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How to be nice to your auditor

When the auditor comes sniffing around the financial files, Wendy Collins and Ryan Stevens suggest you help them help you

“What did the auditor do to liven up the office party? He didn’t show up!”

Poor auditors. They tend to be on the receiving end of so many bad office jokes. Their visits to schools are rarely anticipated with joy. Administrative and finance staff will likely feel some trepidation surrounding pending arrival of the audit team. Read More


2017 Gonski funding in NSW
21 Oct 2016 | NSW
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NSW State Government have continued to fund schools under the Gonski needs-based model. The six year funding agreement increases funding gradually and 2016 has seen 18 per cent of the Gonski funding allocated to schools. Read More

Top principals urged to apply for leadership program with Harvard Uni
20 Oct 2016 | WA
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Up to 20 independent public school principals are invited to apply for the Independent Public School Principals' Fellowship Program 2017-18 at Harvard University with applications being taken until 4 November. Read More

Poor readers still find success
20 Oct 2016 | Australia
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Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than higher-achieving schoolmates when it comes to employment later on, a new study has found. Read More

Teachers in Vic working overtime
19 Oct 2016 | Victoria
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New data from an ACER survey reveals teachers in Vic are working fifteen hours of unpaid overtime on a weekly basis. Some teachers feel that the workload is having a negative effect on teaching quality and student learning. Read More

NT Education news
18 Oct 2016 | NT
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While 1300 Year 12 students begin their final exams over the coming weeks, students at Kormilda College are facing uncertainty as to whether their school can continue after announcing immediate financial difficulty. Read More 

QLD senior assessment reform delayed
18 Oct 2016 | Queensland
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The QLD government have announced that the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority requires an additional 12 months to instigate major reform to the senior assessment and tertiary entrance. Read More

New preschool campaign to open NSW parents’ minds to early education
14 Oct 2016 | NSW
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NSW Dept of Education is running a campaign designed to get parents thinking about the importance of early childhood education and increase the number of hours their children are enrolled in a pre-school program. Read More

Visible learning webinar
13 Oct 2016 | Australia
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Corwin Learning is offering a webinar on Visible Learning with expert Jenny Sesta. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 8 November at 5:00 pm AEST / 4:00 pm AEDT. Read More

New governance rules for Queensland grammar schools
13 Oct 2016 | Queensland
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Governance rules for Queensland’s eight grammar schools have been reformed to cut red tape and support school boards in long-term planning. The new Bill would replace the existing Grammar Schools Act 1975. Read More

HSC exams begin in NSW
13 Oct 2016 | NSW
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More than 77,000 students begin their Higher School Certificate (HSC) written exams today. Students will receive their results via email, SMS and online from 6am on 15 December. Read More

Top Victorian teen tech thinkers to compete in Melbourne
12 Oct 2016 | Australia
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The Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge Vic state final will be held at Monash University on 15 October with 100 Victorian finalists battling it out. The challenge is completed by over 1.3 million students from over 50 countries. Read More

UQ, edX and Microsoft to partner on K-12 education leadership course
12 Oct 2016 | Queensland
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The Deep Learning Through Transformative Pedagogy course now available at UQ for educators and education leaders, explores cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives. Read More

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