Dare to Lead May 2012 NewsletterPrincipals Australia Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education newsletter. Issue 55, May 2012
Dare to Lead Colleagues
Dare to Lead 2013
I am sure that you will be pleased to hear the good news
that The Hon. Peter Garrett - Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth recently announced a funding extension for Dare to Lead
through until the end of 2013. This will provide us with solid base funding for
the project to continue its work at a similar level as 2012, supplemented by
the fee-for-service work we do for jurisdictions and individual schools.
New Products and Services for 2013
While Dare to Lead has been part of the schools scene for
almost a decade, it has worked to remain responsive to what schools and school
leaders need. For 2013, there will be some new 'products and services'
available including around leadership,
staff development and curriculum. More details soon.
Congratulations to the recently announced Excellence Awards recipients...
The Hon. Peter Garrett - Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth presented High
Achievement Awards to the four schools who are the latest recipients of the Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Awards. The schools were presented with a certificate
and a cheque for $5000 to use to further enhance their programs.
Our congratulations go to Kirwan
State High School (Qld), Rockhampton State High School (Qld), Yule Brook College (WA) and
Wagin District High School (WA).
Each of these schools was able to demonstrate a strategic
approach, engagement of community and data demonstrating sustained improvements
in student outcomes.
For each of these schools' stories, click here.
Three schools were also presented with Achievement Awards,
including a cheque for $1000 for program enhancement. Giralang PS (ACT), Hume PS
(Albury) and Urandangie SS (NW Qld) are each showing sustained
improvements in their highly-varied school settings.
Dare to Lead Resources
- Are you keeping up with our Professional Discussion Starters
series? Next edition - PD Starter No 6 out soon. For earlier editions, click here
- The first in a series of video-clip Prompters
has been posted here. These short
clips prompt some self-reflection
about key success factors for leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
education. New clips will appear every few weeks.
- Have you checked the Resources tab on the Dare to Lead
homepage? You will find details about useful professional and classroom
resources like Two Way Teaching and
Learning, Class Movies, Honey Ant Readers and the Indigenous Education
We are interested to know what you think...how is Dare to Lead travelling? Is it providing
useful support? Is your school any different as a result of its Dare to Lead
Access the anonymous survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/DaretoLead2012MemberSurvey. Respondents will have the chance to win a free registration
(registration, travel, accommodation) at the Dare to Lead conference in Brisbane on
Friday September 7 2012.
We are pleased to have been involved with the ASSETS program for some years now. ASSETS 2012 is an exciting and challenging
opportunity for Year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to immerse
themselves in a unique 9-day science and cultural program. It is a national,
annual program, fully funded for all participants and conducted by experienced
educational leaders. The program runs in December. Visit www.riaus.org.au/assets for more details.
Wannik Schools: Leadership Development Programs and Collegial
As part of
our partnership work with the Wannik Unit of the Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development in Victoria, Dare to Lead is facilitating a series
of 2-day plus 1-day Leadership Development Programs for Wannik Focus Schools.
From late May until late July, six programs will run in Melbourne, Geelong,
Bairnsdale, Mildura and Benalla. All are no cost to participants, registration
being covered by Wannik. Click here for more details.
available at no cost to Wannik schools is a 'revisit' collegial Snapshot, for
schools to measure 'distance travelled' since their earlier Snapshot or
situational analysis. These revisits can occur at the school's convenience
during 2012. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
MATSITI: More Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative
pleased to be connected with MATSITI (More Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Teachers Initiative)...... a national project led by UniSA and funded
by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). There is a July national conference for teachers who themselves are
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Please visit www.unisa.edu.au/MATSITI-conference for more details.
We thank all of our partners for the confidence
that they show in Dare to Lead.
Peter O'Beirne, National Project Coordinator
on behalf of the Dare to Lead team
E:firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 08 8394 2122
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