The Bulletin 23 July 2020 Term 3 - Issue 2

Thursday, 23 July, 2020

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Latest AISWA News: 
Featured AISWA Professional Learning: 
DateEvent TitleCode
Jul 29 2020
Wandering Wednesday Webinar #7: Green Lab HASS & Citizen Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Science
Jul 29 2020
Energy Smarts FREE ONLINE WEBINAR12682
Aug 3 2020
Languages in ECE: online teacher network meeting
  • Languages
Aug 5 2020
Wandering Wednesday Webinar #8: HASS Week WA - HASS & Science GOLD
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Science
  • STEM
Aug 12 2020
Mental Health First Aid for Non Suicidal Self-Injury
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Aug 19 2020
Small Schools Business Managers Meeting Term 3
  • Administration
Aug 25 2020
  • The Arts
Sep 1 2020
Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Sep 3 2020
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Sep 7 2020
Leading Innovative and Exemplary Teaching
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 7th Sep 2020
  • Part 2 23rd Nov 2020
Sep 17 2020
Productive talk: Fabulous writing
  • Literacy
Sep 30 2020
Adolescent Engagement Through Literacy
  • Literacy

National Mathematics Summer School

Suitable for current Year 11 students (Year 12 in 2021) this two week summer school at ANU in Canberra takes place in January 2021 and attracts some of the brightest maths students across Australia. More information please click HERE

Commissioner for Children and Young People Mentally Healthy Education Award

The Commissioner’s Mentally Healthy Education Award recognises education institutions such as WA primary and high schools that encourage good mental health for their students, staff and volunteers. Established in 2020, the Award is part of the WA Mental Health Awards, hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) with the support of the Mental Health Commission. The Awards aim to celebrate outstanding contributions to mental health in WA and inspire organisations to strive for excellence. Nominations are now open and nominees have until late September to submit their applications.

2020 Middle School Olympiad now available online.

Schools from Australia and NZ will participate in an Ethics Olympiad format using breakout rooms within Zoom. Four Olympiad heats for registered schools in WA will run on Monday 9th November. One of the many benefits of running this event online is that it wll open the event to schools in remote and regional parts of the country to participate. Schools are therefore invited to register one or two teams of five students to participate in the event.
For more information, please click HERE.

Cyber Safety at Tax Time 2020

Cyber Safety at Tax Time runs from July to September as part of a national joint campaign between the ACSC and ATO. 
There is a significant increase in Australians being targeted with COVID-19 scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email and SMS schemes, so this year  ATO are asking everyone to complete a Cyber Safety Checklist to help improve their cyber security and protect their identity. they encourage you to review these resources

Extension of the JobKeeper

The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment by a further six months to March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus.  The payment rate will be reduced and a lower payment rate will be introduced for those who work fewer hours. Other eligibility rules remain unchanged. For more information please click HERE