The Bulletin 30 June 2022 Term 2 - Issue 11

Thursday, 30 June, 2022

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

Featured AISWA Professional Learning

WasteSorted Schools plus Plastics Workshop

Join the team from WasteSorted Schools for a hands-on look at sorting your school waste. The workshop will include:

  • simple steps to getting your WasteSorted
  • tools for assessing your school waste
  • setting up waste sorting stations at school
  • how to engage students
  • behaviour change in schools
  • strategies and activities for avoiding single-use plastic

The workshop is suitable for school staff including teachers, principals, administration staff, and parents. The workshop is FREE and teacher relief payments are available for two staff from each school. Register: Here 

WasteSorted and Clean Schools Workshop

Join the team from WasteSorted Schools, Keep Australia Beautiful Council, City of Cockburn, and the Resource Recovery Group to learn how to avoid and recover waste, and protect our environment, through litter prevention and waste reduction. This workshop includes:

  • a step-by-step guide on how to run a whole school waste and litter prevention program
  • loads of resources to take back to your school
  • laws relating to litter, social and environmental impacts, and behaviour change
  • how to get started with waste avoidance and resource recovery projects
  • information on how to become an accredited WasteSorted School and apply for grant funding
  • resources and incursions available
  • a virtual look at the Canning Vale Resource Recovery Centres
  • a presentation from Beeliar PS, the winner of WasteSorted School of the year 2022

The workshop is suitable for school staff including teachers, principals, EAs, administration staff, gardeners and parents. The workshop is FREE and teacher relief payments are available for two staff from each school.  Register: Here 

Student Meet: Waste and Sustainability in Secondary Schools

This event is for secondary school students who want to drive change in waste and sustainability at their school. Hear from other secondary students about successful waste management and sustainability practices they have implemented. They will share ideas and experiences about what they have set up, how they run it, and how they engage the rest of the school. Tours of John Curtin College will be on offer to see their sustainability in action. There will also be a guest speaker, sustainability stall holders, a chance to network with students from other high schools, and light refreshments provided at the end. Register: Here

New Website for WA School Staff

Education Resources is a new website provided by the Department of Education which includes a variety of resources for a wide range of topics and programs. It is available for all Western Australia educators and allied professionals – including Independent school teachers and staff. Content includes resources related to career development, road safety, drug education (including vaping), animal ethics, EALD, STEM, literacy, numeracy and more. Additional content will be added over time. Click Here to sign up and receive a login to access these resources.

NAIDOC 2022 Educational Resources

Curriculum-aligned for primary and secondary students, this resource features NAIDOC-themed activities, discussions and clips which help teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into classrooms, year-round. Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu educator Shelley Ware has authored this year’s NAIDOC education resource. The resource is available in print and to download online, and is also distributed to schools nationally. This project is supported by a variety of First Nations resources available via SBS’s dedicated website for teachers, SBS Learn.  Access the 2022 NAIDOC Educational Resources today at the below link! Here 

Celebrate Reading Conference in Fremantle, 28-29 October

Don’t miss The Literature Centre’s Celebrate Reading Conference, 28-29 October 2022. It’s your chance to dive into the world of creating Australian picture books and junior fiction for children, right here in Fremantle. See this incredible line-up of presenters in a festival-like atmosphere: Morris Gleitzman, Jackie French AM, Marc McBride, Kirli Saunders, Sean E. Avery, Cristy Burne, Gabriel Evans, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Dr Helen Milroy and Dianne Wolfer. Delegates attend all panels and solos - no concurrent sessions. Enjoy enlightening discussions on key issues in Australian children's literature including: the importance of First Nations voices, writing for diverse learning abilities, history meets imagination, reaching the digital child with story, insights into creating new work, and more!
For teachers, this is your chance to develop a deeper understanding of Australian picture books and junior fiction, particularly their importance in the classroom. To broaden access, there is a single day registration option at $330 per person or enjoy the full two day program for $550 per person (Standard).
Find out more and book now via Eventbrite Here 

Premiers Reading Challenge

The challenge will run from May to 9 September 2022. You can take part if you are in Kindergarten up to Year 10, whether you go to your local public school, private school or if you are educated at home. By taking part in the challenge and recording the books you've read, you will be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including family holidays and experiences across Western Australia. For more information please click Here 

Success in schooling – Measuring capabilities

School teams are invited to attend this exciting two-day Masterclass on September 1 & 2 led by Prof. Sandra Milligan and Dr. Jayne Johnston from the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. For more information and to express interest, click Here 

CONSTAWA 40 is Open for Registration

The Primary and Secondary Science Teachers Conference (CONSTAWA) is happening on Wednesday, 13 July 2022.
CONSTAWA is proudly supported by Willetton SHS with pre-conference organisation and on-the-day support from the Science faculty. Take advantage of this opportunity, particularly if you are a regional or remote teacher. Being in the holidays your school is relieved of the issues of finding and funding a teacher replacement and you have greater flexibility in choosing your arrival and departure dates. Register Here

UWA Micro credential courses on Teaching Einsteinian Physics

Upon completion, you will get 3 Credit points which will contribute to your future degrees 
The first online micro-credential courses on teaching Einsteinian physics to primary and secondary school students will start on 25 July 2022. Teachers will learn modern concepts of space and time, gravity, energy and light through simple fun activities that use toys and models to uncover the basic ideas. They will become proficient with a broad range of classroom activities, and become confident about using them in their classrooms.
Teachers do not need a science degree to discover our best understanding of the universe.
The Einstein-First team would like to invite principals to support their teachers with the fees for this very valuable professional learning experience that will inspire them to make their teaching more fun and engaging for their students.
For more information, please click on the following links: Micro-credential course for primary school teachers
Micro-credential course for secondary school teachers
For any inquiries, please contact Jyoti Kaur at