School’s back! Eddie Woo’s tips on returning to the classroom

As NSW and Victoria return to face-to-face learning this term, we asked our ambassador Eddie Woo – Australia’s favourite and award-winning maths teacher – to give his perspective.

Read Eddie’s advice to teachers and parents.

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What do schools need in 2021?

We recently invited schools to apply for funding through our national grant round. Nearly 400 schools applied, requesting over $11 million, and their responses provide us with a unique insight into what schools need during this challenging time.

Read the full reports to find out more about the needs to schools in disadvantaged communities.

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Read our 2021 Impact Report

We are proud to release our 2021 Impact Report, showcasing just a few of the incredible stories of change that we have had the pleasure of supporting.

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Supporting Student Mental Health and Wellbeing: our project learnings

At Schools Plus, we have directed nearly $27m in support for students since our inception in 2015, and approximately 25% of those funds have been used to support the mental health and wellbeing.

Here are the common themes that are emerging from projects that have delivered significant change for student mental health and wellbeing.

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Embedding trauma-informed practices to support learning

Julie Murphy, Principal at Elizabeth Vale School in South Australia and 2020 Teaching Fellow, shares her school’s story of bringing about a cultural change, underpinned by trauma-informed practice, to help their students be ready to learn and succeed.

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Miss Buttercup serves up work experience opportunities

She may be over 80 years old, but Miss Buttercup is serving up some fresh opportunities for the students at Yankalilla Area School. The vintage caravan café has toured the town, providing hands-on learning for hospitality, tourism and business students.

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Report: Mental health and wellbeing remains number one focus for teachers

Every year Schools Plus surveys our community of teachers to establish the challenges they are facing in helping their children to succeed. This year there is a resounding focus on mental health and wellbeing.

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Remote SA schools introduce Two-Way Science

Led by Kenmore Park Anangu School, a group of 10 remote schools in South Australia are improving how students are engaging with culture and learning.

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Staff wellbeing and impact on student outcomes

Last month, Scott Dirix and Kim Brady shared their approach to understanding the needs of their staff and students, the research underpinning it, and the impact on teacher and student wellbeing.

After receiving a number of questions from participants, Kim and Scott have provided additional responses on the Hub.

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Darraweit Guim Primary School

Darraweit Guim Primary School

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Humpybong State School

Humpybong State School

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Sunnybank State School

Sunnybank State School

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Faith Lutheran College – Plainland

Faith Lutheran College – Plainland

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Mount Whitestone State School

Mount Whitestone State School

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Mawarra Independent School

Mawarra Independent School

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Bayside Christian College Hervey Bay

Bayside Christian College Hervey Bay

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St Anthony’s Catholic College

St Anthony’s Catholic College

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Mount Surprise State School

Mount Surprise State School

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Mount Carmel College

Mount Carmel College

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Nuriootpa High School

Nuriootpa High School

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Booborowie Primary School

Booborowie Primary School

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Clare High School

Clare High School

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Blyth Primary School

Blyth Primary School

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