Chaplains in schools: probably illegal, certainly immoralMay 18, 2018
In the recent federal Budget, an additional $247 million has been allocated to the schools chaplaincy program. This brings the total amount of funding for the scheme, since its introduction in 2006 by the Howard Government, to about $1 billion.
There's nothing casual about teachingMay 18, 2018
Why should casual teachers develop a PDP and engage in the Performance and Development Framework?
Campaign method keeps local issues from spirallingMay 16, 2018
Federation’s Delegates Conference offered a workshop that focused on organising around local issues and problems to develop the skills, strengths and capabilities of our on-the-ground activists.
Your say: From little things, a union will growMay 16, 2018
This year I made the move to Timor-Leste to work in one of the several remote districts. My school has about 600 students from kindergarten to year 12 and I teach the national English curriculum. English, along with Tetun, Portuguese, and Bahasa Indonesian are mandatory subjects in high school. Portuguese and Tetun are taught from primary school.
Union recognised for support of Stewart HouseMay 15, 2018
Federation was presented with a silver award at Stewart House's annual awards presentation, for corporate sponsorship of the charity.
Governments must step up on funding school infrastructureMay 15, 2018
Over the next 10 to 12 years public school enrolments will grow by 23 per cent, demanding a major commitment to expenditure on school infrastructure and a thoroughly informed and well-planned program of public works.
Association Spotlight: Camden-CampbelltownMay 15, 2018
Our Association is home to the Tharawal people, bordered by the Gandangara to the south and Muringong to the north of the Nepean River.
Parent leaders primed for campaignMay 14, 2018
New research has shown teachers and principals are ideally placed to drive the campaign for fair funding for public schools.