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"It's an archaic stereotype": Alison Boston with her son Wesley and daughter Sadie.

Schools urged to abandon 'archaic stereotype'

As Alison Boston begins the hunt for a school for her four-year-old daughter Sadie, she knows one thing: she won't choose one that forces girls to wear skirts or dresses.

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Emojis are a key part of how young people communicate.

Why I use emoji in teaching

They provide access to a living language that helps young people communicate in ways not easily achieved with words.

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It's my turn to be a parent helper, help!

Volunteering to chaperone a school trip is not for the faint-hearted. You'll be responsible not only for the welfare of your own child, but the lives of others.

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The P&F executive at St Columba's Leichhardt are all dads. From left, Anthony Rose, Gus Seebeck, Tim Nelson and Mark Peterie.

Meet the dads doing the heavy lifting. And they are not alone

It started with a simple offer to use their business contacts to help kickstart some fundraising for their kids' school fete. But for a group of dads, planning the fair quickly became a much bigger proposition.

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