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[1] PRIVATE//LESSONS

29 March 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald - Page 40 in The Sydney Magazine Section.
cover story
YEAR 7 TUITION FEES
Cranbrook $26,421
PLC Croydon $23,632
MLC $21,688
Monte Sant' Angelo $13,640
Sydney Grammar $27,324
St Scholastica's $5,080
Newington $23,832
St Patrick's College $5673
* includes all fess and levies. Are parents getting value for money at a private school, or would their children be just as happy, successful and well-rounded at the local government high school? Lucinda Schmidt does the maths on whether paying for education makes a big difference.

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[2] Schools develop taste for social networking

Kim Arlington - SCHOOLS
29 March 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald - Page 3 in News and Features Section.
THE ban on students accessing social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter at school could be relaxed as the NSW Education Department reviews its internet filtering policy.
Social media sites are at present blocked, but with its internet filtering contract due to expire, the department is surveying schools to ensure the next version of the software meets their needs.

 

[3] Question mark over Throsby's future

By Breanna Tucker Schools Reporter
29 March 2012
Canberra Times - Page 3
Question mark over Throsby's future
By Breanna Tucker Schools Reporter. The cancellation of building approval for a Catholic school in Throsby has sparked fears the entire suburb could soon be wiped off the map. Liberal Opposition Leader Zed Seselja believes environmental concerns that blocked the school's plans are a sign of worse to come, with land release plans for the area already halved by the ACT government.

 

[4] Gonski to deliver school fund guide

By Breanna Tucker Schools Reporter
29 March 2012
Canberra Times - Page 10
Gonski to deliver school fund guide
By Breanna Tucker Schools Reporter. State and territory governments will today be able to calculate how much school funding they should receive from the Commonwealth as the architect of Australia's school funding review, David Gonski, hands over his key modelling tools. Mr Gonski will address the first meeting of the ministerial reference group and provide a guide for ministers to come up with the most accurate school resourcing standard - a base funding amount for every student across the country.

 

[5] A virtual public school is the real thing

MARALYN PARKER
29 March 2012
Daily Telegraph - Page 27 in Features Section.
If Barry O'Farrell were a forward-thinking premier he would go beyond putting an interactive whiteboard into every classroom and start to plan a statewide virtual public school.
Don't get excited: there are not even plans to put an internet-connected whiteboard into every classroom.



 

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