Category: News

Keeping our Schools Fire Ready – What you Need to Know

The start of school is marked by excitement and anticipation of the challenges in the year ahead. Invariably, high temperatures are the backdrop to...

Legislation

New Child Safe Standards

New legislation introduced by the Victorian Government took effect on 1 January 2016 to ensure that organisations that deal with children have appropriate and consistent measures...

/ 1 January 2016

A Letter to a Teacher

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria The nine-year-old girl came home from school two weeks ago and announced to her parents: ‘I’m...

/ 15 December 2015
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Social Media, Trash Talk, and the Real World

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria The boy, a senior secondary student, had engaged in what his school principal described as ‘trash...

/ 24 November 2015

Everyday Lifesaver

The Victorian Minister for Emergency Services, Jane Garrett, has launched a new app for tablets to help prevent drownings and teach children to swim...

/ 9 November 2015

No Jab No Play

The Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, has announced that the Victorian Government will introduce Legislation into the Parliament so that, as of 1...

/ 28 October 2015

Behind the News Happiness Survey

Behind The News (BTN), an ABC current affairs show for children, has conducted the ‘biggest survey of kid’s mental health in Australian history’. The...

/ 5 October 2015
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Combat Sports Prohibition

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has recommended the prohibition of all forms of combat sport for people under the age of 18. The AMA...

/ 4 September 2015

Learning Potential: Getting Parents Involved

On 21 August 2015, the Australian Government launched the free mobile app Learning Potential. The app, which has had over 112,600 downloads to date,...

/ 21 August 2015