The Bulletin 27 May 2021 Term 2 - Issue 7

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Latest AISWA News: 

Creative Writing PD Masterclasses for Teachers of ATAR English. 

The creative writing course for teachers of ATAR English is being offered again. Registrations for the June program will close  Wednesday, June 16 and places are limited.
If you know someone who is interested in developing their skills and knowledge in teaching creative writing to ATAR English students, please pass this information along. For more information, please click  Here 
For registration, please click Here 
You can read some of the comments from prior attendees, please click  Here 


National ISA School Choice Survey

The national ISA School Choice Survey is now open.  Schools are asked to share the following link and strongly encourage parents within their school community to participate.

 School Choice Survey

The research aims to identify what families consider important when choosing a school (Independent, Catholic or government), what they value about the school in which their children are currently enrolled, the reasons why some families choose not to enrol their children at an Independent school and their voting preferences. The survey will also gauge overall impressions of Independent schools as compared to government and Catholic schools and the impacts of COVID-19 on parents' choice of school.
 The survey closes on 1 June 2021.


ATO’s Tax, Super + You competition is back for 2021

The Tax, Super + You competition is a fun and engaging way for high school students to learn about the value of tax and super, and the role they play in our community. Plus, there are some great prizes for both the winning students and their schools! For more information, please click Here 


The Sound of Picture Books is coming in September!

The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Piano Warehouse, and Yamaha, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books.  These unique multi-modal performances are tailored to various age groups and feature seven superb WASO musicians, Alf Demasi on piano, Matt Ottley’s composition and Tina Wilson’s pictures shown on a large screen as she superbly narrates. 

Fremantle sessions 14-17 September at The Literature Centre  |  Fremantle flyer Here 

Bunbury sessions    20-21 September at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School  |  Bunbury flyer Here

Joondalup sessions 22-23 September at Joondalup Library  |  Joondalup Flyer Here

Tickets: $12 per student. Teachers/parents accompanying classes are free. Duration: 1 hour.


Registrations are now open for 2021 Evatt Trophy Competition!

The Evatt Trophy Competition engages high school students in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country. In pairs, delegates will be assigned a country and one resolution a week prior to the competition. They will then develop their stance on the prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned country. On the day of their round, they will debate, amend and finally vote on the prepared resolution and also one impromptu resolution. 
For more information, and to register please click Here 


Myfuture Webinars for parents/carers, teachers and career practitioners

Student wellbeing and career resilience in a rapidly changing world: parents and carers webinar

Friday, 4 June 2021, 10 am AWST

Young people face a future working life which will be marked by constant change. The economic impacts of COVID-19 have caused labour market disruption and job losses for many young people who are over-represented in hard-hit industries such as tourism, hospitality, and arts and culture. Many students have missed important milestones and struggled with the isolation imposed by lockdowns.

In this webinar, Dr Lyn O'Grady, a psychologist specialising in the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their parents, will explore the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student emotional and psychological wellbeing which may create obstacles for students facing complex career decisions and transitions. Lyn will offer practical advice, strategies and resources for parents and carers supporting students in extraordinary times of change.

Register now