$100,000 damage bill to a northern suburbs primary school

An incident at a primary school in Ocean Reef last night had offenders gain entry into the school, causing extensive damage to windows, doors, computers, interactive smart televisions, microwaves and a fish tank. The estimated damage to the school is $100,000. Three juveniles were located by police, with further police inquiries continuing. Anyone with any…

Schools Take the Classroom Outside to Boost Outdoor Education and Play

WA primary school students are taking their learning outdoors as part of a campaign to promote outside education and play. More than a third of the state’s primary schools brought their classrooms to local parks and playgrounds as part of the second annual Outdoor Classroom Day, with young students learning in the sunshine. “Today is…

Council Conference To Disucss And Address Youth Challenges In WA

Youth Minister Peter Tinley kicked off the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s Unfairground Conference, encouraging attendees to suggest new pathways to address challenges young West Australians facing in this era. YACWA’s bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for young people to network, share ideas and experiences that focus on prominent youth issues.  This year’s conference discussed…

Multi million dollar job skilling partnership creates youth employment

Written by: Stephanie Acevedo The McGowan Government has signed a new $126 million dollar deal with the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership. Twenty thousand new apprenticeships and traineeships will be created for young Western Australians, as well as pre-apprenticeships. A McGowan Government employer incentive scheme will be implemented, providing training to support employers…

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…