School Governance

Helpful Resources to Mark National Boarding Schools Week 2019

It’s National Boarding Schools Week so, in acknowledgement, we have compiled a list of some valuable resources for board...

Australian Government Proposes Tougher Penalties to Protect Online Privacy

On 25th March 2019, the Federal Government announced plans to reform existing privacy laws and penalties in order to bet...

Royal Commission Response Update: 2018 Reports from Australian Jurisdictions and Major Religious Institutions (Part Three:  Religious Institutions)

Following on from past two weeks’ School Governance articles which summarised the key components of the 2018 Annual Prog...

Royal Commission Response Update: 2018 Reports from Australian Jurisdictions and Major Religious Institutions (Part One: Commonwealth)

It has now been over one year since the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual ...

Q&A with expert Deborah de Fina, Principal Consultant - Child Protection at CompliSpace

Prior to joining CompliSpace, Deborah completed five years working with the Royal Commission into Institutional Response...

How Can We Attract and Retain Quality School Principals When 70 Per Cent May Retire in the Next Five Years? (Part Two)

The issues that we raised in our first article regarding the ongoing problems faced by many principals are now being dis...

Schools’ Responsibilities in Relation to Parenting Orders

Introduction Many Australian children have separated parents. This can create uncertainty for schools in terms of the ri...

How Can We Attract and Retain Quality School Principals When 70 Per Cent May Retire in the Next Five Years? (Part One)

Leadership in Schools According to The Educator, approximately 70 per cent of Australia’s 10,000 school principals will ...

What Does the 2008 Melbourne Declaration Look Like in 2019?

What is the Melbourne Declaration? In 2008, the Melbourne Declaration was signed by every Australian Education Minister ...

National uniform attendance codes mean crackdowns on school term holidays

Taking the kids on an off-peak school term holiday will now be more difficult, under national changes to school attendan...