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Identifying student needs in the early years
Identifying student needs in the early years

In the first of two articles exploring how educators are using local early years data to inform practice, Teacher finds out how one Adelaide primary school is bolstering students and their families as they transition to school.

Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for
Tax tips for teachers – what you can and can’t claim for

Tax time is on the horizon. Can you claim for your wall display posters or prize rewards for students? What about that professional learning conference you went to on the holidays? We spoke to the Australian Taxation Office to find out.

Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing
Attendance: Mental health and wellbeing

Issues with school attendance at South Coast Baptist College are followed up early and consistently by teachers at the West Australian school. This all forms part of their school-wide approach to wellbeing.

Becoming an International Baccalaureate school
Becoming an International Baccalaureate school

In an effort to further challenge students and allow them to take more responsibility for their own learning, principal Dr Cheryle Osborne embarked on a journey to become an International Baccalaureate school.

Individualised learning improving outcomes
Individualised learning improving outcomes

Primary school principal Lorraine Evans believes every child can learn – maybe not at the same pace or in the same way, but everyone can learn. Here, she explains how this attitude to learning led to a dramatic turnaround in student results.

School attendance and mental health disorders
School attendance and mental health disorders

Mental health disorders are a significant cause of student absence from school, particularly in the secondary school years, according to a new study published in the Australian Journal of Education.

The mental health of teachers
The mental health of teachers

The reality is, teaching can be really tough, and teachers, more concerned with the health and wellbeing of their students, can often put their own wellbeing last,’ Julia Gillard writes in her latest Teacher column.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring cultural toys

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity the students are exploring how toys are designed and making some of their very own.

Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school
Early childhood: Fewer boys ready for school

Boys remain less likely to be developmentally ready for school than girls, the latest results of the Australian Early Development Census show.

Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings
Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings

Dr Drew Miller, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Newcastle, addresses some frequently asked questions about the use of Randomised Controlled Trials in school settings.

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