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QLD Pioneering Primary School STEM Program

A pioneering QLD School STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics) program, which aims to provide educators the tools and knowledge to teach specialist design and technology skills, is being delivered in some Queensland primary schools, as part of a collaboration between the Queensland State Government, The Queensland Manufacturing Institute and Makers Empire, an educational technology company. Read more

New Standards for Senior Secondary Students in Literacy and Numeracy 

As part of the Victorian Government’s reform of the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) system, Victorian senior secondary students will have their literacy and numeracy skills measured against new standards in a reformed General Achievement Test (GAT).

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National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 18 March 2022

The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDA) takes place on Friday 18 March 2022. The theme for 2022 is Kindness Culture, ‘by building Kindness Culture together, we can promote inclusion, respect and community belonging for all students in schools across Australia.’ Kindness is a key element in bullying prevention and promotes inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging. NDA is an opportunity to teach kindness and demonstrate kind behaviour, both of which play important roles in bullying prevention. Read more