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Uni-Goers – Mark the Dates

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It’s an exciting time for studious minds at the moment as many Queensland universities have either already commenced or will be commencing classes for 2016 very soon. Need the key dates? We got you.

Classes commence on the 29th of February at the following local unis:

-Griffith University

-QUT, Queensland University of Technology

-UQ, University of Queensland

-USQ, University of Southern Queensland

Bond University is a special snowflake and already commenced classes on the 18th of January, almost a month ago. If you’re enrolled at Bond and didn’t know this, we are very sorry to be the bearer of bad news…

Once you’ve started studying, it doesn’t take long before you’re in need of a break, so here are Queensland’s Public Holiday Dates that are yet to come for 2016:

-Good Friday – Friday, March 25th

-Easter Saturday – Saturday, March 26th

-Easter Monday – Monday, March 28th

-Anzac Day – Monday, April 25th

-Labour Day – Monday, May 5th

-Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane Area) – Wednesday, August 10th

-Queen’s Birthday – Monday, October 3rd

-Christmas – Sunday, December 25th & Tuesday, December 27th

-Boxing Day – Monday, December 26th

There you have it, the dates to be anxious about and the dates to look forward to! Keep in mind, Robertson Gardens is right across the road from the Griffith Uni Nathan Campus and only a short distance from many other campuses, if you’re after accommodation. 🙂

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Back to the Books

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Many parents in Queensland this week will be taking deep breaths as they send their kids back to school for another year. The Australia day public holiday is tomorrow (yes!), so it’ll be a short one, but soon enough their holiday boredom will turn into school boredom. If you haven’t already, there are loads of back-to-school sales occurring right now, so it’s a good time to hit the shops and grab some bargains.

On another note, well-timed with the start of the semester is the upcoming “Safer Internet Day”, on the 9th of February. This age of technology has done wonders for quick and easy communication, education, and sharing, but this ease of use can actually be quite dangerous; Cyberbullying is a very real threat to children of all ages. Safer Internet Day is a global celebration intended to raise awareness of cyberbullying and safe internet practices that can be implemented to avoid online drama. A virtual presentation by the day’s spokespersons, aimed at upper primary students, will assist students to:

  • understand the possible consequences of posting images
  • be a good bystander
  • communicate online respectfully
  • understand how to report inappropriate material and contact

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If you or your children miss it, don’t worry, a quick Google search will reveal a ton of resources online for handling this topic. And it’s not only a c   oncern for primary aged students, but for people of all ages – even in a lot of adult workplaces, these issues can arise. It always pays to be mindful of the ever changing school environment, and we wish you all the best with your little ones over the coming school year. 🙂

More details can be found about Safer Internet Day 2016 here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/events/safer-internet-day-2016

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