Category: Education

Messy play day leaves tiny tots smiling

Hundreds of tiny tots ran amuck this morning in a special event involving messy play. Slime, paint and mud left the little ones grubby but happy. Lauren Reddiex reports.

Redlands residents left shocked after budget release

There was a major shock in last night’s Budget for residents of the Redlands, east of Brisbane. A large parcel of land, supposedly earmarked for a future university will now be sold by the Federal Government to developers. Tomson Calland

Career expo promising bright futures for students with a disability

The future is bright for school students who have a disability. A new careers expo is underway in Brisbane. And the Fresh Futures Market at City Hall, is creating quite a buzz. Kaileigh Carew reports.

Council ramps up focus on school drop-off zone safety

Brisbane City Council is ramping up Road Safety Week with a renewed focus on school drop-off zones. It’s hoped the campaign for safer streets around our city’s schools, will also help ease congestion. Bridgette Vanderwolf reports.

Education experts have called The National Assessment Program into question

Written by Lucy Czerwinski Produced for online by Beatriz Alonso Montalvo The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) has been called into question following a landmark review into Australian schooling. Schools are calling for greater support to deliver

Expert gives Australian schools the fail grade in favour of more tailored teaching

The Australian school curriculum should receive a fail grade, according to a new report by education expert David Gonski. He says we need more targeted teaching and Queensland wants the money to do it. Gemma Niwa reports.

Gonski 2.0 to help lift Australia’s lagging educational performance

Produced for online by Leia Comegna. Queensland’s Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the federal government must give states more money if school standards are to improve in line with the latest Gonski report recommendations. Birmingham says it was imperative every

Queensland and Federal Governments set for showdown over TAFE funding

Queensland has slammed the Commonwealth over reported plans to rip 40 million dollars from state education in the Budget. In a counter move, the State is committing a million dollars more to Gold Coast TAFE. Lucy Czerwinski reports.

Premier announces overhaul of the state education system

The Premier promised a renewed emphasis on ‘reading’ even before kids start school. It’s a cornerstone of a planned overhaul of Queensland’s education system. Milly Dimitrijevic reports.

Is the ultimate athlete a reality?

Just how far can the human body go? In their ongoing quest for sporting greatness, athletes are turning more and more to science for answers. Beatriz Alonso reports.