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Parents warned about online threat to North Lakes schools

Parents warned about online threat to North Lakes schools

The Education Department has written to parents saying police are investigating the posts, which used threatening language and referenced schools in the area.

  • by Tracey Ferrier

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'A clandestine strategy to wind back parent choice'
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'A clandestine strategy to wind back parent choice'

Turning away out-of-area families has been a long-running practice at zoned schools and many other schools will soon refuse enrolments on similar grounds

  • by Henrietta Cook
Robots, coding and space travel: Inside Canberra's new Future Skills Academy
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Robots, coding and space travel: Inside Canberra's new Future Skills Academy

It was an exploding glass flask that first made Australia's chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel fall in love with STEM in school.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Hazing and binge-drinking put under microscope in ANU residencies review
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Hazing and binge-drinking put under microscope in ANU residencies review

The same consultancy firm that ironed out sexual harassment policy for the Australian Navy will run the review.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Lunch in a stairwell: overcrowding at my high school is beyond a joke
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Lunch in a stairwell: overcrowding at my high school is beyond a joke

Sydney's eastern suburbs needs a new high school to cope with a population explosion.

  • by Elsie Gillezeau
‘Inherently exciting’: Students learn Chinese live from Beijing
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‘Inherently exciting’: Students learn Chinese live from Beijing

Year 2 student Bronte might be in Canberra but she's learning Chinese straight from Beijing.

  • by Robyn Skea
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Timbertop-style teaching now not just for private school kids
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Timbertop-style teaching now not just for private school kids

Geelong Grammar students have Timbertop, MLC's have Marshmead and now more state school kids are set to have rural campuses of their own. 

  • by Anna Prytz
'Better off playing': The Sydney school banning four-year-olds
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'Better off playing': The Sydney school banning four-year-olds

A private school has shifted its age cut-off date to January 31, but the public system has different ideas.

  • by Jordan Baker
'Clusters' of risky habits put high school students at risk
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'Clusters' of risky habits put high school students at risk

Australian teenagers who harbour “risk clusters” of the so-called “big six” unhealthy behaviours are at greater risk of mental health problems.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'Political agenda': ANU academics sound alarm on 'radically conservative' new degree
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'Political agenda': ANU academics sound alarm on 'radically conservative' new degree

The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation is backed by former prime ministers Tony Abbott, John Howard and Kim Beazley.

  • by Sherryn Groch
What it's like at Canberra's most packed public school
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What it's like at Canberra's most packed public school

The ACT government has revealed it will invest in school expansion in this year's budget.

  • by Sherryn Groch