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Autism stigma blamed on poor training, funding

A stigma against autism is “reasonably common” throughout Australian schools, an expert has argued. A recent Senate inquiry found parents of kids with autism are actively discouraged by some schools from enrolling their child. This occurs across the public, independent and ...

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‘I believe everyone is a learner’

  Principal builds pedagogy through the strength of collaborative responsibility. By Madeleine Regan School leadership for Chris Bartlett is about connection, collaboration and bringing people together to benefit students and their learning. At Mater Dei Primary School, Toowoomba, Bartlett is ...

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Study finds 4 elements of an outstanding school

A pilot study from Southern Cross University has identified the four critical elements in creating an ‘outstanding’ school. The key elements are: an effective and resilient principal; team-based teaching; making decisions based on reliable data; and an intensive and ongoing, coaching mentoring and ...

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Lethal branch needed removal: inquest

A large falling tree branch which fatally crushed a NSW primary schooler as she walked across the playground should have already been removed, an inquest has been told. However, the principal of Sydney’s Pitt Town Public School wasn’t aware of ...

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Kicking goals for teacher health

A former AFL star is heading a new program to get teachers active and healthy. Kane Johnson, former Richmond Tigers captain and Adelaide Crows premiership player, is working with health advisers Sano Health to implement the Move, Eat, Breathe program. Beginning next ...

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Grounds for success

The myriad effects of surroundings on wellbeing make green schools more necessary now than ever. The wheels screech as they hit the tarmac, and as we pile off the plane into the thick, soup-like atmosphere of Bali, I feel excited ...

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Always room for improvement in wellness programs

School wellbeing programs are ubiquitous nowadays; but to ensure they perform as promised, educators need to re-evaluate constantly. By Helen Street ​Nearly every school in Australia has at least one wellbeing program or initiative in place. But do they work? ...

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