eUpdate - 2021

Education Update 385
8 December 2021

Sporty or formal? Parents and teachers cast their vote

An expensive 12 days

Experts warn against loading Year12s with holiday homework

Mission Australia Youth Survey report

Covid vaccines for kids 5-11 approved

Flinders Uni set to demand covid jab for staff


Education Update 384
19 November 2021

Mandatory vaccination for SA school staff and volunteers

Small fraction of teachers expected to refuse Covid jabs

Top SA public schools outperform many big private schools

Schoolies arrive in Victor harbour

Grease is not the word

Vaccine mandate delayed to avoid staff shortage

Push to ban words like ‘sportsmanship’ from class


Education Update 383
11 November 2021

SA’s best teachers of 2021 named

Covid masks at schoolies

SA students making gains in phonics and NAPLAN

rapid antigen tests to be trialled in NSW schools

Vaping weed on the rise among teens

Early childhood educator burnout

Schools moving to hot-desking


Education Update 382
3 November 2021

Mandatory jabs for teachers on the cards

Alert of Squid Game

The future of teaching is bright

1 in 5 kids unlikely to get vaccinated

Australian teacher finalist in $1m global teacher prize

Schools still to close under reopening plan

Tudge tears into education system


Education Update 381
15 October 2021

Decision made on masks for year 12 exams

Road rule costing parents

SA vaccination rates second lowest – school jabs coming

Child Care Subsidy increased for working families

Study: school nut bans don’t work

Could mandatory teacher vaccines lead to teacher shortage


Education Update 380
10 September 2021

Anxiety depression afflict 1 in 4 Australian teens

Teachers vaccine mandate a national decision

Parents being failed by secrecy over education results

Victoria’s plan to vaccinate all senior students by October

Sick kids 3x more likely to fall behind at school

SA home to the kindest

New Rostrevor school zone


Education Update 379
26 August 2021

NAPLAN results for SA schools show gains

Covid jabs for kids aged 12 and over

Department plans to track school-leavers

Covid stigma and bullying

NSW no records of vaccinated teachers

NAPLAN: kids power through pandemic

8 out of 10 teachers think education news is negative


Education Update 378
20 August 2021

Parents’ guide to SA’s big year 7 shift

Kids as young as 5 are self-harming

Poorly ventilated schools are a potential super spreader

Active breaks during class help kids think better

Free lockdown childcare

Books offer pandemic healing

Teachers most concerned about workload impact


Education Update 377
13 August 2021

SACE cyber bullying and hate speech prevention course

Drug sniffer dogs back in schools

Kids learn about porn, sexting and identity theft

How two hours of screen time can harm a child’s health

Stolen generations trauma training

Fleurieu child care services receive $250k boost


Education Update 376
1 July 2021

Hundreds of Adelaide students march against sexual violence

SA principals support First Nations knowledge campaign

Greater incentives needed to attract the best into teaching

Preschools benefit from $42m capital works funding

QLD homework centres

10% pay rise for childcare workers


Education Update 375
24 June 2021

State Budget 2021

NSW schools begin trial of staggered school start times

SA kindergarten enrolments drop for third straight year

Screen time addictions damage kids for a lifetime

Vaping trend among teens

No booze and botox

senate votes no to critical race theory


Education Update 374
17 June 2021

Green space around schools may improve performance

SAASSO Survey 29

School zones may help ensure equality for everyone

4 reasons schools should let kids wear sports uniforms

Australia needs and education reboot

Rostrevor super school

Boys perform better in multiple choice tests


Education Update 373
10 June 2021

1 in 3 LGBTQ+ students hear homophobic language daily

Shocking number of SA parents busted drug-driving

1 in 4 Australian Year 8s have unqualified maths teachers

sex education needs to get real

Early childhood play not tests

Prosecutor backs early consent education

Prime Minister’s spelling bee


Education Update 372
4 June 2021

Teachers rank highly in survey of more trusted professions

NAPLAN writing results best predictor of HSC success

Sector underwhelmed by early childhood budget

Crowded curriculum may be complex but so is the world

Smartlamp watching kids study

How will canteens survive


Education Update 371
27May 2021

Tired, hungry & bored: why Aussie kids are flunking math

Free daycare for children from jobless families

Cancer Council: teens not getting enough exercise

SA school strike 4 climate

Technology can solve Australia’s declining maths results

SA’s best childcare educator


Education Update 370
13 May 2021

Budget winners and losers

More budget winners

NAPLAN test time for trailblazing students

Digital dependency

Fury at NAPLAN scare campaign

Link between smacking and adult violence

No guarantee of place in CBD schools


Radical thought: use evidence-based teaching methods

VET overhaul in SA schools

Classroon furniture is more important than you think

Language gaps in students’ writing

Sun protection not taken seriously

School banking programs


SA government funding to address period poverty in schools….

SAASSO Survey….

Students with same-sex parents outperform peers on tests….

Kids have ethics like their great-grandparents….

Girls’ school principal remorseful….

More than 17,000 traffic fines issued around SA schools….

COVID making students anxious, depressed, with suicide fears….