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How identity and culture paved the way for WA's only Jewish school's success

How identity and culture paved the way for WA's only Jewish school's success

Carmel became WA's top private school for 2018. Students and teachers believe the reason it's doing well comes down to its celebration of a collective Jewish identity.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar

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Meet the principal who the cleaners kick out of school every night
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Meet the principal who the cleaners kick out of school every night

Hayley Emmerton is one of more than 20,000 school principals in Australia whose working hours rank among the longest in Australia.

  • by Laura Chung, Craig Butt & Reginal Sengkey
'It felt like a real exam': over 1000 kids take a break from summer holidays
Education

'It felt like a real exam': over 1000 kids take a break from summer holidays

Studies show the benefits of coaching are marginal, but practice selective school exams can help students with the real thing

  • by Jordan Baker & Sarah Keoghan
Students find 'workarounds' for school phone bans
Schools

Students find 'workarounds' for school phone bans

NSW politicians have banned phones in primacy schools but parents and teachers' unions say they are necessary learning tools.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Labor threatens cap on teaching degree numbers to address low ATAR entry scores
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Labor threatens cap on teaching degree numbers to address low ATAR entry scores

Tanya Plibersek has warned universities to introduce higher standards and train up only the "best and brightest" as the teachers of tomorrow.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Three weeks after the rest of Year 12, these students finally get their results
VCE

Three weeks after the rest of Year 12, these students finally get their results

Students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate, a globally-recognised alternative to the Victorian Certificate of Education, received their results on Thursday afternoon.

  • by Craig Butt & Olivia Jenkins
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Sydney private school fees hit $38,000 for the first time
Private schools

Sydney private school fees hit $38,000 for the first time

Fees at some of Sydney's most expensive private schools will exceed $38,000 for the first time, as education costs keep racing ahead of inflation.

  • by Pallavi Singhal & Sarah Keoghan
The WA school that doesn't leave anyone behind: Warwick Senior High ATAR approach pays off
High school

The WA school that doesn't leave anyone behind: Warwick Senior High ATAR approach pays off

Unlike private schools and selective public school Perth Modern, Warwick Senior High School is comprised of many students who will be the first in their families to graduate.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
South West to Sydney: Beazley VET winners share the paths the medal set them on
University

South West to Sydney: Beazley VET winners share the paths the medal set them on

As with WAtoday's Beazley ATAR coverage, we talked to four past Beazley VET winners to find out where they are now a decade later. The 2018 Beazley is two days away.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
The state's top maths student shows us how to answer the hardest HSC question
HSC

The state's top maths student shows us how to answer the hardest HSC question

It's the question that left some of the best maths students in the state stumped.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
'They know the rooms are bad': Top Sydney school made a student sick
High school

'They know the rooms are bad': Top Sydney school made a student sick

When Sebastian started at one of Sydney's top selective schools, he had no idea the campus would make him physically ill.

  • by Rachel Clun