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Why all the fuss about Internal Controls?

Watch it or the wheels might fall off - Wendy Collins

One embittered and rueful former CEO will spend a few days in Court next month, hoping that an ex-employee is found guilty of fraud. Over recent years he had placed total trust in his Accounts Clerk. He had given her increased access to the business bank accounts, credit cards and all things financial. He never guessed that she was fleecing his company of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to support her greed and her gambling addiction. Read More

 



27 Mar 2017 | VIC
Event: AVID's Mary Catherine Swanson speaks at Vic Uni News Image

Mary Catherine Swanson, an English teacher who has helped transform the lives of millions of disadvantaged American students, will be in Melbourne this week to see how her innovative education program is expanding across Australia. Read More

26 Mar 2017 | Australia
Current curriculum not preparing school leavers for adulthood News Image

The latest report by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University finds school leavers are not graduating with the skills they need to become capable, successful adults. Schools need to broaden learning objectives. Read More

24 Mar 2017 | Australia
Independent, Catholic schools back copyright reform News Image

ISCA and NCEC welcome plans to update copyright laws, but have expressed disappointment that Australian schools will continue to be exposed to dangers because the proposed changes to “safe harbour” provisions have been abandoned. Read More

23 Mar 2017 | WA
WA school principals’ leadership and wellbeing enhanced News Image

In partnership with the Western Australian Department of Education, Murdoch University launched the Mindful School Leaders pilot program, which involved 30 principals from primary, secondary and education support schools. Read More

23 Mar 2017 | VIC
New Independent Office in VIC to resolve school disputes News Image

Victorian families will have access to an Independent Office responsible for resolving the most complex and difficult school disputes with the aim to achieve a shared agreement. Read More

21 Mar 2017 | Australia
PAI: Social and emotional learning key to effective discipline solutions News Image

Students experiencing mental health problems are less likely to engage with school work whereas students who are mentally healthy experience less emotional, social or behavioural difficulties. Read More

21 Mar 2017 | Australia
Motivating women in STEM News Image

Program 3 within the Day of STEM platform explores the careers of women STEM leaders who are at the forefront of the industry. Teachers can run the program in the classroom or as a homework exercise. Read More

20 Mar 2017 | South Australia
More help needed in stamping out bullying News Image

Children who are bullied need support, yet recently published research from University of South Australia (UniSA) shows disappointing outcomes for anti-bullying strategies, meaning help for vulnerable children is often not there. Read More

20 Mar 2017 | ACT
New telescope for ACT schools at Mt Stromlo News Image

Canberra's first astronomical teaching observatory for school students, from year 9 to 10, has been opened at ANU's Mount Stromlo Observatory, and any student from the ACT region can apply to use it. Read More

17 Mar 2017 | International
Boys and girls and how they use the Internet News Image

The results of the Growing Up Online – Connected Kids survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids&youth show that boys and girls aged 8–16 behave very differently on the Internet, meaning different approaches are required to keep them safe. Read More

16 Mar 2017 | Australia
TIMMS and PISA: the gap remains News Image

ACER reports confirm that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over the past 15 years. The reports reveal that while socioeconomic factors matter, schools and teachers matter, too. Read More

16 Mar 2017 | Australia
Kids get ahead by working with their strengths News Image

New data shows Australian children battling issues with their physical or emotional development can draw on their strengths in other areas to get ahead in a trend experts have dubbed ‘the Resilience Factor’. Read More