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Transition from school to the workplace

How can schools and teachers combat student anxiety regarding the transition from school to the workplace?  When young people around Australia start to consider their...

10 reasons to visit Geelong & the Bellarine

Reason 1: Dining with a capital D Fact: This region is home to some of Australia’s best regional dining. You should definitely try IGNI (you...

STEM is more than just Science and Maths

New research says that to prepare students for the real world, schools need to break down the barriers between individual subjects and enable students...

Opportunities for all to reach potential

Executive Director of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Jim Miles says Catholic schools provide a high-quality, faith-based education of the ‘whole person’ that nurtures...

Health and Wellbeing at Secondary School

The move between primary and secondary school happens alongside the transition from childhood to adulthood. With this comes many changes – changes to bodies,...

Grossek’s View: Winners and Lossers

Michael looked back just once more. Why? No particular reason. No reason at all, just a reflex reaction. On turning away, he walked slowly...

Creativity across Art & STEM

A recent study has investigated students’ attitudes and abilities when it comes to creativity, comparing the results of art students with those who study...

TRAUMA TRAINING NEEDS AN OVERHAUL, SAY SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS

A study of experienced school counsellors and well-being staff has granted us a rare insight into how well-equipped our schools are to help students...

SHIFT TO REMOTE AND HOME LEARNING EXPOSES INEQUALITIES

Many students across Australia are shifting to learning from home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While there are strong health arguments for...

TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS SHAPE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TO SCHOOL FOR YEARS TO COME

A study by Associate Professors Penny Van Bergen and Naomi Sweller of Macquarie University and Professor Linda Graham of QUT shows that students’ memories of good...

Education and the Pandemic

Education and the pandemic Over the past two months, MCERA has been working closely with researchers and journalists to respond to issues surrounding the impact of...

PIVOTING TO ONLINE LEARNING IS MORE THAN THE TECHNOLOGY

Associate Professor Petrea Redmond of the University of Southern Queensland, a member of the Australian Association of Research in Education, is an expert on...

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Dandenong Primary School

Dandenong Primary School has a very rich and proud history of excellence in learning and teaching, stretching from 1874 through to today. Under...