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

Mental health and wellbeing matters

Peter Goss, School Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute, sheds light on how poor mental health and low wellbeing harms student learning outcomes.

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Quit Victoria schools program

Quit Victoria has launched its annual youth tobacco education initiative, The Critics’ Choice, and is calling on schools across Australia to get involved.

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Bullying: Is early education the key?

Child development expert, Dr Lesley-anne Ey, discusses the importance of educating children from an early age about the differences between bullying and conflict, and the effects bullying can have on their peers.

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Playground grants awarded

KOMPAN Australia has announced the winners of its 2019 Matched Funding Grant Program, which required entrants to brainstorm and detail their dream play or fitness space and explain the impact it would have on the students and wider school community.

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Supporting our educators

New Director of Education and Evaluation at the National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI) and lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Dr Anna Dabrowski, discusses the need for schools to place a greater focus on teacher and principal wellbeing.

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Grants to encourage greater student wellbeing

With schools encouraging greater levels of learning in the outdoors, play and fitness supplier KOMPAN Australia says that playgrounds are increasingly being seen as multifunctional spaces that can be utilised outside of the traditional timeslots of recess and lunch. Read more