Part One: Confiscation and searches of student property – is there a right way to do this?

This is the first article in a two-part series on the myriad issues associated with managing inappropriate student materials. In this series, Craig D’cruz, National Education Consultant at CompliSpace, explores managing the confiscation of student materials and the legal, regulatory and guidance to consider when dealing with this matter.  In Part One of this series, Craig will examine state and territory guidance and the confiscation of property generally.

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July 27: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Cardinal George Pell faces court over historical sex offences Herald Sun wrote about Cardinal George Pell being swamped by crowds outside the Melbourne Magistrate Court after his court hearing, flanked by scores of Police.  Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to historical sexual offence charges. Cardinal Pell will have to reappear in Court in October. Students […]

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July 20: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA How schools are tracking students using their mobile phones The Age reported about Australian schools tracking what students do on their mobile phones.  This is to ensure that students are protected from pornography, predators and other online dangers.  Some schools are even enabling the monitoring technology to notify teachers, parents, and welfare staff when students access concerning […]

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SA Registration Standards come into effect: What will this mean for schools?

The first half of 2017 has been marked by multiple ongoing overhauls to school registration systems. So far this year, the Western Australian Standards for Non-Government Schools took effect, key changes to the NSW School Registration Manuals and TAA Guidelines were introduced, and on 25 June the Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 (Vic) took effect, amending the minimum standards which Victorian schools must satisfy to be registered.  The new Education Act 2016 (Tas) commenced on 10 July and changes will affect the registration of Tasmanian system and individual schools.

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