Principals Australia Institute is offering professional development in the legal rights and obligations of schools and school leaders.
For the third year running, a Sydney primary school took a day off regular classes to engage the school community in healthy, inclusive activities aimed at building mental strength and resilience.
Readers of Education Matters would know that today’s schools are complex places, with leaders facing a wide range of issues and pressures on top of the demands of leading teaching and learning. The Australian Professional Standard for Principals sets out what principals are expected to know, understand and do to achieve in their work. Principals are doing a great job carrying out a complex role in an industry critical to the future of the nation. Quality education is essential to future national growth, with the OECD recently noting that “The quality of schooling in a country is a powerful predictor of the wealth that countries will produce in the long run” (OECD, 2015).