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Tag Archives: teenagers

School apps keep parents in touch

The frantic scramble for 30 swimming notes, hunting in lost property for spare goggles, towels, or a size six pair of board shorts? Does this sound like the first day of swimming at your school?

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Principal: school doesn’t work for most kids

School exam girl

“Secondary school, at least, only really works for about a third of students,” according to Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton. Speaking in Melbourne last week, he also asked how “we made learning, something that in younger years was so innately pleasurable, get so bad”.

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Body image: taming the beast with media literacy

Positive body image friendship

In 2008, a Victorian government document titled Because Mental Health Matters Consultation Paper argued for ‘further development of positive body image programs, in conjunction with healthy eating programs’ as a priority activity within the ‘early childhood and school’ setting.

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High school students pilot Mars mission by sending code into space

Thanks to recent advances in science and technology, humans are closer than ever to putting boots on Mars. The University of Sydney has helped prepare budding aeronautical engineers to take up the challenge of supporting human life on Mars. As part of one of the world’s biggest computer programming competitions, Zero Robotics, Australian high school students will get to send things into space.

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