• 20 August 2014 | Author: CSA Canberra

    2014 NAPLAN summary (preliminary) Released

    The 2014 NAPLAN preliminary findings conclude that “overall student achievement has remained stable across over the 2008–2014 and 2013–14 periods, with some increases in reading and grammar and punctuation across the 2008–2014 period, and a slight decline in writing

  • 20 August 2014 | Author: CSA Canberra

    The NAPLAN future – Curriculum and online assessment

    Plans are underway for future NAPLAN assessments to be linked to the Australian Curriculum and also to be moved online.

  • 12 August 2014

    Great workshop lineup at Business Conference

    Does the Christian Schools National Business Conference, 3-5 September, have something for everyone? Maybe not everyone, but can your school's business manager afford to miss these practical and important knowledge sessions?

  • 12 August 2014

    Parliament House Reception for CSA

    The past, present and future of Christian schooling will be celebrated at a Parliament House reception in NSW in September.

  • 11 August 2014

    Leadership Conference Last Minute Regos Available

    Still need registration for our Leadership Conference? We have some last minute registrations available now - but please do not delay.

  • 7 August 2014 | Author: CSA Canberra

    Understanding Your Payment Advice

    The July instalment of Commonwealth funding has been adjusted to reflect updated 2013 SEA and ELP data. Schools must bear in mind the importance of the parent background data collected at enrolment and/or in conjunction with the annual NAPLAN testing as this data is used to generate the SEA and ICSEA scores now used in funding calculations. 

  • 4 August 2014 | Author: Stephen O'Doherty

    Another fine mess over SRI in Victoria

    What a mess the Victorian Government has made of the issue of religion and government schools. Attempts by Education Minister Martin Dixon to clarify  his “Ministerial Direction" have not allayed concerns, writes Stephen O'Doherty.

  • 31 July 2014

    Gone to the Dogs?

    Is the Church in decline? Does the Christian faith deserve  a place in public debate? 

    Karl Faase's  challenging and illuminating address at the Christian Schools National Policy Forum's Celebration Dinner, held in the Great Hall, Parliament House Canberra on May 26, 2014.

  • 28 July 2014 | Author: CSA Canberra

    The role of a support person in discussions with staff

    Employees generally have a right, on request, to have a support person with them when they attend meetings with their employers where the meeting relates to performance management or an investigation and particularly where there is the potential for dismissal from employment. The role of a support person is specifically stated to be a factor to take into account in deciding if a dismissal from employment is harsh, unjust or unreasonable.

  • 22 July 2014

    Can you afford to miss these opportunities?

    Time spent with colleagues in a concentrated period of learning and reflection can be amongst the most valuable of experiences. CSA has prepared great opportunities in August and September for leaders of the movement to refresh, and gain new insights into their roles. Please consider this: can you afford not to take this time to refresh?

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