Response to state budgetJune 21, 2017
State budget builds new schools, cuts support and caps salaries Whilst providing increased investment in capital works and maintenance for public schools, the NSW budget fails to adequately and fairly support the teachers responsible for delivering public education by cutting support staff in head office and maintaining the salary cap, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today. Capital works and maintenance spending For decades, NSW public schools have experienced shortfalls in capital works and maintenance funding.
Turnbull and crossbench Senators to answer to electorate over education cutsJune 21, 2017
The Australian Education Union said schools across the country will miss out on billions of urgently needed funding in the next two years if the Turnbull Government’s plan passes through the Senate as predicted tomorrow. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said that despite the political spin, the Government’s plan was not a national needs-based funding model and will leave public schools across the country under-resourced for six years or more.
Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW GovernmentJune 20, 2017
Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW Government
Pay increases won for HSC exam markersJune 15, 2017
Higher School Certificate (HSC) markers will receive a pay increase in 2017 and 2018.
‘Don’t give up the fight: keep lobbying’, urges Gonski campaignerJune 05, 2017
Veteran Gonski campaigner Dianne Byers urges teachers and parents to keep up their efforts to achieve needs-based funding for schools, as outlined in the signed NSW Gonski agreement. “Continue to lobby all MPs and senators in the federal parliament. Keep tweeting, emailing, visiting and Facebooking,” she says. “As long as it takes, our students are worth it.”
National Gonski WeekJune 05, 2017
The NSW-Commonwealth Gonski agreement provides NSW public schools the greatest funding increases over the next two years. This is now under threat because the Federal Government is refusing to honour its funding share of the agreement. In total, this will be a $846 million cut to NSW public schools. Funding figures for each NSW public school can be found here.
Talking and questioning improves student outcomes: CPL courseMay 29, 2017
Ways to increase students' attention spans were shared at the Centre for Professional Learning's Improving Student Learning by Creating a Thinking Classroom course today. The brain is looking for novelty, presenter Sandra Rohan said. Other tools for increasing student attention spans include incorporating humour, music, movement, choice and games.
Public Education Day, 25 May 2017May 25, 2017
A message from Maurie Mulheron, President NSW Teachers Federation