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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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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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