Paper PlaneApril 05, 2019
Entering a primary classroom for a secondary teacher can be quite confronting. In my new job, I am working across both primary and secondary and last week found myself taking a grade 2 class for a lesson.
Call centre volunteers requiredApril 03, 2019
Members keen to see properly resourced public schools have been taking to the phones to inform fellow teachers of what’s at stake when it comes to voting at the federal election.
Submission calls for new assessment to replace NAPLANMarch 29, 2019
The original, stated purpose of NAPLAN and the My School website have been “terminally corrupted”, the Australian Education Union asserted in its submission to the of the Council of Australian Governments’ review of NAPLAN data.
Federation member in running for global awardMarch 21, 2019
Rooty Hill High School humanities teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran has been named among the top 10 teachers in the world and is now vying for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.
Federation supports student action on climate changeMarch 14, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation supports the right of young people to join together to protest about the need for urgent and sustained action on climate change. This is their democratic right.
Dash of history to be preserved in libraryMarch 13, 2019
A significant chapter in Federation’s early history will be preserved after the family of the second President presented artefacts and documents from the era to the union’s library.
Election: funding breakthroughMarch 11, 2019
Federation helped gain a significant step towards fair funding of public schools after an announcement over the weekend that a Labor state government would fully fund the public system.
Trauma-informed educationMarch 09, 2019
Childhood trauma and toxic stress are recognised as the world’s leading health epidemic and only recently have its consequences and remedies started trickling down to education policy and practice, members were told at March’s Principals’ Conference.