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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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Young people and asthma: school and social life

This clip shows four young people sharing their experience of living with asthma and discussing its effects on their schooling and social life. Missing school for long periods of time, or missing the first few minutes of a class because of the additional time it takes to walk between lessons, can make it difficult for these ...

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Young people and mental health: taking action early

This clip shows young people talking about the importance of taking early action as soon as the signs of mental illness are noticed. They describe the important role that family and friends play in identifying behavioural changes and the early onset of the condition, and say that earlier intervention might have lessened ...

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Young people and mental health: words of wisdom

This clip shows young people sharing what they have learned from their experiences of being ill and managing a mental health issue. They talk about the need for young people to listen when their family and friends show concern or notice behavioural changes. They also encourage seeking professional help early, at the first ...

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Young people and mental health: looking ahead

This clip shows young people talking optimistically about their future, describing their personal, educational and professional ambitions. They demonstrate resilience when they describe their mental health issues as temporary setbacks. This clip is one of a series in which young Indigenous and non-Indigenous people talk ...

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My Place - Episode 14: 1878: Henry, Henry's life

Henry and his friend Franklin experiment with a hot air balloon. After blowing up his schoolhouse with an experimental self-lighting candle, Henry is expelled from school. He goes to work in his uncle's saddlery.

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Student Wellbeing Hub

This website, based on the National Safe Schools Framework, offers resources to ensure Australian schools provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, free from harassment, aggression, violence and bullying. The site addresses the emerging challenges of cybersafety and cyberbullying and focuses on ...

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Outback House - many ways of working on a station

Imagine leaving your home to take part in a reality TV show about life on Oxley Downs, a sheep station built to look and work as a real station would have in the 1860s. Join the Allcourt children who did this, as they spend their first day of learning with the new governess. Discover how well the sheep wash, built by the ...

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Outback House - school newspaper

Imagine leaving your home to travel back to a time over 150 years ago, to live and work on an outback farm. Sixteen Australians take part in a reality TV show about life on Oxley Downs, a sheep station built to look and work like a real station of the 1860s. Discover how a colonial squatter's children did their schoolwork. ...

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Celebrating achievements

Discover some different ways that people celebrate achievements. This clip takes you to two big celebrations: a street parade and a graduation. Find out what it takes to achieve things worth celebrating. Learn some ways that you can help others achieve.

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The Kyoto Protocol: exploring a debate

Climate change remains a hot topic in Australia. Different people express various and often opposing viewpoints about how best to address climate change. As you watch this clip from 2007, explore the debate surrounding the Kyoto Protocol and practise analysing speakers' arguments.

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Voluntary exchange

See Indonesia through the eyes of Australian exchange student Sam Howard. Learn how the youth exchange program she is a part of is helping to strengthen cultural ties between near neighbours Australia and Indonesia. Think what you could learn about a country if you stayed in a small community there for a month.

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Fish stocks: three points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of banning commercial fishing in a coastal community. Review three points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from local residents such as a fisherman, an environmental scientist and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of ecological sustainability, ...

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Fish stocks: two points of view

Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of banning commercial fishing in a coastal community. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather opinions from local residents such as a fisherman, an environmental scientist and a supermarket owner. Consider issues of ecological sustainability, ...

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Zou ba! School: after school activities

Explore the names for a range of leisure activities. Learn how to describe actions such as play basketball, learn to paint, learn handicrafts, learn the violin, play chess, dance, do aerobics, dance and sing. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Discovering democracy: getting things done

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore how change can be bought about by people taking action and putting pressure on their elected representatives. The issue of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania is used as a case study. Complete a related task.

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Rabbit-Proof Fence, 2002: The wrong fence

This clip depicts the children trying to return home. It opens with Mr Neville (Kenneth Branagh) in his office pointing to a map and telling a policeman the plan to capture the escaped children by sending one man from the north and another from the south along the rabbit-proof fence. Images of an Indigenous tracker on horseback ...

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Steam transportation in Australia

Steam generated the principal form of mechanical power for Australia's transport systems from the second half of the 19th century until the widespread adoption of the internal combustion engine in the 20th century. This collection of digital curriculum resources is organised into six categories - steam trains; river steamers; ...

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Flower symmetry - mathematics activities

The photograph shows the flowers of a five-petalled weed common in southern Australia, where it is called a soursob. The symmetry in this plant, and in many other naturally occurring examples, contributes to the human understanding of 'beauty'. The mathematical interest in the pentagon and its correlate, the pentagram, ...

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Frogs - unit of work

This unit of work focuses on the important role frogs play in their terrestrial ecosystems and why they are considered ‘environmental indicators’. Students will investigate factors threatening frog populations and develop an action plan to increase the diversity of frog species in their local area.