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Young people and asthma: support

This clip shows six young people with asthma discussing the importance of those closest to them. They explain how friends and family help observe their asthma symptoms, remind them to take medication and help them when they are unwell. The students also discuss the value of the broader support network that includes teachers, ...

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Responding to parent reports about bullying workshops

The Bullying. No Way! Responding to parent reports about bullying workshop package for staff and teachers was developed for Australian schools by the Australian Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group in consultation with Queensland psychologist Dr Karyn Healy. It is based on a materials presented at the National ...

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National Safe Schools Framework: leadership commitment to a safe school

This is a web resource supporting effective leadership for building a safe school environment. It describes ten key characteristics of leadership commitment to a safe school and includes a school audit tool for assessing the extent to which schools have created and maintained a safe and supportive learning environment. ...

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Girls playing hopscotch at school in 1925

This is a black-and-white photograph of three girls playing a game of hopscotch at Telopea Park School in Canberra in 1925. In the background are three teachers and a large number of children sitting on bench seats around tables, and school buildings.

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Schoolgirls and teacher in school laboratory, c1955

This is a black-and-white image from the original negative depicting a nun supervising a group of female school students who are carrying out chemistry experiments in a school laboratory. The girls are using microscopes and other scientific equipment. This image is part of the Laurie Richards Collection of commercial photographs ...

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Taylor sisters and Beverley Lloyd riding their bikes to school, Noble Park, 1958-59

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Denise Taylor with her sisters Lorraine and Lynette and their friend Beverley Lloyd standing with their bicycles. The girls are wearing school uniform consisting of a dress and blazer. Each bicycle has a basket in the front to hold school bags. The image is a digital scan of ...

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Electrical engineering class at Brunswick Technical School, 1934

This is a black-and-white photograph featuring an electrical engineering class working with electrical circuits at Brunswick Technical School in Melbourne in 1934.

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Young people and type 1 diabetes: school life

This clip shows young people with type 1 diabetes describing a range of issues specific to their education. They talk about the role of their friends, principals, teachers and school nurses in helping them to manage their diabetes at school, and about some of the difficulties associated with being ill at school. Several ...

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'Speaking from Experience': Points to consider - part 1

This clip is the first of two clips in which Linda Carter, a school counsellor, talks about points to consider when using the 'Speaking from Experience' resources. She talks about the importance of planning ahead before using the resources with students, allowing sufficient time for questions and answers afterwards, and ...

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'Speaking from Experience': Points to consider - part 2

This clip is the second of two clips in which Linda Carter, a school counsellor, talks about points to consider when using the 'Speaking from Experience' resources with students. She talks about supporting students within the class who have, or who are affected by, the illness or situation relevant to the clip. Her suggestions ...

Teacher resource

National Safe Schools Framework: a supportive and connected school culture

This is a web resource promoting development of a supportive and connected school culture, an important aspect of safe schools. It describes nine characteristics of a supportive and connected school culture and includes key practices and effective actions that contribute to a safe school. The resource includes an introductory ...

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Strike for better pay and conditions

How can not going to work help to improve pay? Find out the reasons why school teachers went on strike in June 2008. See how strike action can be used by workers to improve their working conditions and pay.

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Respecting local culture, history and language

The teaching principal explains how he recognises and values the cultural traditions of the students and families in this remote community. He describes how he builds collaborative relationships with families and Aboriginal Education Workers (AEWs), so that local culture, history, language and knowledge of country can be ...

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Experiencing success

A pre-service teacher at an Alice Springs primary school explores some of the challenges for teachers in supporting Aboriginal students who may previously not have experienced success in their learning, or, may not yet be aware of what successful learning is like. In exploring some of the issues for schools and teachers, ...

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Engaging parents/carers

The teacher outlines the importance of engaging for parents/carers in her school and demonstrates how this can be achieved responsively and respectfully. In a formally scheduled parent/carer interview, she reports clearly and accurately about a student’s progress and uses work samples to demonstrate the student’s development ...

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Community garden volunteers

The teachers describe the implications of complying with relevant administrative, organisational and legislative requirements, policies and processes. They address issues ranging from the sun safe policy to police checks and mandatory reporting and the development of school and system appropriate volunteer policies. 

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School in the 1940s

Imagine going to school in the 'olden days' (the 1940s). Find out what morning assembly looked like. Discover the things that children kept in their desks and what they used to do their writing. This clip shows you what school was like in the past as two adults (actors Terry Norris and Carmel Millhouse) remember what they ...

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What's for lunch on the first day of school?

It's Shelley's first day of school and her mum shows her what's packed in her lunch box. Find out what school lunches looked like in 1974.

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A teacher who always has a smile on his face

What makes a great teacher? Gunnar Furhmann is the teaching principal of Huntingdon Public School in NSW. Get to know Mr Furhmann and his students and find out what makes him special.

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Playgrounds, billycarts and hot rods

Discover what school holidays were like for children in the past. In this black-and-white clip, a reporter asks some school children how they feel about holidays. Find out what kinds of things children did on their holidays when your parents and grandparents were your age.