SSTUWA

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We are the industrial and professional voice of the Western Australian public school teaching profession. The SSTUWA gives members a strong voice in the workplace and within the community. We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace. We also advocate for the teaching profession and public education, provide development opportunities for members and campaign for improved opportunities for WA public school students.

Join The SSTUWA

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Joining the SSTUWA gives you the protection of one of the State’s largest industrial and professional unions. The SSTUWA gives teachers a voice in the workplace and the community.

We do this by assisting them to gain better pay, improved living standards, safe working environments and employment security, through collective bargaining and strength in the workplace.

SSTUWA TOPS PLANNER

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TOPS is an online teacher planning program that is easy to navigate, will reduce workload and provide you with all required planning and assessment documentation for all learning areas in K to Yr10.

TOPS is designed to connect curriculum with effective teaching practice in the classroom. The program is free to All SSTUWA Members via this website. To Access: Join the SSTUWA.

SSTUWA News

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Pyne Needs To Face The Facts On His Broken Promise On Disability Funding

Pyne Needs To Face The Facts On His Broken Promise On Disability Fundi…

24-03-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Education Minister Christopher Pyne needs to face up to his Government’s broken promise on disability funding, and take the lead in addressing the huge levels of unmet need in the education system, th... Read more

Second Round Ballots For State/Branch Council 2015

Second Round Ballots For State/Branch Council 2015

24-03-2015 Union News

The second round of nominations for and ballots for State/Branch Council members is about to get underway. This page contains the notice of election and the nomination form for members . Nominations ... Read more

Teacher Registration Requirements

Teacher Registration Requirements

24-03-2015 Union News

Annual Fee  As you are aware, it is a requirement that all teachers registered with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) pay an annual fee as prescribed in the Teacher Reg... Read more

Abbott must keep his promise to fund disability in schools

Abbott must keep his promise to fund disability in schools

24-03-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

New research by the AEU has found that eight-out-of-ten principals do not have the resources they need to educate growing numbers of students with disability, and that their learning is suffering as a... Read more

First School Leaders’ Forum for 2015

First School Leaders’ Forum for 2015

23-03-2015 School Leaders News

Performance Management The SSTUWA is preparing for discussions with the Department of Education and the professional associations on a review of Principal Performance Management and the process for ... Read more

Leaders’ Performance Review Process

Leaders’ Performance Review Process

23-03-2015 School Leaders News

Discussion has commenced in the School Leaders' Committee regarding the development of a Leaders’ Performance Review process to replace the current processes for IPS and LPS principals and other schoo... Read more

Contracts for School Leaders

Contracts for School Leaders

23-03-2015 School Leaders News

With contracts for Leaders on the agenda in WA, what have experiences been like elsewhere in Australia where contracts have been introduced? Queensland. The former Newman government introduced a wi... Read more

Privatisation Of Vocational Training Will Hurt Students, Research Shows

Privatisation Of Vocational Training Will Hurt Students, Research Show…

19-03-2015 TAFE News & Updates

NSW must guarantee minimum funding levels for TAFEs and avoid the unchecked privatisation that has destroyed vocational education in Victoria, the AEU and NSW Teachers Federation said today. Speaking... Read more

Education Alliance Budget Submission Launched

Education Alliance Budget Submission Launched

18-03-2015 State Government Funding

p>The Education Alliance has launched its state budget submission ahead of the May budget, calling on the State Government to return the funding it has stripped from the public education system and... Read more

2015 Beginning Teachers Conference

2015 Beginning Teachers Conference

16-03-2015 New Educators

“Ready to work” The 2015 Beginning Teachers Conference has been and gone with outstanding success. Keynote speaker Pat Byrne, SSTUWA President, had an inspiring message for beginning teachers; given... Read more

Become a New Educator Guest at State Council!

Become a New Educator Guest at State Council!

16-03-2015 New Educators

Become a New Educator Guest at State Council! Senior Officers and Executive are extending an invitation to New Educator members (in their first five years of teaching) to attend one full day of the J... Read more

Where Is Pyne’s Plan For The Future Of Our School System?

