Spate of Rugby Neck/Spine Injuries: Are Students Safe to Play?

A 15-year-old school student suffered serious neck injuries while participating in a rugby game as part of Saturday sport at a Queensland school. The school is liaising with Rugby Australia, the Queensland Rugby Union and the Great Public School Association of Queensland (GPS) to review medical and match day procedures, and support initiatives to review the safety of rugby players. […]

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August 16: Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson avoids jail over abuse cover up According to The New Daily, former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson has avoided jail for covering up child sex abuse by a priest. Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone decided Wilson, 67, should serve his 12-month custodial sentence in home detention, not jail. Mr […]

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Adrenaline (Epinephrine) Autoinjectors and What School Staff Need to Know

What are adrenaline autoinjectors? An adrenaline autoinjector is a device that injects a single, fixed dose of adrenaline. They are designed for use by everyone, even those with no medical training. Adrenaline ampoules and syringes are not suitable for community settings, including schools. What are adrenaline autoinjectors used for? Adrenaline autoinjectors are used to deliver […]

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August 9: Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Girl arrested after alleged stabbing at North Adelaide school ABC News has reported that a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged by police after she allegedly stabbed another 17-year-old student at a North Adelaide school. News.com.au reported that the injured girl, who is in year 12 at St Dominic’s Priory College, suffered a cut to her […]

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Gender-Neutral School Uniforms: Queensland and New South Wales Join the Push for Pants

First Western Australia, then Victoria, then Queensland, now New South Wales. In the space of less than a year, four states have decided that girls at public schools should have the option to wear shorts and pants as part of the school uniform. The motivation behind these changes varies with Queensland pushing for pants as they are less restrictive during active play and classroom activities, while New South Wales is pushing for pants as part of a major overhaul of government school uniform policy. But the Girls’ Uniform Agenda group, which has been campaigning for school uniform changes for the past year, states that it is simply a matter of sex discrimination.

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New South Wales Students Report Declining Academic and Pastoral Support From Parents and Teachers Across Their Schooling

New research published by the NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation concludes that students overall feel that support from their parents and teachers progressively declines for the majority of their schooling, suggesting that a new approach to student engagement needs to be taken by both parents and schools.

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