The new Education and Training Reform Bill currently before the Victorian Parliament seeks to consolidate and clarify the powers of school councils in government schools. It articulates clear objectives, functions and powers for school councils, as well as delineating the roles of councillors and principals. These legislative changes will be supported by complementary initiatives including simplification of council election processes, development of governance standards and a funding injection for school councillors’ training and support.
Richard Eckersley, Ani Wierenga, Johanna Wyn
The Flashpoints & Signposts
report describes research on the state of young people's health and wellbeing in Australia, noting common and divergent findings from different disciplinary perspectives – Youth Studies Australia
Louise Rowling, Jo Mason
MindMatters, a key program for the promotion of mental health in secondary schools, has recently been evaluated through five studies – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling