|Wed Sep 09, 2015 @08:30 - 04:00PM|
Understanding and Assessing Creativity
|Fri Sep 18, 2015|
End Term 3
|Tue Oct 06, 2015|
Term 4 starts
|Tue Oct 13, 2015|
|Mon Oct 26, 2015 @08:30 - 04:30PM|
Learning Spaces: Possibilities, Practicalities and Pedagogy
|Thu Oct 29, 2015|
|Wed Nov 11, 2015|
|Thu Nov 12, 2015|
Retired Principals' lunch - 12 pm
|Thu Nov 12, 2015|
|Fri Nov 13, 2015|
Professional Learning Day
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The NSW Secondary Principals' Council is disappointed by the Murdoch Press in distracting public discourse regarding the focus of the film Gayby Baby. The film explores narratives around young people with same sex parents. The media attack facilitated ill-informed discussion in the public domain.
This highly acclaimed film shares the stories of children raised in same-sex families. Public education values embrace inclusion and diversity.
As educators we have a responsibility and pride in working with students to view the world through an understanding of diversity, respect, value and inclusivity. NSW schools accept and embrace the wider community in its entirety. We will progressively promote the acceptance of diversity within our school communities.
Below are submissions/responses of the NSWSPC. Click on the title to download.
The paper contains the NSWSPC, NSWPPA and PSPF response to the DEC's proposed New Model of support to Schools
The paper contains detailed responses to all points raised in the NSW Government Discussion Paper
The paper has three sections:
This third submission responds to the recommendations of the research commissioned by the Funding Review in the four papers released for comment on 31 August 2011. At the outset, the NSWSPC commends the Review Committee for commissioning the research. Overall, the four reports effectively describe the current settings but the NSWSPC would not be balanced in its response if we did not note some disappointment with the level of analysis, the assumptions made and the conservative recommendations in a range of areas.
This second submission addresses the questions posed by the Funding Review in its emerging issues paper.
The submission is presented with recommendations in seven (7) areas:
NSW secondary schools, central schools and schools for special purposes are part of a government system delivering high quality, inclusive education and our natural loyalty is first and foremost to the government sector. We must continue to remind governments that they, and only they, have the obligation and the capacity to ensure that quality education is delivered as a universal entitlement of every Australian child.
This submission mainly refers to the development of My School and the current manner in which NAPLAN test results are currently reported on the My School website. It raises a number of issues in the following categories:
This paper was constructed after a meeting, held on 20th February, 2009, of all six secondary principals leading distance education services in NSW. In the afternoon the Principals welcomed the opportunity to ask questions provided by Kate English Manager Rural and Distance Education and Mike Tom Leader Rural and Distance Education.