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Backflips Against Bullying set for national expansion

A unique program that seeks to teach students anti bullying tactics through the use of acrobatics and parkour has made its way into schools across NSW – and soon Backflips Against Bullying will expand into other states too.

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APPA: Building global competence in students

Malcolm Elliott, President of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) discusses the importance of building global competence, and how this can benefit students in the future.

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WA mobile phone ban for public schools

A new WA mobile phone ban will see students at all government primary and secondary schools across the state banned from using these devices during school hours from 2020 under the state’s new ‘off and away all day’ policy.

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‘The Final Quarter’ gifted to Australian schools

Hundreds of schools across Australia have begun incorporating The Final Quarter – a feature documentary which tells the story of the last three years of the career of AFL champion Adam Goodes – into subjects including English, Media and PDHPE.

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Classroom visits for the STEM in Schools program

STEM professionals and parliamentarians will visit classrooms at over 300 schools across Australia as part of the STEM in Schools program, run by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, which aims to make STEM careers more visible and relatable.

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Supporting students’ social media and technology use

Katie Pinchas, Digital Licence Advisor for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, discusses why it’s so important for teachers to properly understand students’ use of social media and technology, in order to set them on the right path to becoming good digital citizens. Read more