Children with AD/HD: Best Practices for Promoting Positive Behaviour

October is AD/HD Awareness Month in Australia. The mission of AD/HD Awareness Month is to educate the public about AD/HD by disseminating reliable information based on research and scientific evidence. This year, the theme is “Setting the record straight”. In order to help School Governance set the record straight on AD/HD, ADHD Australia outlines the best practices for teachers and schools in promoting positive behaviour in their students.


World Mental Health Day (Part Two): Self-harm Explained

World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018) was a worldwide initiative dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. This year’s theme, “Do you see what I see?” challenged perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encouraged everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light, in an effort to reduce stigma and make way for more people to seek the help and support they deserve. Part One encouraged teachers and students to look at mental health in their schools, and headspace outlined common indicators of self-harm in schools. Part Two explains the self-harm cycle and how teachers and schools can respond.


Around the World

October 18: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA WorkSafe Launches Action Against Australian Capital Territory Government Over School Assaults According to The Age, Worksafe ACT has taken action against the ACT Government after a two-year investigation into violence in public schools found it had failed in its duty of care to staff. Work Safety commissioner Greg Jones revealed […]


October 11: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Reports Suicides Remain Lead Cause of Death in Young People – headspace Encourages the Education Sector to Consider the Impact of Suicides in Schools Head of headspace in Schools, Kristen Douglas, has commented on the release of the 2017 ABS statistics on causes of death. headspace […]


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