Not getting enough sleep is associated with a range of physical and mental health problems that can interfere with current health and functioning, and have consequences for health and wellbeing later in life, according to Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)*. Poor quality or insufficient sleep can affect young…

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While we might be cooped up and isolated for a while any day now, plenty of gamers are going to see this as a free for all, which is concerning. The other side of the coin is that this is a way to connect with others when they can’t do it in real life because…

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Feelings of worry and unease can be expected during stressful events, such as the recent declaration of a global pandemic, however, it is important that we learn to manage our stress before it turns to more severe anxiety and panic. Read the reliable attached fact sheet from the World Health Organisation (WHO) outline useful strategies…

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This opinion piece, written by Alliance Executive Officer Loren Bridge, has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WAToday.   Positives can be found in every type of education, but there are just so many more positives for girls in a single-sex school. If co-ed environments produce better student outcomes, why are…

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Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Remind your children about the importance of washing their hands. Make it fun and make it routine. Try to teach your children that they need to wash their hands with soap and water for about 20 seconds… no doubt you will…

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Food is fuel! Eating fresh, healthy food has proven to help kids stay focused, sleep better and learn better. This week, The Healthy Kids Association is promoting Vegetable Week, hoping to increase the number of children eating enough vegetables, through their knowledge, exposure and positive attitudes towards vegetables. For some helpful tips on how to…

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The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has recently completed a study on how choosing the right level of challenge in mathematics at senior school can boost a student’s chances of doing well in the first year of maths and science courses at university. Read the full story from Teacher Magazine here. Danebank girls study…

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Research shows in a single-sex school, girls are free to be themselves inside and outside the classroom. An all-girls school can offer a learning environment tailored specifically to how girls learn, and a social environment that is free of the competition and social pressure from boys. Research shows girls from an all-girls school will most…

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Making friends at school can be just as important as learning your times tables or when to use there, their or they’re! Learning how to make friends as a child, is a skill you will use forever. While we can’t make friends for our children, we can give them some direction and teach them skills…

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The phrase ‘stranger danger’ has been around for many years, and now is even more relevant with both physical and cyber strangers to be wary of. Teaching our kids how to make good decisions when they are in unfamiliar situations can help them to avoid trouble and danger. This week the St George Youth Liaison…

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