Your union needs your help to measure workload: the policy that threatens high-quality, high-equity public schooling for all students. Auditor-General report highlights the negative effects of contestable funding on TAFE.
Funding cut set to biteMarch 02, 2018
This was to be the year of a significant school funding uplift, intended to bring hundreds of NSW public schools closer to the minimum Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).
Richest schools get orchestra pits while Turnbull leaves public schools under-resourcedFebruary 25, 2018
Federation switches on to solar energyFebruary 13, 2018
An array made up of 158 solar panels has been installed on the roof of Teachers Federation House in Surry Hills, generating 85 kilowatt hours of energy and saving more than $30,000 in electricity bills per year.
Policy core threat to public schoolsMarch 02, 2018
In the lead up to the March 2019 NSW election, Federation will continue to expose the Department’s Local Schools, Local Decisions policy as the single greatest threat to teacher permanency and high-quality, high-equity public schooling for all students.
Robo-Marking offline...for nowJanuary 30, 2018
The Education Council has taken robo-marking of NAPLAN essays off the agenda but Federation President Maurie Mulheron urged teachers to be “alert” as edu-businesses would not easily give up on the idea.
Expert to present NAPLAN report at public lectureMarch 01, 2018
A world leader in assessment theory and practice, Dr Les Perelman, will outline his findings on NAPLAN at a public lecture on Friday, 4 May at 6pm.
Council ReportMarch 02, 2018
Council report: 17 February 2018
Association Spotlight: Canterbury BankstownMarch 01, 2018
We’re a very supportive and welcoming Association. We have a good cross section of representation from primary, secondary, IEC and SSP settings and members have said they consider our meetings productive, efficient and interesting.
Shoring up support for our Beginning TeachersMarch 02, 2018
With the start of the new school year, Federation has received a number of inquiries about the use of beginning teacher support funds in schools.
Policy gap wideningMarch 02, 2018
This year is the 10th since millions of Australians mourned, wept, celebrated and embraced loved ones on the day then-prime minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to the First Peoples and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their family and community.
Art ExpressFebruary 09, 2018
It takes hard work to bring the flicker of a creative idea to full realisation. Outstanding art students from public high schools across NSW can see the fruits of their labour on display at one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar, ARTEXPRESS.
There's nothing casual about teachingMarch 01, 2018
Standards-based remuneration and pre-2004 teachers; Temporary engagement notices; Accreditation and maintenance
Your workplace contactsMarch 01, 2018
Teaching in a small country community comes with its challenges but mainly rewards for Donna McLaughlan, Fed Rep at Canowindra Public School.
TAFE failed by smart moveMarch 02, 2018
The NSW Government’s vocational education policy, Smart and Skilled, continues to fail our communities, TAFE students, teachers and support staff.
Paper PlaneMarch 01, 2018
When you’ve been at the same school for a long time, things get comfortable. All the kids know you, most of them have had siblings taught by you, their parents know you, you are part of the scenery.
Retired Teachers Association newsMarch 01, 2018
This year marks the 100th birthday of Federation and will be an important time for everyone who supports public education and trade unionism.
Vale Colleen HoodMarch 01, 2018
At Federation’s February Council meeting, General Secretary John Dixon remembered Colleen Hood as a tireless and courageous advocate in the struggle for justice and fairness. A long-time teacher, Federation Life Member and labour movement activist, she died after a short illness on 8 January, aged 75.
NSW Teachers Federation CentenaryMarch 05, 2018
Throughout the centenary year, Education will feature a series of four-page souvenir sections that retrace 100 years of the union and its place in history.
History Lesson: Teaching in the early daysMarch 02, 2018
The earliest teachers in what is now the state of NSW were Aboriginal men and women. They taught life skills and tribal awareness via ceremony, dance, lore, oral storytelling and art.
The Tide is TurningMarch 02, 2018
This year is the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy, known simply as NAPLAN. And it’s time to be frank.
LettersMarch 02, 2018
Letters include: Spoiled by choice, Question of quality and Workers strike out .
Film ReviewsFebruary 28, 2018
This editions film reviews include: Sweet Country, Lady Bird and Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.
Theatre ReviewFebruary 27, 2018
To stand or not to stand. That is the question. A standing ovation during a curtain call is generally considered the ultimate accolade to a show and its cast.
Tree Levy grants schools green spaceMarch 02, 2018
The Tree Levy is an annual grants scheme funded by Federation that aims to offset the environmental impact of the union’s activities via a notional levy on the paper used by the union.
Project OfficersMarch 02, 2018
Federation’s mantra that recruitment of members is everybody’s responsibility falls a little more heavily on the shoulders of the union’s Project Officers. Federation has been growing strongly over the past few years, reaching 60,000 members in 2017.
Expressions of Interest open for semester 2 Project OfficersMarch 02, 2018
As part of the continuing implementation of the Annual Conference Decision 2004 Recruitment and Activism and the Future of the Union, the General Secretary is seeking Expressions of Interest from school teachers in their first few years of teaching, who believe they can make a significant contribution to the role of Project Officer.
Port Macquarie Teachers Association Welcome Back BBQFebruary 05, 2018
More than 80 teachers gathered for the Port Macquarie Teachers Association Welcome Back BBQ last Friday afternoon. Joined by members from Hasting River TA and Camden Haven TA, the annual event is an institution on the Mid North Coast and provides a relaxed environment for teachers to bond as a collective; reunite with old acquaintances and build new connections.
Federation Joins Fair Day FunFebruary 20, 2018
There was something for everyone at Federation’s stall at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday.
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