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World Teacher’s Day – did you know?

Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers is the theme for 2017 World Teachers‘ Day which is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world each year on October 5 and in Australia on the last Friday in October. On October 5 1966 a special intergovernmental …

Legislative Reform – Major changes – the Bill at a Glance

Our education system could experience the biggest legislative change in 40 years if the draft of the new Education and Children’s Services Bill 2016 [2017] is accepted. The Bill which would replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children’s Services Act 1985 includes changes to …

I don’t want a support person. I demand a representative

Whenever a meeting with management has the potential to have disciplinary consequences, it is essential that members do not go in alone. Enterprise Agreements will generally codify this, but natural justice would determine this right anyway. If your letter of meeting notification talks of bringing …

Free Professional Development Opportunity

Free Professional Development at SA Maritime Museum ‘Seas’ the opportunity these School Holidays! Attention: History Teachers Years 4-6 Enhancing student inquiry at the South Australian Maritime Museum Thursday 12 October 2017 The Bound for South Australia and Exploration digital learning resources support students in Years 4-6 to …

Collectivism despite the most trying of situations

After years of upheaval and uncertainty, and much media coverage, the Islamic College of South Australia (ICOSA) went into receivership and liquidation in June. It is testament to member’s collective resolve that they maintained focus on educating the students while exercising their workplace rights. It …