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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Semester 1 – nearly there!

Photo by Alexander Dummer “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”Malcolm X Education is all too often referred to as ‘the business of education. Business, measured on a Profit/Loss statement or as a unit of productivity?’ If education describes the sum of many parts i.e.,…

Read More

Life Long Learning (LLL)

Photo – Andrea Piacquadio Professor Pierre Vellas (Toulouse University) coined the phrase ‘University of the Third Age’ (U3A) in 1973. Aimed at older students, usually aged 55 years or older, this simple model of leaning has expanded into countries around the world. In the context of schools, professional and personal is not simple. It is…

Read More