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Edufolios™ Accreditation for teachers

Connecting what you do every day to the teaching standards shouldn’t be so overwhelming or time-consuming. Edufolios is a purpose-built online portfolio system specifically designed to make gathering evidence of practice for graduate, proficient, Highly Accomplished and Lead easier. The secret to great evidence for teacher accreditation is being …

Technology in the classroom – how are teachers coping?

The endorsement of the Digital Technologies curriculum in 2015 was a critical moment for Australian education. With so many jobs of the future requiring high technical skills, it was imperative that the Australian education system prepare students for that future, and the new National Curriculum …

Teachers Modern Award changes from 1 Jan 2022

Following a long running Equal Remuneration and Work Value case run by the IEU NSW/ACT Branch, the Teachers Award has, amongst other changes: Replaced the 12 step classification system with 5 levels aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and Full Teacher Registration, and, …

Myopia – the hidden pandemic from COVID lockdowns

As the world emerges from an almost 18-month on/off lockdown period to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about the safety of vaccines rank highly in media reports. Yet there are other hidden, but potentially long-term side-effects that are starting to emerge in school children – …

Need tools for climate change education? Try the bicycle model 

Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time, which is why it is also a central theme in education. However, in many countries, climate change education is still viewed and implemented from a narrow perspective, the focus being mainly on knowledge development. Though …

WALFORD STUDENTS ‘SHARE THE DIGNITY’ WITH BIG DONATION

Tianyue (pictured) and Lydia, Year 9 Students at Walford Anglican School for Girls used their Community Service Project ‘Period Poverty’ to raise awareness of this important issue. A key part of the project was to collect donations of sanitary items for Share the Dignity and …

World Teachers’ Day 2021 – Thank you Teachers!

We probably don’t need to remind you of all the challenges throughout 2021 but we do want to recognise your resilience in coping whilst keeping your students focused and learning throughout it all. You have had to adapt so much, at times with little advance …

Catholic EA Update – 26 October 2021

Members in Catholic schools will soon be receiving a 2.35% salary increase in anticipation of the finalisation of an Enterprise Agreement (EA) document for voting in early 2022. The employers agreed to the IEU request in light of the length of negotiations and the progress …

2.35% increase and backpay for Catholic School Staff Members before Christmas

Imminent salary and allowance increases A joint announcement from the SA Catholic School Employers and the Independent Education Union SA to Catholic School Staff Members  As you are aware, negotiations between the SA Catholic School Employers and the Independent Education Union (SA) towards a revised Enterprise …

National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month—a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace. During October each year, Safe Work Australia ask workers and employers across Australia to commit to safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. Being healthy and safe means being …