News

  • 10 May 18
    General 2018 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum - 20 August
    The ISCA – AHISA Joint National Education Forum, A National Perspective, will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on Monday 20 August 2018.
  • 10 May 18
    General Members Help - How To Videos
    AISWA have now put online the 1st set of our "How To Videos" for member schools. The videos are divided into two sections, one for all staff at AISWA member schools and one for staff with the administration role applied to their account. Please take a look, especially if you are new to the website or have recently had an Admin Role applied to your account. Your feedback is always welcome and if there is a video you would like for the next release please email the request to websupport@ais.wa.edu.au for consideration Your feedback is always welcome and if there is a video you would like for the next release please email the request to websupport@ais.wa.edu.au for consideration
  • 10 May 18
    General, Professional Learning, Technologies No Tosh Opportunity CLOSING SOON
    AISWA and No Tosh Learning Incubator Program
  • 09 May 18
    Funding ISCA Analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
    ISCA’s Analysis of the Federal Budget 2018-19
  • 30 Apr 18
    General, Curriculum, Funding Through Growth to Achievement: Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools
    The Federal Government has released a landmark report on Australia’s schooling system and accepted its recommendations in principle. The Government commissioned Mr David Gonski AC to undertake the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools alongside a panel of seven eminent education and policy experts to determine how Australia can improve student achievement and school performance.
  • 17 Apr 18
    General Australian Journal of Education April 2018 Topical Collection: Cyberbullying
    This is a monthly collection bringing together a number of recent and relevant articles on a chosen topic from the Australian Journal of Education. The theme of this month's issue is Cyberbullying.
  • 17 Apr 18
    Technologies, Policy and Procedure Guidelines Mobile phones in the classroom – what does the research say?
    As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs become more widespread, questions are being raised about the benefits of allowing students to actively use mobile phones as learning devices in school. Over the past decade, several studies have taken a closer look at student and educator perspectives on the issue.
  • 16 Apr 18
    General Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education
    The report on an extensive review to guide efforts to overcome the educational divide between capital cities and regional and rural areas is now available to the public.
  • 11 Apr 18
    General, Professional Learning Early Childhood Australia Reconciliation Symposium - Fremantle, 11–12 May
    The Reconciliation Symposium explores the nature of reconciliation within the sector and brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight to work towards a better future for all Australians.
  • 20 Mar 18
    Professional Learning Sir John Jones Seminar - 5 April 2018
    Spots filling fast, don’t miss your chance to hear from highly sought after and world-renowned speaker, Sir John Jones!
  • 26 Feb 18
    General, Professional Learning SALE - AISWA Publications
  • 23 Feb 18
    General, Professional Learning, Governance, Leadership & Teacher Capacity Shaping Our Future 2030 Conference 2018
  • 23 Feb 18
    General, Professional Learning Commissioner for Children and Young People - FREE Seminar
  • 15 Feb 18
    Policy and Procedure Guidelines Schools Privacy Compliance Manual Updated
    The Schools Privacy Compliance Manual has been updated jointly with the Catholic Education Commission.
  • 13 Feb 18
    General 10th Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations
    Please see the following video which you may use at your discretion.
  • 12 Feb 18
    English Morris Gleitzman Announced as Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-19
    Children’s author Morris Gleitzman has been chosen as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-19. The author of nearly 40 books for young people, including Two Weeks with the Queen, Boy Overboard, Bumface and the ‘Felix’ series (all Penguin), will be presented with the laureate’s Magpie Award at a ceremony at the State Library of New South Wales on 15 February.
  • 12 Feb 18
    General Commissioner for Children and Young People WA: Engagement in Education
    The Commissioner for Children and Young People WA has undertaken a major education consultation to explore the factors that influence a student’s level of engagement in school and the complex interplay these factors have on each other and their overall engagement.
  • 07 Feb 18
    General AISWA's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Launch
    On the 6th February, AISWA staff were fortunate to be guided by artist Jenny Knapp in the creation this stunning community artwork as part of the organisations Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
  • 03 Feb 18
    Funding Preschool Funding Boost
    The Turnbull Government has locked in a $440 million funding boost for preschool education and is urging states to boost the enrolment and attendance rates of preschoolers in early learning. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the extra funding would extend the National Partnership on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education into 2019 to more than 348,000 children to ensure they have access to 15 hours of quality early learning in the year before school. The Turnbull Government’s $440 million funding boost secures education opportunities for more than 348,000 of Australia’s littlest learners, Minister Birmingham said.
  • 02 Feb 18
    General More Indigenous Students in School Until Year 12
    Indigenous retention is up 15% over the decade but is still well below the non-Indigenous rate.
  • 16 Jan 18
    General Independent Schools Challenge Misleading Fee Portrayal
    The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) cautions parents about glossy marketing campaigns for education focused financial products that misrepresent the cost of Independent school fees.
  • 31 Dec 17
    Funding Independent Schools and Gonski 2.0
    From 2018 the Commonwealth funding arrangements for all schools will change. Under the current arrangements, all schools are moving towards their Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding entitlement over time. Originally envisaged as a total public funding model, the share of public funding being provided by the Commonwealth was based on historical funding patterns. This means that schools serving the same type of students receive different funding from the Commonwealth depending on where they are located.
  • 02 Nov 17
    General Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools - Public Submissions Now Open!
    The public submission process for the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) is now open and will close at 5 pm (AEDST) on 2 November 2017.
  • 01 Nov 17
    General Kate Mullin Teacher Award
    The Kate Mullin Association (KMA) has an annual Teacher Award. The Award is for the teacher in WA who makes the greatest contribution to teaching English to Aboriginal students, and is a flagship event of the year. The winner gets $5,000. Submissions close 1 November 2017.
  • 12 Oct 17
    General 2018 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards - Applications now open!
    In 2018, 12 outstanding educators will receive a $45,000 Teaching Fellowship, comprising $30,000 for a project at the Fellow’s school, $10,000 for professional development and a $5,000 study tour to a high-performing education system. Applications close on 12 October 2017.

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