Counsellors hit the pay wallApril 11, 2019
I have worked as a District School Counsellor and District Guidance Officer for the Department over the past 28 years, in a number of regions in NSW.
Teacher housing: battle of the bushApril 08, 2019
Accommodation has consistently been a problem for teachers in rural areas.
Election opportunity for salary justiceSeptember 21, 2018
The NSW election next March provides an opportunity to highlight the need for pay justice, school infrastructure spending and additional permanent positions from equity funds.
Your Say: Power of educating the parentAugust 26, 2018
As Professor Ken Robinson, educational guru and activist, rightly pointed out at the recent Education Expo, the education industry is ripe for disruption. So how do we do that?
Your say: You are the unionAugust 22, 2018
If it wasn’t for Federation, our work would be even more difficult than what we face today. We need to honour the work of the dedicated unionists who’ve gone before us.
Your say: Half-baked ideas endanger us allAugust 21, 2018
The article in The Australian, “TAFE’s shortcut courses get a rise from bakers”, on 18 July 2018, stated that TAFE is offering a shortened version of Certificate III in Retail Baking that allows a student to earn the same qualification in 18 weeks as someone who has completed a four-year apprenticeship. What a half-baked idea.
From “Beach to Bush”June 12, 2018
A “beach to bush” change has proved a challenging but rewarding year for newly appointed principal at Pilliga Public School Seonid Stewart.
Your say: From little things, a union will growMay 16, 2018
This year I made the move to Timor-Leste to work in one of the several remote districts. My school has about 600 students from kindergarten to year 12 and I teach the national English curriculum. English, along with Tetun, Portuguese, and Bahasa Indonesian are mandatory subjects in high school. Portuguese and Tetun are taught from primary school.