHP roles in secondary schools ...

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Student wellbeing: The importance of play

It's well established that play is important for children's physical and mental development, but research also shows it is necessary so that you can have quiet and attentive students in the classroom. Play is defined as voluntary, uninstructed, and joyful ...

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Where are all the male carers and teachers?

Only three per cent of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is made up of men despite research showing male presence in teaching and caring is vital to breaking down gender stereotypes in children. Research has shown that ...

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Playground and cyber bullying increases

The eSafety commissioner has released data that found a 40 per cent jump in child bullying last year, with cyberbullying reports increasing from 1700 in 2022 to 2383 in 2023, an increase of 71 per cent. Just over two-thirds (67%) ...

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