Photographing and Filming Students: Is Your School Getting it Right?

Photographing or filming students at school or at weekend sport has become a highly sensitive issue. With the rise in online abuse such as sexting and cyber bullying, schools have been required to rethink and reinforce protections for their students online, including the consent of students and their parents when taking photographs or producing videos at school events. But has your school maintained the right balance between privacy and common sense when photographing and filming students?

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August 30: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA ‘Crucial to the life of a child’: The crisis facing child’s play According to The Age, learning through play is crucial to kids’ academic development but has almost disappeared from the early primary years as schools adopt more traditional methods in order to meet benchmarks and produce data, new research has found. Children’s play outside […]

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School Violence: The Delicate Balance Between Staff Safety and Student Duty of Care (Part One)

This is the first part of a two part series exploring violence in schools. Part One focuses on violence against principals and teachers, and the results of the Principal Wellbeing Survey 2017. Part Two will focus on violence perpetrated by parents and students and how discipline and behaviour management policies impact a school’s reaction.

After the recent stabbing of a student at an Adelaide school and a wild brawl resulting in a broken jaw outside a school in Western Australia, schools would be forgiven for thinking that the current rise in violence is out of control. Most schools, however, are safe environments and shape young people’s positive development. But there is a fine line to walk between principal, staff and school community safety and balancing the duty of care to students.

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August 23: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Dying man wins record $1 million compensation payout for Christian Brothers abuse According to ABC News, a Perth man who has been awarded a record $1 million compensation payout for child abuse suffered at the hands of Christian Brothers says he would have been happy simply with an apology. Paul Bradshaw took legal action over […]

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