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Play is the way

Play is the way

Charles Sturt University lecturer, Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan, talks to Education Matters about the importance of play, and the teaching and learning of fundamental movement skills.

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Managing risk and challenge in playgrounds

Managing risk and challenge in playgrounds

Mary Jeavons, Director of Jeavons Landscape Architects, highlights the importance for children to actively play outdoors at school, and discusses how play equipment can be designed and managed to benefit children as they learn to manage risks in their environment.

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The importance of play in schools

The importance of play in schools

Playground designer and manufacturer, Omnitech Playgrounds, discusses the importance of providing challenging and inclusive play spaces for children at school, to foster the development of important life skills.

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Ensuring quality care

Ensuring quality care

With schools constantly on the lookout for more services offering quality experiences for students, more and more are choosing to outsource their outside of school hours care requirements to external providers, writes Michael Rasmussen, General Manager at Sherpa Kids Australia.

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Civics and citizenship education brought to life

Civics and citizenship education brought to life

With the Victorian Curriculum now effective in primary and secondary schools across Australia, Civics and Citizenship Education has been mandated for delivery in all government schools across Victoria. The Victorian Electoral Commission explains how its tailored, free and flexible resources are helping teachers promote student participation.

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New direction

New direction

Sherpa Kids is an international company headquartered in Australia which runs before and after school care services and holiday care in schools and other community facilities. The organisation, which has some 100 franchises worldwide, looks after around 5,400 primary school-aged children every day.

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