Linda Stade

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Little Girl Sex Symbols

“It takes a village to raise a child, but the village is toxic.” Melinda Tankard Reist pulls no punches when she addresses the issue of the sexualisation of children. She believes that we have all been too polite for far… Continue Reading →

Girls Kicking Goals

The opening round of the inaugural Australian Football League Women (AFLW) attracted 1.4 million viewers. The grand final in Brisbane attracted more spectators than the Queensland derby played later that day. And this winter there are 400 more girls’ football… Continue Reading →

Sugar And Spice And Lots Of Smarts

International Women’s Day makes me think about the futures of the girls in my life. Working in a girls’ school it is only natural, We’re surrounded by them. However, it is also very personal. I have a 5-year-old niece. She… Continue Reading →

What Girls Want

Girls want things to be fair. Girls want good relationships. Girls want clear communication. A recent student forum held at Santa Maria College into how teenage girls want to learn revealed that there aren’t too many differences between what they… Continue Reading →

The Death of Male Teachers

Most people remember at least some of their teachers from primary school. I remember every single one. They had a huge effect on me. They’re probably the reason I became a teacher. My favourite was Mr Romeo. He taught me… Continue Reading →

Male teachers are an endangered species in Australia: new research

Kevin F. McGrath, Macquarie University and Penny Van Bergen, Macquarie University Male teachers may face extinction in Australian primary schools by the year 2067 unless urgent policy action is taken. In government schools, the year is 2054. This finding comes… Continue Reading →

When Did Girls Get So Smart?

It would surprise most to learn that in last year’s NAPLAN, girls out performed boys in every test at every year level. Take a moment to consider that. Girls did better than boys in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and even… Continue Reading →

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