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Join the push for proper resourcingMarch 28, 2018
Everyone committed to achieving fair funding for public schools has been urged by Federation President Maurie Mulheron to sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaign.
Overwhelming response to workload surveyMarch 31, 2018
Federation thanks the more than 18,200 members who responded to the survey “Understanding work in schools – the foundation for teaching and learning”, which closed on 26 March.
Federal Government slow to respond on TAFE reportMarch 29, 2018
The Federal Government has paid little more than lip service to a raft of recommendations for TAFE made by the Standing Committee on Education and Employment in a report it tabled three-and-a-half years ago.
Enhanced school staffing entitlementsMarch 29, 2018
Significant improvements to school staffing entitlements will be one of the priority policy objectives of Federation in the lead up to the March 2019 state election.
Training course seeks to engage wider communityApril 05, 2018
As a part of the Fair Funding Now campaign, Federation has conducted six targeted campaign training days involving Federation Representatives, parents and principals in the key electorates of Banks, Gilmore, Page and Robertson.
Startling figures support funding campaignApril 03, 2018
A national report that shows the declining performance of our most disadvantaged school students will cost the country at least $120 billion in coming decades, reinforced Federation’s campaign for fairer public school funding, President Maurie Mulheron said.
Change afoot as NSW Government responds to Disability Inquiry recommendationsMarch 30, 2018
The Berejiklian Government has tabled its response to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Students with a Disability or Special Needs in NSW.
Your workplace contactsMarch 20, 2018
The importance of a collective voice in education is not only vital for teachers but also students, says Port Macquarie teacher Amy Harland.
There’s nothing casual about teachingApril 01, 2018
What mandatory training must a casual teacher undertake?
Council Report: 17 March 2018March 28, 2018
Federation’s March Council was briefed about the Fair Funding Now campaign launched in Canberra on 27 March to turn back the Turnbull Government’s cuts to schools when it tore up the national funding agreement with the states.
Change the Rules campaignMarch 28, 2018
The May Day marches in Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle will focus on the combined union campaign to “Change the Rules”.
Association spotlight: Eastern Suburbs Teachers AssociationMarch 28, 2018
This edition of association spotlight focuses on the Eastern Suburbs Teachers Association.
Students eagerly await learning time in cultural centreMarch 22, 2018
Briar Road Public School’s Cultural Centre has been a labour of love for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff that is paying off for students at the south Campbelltown school.
Public outrage at bus privatisationApril 03, 2018
The privatisation of public services is an issue close to the hearts of public school teachers.
Stop TAFE Cuts campaign updateMarch 23, 2018
Federation members continue to campaign against the federal and state governments’ failed vocational education policies.
Sam Lewis Peace Prize winnersMarch 26, 2018
Year 1 students at Canley Vale Public School have won Federation’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Award with their short film called the “Kindness Project”.
Paper PlaneMarch 22, 2018
Being the new teacher at school means constantly being introduced to people and then promptly forgetting their name and the position they hold. It also means being rather attached to the screen shot of the school map that you took to make it look less obvious that you had no idea where you were going.
Retired Teachers Association newsMarch 26, 2018
Attack on unions, ABC equals quality, Art gallery visit, Alana Valentine presentation plus more.
The dawn of teacher unionism among NSW public school teachersMarch 22, 2018
In the early years of the 20th century, growing numbers of teachers began realising that the only path to salary justice was to organise and fight for the right to appear before an independent tribunal.
Proficient and committedMarch 29, 2018
I am writing this in a hotel room in Canberra having spent the day wandering the corridors of Parliament House, accompanied by parents and teachers, dropping in on politicians to argue for a fairer funding model for public schools. It’s a quiet room and as the sun sets, I’m reflecting on the past 40 years.
Your say: Why NAPLAN must goMarch 29, 2018
It’s time for Australia to carve its own path in education and stop channeling the US. With the digital era upon us and exponential rates of change, critical and creative thinking are the very skills that will successfully take us into the future.
Your say: Let's not forget our shared historyApril 04, 2018
Bruce Pascoe's remarkable 2014 account of how Aboriginal Australia, upon first contact, had a sedentary agricultural economy, even in what is now referred to as the “dead centre” of the country, is a lesson in how non-Aboriginal Australians have forgotten our shared history.
Theatre reviewMarch 23, 2018
This editions theatre reviews contains Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui and Lethal Indifference by Anna Barnes. As well as various productions from the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.
Book ReviewsApril 02, 2018
This editions book reviews include: Ambulance Ambulance! Macbeth, Game of Mates: How Favours Bleed the Nation
Corkscrew: wine reviewsMarch 23, 2018
Walking through Convent Garden in London with my family a couple of years ago, I spotted a familiar face looking at a menu in the window of a restaurant. It was a friend I have known for more than 20 years, who works in the wine trade in Sydney as export manager for Taylors Wines.
2018 Principals’ ConferenceMarch 09, 2018
Federation’s 2018 Principals’ Conference aimed to help Principals understand and navigate the changing nature of work in schools. In an opening address, President Maurie Mulheron singled out the Department’s Local Schools, Local Decision policy as the primary driver of increased workload in schools.
NAPLAN fosters bad writing: expertApril 09, 2018
World-leading figure in writing assessment Dr Les Perelman is suggesting a new approach for the NAPLAN major writing task.
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