|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.
Education Bodies' anger at cuts
15th November 2012
Dear Mr O’Farrell,
“it is the duty of the State to ensure that every child receives an education of the highest quality”, and further:
“the principal responsibility of the State in the education of children is the provision of public education”.
It follows from its own legislation that the education of its young people is among the highest of government obligations in NSW.
Therefore, the education of all school-aged children should also be among its highest priorities for budgetary allocation when considering priorities, notional budget deficits or the questionable determinations of credit rating agencies. Given that overall taxation in Australia is among the lowest per capita in the OECD in comparison to its GDP, we have to deplore any move to cut or redirect money from education.
Just a few months ago, the Gonski funding review reported that education across Australia was underfunded by $6.5 billion in today's terms. The NSW share of that amount appears comparable with the amount that the government is now proposing to cut from our schools. This means that NSW schools – many of which are seriously underfunded – will now suffer a double hit. As the Gonski Review identified, economic success relies on educational investment and all governments need to acknowledge, accept and respond constructively to that finding.