The Bulletin 19 May 2022 Term 2 - Issue 5

Thursday, 19 May, 2022

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news, and information.

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
May 23 2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Part 1 23rd May 2022
  • Part 2 24th May 2022
May 23 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Decoding
  • Literacy
May 24 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension
  • Literacy
May 25 2022
Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers
  • Literacy
May 27 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)
  • Literacy
Jun 3 2022
Secondary English Network Day
  • Literacy
Jun 3 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading Comprehension (Bunbury)
  • Literacy
Jun 23 2022
Brightpath: Next Steps. Leading Innovative Teaching
  • English
Jul 4 2022
Creating Independent Learners Using The Daily 5
  • Literacy
Jul 13 2022
Programming and Assessment, English, Using Backward Design
  • English
Aug 11 2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Part 1 11th Aug 2022
  • Part 2 18th Aug 2022
Nov 3 2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Part 1 3rd Nov 2022
  • Part 2 4th Nov 2022

AISWA VET Funding Applications Open

Dear Principals & VET Coordinators,
The 2022 AISWA VET Funding Applications are now open. This application is relevant to what your school spends on its 2022 VET program. 
For those Coordinators who have completed applications before, the process has remained unchanged. All applications are completed on the AISWA Website.For those Coordinators completing the application for the first time, please contact Wade McLeod for further instructions and support at
Applications close on July 1st.

Year 9 Career Taster Portal is live!

The Department of Training & Workforce Development are proud to announce that the Career Taster Portal is now live! It can be found via the Jobs and Skills Website: Here 
Schools and teachers can now download the up-to-date teaching and learning resources available on the Portal. For version control, resources should be downloaded directly from the Portal to ensure they contain the latest information.Whilst you can access and register for events and resources via the portal, you still need to inform AISWA what you are planning to do, as we need to report on all our schools involved in any CTP activities.
Please contact for further information.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The theme for the challenge this year is ‘Reading can take you anywhere’. By encouraging students to register and participate, we can give them the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of books and the chance to discover the joys of escaping into the pages of a really good book. The Premier’s Reading Challenge website has an online booklist with over 7,000 titles across all genres and formats. By visiting the website, students can register online, choose their own avatar and log all the books they read over the course of the challenge.
The challenge is for students to read a minimum of 12 books between May and 9 September 2022 and  is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Students can also add books that may not be on the booklist to count towards their total. For more information please click Here  

School Leaders Briefings 2022

School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) offers primary and secondary school leaders an opportunity to be updated on curriculum, assessment, and reporting for Kindergarten to Year 6 and Years 7 – 12. The 2022 briefings will be conducted by WebEx and provide an update on the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority’s (ACARA) recently endorsed F–10 Australian Curriculum (Version 9). Register Here

PRIMED for HASS Science and Technologies Year 9 Curriculum and Industry Resources

Looking for ways to inspire your students to be part of WA’s booming primary industries?
PRIMED Leaders North Metropolitan offers teachers a free professional learning opportunity to prepare students for futures in primary industries in WA. The workshop aligns with the local Curriculum, allows teachers to network in their region, engages in practical teaching and learning experiences, and connects with primary industries to develop incursion and excursion opportunities. For more information please click Here


Einstein-First and the UWA Node of OzGrav will celebrate the centenary of the Wallal Expedition that confirmed Einstein’s theory of gravity, and the birth of gravitational wave astronomy 100 years later. This two-week celebration will take place in mid-September and will feature face-to-face and online lectures, as well as workshops for primary and high school students and teachers. Please see the attached  Letter for more information.

Make Your Own Storybook Competition

The Make Your Own Story Book Competition is open for 2022! ​The Competition is held annually and attracts entries from young people statewide. It includes categories for picture books and story books. Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony in October 2021. This competition is open to all WA students from Pre Primary to Year 8 and has spawned some talented writers over the many years it has been running, including Shaun Tan, James Foley and Briony Stewart. Individual and school based entries accepted. For more info head to the website Here or fill out the entry form. Please read the entry form for specific guidelines. Entries close June 10th.

Young Writers Collective – Livestream Option

Due to current COVID guidelines, The Literature Centre is offering the Term 2 Young Writers Collective program face-to-face at the Centre on select days, as well as offering an interactive Live Stream Workshop option for students in schools. This means registered students (Years 6-12) in Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, Albany and surrounding towns can still participate and learn from an Author!
In fact, wherever students and teachers are located in WA you can now register for our YWC Live Stream with an author and participate in this creative and rewarding program.  
Please visit the website for full details, workshop options, and how to book: Please click Here

Celebrate Reading Conference – Line-up Announced

Dive into the World of Creating Picture Books and Junior Fiction.
The Literature Centre’s Celebrate Reading Conference will be held on 28-29 October, 2022 in Fremantle. Experience two days of ideas, inspiration, and insights into creating Australian picture books and junior fiction for children. See an amazing line-up of Australian authors and illustrators: Morris Gleitzman, Jackie French AM, Marc McBride, Kirli Saunders, Sean Avery, Cristy Burne, Gabriel Evans, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Dr. Helen Milroy, and Dianne Wolfer. Book Now! Early Bird Registrations end 7 June.
For more information, please click Here