NSW Branch Messages

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Farewell 2023 The anticipation of starting the 2023 academic year seems a long time ago, doesn’t it? Remember January when you were preparing for your new class, or new colleagues, or new processes, or curriculum? Remember stress around the explosion of ChatGPT, which coincidentally celebrated its much-publicised anniversary last week (although earlier and less profiled versions had already been around for a few years)? Remember hoping to have a year without COVID? Or staff shortages? Now that we find ourselves on the threshold of a break from the ebbs and flows of the year, take some time to reflect on how the year has been for you. What can ...
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It’s just over a month since the ACEL 50th Annual Conference held in Brisbane, and the glow of the celebrations continue; if you haven’t seen the highlights video, you can do so here . It was great to see so many NSW educational leaders there. The richness of ACEL is its breadth and inclusivity, so to bring together over 600 educational leaders from early childhood to tertiary education, and from all three school sectors, was a wonderful testimony to what has been achieved in our first 50 years. As we were encouraged at the conference, let’s celebrate our heritage and use this to springboard us from the present and into our future. Sydney played host to the ...
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A highlight each year is our NSW ACEL Leadership Awards. I would like to congratulate the 2023 awardees who were nominated by their colleagues and successfully awarded as part of a rigorous selection process- Murat Dizdar (Dr Paul Brock Medal), Professor Br David Hall (Dr Paul Brock Medal), Dr Jenna Price (Traditional and Social Media Award), Anna Dickinson (Leadership Award), Michael Egan (Leadership Award), Michele McDonald (Leadership Award), Dale Palmer (Leadership Award), Robyn Pemberton (Leadership Award), Denise Lofts (Leadership Award), Stuart Ryan (Leadership Award), Nicholas Saunders (Leadership Awards), The Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst Learning ...
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A new term is underway, and it’s extraordinary to think we’re already halfway through this academic year! And what a year it is for education! It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen so much high-level activity and conversation covering just about the full scope of the profession: A Productivity Commission inquiry into Early Childhood Education; A review of Initial Teacher Education; A National Teacher Workforce Action Plan; A review of the National School Reform Agreement; A report into the University Accord. It’s exhausting keeping up with reading even just the Executive Summaries and media commentary. Their scope speaks to a keen interest ...
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