COVID-19 lockdowns were a huge disruption for Australian universities.
Homeschooling registrations for children in Victoria in 2020 were almost four times the number of the previous year, recent reports show.
Students in general say a critical issue in the shift to online higher education has been a lack of adequate support, interaction and engagement with academic staff and peers.
Up to 50% burn out or simply leave in the first five years of their career.
Victorian students are learning in classrooms with very poor air quality.
Only 14% of Australian children get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day and they spend 70% of the school day sitting.
112,000 fewer students were enrolled in tertiary education in May 2020 – at the height of the first wave – compared to a year earlier.
It is estimated around half the world’s students’ schools remain shut down. All told, this has been a potentially damaging disruption to the education of a generation.
The recently released report of the NAPLAN review found many young people are reaching Year 9 without being able to write properly.
Not all chaplains are religious, and Australia’s chaplaincy program actually prohibits preaching or religious practice.