Food policies at your child's school
22 May 2013Australian schools are getting more and more conscious about food policies, both to cater for children with allergies and to teach students about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Victorian Government proposes new pathways within VCE and VCAL
02 May 2013The Victorian Government has proposed three new study pathways that will be integrated into the VCE and VCAL qualifications.
Steps to take if your child is having problems at school
23 April 2013It's hard to know what to do when you notice that your child is having problems at school. Here we describe three of the most common problems faced by children at school and what you can do to help.
Gonski school funding reform details released
16 April 2013Prime Minister Julia Gillard has released her plan for school funding reform as part of the federal government?s National Plan for School Improvement. Here we summarise the key details of the government?s proposed new funding scheme.
Secondary school experiences beyond the classroom
21 March 2013In addition to academics, many schools offer opportunities for students to experience life outside the classroom and develop important personal qualities and life skills. You may wish to look out for these programs when selecting a school.
The benefits of student exchange for your child
21 March 2013If you are considering broadening your child's secondary school experience, what better way than through a student exchange?
Choosing a school outside of your local area
22 February 2013You have more than your fair share of decisions to make when choosing a school for your child, from its sector, gender and ethos, to some of the more practical considerations like location.
Discussing tertiary education with your child
05 February 2013If your child is coming up to their final years of secondary school, you may be wondering when you should begin discussing their post-school options and how.
Private school fees soar in comparison between government, independent and Catholic schools
25 January 2013Adding to ongoing discussion about the cost of education in Australia, figures released by the Australian Scholarships Group this week have highlighted the increasing cost of private schooling in comparison to government and Catholic schooling.
What the Asian Century means for your child
16 January 2013With Asia's rise on the world stage in what is being called the 'Asian Century', the Australian Government has released a White Paper listing a number of goals to be achieved by 2025. But what does this mean for your child?
How to help your child prepare for the new school year
10 January 2013Getting ready for a new school year can be daunting. To make the process a little easier, we've provided some tips to help you prepare your child for the new year.
VCE results released
18 December 2012Schools and students across the state of Victoria are celebrating their achievements as the 2012 VCE results are released.
Top-five schooling systems goal in doubt after international tests
14 December 2012Results of international reading, mathematics and science tests have shown that Australia's education standards are falling behind international benchmarks.
Gonski school funding reform bill introduced to parliament
29 November 2012The Australian Education Bill has been introduced to parliament in response to the Gonski review of school funding.
When should children start school?
22 November 2012Every now and then, questions arise about the right age for children to start school. Some worry about the best age for primary school entry, others about the maturity level required before children can (or should) progress to secondary school.
How to help your child prepare for secondary school
08 November 2012If your child is getting ready to make the move to secondary school, there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth transition.
Children and social media
22 October 2012In light of negative publicity concerning children's social media use, it's important that you get acquainted with some of the risks involved and ensure that your child understands how to use social media safely.
Single-sex versus coeducational schooling
04 October 2012One of the biggest concerns (and sources of confusion!) for parents deciding where to send their children is whether to send them to a coeducational or single-sex school.
ATARs and other examination terms explained
19 September 2012With end-of-year exams around the corner, it's easy to get lost among the exam terms being thrown around. Read on as we explain some of those you are most likely to come across.
How have the government's efforts to 'close the gap' affected education?
13 September 2012A report released by the New South Wales Auditor-General has indicated that no significant progress has been made over the past ten years in terms of improving literacy among Indigenous students.
Do Australian schools need more sport?
22 August 2012With the Olympics having come to an end, media reports continue to discuss suggestions that there is too little emphasis on sport in Australian schools.
How to help your child get ready for exams
14 August 2012While there's no set way to provide the 'best' support base during exam time, rest assured that there are a number of ways in which you can help.
Tips for career planning with your child
03 August 2012As a parent, you play a vital role in helping your child sift through their career options. Read on for a few tips to help you approach the careers conversation.
Coalition rejects Gonski reforms
31 July 2012The Coalition Government has revealed that it will repeal any legislation passed to introduce the Gonski reforms if elected next year.
Australian Curriculum update
17 July 2012With the first phase of the Australian Curriculum underway, read on for an update of what's been happening in 2012.
What is VET in Schools?
12 July 2012Long gone are the days when getting a vocational education meant 'dropping out' of school before Year 12. These days, students can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of their senior secondary certificate.
Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs
04 July 2012The Victorian Parliament's Education and Training Committee released an inquiry into the education of gifted and talented students in late June. The committee found that, in its current state, gifted education is lacking in four main areas.
Saving for a private education
19 June 2012With private education costs constantly rising, finance experts have expressed that it is best to start saving as soon as you can. Read on to find out how and how much.
