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Suzy Barry

Suzy Barry
Suzy Barry contributes more than a decade of editing and journalism experience, and a background in education to her role as editor of School News, Australia.

Teachers skilling up through online learning

PD Online learning

Every state and territory issues specific requirements for professional development (PD) requirements for continued registration of teachers. Amid constant discussion about ‘better teachers’ and sliding PISA results, teachers are feeling the pressure to skill up. 

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Great reads for children and teens

Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman. It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia. In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her school. And her family is heading to Sydney!

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Indigenous narrative a gateway to First Nations experiences

Recent controversy confirms petrifying children is not the way to teach the Stolen Generations to students, but what is? A review of Anita Heiss' new book, Race for Reconciliation indicates the narrative of Indigenous voices is the answer. I expected a book of role models and inspiration; it was so much more.

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School camps a rite of passage to remember

Photo: Queensland Recreation Centres

School camps can offer a student a sense of meaning and purpose, they can provide practice in overcoming obstacles, develop endurance and broaden a student’s view of their own capabilities, and the world around them.

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