School Governance

Student Consent: (Part Two) – Permission Forms, Medical Treatment and Privacy: What can students agree to?

This is the second article in a two-part series on issues of student consent in schools. In this series, Kieran Seed, Le...

Ransomware still a Top Cyber Security Threat for Schools

Ransomware is described by the BBC as computer viruses that threaten to delete your files unless you pay a ransom. Like ...

New VIC Child Information Sharing Laws Passed - Do they really protect children?

The Victorian Parliament's recent passing of the Children Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2018 (Informat...

What's in a watch: How a school board's gift giving practices can result in misuse of funding

Consider this scenario: Two long serving members of the school board retire and the board determines that it should than...

New Data Breach Privacy Laws in Effect – What Does This Mean for Schools?

Today marks the commencement of the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). ...

Mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches Take Effect 22 Feb: Are you Prepared?

On 22 February 2018, changes to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) will take effect and a new Notifiable Data Breach (...

New WA Registration Standards Released: Child Protection and Governance changes for July 2018

The Western Australian Minister for Education has released new Standards for Non-Government Schools (the Standards) whic...

Two months until Data Breach Laws take effect and breaches in the news: Is your school ready?

Recent devastating privacy breaches in the United States serve as a timely reminder for schools about the importance of ...

QLD schools must have detailed Complaints Handling Program by 2018

Queensland non-State schools have seen significant changes to their accreditation requirements in 2017. The new Educatio...