Cybersafety conference18 February 2015
Ever wondered how cybersafety could be better implemented in your school? The
‘Protecting Children and Youth Online’ conference
, to be held on 29–30 April in Sydney, will look at how schools can put safety policies into practice, engage parents and use curriculum resources to help keep children safe online.
ACARA’s General Manager, Curriculum, Dr Phil Lambert, will be delivering a keynote presentation on the Australian Curriculum resources available to strengthen cybersafety in schools. Senior Project Officer, Technologies, Julie King, will present a workshop on implementing cybersafety in the curriculum.
NAPLAN in the news04 February 2015
Reports in the media today
discuss the importance of students taking NAPLAN assessments, and remind parents and students that NAPLAN is just four tests, conducted four times over 13 years of schooling – a small investment to understand a child's growth across NAPLAN years.
To assist parents, teachers and students in getting a sense of the look and feel of the tests, and to understand the test better, example NAPLAN test items are available on our
National Assessment Program website
(PDF 819 kb) that gives more explanation more about NAPLAN.
Religion and ethics in public schools02 February 2015
Don’t miss ACARA Chair, Prof. Barry McGaw, AO, on ABC Radio National at 11 am this Thursday 5 February, where he will be exploring religion and ethics in public primary schools on ABC’s new Earshot documentary program.
The segment will be repeated on Saturday 7 February at 5 pm and 8 pm, and again on Sunday 8 February at 1 pm and 9 pm. You can
listen ABC online
or tune into
ABC radio frequencies