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Worksafe closes in on school asbestos source in ACT, tests more sites

Worksafe closes in on school asbestos source in ACT, tests more sites

Investigators have narrowed in on the "likely" source of the asbestos found at two Canberra schools this year, and have begun testing other sites.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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First day at principal school for top teachers
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First day at principal school for top teachers

Running a school is a complicated job, as a group of aspiring principals have gone back to school to learn

  • by Jordan Baker
'Really shocked': Playground surfaces can hit 90 degrees in summer
Primary school

'Really shocked': Playground surfaces can hit 90 degrees in summer

The soft fall rubber covering many children's playgrounds can reach more than 80 degrees Celsius in summer, a study of Sydney childcare centre playgrounds has found.

  • by Jordan Baker
'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence
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'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence

On average, six teachers report violence in Canberra classrooms every day, and some say their pleas for help are still going unheeded.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Irredeemable enthusiasm: Emilia takes out NSW Premier's Spelling Bee

Irredeemable enthusiasm: Emilia takes out NSW Premier's Spelling Bee

This nine year old has an irredeemable enthusiasm for etymology - three big words that also happened to win her the coveted junior spelling bee trophy on Friday. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
Guy Sebastian hits the right notes with kids in Perth's south east
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Guy Sebastian hits the right notes with kids in Perth's south east

A documentary series will air later this month that follows Guy Sebastian and a team of music experts in their quest to bring music and the benefits that come with it to a Perth school.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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Quarter of high school teachers say they are bullied
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Quarter of high school teachers say they are bullied

Nearly a quarter of high school teachers in NSW public schools say they have been bullied in the past year and more have seen a bullying incident in that time.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Why schools should buy pot plants and use fans in winter
High school

Why schools should buy pot plants and use fans in winter

Some extra pot plants, rugs and clever use of ceiling fans can improve learning and make schools more sustainable.

  • by Jordan Baker
'It was amazing': How 3D printers taught kindy kids to take risks
Primary school

'It was amazing': How 3D printers taught kindy kids to take risks

Kids as young as five can handle problem solving tasks using 3D design printing, new reserach has found.

  • by Jordan Baker
Hundreds of drivers caught using mobile phones in school zones
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Hundreds of drivers caught using mobile phones in school zones

Fewer than 50 per cent of drivers comply with the 40 kilometres per speed limit in school zones and hundreds have been caught using mobile phones near schools.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores
High school

NSW falls behind on lifting NAPLAN scores

Schools in NSW are falling behind in growth for the most disadvantaged students but are leading the country in extending the top students.

  • by Pallavi Singhal