The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program in NSW primary schools is negatively affecting student literacy skills, social capacity, attention span and productivity, as well as disrupting the lesson time and flow for teachers.
O-No Bikes that litter the pavement
By Sarah Muller Sub-edited by Stephen Hill Sydney’s inner-city councils have slammed share bike operators for problems “plaguing” the city, claiming the industry has failed to meet its safety guideless in the first year of operation. In particular public outrage has been directed at operators that have allowed for share bikes to be jettisoned […]
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Survivors are now heard and recognised for the abuse they went through as a vulnerable child, and are able to seek comfort from the other survivors’ stories. By Kirsta Cheung Children were taken to Sunday morning church services by devoted religious parents who’d entrust priests to care for them, during the 1950s. Father John Perez […]
Cultural anxieties: Children want to learn their mother language, while parents continue to prioritise English
How a Sydney community school is reviving a language that is being shunned in its own motherland, and in the homes of the students themselves. By: Mansib Ahmad Can a language really be preserved by learning it for just three hours a week? You may say “yes, of course it can”. But what if […]