Western Australia Branch Messages

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Good day to our ACEL WA Community This edition of our monthly WA newsletter will contain a guest article from one of our ACEL WA Branch Executives on the power of emotional connection in education, followed by a report on our Breakfast with the Minister and sector leaders event that was held in February, plus a glimpse ahead at upcoming ACEL events in WA over the next few months. I hope to see you at some of these events. The Power of Emotional Connection By Dr Ray Boyd, Principal, Dayton Primary School Schools, by their very nature, involve interacting with people. Therefore, if you don’t like people, then a school is not an environment that you ...
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A Culture of Conversation I hope the new school year is off to a brilliant start in all the different educational institutions where our Western Australian ACEL members serve. Over the holidays I was reflecting on what I value most about my involvement with ACEL WA over the years, and I realised it is the culture of conversation. ACEL has provided me with rich opportunities for deep and meaningful conversations about learning, teaching and leading, often crossing traditional boundaries of role, system, sector, stage or age. These conversations continue to enrich my professional journey, which is why I remain invested in ACEL. As educators we know that ...
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As the academic year is drawing to a close, I am sharing news of our recent ACEL WA Awards Ceremony and some reflections about the important role that Educational Leaders play in our communities. ACEL WA Awards 2023 On the 8th of November we got the opportunity to celebrate the 2023 ACEL WA Awards for Excellence in Educational Leadership. It was a wonderful opportunity to honour the tremendous service and dedication of a number of outstanding educational leaders in our State, who serve in leadership roles, as system leaders, school leaders, teacher leaders and in their en gagement with research or tertiary studies in educational leadership. ...
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Good Day I hope that Term 4 is progressing well. In this newsletter I will offer a brief reflection on leadership styles, provide some updates about the ACEL WA Branch Executive Team and highlight some of our upcoming events this term. Leadership Styles Much has been written and said about the impact of different styles of leadership in education. One of my favourite articles on the topic remains the 2008 paper by Viviane Robinson and colleagues who analysed the impact of different leadership types on student outcomes, drawing the conclusion that “the average effect of instructional leadership on student outcomes was three to four ...
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Significance Matters Education is not just a profession; it is a calling to do work of significance . Every lesson you teach, every heart you touch, every teacher you enable, and every mind you inspire holds the power to shape a brighter future. In your hands lies the potential to ignite a lifelong love for learning, to cultivate empathy and resilience, and to empower generations to come. This month’s ACEL WA newsletter is focused on the theme of significance . Please read further to find out how this theme connects to: Networking at the ACEL National Conference The next ACEL WA Educational Leadership Book Club Our last Leading Innovation in Education ...
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Good day I hope that Term 3 or Semester 2 has started well for you. During the July school holidays we held our customary ACEL WA holiday Educational Leadership Book Club. I thought I would share a few quick insights form the book that we discussed this time, Holly Ransom’s book “The Leading Edge: Dream big, spark change and become the leader the world needs you to be”. The book is an easy read, covering a wide variety of leadership ideas structured into two sections framed around leading self and leading others. Each of the 28 chapters is only 10 – 12 pages long, so great to dip in and out for bite-size reading or perfect to use as provocation for school-based ...
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