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IEU in Brief

Thank you Jenny

As 2019 slides into history, it will take with it the story of Jenny Gilchrist’s 20 year involvement with the IEU(SA) Executive. Jenny is leaving the Executive at the end of this current term. Joining the Executive in 2000, Jenny has been President for the …

IEUSA Executive Changes

The three-yearly elections for IEU(SA) Executive positions has produced some changes and some opportunities. Secretary Glen Seidel continues in the role for another 3 years as do Vice Presidents Noel Karcher and Anthony Haskell. Gerry Conley did not seek re-election after one term and Val …

The $100k Club

Remember the catch cry of $50k in Y2K? Well two decades on we have generally doubled top increment teacher salaries  with the $100k Club. The Catholics will catch up when the government sector settles in the new year and Lutherans PT6 has made the grade …

‘Val’edictory

For over three decades Val Reinke has been telling us that “we ain’t broke”. Val was there on the Greenhill Rd footpath when the union formed as ATIS in 1984 (2nd from right, below). He has been a tireless advocate and worker for our union …

IEU(SA) Rep of the year

The Union is not a building on Currie Street, nor is it the employees based there – it is the membership. A vital link between ‘the office’ and the membership is the Worksite Rep. To recognise this we have initiated a Rep Of The Year …

Teachers’ integral role in successful 2019 for SACE

Teachers have played an integral role in a successful 2019 for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). This year, the SACE Board has continued its work to modernise the SACE and the ways we work to better support SACE teachers. In electronic assessment, more …

Annual Membership Update

New fee category for 2020 IEU(SA) membership fees have remained unchanged for the last two years, but the time has come that we cannot absorb our cost increases for a third year and maintain the level of support and service that members rightly expect from their Union. …

Five Tips to Help Non-Government Schools Manage LGBTIQA+ Student Issues

Recently, there has been a lot of media attention on the way non-government schools manage issues relating to LGBTIQA+ students and prospective students. Public commentary often makes these issues seem fraught, complicated and intimidating. But they don’t have to be. LGBTIQA+ stands for lesbian, gay, …

The link between class size, teacher workload and student achievement is complex.

Research and argument into the impact of class size and teacher workload on student achievement regularly presents in the media and academic papers, in research and schoolyard discussions. Research suggests that the effects of smaller class sizes “have been hard to isolate and measure,” which …