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Boys explore Anzac history through former-student diggers

0 Comments 25 April 2015

A PROGRAM at a Melbourne high school has been getting students engaged with Anzac history by researching former students who enlisted in World War One. 180 Year 9 boys at Trinity Grammar researched one of the school’s 400 former students who went off to support the war effort. The program got the boys to look […]

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Students say schools’ emergency drill frequency is unacceptable

0 Comments 22 April 2015

SOME schools across Victoria and New South Wales are not performing fire or lock-down drills at a frequency that students find acceptable, according to secondary school students. A majority of students interviewed by The Under Age reported that their schools do not practice fire or lock-down drills more than once or twice a year. The […]

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School looks to the future 50 years since it began

0 Comments 22 April 2015

AS St Joseph’s College enters its 50th year, former principal and one of the school’s first students Vincent Feeney cast his mind back to the early years to tell the tale of the evolution of the college. “I can remember when the first building went up,” he said. “I was nine, and this school was […]

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Housing hope for Australia’s homeless

0 Comments 08 April 2015

BEING a teenager is hard. But being a teenager sharing a tiny bedroom with two siblings at your nan’s house, while your mother is absent tackling substance abuse? That’s nearly impossible. This was the reality for Jenny, a student whose life was turned around with the help of Kids Under Cover. The organisation supplied Jenny and […]

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15,000 march in Melbourne for refugees

0 Comments 02 April 2015

FIFTEEN thousand people from all walks of life gathered in Melbourne on Palm Sunday in a walk for justice for refugees, to protest the Abbott government’s policies on asylum seekers. Members of the Uniting Church, the Greens, the Australian Education Union and many others came together seeking justice for refugees. After hearing from former Afghani […]

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Become part of The Under Age in 2015

0 Comments 18 February 2015

The Under Age is back in 2015, and we’re looking for high school students currently enrolled in Year 11 or below to become part of our team of contributors this year. For a sneak peek at what being in the program involves and what you can get out of it, former Under Age journalist Reece […]

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Lack of experience bites teens in job hunt

0 Comments 17 December 2014

Looking for employment is a predicament of all modern-day teens, and this week The Under Age investigates why today’s teenagers are struggling with the job hunt. Earlier this year the Brotherhood of St Laurence reported national youth unemployment grew by more than 3 per cent in six years, reaching 12.4 per cent back in January. “I have […]

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Vox pops: Melbourne students on their school canteens

0 Comments 17 December 2014

School canteens are the subject of much controversy. Should it be healthier? Should it be cheaper? Why doesn’t it accommodate for food allergies or religious protocols? Should it not sell junk food? The Under Age asked six high school students to give their views on school canteens. How healthy is your school canteen? Jamima, Carey […]

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Will 2015 bring relief for preschool teachers and educators?

0 Comments 17 December 2014

Preschool and early childhood educators and their supporters participated in a 24-hour stop work action earlier this year, participating in a march to Parliament in an attempt to send a message to the then-Coalition Government under Premier Denis Napthine. The strike came as a result of a breakdown in negotiations between the Australian Education Union […]

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ADF not a lifelong career, rather an early-life goal

0 Comments 10 December 2014

Many young Australians entering the armed forces are not considering it as a lifelong career, with increasing numbers seeing the choice simply as an early-life goal. A recent survey conducted by the ADF shows that, of all men and women that commit to a four year contract with one of the ADFs three corps, only […]

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