A recently released schools policy guide has been receiving some criticism. Reports suggest it instructs teachers to not use terms like “boys and girls”, for instance. This is not entirely correct.
Current mental health services aren’t targeted at young people. The few that are specialise in either complex mental health disorders, or newly emerging ones. We need a place that does everything.
What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
With school closures across 2020, teenagers used mobile phones even more frequently than before. But their use has an effect on their sleep.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.
At the age of 22, in 2015, 82% of respondents described their mental health as excellent, very good or good. This fell to 70% at the age of 26 in 2019 — a drop of three percentage points per year.
It’s worth recapping what’s known about how Australia’s chaplaincy program has operated so far, and what alternatives exist.
Not all chaplains are religious and Australia’s chaplaincy program actually prohibits preaching or religious practice.
Support them but make sure to respect their autonomy; encourage them to exercise, sleep and connect with friends. These are some ways to help your Year 12 child during the pre-exam period.
We know teacher librarians support children’s literacy. But school libraries play a more diverse role, including supporting students’ well-being.
Australia’s relationships and sex education often fails to support the personal and social development of young people.