School Governance

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...

Air-conditioning and cocktail parties: How a school board’s dismissal of a board member was ruled invalid

The Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal (the Tribunal) recently set aside the decision of a school board to...

Bullying in Schools - The 2017 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Schools across the country have been invited to 'take a stand' against bullying and violence next Friday 17 March 2017.

Grooming the Institution: Is grooming preventable in schools?

A new research report commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commi...

Can a school make parents accountable for being active contributors in their child’s learning journey?

In a recent opinion piece, published in various News Corp publications including The West Australian and the Daily Teleg...

WA Registration Guidelines Update: Policies and Procedures are Not Enough

On 2 September 2016 the Department of Education Services Non-Government Schools in Western Australia (DES) published the...

Judge describes school as ‘abject failure’: Child abuse was dismissed as lies

A judge at the Western Australian District Court has criticised a Perth high school and the Department for Child Protect...

Updated regulations for WA schools: More reform to child protection laws

The Western Australian Government has introduced changes to the legal obligations of schools, in a move that is now beco...