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Vaccination Mandates Update

Members were updated Monday 2nd May as to our approach to schools wishing to install some form of COVID vaccination requirement into school policy in place of the now-rescinded health directives. The fundamental position was that we would not be challenging the basic health directions, …

6 school design tips to keep the peace at recess

Having presented her study on ‘Gender Equity in School Grounds’ in 2017 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKQVOS-0Q1g) , Fatemeh Aminpour from University of New South Wales, discusses the issues of school recreation areas and how they may actually contribute to conflicts between genders and ages at schools, purely because …

IEU Professional Learning and Online Learning Centre – Free for members!

Our Term 2 Professional Learning Brochure is now available (click here) giving you access to a broad range of online professional learning – absolutely FREE for members! In addition, the IEU will offer FREE Inhouse Professional Learning Sessions for members in our Boardroom. Professional Learning …

Jasmine Meldrum from Immanuel College wins the IEU(SA) SACE Art Show Award

Congratulations to Jasmine, she wins a prize of $250 for her work entitled The Women Who Came Before Me. Image credit – SACE – https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/events/art-show/2022/gallery/jasmine-meldrum Jasmine said of her inspiration for her artwork: “The Women Who Came Before Me’ is a tribute to the women who …

It’s tax time – what can you claim?

It is Tax Time and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has specific deduction information (download here) for teachers or education professionals to help you work out what: income and allowances to report you can and can’t claim as a work-related deduction records you need to …

SACE Merit Award Ceremony

More than 1000 year 12 students who received exceptional results in 2021 were finally acknowledged and given their ‘right of passage’ to a SACE Merit Ceremony at Government House on Friday 19 May after the intervention of the newly elected state government. Education Minister Blair …

HR is not your friend or career consultant… the IEU is.

Ever visited your HR and asked for assistance only to feel like you are not on the same team – that the school suddenly becomes a priority and you are now battling them for your rights? You are not alone – the IEU deals with …

Some great Union wins…

Behind the scenes, your union is working hard for you, be that in your school, your sector (Catholic, Lutheran or Independent) or engaged nationally on matters that affect your workplace. Sharing our wins for members is very important. How else will members understand and appreciate …

Three-in-five employers offer paid parental leave

Three-in-five employers offer paid parental leave but few dads take up the offer to be primary carer These schemes, which were offered by less than half the businesses surveyed in 2013-14, are now provided by 60 per cent of employers. The biggest increase occurred among …