Teachers and alcohol abuse: lessons from NZ

A New Zealand teacher has been suspended for two years after being caught smelling of alcohol at school.  Although the incident occurred across the Tasman, the lessons from this case are definitely a helpful reminder for Australian schools and teachers. Mr C and the Teacher Disciplinary Tribunal Mr C was suspended for misconduct after a […]

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New Zealand develops new national Code and Standards for Teachers: Is Australia next?

The Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (the Council) is calling for submissions on a draft Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession, entitled ‘Our Code, Our Standards,’ which is intended to reflect what it means to “be a teacher” in New Zealand. The new Code and Standards are to be implemented and […]

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Risk Management 101: What is ISO 31000?

ISO 31000 are the international set of standards that are considered best-practice for any organisation designing and implementing an enterprise risk management system. And that includes schools. Reading the Standard is the first step every school should take before drafting an effective risk management system, which is a requirement of school registration standards across Australia […]

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NZ reporting of schools’ results under question

A New Zealand Ministry of Education advisory group has questioned the need for the annual reporting of schools’ results, according to the New Zealand Herald.  ”An alternative to yearly national standards reporting, such as reporting on national standards at years 2, 4, 6 and 8, should be investigated,” said the Ministry of Education’s National Standards Aggregate Results […]

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