School Governance

A New Framework for Education and Children’s Services in South Australia

The Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 (Act) was assented to on 8 August 2019. The Government is required to mak...

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

As has been discussed in the first three parts of this series of articles, schools need more effective ways to deal with...

Banning Mobile Phones in Schools: Positive Progress or a Misguided Solution?

Mobile phones are ubiquitous in modern society and schools are in no way immune to the phenomenon. Across the world, fro...

Teenager sues school, claiming bullying ruined his life

A former student at a Victorian government school is reportedly suing the Department of Education and Early Childhood De...

Teacher dismissed after 'securing' students to chair with masking tape

A teacher has been awarded compensation, but her summary dismissal confirmed, after findings that she 'secured' three Re...

A child dies every 4 minutes on the road: Road Safety Week 2015

That shocking statistic is the global number of fatalities every 4 minutes and it provides a chilling reminder of the im...

Teacher's registration cancelled after being found 'guilty of serious incompetence and unfit to teach'

A panel convened by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (the VIT) has found a teacher 'guilty of serious incompetence an...

Where do I sleep? Difficult issues confronting transgender students and schools

A transgender Canadian student's quandry about where to sleep on a school camp highlights some of the difficulties faced...

Four young people die every week from sudden cardiac death - are defibrillators the answer?

The NSW Premier, Mike Baird, has voiced support for legislative changes to make defibrillators compulsory in schools.