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Teacher exchange program hits Australia

A US based teacher exchange program will carry out its first recruitment in Australia and New Zealand in several years, giving local teachers the opportunity to share experiences from their home nation with students on the other side of the globe.

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Promoting respectful relationships

During the Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA) Annual Conference, WA Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery, announced a new set of protocols to encourage open and respectful communication between schools, students and parents across the state.

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Autonomy and accountability

Andrew Pierpoint, President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA), and Dr Amanda Heffernan, Monash University Lecturer in Leadership, discuss their current research on school leader autonomy.

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Primary schools awarded for going green

Seven primary schools across Australia have won their share of cash and prizes as part of a nationwide competition that encouraged students to get crafty, while focussing on this year’s environmental theme.

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Using emojis to monitor student wellbeing

In response to growing concerns about student wellbeing and its link to academic performance, a new classroom tool uses emojis, customisable polls and screen mirroring to measure student engagement and wellbeing in real-time.

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ATARs and life after school

According to a new Grattan Institute report on Australia’s post-school education system, high school students who receive a low ATAR and go on to university may be better served choosing a vocational education pathway instead.

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