School Governance

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 ...

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 (...