The Bulletin 21 May 2020 Term 2 - Issue 4

Thursday, 21 May, 2020

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Featured AISWA Professional Learning

Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) - new degree for 2021!

STEM + Visual Arts new Architecture degree: Notre Dame’s School of Arts & Sciences is launching a new Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) for 2021 admission. Year 12 students in Visual Arts, Creative Studies or STEM areas can apply for the Early Offer program. Students can submit a digital portfolio of their creative projects with their application to Notre Dame. Students and interested teachers should attend an upcoming webinar on 25 May at 6pm. Please contact (Jan) for more information.

Talented Young Writers' Programme

Talented Young Writers Programme delivered Online at Reduced Fees in Term 2, 2020.
Now available to all schools across WA. For updated information, please click Here

Girls Without Limits (GWL)

GWL is a not-for-profit WA based group who focus on supporting girls to achieve positive mindsets, emotional intelligence, physical activity and a sense of belonging. Due to the suspension of after school activities during COVID-19, GWL have developed an online tool which includes a range of activities for girls, which support the promotion of positive self-esteem, resilience and overall better health and wellbeing. Check out the online tool Here.

Join the Governor-General, Mrs Linda Hurley and the Chicken Divas for this year's National Simultaneous Storytime

On behalf of Their Excellencies General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia, and Mrs Linda Hurley, you are invited to participate in a live reading of Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas (written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford) as part of this year's National Simultaneous Storytime. The reading will take place at 11 am (AEST) on Wednesday 27 May 2020 on the Governor-General’s Facebook Page. To join,please click on the Event Link. Following the story, the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will answer questions from primary school students across Australia.

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards seek to capture the imaginations of school students across Australia, inspiring them to express their thoughts and feelings through the medium of poetry in their pursuit of literary excellence. 
In 2020, the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society has chosen the theme “We Used to Live There.” Instantly a nostalgic feeling of home and belonging washes over you, but we’re sure Australian students will surprise us with their interpretations. As always, it is an optional theme, so please write about whatever topic sparks your poetic genius.
For a copy of the wonderful theme poster and entry form, please click Here

Extension of Teacher Registration

Schools are reminded that the TRBWA has, as a result of COVID-19, extended by 6 months the registration expiry date of all registered teachers. This extension was implemented in April 2020. Teachers did not need to do anything to receive this registration extension and they will still receive a 6 month renewal reminder to coincide with their new expiry date. While teachers were not required to do anything, this change may necessitate the updating of any internal school-based administrative systems that record teacher registration expiry dates.