The Bulletin 27 January 2022 Term 1 - Issue 1

Thursday, 27 January, 2022

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

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Feb 15 2022
Inclusive Education Funding Processes (February - Free Afternoon Session)
  • Inclusive Education
Feb 17 2022
Inclusive Education Funding Processes (February - Free Morning Session)
  • Inclusive Education
Feb 18 2022
General and Foundation English Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 1 2022
Mathematics: PP - Year 6: Effective Differentiation and Assessment - Engaging Students in Number
  • Numeracy
Mar 3 2022
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Mar 4 2022
English Literature Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 10 2022
Playing with Place Value
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Mar 14 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Decoding
  • Literacy
Mar 15 2022
Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension
  • Literacy
Mar 16 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction - Secondary
  • Literacy
Mar 16 2022
Using Mathematical Milestones in Developing a Whole School Approach to Basic Number Facts
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Mar 17 2022
Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)
  • Literacy
Mar 18 2022
Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers
  • Literacy
Mar 18 2022
Secondary English Network Day
  • Literacy
Mar 23 2022
Brightpath: Next Steps. Leading Innovative Teaching
  • English
Mar 29 2022
Maximising High Impact Teaching Strategies in Maths: The Greatest HITS
  • Mathematics
Apr 11 2022
Adolescent Engagement Through Literacy
  • Literacy
Apr 12 2022
Creating Independent Learners Using The Daily 5
  • Literacy
Apr 21 2022
Programming and Assessment, English, Using Backward Design
  • English
May 6 2022
Brightpath Mathematics Assessment: Next Steps (Day 1)
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
Jun 23 2022
Implementing Effective Documented Plans (Feb 2022)
  • Inclusive Education

Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards - Applications Open 7 February 2022

Schools Plus is seeking nominations and applications for the Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards. 
Each year, twelve outstanding teachers are chosen for a prestigious Teaching Fellowship valued at $45,000. This year’s Awards will also recognise up to 10 Early Career Teachers with an award valued at $10,000.
Nominate or apply by 18 March 2022. Visit their website Here 


A Special Offer from Gifted WA

To celebrate the festive season, Gifted WA have decided to give away 100 new school memberships over January and February!

This fantastic giveaway is comprised of:

  • 1x school membership for 1 year (worth $190)
    (including membership to the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented (AAEGT))

  • 1x Subscription to the Australasian Journal of Gifted Education (receiving one copy of the peer-reviewed academic journal)

  • Unlimited access to professional learning events where all teaching staff can attend
    School Principals or Administration, email Brooke at by February 28 to enter! 

*Note: This applies to new school memberships only. Existing members cannot apply. 


Important information from the TRBWA about the Annual Fee process in 2022

The TRBWA has made upgrades to maintain a secure, up to date and efficient system to support teacher registration in Western Australia. As a result of these upgrades, they have changed the way they send the annual fee invoice in 2022.

In previous years, teachers have received a hard copy invoice in the mail at the start of the school year. From this year the TRBWA will be adopting a more sustainable and contemporary approach, and sending annual fee invoices by email in February 2022. Teachers will also be able to access a copy of their invoice on Teacher Login via the Correspondence tab on the TRBWA website.


Parliamentary Education Office – free video conference programs

Looking for ways to makes civics and citizenship more dynamic, relevant and memorable for you and your class? Experience the Parliamentary Education Office’s free video conferencing program, Parliamentary Insider.

Their programs can be delivered through Zoom and Microsoft Teams and are available to students and teachers working onsite and remotely.

Spots are limited so contact them now to book in your program for term 1!


Brightpath Professional Learning 2022 

Brightpath Term 1 PL has been moved online. All workshop materials and logins will be emailed before the workshop and prices have been adjusted accordingly. Details can be found through the following link: Here 

You are welcome to contact with any questions. 


Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre Opportunities for Schools 2022

The Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre (operated by WA Gould League) offers a range of school excursions, incursions and virtual learning experiences. Situated on the edge of the largest lake on the coastal plain, Herdsman Lake is a world-class wetland in the heart of Perth.  Please click on the attached Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre for Schools 2022 for more information  or visit the website by clicking Here 


Make Your Own Story Book 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 (attached). Please read the entry form for specific guidelines. Entries close June 10th.


Brightpath Next Steps: Mathematics Actions Research

Are you an educator interested in Action Research in Assessment using Brightpath Mathematics? Please click here to register for the first of two days of professional learning.

AISWA and Brightpath are pleased to offer a two-day professional learning session designed to support you with leading innovative and exemplary teaching as well as leading formative assessment and school-based action research. The session will not only help you demonstrate achievement of key exemplary teaching and leadership competencies but will also inspire your teaching and provide collegial support.


Speak Up Awards 2022

The Speak Up Awards sponsored by the Grand Lodge of WA Freemasons will be held this year in August, with the preliminary finals in September at the Scarborough Masonic Hall and the final at the Lawley Park Village Community Centre. Up to three students per school, from Years 4, 5 or 6, at an entry fee of $20 per student. To indicate your interest or seek further information, please contact: Geoff Paddick, Coordinator 61618721 or opening letter 2022.docx


Early Career Teacher Course

Just a quick reminder that AISWA offers an Early Career Teacher course for any graduate teachers or those in their first years of their teaching career. Please click here to enrol.  

Extra information


The G2P course is designed to meet the needs of Early Career teachers (ECT's) as they work towards the Proficient career level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and full registration - from Graduate to Proficient.  We assist them to develop a sense of agency, identity and purpose as their capacity grows through an in-depth exploration of the common issues and problems of practice for the beginning teacher.


This is a five day course and attendance is expected. Three of these days occur during term time and the other two are held during the school holidays. Over the 5 days we cover: 

  • Personal resilience and wellbeing
  • Working with your mentor
  • Developing a growth mindset 
  • The First 6 weeks of school - establishing a positive classroom culture
  • How to talk to parents 
  • Writing reports and conducting 3 way interviews
  • Building your professional identity and mindset
  • Student Engagement
  • What Principals, parents and students wish you knew
  • Portfolio development Graduate to Proficient
  • Small group and individual coaching sessions

Each graduate will need a school based mentor.  Mentor training is available. Mentors can register for Mentor training via the AISWA website Mentoring Early Career Teachers.