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General Information Entry into these schools in Year 7 is determined by the students’ results in the Selective High School Placement Test 1 in English (including reading and writing), mathematics and general ability, together with their primary school's assessment of their performance in English...
This paper explores student mobility in NSW government schools and the impact mobility has on student outcomes.
Adolescence and early adulthood is the peak age of onset for many mental disorders, yet this age group is less likely than others to seek professional help. Young people instead prefer to turn to informal sources of support such as family and friends.
This paper explains recent High Court decisions on the constitutional validity of a funding agreement under the Commonwealth's National School Chaplaincy Program.
In July 2012 the NSW Parliamentary Research Service published an e-brief on the High Court’s decision in the first...
This audit assessed whether the NSW Department of Education and Communities manages the supply, availability and performance of casual teachers effectively.
Over 60,000 people teach in 2,223 NSW Government schools. All government school teachers must be approved...
Home education, otherwise known as home schooling, appears to be a growing phenomenon in NSW and other parts of Australia. Whilst official numbers indicate that about 11,000 children are home educated in Australia each year, some believe that the true figure was closer to 50,000...
Phase one of the Australian Curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science and History) will start to be implemented in years K to 10 in NSW schools in 2014. 2013 is a year for familiarisation, planning and training for NSW teachers in preparation for its introduction...
This paper contains a selection of education, family and community statistical indicators for New South Wales. It aims to provide a snapshot of trends, with a focus on the overall situation in NSW. Where relevant, comparisons are made to the situation in the other Australian...
From time to time a decision of the High Court is considered to have major implications for federalism in Australia. The list of such cases includes the Engineers case (1920), the Uniform Tax cases (1942 and 1957), the Tasmanian Dam case (1983), the...
The Queensland Government has launched a discussion paper on the future of education as part of its plan to provide all Queensland children with a flying start in life.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on the proposals in the paper.