School Governance

Managing Unwarranted Parent Demands: How Does Your School Manage Parent Expectations?

As discussed in our School Governance article last week, a new education-related Act has been assented to in South Austr...

Work Experience: What Schools Need to do to Protect Their Students

What is work experience? An increasing number of young people are doing work placements as part of work experience progr...

Workplace Deaths: What the National Review of the Model Work Health and Safety Laws Says About Industrial Manslaughter

What is Industrial Manslaughter? Industrial manslaughter is a crime where the act or omission of an employer leads to th...

How Teachers and Staff Can Practise Self-Care over the School Holiday Break

As the 2018 school year draws to an end, some teachers and school staff may feel like they are hurtling towards the brea...

The Cost of Being Compliant is Minimal Compared to the Costs of Being Caught Out!

For many organisations, especially those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, education and health...

Violence, Workplace Bullying and Stress - All in a Day's Work for a Teacher

Work health and safety laws around Australia impose obligations on schools to manage hazards at work and identify and co...

The Dangers of School Sausage Sizzles: Peeling the Risk Onion

Bunnings recently introduced a new work health and safety recommendation that sausage sizzle stall holders place onions ...

Hidden Risks of Asbestos in Schools

For many schools, asbestos is a hidden hazard, subsumed by other more important issues critical to the day-to-day functi...

School Violence: The Delicate Balance Between Staff Safety and Student Duty of Care (Part Two)

This is the second part of a two-part series exploring violence in schools. Part Two focuses on violence perpetrated by ...

School Violence: The Delicate Balance Between Staff Safety and Student Duty of Care (Part One)

This is the first part of a two part series exploring violence in schools. Part One focuses on violence against principa...