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  • 2020: Welcome back

    Union Secretary Mark Northam welcomes members back from the summer break and acknowledges the devastating impact the ongoing bushfire crisis has had on many school communities.

    03 Feb 2020
  • Grants to reward school sustainability efforts

    Northern Beaches Council has established a grants program worth a total of $10,000 to support local schools to become more sustainable. The Eco Schools Grants program offers $2000 per school to partly or fully fund initiatives in the fields of bush regeneration, carbon reduction, waste reduction, water reuse and reduction as well as sustainability education.

    03 Feb 2020
  • Bushfire crisis - statement and resolutions of the South Coast Labour Council 29 January 2020

    The South Coast Labour Council has adopted a number of resolutions at the first General Meeting of the year in relation to the ongoing bushfire crisis and in particular the continuing humanitarian and economic crisis on the South Coast of NSW. The IEU is an affiliated union of the South Coast Labour Council, and IEU organiser Tina Smith holds the position of president of SCLC.

    30 Jan 2020
  • Coronavirus advice

    The outbreak of the Coronavirus in China unfolding over the last few weeks has raised concerns over its potential transmission. The NSW Government has provided advice for schools as a precautionary measure. These, or similar, measures have been adopted by many Catholic and independent schools.

    29 Jan 2020
  • Member sign-on issue resolved

    A known issue affecting a small number of members, preventing them from being able to sign into their accounts on this website, has been resolved.

    28 Jan 2020
  • Bushfire support for learning communities

    Early learning services and schools can play a critical role in supporting communities to respond and recover from the bushfire crisis, whether they have been directly or indirectly affected by the fires. While the physical impact of the bushfire crisis is obvious, the mental health impact may not be. An online resource pack has been developed to support educators in looking after themselves and the children and young people in their care as they return from holidays.

    24 Jan 2020
  • Bushfire support: Helplines, support and information

    The IEU has compiled a list of services and resources available to people affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster. This list is not exhaustive, and further information may continue to be added if appropriate.

    22 Jan 2020
  • Government announces mental health support for bushfire affected communities

    Children attending child care and students in bushfire-declared communities will receive additional mental health support, according to Minister for Education Dan Tehan.

    21 Jan 2020
  • Bushfire disaster - share your experience and suggestions

    We are collecting information and stories from members who have been either directly, or indirectly, affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster. These stories and anecdotes, with your permission, may be included in the upcoming edition of Newsmonth, and in ongoing negotiations with employers.

    16 Jan 2020
  • Understanding and responding to trauma following a natural disaster – advice for early childhood teachers

    Community Early Learning Australia has produced a useful article with advice for dealing with the bushfire trauma, including self care for early childhood teachers and addressing the needs of young children who may have experienced trauma.

    15 Jan 2020