Parenting

What next for NAPLAN testing

A NAPLAN online example test is asking Year 9 students to analyse text messages instead of literary texts. Schools will have their computers and internet speeds tested to see if they are capable of running NAPLAN online next year. Picture: Jack Tran QUEENSLAND schools will be “readiness tested” from next …

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This school canteen menu is next level

Northern Beaches Christian School … our new favourite lunch spot. AT THE risk of sounding like an old man on a rocking chair with a rifle, back in my day the school canteen had dim-sims, jam doughnuts and sausage rolls. It was a marvellous calorific wonderland of saturated fats and …

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Young Aussies ‘unprepared for work’

The North Queensland Cowboys ‘Dream Believe Achieve’ program delivers accredited courses to unemployed and disadvantaged North Queenslanders, with mentoring support to assist in completing training and securing ongoing paid employment. Graduates are having difficulty finding jobs. Picture: iStock ONE in eight young Aussies apply for at least 50 roles before …

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Parents, you’ve gone way too far

A wave of millennial marriages and parents is coming, according to wedding and birth forecasting firm Demographic Intelligence. WSJ’s Lee Hawkins has the details. Jamila Rizvi says parenting isn’t that bad. She doesn’t always look this glamorous though. A MEMO to fellow parents of young children: I’m starting to worry …

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The mums who ruined everything

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has resigned from cabinet over the Italian citizenship he never knew he had. Cricketer Shane Warne with mother Bridgette at a Mother’s Day lunch at Crown Casino, Melbourne in 1996. WHEN in trouble, blame mum. Resources Minister Matt Canavan has just joined a select list of …

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‘Your looks are ruining this child’

Rebecca Judd and her three-year-old daughter, Billie. Picture: Sarah Matray RADIO presenter and former model, Rebecca Judd, says her three-year-old daughter has “all of a sudden” started comparing herself to her mother’s good looks. Opening up about her toddler Billie on radio show The 3pm Pickup on KIIS, Judd said …

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Parents fume over Scout speech

“Now is the time for action,” U.S. President Donald Trump told Senate Republicans, asking of them to allow debate on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare. US President Donald Trump told a huge crowd of teenage boys to watch out for the “fake media”. Picture: AFP PHOTO / SAUL …

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No gender boundaries for these superkids

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. A scene from the forthcoming Justice League movie starring Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal …

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Mum breastfeeds while smoking bong

This image of American woman Kayla Marlow breastfeeding while taking a hit from a bong has caused outrage online. A SHOCKING photo which appears to show an American woman breastfeeding while taking hits from a bong has caused outrage online. The image shows breastfeeding mum Kayla Marlow holding a purple …

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I backpacked around Africa with my autistic son

When Sydney GP Dr James Best announced that he was going backpacking across Africa with his teenage son who has autism, the reactions varied from aghast to incredulous. Courtesy: Australian Story/ABC Dr James Best and his son recorded videos throughout their journey and sent it back to a researcher in …

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