Looking beyond knowledge-based skills for our newest emerging leaders
Currently, the average time taken for an NSW teacher to transition to a Principal role is close to 20 years, with a new program identifying a 10-year fast track process, new leaders will be at the helm in less than half the time of those who have come before them. Given such a dramatic difference in preparation time, it is natural to wonder how these developing leaders will be ready to take on the complex nature of a leadership role. Read more
Learning Legacy Program – a positive outcome from a difficult year
Among the few positives to come out of the pandemic are the self-reliance that independent remote learning required and the resilience developed while toughing out a difficult time.
Stressed, overworked and threatened: principals unite under new body
Principals are doing it tough, it's a high work load, high stress job with elevated levels of physical threat and often with very little support.
The Broken Windows Theory and School Leadership
Members of the school community soon sniff out inconsistencies and gaps between the school’s espoused platform and the platform in use statements, and the school’s culture is slowly eroded when the two do not match up. The Broken Windows Theory is very relevant to the way that modern schools operate because it gives school leaders a perception of the multitude of potential problems that impact on the schools’ operations.
Scrap the textbooks: why making maths fun is a nationwide priority
My kids were born mathematicians.
Australia's girls' maths team ties best ever result in Europe
The Australian team of four girls from WA, QLD and NSW placed 12th out of 54 competing countries and 213 contestants in the 10th annual European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO).
More women empowered to lead Australian schools
Despite women comprising more than 70 per cent of Australia’s teaching workforce, they only occupy about 50 per cent of principal positions according to school data.
Minecraft’s Climate Warriors world
Climate Warriors, a new Minecraft world, is designed to help educate and engage young Australians and help their understanding the importance of preparedness against the increasing risk of natural disasters.