How the government is closing the gap

24th April 2012

How the government is closing the gap

The 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.

How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools

18th April 2012

How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools

The 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.

New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers in 2012

20th March 2012

New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers in 2012

The New South Wales Government has announced a $24 million initiative to hire 200 additional teachers in 2012.

NAPLAN National Report released

02nd March 2012

NAPLAN National Report released

The 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

27th February 2012

Review of Funding for Schooling released

The 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 Government cuts $12 million from VCAL

21st February 2012

Victorian Government cuts $12 million from VCAL

There are fears that some Victorian schools may have to axe the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) option for Year 11 and 12 students.

Victorian primary schools welcome maths and science specialists

03rd February 2012

Victorian primary schools welcome maths and science specialists

Victorian 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

25th January 2012

Introducing Year 7 into Queensland's secondary schools

The Queensland Government is working to bring the education system in line with the other states by moving Year 7 to the secondary school system.

23rd December 2011

Mid-year VCE exams come to an end

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority will scrap mid-year VCE exams in 2013.

Results of NSW school obesity study released

05th December 2011

Results of NSW school obesity study released

A study into the rates of obesity in school-aged children in NSW has revealed that obesity rates are holding steady at 23 per cent.

How to support your child through Year 12 exams

28th October 2011

How to support your child through Year 12 exams

As 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.

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