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Bullying: Listen before acting

Some of the most common approaches adults take to bullying among school students may not be the most effective, according to two experts on the topic. When it comes to bullying, they say adults must start by listening to the bullied child rather than rushing into action.

LEGO student design competition

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is calling on Victorian students to express their architectural and artistic flair for the chance to have their school constructed in LEGO.

Video: Engaging our students

Several Queensland education leaders discuss the importance of creating a sense of community in schools, where each student feels known and valued, and is engaged in their learning.

Kompan expands fitness range

Play and fitness equipment supplier, Kompan Australia, has launched an innovative new outdoor fitness bike, expanding its range of outdoor exercise equipment on offer for schools.

Fighting childhood obesity

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation has welcomed Labor’s $6 million election commitment to restore federal funding to its Kitchen Garden, which aims to tackle the childhood obesity crisis by teaching children about food and where it comes from.

How small changes can make a big impact

Cool Australia has teamed up with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia to launch a series of primary lessons that encourage critical thinking about issues including deforestation, climate change and waste. Education Matters speaks with celebrated scientist and environmental activist Dr Jane Goodall ahead of her upcoming Australian tour.