School Governance

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...

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...