“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me”
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Welcome to our updated version of the site. Different but not quite perfected. We hope you find it easier and clearer to use, irrespective of the screen size. As usual, it is not perfect, though much of this seems to centre around one page, which we are continuing to work on and will hopefully have the problem solved in the very near future. However, all data on that page is still available. Meanwhile, in the wide world of education there is still plenty happening.
The Universities Accord Discussion has been released. Work is ongoing in solving the problems of the School sector. Action is well underway in the Early Childhood sector. The VET sector is also being addressed [as well as an expansion in terms of the numbers involved in using their services. What is interesting is the news items and commentary which has suddenly developed and which we try to include in our News Headlines collections.
Some of the commentary is addressed to initial steps taken. Other commentary shows people are thinking about different/additional aspects through the number of proposals and concerns which have been brought to light in various articles. Not all will be seen as worthy of inclusion but some may well have a direct influence. Implementation of the various processes will take time, so it will be fascinating to watch the ebb and flow [and see whether genuinely good ideas become part of the final product]. Whatever happens, the final product for each area has to fulfil the need for a way foward that applies to all, that is determined to provide a process that develops all essential skills and which helps students develop to the maximum and allows them to utilise higher levels that suit their needs best.
For those who may have any reason to contact us over the next 1 to 2 weeks, be aware that there may be a delay in being able to respond. We will, however, do so at the earliest possible opportunity. Some things simply cannot be avoided .
‘Aerospace Camp will bring STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] and aerospace education to young people in regional New South Wales during 2023 and 2024. Thanks to the support of the NSW government, attendance at Aerospace Camp for all participants is completely free of charge. Over four days and three nights, students attending Aerospace Camp will experience activities that are immersive, interactive, fun and have an underlying emphasis on wellbeing and the development of employability skills including team building, creativity and problem solving’. The list of venues ranges from Forster to Broken Hill and West Wyalong. 4 events will be held in 2023 with another 3 events in 2024.
If you are interested and want to know more, then visit Aerospace Camp [One Giant Leap Australia Foundation]. There are limited numbers at each camp [32 students aged 12-14] so be sure to act quickly if you are. All the information you need can be found on the above page.
An alternate to the Aerospace Camp is the the Aerospace Academy [One Giant Leap Australia Foundation] which involves a single day and is also being held in country centres, This is for children aged 12 -15 and is also free. The above page gives you all the details needed. You must also understand Participants may only select ONE Space Day and ONE Aviation Day. Why not jump in quickly to one or the other, or both if you are really interested. Don’t waste any time - Aerospace Camps have limited numbers remember.
Public Consultation Reminder : COVID-19 impacts on school students with disability ‘The Albanese Government wants to hear from school students with disability, their families and carers and educators about their experiences of school during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several ways interested parties can provide feedback, including : completing an online questionnaire or survey; making a submission in writing or with an audio or video file; attending a webinar; or registering interest in another event at the Review Engagement Hub. A discussion paper detailing more information about the review is available [including in Easy Read, Auslan and language translations] on the Review Engagement Hub’. Providing input closes on 28 March, 2023 so time is fast running out.
For those interested in Apprenticeships, NCVER has recently published Apprentices and Trainees 2022 : June Quarter details. As an area of education that often gets hidden in the media, this has some fascinating information in regard not only to numbers but to the scope of all that is involved. A must read if you are interested in how things are going in this educational area.
“Teacher Miss Murphy with her students from Coomandook Siding School, circa 1922”.
Available at : https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+59235, State Library of South Australia, B-59235. [accessed 15 February 2023].
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