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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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Leaders see what it’s like to be a principal

Victorian business and community leaders have engaged with their local schools to become Principal for a Day. The program involved participants shadowing school principals and immersing themselves in the day-to-day operations of a government school. Principal for a Day, run this week, ...

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New leadership focus for Catholic school officials

About two dozen Catholic educators have spent the last six months working on becoming more responsive leaders. Twenty-three Catholic education leaders from dioceses across Queensland and New South Wales are about to complete a half-year Executive Development for Educational Leaders program. ...

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Joint and several pitfalls

Legal dangers abound when interacting with the parents of students – and every situation is different. There are many complex issues surrounding interaction with parents that have the potential to trip up schools if not handled properly from a legal ...

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Positive education links wellbeing to outcomes

The state of a young person’s psychological health can greatly impact both wellbeing and academic outcomes. From this concept grew the educational philosophy known as positive education, which was introduced in Australia six years ago and has been challenging traditional models ever ...

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New e-Safety commissioner to fight cyber-bullies

Former Australian Federal Police cybercrime expert Alastair MacGibbon has officially stepped into his new role as children’s e-safety commissioner. The Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner was created as a result government surveys that revealed up to 1 in 5 Australian ...

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Melbourne’s MLC cuts ties with church

A prestigious Melbourne girls’ private school has cut ties with the Uniting Church, preventing it from having a say on how the school is run. The Uniting Church has accepted “with some sadness” that Methodist Ladies’ College is changing its ...

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