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The perfect principal

Students share their thoughts on what makes an ideal school leader. By Madeleine Regan What qualities make a great school principal? In 2014, more than 100 students participated in a national survey through the Student Principal for a Day initiative. ...

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Lift your mental game

A new online tool for educators is designed to overcome a broad feeling amongst teachers that they are under-resourced in their efforts to foster positive mental health within schools. The launch of a redesigned MindMatters initiative by mental health advocacy ...

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Survey helps teachers track early development

Starting this month, teachers will be able to contribute to a survey that provides insight into the development of the nation's children as they start school. The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is to run three times a year and will measure children’s ...

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Rowing coach sues school over ‘wanga’ stoush

A rowing coach who was sacked by a Brisbane private school after using slang during a sex talk with students is suing for more than $1 million in damages. Former Brisbane Boys College head rowing coach David Bellamy was stood ...

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BHP backs maths program for girls with $22m

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation have joined forces in launching a national program to recruit more girls into mathematics. Choose Maths, which was launched this week at The University of Melbourne, begins with a ...

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Robotics workshops offer practical experience

A new partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and educational resources distributor The Brainary will introduce primary and high school students to the world of robots. The collaboration has meant schools in Australia and New Zealand have access to interactive ...

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Sustainability awards now open to VIC schools

Entries are now open for a sustainability awards program that recognises efforts made by Victorian schools and early childhood services in raising environmental awareness. The ResourceSmart Education Awards reward encourage children and students to embed environmental actions into their everyday ...

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