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The Board Awakens | Jill Healey

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Do your eyes glaze over when you hear the word Governance? In his recent CSA blog, Daniel Pampuch, CEO of Christian Schools Australia shared some of his reflections on governance and the reality that board governance is the ‘Highest Leadership of All’!  As I read Daniel’s blog, I couldn’t help…

Public Consultation Open on Australian Curriculum

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As flagged in our earlier Briefing, on 29 April 2021, the public consultation period opened for the proposed revisions to: the Foundation – Year 10 (F–10) Australian Curriculum, including for all the learning areas, the general capabilities, and the cross-curriculum priorities. There has been much in the media already about the changes, with headlines claiming…
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The Highest Leadership of All | Dr Daniel Pampuch

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I was asked the other day by a colleague, what would have been the one thing that I would have changed during my time as principal. It has been nearly seven years since then and there are many things I would have done differently. However, with the progress of time and distance the small incidental…
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2021 FBT Toolkit Now Available

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The updated 2021 FBT Toolkit is now available for download for member schools and Staff Relations Service participants. [Note: you must be logged in to see and download the toolkit] The Toolkit contains a range of materials to assist schools in meeting their Fringe Benefits Tax obligations. The 2021_FBT_Toolkit (a compressed or ‘zipped’ file) contains:…
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Commonwealth Government releases resources for teaching respectful relationships in schools

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Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge, and  Minister for Women’s Safety Anne Ruston released today new online resources  to help school students learn about safe, healthy and respectful relationships, including issues around consent and peer pressure. More than 350 videos, digital stories, podcasts and other materials are available free to teachers, students and families…
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National Reconciliation Week 2021

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National Reconciliation Week is coming up (27 May – June 3) and is bookended by the anniversaries of two important dates; the 1967 referendum and the 1992 landmark High Court Mabo decision. This year’s theme is – More than a Word: Reconciliation Takes Action. One way of taking action is to learn more and understand…
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Changes to ALP National Platform Welcomed

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Christian Schools Australia has welcomed much of the updated 2021 ALP National Platform adopted last week. The ALP National Platform “provides members and supporters in the community with a clear statement of Labor’s beliefs, values and program for government”.  The previous, 2018, platform amongst its 309 pages merely said, in relation to religious freedom, that…
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