School Governance

NSW Government’s Proposed Changes to the Reportable Conduct Scheme

Royal Commission Recommendation for Nationally Consistent Reportable Conduct Schemes In its final report, the Royal Comm...

NESA Updated Registration Manuals and Updated Interim Revocation, Suspension and Voluntary Cancellation of Accreditation Policy

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) has made some recent changes to the Registration Manuals for Non-government...

New NSW Not-For-Profit Guidelines for Non-Government Schools: New Exceptions for Sharing School Assets and Providing Onsite Ancillary Services

In our previous article we described how sections 83C to 83L of the Education Act 1990 (NSW)  (Education Act) provide th...

CompliSpace’s Submission to the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian on Regulating Child Safe Organisations Discussion Paper (Part Two)

The Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) is considering the benefits of regulating child safe standards in New South ...

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...