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Curtin research secures $1.4m ARC funding

Curtin University will get new equipment to support space and health research after receiving $1.4 million in government funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Brookman STEM award a lesson in cross-curriculum application

Brookman Primary School principal Hans Geers believes science and mathematics are subjects best approached as a whole-of-curriculum experience, integrated across all subjects and taught with real-world examples.

Young microentrepreneurs deserve our support

OPINION: Schools have a significant role to play in preparing students for the new world of work.

UWA, Curtin to stay international course

Leadership at UWA and Curtin University recognise the value international students offer the state.

Five new schools for Perth’s emerging suburbs

Alkimos, Piara Waters, Treeby, Burns Beach and Wellard will all receive new primary schools ahead of the 2022 school year, with the state government announcing the $116 million investment ahead of today’s mid-year budget update.

Micro-aggressions metastasise

School leaders usually agree to disagree on many thorny education issues but are united in their view that schools must be places where children and young adults can learn and develop without fear of discrimination and harassment.

St Hilda’s signals commercial focus

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has introduced two new executive roles as part of a push for greater commercial acumen in its management team.

UWA appoints Chakma as new vice-chancellor

The University of Western Australia has selected Canadian academic Amit Chakma as its new vice-chancellor, replacing Dawn Freshwater who is moving to a new role in New Zealand next year.

Terry resigns from Curtin

Curtin University has announced the departure of vice-chancellor Deborah Terry, who will take up the role of vice-chancellor at the University of Queensland.

Crothers, Badge commence school upgrades

Crothers Construction and Badge Constructions have begun work on two separate school upgrades, worth a respective $10 million and $9 million.

Clontarf receives $30m in government funding

The state government today announced it will provide $30 million in funding over five years to the The Clontarf Foundation, allowing the sports academy to operate in 30 Western Australian schools as of 2020.

School projects get to work outside classroom

A series of award wins for student-developed web app Collective Care have brought attention to Seton Catholic College's project based learning class.

We can't stay in the dark over digital self-harm

OPINION: Self-trolling represents a disturbing new social platform for students who turn to self-harm to express their emotional trauma.

Rio to invest $10m in STEM program

Rio Tinto has partnered with Amazon Web Services and startup accelerator BlueChilli to develop a four-year national program designed to prepare young Australians for a digital workforce.

Curtin opens Midland campus

Curtin University has officially opened its Midland campus, part of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s plan to reposition the former railway workshops as a medical and education hub.

St Hilda’s plans South West expansion

St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls has purchased a 7.4 hectare property in Pemberton for its new Yeagarup Campus.

Curtin appoints Longreach Media, Carat

Curtin University has appointed Perth-based agencies Longreach Media and Carat Perth to work on the university’s domestic media planning and buying.

ISWA principal takes leave following WorkSafe investigation

International School of Western Australia principal Maria Coate has taken a period of leave following the opening of a WorkSafe investigation.

Maximising student wellbeing

A suggestion by the Productivity Commission that Australia should employ wellbeing leaders to oversee mental health policy has raised debate over how schools can best approach mental health.

Concerted effort needed to change toxic online culture

OPINION: Businesses need to step up and work with schools to support initiatives and programs to counter online bullying.

Curtin drawn on effective job design

One researcher’s experience with mundane jobs has led to her researching how job design affects productivity.

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