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Anzac Day resources for schools

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said every school in Australia would receive books and posters to educate students about Australia’s wartime history and commemorate Anzac Day.

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Why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

bullying

In Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help.

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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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