The Bulletin 7 September 2017 Term 3 - Issue 9

Thursday, 7 September, 2017

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Sep 14 2017
Little Scientists Workshop - Module 1: Water (repeat)
  • Early Childhood
Sep 20 2017
Half Day Legal Seminar
  • Leadership
Sep 26 2017
Programming and Assessment with the WA Curriculum English/Literacy
  • English
  • Literacy
Oct 6 2017
Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy
  • Literacy
Oct 17 2017
Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
Oct 18 2017
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy
Oct 19 2017
Little Scientists - Module 3: LIGHT
  • Early Childhood
  • STEM
Oct 20 2017
2017 School Registration Seminar
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Leadership
Oct 24 2017
Little Scientists - Module 5: Maths Workshop NEW!
  • Early Childhood
  • STEM


The Kate Mullin Association has an annual Teacher Award. The award, which is worth $5,000, is for the teacher in WA who has made the greatest contribution to improving the literacy of Aboriginal students. Please circulate to anyone you think might be a good candidate.  The submissions have to be in by 1st November 2017 with the Award presented at the WATESOL AGM at the end of November.  Candidates or people submitting on their behalf can access the nomination and referee forms from the KMA website

For more information please see the attached flyer Teacher Award Flyer 2017.pdf

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH BANK TEACHING AWARDS | Applications are open from 4th September to 12th October 2017.

The Teaching Awards celebrate excellence in teaching and school leadership. In 2018,12 outstanding educators will receive a $45,000 Teaching Fellowship, including $30,000 for a project at their school, $10,000 for professional development and a $5,000 study tour to a high-performing education system.

For more information please visit the website 

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION CONFERENCE | Guildford Grammar School | Saturday 16 September 2017 8.00am-5.00pm 

Guildford Grammar School is hosting its third one-day Excellence in Classroom Teaching conference, for Primary and Secondary School teachers, as well as people training to be teachers. Perth teachers are often frustrated by the lack of opportunities to enjoy good quality professional development focusing on sound classroom practice which they can use immediately with their own students.

For more information please  Click Here

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE SUPERVISION | Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 2017 | Location: East Perth (venue details provided on confirmation)

This workshop provides an overview of the skills, principles and theoretical frameworks of effective supervision with a focus on reflective practice and the ‘use of self’ within supervision. 

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ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR | Monday 2nd October 2017 | Location: East Perth (venue details provided on confirmation)

Accidental counsellors are people who may not have formal qualifications or counselling experience but find they are placed in a counselling role by accident, as a result of requests for help from friends, colleagues, clients or others. This course will introduce participants to basic listening skills to meet the immediate needs of a person in a state of crisis.        

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CASE MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR COMMUNITY WORKERS | Wednesday 4th October 2017 | Location: East Perth (venue details provided on confirmation)

Case management has become one of the key techniques for supporting people across the human services. This comprehensive one day workshop provides an opportunity to look at what constitutes quality case management practice in community based settings.

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ATTACHMENT & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPEMENT | Friday 3rd November  2017 | East Perth (venue details provided on confirmation)

In this one day workshop you will learn how the natural attachment process shapes social and emotional development and how the relationship between a child and attuned caregiver evolves. 

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ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR PART 2 | Wednesday 1st November 2017 | East Perth (venue details provided on confirmation)

This one day workshop is part two of the workshop Accidental Counsellor and intended for those who have previously completed part one (or have equivalent experience). 

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NATIONAL TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS | Closing Date 31st October 2017

The Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity which aims to help the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through tertiary education. AVCAT scholarships for tertiary studies at a TAFE College , Registered Training Organisation or University are now open.

More information please visit the website