The Victorian Government will offer free pads and tampons to girls in all state primary, secondary and specialist schools as part of a new $20.7 million investment that aims to reduce the stigma and embarrassment that can be associated with periods.
During the Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA) Annual Conference, WA Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery, announced a new set of protocols to encourage open and respectful communication between schools, students and parents across the state.
In its recent review of early intervention resources for children from birth to 12 years, Australia’s National Mental Health Commission found that 83 per cent of experts agreed that ‘increasing resilience among children aged 0–12 could potentially prevent mental health issues during childhood and/or later in life’.
There is no doubt that education extends beyond the school grounds and that students need to push their boundaries, step outside their comfort zones and be challenged. As PGL Adventure Camps explains, school camps offer plenty of opportunities to do all of this. Read more
In the period between Years 3 and 7, students with persistent emotional or behavioural problems fall a year behind their peers in numeracy, with similar, although smaller, trends in reading.