Ten dead after 17-year old student attacks Texas school

Nine students and one teacher have died after a 17-year old student armed with shotgun and a pistol opened fire on a Texas high school in Santa Fe. The gunman, identified by authorities as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, reportedly opened fire in an art class at Santa Fe High School just before 8am. Explosive devices were also…

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…

Hamilton Hill High School Bids Farewell After 56 Years Of Education

After 56 years of service, and several generations of passing through its doors, Hamilton Hill Senior High School is closing. Events leading up to the closure allowed community members and past students to relive their memories at the school. Principal of Hamilton Senior High School, Paul Bottcher, said the school has played an integral role…

School leavers ready to celebrate

Next week thousands of school leavers are heading down south and to Rottnest Island, in celebration of completing of 12 years of schooling. Safety, alcohol and recreational drug use are a concern for parents, as recent years have depicted leavers as being ‘wild’ and ‘out of control’. Leavers Manager for WA, Clint Browning, explained that…

WA Secondary Schools Receive Infrastructure Upgrades

Secondary schools will be redeveloped as part of school infrastructure upgrades in Western Australia. 15 secondary schools will be rebuilt or upgraded as part of the State Government’s $465 million investment into schools across the state. As part of the upgrades, 50-year-old Balcatta Senior High School will receive a $50 million redevelopment. An architect will…

NAPLAN Online Delayed Until 2018

Schools in WA will no longer be trialling an online version of the NAPLAN test this year due to technical glitches. WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the online trial has been delayed until next year after several issues were identified in the online platform when it was tested over the school holidays.…

WA Government Stands Firm on 457 Visa Education Policy

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (First story in the newscast) This story is written by WAMN News journalist Daniel Edwards. Lobby groups and some politicians campaigned to scrap the 457 visa education fee policy. However, the state government has chosen not to change the 457 visa education fee, which…

2015 Student Centered Funding Model

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. From 2015 onwards, school funding will be centered on the student. Funding was previously based on school types and education programs. Additional funding will be given to Indigenous, disability, english as a second language, and socially disadvantaged students. Schools in remote areas will also receive additional…

School Allegedly Beat Students Who Failed To Follow Instructions

Chun Tok School, a school specialized to educate students with hearing impairments, was complained to by parents for allegedly insulting and beating students who failed to follow the instructions given by teachers. A thorough investigation was done by the Education Bureau, all 4 complaints were substantiated. One of the parents, Mrs Chan, said her daughter was…