School Governance

Does your School Have the Right Evidence for your Not-For-Profit Funding in New South Wales?

With the current debate over state and federal government funding for non-government schools, many schools could be forg...

Why Schools Cannot Wipe the Slate Clean on Child Protection

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) highlighted that historically...

The Dangers of School Sausage Sizzles: Peeling the Risk Onion

Bunnings recently introduced a new work health and safety recommendation that sausage sizzle stall holders place onions ...

Sexting as a Social Norm: How Schools Can Address the Legal and Social Risks for Students

On 29-30 October 2018, the NSW Government sponsored the NSW Anti-Bullying Conference, with guest speaker, Wendy Craig, a...

The Challenges of Gifted and Talented Education for Schools

According to Françoys Gagné’s Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (Differentiated Model), young gifted childre...

The Education Funding Shortfall: Are Schools Financially Dependent on the Hip Pockets of Teachers and Parents?

According to Federal Government figures, total Commonwealth recurrent investment in Australian schools for the next 10 y...

Isolation Rooms, Dark Cupboards and Cages: Calling Time-Out on Disability Discrimination in Schools

Victorian Disability Discrimination Payouts The Age recently reported that, over the past few years, the Department of E...

Police Officers in Schools: New NT Program Targets At-Risk Children

The Northern Territory (NT) government has announced a reintroduction of school-based policing. The new “proactive” mode...

Consultation on New Safeguarding Standards: Catholic Schools Publicly Accountable for Child Safety

As discussed previously on School Governance, the Catholic Church’s child protection standards setting body - Catholic P...

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influence on children and yo...