VPA in the Media


2017

 

August

 

News


Literacy wars: the proposed reading test dividing schools
20 August 2017

 

How do you pronounce "splue"? What about "meve" or "zued"? These are some of the made-up words grade 1 students could soon have to pronounce as part of the federal government's proposed new phonics test.

  


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News


Govt’s principal health strategy ‘ignores key findings’
16 August 2017

 

The Victorian Government’s new strategy to help principals ignores the key findings of the Australian Principal Health and Well-being Survey, says the report’s author, Professor Philip Riley.  


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News


Principals reveal job stress, feelings of isolation in new paper
13 August 2017

 

School principals are lifting the lid on their job stress, complaining of feeling harassed, overwhelmed and isolated.  


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News


Most parents happy to pull kids out of school for holidays: research
11 August 2017

 

TWO-thirds of parents are happy to pull their children out of school for a fortnight holiday, research has revealed.


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News


'It really shakes you up': New mental health and weight checks for principals
4 August 2017

 

At first, Cheryle Osborne struggled to sleep.Then the anxiety hit, and the principal found herself constantly wondering when the aggrieved father would return to the school at which she then worked.


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News


Mornings with Jon Faine
1 August 2017

 

VPA President Anne-Maree Kliman comments on Victoria’s new school grading system (42 mins 45 seconds)


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News


Victoria’s new school grading system is causing confusion and worry amongst parents
1 August 2017

 

A new grading system for students is confusing families who think their children’s grades are slipping, Victorian principals say.


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July

 

The Age


Overhaul of school reports makes it more difficult to achieve top results
29 July 2017

 

Parents have long blamed their children's slipping grades on poor teaching, issues at home or technological distractions.

 

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June

 

Shepparton News


VPA visit a Yarrawonga College coup
15 June 2017

 

The Victorian Principals Association (VPA) held a conference in Yarrawonga Mulwala recently with Yarrawonga College P-12 Principal Damien Keel calling it an important event.

 

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April

 

News


Study reveals home life, not gender determines kids’ success at school
28 April 2017

 

Girls from disadvantaged backgrounds read better than boys in similar circumstances, new research shows. But boys from high socio-economic homes turn the maths tables and perform better in numeracy than their female counterparts.

 

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March

 

News


Pressure to sign child safety stat decs shows mistrust: Vic school principals
7 March 2017

 

Principals in Victoria say they're been forced to sign statutory declarations, swearing they will enforce new child safety standards aimed at preventing abuse.

 

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