School Governance

School Boards: Accountability, Governance and the School Community

One of the most problematic areas for school boards is drawing an appropriate boundary between the governance and strate...

2017: The year of registration change: Is it time for national reform?

With just over a week to go until the curtain falls on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual...

Parent Complaints - the move from the car park to social media

School car parks were always a convenient place for parents to congregate and ‘chat’ either before school or, more often...

Education and Care Services National Law changes commence

On 1 October 2017, changes to the Education and Care Services National Law (National Law) and Regulations (National Regu...

‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’ – Do your students consider that your boarding community is a safe place?

This is National Child Protection Week - ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children'.  This week, NAPCAN want to emphasise th...

What to do if your school receives a historical sexual abuse report?

It takes immense courage and strength for survivors of historical child abuse to come forward and discuss the behaviours...

Student drivers: Are schools responsible for implementing road safety rules?

A post-holiday reminder School holidays are over, and with that comes increased congestion on public transport and roads...

Stranger danger: Recent worrying trend in attempted child abduction

Recently, on two separate occasions, two school girls were almost abducted. These two incidents serve as a timely remind...

New Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches - What does the scheme mean for schools?

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

Royal Commission research symposium: Creating child safe institutions

On 1 May 2017, The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) hosted a resea...