More than a quarter of year 7 to year 10 teachers and 15 per cent of year 11 to 12 teachers in Australian schools are teaching a subject they have not studied above first year at university and for which they have not received training in teaching methodology, according to new figures by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
For the third year running, a Sydney primary school took a day off regular classes to engage the school community in healthy, inclusive activities aimed at building mental strength and resilience.
In her new book, Author and General Manager of Whitelion (a charity supporting Australia’s vulnerable young people), Rachel Porter delves into the lives of nine Australian men from troubled backgrounds who have lived through incarceration and managed to change their lives around. Read more
Overarching learning goals: The aim of these activities is to deepen personal connections and relationships with nature-based mindfulness. Read more
A statement on physical activity in school and during leisure time concludes that exercise is critical for healthy brain development and academic success. Read more
Primary sexuality education must include developmentally-appropriate discussions and information about the concepts of ‘choice’, friendships, gender stereotypes, personal safety, emerging identities and much more, write Justine Kiely-Scott and Jenny Ackland.