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Putting the spotlight on cyber bullies

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has launched a national campaign to encourage young people to stand up for their friends when they are targeted by online bullies. The BackMeUp campaign is based on research that says most bullying incidents ...

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International news

Crime wave hits NZ schools A school was burgled three times during the school holidays – one of 22 looted in South Auckland over the school holiday period. Thieves stole 14 laptops from Fairburn School, Otahuhu, smashed through doors and ...

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Long school days for children

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) findings show that one in 10 children regularly attend after-school care and one in 20 before-school care. According to an analysis of 10,000 Australian kids, mothers who work long hours, single mums and ...

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The end of the year 10 formal

The celebration at the end of year 10 was originally established as an event for students to mark the completion of their school certificate. It also served as a milestone for those who would be leaving school to move on ...

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Students get chance to prepare meals for the needy

Schools in the Kitchen is a youth education and volunteer program exposing students to the social and environmental impacts of food wastage in a positive and interactive learning environment, whilst teaching them some handy cooking skills. Working with Melbourne businesses ...

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News in brief

Sour note over axed fruit project Education leaders and dieticians are angered over the Victorian government’s decision to cut funding to a free fruit program that encouraged thousands of children to eat healthily. Free Fruit Friday was run in about ...

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Academics say broadband might create digital equity

Academics around Australia are looking at how the National Broadband Netwrok (NBN) should be implemented and at the educational ramifications. The deputy vice-chancellor (education) at Monash University Professor Adam Shoemaker said the network offered great promise for the future of ...

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Today’s lesson: less CO2 = $

The federal government’s carbon pricing scheme commences on July 1 and while there has been significant public debate about the new tax’s flow-on effects, not much of the discussion has focused on the education sector. So, how will the carbon ...

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