What would it be like to be a Principal?

Photo by Mart Production Teachers might feel the relief as the final, end of year report is written. Stage leaders and Head Teachers might breathe easier after proofreading those reports, ready for distribution. But when might the Principal get to take a breath and feel some sense of release? Yes, the Principal gets paid the…

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Summer holiday!

Photo by Elizeu Dias You might think that the last term of the school year would slow down a bit.For those playing at home – no, it doesn’t. Excursions, farewells, orientations, reports, meetings, family, and a bit more. This is also the term of staff farewells and welcoming of new staff. The end of term…

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United Nations Day 24 October

Photo by Jason Leung “The United Nations is like a spade; it is not self-operating. It is what we make of it, for purposes that we can find in common with our neighbours in the world.” Adlai Stevenson. The United Nations was created in the time of the second World War and built on the…

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Teachers Make a Difference

Photo by Max Fischer “One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai. There can be no doubt that teaching is everything! Children start their journey of learning with their family. This learning is influenced by social, emotional, and other environmental factors. The importance of early childhood education is…

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Will the salaries agreement come at the cost of teacher workload?

Photo by Karolina Grabowska “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”Dolly Parton The livestream of Minister Prue Car and newly installed Secretary, Murat Dizdar sent a palatable sigh of relief across the state. This, followed by a brief period that saw Teacher Unions mobilise members into action, calling…

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Celebrating the Summer Equinox

Photo by Photo by Jordan Elliott “Madness designates the equinox between the vanity of night’s hallucinations and the non-being of light’s judgments.” Michel Foucault School leaders have the profile in the community, and all the responsibly for all things in, around and of the school. Policies spew from tired printers, phones scream for attention, and…

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School Holidays or Planning for next term?

Photo: Olia Danilevich “A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Can you imagine a school year without holidays? The screams of teachers and school leaders would echo around the school fence. To be fair, the roar of workers in other industries would be just…

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I remember the 3-term year!

Photo – Museums Victoria “As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.”John Battelle In the time of the 3-term year, the winter vacation was always very welcome. The coughs and sniffles of the staffroom, student absences and half-year reports crowded the…

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