The Bulletin 7 May 2020 Term 2 - Issue 2

Thursday, 7 May, 2020

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Featured AISWA Professional Learning

Premier's Science Awards & Hall of Fame ONLINE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Premier's Science Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in the State. The Awards cover all fields of science, including natural, medical, applied and technological science, engineering and mathematics. The online application/nomination process for the Premier’s Science Awards and WA Science Hall of Fame is now available and can be accessed at Here. Information is also provided on the department’s website please click Here  
To allow additional time, noting the impacts of COVID-19, the period for lodging applications/nominations has been extended by 4 weeks.The closing date is now 10:00am Wednesday 27 May 2020.
If you have any specific queries or need assistance with the online process, please contact

National Mathematics Summer School

Suitable for current Year 11 students (Year 12 in 2021) this two week summer school at ANU in Canberra takes place in January 2021 and attracts some of the brightest maths students across Australia. More information can be found in the attached Flyer

Be You Online Support Sessions

Be You has developed resources to help educators respond to the mental health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Staff Wellbeing (13th May or 16th June at 3:30 pm) During this challenging time for educators, it is important to prioritise staff wellbeing and promote a culture of looking after yourself and others. This session outlines strategies to plan and support staff wellbeing strategies in your learning community, and provides an opportunity to share and hear strategies from other schools. For more information, please click Here

  • Student Wellbeing: Looking at the Be You Tools (3rd June at 3:30 pm) This session outlines some of the common signs or observations you may make when supporting students with mental health concerns. It also utilises some of the useful Be You resources and tools that are available to educators to identify the early warning signs and provide support within your role. For more information, please click Here

  • Be You & Positive Behaviour Support (11th June at 3:30 pm) The WA team will be hosting a focus group webinar for schools implementing Be You and Positive Behaviour Support in their learning community. This interactive session will provide schools with an opportunity to share implementation strategies and explore practical examples of how the Be You resources can be used to support a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. For more information, please click Here 

Copyright 4 Educators May 2020 course

The National Copyright Unit (NCU) is leading a course on 'Copyright for Educators' in the coming weeks, which may be of interest to teachers, librarians, university students studying to become teachers, IT managers, etc looking for a bit more expertise in the Australian education copyright regime.  Please circulate to all you feel may benefit. Enrolments are now open and the course will start on Monday 11 May 2020.
For more information please click Here