Newington old boys escalate fight to keep girls out

Newington old boys escalate fight to keep girls out

A breakaway faction of former students will force a special general meeting of the Old Boys Union to present no confidence motions against the Sydney private school’s council and headmaster.

  • byLucy Carroll

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These five private schools spent more on capital works than 3300 public schools

These five private schools spent more on capital works than 3300 public schools

State education ministers are calling for a dedicated fund for public school capital works,like private schools have already,to make up the gap.

  • bySherryn Groch andLucy Carroll
Teenagers the biggest losers of COVID-era school closures

Teenagers the biggest losers of COVID-era school closures

In the third and final part of this series,experts say the impact of COVID-era school closures on a generation of students is still unclear.

  • byLucy Carroll andJordan Baker
‘Cease and desist’:The top Sydney school taking on private coaching colleges
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‘Cease and desist’:The top Sydney school taking on private coaching colleges

The principal of James Ruse Agricultural High School,with the support of North Sydney Boys and Girls,has written to 500 principals and asked the Department of Education to intervene.

  • byLucy Carroll
Violence,anxiety in students as young as 5:Marks of the COVID generation

Violence,anxiety in students as young as 5:Marks of the COVID generation

In part two of this series,experts discuss reports of students struggling and teachers being physically attacked in the aftermath of school closures during the pandemic.

  • byJordan Baker andLucy Carroll
‘We made the wrong decisions’:COVID-era mass school closures condemned

‘We made the wrong decisions’:COVID-era mass school closures condemned

Closing Sydney’s schools was one of the biggest – and most controversial – calls made during the pandemic. But was it really necessary?

  • byJordan Baker andLucy Carroll
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More Sydney parents than ever opt for private schools

More Sydney parents than ever opt for private schools

The growth in independent school enrolments comes as the proportion of students enrolled in the state’s public schools hits a historic low.

  • byLucy Carroll,Christopher Harris andNigel Gladstone
Hundreds of millions spent on tutoring for struggling kids. The results are now in
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Hundreds of millions spent on tutoring for struggling kids. The results are now in

The $250 million catch-up program in NSW schools after the pandemic had minimal impact on academic improvement and attendance,a report has found.

  • byChristopher Harris andLucy Carroll
‘We need a reading revolution’:Schools urged to chase more ambitious targets

‘We need a reading revolution’:Schools urged to chase more ambitious targets

At Marsden Road Public,its success in literacy begins with the first lesson of the day.

  • byLucy Carroll
Thousands of families gain access to co-ed schools as catchments expand

Thousands of families gain access to co-ed schools as catchments expand

Access to co-ed public schools is expanding across Sydney,but a planned merger of two eastern suburbs schools has sparked fierce backlash from the girls’ campus.

  • byLucy Carroll andChristopher Harris
How three chefs from a hatted restaurant ended up running a school canteen

How three chefs from a hatted restaurant ended up running a school canteen

Chefs Donna Chau and Kenji Okuda,who have spent years working in some of Sydney’s most well-known restaurants,have this term taken over running Stanmore Public’s canteen.

  • byLucy Carroll