I hope you are travelling through the term nicely, and to those who are winding up NAPLAN I hope it all went smoothly.
The executive team and I are working diligently with stakeholders to ensure the Principals voice is being heard in the areas that are fundamental to the changes we are currently seeing.
My hope is that by the next update will be able to speak more about Principal ongoing employment – currently awaiting government approval.
In the day to day it is easy to get caught up and to lose ourselves in the million little stresses that are put upon us and sometimes by us.
It is so important to stop and practise the self-care that we spend so much time telling others about.
I came across this quote the other day, and as it resonated with me I thought I might share it with you.
I am excited to share that I am going to walk the talk and am now looking forward to a week of long service leave to unwind, recharge and reconnect.
Please make the time to get out and about in this beautiful top end weather and do something you love.
Please stay well.
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Recently the Fathering Project received a grant from Sanitariam Food Group who are looking to sponsor the program this year with a 50/50 split for 2 schools in each State and Territory.
For a chance to be one of the lucky shools Please register
School leaders are required to acquit expenditure of 2020 grant funds by 31 May 2021 using the following link:
If you are yet to spend your grant below are some ideas:
Alternatively NTPA partnered with BTS Spark and the following 2 courses are eligible to beused with the grant:
If you need assistance with understanding or identifying the types of wellbeing activities that would apply to this grant, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query.
The public consultation period for the review of the Australian Curriculum F-10 opened last week. Teachers and school leaders have two options to provide feedback about the curriculum changes.
- Complete the ACARA online survey https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation/
- Come to a Department of Education face-to-face consultation sessions or an online session.
Welcome to AERO
We are very pleased to introduce the Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO). We aim to generate high-quality evidence, make education evidence accessible and enhance the use of evidence in education across Australia.
We have already begun publishing resources to make research and evidence accessible and engaging. Below, you will find links to our initial resources to support excellence in teaching practice for Australia's educators in the early childhood sector and schools to use.
Our vision is clear: we want excellence and equity in education for all Australian children and young people through effective use of evidence. We are currently developing a research agenda for our first year and we look forward to working with you.
Dr Jenny Donovan, CEO, Australian Education Research Organisation
Tried and tested
AERO has released four Tried and tested evidence guides for classroom teachers. These guides support teachers' ongoing professional development by summarising some key practices that can improve learning outcomes for students in Australian classrooms. The guides cover formative assessment, explicit instruction, mastery learning and focused classrooms.
Exclusive Attendance Rate for the NTPA staff and members – register before May 28
Taking place on Friday June 4, The Australian Schools Women’s Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for women at all levels of leadership to connect, share their experiences, build their capacity and prioritise their own wellbeing. A collaboration between the National Excellence in School Leadership Institute (NESLI) and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA), the Summit brings together the latest in women’s leadership expertise and a deep understanding of current challenges and opportunities for leaders in the education sector.
This interactive, online event will feature inspirational keynote presentations, expert workshops, panel discussions, participant breakout sessions and online discussion forums. View the agenda here.
NTPA members are invited to register for the Australian Schools Women’s Leadership Summit and use the code ASE221 at the check-out to access an exclusive rate of $395 ($200 off the standard rate). Register before 28 May at https://www.wla.edu.au/schoolssummit.html
View the summit webpage here
Why get involved?
- Teach people about mental health: Each day, your students can learn about mental health with a statistic as they target a number of push-ups;
- Encourage connection: Students and teachers can track their push-ups through The Push-Up Challenge phone app or website, and are encouraged by their classroom’s, year level’s or school’s progress and achievements;
- Promote fitness: Push-ups can be done anywhere and anytime – in the classroom, on the oval, or at home;
- Make a difference: Fundraising is optional but a great opportunity to bring the community together and raise funds for youth mental health.
How do we get involved?
Your school can register for this free event now
Students will be challenged to complete 3,318 push-ups over 25 days in June. They can aim for this goal as an individual or as a team. This year, there’s an option for students to aim for 25%, 50%,75% or 100% of the push-up target instead. Exercise alternatives are also welcome.
You’ll be able to track your school’s success with a unique ‘Community’ webpage, showing the number of push-ups completed and funds raised. Last year, school communities came together as a whole, while others chose to challenge their classrooms and year levels to complete the push-ups.