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Chief Scientist: What Our Children Need to Know

Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel makes the case for teaching children subject content - concepts, facts and principles - and not just generic...

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Good Policy, not Base Politics, should Decide School Funding

A proposed new funding model leaves unanswered crucial questions about the impact on individual schools, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria.

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13 Reasons Why – What Every Parent Needs to Know

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant offers important advice and resources for parents as the second series of 13 Reasons Why screens in Australia.

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Kids and Screen Time: Why Parents Should ‘Drop the Guilt’

A new book urges parents to 'embrace the good' that screens can offer. We speak to the author Anya Kamenetz.

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Ten Resolutions: How to Become a More Grateful Parent

Leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine suggests some essential parenting principles.

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Bullying: It’s No Longer Left at the School Gate

The first step in creating a world without bullying is to lead by example, writes Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive Michelle Green.

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Taming Technology: Regaining Control for You and Your Family

Expert Jill Sweatman is presenting a twilight seminar at Independent Schools Victoria for parents, carers and educators on enhancing lifelong learning for children. Here...

/ 25 January 2018
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Teachers Deserve a Break, and Not Just at Summer Time

Society might want to consider the increasing responsibilities and expectations that are being imposed on teachers, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools...

/ 12 December 2017

A Reluctant Response to an Unseemly Assault

Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria, responds to the attack on Independent schools by the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.

/ 17 November 2017