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Innovate School Learning Spaces

The financial cost of new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time round. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to the […]

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The VAEAI Initiative

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the most significantly disadvantaged group in Australia. According to Oxfam Australia (2017), they are “one of the most impoverished and disadvantaged communities in the world”. There is a significant inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in health and life-expectancy. Indigenous Australians experience shorter life expectancy, higher rates of […]

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An Interview with Deanne Thomas on the Indigenous Education culture in NZ

Deanne Thomas has a lot of experience and leadership in indigenous education issues. She has developed a number of projects and programmes for teachers of Māori immersion, dual immersion and te reo Māori. She was a member of Te Ohu Matua, the reference group for the Ministry of Education in the development of Te Marautanga […]

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How my life (and yours) is being affected by the future

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Not about happiness: mental health in schools

Every year schools share the same common goal of improving results and maximising student potential. But apart from the basic literacy, numeracy and science goals, studies have shown that boosting mental health can increase engagement and better test scores. According to studies conducted by Martin Seligman (former president of the American Psychology Association), the results […]

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How boosting mental health can boost grades

According to an article published by the Herald Sun, research shows that in the last year one in seven Australian children had a mental health disorder. This highlights the need for schools to focus more on boosting mental health in order to achieve better results. “Happy, healthy and resilient students learn better, stay in school longer […]

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Resilience building in action: A case study

J&G is excited to be working at the frontlines of this great challenge, developing and empowering leaders to survive and thrive in the changing world around us.  NSW schools are deeply committed to the wellbeing of its leaders and to ongoing system and school improvement, and continues to look for effective ways to build capacity […]

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The top 3 recommendations to tackle the youth mental health crisis in the report from Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute

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More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health

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