School Governance

The Cost of Being Compliant is Minimal Compared to the Costs of Being Caught Out!

For many organisations, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, education and health...

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...

Unauthorised Verbal Disclosures a Major Privacy Risk in Latest OAIC Quarterly Report

According to the latest quarterly report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), the educatio...

Listening Devices and Surveillance: The Fine Line Between Student Safety and Teacher Privacy

The Facts In a recent case in the United States, a mother became concerned about her elementary school son after he did ...

Non-Financial Governance Reporting: What Does a School Board Actually Need to Know to Make Effective Decisions?

This article covers information in the white paper Non-Financial Governance Reporting for Non-Government Schools, prepar...

Human Resources Firm Security Incident Exposes Data From Coles, Telstra, CBA and More: Is Your School at Risk of a Data Breach?

Just under four months ago, the Australian Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme commenced. The NDB Scheme requires organi...

Effective Permission Slips: Part Two

This is the second part of a two part series on permission notes. The first part dealt with the purpose of permission no...

Effective Permission Slips: Part One

This is the first part of a two part series on permission notes. The first part deals with the purpose of permission not...

Drone Laws Under CASA's Microscope: Will Schools Be Affected?

Human history is an ongoing record of reaching for the sky, literally and figuratively. From the legend of Icarus, to Le...

Privacy Awareness Week: From Principles to Practice

  Schools may be forgiven for thinking that 2018 is the year of privacy and not just a week!  Given the introduction of ...