School Governance

Significant Changes to the Western Australian Registration Standards for Non-Government Schools Will Take Effect on and from 1 January 2020

For a non-government school to become and stay registered it must comply with Part 4 of the School Education Act 1999 (W...

ATAR Assessments - Do the States and Territories Have it Right or are They Pushing Overworked Teachers to the Brink?

A recent article in The West Australian raised a number of issues that seem to be gathering interest across the country.

Mandatory Reporting and the ‘Seal of the Confessional’: Is there a Conflict and What Does it Mean for Catholic Schools?

On 23 May 2019, the Western Australian Government announced plans to expand child protection reporting obligations beyon...

Student Welfare for Boarders – Far From Home and Culture

Boarding schools are now seen as caretakers of boarder wellbeing, with the non-academic program including the values, le...

WA Registration Guidelines Update: Focus on Child Protection, Governance and Staff

On 4 April 2018, the Department of Education in Western Australia released the updated Guide to the Registration Standar...

Addressing liability for institutional child abuse: WA responds to Royal Commission recommendations

Recently, the Civil Liability Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was debated as an ...

School Boards: Accountability, Governance and the School Community

One of the most problematic areas for school boards is drawing an appropriate boundary between the governance and strate...

2017: The year of registration change: Is it time for national reform?

With just over a week to go until the curtain falls on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual...

Parent Complaints - the move from the car park to social media

School car parks were always a convenient place for parents to congregate and ‘chat’ either before school or, more often...

Education and Care Services National Law changes commence

On 1 October 2017, changes to the Education and Care Services National Law (National Law) and Regulations (National Regu...