Catholic and Independent Schools Boosted with $4.6 billion Funding Deal

Scott Morrison has pledged to fix the way Catholic and independent schools are funded, with a $4.5 billion deal for the two sectors that opposed the Federal Government’s 2017 schools funding changes. The prime minister and education minister Dan Tehan made the announcement on Thursday, with the Federal Government moving away from a funding model…

Federal Government Rescued Moora Residential College With $8.7 Million

Moora Residential College is saved following an $8.7 million capital grants from the Federal Government. The announcement has caused a sensational reverse on the McGowan Government’s decision to close down the residential college following the State Budget. The $8.7 million will allocated to refurbish the residential college, which has been opened in the community since…

Alcohol education campaign receives additional funding

A new study has revealed staggering improvements in the way parents think and act regarding adolescent alcohol use. Alcohol.Think Again’s ‘Parents, Young People and Alcohol’ campaign saw parents surveyed two and a half times more likely to agree that providing under 18s with alcohol did not teach them responsible drinking. Parents surveyed after the campaign…

More Support Required for Special Needs Students in School Violence: Xamon

Concerns have been raised for the needs of special needs students involved in school fights, following increasing levels of children with disabilities involved in schoolyard violence. WA Greens education and disability spokesperson Alison Xamon has called for more support, claiming more understanding was needed for special needs students, amid State Government plans to increase suspensions…

Opposition Actions on “Out of Control” Work Visas Could Damage Education Exports: Expert

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has faced backlash over his comments that temporary work visa numbers are “out of control”, with claims Australia’s education sector would be impacted if international student working rights were curbed. Migration lawyer Lily Chen said there will be a negative effect to the reputation of the education system if the…

WA Showcases Trainees and Apprentices at WorldSkills Championships

Western Australians trainees and apprentices have dominated At the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney, showcasing their skills in the competition. 21 WA trainees and apprentices won medals and the VETiS Shield in the competition as the best performing state. The state performed well in the hospitality categories, winning gold, silver and bronze in the VETiS…

Beekeeping Course Set to Grow WA Jobs, Honey Production

A Beekeeping traineeship will be offered for the first time in Western Australia, in an effort to support the state’s high demand honey industry. The State Government will establish a Certificate III in Beekeeping to produce workers with a high level of skills to maintain the high quality of Western Australian honey production. “By listening…

Pennsylvania school district plans to use rocks to stop shooters

The Blue Mountain School District has armed its teachers and students with buckets of rocks as part of a security plant to defend against shooters. All schools within the district, northwest of Philadelphia, has a 19kg bucket of river stones as a last resort to use in case of an attack. “We always strive to…

Aboriginal Students Recognised For High Achievements

By Nicholas Farrington Two of Western Australia’s highest performing Aboriginal students have been awarded the 2017 Rob Riley Memorial Prize. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced that John Curtin College of the Arts graduate Ashley Maroney as the Australian Tertiary Admission Rant (ATAR) prize winner. Meanwhile, Belmont City College graduate Kienen Davis as the…