Choosing a school outside of your local area

22nd February 2013

Choosing a school outside of your local area

You have more than your fair share of decisions to make when choosing a school for your child, from its sector, gender and ethos, to some of the more practical considerations like location.

What the Asian Century means for your child

17th January 2013

What the Asian Century means for your child

With Asia's rise on the world stage in what is being called the 'Asian Century', the Australian Government has released a White Paper listing a number of goals to be achieved by 2025. But what does this mean for your child?

How to help your child prepare for the new school year

17th January 2013

How to help your child prepare for the new school year

Getting ready for a new school year can be daunting. To make the process a little easier, we've provided some tips to help you prepare your child for the new year.

How to choose a primary school

09th January 2013

How to choose a primary school

Choosing a primary school can be difficult, especially if it is the first time you are making a decision about your child's education.

Top-five schooling systems goal in doubt after international tests

18th December 2012

Top-five schooling systems goal in doubt after international tests

Results of international reading, mathematics and science tests have shown that Australia's education standards are falling behind international benchmarks.

When should children start school?

22nd November 2012

When should children start school?

Every now and then, questions arise about the right age for children to start school. Some worry about the best age for primary school entry, others about the maturity level required before children can (or should) progress to secondary school.

How to help your child prepare for secondary school

08th November 2012

How to help your child prepare for secondary school

If your child is getting ready to make the move to secondary school, there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth transition.

Children and social media

22nd October 2012

Children and social media

In light of negative publicity concerning children's social media use, it's important that you get acquainted with some of the risks involved and ensure that your child understands how to use social media safely.

What is VET in Schools?

22nd August 2012

What is VET in Schools?

Long gone are the days when getting a vocational education meant 'dropping out' of school before Year 12. These days, students can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of their senior secondary certificate.

2012-13 federal budget education initiatives

22nd August 2012

2012-13 federal budget education initiatives

The announcement of the 2012-13 federal budget has seen a number of funding initiatives for Australian education, many of which will directly benefit families with children in school.

Australian Curriculum update

22nd August 2012

Australian Curriculum update

With the first phase of the Australian Curriculum underway, read on for an update of what's been happening in 2012.

Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs

04th July 2012

Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs

The Victorian Parliament's Education and Training Committee released an inquiry into the education of gifted and talented students in late June. The committee found that, in its current state, gifted education is lacking in four main areas.

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