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2017 (8) 18 April 2017

ET News Digest
Your Weekly Education Newsletter
How to keep that holiday feeling for longer
Practical steps to help you sustain your holiday joie de vivre past the first few weeks back at work. By Robyn Pearce

Everyone needs regular time out. Don’t wait until the next holiday to recharge. Make it a consistent daily and weekly habit and you’ll be far more effective and productive when you are at school. Burn-out happens when we ignore these simple strategies; then you’re no use to yourself, your family, your students or your colleagues. Read More
Student and employer satisfaction with university education remains high
The 2016 Student Experience Survey of more than 178,000 students shows that student satisfaction with overall educational experience has remained consistently high over time.
The surveys provide future students with “more information than ever before" to make informed decisions about what and where to study and what prospective employers want. Read More
Safe Schools program to be discontinued in NSW
NSW government has announced they will no longer run the Safe Schools program. NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes said the government was working on a new anti-bullying plan which would be available to teachers by term three.
"The Australian government, who fund and oversee the Safe Schools program, have advised that they will no longer be providing funding for the program by mid-year," Stokes said.
Stokes said NSW public schools would continue to provide support to students. Read More
Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention
Charles Sturt University research has found that parents were more likely to identify common speech disorders in young children than teachers.
Published in the Australasian Journal of Learning Difficulties, the study into speech sound disorders involved a sample of 157 children aged four to five years in preschools and long day care centres in both Victoria and NSW. Read More
Year 12 retention rates reach record high in SA public schools
A record high number of public school students are choosing to stay in school until Year 12, with the latest figures showing yet another increase in the retention rate for high school students.
In the last decade, the rate has climbed from 74.5% in 2007 to 104.6% in 2016. The figure exceeds 100% to account for students entering the public system from interstate, overseas and other sectors. Read More
WA Governor’s School STEM Awards
Applications for the 2017 Governor's School STEM Awards are now open and close 9n August 22, 2017.
Now in their third consecutive year, the awards are open to all primary and secondary schools in Western Australia and aim to recognise excellence in STEM education. Read More