Paper PlaneJune 06, 2019
I am just home from a full day of professional development at my school. We got to start later than usual and finish earlier than usual, and yet I am still feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus. Sitting in a chair listening to people speak all day can really take it out of you.
Women: step up your activism with the Anna Stewart ProgramMay 22, 2019
Activism can take on many different forms. As a high school English teacher in a country school, until recently, my activism looked like turning up to Association meetings to scoff down chocolate biscuits while writing notes and speaking about what was applicable to my school specifically.
Category: Women in Education
Book ReviewsApril 15, 2019
Ruby in the Ruins, Peter in Peril, The Fear and the Freedom, George
Counsellors hit the pay wallApril 11, 2019
I have worked as a District School Counsellor and District Guidance Officer for the Department over the past 28 years, in a number of regions in NSW.
Theatre ReviewApril 10, 2019
Theatre is so diverse, as demonstrated by the shows I have seen recently: a musical Spamalot, a satire How to Rule The World and Every Brilliant Thing, which is difficult to describe.
Film reviewApril 09, 2019
Peterloo, En guerre, Everybody knows, Swimming with Men and Dumbo
Association Spotlight: Wagga Wagga Teachers AssociationApril 08, 2019
Our meetings Attendance varies with workload and the pressure of work throughout the year. We generally have attendance of between five to 10 members. We run a smooth meeting, getting through the agenda in about an hour, unless schools have business they would like to discuss in more detail.
Teacher housing: battle of the bushApril 08, 2019
Accommodation has consistently been a problem for teachers in rural areas.
Your workplace contactsApril 08, 2019
Scott O’Connell traces his immersion in the union movement back to 10 weeks standing on a picket line outside the mine he worked for, as non-union workers were bussed in to do his job.
CorkscrewApril 05, 2019
Berton Vineyards 2016 Heathcote Shiraz. This limited shiraz shows a vibrant pink hue around the rim with a deep inky black colour, the hallmark of this wine. Myriad fruit and other flavours on the nose range from chocolate, raspberry and vanilla to earthy, black peppery spice.
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