News and views from the wider educational sector with a Good Education Group perspective.

2014 preliminary NAPLAN results released

18th September 2014

2014 preliminary NAPLAN results released

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the preliminary results from the 2014 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test.

The parents' guide to senior subject choices

11th August 2014

The parents' guide to senior subject choices

If your child is preparing to enter their final years of school, read on as we answer some of the most common questions about Year 11 and 12 subject selection.

How to help your child get ready for exams

02nd July 2014

How to help your child get ready for exams

While there's no set way to provide the 'best' support base during exam time, rest assured that there are a number of ways in which you can help.

Helping your child manage study stress

02nd July 2014

Helping your child manage study stress

As students come into the second half of the school year, many parents will be wondering how they can help their Year 12 child deal with the stress and pressures of their final few months at school.

Why your child should study a language at school

16th June 2014

Why your child should study a language at school

With the federal government recently allocating funding towards improving the uptake of languages in schools, we take a look at the benefits for your child.

What the Budget means for your child's schooling

10th June 2014

What the Budget means for your child's schooling

Released in May, the federal government's Budget will see Australian families facing a number of changes, many of which will affect school and further education.

How independent public schools may change Australian education

05th June 2014

How independent public schools may change Australian education

Earlier this year, the federal government pledged $70 million to assist public schools to exercise greater autonomy through the Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative.

An update on independent public schools

26th May 2014

An update on independent public schools

The federal government has committed to assisting a quarter of the country's public schools to gain independent status by 2017.

Gonski school funding reform details released

12th May 2014

Gonski school funding reform details released

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has released her plan for school funding reform as part of the federal government's National Plan for School Improvement. Here we summarise the key details of the government's proposed new funding scheme.

04th April 2014

Sampling tertiary study during the high school years

If your child is in their last few years of school, you may not be aware that they can sample tertiary study before they graduate.

Selective entry schooling in Victoria

13th March 2014

Selective entry schooling in Victoria

Selective entry schools provide an alternative to mainstream schooling for academically gifted students. There are four government sector selective entry high schools in Victoria.

Early childhood programs and their benefits

11th March 2014

Early childhood programs and their benefits

Early childhood programs are an important first step towards compulsory schooling, giving children a head start on their education and the skills necessary to succeed in their first year of school.

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