School Governance

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities – Part Three

There is a multitude of laws and guidelines that schools are required to factor in when planning an excursion. 

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...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part Two

In the first part of this four part series, we discussed the background to the changing excursion landscape and the infl...

Top Five Compliance Risks for Small Schools: Advice from the World of Small Business

According to the Treasury Research Institute, the cost of compliance in many industries is proportionately higher for sm...

The Excursion Management Problem - Balancing Legal Risk and Practical Realities - Part One

Schools have a legal duty to take reasonable care to protect students, and court cases show that this duty can extend ou...

Social Media and Effective Complaints Management - Embracing Complaints to Improve and Move Forward

Principals and school staff have always had concerns about the ‘carpark gossip’ that takes place when a disgruntled pare...

State and Territory Charitable Fundraising Laws — Recommended Harmonisation

How Much Do Schools Rely on Fundraising Activities? In a previous School Governance article “School fundraising: ‘When w...

Duty to Protect Children: Child Safety and Civil Liability for Schools

Following the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commissi...

Induction Programs: Do They Really Matter?

Beginning at a new school can be just as daunting for staff as it is for students. There are many things that new employ...

Commencement of New Corporations Act Whistleblower Laws on 1 July 2019

Recent Media Focus on Whistleblowing Last Sunday 23 June 2019, non-government organisations across the world that advoca...