By David de Carvalho, CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
We’ve grown accustomed to hearing that we are ‘living in interesting times’, as things are turned upside down by COVID-19. The saying “may you live in interesting times” was erroneously claimed, in an early and ironic examples of fake news, to be a proverb of Chinese origin. Read more
The Australian Secondary Principals’ Association partnered with Dr Amanda Heffernan from Monash University to investigate the current issues facing secondary school principals in Australia’s public schools. Read more
Let’s set the record straight. Despite what ill-informed parts of the media portrayed as ‘home learning’ being the norm at the end of Term 1 and beginning of Term 2 in most states and territories, it was most certainly not the case. Schools were still open in most cases, some students of both essential workers and other parents were still in attendance, and ‘online learning’ was in fact the norm. Although some parents were able to play a more active role in the learning of their children, behind the scenes, teachers and diversity supports were hard at work maintaining relationships to ensure the continued learning of the students in their care. Read more
Andrew Pierpoint, President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA), speaks about the important of addressing and improving the wellbeing of school leaders. Read more
Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, speaks about the Australian Government’s commitment to choice and equity in education, along with record funding and reforms.
Professor Mike Gaffney, Academic Director at the National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI) discusses why passion, priorities and persistence are key qualities for today’s principals and school leaders.