NEiTA pig award team jpg - National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) Representing Excellence in the Teaching Profession

 The inaugural ASG-ACE Teachers Report Card stated that “we must work as a community to ensure the standing of the teaching profession is more valued and respected by the broader public.” This is a primary goal of Australia’s longest running education awards program, the National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA). The Awards were established 28…

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  The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) is Victoria’s education and training regulator.   Part of our responsibilities is registering children for homeschooling in Victoria. Any child of compulsory school age (6–17 years) who is being educated at home must be registered with the VRQA   In Victoria, home education or home schooling means…

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const bus818x496 - Victoria’s Senior Secondary Education Is Changing

From 2023, the new VCE Vocational Major will replace Intermediate and Senior VCAL. This means the VCE will recognise different students equally. The new Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will replace Foundation VCAL. Students will have more education choices, a higher-quality curriculum and better workplace experiences – preparing them for further study, training at TAFE or…

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The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.     All teachers must be registered with VIT in order to undertake the duties of a teacher in a Victorian school or…

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Screen Shot 2022 03 14 at 11.46.24 am 1024x561 - Resilience… how have you fared in the last 24 months?

How well are you coping in today’s pandemic period? Want to measure your own resilience?  Over the past 24 months, everyday Australians have had to deal with the pandemic, natural disasters, increased financial pressure, and the largest household debt in its history. Not only do Australians need to cope with an ever-increasing level of stress,…

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Regular school attendance is really a “no brainer” when it comes down to the factors that contribute to school success for students. There is a legal requirement for attendance in each jurisdiction. Improving attendance and retention rates have become embedded social and economic policy goals.  Away from the regulatory environment schools and teachers are being…

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young girl in the yard 1024x576 - More Green, Less Screen - Martine Oglethorpe

As our ability to move around, get outdoors, experience fresh air and enjoy greater freedoms of milder weather and lighter lockdown restrictions, it is a good time to get ourselves back to nature for a little more green and a little less screen. We know that nature and spending time immersed in the natural living…

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kids playing outdoor 1024x576 - Weaning the Screens - Martine Oglethorpe

There is no doubt we have all experienced a huge increase in the amount of screentime we have had this past year.  And for many of us that has meant giving in to an amount of screentime for our kids that we were not entirely comfortable with. But in essence, it purely and simply became…

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