Brisbane school celebrates 20 years of changing lives

TAYLA SUDALL   A Brisbane school for at-risk girls has celebrated its 20th birthday with a reunion lunch for former and current students. Christine Hill, Principal at Carinity Education Southside, said the school has been working … [Read more...]

$120 million boost to benefit Indigenous communities

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Indigenous communities across Queensland will benefit from a $120 million boost over four years to improve water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure. Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres … [Read more...]

TAFE Queensland launch national skills week

SAM MUGGLETON The seventh annual National Skills Week launched on Monday, with TAFE Queensland and Worldskills Australia leading the celebration. Worldskills Australia CEO Brett Judd chaired the event as members of the Queensland Government and … [Read more...]

Childhood educators protest in Queensland this week

JANA GABRIJEL Early Childhood educators in Queensland are walking off the job this week in a protest about wages. The walkout is planned for this Thursday, 7 September, at 3:20 pm, to signify the time employees fundamentally start working … [Read more...]

Technology leads the way for disability education

LOTTEY WILLSHIRE. Queensland disability services provider, Endeavour Foundation, is leading the way in modern special education by using state of the art virtual reality technology. A partnership forged between the foundation and Queensland … [Read more...]

Food for thought at NAIDOC Week 2017

TALISA ELEY Food is close to the heart for Gold Coast Indigenous leader Annie Woodcock. She showcased the humble bush scone known as “Johnny Cakes” at the 2017 NAIDOC Celebrations at Griffith University Gold Coast campus in July. For the … [Read more...]

Teacher increase combats low graduate employment rates

  JARRAD BOYD A planned increase to the amount of teachers available to public schools could potentially combat the lack of graduate jobs for education students. The Palaszczuk Government recently announced that it will be increasing the … [Read more...]

Every child deserves a childhood

CASSANDRA PALMER-FIELD Reading books, packing bags and doing homework, for most young children these are the dreaded daily chores. Yet for refugees they are the small pleasures that take their minds off the trauma and tragedy. Australia holds … [Read more...]

Haven helps youth homelessness

REBECCA BATS The 2011 ABS Census shows 18 years of age and younger makes 27% of all homeless people in Australia. Homelessness can be attributed to many reasons, the most common being, housing crisis, domestic and family violence or … [Read more...]

The Power of Schools

LIZ CALLIGEROS Australia has experienced sustained population growth for many decades, with substantial increase in immigrant numbers since the late 1990's. A new study released by the Scanlon Foundation suggests that schools may play a … [Read more...]