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Play is the way

Charles Sturt University lecturer, Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan, talks to Education Matters about the importance of play, and the teaching and learning of fundamental movement skills. 19

Barker College: Preparing for the future

Phillip Heath AM, Head of Barker College in Sydney, speaks to Education Matters about creating a school culture based on community and gratitude, and discusses the importance of preparing students for life beyond the school gates. 6

Managing risk and challenge in playgrounds

Mary Jeavons, Director of Jeavons Landscape Architects, highlights the importance for children to actively play outdoors at school, and discusses how play equipment can be designed and managed to benefit children as they learn to manage risks in their environment. 7

Time to get schooled

Vice-President at the Catholic Assistant Principal’s Association in WA, Tania James, discusses NAPLAN and the importance of national testing to identify areas for improvement. 10

The importance of play in schools

Playground designer and manufacturer, Omnitech Playgrounds, discusses the importance of providing challenging and inclusive play spaces for children at school, to foster the development of important life skills.0

Ensuring quality care

With schools constantly on the lookout for more services offering quality experiences for students, more and more are choosing to outsource their outside of school hours care requirements to external providers, writes Michael Rasmussen, General Manager at Sherpa Kids Australia. 0

Grace Lutheran Primary School: A collaborative approach

Trudy Moala, Principal at Grace Lutheran Primary School in the Moreton Bay region of Queensland, speaks to Education Matters about the importance of empowering staff and students.

Taking action against cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can have a serious effect on those involved, with the potential to impact on a student’s social, psychological and even physical wellbeing. But what are some of the warning signs that a student is being cyberbullied and what measures can we take to help prevent it?

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