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Here’s what teachers look for when kids start school

Many parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers generally consider it more important for children to know how to regulate their emotions, be confident in their abilities and be curious learners. In …

Brain breaks for peak performance

Playtime is serious business at Miranda’s Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School. The Sutherland shire school has introduced an innovative program where it has doubled play times from two to four, giving students a “brain break” every hour. After just four weeks, teachers …

INJURED AT WORK? TALK TO YOUR UNION FIRST!

Every employee has the right to a safe and healthy workplace under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (‘Act’). Every employer has a duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace and to consult with their employees about health and safety issues. Though at …

IEU Speaks on… Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

IEUA Statement Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 5 September 2019 The Independent Education Union of Australia (IEUA) expresses its serious concerns with the federal government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill. The IEUA is disappointed at the continuing practice of governments to polarize, disenfranchise and make a ‘whipping …

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day – Friday 25 October 2019

As the professional and industrial voice of teaching and non-teaching staff in non-government schools, early learning centres and private training organisations in SA, the IEU urges all members of the community to join with us and thank teachers on the 25th of October. Why we …