School Governance

Schools and Overseas Students: Government Announces Fee Exemptions for CRICOS Registration – Current and New Applications

Pre 2020, the overseas students education sector in Australia experienced substantial growth resulting in it becoming Au...

How Does GHS7 Impact Hazardous Chemicals Used in Schools?

In a previous School Governance article, we reported on the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification...

Supporting Transgender and Agender Students

Over the past five or so years a number of states and territories have changed their laws to allow people to change thei...

Child Protection Risks After the COVID-19 Lockdown

While the return to face-to-face learning has eased some child protection concerns, schools face some new challenges due...

The School Leadership Retention Risk in a Pandemic Era

The retention rate of school leaders is a strategic risk for school boards.

Student Mental Health: An Operational Risk ‘During COVID-19’

For some students the year of COVID-19 will be remembered for the time spent at home and the ‘fun’ break from the way sc...

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Schools and Students' Families Closer Together?

Parents as Partners (in the Education Process) In a recent article in The Educator, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ)...

Recent Developments in Relation to Mandatory Reporting by Persons in Religious Ministry

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) made a number of recommendati...

COVID-19 Return to School: Schools Under the Microscope

The official government advice in relation to children returning to schools after the COVID lockdown is lengthy and requ...

Transmission of COVID-19 in Schools: Health and Safety Law Requirements

During the last week, several independent schools in Sydney have had to shut their doors and send students and staff hom...