Current Issues

Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

By |2024-04-19T10:44:51+10:0019th April 2024|

The current VSGA 2022 is due to expire on the 31 December 2025.  As a key bargaining agent for the Victorian Principal Class, we have commenced the process of engaging with members in order to develop the Log of Claims for the new EBA. Sessions with various groups and key stakeholders thus far have identified pressure points in the current [...]

VAGO Report into Principal Health and Wellbeing

By |2023-07-24T10:22:58+10:0024th July 2023|

The recently released VAGO report into Principal Health and Wellbeing identifies that workload continues to be the most significant cause of poor health and wellbeing. Please follow the link to view the report in detail. VAGO REPORT- JUNE 2023

Victorian Curriculum F-10 Revisions

By |2023-05-03T10:23:06+10:003rd May 2023|

In light of upcoming revisions to the Victorian Curriculum F-10, the VCAA has provided a briefing pack for members to access. Click Here: Vic Curr F-10 Revisions Stakeholder Briefings April 2023

Time in Lieu

By |2022-12-14T08:26:14+10:0014th December 2022|

Written by A Metro Secondary School Principal I have been monitoring, with interest, the impact of TIL, these are the facts: Time in Lieu began on Monday July 25th and since that time teaching staff have accrued 485 hours of TIL. The acquittal for many of the hours has been completed, however, the time away from students has meant interrupted [...]

Recruitment and Retention

By |2022-11-28T12:19:20+10:0028th November 2022|

Attracting and retaining employees has proved a challenge in the wake of unprecedented levels of employee resignations and an increased desire for hybrid or work-from-home options. Mentorship is crucial to ensuring the success of newcomers: it provides opportunities for emulation, fosters employee relationships, and encourages integration with company values. Mentoring is different from Managing: The most critical element of becoming [...]

DET Principal Support Services

By |2022-10-05T12:08:29+10:005th October 2022|

As we all know, the role of a school leader is complex and multi-dimensional with effective leaders drawing on multiple sources of information and supports.  The Department offers a range of services to support school leaders with the execution of their roles and responsibilities.  Three such services that we encourage members to access are the Principal Advisory Service, the Principal [...]

Not just a teacher shortage

By |2022-09-09T16:05:07+10:0017th August 2022|

Whilst recent commentary and dialogue has focussed on the severe teacher shortages, little mention if any, is being made in relation to the national trend that’s been growing for some time and that is principal shortages. Over the course of many years, there has been a declining trend of senior teachers and assistant principals aspiring to the role of principal [...]

Annual Report Updates – advice from DET

By |2022-03-08T11:17:07+10:008th March 2022|

The Annual Report is a legislative obligation that provides a valuable opportunity for the school community to celebrate achievements, reflect on the school’s performance, and understand where and how improvement efforts have enhanced student achievement, engagement and well-being. As you know this is key to building community pride and confidence in the government school system. Each year Performance Division quality [...]


By |2022-09-09T15:06:34+10:001st June 2021|

How harmful is social media to teenagers’ mental health? According to one recent research study, social media is no more harmful than television was for young people in the 1990s.  The study looked at more than 430,000 young people aged 10 to 15 in the UK and US. It found no evidence that any link between mental ill health and [...]

Industry Leading Protection for Schools

By |2020-08-31T14:47:35+10:0031st August 2020|

Schools face ever growing threats from sophisticated cybercriminals. These bad actors are exploiting any network vulnerabilities including any devices connected to or joining the school network. A good example is the risk posed from Internet of Things devices that often have limited or very basic security controls. Once a cybercriminal gains access to a school’s network they gain lateral movement [...]

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