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Fighting the ‘Don’t You Look Pretty’ Syndrome

The New Puberty, by Amanda Dunn, explores how children are going through puberty earlier than ever before. In this extract, she looks at how...

/ 11 August 2017
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9 Reasons Why Boys Need to Read

The statistics show boys aren't reading enough, but Brighton Grammar School's Paul Stewart isn't giving up. He offers some practical tips to engage boys...

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After the Funding Debate, it’s Time to Focus on Students

The new Commonwealth school funding model - Gonski 2.0 - is a good result for Independent schools and for Australian education, writes Michelle Green,...

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How To Be A Strength-Based Parent

In an extract from her new book The Strength Switch, Dr Lea Waters explains the power of focusing on your child's strengths and talents.

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Raising Children Who Can Bounce Back

How can we help children become resilient? In this extract from his new book 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, Dr Justin Coulson writes...

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A Chance to End the School Funding War

In response to the debate over the Federal Government's proposed school funding model, Independent School Victoria's Chief Executive Michelle Green sent this letter to...

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The PISA Blame Game

Instead of rushing in with quick fixes to declining school results, it’s time to engage teachers in the policy debate, writes Karen Spiller, National...

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Explainer: What is Phonics?

The Australian Government is pushing ahead with plans for assessments of Year 1 students, including a phonics check. So what is phonics and why...

/ 3 February 2017
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New Year, New Schools, New Opportunities

New Independent schools opening this year offer fresh opportunities for disadvantaged and other students who risk falling through the cracks in the education system,...

/ 3 February 2017