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Leading in a time of disruption: opinion

One of the many strengths of effective school leaders is their ability to calmly navigate uncertain and unstable times. The pandemic is a disruption that has tested us all with different challenges every day. It has forced our education system ...

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The school that reinvented itself

Imagine being the principal of a school with just two students. But if that wasn't bad enough, imagine the school had a poor reputation, too. That was the predicament facing new acting principal Chris Burgess of Taradale Primary School, 100km ...

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Meet Australia’s educator changemakers

When Greg McMahon became principal of Doveton College in 2015, things were tough. The school, situated in Melbourne's southeast – one of Victoria's poorest areas – had poor attendance rates and its students scored low grades. Once buoyed by manufacturing, its ...

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Feedback takes rap

A survey suggests that parents aren’t happy with the way they receive reports on their children’s progress. By Erin Mayo. The school reporting system needs an overhaul, say parents who believe the current one does not allow them to actively ...

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Avoid the danger zone

Canteen safety and cleanliness can reduce the risk of deadly food poisoning. By Dallas Bastian. If commercial kitchens and canteens in schools are not employing safe practices, the consequences could be fatal, experts warn. Dheepa Jeyapalan, health promotion officer at ...

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Against raging bullies

Attacks on the self-worth of students are still a growing problem. More can be done to make them stop. By Antonia Maiolo More needs to be done to stamp out bullying in our schools, experts say, in light of rising ...

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