What to do if your child is unhappy at school
05 June 2012Like adults in the workplace, it's important to remember that your child will not always be happy at school... whether due to academic pressures, issues within friendship groups or inadequate support from teaching staff.
Concerns over NAPLAN testing
21 May 2012With NAPLAN testing over for the year, opposition against the testing regime continues.
2012-13 federal budget education initiatives
11 May 2012The announcement of the 2012-13 federal budget has seen a number of funding initiatives for Australian education, many of which will directly benefit families with children in school.
How to choose a primary school
07 May 2012Choosing a primary school can be difficult, especially if it is the first time you are making a decision about your child's education.
The advantages and disadvantages of selective entry high schools
30 April 2012Read on to find out the potential pros and cons of choosing a selective entry government school.
How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools
18 April 2012The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) launched the National Safe Schools Framework in 2011 with the belief that all students should be able to learn and develop in safe and supportive environments.
How the government is 'closing the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
13 April 2012The federal government's annual report detailing initiatives to close the gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population has found that a number of the goals listed in the 2011 report have seen improvement.
New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers
19 March 2012The New South Wales Government has announced a $24 million initiative to hire 200 additional teachers in 2012.
NAPLAN National Report released
02 March 2012The second stage of the 2011 NAPLAN testing results have been released, following the September release of the initial NAPLAN Summary Report and the distribution of individual student reports.
Review of Funding for Schooling released
21 February 2012The Review of Funding for Schooling has found that Australian schools are failing to get the best results for their students. It made several recommendations to reform school funding priorities at a total cost of $5 billion.
Victorian primary schools welcome maths and science specialists
03 February 2012Victorian government primary schools have welcomed 100 mathematics and science teaching specialists into classrooms in time for the new school year.
Introducing Year 7 into Queensland's secondary schools
25 January 2012The Queensland Government is working to bring the education system in line with the other states by moving Year 7 to the secondary school system.
Mid-year VCE exams come to an end
23 December 2011The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority will scrap mid-year VCE exams in 2013.
Results of NSW school obesity study released
05 December 2011A study into the rates of obesity in school-aged children in NSW has revealed that obesity rates are holding steady at 23 per cent.
The benefits of a gap year for your child
07 November 2011
How to support your child through Year 12 exams
25 October 2011As the end of the month draws near, so too do the end of year exams and stressful times for many Year 12 students and their parents.
Students to trial VCE thesis subject
12 October 2011Up to 15 Victorian schools will next year be trialling a proposed new thesis subject for Year 12 VCE students.
Changes to National School Chaplaincy Program
03 October 2011The Australian Government has announced that it will be introducing changes to the National School Chaplaincy Program.
2011 NAPLAN results look promising
23 September 2011The preliminary results from the 2011 NAPLAN tests are looking promising, with more than 90 per cent of students who took part in the literacy and numeracy testing meeting the minimum national standard.
NSW delays national curriculum
21 September 2011The NSW Government has announced that it will delay its implementation of the national curriculum until 2014.
Victorian Government cuts $12 million from VCAL
06 September 2011There are fears that some Victorian schools may have to axe the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) option for Year 11 and 12 students.
Languages in Victorian schools
29 July 2011The Baillieu government is threatening to deviate from the new national curriculum over its downplaying of language teaching.
Appointment of new Digital Education Advisory Group
22 July 2011The Commonwealth Government has announced the formation of a Digital Education Advisory Group made up of leading education and IT experts, which will strive to pave the way for incorporating new technology into the classroom.
Australian Government review of school funding
15 July 2011Schools across Australia are set for change as a result of the current Review of Funding for Schooling, the first comprehensive review that the nation has undergone since 1973.
Religion in Victorian Government schools
06 July 2011In recent months Victoria has been in uproar over the issue of religious education in government schools.
Maths and science initiatives to be cut
30 June 2011Victoria's $57 million maths and sciences coaches program will be discontinued at the end of the year as part of the $441 million in cuts to be made to the education budget over the next four years.
Cyber bullying in schools
15 June 2011Schools, parents and children in Melbourne and across the country are struggling to deal with the effects of cyber bullying.
Victorian schools go green
26 May 2011As Australia and the world begins to implement a range of green measures to protect the environment and promote sustainable living, Victorian schools are doing the same.
NAPLAN tests may go online
18 May 2011As this year's NAPLAN tests took place in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 classrooms around Australia, the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) confirmed that is investigating the possibility of offering the tests online in the future.
2010 NAPLAN results released
01 May 2011The results from the 2010 national literacy and numeracy tests (NAPLAN), conducted across Australia in May last year, have been released.
iPads in Victorian secondary schools
29 April 2011The Victorian Government is trialling Apple's iPad in a number of schools to guage how tablet technology impacts on students, teachers and parents.