Category Archives : VIC Education

Melbourne University weathers COVID downturn with $8 million surplus

Sixty per cent of those students enrolled this year are studying from another country. University Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell said there was no realistic prospect of welcoming overseas students back on campus this year, despite recent promising progress with vaccines. “The way that the political rhetoric is at the moment suggests…

Curriculum strong on Indigenous heritage but weak on Western tradition: paper

The national curriculum, implemented in 2015, is to be reviewed periodically. The first of those reviews is under way, and Dr Mueller said it was an opportunity to recast civics and citizenship as the guiding theme that unified all the different subjects and made it “truly, distinctively Australian”. At present,…

Please, bear with us and what we have endured

Melbourne accepted 110 days of one of the toughest lockdowns in the world. We did not like it either, but we understood it was necessary if we were to get on top of this wicked virus. We were immensely proud when we finally reached no new community transmissions for two…