eUpdate - 2022

School violence roundtable

Expert pleads for single-sex classes

1 million single parents – 80% are women

Bullying can be invisible to adults

62 capital works projects

Teacher faces court for child sex offences


Covid cases surge among pupils and staff

SA’s most improved NAPLAN schools

Your covid questions answered

Mobile phones banned

How schools can help address youth self-harm

Call for parliamentary inquiry into ghost children


Student caps being investigated amid cost blowout

Sexually explicit schoolies challenge

Personalised learning the future of education

Education chief an open book

Spelling bee puts PM to the test

Whyalla teacher jailed for grooming child for sex


SA’s best teachers 2022

Integrity of SACE exams in doubt over Grammarly

Teachers must stand up for LGBTQIA+

SACE Grammarly editorial

Time kids learned the truth about vaping

Less than half of student teachers graduate


Vic opposition bids to give kids free lunches

Teacher workforce plan

SA unis anger principals with conditional offers

Childcare workforce crisis worse than thought 20,000 vacancies

Teacher on bail for indecent assault not banned

Cyber attack targets Victorian school students


SA fails to hit national average in any of 2022 NAPLAN

Teacher’s Day

Blanket phone ban will make violence harder to fix

NAPLAN editorial by Colin James

Botanic High zones return for 2024

Boys disproportionately impacted by learning factors


Girl on a toilet door mission

Extracurricular activities can drive academic success

Year 12 student on mission to improve mental health

Youth regional suicide rate highest in state and rising

7 in 10 teachers don’t feel respected

Department bans bullying short film


Former PM to lead SA Royal Commission

Expert panel to review teaching degrees

Childcare workers staff shortage

Call for free school lunches

School backs down on fingerprint scanning for toilets

Dangerous TikTok trend


Salisbury to address period poverty

Smith Family game-changer for children in need

More parents seeking bilingual childcare

SA leads nation in VET enrolments

Texas schools to ban phones

Time to limit parent screen time


Autism teachers will arrive in SA schools from Term 1

Schools to close on Thursday September 22

Children being taught to gauge babies’ consent to hug

New data prompts calls to abolish ancient smacking laws

Pandemic blamed for spike in SA kids with eating disorders

Whyalla Secondary introduces new truancy policy


SA childcare centres to shut down for staff strike

SA government bans banks running financial literacy

Childcare activity test failing poorest families

New online only school

Boyer says selfish parents face court

How LGBTQ+ feel at school


Period poverty affects over half of students

Cambrai nourishes students with breakfast and lunch

Banning mobile phones doesn’t work

Children with greater vocabulary perform better in class

Teacher’s union gearing up to negotiate new pay deal

Literacy epidemic in Australia


School cafeteria push

Education key to stopping future meth addicts

New school hours trial proves popular

National teacher action plan

Vaping education

Gamified education


Numeracy check for junior primary schools

40% wage rises to recruit professionals into schools

Aberfoyle Park High gets $14m revamp

Teachers eye-watering 6-figure salary roasted

Junk food ad ban

NSW overhauls suspensions


SA’s pandemic youth homelessness spike

Reminder to wear masks at school

School bag checks could make vaping harder to detect

Children’s Commissioner vaping survey

Early childhood strike

Kids lose interest in reading


Big changes to school chaplaincy program

SAASSO Survey 30

Vic schools get mental health leader

Teacher stress also about their schools

Books need to reflect society

Unvaccinated teachers return to class in Victoria


Period education not up to par in SA schools

Call for smacking ban

Victoria and NSW add extra year to education in overhaul

NSW teacher accreditation to be made public

NSW government sues teacher’s union

Why go to special schools


Jason Clare Australia’s new education minister

First online school

Disability commission hears Sa boy rejected from many schools

Indigenous scholarship holders return as inspirations

Supermarket program gives students life and career skills

Bonus for adult education


Labor doubles down after preschool backflip accusation

Counsellors brace for wave of child sexual assault claims

I’m not a caveman if I just want the girl’s toilet for girls

Teacher connection key to liking school

Video games could boost intelligence

Male bias in medical teaching


Covid mask rules in SA schools scrapped

Toilet door backflip

Removing toilet doors is dumb, cruel and potentially dangerous

School reaps rewards after ditching traditional maths lessons

What to expect from the new Labor Government

TikTok closing in


Covid cases continue across SA schools

Internet glitch disrupts NAPLAN

Botanic High needs parklands swap deal

Minister rules out security guards after shocking attack

Green classrooms

School vaccination hubs


Election: Both parties target teachers Liberal / Labor

400th Education Update


Online game teaches kids about drugs and alcohol

Climate change march

How to give your children the best start at school 


Back to school as Covid trends downward

Parents resist Covid jab for kids

Ham sandwich: Cancer Council’s school newsletter

NSW Premier’s message to school teachers

Running red lights at Adelaide schools surges 46%

Private school fees hike


Masks to stay in schools for 4 more weeks

Gender shake-up in Catholic schools

SA teachers will need 3rd Covid jab

2500 Victorian teachers sacked

Foodbank hungry for state government help

Teacher’s union unhappy with funding


Masks in schools

Covid still affecting Aussie students

Union concerned by lack of detail in labor’s school policy

Smartphone addiction surging in young kids

I just go to school with no food

Federal election


Minister says wellbeing must be given equal focus to NAPLAN

Operators plea for clarity on school camps

Jane Caro on the current state of education funding

How much screen time is too much

Mentoring bringing music alive

Teen bullying taskforce


15 public schools close

SACE ceremony back on

Schools score poorly in encouraging physical activity

New ‘stripped back’ curriculum just political

Boys outnumber girls in private schools

Priority Covid testing for kids

Call for new School Of The Air facilities


Premier’s lesson over early schools closure call

New Covid rules

Dramatic slump in child vaccination rates

Acting minister under fire for ‘dud teachers’ comment

Which university is safest

England’s mandate of 32.5 hours of teaching per week


If 10 kids have covid the whole class can go home

phonics fuels big hopes for SA’s NAPLAN results

Children’s savings accounts have tricks and traps

Childcare gap holding back regional growth

Parents should have more information

Dangerous TikTok trends


Small country schools among SA’s best NAPLAN performers

All boys school supports first transgender student

Self care should be on every school leaders’ agenda in 2022

Young Australians are exploring gender more than every before

Story telling triples resilience


Experts warn as students follow Ukraine war on TikTok

Government to cut school fees for parents

Study: disadvantaged students more excluded at school

Improving education standards the only way to compete

STEM Girls Academy

National survey on consent


SA child vaccination rates drop

NSW tackling problem of vaping in schools

Transportable buildings hit the scrap heap

Government releases report into teacher education

80% of parents support teaching gender diversity

Registering for secondary school


Mandatory consent education in all high schools from 2023

School sports and excursions return

Driving lessons give at-risk youth a head start

SA school career guidance to be modernised

Call for relaxed boarder rules

A Finnish perspective


The last of SA’s students return to the classroom

More than half of state’s school children are vaxxed

New mental health service in schools

Covid shuts 4 classrooms

Student happiness linked to higher NAPLAN results

Children’s books still perpetuate outdated gender ideas


Education boss slaps down AEU call on anti-mask kids

SA Government $33 million digital guarantee

All systems go for a full class return

School hours face major change for first time in decades

Labor plans digital license

Short sightedness on the rise


SA’s staggered school return begins

Almost half of SA’s primary students vaccinated

Education RAT rollout as SA school term starts

Editorial: David Penberthy

Parents could be called in to replace teachers

NAPLAN results encouraging