As a former high school teacher, year coordinator and counsellor, as well as a mother of four sons and an aunty to many, I have witnessed the transition from primary to high school heaps of times.
With students starting a new school year, many parents are once again feeling the pain of education costs with an increased focus on technology in the classroom.
Your child is starting high school this year and will be making their own way home, so you're considering getting them their first smartphone. Or perhaps their friends have one and they've been begging you to join the club all summer.
Girls from several schools around Australia have returned from NASA encouraged to pursue their passions in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Belinda Wall knows how to turn around a struggling school. When she became principal of Woonona High School in 2011, just 15 per cent of the HSC students went on to study at university.
It's no secret that teenagers love social media, but how much do they understand what they've agreed to give up when they start an account?
It's that time of year again, when year 12 results come out. As usual there's a lot of talk of of defining moments. Of deciding your fate. Of doors opening or slamming in your face, depending on the outcome.
How to stop your teenager doing too little — or too much — these holidays
A published book for any first-time author is a bright and shiny thing.
Here's a tip, charities: maybe wait a few weeks after the high profile suicide of a bullied gay child before you start talking about how school anti-bullying programmes are oh-so-discriminatory.
Australian high school students are up to two school years behind their peers in the world's best performing countries, a major global test of student achievement has revealed.