The Bulletin 22 July 2021 Term 3 - Issue 2

Thursday, 22 July, 2021

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

Latest AISWA News: 
Featured AISWA Professional Learning: 
DateEvent TitleCode
Jul 27 2021
Securing Educational Data - seminar/workshop
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • IT/Network Administration
Jul 27 2021
Free Webinar: Sexual Behaviour in children in the Primary Years
  • Inclusive Education
Aug 3 2021
Free Webinar: Sexual Behaviour in children in the Secondary Years
  • Inclusive Education
Aug 5 2021
Secondary English Network Day
  • Literacy
Aug 10 2021
Free Webinar: Sexual Behaviour in Children & Young People - Beyond the Basics
  • Inclusive Education
Aug 12 2021
Maximising High Impact Teaching Strategies in Maths: The Greatest HITS
  • Mathematics
Aug 13 2021
CARE School Seminar
  • CARE
Aug 16 2021
Primary Connections, Linking Literacy with Science
  • Literacy
Aug 17 2021
Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Part 1 17th Aug 2021
  • Part 2 24th Aug 2021
Aug 18 2021
New AISWA Principals Network (INVITATION ONLY) - New Date
  • Leadership
Aug 18 2021
2021 Join the Women in Educational Leadership Network
  • Leadership
Aug 18 2021
2021 Women in Leadership Network Meeting - No. 3
  • Leadership
Sep 6 2021
General and Foundation English Network Day
  • Literacy
Sep 7 2021
Mathematics: Educational Assistants Working in PP - Year 4
  • Numeracy
Sep 13 2021
Mental Health First Aid for Non Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Sep 17 2021
English Literature Network Day
  • Literacy
Sep 23 2021
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Oct 8 2021
Mathematics Intervention and Support Year 1 to Year 6 – Building the Foundation of Addition and Subtraction
  • Numeracy
Nov 18 2021
2021 School Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership
Nov 26 2021
2021 School Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership

Online Learning – NEW! Governance Essentials Modules now available

Online Learning – NEW! Governance Essentials Modules now available

AISWA Online Learning is open for Term 3 registrations. In addition to a range of content options members can also access a new course – Governance Essentials. Consisting of three Modules, this course is designed for school Governing body’s and Principals. Click Here  a full list of learning options. For more information contact


Webinar: John Somerset - How to strategise in changing times

John Somerset from Somerset Education will be running a 1.5-hour webinar (via Teams) on Monday, 23 August, at 4.00 pm (AWST)
John is a highly accomplished 'numbers man' and well-regarded in the Independent schools’ sector as an expert in his field. His passion for the sector stimulated completion of a master's by research on the attributes of a financially sustainable school and his current PhD studies to predict financial sustainability in Australian Independent Schools. For more information and to register for this webinar please click Here

2021 Online School Marketing Training Series

AISWA has contracted ImageSeven, a specialised marketing and branding organisation, to deliver a series of three 90-minute masterclasses for AISWA schools.

*Registrations are essential*

Topics are as follows:

Session 1 (26 August): How to bring media strategy to your media purchasing to improve campaign effectiveness.

Session 2 (23 September): Harnessing the potential of your Alumni community.

Session 3 (28 October): Creating a powerful website.

Each session will be held live from 10.00-11.30am.  The sessions will include a 75-80 minute presentation by ImageSeven, followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A at the end. Sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees after each event.

To register for this event, please click Here


Tuesday, 10 August 2021 is Census Night

The Census is a snapshot of who we are and tells the story of how we are changing. It takes the guesswork out of preparing for the future.

What if a school will be running a camp or overnight excursion on this night?
To make sure that everyone is counted in the Census, parents and/or guardians are advised to include their children on their Census form at home as if they were at home on Census night. Students will not be counted at the camp or venue they are staying at on Census night. Any adults accompanying students on the camp or overnight excursion, including teachers and parents, will need to complete a Census form for themselves at the camp or excursion location. Census staff will arrange for delivery and collection of the Census forms for the adults to complete.
You can find resources for talking to your students about the Census at including resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and international students.


Waterwise Irrigation Expo 2021

Irrigation Australia, along with their major sponsors the Department of Water & Environmental Regulation and Hunter Industries, are hosting a Waterwise Irrigation Expo on 25th August 2021. The Minister for Water - Hon Dave Kelly, Michelle Andrews - DG of Department of Water & Environmental Regulation and Pat Donovan - CEO of Water Corporation will be participating in the opening ceremony and discussing the demands on scheme and ground water pressure in the Perth and Peel regions.
They are offering a special price available to schools only to encourage School Gardeners to attend and learn some valuable insights to water efficient practices and management of the taking of water. For more informaton and to register please click Here


Brightpath Professional Learning 

For more details about Brightpath Professional Learning available in Term 3 please click Here


2021 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers  

Entries into the 2021 Tim Winton Award for Young Writers open on Monday 19 July at 9.30 am. West Australian school students in years one to twelve are invited to submit an original story of up to 2000 words in length. Judges are looking for creative entries, with original themes, excellent story development, and quality writing.

To enter, register your details online and upload your story at Here by Friday 13 August, 5.30 pm. If you prefer to submit a physical copy of your story, register online and print your entry confirmation before submitting your story to Subiaco Library.


Call for young Aboriginal people to join the Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Youth Reference Group

The Western Australian Mental Health Commission are looking for young Aboriginal people (age 12-25) to join the Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Youth Reference Group. It’s an opportunity to be a voice and make a difference for young Aboriginal people and their wellbeing. As a member of the group you will work closely with the Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs team and contribute to our project activities. To apply email and for more information see the Flyer or visit link Here 


Mindful Amygdala Workshops

In response to the challenging nature of 2020, continuing into 2021, as well as referencing Professor Phil Riley’s latest report, Mindful Meditation Australia (MMA) is offering to fund professional development training for up to 100 school leaders across WA during 2021. This is valued at $300 per participant. This offer is extended to Principals and Deputy Principals in Government, Independent, and Catholic schools located across metropolitan, regional, rural, and remote WA locations. If uptake is successful, MMA will continue to fund and roll out this training opportunity to a further 100 school leaders in 2022. For more information, please click Here