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

‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’ – Do your students consider that your boarding community is a safe place?

This is National Child Protection Week - ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children'.  This week, NAPCAN want to emphasise th...

Boarding does not work in a vacuum – it is an interdependent component of the total school experience

There are nearly 200 non-government schools in Australia that cater for boarders. In addition, there are many government...

National Child Protection Week 3-9 September: ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’

This Sunday marks the start of National Child Protection Week, which is coordinated by National Association for Preventi...

The Royal Commission and ADF Cadets: incorrect policies and procedures and disciplinary culture are lessons for schools

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) recently released the report ...

The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission – Reporting processes for non-government schools in 2017

The Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC) has recently announced its new 2017 Reporting Requirements...

Teacher Registration Boards - Are they helping to keep our children safe at school?

According to The Age, the Victorian Education Minister has ordered a sweeping review of the Victorian Institute of Teach...

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 mater...

How do you deal with parents who will not pay school fees?

This is an issue that nearly every non-government school will face or experience and, in light of the recent economic do...

Social Media - Induction Training is Not Enough

In a recent School Governance article, we commented about school social media policies, privacy and the posting of image...

Overseas Students and the National Code: New National Code delayed

The National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007 (National Code 2007) has...