School years

New independent schools watchdog to be announced

An upcoming announcement is soon to be made about a new independent complaints process for parents and students (as initially promised by then opposition Education Minister, James Merlino at our Q & A forum back in 2014). Check out the article posted in the Herald Sun, 7th August 2016 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/aggrieved-parents-and-students-will-soon-have-complaints-against-schools-by-independent-watchdog/news-story/9cdb0ed257daa57e9aabff988833fead

This entry was posted on August 10, 2016

Senate Enquiry into Students with a Disability

A senate inquiry will be launched into students with a disability and their experiences including the allegations of abuse as well as current levels of access for students with disability in the school system. The motion, moved on behalf of Labor Senator, Kim Carr, and newly Independent Queensland Senator, Glenn Lazarus, called for the inquiry […]

This entry was posted on June 24, 2015
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‘I Give a Gonski’ -Students with Disability Deserve Better!

Students need our support! Let’s show them we give a Gonski! The following is text from a newspaper advertisement in yesterday’s newspapers (24 March 2015) authorised by Meredith Peace, Victorian President the Australian Education Union. “When Victoria signed up for Gonski in 2013 it was cause for celebration. Gonski means additional funding for schools that really need it. […]

This entry was posted on March 25, 2015
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Disability Standards for Education – New Resource

A Practical Guide for Individuals, Families and Communities Find out all you need to know about the educational rights of students with a disability using this new online resource. The Disability Standards for Education specify how students with disability can receive an equitable education and how schools can work with students and their families to […]

This entry was posted on February 19, 2015
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Training flaws see teachers flounder on special needs

TEACHER  training courses are failing to offer explicit strategies for handling difficult classroom behaviour and students with disabilities, leading to an influx of graduates booking professional development help in their first jobs to make up the gap, an audit has found. The NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards’ independent review of university initial […]

This entry was posted on January 19, 2015

Free Parenting Sessions – Stepping Stones Triple P

Positive Parenting Program What is Stepping Stones Triple P? Stepping Stones Triple P (SSTP) is part of the Triple P parenting program, and has been specially tailored for parents of children with a disability. It doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you […]

This entry was posted on September 18, 2014