2015 News Archive

Much to learn from Gonski’s approach

Posted on 21/01/2015
PETAA would agree that there is merit in parts of the Gonski approach. This editorial is from the Sydney Morning Herald on 22 January 2015.

Robyn Ewing Australia Day 2015 Honours List

Posted on 27/01/2015
PETAA congratulates Professor Robyn Ewing on being honoured in the Australia Day 2015 Honours List with an AM in the General Division of the Order Of Australia.

Jackie French 2015 Senior Australian of the Year

Posted on 27/01/2015
French was presented with the honour at a ceremony in Canberra on 25 January, where she spoke about the power of a book to ‘change a child’s life’. ‘If you want intelligent children, give them a book. If you want more intelligent children, give th

Call for Papers for ASFLA Conference 2015

Posted on 11/02/2015
2015 ASFLA conference LINGUISTICS, LITERATURE & VERBAL ART: INHERITANCES AND DEVELOPMENTS The 2015 conference of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) will be held in Brisbane in the week beginning Monday 28 Septembe

2015 EAL Conference Victoria

Posted on 17/02/2015
2015 EAL conference Focus on the Process – Empowering EAL Learners PETAA calls all teachers who work with EAL students to attend this valuable conference. We are delighted to sponsor Gill Pennington, an experienced EAL Consultant who will be runnin

Changes to NAPLAN writing task

Posted on 2/03/2015
Dr Robyn Cox, President of PETAA (pictured) comments that the change reported in 'The Courier Mail' about how NAPLAN tests are expected to be marked, could see a shift in how English is taught in schools.

Spotlight on South Australia 2015

Posted on 5/03/2015
Scholastic presents FREE Professional Learning with David Hornsby. These sessions (dates and details below) are sponsored by Scholastic at NO COST to teachers. During the sessions David refers to Lorraine McDonald's popular PETAA publication: A Liter

Education in NSW

Posted on 24/03/2015
Education in NSW - Dr Robyn Cox comments. Alexandra Smith, Education editor at The Sydney Morning Herald examines key education issues as the NSW Election 2015 approaches

PETAA launches Lest we Forget @Education Electroboard

Posted on 1/05/2015
PETAA launches Lest we Forget @ Education Electroboard. An outstanding literacy resource, Lest We Forget , developed by (PETAA) was demonstrated to schools from QLD, NSW and Victoria with the support of Electroboard Education.

NAPLAN: What will auto-scoring accomplish?

Posted on 1/05/2015
Testing children’s writing online using auto-scoring will change the way teachers teach and how students learn. Read this opinion piece from PETAA President Robyn Cox