Category Archives : Australian School

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…

Why Do Students Feel Compelled To Take Tuition?

There was a time when only weaker students needed tuition but today even the gifted students take tuition. The view towards tuition changed with development of tuition as a service and increased competition. Today, tuition is taken as a means to achieve an academic or career goal. And, if you…

Schools join quest for better gauge of student progress

Princes Hill Primary is big on the notion of student-led learning. While the youngest students designed toys, the bigger kids in years 5 and 6 designed the school’s playground, in consultation with the school council and an architect. Princes Hill Primary School principal Esme Capp with students. The school’s guiding…

Money can’t buy good grades, state-wide NAPLAN data reveals

Researchers at the University of NSW have developed the Gonski Gapminder to track how students in different suburbs and towns perform in NAPLAN, their first step in a longer-term research projects to study social influence on how children fare at school. The results are suburb-based rather than school or sector-based….

NSW regional education plan to improve outcomes for kids in the bush

An initial plan was released in 2018 but had to be significantly reworked in response to the impact of natural disasters and the pandemic. The government says the updated plan will identify emerging sectors and future industries for investment, 50 new priorities to drive long-term stimulus and set out a…

Back to school rules for the first day in 2021

Adults are required to sign in using QR code posters at the school entrance or administration building. “If you’re simply dropping your child off in a carpark, then you’re fine, but if you’re visiting the school, you need to check in to ensure we can continue contact tracing in our…