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Animal and ethics conference at Melbourne Zoo

Zoos Victoria and RSPCA Victoria have partnered to organise the Empathy, Ethics and Animals Teacher Conference, which aims to demonstrate fun and engaging STEM-based activities, centred around ethical capabilities, that can be incorporated into the classroom.

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Support for disadvantaged students

At the Annual Reception for Skyline Education Foundation Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard AC spoke about the importance of children’s education in breaking the cycle of disadvantaged families.

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Savings growing for schools buying renewables

Flow Power has revealed businesses – including schools – signed onto its Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have saved $15.4 million collectively since their contracts began at the start of 2018.

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Playground grants awarded

KOMPAN Australia has announced the winners of its 2019 Matched Funding Grant Program, which required entrants to brainstorm and detail their dream play or fitness space and explain the impact it would have on the students and wider school community.

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Word Mania spelling competition returns

Australian students are invited to put their spelling skills to the test, as schools around the nation prepare to take part in Word Mania, a free online spelling competition with a prize-pool of over $350,000.

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Grants to encourage greater student wellbeing

With schools encouraging greater levels of learning in the outdoors, play and fitness supplier KOMPAN Australia says that playgrounds are increasingly being seen as multifunctional spaces that can be utilised outside of the traditional timeslots of recess and lunch. Read more