Good Practice Blog

Deprivatising teaching: the experience of Renmark

Renmark High School One of the best received workshops at the recent SASPA conference was that presented by Renmark HS on Deprivatising practice through focused observations. The term ‘deprivatising’ in the context of teaching represents the intention to break down the notion that teaching is a private business carried out by the individual teacher in […]


From Library to Learning Hub

This post looks at the efforts of  two metropolitan high schools – Woodville High School and Wirreanda Secondary School – to create a ‘learning hub’ from the existing library/resource centre. Both schools were keen to improve the education outcomes of the existing library/resource centre. In their view, the education outcomes did not line up with […]


Mentoring at Kadina Memorial School

This post looks at the success Kadina Memorial School has achieved in making mentoring a key focus across the whole school. The significance of mentoring has increased as the focus on teaching standards has grown over the past few years. The key development has been the introduction of the (AITSL) Australian Profesional Standards for Teachers, […]


Gifted Art Program at Seaton High School

Gifted Art Program at Seaton High School Many high schools have specialist or special interest programs – languages, music, sport etc – that contribute significantly to the school’s identity and culture. The Department [for Education and Child Development] supports such specialist schools and in effect ‘licenses’ their operation. This post looks at the Gifted Art […]