Education

What we’ve learned from dumping NAPLAN

premium_icon What we’ve learned from dumping NAPLAN

COVID-19 shutdown uncovered the way schools ‘teach to NAPLAN test’.

Australia Post launches Dear Australia initiative

premium_icon Australia Post launches Dear Australia initiative

Aussies encouraged to share handwritten letters of hope

$60,000 to help bring best international students to SCU

premium_icon $60,000 to help bring best international students to SCU

The university says it is “investing in talent like never before”

Lost learning – what are schools doing to catch kids up?

premium_icon Lost learning – what are schools doing to catch kids up?

State Governments must act quickly to catch students up on the education they missed out on during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Toowoomba teen defying odds after losing both kidneys

premium_icon Toowoomba teen defying odds after losing both kidneys

RILEY O’Toole was told he probably wouldn’t live to see his 18th birthday – but he’s defying the odds, working on a Cert II in Rural Operations at Ag Training.

Aussie author is a Jackie of all trades

Aussie author is a Jackie of all trades

Jackie French doesn’t let dyslexia stop her from penning some of the best stories on the shelf, but her road success hasn’t always been an easy one

Parents outraged over school return

Parents outraged over school return

NSW students are set to return to school this morning, but more than 5000 parents have signed a petition demanding to be given a choice.

Casino school seeks $2 million upgrade

premium_icon Casino school seeks $2 million upgrade

NEW purpose-built food technology classrooms part of Casino school’s $2 million upgrade.

Branch out with a family tree

Branch out with a family tree

Ever wondered where your family came from? Why not research and create a family tree. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

English teacher’s guide to Aussie slang revealed

English teacher’s guide to Aussie slang revealed

Ever wondered what a lorry is? An English teacher has shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Aussie slang.

Letters to capture historic period in time

premium_icon Letters to capture historic period in time

AUSTRALIA Post and the National Archives seek letters for 2020 COVID-19 time capsule.

Rising young educator brings cultural joy into learning

premium_icon Rising young educator brings cultural joy into learning

KIRBY BAKER created Boogul Jugoon where children learn in a natural bush setting.

Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

premium_icon Unions need to get out of the way and let teachers teach

Teachers and parents have done a heroic job during this pandemic, yet rather than support their members in classroom learning, teachers’ unions want to throw...

Why COVID-kids need a kindness curriculum

Why COVID-kids need a kindness curriculum

Trying a little tenderness might just be the answer for students navigating home and school life in this time of coronavirus, according to experts.

CLASSROOM CAPS: Are our schools overcrowded?

premium_icon CLASSROOM CAPS: Are our schools overcrowded?

FIVE Northern Rivers schools have exceeded an enrolment cap, put in place to prevent overcrowding in classrooms.

What return to NSW schools will really look like

premium_icon What return to NSW schools will really look like

NSW schools will be returning next week, but it won’t be business as usual. Here's everything parents need to know about changes to their children’s schooling.

Parents fear for kids’ results amid schools shutdown

premium_icon Parents fear for kids’ results amid schools shutdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has left huge numbers of Aussie parents worried about the long-term fallout of remote learning and how their kids will catch up.

Mum plans Montessori school co-operative

premium_icon Mum plans Montessori school co-operative

“IT’S an education that embraces the whole child and it’s child-led learning rather than teacher-led learning.”