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School starting age not a Tasmanian election issue

young child goes to school with brother

Tasmanian education minister, Jeremy Rockliff says school starting age will not become an election issue. Controversy around the reforms will not go away, and despite continued protests from the early childhood sector, the Government is sticking by its reforms.

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School-based mentoring to boost outcomes for NT girls

Star Foundation in action at Tennant Creek

Federal government will provide the Stars Foundation with almost $2 million to deliver intensive school-based mentoring programs to Indigenous girls and young women across the Northern Territory. NT minister for Indigenous affairs, Nigel Scullion, said the investment would help 450 Indigenous girls and young women to reach their potential at …

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Queensland senior assessment reforms postponed

year 12 exams

The Palaszczuk Government’s major reforms to senior assessment and tertiary entrance will now begin with year 11 students in 2019. Education Minister Kate Jones made a Wednesday October 19 announcement that current year eight students would be the first to experience the new system.

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Special school achieves solar first for NSW

St Lucy's solar pool

Swimming lessons are about to get a whole lot better for the children of St Lucy’s Primary School in Wahroonga. After the installation of a brand new solar and lithium-ion battery system during the holidays, the students will now enjoy their lessons in warm water all year round.

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Book corner – wonderful reads for children and teens

Book corner – wonderful reads for children and teens

Book corner – wonderful reads for children and teens. One for the Drama club! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Harry Potter is 19 years older, and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

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Synthetic surfaces ideal for multi-sport schools

In synthetic fields designed for hockey, a shock-pads reduces ball bounce

The environmental impact of the water usage involved in the upkeep of grass playing fields is considerable. As awareness increases, schools are embracing synthetic surfaces as an alternative. Many schools struggle with a shortage of suitable water provision, both in quantity and quality, to establish and maintain natural turf to a useable level over time.

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