Department of Education news

  • Opinion: Schools in deep water over mandatory swim lessons by Henry Grossek

    The introduction of mandatory swimming lessons for Victorian government primary schools may have significant repercussions, writes ​Berwick Lodge Primary School principal Henry Grossek.

  • JANE SIMMONS by

    Jane Simmons of NSW Department of Education is part of The Educator's Hot List 2016

  • Landmark school support program launched by Brett Henebery

    A revolutionary program that aims to help disadvantaged schools is being rolled out with the support of one of Australia's largest family foundations.

  • How principals can become literacy leaders by Brett Henebery

    An innovative program is providing principals with the knowledge and skills to improve students’ literacy outcomes.

  • Principals call for study leave by Brett Henebery

    One state’s principals want a term off for every four years to focus on educational research and improve their own well-being.

  • How your school can help transgender students by Brett Henebery

    As the number of students identifying as transgender rises, educators need training on how what to do when they ask for help, says one LGBTI support organisation.