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'A fair bit of excitement': Schools on track for return to pre-COVID routine

'A fair bit of excitement': Schools on track for return to pre-COVID routine

There'll be inter-school sports, choirs and camps, while parents – including those of Victoria's 84,000 new preps – will be allowed inside the school gates.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan

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WA private schools lead nation in freezing fees amid COVID-19

WA private schools lead nation in freezing fees amid COVID-19

Find out which of WA’s most expensive and top-rating secondary schools have frozen their annual tuition fees and the schools that have even decreased them to help families experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Spoiler: they still cost as much as a new car.

  • by Lauren Pilat
'I'm still the same person inside': Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen
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'I'm still the same person inside': Olivia's journey coming out as a transgender teen

Four years ago, Olivia Stewart realised the reason she'd always felt different from boys her own age was because she was a girl. But working up the courage to speak about it would take another nine months.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
WA high school graduates take next steps towards future as university offers released

WA high school graduates take next steps towards future as university offers released

Savindi Wimalarathne is among thousands of 2020 WACE students to be offered places at the state’s four major universities from this week.

  • by Lauren Pilat
WA's top-performing high schools revealed as students don't let pandemic hold them back

WA's top-performing high schools revealed as students don't let pandemic hold them back

Western Australia's top-performing schools have been revealed, with the usual suspects dominating the top 20 in what was a particularly tough year for students.

  • by Lauren Pilat
'It was a difficult year': International Baccalaureate students celebrate results

'It was a difficult year': International Baccalaureate students celebrate results

Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their preparations, International Baccalaureate students achieved results in line with previous years.

  • by Anna Prytz
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The epidemic Australia is failing to control
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The epidemic Australia is failing to control

Two decades ago, Australia was one of the leading education nations in the world. Not any more.

  • by Pasi Sahlberg
Erin had to virtually bend over backwards to come out on top

Erin had to virtually bend over backwards to come out on top

Even before remote learning took off last year, Erin Shackcloth had enrolled with Virtual School Victoria to study dance. She says it made her more inventive.

  • by Anna Prytz
'It was very stressful': Despite months of uncertainty, IB students shine

'It was very stressful': Despite months of uncertainty, IB students shine

MLC School in Burwood achieved six perfect scores and Trinity Grammar five in the International Baccalaureate.

  • by Jordan Baker
Public schools shine in Sydney's north

Public schools shine in Sydney's north

Mackellar Girls was the state's highest-placed comprehensive public school in the HSC, while nearby Balgowlah Boys was third at 60th.

  • by Jordan Baker
Standing tall: The VCE students who aced subjects with a perfect score

Standing tall: The VCE students who aced subjects with a perfect score

Dotted among the 14,000 names on the VCE Honour Roll are a handful of students who stand alone in scoring a perfect 50, often in less popular subjects.

  • by Adam Carey