The new teacher assumes full pedagogical and legal responsibility as soon as they enter the school. No other profession has such high expectations of its newest members. Tynjala & Heikkinen
It has been some time, but we are trying to get back into the rhythm of update, addition and checking. It is a slow but hopefully steady progress, though a short break over the Christmas/New Year period will not go astray.
We will continue trying to update information and adding new material where this is possible. However, there will continue to be disruption to this due to noted factors. We endeavour to maintain the process as best we can, but as we indicate in our auto-reply to emails received, there will undoubtedly be some delays as the process continues on its course. We hope you can bear with us and, at the same time, find only a minimum of disruption and delay.
In addition, we have been looking at the data which forms our annual check of the site. As a result, there will be a number of changes when we have completed this, some already having been decided. One of the brutal facts of life is that you should not continue to provide material when there is clear evidence that no-one wants to use it [they do not even visit the relevant page in several cases]. Data has provided the basis on which a number of decisions have been made. Changes will also reflect the availability of material from an ever growing range of sources in a number of areas. Meanwhile, for those interested, the Calendar, Conferences and Competitions pages will all be updated on the first day of the new year. The Competitions page has all the dates [both actual and indicative] we have so far been able to find. All other changes will become evident early in the new year. What we consider core material has remained where possible.
We thank you for your continued support throughout the year, both by your usage of the site, your suggestions and queries. We wish you an enjoyable and restful break over the festive season and wish you well for the coming year.
The University of Entitlement ignores economic realities
[Australian Financial Review, 21/12]
Mental disorders linked to poor NAPLAN performance in Australian schools
[The Conversation, 20/12]
Schools to open gates to public over summer break
[The Educator, 20/12]
Universities need to get their own Gonski - not a gutting
[Australian Financial Review, 20/12]
Govt. Failure to Ensure Private School Systems Distribute Funding According to Need Will Continue Under Gonski 2.0
[Save Our Schools, Australia, 19/12]
CMM summer special : No yo-ho-ho in MYEFO
[Campus Morning Mail, 19/12]
Latest cuts would leave Australia’s uni funding ‘frozen in time’ as costs rise
[Universities Australia, 18/12]
How can the government cap funding for Commonwealth-supported student places ?
[Andrew Norton, Commentary from Carlton, 17/12]
Schools : will we ever join the dots ?
[Chris Bonnor, Pearls and Irritations, 15/12]
So you’ve got your ATAR, now what ? Here are some options
[The Conversation, 15/12]
‘There are always other ways’ : advice to HSC students
[SMH, News, 14/12]
Schools are not adequately preparing young Australians to participate in our democracy
[The Conversation, 13/12]