In its recent review of early intervention resources for children from birth to 12 years, Australia’s National Mental Health Commission found that 83 per cent of experts agreed that ‘increasing resilience among children aged 0–12 could potentially prevent mental health issues during childhood and/or later in life’.
There is no doubt that education extends beyond the school grounds and that students need to push their boundaries, step outside their comfort zones and be challenged. As PGL Adventure Camps explains, school camps offer plenty of opportunities to do all of this. Read more
In the period between Years 3 and 7, students with persistent emotional or behavioural problems fall a year behind their peers in numeracy, with similar, although smaller, trends in reading.
Almost one in three principals are experiencing dangerously high levels of stress, according to the results of the latest Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey released on 27 February 2019.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has written to the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google, reminding them of their obligations to better protect young people who use their online and social media platforms.
A free national program is helping to generate greater awareness around student mental health and assist teachers to introduce mindfulness into the classroom through a range of guided meditations and activities, tailored to each year level.