The Bulletin 6 September 2018 Term 3 - Issue 9

Thursday, 6 September, 2018

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Latest AISWA News: 
Featured AISWA Professional Learning: 
DateEvent TitleCode
Oct 22 2018
PART Training Course - October
  • Inclusive Education
  • Part 1 22nd Oct 2018
  • Part 2 23rd Oct 2018
Oct 12 2018
Students with Diverse Needs: Transition into Middle School
  • Inclusive Education
Oct 19 2018
Staff Code of Conduct
  • Inclusive Education
Oct 15 2018
Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum
  • Inclusive Education
Oct 18 2018
Women in Educational Leadership Network Meetings
  • Leadership
Nov 16 2018
Registration Seminar
  • Governance
  • Leadership
Oct 3 2018
Sharp Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
Oct 4 2018
Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
Oct 2 2018
National Certification - Portfolio Development - Annotation Writing Workshop
  • Leadership
Sep 10 2018
Office 365: OneNote Class Notebook & Teams
  • ICT Skills and Integration
Oct 23 2018
STEM in Practice with KodeKLIX - Switch kids on to electronics, coding and designing
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Oct 11 2018
The STEM in Practice Program: One Day Workshop
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Nov 7 2018
The STEM in Practice Program: One Day Workshop
  • Science
  • STEM
  • Technologies
Oct 15 2018
Mini COGE (Certificate of Gifted Education)
  • Inclusive Education
  • Part 1 15th Oct 2018
  • Part 2 16th Oct 2018
Oct 26 2018
Building Cultural Competence in Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood
Oct 23 2018
Sharp Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction (Secondary)
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 23rd Oct 2018
  • Part 2 30th Oct 2018

Bears to School

This year marks the final year of the Centenary of Anzac, as well as the Centenary of Armistice that commemorates 100 years since the end of the Great War in 1918. This very special project called Bears to School, will share our proud Anzac heritage with a new generation of young children.
Bears to School is an exceptional community initiative that aims to engage young children with our history, while supporting charities and veterans’ associations.
The program organisers have set an ambitious goal for the Bears to School initiative – to place a Great War uniformed teddy bear in every primary school in Australia. Once in their classrooms, these bears will serve as relatable and age-appropriate learning aids for teachers educating young students about Australia’s involvement in the Great War, Australia’s Anzac heritage, and the forthcoming Centenary of Armistice. The bears are accompanied by specially developed learning resources, including information cards and audio recordings that can be used in the classroom or at home. Our most decorated veteran and Victoria Cross recipient, Keith Payne, is the National Ambassador for the project and the program has received endorsements from prominent Australians in the private sector and in government.
If you would like your school to take part in the Bears to School initiative or read further information about the program, please check out the website at

2018 Excellence in Classroom Teaching Conference | Saturday 15 September | Guildford Grammer School

Guildford Grammar School is hosting its fourth one-day Excellence in Classroom Teaching conference, for Primary and Secondary School teachers, as well as people training to be teachers. Throughout the day they will be offering 22 workshops across four sessions.  Many of their popular sessions are offered twice so that as many delegates as possible are able to attend the workshops of their choice. For more information and to register please click Here  

WAIER Research Seminars 

1. Relief Teachers access to employment and professional learning The forgotten cohort of teachers| Wednesday 26 September 2018 | Murdoch University, Room TBA
The requirements for ongoing teacher registration highlight the importance of access to employment and engagement in professional learning. For relief teachers both of these conditions can be challenging, potentially impacting on continued registration. For more information, please click Here

2. Who is missing out and what are they missing? How the association between absence and achievement varies across students, schools, subjects, and reasons for absence | Wednesday 31 October 2018 | The University of Western Australia, Room TBA
This presentation addresses several questions about the nature of the association between higher absences and lower achievement outcomes. Does the relationship depend on the type of absence? Are absences more problematic for some students than others? How do the socioeconomic characteristics of students and schools affect these patterns?  For more information, please click Here

Brightpath – New Schools for 2019

If you wish to be involved in the Brightpath project in Semester 1 2019 please register your interest by emailing Maureen Lorimer at by Friday 19 October 2018 with the following information:

  1. Name of school, address and phone number
  2. School code
  3. Name of Principal and email address
  4. Name of Brightpath contact and email address

For more information, please click on the attached document Brightpath Information 2019