16 Kwinana Youths Awarded With LyriK Scholarship

Sixteen local youths were awarded the Leadership, Youth, and Respect (LyriK) Educational Scholarship in Kwinana at an award ceremony held on Friday, 6th December at the Zone Youth Space. Founded in 2006, the program recognises the invaluable contributions youths aged 10 to 18 years make to the Kwinana community and aims to assist them in…

Australian education fails as students decline in maths, science and reading globally

Australian students has declined compared to the nation’s international counterparts a new report has revealed, with the Federal Government demanding states and territories refocus on the basics. The Federal Government said alarm bells should be ringing after the Programme for International Student Assessment found students recorded poor results in reading, maths and science. Australia ranked…

WA bans phones in classrooms

Mobile phones will be banned in WA public schools next year, in an effort to reduce student distraction in the classroom. The State Government introduced the policy on Wednesday, to keep phones and similar devices “off and away all day” during school hours. Under the ban, all public schools will implement a ban from 2020…

Canning Vale College upgrades to give students “best chance of achieving at the highest level”

New upgrades to a Canning Vale school will give students improved learning facilities, the State Government has revealed. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Member for Southern River Terry Healy opened the new facilities at Canning Vale college on Wednesday, designed to provide students with high-quality education and care to students. The new facilities…

NAPLAN integrity in question with Federal criticism over WA results

Federal Education Minister, Dan Tehan, has dismissed calls to scrap NAPLAN, urging opponents to stop blaming the test for a widespread lack of student progress and instead learn from jurisdictions that have shown improvement. However, he has also criticised Western Australian’s decision to only use the highest NAPLAN scores, and wrote to Minister Ellery expressing…

School guidelines to promote respectful teacher-parent communication

Respectful communication between WA school staff and parents will be encouraged through new protocols introduced by the State Government. The State Government has revealed the protocols to set out clear expectations around communication and interactions to support respectful relationships around schools. Education Minister Sue Ellery announced the move during the Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association…

Climate Change Inaction empowers students to make a stand

As the fight for climate justice continues, university students flooded the CBD with feisty signs and catchy chants protesting the government’s climate inaction. How many more protests will it take before the Federal Government commits to a better future? According to the 2019 National Union of Student’s Student Values Survey, climate change is the number…

Changes to board fees for regional residential student colleges

From 2020 non-government schools will no longer pay more for their students to board at residential student colleges in regional WA. Education Minister Sue Ellery announced this change, and the positive effects it will have on education. Previously, students who attended regional non government schools had access to residential colleges. A number of financial agreements…

EXCLUSIVE: Michaelia Cash: “Any job is a good job.”

CLICK HERE & WATCH “Left Behind” series (Part 4)  The Federal Minister For Employment, Michaelia Cash says although WA’s youth unemployment figures are “disappointing”, she expressed optimism that Western Australians are ready for work due to the high participation rate. During an exclusive twenty three minutes interview with reporter Ivan Leung, Minister Cash has responded…