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Did you get the Sydney Morning Herald today?

I’ve always been a fan of the Sydney Morning Herald and Radio 2UE; and today is no exception! On page 11 of today’s edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, you will find an article I have written entitled “It’s time to confront the deadliest demon of them all” (the SMH’s headline, not mine.) In it I discuss the role of teachers in enhancing the wellbeing of students. I also discuss the need for the national curriculum to allow teachers to do this, by recognising […]

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Anika Foundation Study Tour Update

I thought I’d drop a few lines just to update how my Anika Foundation Premier’s Teacher Scholarship Study Tour is shaping up… I’ve been busy as in the last few weeks, budgeting, booking flights, hotels and making appointments, but I can tell already all the hard work is going to be worth it! I’ll be leaving mid-November and below are just some of the people I will be meeting and/or working with… it promises to be a fantastic few weeks! […]

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NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Teacher Scholarship

    On Saturday 14th August, I attended Government House to recieve the 2010 NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Teacher Scholarship. The Anika Foundation raises money in order to fund research into how depression and mental illness are addressed in schools. The reception was hosted by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally, and I spoke with NSW Education Minister, Verity Firth and NSW Department of Education Director General, Michael Coutts-Trotter. He, in particular was very enthusiastic about my propsed study tour, and in his […]

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