Safety and wellbeing concerns before IRCDecember 03, 2020
The Department has failed to adequately address Federation’s concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Federation recently escalated the matter to the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC).
Workplace contactsNovember 30, 2020
Talk about the deep end and being thrown in head first! Natalie Amacha is a first-time Federation Representative in possibly the most chaotic school year in the history of the profession.
Association spotlight: Dubbo Teachers' AssociationNovember 30, 2020
In 2017, Dubbo held its first Pride march for LGBTIQ people in the area. Our association was privileged to design and commission a flag to march in the parade with teachers dressed in rainbow.
There's nothing casual about teaching: Professional learning and mandatory trainingNovember 27, 2020
There is a fundamental responsibility for schools to support the professional learning of all staff, including casual and temporary teachers.
ARIA award rocks WilcanniaNovember 27, 2020
With Sarah Donnelley being voted the Telstra ARIA music teacher of the year came deserved recognition but not, she says, for herself. She claims those winning votes are for the children of the remote western NSW town of Wilcannia on the banks of the Darling.
Media release: Teaching jobs at risk under Berejiklian plan, class sizes to increaseNovember 25, 2020
Classroom teachers, executive, specialist and principal positions are at risk due to the Berejiklian Government’s decision to push ahead with public school closures in the Murwillumbah community.
Spectacle of public education talentNovember 24, 2020
“The diversity of our students is one of our many strengths and our Public Schools Arts Festival showcases this wonderful diversity and creativity,” Inner City Teachers Association Secretary John Gauci said.
Media release: Valuing The Teaching Profession - An independent InquiryNovember 24, 2020
Following more than four weeks of public hearings featuring representatives of the teaching service and other experts we have reached the final day of hearings at Valuing the Teaching Profession – An Independent Inquiry.
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