By CELA 20 Oct, 2017

Australia’s education report card at a glance

You loved the NQF Changes at a Glance so much, we’ve turned our graphics eye to another important document released this year, the Early Learning Everyone Benefits report on the state of early learning in Australia in 2017.

By CELA 12 Oct, 2017

Storytelling in the natural world

You’ve heard people say food tastes better outdoors? Well stories sound better outside too! Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson of Heart to Heart Storytelling returns to Amplify as a guest writer this week to share the experiences she and her husband and fellow-storyteller Ulf Nilsson enjoy when they tell tales to children in nature and about nature – a wonderful way to engage young people in caring for their world.

By CELA 5 Oct, 2017

‘Hold them back’ bias against gifted children

Australia’s tall poppy syndrome starts early, says Dr Mimi Wellisch, with the nation overlooking potential future Einsteins in the population even before school-age – holding back children in an attempt to make them fit in socially.

By CELA 7 Sep, 2017

Leadership: our commitment to each other

Martel Menz, Vice President Early Childhood, Australian Education Union, returns as a guest writer this week with a thoughtful post on leadership.  Leading, she says, can occur at every level of an organisation, regardless of your job title.

By CELA 27 Aug, 2017

A new Education Minister, Dan Tehan

Amplify Editor Bec Lloyd put together this post as an overview of the man who will be sworn in as Education Minister for Australia this week, putting him in charge of billions of dollars worth of funding for early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education.

By CELA 22 Aug, 2017

Nothing takes the place of face to face: a personal approach to school transition

Explore & Develop Breakfast Point is tucked away in a newly built estate with many amenities close by, such as grocery stores, restaurants, parks and schools. At the beginning of 2017, the local school (St Patrick’s) at Mortlake opened its doors, just minutes from our centre’s gate. Many of our preschool children from 2016 chose this local primary school for their future education, and so naturally we were eager to find out more ourselves.

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