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Archive for the 'Policy' Category

Safe Schools Hub has changed to the Student Wellbeing Hub

Posted on October 14th, 2016 · Posted in Materials & Programs, Policy

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has a new website, the Student Wellbeing Hub, which is underpinned by the National Safe Schools Framework. There are some excellent resources here.  A very.. read more

The Australian Youth Development Index 2016

Posted on August 28th, 2016 · Posted in Links, Policy, Research

Source: bit.ly/2bFusdv The Australian Youth Development Index analyses youth development across domains of education, health, employment, political and civic participation. This inaugural Australian Youth Development Index (YDI) analyses the state of.. read more

The Importance of the Early Childhood Years

Posted on June 30th, 2016 · Posted in Policy

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health, together with the Australian Psychological Society and Early Childhood Australia, has today released an issues paper recognising the importance of the early childhood years.. read more

Racism is Destroying the Australian Dream

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 · Posted in Policy, The Disadvantaged, Videos

As we celebrate Australia Day hear Stan Grant talk what this means for Indigenous Australians. A powerful and moving speech: bit.ly/20juafP

Victorians, have your say about education!

Posted on June 11th, 2015 · Posted in Policy

The Victorian Government has launched discussion papers that urge Victorians to have their say about the future of the state’s education system. More here. and here: premier.vic.gov.au/help-us-shape-the-education-state.

Wellbeing Framework for New South Wales

Posted on May 27th, 2015 · Posted in Policy

Just published – long awaited Wellbeing document that focuses on Connect, Succeed, Thrive. What a great initiative for our kids, teachers and schools! Read it here: det.nsw.edu.au/…/16531_Wellbeing-Framework-for-schools_Acessible.pdf

Teacher education a step in the right direction

Posted on March 1st, 2015 · Posted in Articles, Policy

“Two leading academics have hailed the Federal Government’s response to teacher education reform as a step in the right direction.” Article from Education Matters.

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention

Posted on February 13th, 2015 · Posted in Policy, Research, TD Info

“The evidence documented in this Report demonstrates unequivocally that prolonged detention of children leads to serious negative impacts on their mental and emotional health and development.” Read this report yourself,.. read more

Wellbeing Australia Position Statement on Education

Posted on February 8th, 2015 · Posted in Aims & Principles, Policy

Wellbeing Australia is committed to supporting successful education for all children and young people. Education is successful when it nurtures social, emotional and academic potential and fully prepares young people.. read more

What do curriculum documents have to say about mental health?

Posted on February 7th, 2015 · Posted in Links, Policy

Links to mental health in state and territory school curriculum documents – courtesy of Reach Out.  Some wonderful resources – check it out: http://au.professionals.reachout.com/teaching-and-learning/education-curriculum