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Australian principals optimistic despite the demands

It’s perhaps never been harder to be a school principal, or assistant or deputy principal. In an age of high-stakes tests, crowded curricula, increased resourcing demands and seemingly unending administrative requirements, principals across the country are feeling the pinch. In ...

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Principals’ academy on the cards under Labor

A national academy to provide specialist leadership training for school principals will be set up if Labor wins the next federal election. A recent review found high performing school leaders add between two and seven months’ worth of growth in ...

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Mental health in schools: the new #MeToo?

“Like #MeToo, we need a hashtag,” Lynne Symons declared. The former principal of the largest school in South Australia – now an educational leadership consultant – was referring to the need for greater awareness of the mental health crisis among Australian principals, ...

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Principal profile: Dr Paul Rijken

After falling into teaching when his original career plans stalled, this Adelaide principal set out to make his mark in education. A dynamic, visionary and authentic Catholic school leader who is passionate about leading contemporary educational change, informed by research, ...

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Leadership workshops for principals

School principals’ leadership was in the spotlight in Brisbane during a two-day workshop for Independent Schools Queensland principals and other senior school leaders. Effective leadership by school principals plays an important role in improving student outcomes, says international leadership expert Dr Jane ...

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