School Governance

The Royal Commission’s Recommendations on Redress and Civil Litigation — Update

The Royal Commission’s Redress and Civil Litigation Report In several previous articles, we have discussed the responses...

Why Recording Safety Incidents Leads to a Safety Culture

Schools in all states and territories must notify their safety regulator and keep records of the most serious of safety ...

School Fees in 2040: On the Basis of the Current Educational CPI, Will Non-Government Schools Price Themselves Out of the Market?

Non-government schools are funded via a number of sources-most notably, school fees, per capita funding from Commonwealt...

ASIC Report – Corporate Governance Taskforce, Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report: Some Insights for School Boards

On face value the Corporate Governance Taskforce: Director and Officer Oversight of Non-Financial Risk Report (ASIC Octo...

World Teachers’ Day - October 25: Will Your School Celebrate Your Staff?

World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated in Australia on 25 October and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School ...

Assurance – The Forgotten Element in Many School Risk Management Systems

Many schools have a risk register that seeks to identify organisational risks, rate those risks and set out the control ...

What is in a Name? Navigating the Confusing World of State and Territory Terminology For School Years

Education is a shared responsibility of the Australian (Federal) Government and the individual state and territory gover...

Duty of Care in a School Environment - How Long is a Piece of String?

Over the years, we have published many articles regarding duty of care in schools. A quick search of the School Governan...

Five Tips to Help Non-Government Schools Manage LGBTIQA+ Student Issues

Recently there has been a lot of media attention on the way non-government schools manage issues relating to LGBTIQA+ st...

The Burgeoning Workload of a School Leader. The Line Between Role and Responsibility. What Gives?

The education sector within Australia has undergone a barrage of reform in response to the globalisation of education an...