Concern over too much Science, Reading and Mathematics
19 February 2013
In their submission to the House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee, the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) expressed concern that science, reading and mathematics were being overemphasised in the Australian Government’s drive to lift education standards. Read more here...
Independent Schools Council of Australia Claim that Schools will Lose Money
18 February 2013
The Australian Financial Review reported on the Independent Schools Council of Australia’s submission to the House of Representatives Education and Employment Committee inquiry into the Review of Funding for Schooling. Read more here...
Smarter Schools National Partnerships Progress Reports for 2012
14 February 2013
The 2012 progress reports for the Smarter Schools National Partnership program has been announced by the Australian Government Minister for School Education, Mr Peter Garrett. Read more here...
Gonski Review Update
10 February 2013
The Australian Education Bill was before Federal Parliament this week and the Australian Government and the Opposition stated their positions in Parliament and in the media. Read more here...
Smart Learning and Teaching – Some Answers
The Harvard Graduate School of Education in the United States has answers for parents, students and teachers looking for smart ways to learn and teach in Australia’s schools today and in the future. Read more here...
Open Letter to the Prime Minister Calling for Funding Action
7 February 2013
A group of 36 prominent Australians have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister and State and Territory leaders which called for action on the Review of Funding for Schooling Review. The letter, which was published in The Age, The Australian, and The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday 7 February 2013, urges political leaders to work together to put new arrangements in place to support student needs across all education sectors.
Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap Statement
6 February 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard presented the fifth annual Closing the Gap statement to the House of Representatives on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Read more here...
Campaign Calls for Mandatory Seatbelts on School Buses
6 February 2013
Victorian parent groups and the Australasian College of Road Safety have called for seatbelts to be mandatory on school buses, particularly those travelling on routes known to be dangerous. Read more here...
Federal Election Called
30 Janaury 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced in her National Press Club address on Wednesday 30 January 2013 that the Federal Election will be held on the Saturday 14 September 2013. Read more here...
International Baccalaureate Student more likely to Complete University
30 January 2013
According to a new study written by Dr Daniel Edwards from the Australian Council for Educational Research, students undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB) during their final years of secondary education are more likely to receive university offers and less likely to drop out of university courses. Read more here...
Choice in Learning
29 January 2013
In an article published by the Herald Sun, Independent Schools Chief Executive, Ms Michelle Green, talked about the non-government schools sector and said that ‘freedom to choose is one of the sectors strengths. Read more here...
Chiropractors Raise Concerns About Backpacks
The Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) has raised concerns about backpacks and the long-term damage that could be caused to students by over-laden and ill-fitting bags. Read more here...