School Governance

Reportable Conduct Round-Up:  Vic and ACT schemes commence, Qld likely to follow

Less than a week ago, substantial amendments to the child protection systems in Victoria and the ACT commenced. From Sat...

Revenge on image-based abuse: Will schools be caught in the crossfire?

One month on from Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), information privacy and technology-facilitated issues remain an ongoing ...

Royal Commission research symposium: Creating child safe institutions

On 1 May 2017, The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) hosted a resea...

What to do with violent students?

If a student's violent behaviour at school poses a severe risk to student and staff safety, it could give grounds for ex...

Bullying in Schools - The 2017 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Schools across the country have been invited to 'take a stand' against bullying and violence next Friday 17 March 2017.

Grooming the Institution: Is grooming preventable in schools?

A new research report commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commi...

Yard duty: Developing a roster that provides adequate duty of care for the children

Nearly all teachers in all schools are required at some time to engage in yard or playground duty as a routine component...

Paper plane injures teacher - 'It’s all good fun until someone loses an eye'

The paper plane thrown during class is a pertinent symbol of student larrikinism and classroom misbehaviour. Even if a p...

New South Australian Standards for Registration: SA catches up to other states and territories

By the middle of 2017, South Australia should expect to have new registration standards for schools, bringing that State...

ACT crime statistics shows problems with sexting and the law

Recent crime statistics reported by the Canberra Times reveal that sexting teenagers are being snared by child pornograp...