Career Development

Fast track
Fast track
Looking beyond knowledge-based skills for our newest emerging leaders Starting in 2022, the plan is to fast track a group of emerging leaders into Principalship. The government hopes that the strategy will be its answer to the lack of leadership depth in a system that is struggling to find teachers for teaching and leadership positions across the state.   Currently, the average time taken for an NSW teacher to transition to a Principal role is close to 20 years, with the new program identifying a 10-year fast track process, new leaders will be at the helm in less than half the time of those who have come before them. Given such a dramatic difference in preparation time, it is natural to wonder how these developing leaders will be ready to take on the complex nature of a leadership role in one of the many diverse schools across the state.
Rochelle Borton
Training
Training
Immersive hub model teacher training gains traction St Philip’s Christian College and Alphacrucis College’s reformative ‘Hub model’ for tertiary teacher training is getting attention from state and federal government.
Careers
Careers
Improving career development capabilities through Visible Learning Feedback can be the basis of good long term learning habits.
Nicholas Keskinidis, Santa Maria College, Perth, Western Australia
Ladies that mine
Ladies that mine
Mining a rich vein of female talent There was huge demand for Kalgoorlie girls’ mining camp with more events planned for later in the year.
Leaders
Leaders
School leadership professional learning and skill acquisition: dispelling the myths Leaders are made rather than born
Ray Boyd (Principal, COVID Team), Rachael Lehr (doctoral student, Deputy Principal, West Beechboro Primary School), Dr Neil MacNeill (Ellenbrook Primary School)
Biz
Biz
Kids learn how to start money making businesses Identifying business opportunities and developing them is a craft that can be learned and practiced, and the earlier you get started the better.
Careers
Careers
The education system needs a reality check While we students are busy choosing a career, the current education system does nothing to prepare us for the realities of our chosen fields. Time for a change.
Ricky Sarup, age 17, Suzanne Cory High School
High functioning
High functioning
Yasodai Selvakumaran on publicity, accolades and self-reflection Last year was a big one for Rooty Hill High’s Yasodai Selvakumaran, as a finalist in the Global Teacher Prize, the following year has been busy.
Rural
Rural
Rural and remote PD needs are different Why we need to think differently about providing professional learning for our rural and remote school leaders and educators.
Rochelle Borton, founder and managing director of Eduinfluencers
Careers
Careers
Young careers get a new look With over 800,000 registered users, myfuture the national career information service, now has a refreshed look.
Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs
$2,500 in prize money in First Pitch For Kids 2020 comp Young entrepreneurs pitch their ideas for the chance to win a generous cash prize.
Jr School head
Jr School head
Wesley College names new head of junior school Mrs Jo Edinger is the new Head of Junior School at Wesley College in Perth, the school chose to promote a long term staff member.
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