News and views from the wider educational sector with a Good Education Media perspective.

Academic terminology glossary

06th February 2015

Academic terminology glossary

If you feel like you're trying to learn another language when reading about your child's schooling, we explain some of the jargon you may encounter.

Five tips to help your child prepare for the new school year

29th January 2015

Five tips to help your child prepare for the new school year

With school back for the year, now is the best time for your child to start developing good study habits. We list a few tips to help them enjoy their year and succeed academically.

An update on education news in your state

13th January 2015

An update on education news in your state

There's always a lot going on in the education sector, so it can be hard to keep up. To help you out, we've summarised some of the biggest news items affecting school education.

Five facts about university offers

12th January 2015

Five facts about university offers

As the new year gets underway, so too does the nervous wait for university offers.

What you need to know about school policies

04th December 2014

What you need to know about school policies

Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the policies in place at your child's school, particularly if you're relying on your child for information.

Your child's options if they don't want to do Year 12

18th November 2014

Your child's options if they don't want to do Year 12

While leaving school in Year 10 may have been common practice in the past, these days more and more students are opting to make the most of some of the alternative education options available.

Exploring summer work experience opportunities

17th November 2014

Exploring summer work experience opportunities

With the summer holidays approaching, you're going to want to know how to keep the kids busy. If you have older children who are approaching the end of their time at school, a work experience stint is an option worth considering.

Review calls for shake-up of Australian Curriculum

13th October 2014

Review calls for shake-up of Australian Curriculum

A review of the Australian Curriculum is pushing for a 'back to basics' approach to what has been described as an overcrowded curriculum.

Top 10 educational apps for kids

06th October 2014

Top 10 educational apps for kids

Smartphones and tablets and the apps that go with them can have a reputation for being time wasters and distractions, but they aren't just for games or social networking.

A guide to apprenticeships and traineeships

18th September 2014

A guide to apprenticeships and traineeships

If your child is looking for a practical training option, an apprenticeship or traineeship may be of interest.

2014 preliminary NAPLAN results released

18th September 2014

2014 preliminary NAPLAN results released

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the preliminary results from the 2014 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test.

The parents' guide to senior subject choices

11th August 2014

The parents' guide to senior subject choices

If your child is preparing to enter their final years of school, read on as we answer some of the most common questions about Year 11 and 12 subject selection.

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