For many of us, our phone is the first thing we pick up in the morning, and the last thing we put down at night. If you are like me, you do this despite knowing that sleep experts recommend we leave our devices in another room to get a full night’s rest... | 7 March 2018
If there’s one myth about teaching that’s sure to send a collective groan through school staff rooms, it’s this one: ‘It must be great being a teacher – all those holidays, all that time off.’ | 4 December 2017
In recent months, I have watched with a degree of disappointment as Independent schools have been used as a whipping boy in a political campaign by the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) against changes to the Australian Government’s school funding. | 17 November 2017
People gather on the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House every day of the week, for all kinds of reasons. It’s a favourite spot for wedding parties to pose for photos. Tourists are drawn by the Victorian era architecture. It’s a place for political protests. It’s the natural backdrop for media interviews with politicians.
With good will, and maybe a little luck, the passage by parliament of the Australian Government’s education bill will put an end – for the time being at least – to what’s become known as the school funding wars.
You might find it hard to see a link between the complex world of molecular biology and the creative world of cinema animation. One’s science, you might think, and the other’s art, and they’re worlds apart.
If you asked me what Independent schools have in common I might mention some shared fundamental foundations – a passion for education and a commitment to independence and the innovation this allows. And, perhaps paradoxically, I’d add another common characteristic – Independent schools are extraordinarily diverse.
Education is a central issue in the campaign for the 2 July 2016 federal election. This is a good thing – good for Australian parents and their children, good for teachers and schools, and good for the future of our nation.
Late night TV current affairs programs are usually devoted to serious, weighty and sometimes depressing topics like politics, the economy and international affairs. So I was surprised
When Julie Christopoulos, a Senior Advisor in Independent Schools Victoria’s School Improvement team, visited East Preston Islamic College, she saw a need.
As followers of Dialogue will have noticed, I have written more than once in recent weeks to challenge criticisms of Independent schools in the media and to correct some of the more persistent stereotypes: that they are elitist and exclusive or that their students are somehow isolated from the ‘real world’.
New research has calculated the economic and social benefits of early learning by modelling the impacts of early childhood education and care on women in the workforce, productivity and vulnerable children.
Improving Indigenous education is not secret business. Parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children outline problems and provide answers when they tell their stories, and Victoria’s Independent schools detail how they meet the cultural and educational needs of Indigenous students in Towards Shared Bunjil: Helping Koorie Students Achieve Learning and Life Goals.