The Bulletin 18 June 2020 Term 2 - Issue 8

Thursday, 18 June, 2020
Term: 
2
Issue: 
8

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Latest AISWA News: 

Teacher Professional Learning Survey

AISWA Teaching and Learning are seeking feedback on Professional Learning to better understand the needs and preferences of teachers in AISWA schools. Please take the time to share your thoughts via this 10 minute Survey. Responses will be used to inform the planning of future PL.

Safeguarding School Data – with a “lessons learnt” perspective

https://www.ais.wa.edu.au/event/safeguarding-school-data-online-seminar

1 hour online seminar - presented by RTG (Aust), AISWA's official education partner for supporting schools with Digital Privacy, Safety and Security implementation.
With a COVID “lessons learnt” perspective, participants will be guided on how to navigate the confusing landscape of data privacy and protection, helping them find the right balance between creating authentic, innovative learning spaces, whilst fulfilling ethical and secure data handling and management practices. For more information and to register please click Here 

2020 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Awards


2020 Australian Teacher Aide of the Year Awards are now open to all schools.The awards recognise the important of role school support staff in all education sectors, and their contribution to student learning and wellbeing. for more informatin please click Here 
Nominations close on Friday 3 July, and the winner will be announced during Australian Teacher Aide Appreciation Week: 31 August – 4 September.

The Literature Centre's TYWP Online Term 2  now available until 7th August

The Literature Centre’s unique Talented Young Writers’ Programme, for students Years 6-12, has been made accessible ONLINE for the first time.Term 2’s writing sessions with Australian YA authors Deb Fitzpatrick, Meg McKinlay and Isobelle Carmody are now available for enrolled students until 7 August, 2020.The exciting, silver-lining to taking the programme online is that students throughout metropolitan, regional and remote WA can now access over 3 hours of creative writing insights, exercises and inspiration from an award-winning author.
For more information please click Here

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) – Keys4Life

Does your school implement the pre-driver training program Keys4Life?
All teachers registered to deliver Keys4Life are asked to update their work contact details before 30 June 2020 so they can access the new Keys4Life online portal and continue to order resources, issue Keys4Life certificates and receive important program updates. 
If you are teaching the Keys4Life program please click Here  to update your details.
If you prefer to update your details by phone or have any questions, please contact:
Road Safety and Drug Education
Statewide Services, Department of Education
t: 9402 6415
e: sdera.co@education.wa.edu.au

Tax Time resources for people working in Education

The ATO has prepared a range of resources to assist Teachers and those working in the Education sector with their tax returns during this difficult period. As many individual’s working situations may have changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is now more important than ever that everyone understands how to best prepare and lodge their tax returns, to ensure they claim their applicable deductions. 
For more information and other helpful resources please click Here

Working from home media release

The ATO has introduced a simplified method for claiming deductions for anyone working from home as a result of COVID-19. Between 1 March and 30 June 2020, taxpayers will be able to claim 80 cents per work hour for all their additional running expenses, rather than needing to calculate costs for specific running expenses. 
This information has been summarised into a Working from home media release. This was specifically designed due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the new temporary way of working that businesses have had to apply.
For further information about ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 view ato.gov.au/COVID-19.