School Governance

The Teacher-Student Relationship: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Teachers are considered to hold a unique position of trust, care and authority due to their influence on children and yo...

Photographing and Filming Students: Is Your School Getting it Right?

In a warning to parents, the NSW Department of Education has said that information published on public websites and soci...

New South Wales Students Report Declining Academic and Pastoral Support From Parents and Teachers Across Their Schooling

School advocacy and support for learning are essential elements for producing happy and successful students, and when pa...

Culture of Continuous Compliance: Principal Continuing to Run Alternative Schools Despite NESA Report

Background In a recent case decided before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Eagle Arts & Vocational College wa...

Significant New Child Protection Legal Reform Proposed in NSW: Schools Must Reduce or Remove the Risk of Child Abuse

The introduction of a new Bill in NSW Parliament proposing to significantly amend the Crimes Act 1900 NSW signals that t...

Family Law and Shared Parental Responsibility: The Impact on Schools

Family law is generally not considered an area which affects the functions of a school in most capacities. However, Fami...

Students Sending Nudes: The Tension Between Online Offences, A Teacher's Legal Duties and Reasonableness

In 2009, the boyfriend of a 13-year old schoolgirl became the first person in Australia to be prosecuted in relation to ...

Slavery Alive and Well in Australia: NSW Modern Slavery Bill Set to Pass

In the modern era, slavery should be a concept relegated to history, a grim reminder to many nations of the checkered pa...

Teacher Accreditation Shake-up: NESA Publishes Revamped TAA Guidelines

To balance out an increase in regulatory activity for child protection over the last few months, schools in NSW have rec...