The Victorian Government has announced incentives of up to $50,000 for the state’s top teachers to relocate to rural and regional schools, as part of a $45.2 million investment that aims to bridge the divide between student results in Melbourne and country Victoria.
Grade 2 students from St Peter’s Primary School in Bentleigh East, Victoria, have visited LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for the unveiling of a LEGO replica of their school, which was won as part of a recent competition.
Over 400 teachers and staff from the Victorian Department of Education and Training have been recognised for their contribution to public education during a ceremony honouring employees who have reached 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service in 2019.
Respected child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg speaks with Sky News Australia about the announcement of Victoria’s mobile phone ban in all public schools, which begins in 2020.
Following a meeting of Australia’s education ministers, the national online rollout of NAPLAN has been postponed until 2021, after connectivity issues and computer glitches impacted numerous students who took the test online earlier this year.
Mobile phones will be banned in all Victorian state primary and secondary schools from 2020, in a bid to tackle cyberbullying and reduce distraction in the classroom.