There was so much on offer at the recent EduTECH conference in Sydney, not the least a chance to win a holiday to north Queensland by visiting the School News stand in the main exhibition area. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for a chat and to pick up a free copy of the magazine. We met many amazing people and it’s always exciting to get updated on the latest thinking and technology in education. Now, the moment you have all been waiting for – we have a winner! Congratulations to Audrey Mason, from Le Perouse Public School in New South Wales. You have won three nights accommodation in a two-bedroom apartment at Argosy On the Beach in Clifton Beach, Cairns.
Australia has scheduled up to A$11 billion on new schools and facility upgrades between 2016 and 2026. We need as many as 750 new schools to accommodate an additional 650,000 students.
Place-based learning is out-of-classroom learning without the seven-hour bus journey and inevitable front seat vomiter.