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School Improvement Episode 25: Developing student character and leadership capabilities
School Improvement Episode 25: Developing student character and leadership capabilities

The Knox School’s Allan Shaw and Ben Righetti join Teacher to discuss the Character and Leadership Model that was implemented at the school between 2017 and 2020. It aims to foster the development of young people of character who will be ethical citizens and community leaders and involved a redesign of camps, excursions and community-based learning.

The role of the curriculum in creating the future
The role of the curriculum in creating the future

'The school curriculum should embody a society’s vision for its future and play a vital role in achieving that vision.' Professor Geoff Masters AO reflected on this during his review of the New South Wales curriculum and on a study visit to Estonia.

Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program
Q&A: Establishing an Indigenous language program

At Mossman in Queensland, a local Indigenous language called Kuku Yalanji was at risk of being lost. Now all students at Mossman State School learn the language and in this article, language teacher Sharon Case shares how the language program was developed.

Mathematics education in North East Arnhem Land
Mathematics education in North East Arnhem Land

In this article, Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) shares how mathematics is taught to students at Yirrkala School with a balance of western and Indigenous knowledge.

Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu
Indigenous perspectives in maths: Understanding Gurruṯu

In his first Teacher article on mathematics from an Indigenous perspective, Professor Chris Matthews introduced the concept of two-ways learning. In this follow-up, he discusses Yolŋu mathematics and the interconnected relationships of Gurruṯu, and shares an activity for teachers and students to explore the connections and patterns in family trees.

Q&A: A school’s commitment to reconciliation
Q&A: A school’s commitment to reconciliation

Maclean High School has a strong commitment to reconciliation and a proud history of developing deep, ongoing relationships with local Elders and community members. This was recognised in late-2019 when they were named winners of the Narragunnawali Awards from Reconciliation Australia in the schools category.

Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds
Student voice: Supporting high achievers from low-income backgrounds

When seeking ways to improve students’ academic outcomes, sometimes teachers and school leaders fail to ask for input from those who can offer perhaps the most important perspective – the students themselves.

Giving children the best start to school
Giving children the best start to school

Helping Indigenous children get the best start to their formal schooling by modelling the day-to-day running of an early primary classroom is one of the aims of the animated children’s series, Little J & Big Cuz, which is back for its second season.

Community partnerships: Supporting refugee students
Community partnerships: Supporting refugee students

A school in Australia’s Northern Territory has partnered with a local refugee centre to support young people from a refugee background transition to school and life in Australia. Here, we speak to St John’s Catholic College’s Principal Cameron Hughes about the partnership.

Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education
Indigenous perspectives in mathematics education

Professor Chris Matthews from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) explores the foundation of mathematics from an Indigenous perspective and discusses the concept of two-ways learning to achieve meaningful education outcomes for Indigenous students.

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