The inner-city high school where ethics classes are run at an after-school club

The inner-city high school where ethics classes are run at an after-school club

A recent trial has expanded ethics classes from primary level to secondary – but the overall growth in ethics participation is being hampered by a lack of volunteers.

  • byLucy Carroll

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King’s School forced to explain spending on plunge pool,flights to British regatta
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King’s School forced to explain spending on plunge pool,flights to British regatta

The federal and state governments have questioned The King’s School over planned spending on a plunge pool for the headmaster’s residence and business-class flights for senior staff to attend a prestigious British rowing regatta.

  • byLucy Carroll
‘Crisis building for years’:half of teachers plan to leave profession as shortages bite

‘Crisis building for years’:half of teachers plan to leave profession as shortages bite

Most teachers surveyed rated workload,the diminished status of teaching and salary as the major factors contributing to shortages.

  • byLucy Carroll
Lift school age to six to put students on more even footing,says education minister
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Lift school age to six to put students on more even footing,says education minister

Lifting the school starting age to the year a child turns six would reduce wide age gaps in classes and put students on a more even footing,NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell says.

  • byLucy Carroll
Teachers to get helping hand preparing for lessons
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Teachers to get helping hand preparing for lessons

Educators spend hours “reinventing the wheel” to come up with lesson plans and materials,but those days are numbered.

  • byLucy Carroll
Falling enrolments,high fees threaten viability of Sydney’s Jewish schools

Falling enrolments,high fees threaten viability of Sydney’s Jewish schools

“Growth in independent school fees has outstripped general inflation over the past few years,” said David Gonski,who led a review into NSW’s Jewish schools.

  • byLucy Carroll
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Competition heats up for OC places as more than 15,000 sit test

Competition heats up for OC places as more than 15,000 sit test

A mix of nervousness and excitement flooded over nine-year-old Priya Vivek as she walked into the exam room to sit the test for a place in one of the coveted opportunity classes for gifted students.

  • byLucy Carroll
NSW to ‘chase and recruit’ public school teachers as private sector snaps up graduates
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NSW to ‘chase and recruit’ public school teachers as private sector snaps up graduates

Public schools are wrestling with major teacher shortages,as vacancies hit almost 1700 last month.

  • byLucy Carroll
On the rise:Owners of Reddam House to turn Harry Seidler building into new school

On the rise:Owners of Reddam House to turn Harry Seidler building into new school

A proposal to turn a six-storey office block into a kindergarten to year 12 private school – which would accommodate up to 1550 students – was lodged this month.

  • byLucy Carroll
When her students’ vocabulary standards started to slip,this teacher took parents into class

When her students’ vocabulary standards started to slip,this teacher took parents into class

Teacher Stephanie Salazar held “parent masterclasses” where she explained how literacy,reading and vocabulary is taught to their children in the earliest primary years. “We saw a huge improvement,” she said.

  • byLucy Carroll
Queenwood principal to head 640-year-old British boys’ school

Queenwood principal to head 640-year-old British boys’ school

Elizabeth Stone has been appointed the first female head of Winchester College,a boarding school founded in 1382.

  • byLucy Carroll