Are all schools the same?

Photo By – Ksenia Chernaya “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Benjamin Franklin The National Curriculum is the result of political and social divisions, culture, and religion. Each State and Territory have refined the Curriculum to best suit their jurisdiction. The structure, size and composition of…

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2024 Doesn’t have to be a personal ‘Ground Hog’ day

Photo By – Stas Ostrikov “The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.”  Michelangelo In the time before ATSIL standards and accreditation, first year out teachers were observed and assessed throughout the year. Successful teachers were…

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School, already …

Photo By – Ron Lach “Rest when you are weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then go back to work.” Ralph Marston The summer holidays are streaking through January. The days are moving through the stars of Capricorn and Aquarius. Where did the holidays go? Did you find time to…

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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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