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AISSA Bulletin No 3: 24 May 2018

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AISSA Bulletin No 3

Federal Budget 2018-19: ABSTUDY

In addition to the education measures announced in the 2018-19 Budget, a further Budget measure affecting school students in receipt of ABSTUDY was announced in the Social Services portfolio. The Government will provide $38.1 million over five years from 2017-18 for reforms to ABSTUDY for secondary school students. Further information is available in the Fact Sheet.

Liberal Party 2018 State Election Commitments

Prior to the election the South Australian Liberal Party made a number of commitments in regard to Independent schools.  Read the full statement here:  Liberal Party Non-Government Schools Commitments


AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 April 2018

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AISSA Bulletin No 2: 13 April 2018


Report: Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education – Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2018


The Report from the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey has been released and is available along with other information via the Review website. The report makes eleven recommendations and suggests fifty-three actions as examples of how to progress them. The recommendations cover curriculum and assessment, principals and teachers, career education, early childhood and the importance of school readiness, expanding vocational education and training and university opportunities and pathways, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, information and communication technologies, improving the support available to move away from home and the importance of education to improving the economic sustainability of regional areas.


International Experts engaged to work with the schools involved the Student Agency in the Personal and Social Capability Project and the Rudolph Group on Friday 4 May

Charles Leadbeater writer, social innovator, and advisor to the OECD Education 2030.

Mr Leadbeater will facilitate a masterclass discussing notions of student agency, the origins and development of the concept, levels and aspects of agency, and genuine approaches to learning.



Michael Bunce, Head of Faculty for Performing Arts, University of East London will workshop student agency and the development of personal and social capabilities through multidisciplinary approaches to pedagogy and practice. He will utilise active and participatory approaches often reserved for the arts which have applicability  to a wide range of learning areas.


These are outstanding learning opportunities available to our project schools. Thanks to Pembroke School for hosting.