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Opinion: A boon abroad

Working in the UK is a good foundation for other quality international opportunities. I’m 29 years old and a primary teacher. I left Canberra in 2012 for my ambitions – to have an international work experience and to live in ...

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NSW principals to get pay rise

Principals at some of the state's public schools are set for a pay rise under a new $20 million investment from the NSW government. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says the government will increase principals' salaries by up to $26,000 in ...

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Casuals not aware of pro development chances: expert

Awareness is key in getting casual relief teachers the same professional development opportunities as those who work full-time, an expert has said. Associate professor Lawrie Drysdale, from University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, said while casual relief teachers (CRTs) ...

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Trust them to lead

Canberra principal builds sustainable success by developing professional confidence. By Madeleine Regan "Leadership is about developing more leaders,” says Jason Borton, in his fourth year as principal at Richardson Primary School in Canberra. Borton has been a school leader for ...

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Qld Catholic teachers stop work again

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has criticised the latest stop work action by teachers in many Queensland Catholic schools as industrial negotiations over pay and conditions continues. More than 7500 Independent Education Union members in more than 180 schools were authorised to stop work ...

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Award-winning teachers mentor Monash education students

You can’t bluff it. That was the key advice an award-winning secondary school instructor gave  to teaching students. Evangelos Polymeneas, from South Australia’s Salisbury High School and an Australian Scholarship Group National Excellence in Teaching Awards recipient, is mentoring education students ...

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AEU defends call for tougher teaching degrees

The Australian Education Union has hit back against claims that it dictates New South Wales teacher education policy to limit the number of incoming teachers for the benefit of its existing members. Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor professor Greg Craven previously told Education Review ...

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Pope Francis blesses IEU environment conference

Pope Francis has sent “the Lord’s abundant blessings” to an Independent Education Union teacher conference on environmental sustainability. In response to Pope Francis’s Papal Encyclical on climate change, the IEU wrote to the Vatican expressing its support for the Pope’s stance ...

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Craven says Piccoli wrong on jobs market

Recent figures from the NSW Government that show too many teachers and too few jobs are misleading, the vice-chancellor of Australian Catholic University has said. Statistics The Australian revealed on Tuesday show NSW education minister Adrian Piccoli painting a bleak picture for teacher employment, as ...

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