Health & wellbeing for students, teachers, principals - Education Matters

Working together towards wellbeing

Peer Support Australia explains how it provides school communities with the support they need to enhance the wellbeing of young people and help inform positive cultural change. Read more

Wellbeing a “major concern” for principals

The role of school principal is a rewarding, yet challenging, leadership career. The breadth and magnitude of responsibilities can weigh heavily on a school leader, from student wellbeing and discipline to staffing issues and teaching evaluation, plus being in charge of budgeting and resource allocation, legal responsibilities, change management, community engagement and public relations.

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Health and wellbeing – it’s time for action!

Since 2011, issues of health and wellbeing have worsened among educators  – an immediate response is therefore needed to address the growing problem, argues Rob Nairn, Executive Director of the Australian Secondary Principals Association.

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ACER figures highlight teacher burnout

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).

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Doin’ Time author Rachel Porter shares insights into troubled youth

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

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