New report shows 85% of private schools getting more public funding than public schoolsNovember 22, 2018
A new report revealing that 85 percent of private schools around Australia in 2016 received more public funding funding than public schools is yet more evidence of the deep inequalities in school funding in Australia.
Strategies to support students with autism K-6November 21, 2018
Teachers left a Centre for Professional Learning course earlier this week armed with strategies and resources to help them support students with autism in their K-6 classrooms.
Category: Professional Learning
Matraville PS Bush Tucker GardenNovember 21, 2018
Matraville Public School celebrated the official opening of its Bush Tucker Garden with traditional dance and a smoking ceremony last month.
Category: Aboriginal Education
Symposium plans joint efforts to improve opportunities of students with disabilityNovember 20, 2018
Plans are afoot to establish an alliance of Federation, professional and community groups to advocate for improved educational opportunities for students with disabilities, a result of Federation’s Equity Matters Disability Symposium at the weekend.
Category: Special Education
NSW public sector gets paid DV leaveNovember 19, 2018
Federation has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that it will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers.
Category: Women in Education
Intersex Day of SolidarityNovember 19, 2018
Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, took place on 8 November. The day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalised account.
Schools bordering drought-affected areas can apply for staffing maintenanceNovember 17, 2018
Communities affected by drought will have staffing levels at their schools maintained, in a significant success for Federation members.
Consultation important in HSC monitoringNovember 16, 2018
After discussions with Federation, the Department has revised the 2019 HSC monitoring procedures and guidance material relating to these procedures, soon to be released.
Learning progressions and PLAN2 questions answeredNovember 16, 2018
Federation has continued to pursue teacher concerns regarding the implementation of learning progressions and the use of PLAN2 in Early Action for Success schools and others.
VET teacher training issues clarifiedNovember 15, 2018
VET teachers have raised concerns about new requirements for the Certificate IV imposed by the regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on all registered training authorities delivering VET courses.