Vic principals set to begin peer reviews

Principals from 50 schools across Victoria are set to begin a review of the performance of state schools from this month under a State Government plan to raise the accountability of schools, according to The Age. Under the process, state schools under review will select two principals from across the state and an accredited reviewer […]

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SA schools asked to open their facilities to local community

South Australian schools are being asked to consider opening their grounds and buildings for more out-of-hours community activities. A forum hosted by the SA Department for Premier and Cabinet on December 2 will discuss how schools can make their sporting, recreational and learning spaces accessible to their local communities. “Realising the full potential of our schools […]

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Does your school manage sports-related head injuries effectively?

A school’s duty of care to its students requires that it exercise “reasonable care” to protect students from risks of harm that are “reasonably foreseeable”. Given the recent media coverage of the long-term effects of concussion, there would be little doubt that the “reasonable school” should be ensuring that students who suffer such injuries be […]

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Former principal in Qld court over fraud charges

One of Australia’s top indigenous schools wrongly claimed nearly $9 million in enrolment funding from the Queensland and Federal governments, a court has heard. According The Australian, Djarragun College in far north Queensland claimed funding for hundreds of students who had left the school. The school’s former principal Jean Illingworth has been charged with two counts of […]

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