Intensive English Centres forumDecember 02, 2020
Future action for fortifying the longterm outlook for intensive English centres (IECs) was considered by more than 120 members during an in-person/ Zoom forum on 5 November.
Teachers add value as agents of social inclusion and cohesionDecember 02, 2020
Every day, schools, principals and teachers play a critical and invaluable role in their communities by contributing to society’s social-inclusion outcomes.
EAL/D support is falling shortNovember 25, 2020
English Language Provision is an important component of school planning and the allocation of specialist EAL/D teachers should be a priority if schools are to support the educational needs of their EAL/D students.
High levels of responsibility and accountability not matched with supportOctober 27, 2020
Schools have buckets of money instead of teachers to meet needs under the Local Schools, Local Decisions model, Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told the work value inquiry on 26 October.
Help ensure children get the support they needSeptember 09, 2020
Support the call to ensure children and families seeking asylum have access to a social safety net during the COVID-19 pandemic this week — National Child Protection Week — by participating in the refugee rights movement’s No Child Left Behind’s National Week of Solidarity events.
Win as IECs to be put in hibernationSeptember 06, 2020
With the closure of the world’s borders and a halt to Australia’s immigration and humanitarian intake programs, intensive English centres (IECs) face uncertainty over enrolment numbers and the resulting reduction in specialist staffing.
Program helps schools SOAR above racismAugust 27, 2020
The results of a pilot program to mitigate racism in schools found it gave students the confidence and knowledge to intervene to address racist behaviour.
Effects of pandemic hit refugee students mostAugust 25, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every country around the world.
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