2016 Newsletter Number 21 November

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Newsletter Number 21 - November 2016

 

Dear Principal

 

Religious women critical in fight against trafficking, says advocate

by Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

Nov. 4, 2016

Women religious are often the first people to discover problems emerging in society because they work directly with so many people in need, an anti-trafficking advocate said. However, because religious focus more on providing assistance than publicizing their efforts, the rest of the world is often slower to catch on to where there is trouble. READ MORE 

MERCY FRIDAYS GIVE POPE A YEAR OF STORIES, TEARS, HUGS

As the jubilee began last December, Francis said he would ditch the media one Friday afternoon each month and personally try to give life to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Throughout the year, he used his weekly general audiences and monthly Saturday jubilee audiences to teach about the reality of God's mercy and the obligation of sharing mercy with others. READ MORE 

THE TEACHER WELLBEING TOOLKIT

The Wellbeing Toolkit is designed to support Australian teachers to understand and proactively manage their health and wellbeing. It is delivered in-house to Australian schools over a five month-period and is designed to be delivered to all staff members. An overwhelming body of research is highlighting the excessive stress and duress faced by Australian educators. Along with a growing number of K-12 education stakeholders, we argue that this is a critical challenge and requires immediate attention at multiple levels. The Wellbeing Toolkit provides a mechanism for schools to begin a proactive journey to create optimal communities of support and empowerment across teaching cohorts. The Wellbeing Toolkit supports individual participants to deeply explore their own health and wellbeing. READ MORE

EIGHT THINGS EDUCATIONAL LEADERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER AND GENDER DIVERSE STUDENTS

While there are many key factors that go into creating effective systems of support for TGD students, one of the most important aspects is affirmative school leadership. Of course, experience and professional judgement go a long way in ensuring effective decision making and appropriate individual support planning, but a clear understanding of the needs and experiences of TGD young people, and a good insight into the key issues, are also vital. READ MORE

 

SCHOOLS PLUS - HOW TO GET EXTRA FUNDING FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Supporting you, so you can support your students

Schools Plus is changing the face of giving in schools to benefit you, your students and your community. We bring together donors and schools where the student need is greatest. The goal is to provide vital resources that ensure your students are engaged learners, your teachers are highly-skilled and your community, especially parents, are involved in school activities. There are many ways we can help your school raise much-needed funding for activities and equipment.

Smart Giving

Through our Smart Giving program, we help connect schools with individuals, businesses and foundations who are passionate about education. We draw on advice from independent experts to select projects that will make a difference, then promote them to potential donors who wants to know where they can have the greatest impact. Find out more

Fundraise Yourself

Through our Fundraise Yourself approach, schools that want to do their own fundraising can register their project to be profiled on our Projects page. The schools then promote the project to their community – including families and friends, local businesses and clubs. All donations are tax-deductible. Find out more about this easy way to raise funds.

EVIDENCE FOR LEARNING

The Teaching & Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research. The Toolkit aims to: 

  • Support evidence-informed decision-making in Australian schools;
  • Provide guidance for principals, teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve educational outcomes for their students, particularly those from low-income families;
  • Act as an introduction to educational research.

The Toolkit was developed by two charities based in the UK, the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust, in collaboration with academics at Durham University. In 2015, the Australian Teaching & Learning Toolkit was launched, with support from the Department for Education and Training in Victoria, Social Ventures Australia and a number of other organisations around the country READ MORE

PARRAMATTA RD PLANS INCLUDE MORE HOMES AND JOBS – BUT SCHOOLS?

Catholic Education Commission NSW (CECNSW) has today expressed concerns about reports outlining NSW Government plans to revitalise Parramatta Road with more homes and jobs – but with very little detail about new and expanded schools.

CECNSW, which represents the state's 588 Catholic schools, said government planners must also focus on the needs of future school students, as well as new jobs and homes.

"There is little point designing neighbourhoods for 27,000 new homes if there are no plans to expand the capacity of schools to educate the children who will be living in those homes," CECNSW Acting Executive Director, Ian Baker, said today. READ MORE 

 

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Regards,

Julie King
ACSP Executive Officer

 
 
 

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