Current Issues

Workload and Wellbeing—A Challenge

By |2020-02-10T09:16:37+10:0010th February 2020|

More and more of you are taking on board the need to challenge current culture and take active steps towards the protection of your own health & wellbeing. It was apparent in the summer break the number of you that had disengaged from the email onslaught and posted a message to indicate you were on leave and a response would [...]

Mobile Phones in Schools

By |2019-09-06T15:00:16+10:0026th August 2019|

There are a myriad of comments that can and should be made about this move by the DET to ban mobile phones in schools. The most important of all is this: Given that many schools had already banned phones or established policies to limit their use at school, in making a blanket ban such as this, school leadership and autonomy [...]

Meeting the Minimum Standards and Child Safe Standards in Your Review

By |2019-08-23T08:45:55+10:0023rd August 2019|

A recent audit report on the implementation of Child Safe Standards released by VAGO was critical of the VRQA, indicating they could have better supported schools in the implementation of the Child Safe Standards. In an attempt to address this, the DET has attempted to sort out the confusion between minimum standards and best practice (and myth from fact), which [...]