Sunday , June 24 2018


Equipping schools for cardiac arrest in young people

Men training to use defibrillator

Schools have been dealing with scraped knees, sprained ankles and the occasional broken bone for as long as children have played running games and climbed trees. Awareness is growing of the risks of cardiac arrest in young people, and schools are looking to equip their first aid rooms with defibrillators for first response.

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Young students using strengths to overcome hurdles

Minister Simon Birmingham at Bridgewater Primary in SA

New data shows Australian children battling issues with their physical or emotional development can draw on their strengths in other areas to get ahead in a trend experts have dubbed ‘the Resilience Factor’.  Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham said the new Multiple Strengths Indicator analysis released this week …

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Are selective schools catering to the privileged?

selective schooling

This week in New South Wales, thousands of Year 6 students will sit the selective schools test, hoping to gain entry to one of these top performing high schools. In 2016, selective schools made up eight of the top ten schools in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) leaderboard.  This is not surprising, …

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Revitalising regional education

School bus stop warning road sign Australian rural outback

The Coalition Government will conduct a comprehensive review of regional education with the aim of getting more regional, rural and remote students to not just be successful at school but to go on to further study, training and employment.

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