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The School Magazine turns 100

1 February 2016

Monday 1 February 2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of The School Magazine which is now read by more than 130 000 students across Australia every month.

Planning lesson introduced to schools

20 January 2016

New geography lesson plans that encourage high school students to become involved in urban and regional planning are being introduced to the NSW school curriculum.

Spectacular students aim for the stars

23 November 2015

The hopes and aspirations of students - our leaders of tomorrow – is the theme of a new song, Supernova, written and sung by a group of Schools Spectacular performers and alumni.

2015 Premier's Awards for Public Service

20 November 2015

Department Secretary Dr Michele Bruniges AM has congratulated Laura Debnam and Steven Collins after they were awarded individual honours at the Premier's Awards for Public Service.

Boost to agricultural education 

18 November 2015

Agricultural education in South Western Sydney is set to be boosted by the investment of more than $165 million in new and upgraded schools and extra classrooms.

School Leadership Strategy

17 November 2015

Public school principals will be better prepared and rewarded under a new $20 million School Leadership Strategy.

Fame school workshop

6 November 2015

The music program widely recognised as Australia's fame school is giving young singers and songwriters the opportunity to hone their skills early next year.

White Ribbon Day 2015

6 November 2015

White Ribbon Day on 25 November focuses on the message that violence against women is never acceptable and that everyone should speak up when they see, or hear about, such incidents.

The World's Biggest Classroom

30 October 2015

An exhibition program that displays the work of school students in public venues opened this week in Sydney.


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