The Bulletin 3 December 2015 Term 4 - Issue 9

Thursday, 3 December, 2015

The final AISWA Bulletin for 2015. Please note that the AISWA office will close at 3.00 pm on 18 December and reopen on 4 January, 2016. From the AISWA team, we wish you all the very best for a safe, happy, and relaxing festive season. 

Latest AISWA News
Dec 2015
The Asia Education Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2016 Australia-Indonesia and Australia-ASEAN BRIDGE Project.
Dec 2015
AISWA's annual Briefing the Board conference is open for registration. Register before 18 December to take advantage of the early bird special rate.
Dec 2015
For schools that have an Animal Use Licence from DAFWA, it is that time of the year!
Dec 2015
AISWA in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at UWA is again offering a Master of Educational Leadership.
Nov 2015
​Expressions of Interest are invited for this 3-day Professional Learning session, which will be held in 2016.
Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
May 19 2015
Exploring the General Capabilities
  • Part 1 19th May 2015
  • Part 2 30th Jul 2015
Jan 27 2016
On Entry Assessment 2016 Teacher Training
  • Early Childhood
Feb 23 2016
Igniting Higher Order Thinking (H.O.T.) Readers
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 23rd Feb 2016
  • Part 2 14th Mar 2016
Feb 29 2016
Scaffolding Adolescent Writing
  • Literacy
Mar 3 2016
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy VET
  • Literacy
Mar 16 2016
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Mar 21 2016
Sharp Reading, Stage 1&2: Decoding Strategy Instruction (DSI) (Years K-3)
  • Literacy
Mar 22 2016
Sharp Reading, Stage 3: Comprehension Strategy Instruction (CSI) (Years 3-10)
  • Literacy
Apr 2 2016
Briefing the Board Conference
  • Governance
  • Leadership


Non-AISWA News, Events and Professional Learning: 

Peaceful Pathways to Conflict Resolution

AVP Youth Program for Schools

Do your students need to better understand how to handle conflict and develop respectful relationships in school and at home? 
Do you need an effective program to address the Social & Emotional Learning Core Competencies?

Peaceful Pathways to Conflict Resolution is a WACE-Endorsed Program for students in Years 10-12. 

For more information please Click Here.

UWA PESTA Theory Concepts Professional Development

Friday 19 February, 2016

It's the annual PESTA UWA Theory Concepts Professional Development that enhances teaching and learning in the classroom, ATAR Physical Education Studies Courses. Fantastic sessions presented by leading UWA lecturers as well as a session on Practical Performance & Examinations.

For information about Professional Learning and membership visit PESTA's website.

Don't Call Me Einstein

Growing Up Greatness - Creating schools and classrooms that meet the diverse learning needs of all students 

Thursday 3 March 2016

This professional learning event is designed for primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders who are new to gifted education and are looking for a concise overview of the research, issues and effective strategies. If you are wanting to raise the profile of gifted education at your school, then this event is a great opportunity to hear common myths dispelled, and better understand the unique characteristics and learning needs of our brightest students.

For more information please visit the Growing Up Greatness website.

Adolescent Nutrition Education Research Project

Are you a Year 7 or 8 teacher? Do you teach Health or Home Economics?

This research project conducted by Samantha Baker, an ECU Masters student, aims to develop a framework which will be used to guide the development of an early adolescence food and nutrition life skills resource. As part of this project, ECU is seeking to conduct a series of student focus groups and teacher interviews with Year 7-8 Health and Physical Education or Technologies (Home Economics) teachers.

For more information or if you are interested in being involved, please contact Samantha at ECU.

Collaborative uses for student data

School improvement begins in the classroom

Saturday 27 February & 2 April 2016
Location - ACER Perth

For more information please visit ACER's website.

Shakespeare 400 at Perth Festival

October 31 - November 11, 2016 - Northridge

A two week festival of Multi-Modal workshops exploring Shakespeare's work across a range of disciplines, all with link to West Australian and Australian curriculum. Covering movement, music, history, drama, design and literature.

For more information or to register your interest please visit the Shakespeare 400 website.

School Signatures Return to Barrack Street Jetty 

Bell tower signature embedded in tiles 

More than 200,000 school signatures embedded in tiles around the Bell Tower are on display once more at Barrack Street Jetty as part of an impressive new artwork, the Signature Ring.

Many schools around Western Australia participated in the original Sign in 2000 project in 1999. It is possible that your school and former students featured in the original project and new reinterpreted artwork.

Due to the high level of community interest in the school tiles, you may receive some calls from former students or their parents, asking about the project and/or the school’s participation.

For more information about the project or see a copies of original school tiles visit the Signature Ring at the newly revitalised Barrack Street Jetty or go online at