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Student

Embedded into university research teams to work on real projects, students from Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) haven’t been waiting for graduation to …

Principal rebels against school system, gets results — EducationHQ Australia

Ellis wouldn’t have it any other way.<p>“We are moving away from that [established] model here, [where] everyone is put in a pot to cook, and saying …

Trinity scandal a "wake

At least this is according to John Simpson, an education governance advisor and member of the board at Monash University, who says the private …

"We have eroded the culture of learning"

Taking centre stage at this year’s FutureSchools Expo and Conferences, the revered leader in innovation, creativity and learning ushers a hush over …

Bouncing back from Black Saturday

“Today is actually the ninth anniversary of the Black Saturday [bushfires], so nine years ago today our school and community was destroyed …

Specialist autism school a game changer — EducationHQ Australia

But thanks to the conviction of one Queensland principal, this is about to change.<p>In Term 2 this year Emmanuel College’s Patrick Innes-Hill will open …

Lead, Create and Inspire

Indeed back in 2010 when Cook took on the “wonderful challenge” of resurrecting the then-derelict Victorian campus, he was quick to lift his new …

Movers, Shakers & Policy Makers

<b>Can you take me back to the start of your career? I know you achieved a First Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Wales. What</b> …

PhD candidate finds novel way to assess kids' maths ability — EducationHQ Australia

At present working her way towards a PhD in maths education at Macquarie University, the coordinator from Arden Anglican School in New South Wales …

Teachers stage meteorite landing, spark learning frenzy — EducationHQ Australia

Yet, as children and parents flocked around the unusual discovery in the middle of school drop off, their squeals of curiosity piercing the …

Principals' health and wellbeing under attack from red tape system — EducationHQ Australia

According to Associate Professor Philip Riley, author of the <i>2017 Australian Principals Health and Wellbeing Survey Report</i>, the health and wellbeing …

Meet the Mackays

And perched at the helm of the family tree is principal Kevin Mackay, flanked by assistant principal and wife, Jenny.<p>Together the duo have amassed …

Experts slam NAPLAN, call for federal review — EducationHQ Australia

The push comes in the wake of the Queensland Teachers’ Union’s victorious campaign to scrap the compulsory rollout of NAPLAN Online testing.<p>Associate …

Education

Top school principals honoured with John Laing Awards — EducationHQ Australia

Thirty-seven school leaders were awarded the prestigious, peernominated prize, by Principals Australia Institute (PAI) at presentations around the …

High School

Ground

It may sound like an old-school police interrogation scene, but as of next year a pocket of Ingleburn Public School will transform into a therapy hub …

Autism

School’s FraserPop festival draws thousands — EducationHQ Australia

Not many school assignments can draw a 7000-strong crowd, but then the extravagant FraserPop pop culture festival run by the diploma of business …

Game of Thrones

NAPLAN disadvantages rural kids

Rural schools are crying out for funds, politicians say.<p>'They need better resources, more staff to man classrooms and easier access to professional …

Education

The expert blind spot

Consequently, people get into the pattern of doing the same things over and over again. When you’ve got a good program going, despite the repetition, …

Learning

Classroom observation

Maybe the fear arises as it reminds teachers of their time as a student when they were constantly on the alert as their lessons, techniques and …

Teaching

Benson's beloved Tigers finally 'eat 'em alive!' — EducationHQ Australia

The bubbly Hobart local, and indeed her entire family, are mad AFL Richmond Tigers supporters – and after suffering decades of devastating defeats …

Posters

Pull your socks up

I was at a weekly staff meeting when the principal opened up the ‘Staff Co-Curricula Handbook’ onto the whiteboard screen. Not many of my teaching …

Education

TeachLive virtually changing the face of initial teacher education — EducationHQ Australia

Before teaching their first class, the best practise most pre-service teachers have had is the experience of microteaching, that is, teaching a short …

We need to change the conversation around NAPLAN

If the average performance is sufficiently high, why is flat-lining necessarily bad? Why expect a change in the average performance?<p>Why is so much …

Fruitcake mining task digs up environmental lessons — EducationHQ Australia

Students sporting paper hats stoop over their partially dissected slices of fruitcake, carefully extracting their sugary loot with toothpicks.<p>Welcome …

Hexagonal curriculum mapping revolutionises learning — EducationHQ Australia

In fact, as principal Steve Borthwick explains, the space is all about making critical and creative curriculum planning visible to all staff, thanks …

Community ball gives students chance to shine — EducationHQ Australia

Residents of the town have gathered at Hargreaves Mall for the second annual Ball in the Mall – a traditional debutante ball with a twist.<p>The smiling …

This is what harmonious inclusion looks like

With around 68 different cultures happily mingling under his school roof each day, the leader of Mabel Park State High School would love the powerful …

Grit is more important than we might think when it comes to student success — EducationHQ Australia

Silver bullets have always been popular in education and I have seen many completely miss their mark in my 45 years at the coalface.<p>Apart from …

Male primary teachers extinct by 2067, study says — EducationHQ Australia

According to new research from Macquarie University, over the last 50 years fewer male teachers have been filtering into Australian schools – and ABS …

Why fly on the wall school docos should buzz off — EducationHQ Australia

However, there is nothing to be alarmed about the clandestine recording of young adolescents here; this is simply being done in the name of …