- General21Jul 2022As endorsed by National Cabinet in adopting a nationally consistent approach, wearing masks indoors is strongly encouraged. AISWA, the Department of Education, and Catholic Education WA have sent a letter to all Western Australian schools to distribute to their parents and carers.
- General11Jul 2022The Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) has announced the appointment of Mr Chris Massey, currently Director of Student Life at The University of Western Australia, as its next Executive Director. Chris will replace Ms Valerie Gould who has held the position since 2008 having joined AISWA in 1997. Mr Massey will commence in his new role on 5 September.
- General7Jul 2022Profile of Children and Young People in WA 2022
- General7Jul 2022New Gen Z campaign to help tackle online abuse
- General21Jun 2022Boarding schools are a critical component of education in Australia and for many families having children board away from home is the only practical way to access quality learning, social opportunities, and preparation for employment. Boarding schools provide an important educational choice for students and families, with the Independent school sector being the largest provider of boarding in Australia, operating almost 75 per cent of all Australian boarding schools. Analysis commissioned by ISA (Independent Schools Australia) and undertaken by the AEC Group, shows the economic and social benefits of boarding schools to the Australian economy and community are also considerable.
- General17May 2022This year, Independent Schools Australia (ISA) has developed a version of the national ISA Snapshot that provides an overview of the Independent School sector and highlights key facts and figures relating specifically to WA Independent Schools.
- General10May 2022New Australian Curriculum website now live
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- General12Apr 2022The Amendment Act will implement recommendations of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to expand mandatory reporter groups, and the 2017 Statutory Review of the Children and Community Services Act 2004.
The changes will strengthen the Children and Community Services Act 2004 to better protect WA’s children from harm as a result of abuse and neglect. They are also intended to drive improved outcomes for children who are in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities, with a particular focus on strengthening connection to family, culture and Country for Aboriginal children in care.
- Funding8Apr 2022
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- Inclusive Education13Dec 2021The NCCD Evidence Fact Sheet seeks to provide guidance to non-government schools and school systems to make the school-wide NCCD administration as streamlined as possible, while ensuring that essential evidence is made available. It provides guidance on what is required, what is not required, and links to useful resources to assist schools to better understand and respond to the evidence requirements for the NCCD.
- Funding20Oct 2021The Associations of Independent Schools across Australia and Independent Schools Australia (ISA) have been working with DESE and Minister Tudge’s office on a funding solution that will ensure no school receives negative growth in the move to the DMI model for school funding (so 0% growth) and that any school with fees less than $20,000 and growth of less than 2%, receives 2% growth a year. This request is in addition to the Choice and Affordability Funding where we have already been working with Transition Schools to put in some levels of assistance from 2022.
- General7Oct 2021Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) Teacher Survey 2021
- General5Oct 2021Ahead of World Teachers Day, new research from Monash University has found the role of teachers continues to be recognised as important and influential in developing students' social and emotional development - which became even more important during COVID-19 remote learning.
- Literacy20Aug 2021For the last couple of years, Ron Gorman, Deputy Director of AISWA, has been leading the Brightpath: Next Steps team by designing a series of resources that built upon the Brightpath reports and learning progressions. The results and response has been overwhelmingly positive.
ACER has taken notice and has published an article co-authored by Dr Sandy Heldsinger, Founder and Director of Brightpath Assessments, this article will be sent to 64,000 educators here in Australia and overseas.
- General17Jun 2021The annual National Report on Schooling in Australia is published by ACARA on behalf of Australian education ministers.
- Health and Physical Education20Apr 2021New online resources are now available to help school students learn about safe, healthy and respectful relationships, including issues around consent and peer pressure.
- General23Mar 2021ISA has released Trends in Key Economic Parameters.
- Health and Physical Education, School Psychology Service23Mar 2021The Child and Youth Health Network, Department of Health, in partnership with the project’s youth advisory team, are proud to launch My Health in My Hands, an animation that aims to support young people become more independent with their health care.
- Professional Learning25Feb 2021AISWA 2021-2022 Services and Program Guide
- STEM, Future Footprints25Feb 2021Girls STEM Mining and the Lands Camp – Applications closing 4th March
- Professional Learning, Health and Physical Education, School Psychology Service25Feb 2021SDERA – Wraparound Professional Learning Program
- School Psychology Service12Feb 2021Smiling Mind - Mental Health
- General, School Psychology Service6Feb 2021Coping with masks