The New South Wales Education Department recorded 502 violent incidents at schools during the first half of 2016, affecting students and teachers.
One teacher suffered a chipped tooth when a student smashed a computer monitor over her head.
The New South Wales government's Early Action for Success program is an example of extra funding having little effect on student achievement when the most effective teaching methods are not being used in classrooms.
The Early Action for Success central literacy program was called L3.
L3 was not properly trialled and tested before being implemented in more than 400 schools across NSW.
L3 does not meet the criteria for evidence-based reading instruction identified in scientific research, including an absence of systematic phonics instruction.
44,000 teachers are waiting for a permanent teaching position with the New South Wales Department of Education.
The Department warns that by 2021 there will be a "more than adequate supply of primary teachers in all geographical locations" and an "adequate supply of secondary teachers".
Australian has a worsening oversupply of teachers - but Britain is struggling to meet the demand for teachers.
Shahrzad Amjadi, University of Notre Dame teaching graduate, only had to wait a matter of days between finishing her final teaching placement and being offered a full-time job at Heathrow Primary School, a government school west of London.
"I am really excited because I love the sound of the school and I got along really well with the principal in the interview and he really seemed to have a vision for the school so I think it is going to be a great experience for me", Ms Amjadi said.
Mitch Jones, an international education consultant working for Protocol Education Australia, said the demand for Australian teachers was now much higher as Britain battles with a shortage of teachers.
Dealing With The Mob says : I have no commercial relationship with Protocol Education Australia or with any other organisation mentioned on this website.
But I have worked in England and I think this is a really good option for young Australian teachers.
Shahrzad will have amazing travel opportunities.
And her social life will will so much better than that of an Australian teacher stuck out in some remote community.
New South Wales Education Minister Adrian Piccoli revealed that NSW state schools had given full-time teaching jobs to only 527 of NSW's 8361 education graduates.
He said universities were training too many teachers.
The teachers would not get jobs.
"They're graduating primary teachers yet science and maths are where we've got shortages."
In October 2014 there were 44,000 New South Wales education graduates languishing on waiting lists -
25,374 NSW education graduates were waiting for a full-time job as a primary school teacher.
18,888 NSW education graduates were waiting for a full-time job at a high school.
6,966 New South Wales university students graduated as teachers in 2013.
But only 2,200 permanent jobs were available in NSW government schools.
The NSW Education Department gives priority to new graduates (presumably because they are cheaper).
More than 400 new NSW education graduates got a permanent job in 2013.
But only those education students on a scholarship were guaranteed a job.
New South Wales Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has introduced tougher requirements for students wanting to study teaching at university.
From 2014, NSW Wanna-Be teachers will have to achieve band 5 in three Higher School Certificate subjects, including English.
Luring the 'best and brightest" : Singapore has much to teach on education, Alexandra Smith, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 October 2014.
More than 4,000 qualified teachers are unable to secure a permanent job in NSW - almost as many as the government's entire teaching workforce.
Universities pump out 7500 new teaching graduates a year.
Secondary schools face major shortages of maths and science teachers at upper secondary level - particularly in Western Sydney and in regional areas of New South Wales.
At least one third of the qualified teachers on the NSW Department of Education and Communities employment list who are unable to secure a permanent position gave up looking after four or five years, according to research conducted by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW.
No school jobs available for thousands of trained teachers throughout NSW schools , Bruce McDougall, The Daily Telegraph, 8 July 2014
130 violent acts against New South Wales school staff were logged during term one and term two 2011.
There were almost 460 serious incidents in total in NSW schools.
Some of the most serious incidents involve intruders with a grudge or angry parents.
Some students threaten their teachers, throw furniture, smash windows and assault their teachers by biting, kicking and hitting.
A number of NSW teachers are forced to seek an apprehended violence order for protection.
Mr Ferrari said using a methodology that showed the average indoor pollution levels over a six-hour period downplayed peaks when nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and formaldehyde were concentrated in classrooms.
Tests at Blackheath Public School in the Blue Mountains were undertaken 18 months ago.
They showed gas levels in 30 per cent of classrooms exceeded international health guidelines.
Dangers of heaters in schools concealed, Ben Cubby, Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 2010 : http://www.smh.com.au/environment/dangers-of-heaters-in-schools-concealed-20100530-wnio.html