The Bulletin 31 March 2022 Term 1 - Issue 10

Thursday, 31 March, 2022

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

Featured AISWA Professional Learning

Resources from the eSafety Commissioner for managing critical online safety incidents

eSafety have developed resources to assist school leaders in creating safer school environments and can help when children are being cyberbullied, or when harmful content about them is not removed after they have reported it to a platform. For more information please click Here

Using Data Loggers in Secondary Science

The Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (STAWA) offers three workshops on using data loggers in secondary science. The workshops explore the use of vernier data loggers in high school physics, chemistry, and biology. These classes provide an excellent approach to collecting data related to experiments in the WA curriculum. Classes start on Monday 11 April 2022. Click here to register. Attendance in person or online options is available. Find more information Here.  

2022 Pacific BRIDGE School Partnership Programs

Applications for the 2022 Pacific BRIDGE School Partnership Programs are now open until 31 March.
The BRIDGE program has been supporting schools in Australia for over a decade to strengthen school communities through education and international school partnerships across more than 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific. The program is partly funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and will be delivered in adherence with Australian Government policies regarding COVID-19. Listen to the success stories of the BRIDGE program Here. Email or call +61 3 8344 4800 if you have any questions.

New WHS Act Now in Force

Overview of the new WHS Act: Wednesday 27th of April at 1.00pm.
A team from Lavan will give an overview of the new WHS Act and discuss the implications for schools going forward. The presentation will be online via Microsoft Teams.  A question and answer time will follow the presentation.
Please register for the presentation through the AISWA website Here .
A Teams log in will be forwarded to those registered the day before the presentation.
Health and Safety Representative - The most recent Policy and Compliance Newsletter asked for expressions of interest in attending a 5 day Health and Safety Representative Course. The survey link is still open, and schools are encouraged to complete the survey as soon as possible so that I can complete plans for delivery of the course.
Notes: WorkSafe recommend all HSRs receive training within 12 months of being elected. Some HSR functions can only be performed by trained reps. Under the transition rules current elected OSH rep’s terms will expire in 12 months, or sooner if there existing term expires.

WasteSorted Schools compost and gardening workshop

Join WasteSorted Schools and Robyn Brown from Waste is My Resource for a day of garden talk. Discussions will include, composting, worm farming and growing food at school. This workshop is free, and lunch and morning tea will be provided. A payment for teacher relief is available for two staff from each school to facilitate attendance. Details will be provided on registration.
Location: Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre, Winthrop
Registrations: Here 

Bunbury Workshops

Mindful Meditation Australia is a secular, not-for-profit organisation that for the past seven years has focussed on working with teachers and schools to support students’ wellbeing through science-informed mindfulness activities and meditation practices. They have got some great events coming up in Bunbury during early May. Please click Here to find out more about their coming workshops.