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Growing Up in Australia 2013 newsletter for study children aged 14-15

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Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children turned ten this year! We would like to thank everyone who has answered our questions over the years. Without your participation the study would not be the success it is today. At Growing Up in Australia we really appreciate the time you have taken out of your busy lives to be part of this study. We have loved seeing how you have grown and changed over the last ten years and hope you will continue to share your story with us in the years to come!

Have you seen the YouTube clip celebrating ten years of Growing Up in Australia?

Watch the Growing Up in Australia 10 year anniversary video
Watch the Growing Up in Australia 10 year anniversary video with audio description (for vision-impaired)

Why is your contribution so important?

To get a picture of what it is really like to grow up in Australia we need to talk to a variety of Australian teenagers. We can NEVER replace you! Because this is a longitudinal study it is important that we talk to the same people every time we visit. Researchers are very interested in looking at how people change and grow over many years. Your story is unique.

Here are some facts you told us when you were 12-13 years old:

Where are you now?

New South Wales 30%
Victoria 25%
Queensland 22%
South Australia 7%
Western Australia 10%
Tasmania 3%
Northern Territory 1%
Australian Capital Territory 2%

What happens to your information…?

Sudoku

The pdf of this newsletter has a sudoku puzzle for you to play.

Recipe

Cookie jars

These sweet cookie jar mixes make perfect gifts for family and friends and are fun and easy to make.

What you need

Directions

Layer each ingredient into the jar in the order above. Make sure you pack each ingredient down firmly so everything will fit into the jar. Pop on the lid and make sure it's on tight.

On a piece of card board, write out the following list of extra ingredients and cooking instructions. Attach the cardboard to the top of the jar with a piece of ribbon.

  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Method

Pre heat the oven to a moderate heat (160°C -180°C) and grease your baking tray with some oil or butter.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla extract and the egg. Add in the contents of the jar and stir until all the ingredients are mixed together.

Using a teaspoon, spoon your cookie mixture onto your greased baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Place on a rack to cool, then pop them back in the jar.

The Growing Up in Australia Team would like to create a cookbook. If you have a family recipe (not from a cookbook) that you love to make send it in to us! Don't forget to add in a picture!

You can mail your recipe to us for free:

Growing Up in Australia
Reply paid 76746
Sydney NSW 2000
Or email us

Facts

  • Fact - 3 out of 4 of you said that your friends listen to what you have to say
  • Fact - Almost 90 per cent of you told us that you trust your friends and you think your friends are good friends.
  • Fact - 6 out of 10 said you tell your friends about any problems you might have.
  • When is the TV on?

    Figure 1: When is the TV on? See link to table.

    Table of data for When is the TV on?

    These are just some of the things you told us about how you feel about school

    Figure 2: These are just some of the things you told us about how you feel about school. See link to table.

    Table of data for These are just some of the things you told us about how you feel about school

    Want to know more know more…

    For more information on how your data is used and interesting things about the study head to the Growing Up in Australia website.

    Thank You to Participants

    Growing Up in Australia would like to thank you for your essential contribution. This is your study and without you we could not continue.

    It is important for us to have your latest contact details. If you have moved, are planning to move, or will be away overseas for a long period of time, please let us know.

    You can:

    Email the Growingup team

    Free call (excluding mobile phones) on 1800 005 508

    The study is conducted as a partnership between the Department Social Services (DSS), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), with advice provided by a group of leading researchers.

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