Supporting the independent education community


  • Border blues: Michele Chandler

    Closing borders is not as simple as it sounds. The Principal of Byron Community Primary School tells us how she managed a tricky situation.

    14 Sep 2020
  • Principal focus: Barbara Fitzgerald

    The head of Korowal School in the Blue Mountains shares how she steered her school through two major crises this year.

    14 Sep 2020
  • NZ Labour commit to pay parity

    Early childhood education (ECE) teachers across New Zealand are celebrating a $600m commitment by the Labour Party to move towards pay parity for qualified teachers.

    13 Sep 2020
  • Industrial updates

    An update on agreement negotiations, and an important update to the Educational Services (Teachers) Award.

    13 Sep 2020
  • In memory of Lindy Farrant

    The Parkes community has mourned the loss of Lindy Farrant, the first and long-serving director of Parkes Early Childhood Centre. Farrant was a strong IEU member and advocate, and an inspiration to early childhood education, not just in the Parkes community but within the region and the state.

    13 Sep 2020
  • Budget blues

    On Tuesday 6 October, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the federal budget for 2020-21, after it was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    13 Sep 2020
  • Teacher accreditation PD

    Have you completed the Professional Development required to maintain your accreditation?

    13 Sep 2020
  • Early childhood teachers are not cleaners

    Recently the Department of Education published advice regarding deep cleaning after an expected outbreak of COVID-19. The Department advised that there was no need for specialised cleaners and that your normal cleaner could perform the task.

    11 Sep 2020
  • NewsExtra: NSW Christian schools teaching staff MEA 2021

    NSW Christian schools have circulated a Notice of Representational Rights, the first step in bargaining for a new MEA.The proposed MEA will be negotiated between the union and the representatives of the schools, Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and Prolegis, a legal firm that has been appointed by Christian Education National (CEN) schools.

    10 Sep 2020
  • COVID-safe guidelines issued to schools ahead of HSC exams

    Schools across NSW have received guidelines to support planning for the Higher School Certificate (HSC) written exams that start on 20 October.

    09 Sep 2020