Monthly Archives : March 2021

Richmond West Primary School parents demand meeting with Education Minister James Merlino over safe injecting room

Ms Thompson said she worried about what her children saw outside while they were at school. “I know that’s one of my concerns … I can’t control what they’re seeing out of that fence because I’m at work.” Some parents have written to the Education Minister flagging “an urgent need…

The photographers’ week in politics

The photographers’ week in politics The photographers’ week in politics Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 35 Images The treatment of women and a lewd video scandal dominated the headlines, while a ministerial reshuffle looms. This is the week in politics through the lenses of photographers Alex Ellinghausen,…

New early primary school syllabus to focus on phonics and mathematical reasoning

Until now, the most commonly used early-reading books in schools have been “predictable readers”, which repeat particular words. For example, one might read, “Where is the duck? Where is the cow? Where is the sheep?” Predictable readers are considered less helpful by reading experts as they encourage children to memorise…

Victorian sex crimes detective says consent within teenage relationships a major problem

Principals from a number of Victorian schools have issued letters to parents in recent weeks to address concerns about issues of sexual harassment, assault and consent. This week, more than a dozen Wesley College students and parents disclosed instances of alleged sexual assault, harassment and disrespect to girls by male…

“Down to reality”; How public schools took Mark Scott from big ideas to brass tacks

His focus on evidence was key. “Before, the notion of evidence-informed practice wasn’t that common,” the person says. “It’s still not what’s happening in most other [education] departments. It was fairly brave. He asked, ‘what are the mechanisms we need to ensure people are doing the things that work, that…

Each night during lockdown, Rebecca made YouTube videos to support her fellow teachers

But she found her fellow teachers were also searching for connection. She rolled out additional videos for them, starting with handwriting tutorials, because it was something easily scaled that could become one less stress. Loading She says her videos aren’t “necessarily the best in the world” – they feature Ms…

New tertiary institute to bridge gap between university and TAFE

Students will be able to combine university and TAFE education, with courses designed by industry, under a new tertiary education pathway unveiled by the NSW Government. The radical education strategy is the main recommendation of a year-long government review, led by David Gonski and University of Western Sydney University chancellor…

Student loans taking two years longer to pay off

Students are taking more than two years longer to pay off their university loans than they did 15 years ago as the federal government comes under growing pressure to extend the loans to include certificate courses. A Sydney Morning Herald analysis of new federal government figures released this week suggest…

Private colleges pay student recruiters up to $300,000 in bonuses

“There is an ongoing investigation of the background data to consider the scale of the problem and remediations.” KOI cash bonus promotion. Skyline International College in Burwood offered a bonus of up to $2000 for the recruitment of more than 10 students in a promotion from September 2020 to February….

What Happens When You Get Tuition?

In self-study, you repeat what you learn in class but in home tuition, you prepare yourself for the next class. When you become your tutor, you rely on books, notes, and web for help. But when you have a tutor, you get tailored lessons matching your needs. Tuition isn’t an…