Screen time is causing neck, spine and posture problems in young children and ‘playing havoc’ with their school readiness, researchers have warned.
NSW police have met with leaders in the education sector to discuss how sexual violence in the state's schools can be addressed.
Former Hale School students are demanding reforms to sexual consent education at their old school in the wake of historical rape allegations against ‘Old Haleian’ Christian Porter.
Two teachers who tried to stop students from punching tradesmen and smashing up their ute at SMYL Community College are still on stress leave more than a week after the violent mob attack.
The university has cemented its position as a leader in mineral and mining engineering education, again ranking second in an annual compilation of the world’s best universities.
Another teacher from Rockingham’s SMYL school has spoken out about ‘daily’ instances of violence — leading the college’s head to promise that ‘staff safety’ is at the heart of their operation.
WA has seen rapid growth in the type of school that accommodates students who have been kicked out of public schools where staff live in fear and violent attacks are ‘the tip of the iceberg’.
Bethany Hiatt & Rhianna Mitchell
Some of WA’s top schools are adopting the American tradition of offering their students ‘class rings’ when they graduate Year 12, as a memento of their high school years — and some cost thousands.
Overwhelming evidence points to the value of early learning, both to the developing brains of babies and young children and the economy. But what value do we place on the educators themselves?
The head of a Rockingham school where two tradesmen were attacked by students in a violent mob attack says the teenagers involved are highly traumatised “broken babies”.
Jake Dietsch and Bethany Hiatt
A former South Thornlie Primary School teacher allegedly told one of his victims after he digitally raped her that he ‘could do whatever’ he wanted and that he ‘could get away with it’, a court heard.
McGowan and Kirkup to face-off after the Liberal leader waved the State election white flag, Perth students behaving badly after tradie attack and Facebook ‘re-friends’ Australian news.
Teachers working at a school where students attacked two tradesmen say they are ‘scared for their lives’ every day and are ‘petrified’ to go to work.
I have a question for the parents who don’t toilet-train their kids by the time they’re in kindy: why wouldn’t you?
Shocking footage has emerged of an attack on two tradesmen by a bunch of out-of-control students at SMYL Community College — with one stomping on and shattering a ute windscreen. WATCH HERE.
Bethany Hiatt and Kate Ryan
A man fights for life after a train is derailed by an iron ore truck, Scott Morrison has been urged to consider psychometric testing for parliamentary staff and a girl who bit a cop avoids jail.
WA election 2021: Education Minister Sue Ellery has left the door open to introducing a compulsory Year 1 phonics test
The childcare industry is calling on WA’s major parties to commit to a raft of measures to address staff shortages and other issues, including “the unchecked saturation of early learning services”.
The ability to read is essential to a young person’s ability to getting a good job after school. But employers are reporting some applicants are only barely literate. This isn’t good enough.
Influential business leaders are calling for a compulsory phonics screening test for all Year 1 students in WA to help prevent barely literate graduates becoming a ‘drag on the economy’.
West Australian teachers have reported a disturbing rise in the number of children — some primary school aged — who are attending school in nappies because they are not yet toilet trained.
NSW teachers need a 15 per cent pay rise over two years according to a 12-month review, and the report author says the profession is facing a crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of Victorian students have returned to classrooms after the state's five-day lockdown forced a brief relapse to remote learning.
Almost 700 TAFE NSW jobs will be cut across the state, with 10 per cent of education support jobs to go in two major restructures.
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