September 20: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Australia facing an “epidemic of child abuse and neglect”, according to experts According to ABC News, South Australia’s Department for Child Protection has opened its doors to the University of South Australia’s child protection experts, allowing them access to abuse notifications for the first time. What seasoned researchers like Fiona Arney found as they dug […]

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September 13: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA New advocate for Western Australian high school principals sends a clear message to badly behaved parents ABC News has reported that the new spokesman for WA’s public high school principals has a simple message for parents behaving badly at schools “Stop treating schools like they’re the enemy and start working with them.” Armando Giglia is […]

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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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August 16: Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson avoids jail over abuse cover up According to The New Daily, former Adelaide archbishop Philip Wilson has avoided jail for covering up child sex abuse by a priest. Newcastle Local Court magistrate Robert Stone decided Wilson, 67, should serve his 12-month custodial sentence in home detention, not jail. Mr […]

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August 9: Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Girl arrested after alleged stabbing at North Adelaide school ABC News has reported that a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and charged by police after she allegedly stabbed another 17-year-old student at a North Adelaide school. News.com.au reported that the injured girl, who is in year 12 at St Dominic’s Priory College, suffered a cut to her […]

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July 26: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Abuse survivors alarmed over information sharing with institutions who abused them under National Redress Scheme According to ABC News, survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia’s churches and institutions are alarmed over a clause in the National Redress Scheme that would force them to hand over sensitive personal details to the organisations involved. The Care […]

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July 19: School Governance Weekly Wrap

AUSTRALIA Kys: bullying’s terrifying new shorthand The Australian has reported that cyberbullying and bullying in general has received a new level of attention after the use of the shortened acronym Kys (“kill yourself”). Government statistics show cyberbullying, which often occurs in tandem with real-world bullying, is on the rise. Cyberbullies can be prosecuted under various state […]

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