School Governance

Craig D’cruz

Craig D’cruz
With 37 years of educational experience, Craig D’cruz is the National Education Lead at CompliSpace. Craig provides direction on education matters including new products, program/module content and training. Previously Craig held the roles of Industrial Officer at the Association of Independent Schools of WA, he was the Principal of a K-12 non-government school, Deputy Principal of a systemic non-government school and he has had teaching and leadership experience in both the independent and Catholic school sectors. Craig currently sits on the board of a large non-government school and is a regular presenter on behalf of CompliSpace and other educational bodies on issues relating to school governance, school culture and leadership.
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Recent Posts by Craig D’cruz

Would You Consider Your School to Be A (Big) Business?

According to a recent article in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) “The niche position occupied by Australia’s tax-e...

Student Muck Up Days and ‘Schoolies’: What Are We Accepting?

There have been many articles in the media over the last few weeks regarding the behaviour of Year 12 students at their ...

Student Equity in Schools-Are We Only Paying Lip Service?

As noted in a recent School Governance article, the theme of NAPCAN’s annual National Child Protection Week for 2021 is ...

Risk and Compliance: the Role of the Principal or the Deputy Principal?

According to Riskonnect “Without a doubt, compliance and risk management are closely aligned: Compliance with establishe...

E-cigarettes and Vaping-the New Smoking

Most schools have policies or rules that strictly forbid student (and staff) smoking at school, at school events and whe...

Teachers - Isn't it About Time that They Are Considered to Be Essential Workers?

Since the commencement of this pandemic, unlike healthcare workers, aged care workers or pharmacy employees, teachers in...

Dealing with Families Who Won't Pay Fees-a Perennial Problem

School Governance has published a series of articles over the years regarding non-payment of school fees, commencing in ...

Active Supervision

  This article was originally published for Lights Out. You can access the full publication here. School boarding houses...

School Re-Registration: One of Three Registration ‘Pain Points’ for Schools.

This is the first article in a three part series on Registration 'Pain Points' for Schools. You can access part 2 here a...

Vaccination of Staff against COVID-19- Can this be Mandated in a School?

There has been a great deal of ‘media chatter’ regarding the development of vaccines against COVID-19. The world is ‘hol...