Where Is Pyne’s Plan For The Future Of Our School System?

11-03-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Today’s Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) report predicting booming demand for schools and shortages of specialist teachers has exposed Education Minister Christopher Pyne’... Read more

VetiS In A State Of Flux Over Funding, Administration Issues

VetiS In A State Of Flux Over Funding, Administration Issues

11-03-2015 TAFE News & Updates

Uncertainty surrounds the future of vocational education and training in schools (VETiS -not to be confused with the private provider also using the same name) as about $17 million in funding has only... Read more

Increasing Class Sizes Affecting Students: Survey

Increasing Class Sizes Affecting Students: Survey

09-03-2015 State Government Funding

The State School Teachers’ Union said it was becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of bigger class sizes on students in WA public schools. A new survey of over 2,500 people revealed... Read more

Pyne’s Teacher Training Review Ignores Own Research For Teaching Courses

Pyne’s Teacher Training Review Ignores Own Research For Teaching Cours…

20-02-2015 AEU Releases

Pyne’s Teacher Training Review ignores own research on importance of ATAR scores for teaching courses. The value of the Federal Government’s Teacher Training Review has been called into ... Read more

Performance Management 2015

Performance Management 2015

17-02-2015 Union News

Be aware of your rights when it comes to performance management. The performance management experience and process should focus on a culture of providing support and feedback for staff development rat... Read more

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

13-02-2015 Curriculum and Learning

The Abbott Government’s review into teacher training has failed to go far enough in lifting standards in the teaching profession, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe sai... Read more

Class Sizes Survey

Class Sizes Survey

12-02-2015 Union News

The latest information from the Productivity Commission has found that Western Australia has the highest student-to-staff ratio in primary schools. It also found that student-to-staff ratios across al... Read more

TAFE: The Full Story

SSTUWA Feature Articles

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Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

Counterclockwise For Unlimited Potential

19-02-2015 Feature Articles

If we could turn back to a time when everything was possible, then maybe everything would be possible… I recently read social psychologist Dr Ellen J Langer’s thought-provoking and insp... Read more

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

Teacher Training Review A Missed Opportunity To Lift Standards

13-02-2015 Curriculum and Learning

The Abbott Government’s review into teacher training has failed to go far enough in lifting standards in the teaching profession, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe sai... Read more

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

Nurturing Potential: Correna Haythorpe

11-02-2015 Feature Articles

Over the summer break, I spent a few days by the Murray River, contemplating following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Angelo Gavrielatos. Angelo is, quite simply, the most dedicated and passiona... Read more

Big Cuts To WA Schools

Big Cuts To WA Schools

11-02-2015 Education Funding

If schools don’t have enough resources, they can’t provide a full education for their students. In WA, we’re not getting Gonski, we’re seeing budget cuts, especially to High S... Read more

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Results Despite Funding Gap

New Analysis Shows Public And Private Schools Delivering Same Res…

19-01-2015 Education Funding

A new analysis of NAPLAN results shows that public schools deliver similar academic results as private schools, once students’ socio-economic background is taken into account. AEU Deputy Federal Pres... Read more

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

The Leaning Tower of Self-Esteem

03-12-2014 Feature Articles

Have you ever seen a photo of someone who has visited Pisa? If so, you may well have seen a picture that looks as if they are holding up the city’s famous leaning tower – an illusion created by lining... Read more

Pyne’s Curriculum Review Discredited By Racist Email Revelations

Pyne’s Curriculum Review Discredited By Racist Email Revelations

17-10-2014 Curriculum and Learning

Racist emails sent by the academic charged with assessing the English curriculum have tainted the credibility of the Abbott Government’s National Curriculum Review, the AEU said today. AEU Federal Pr... Read more

Curriculum Review Proves To Be A Waste Of Time

Curriculum Review Proves To Be A Waste Of Time

13-10-2014 Curriculum and Learning

Curriculum review proves to be a waste of time which will do nothing to improve schools The release of the Abbott Government’s response to the review of the national curriculum has confirmed that it ... Read more

Languages And Learning – What Future?

Languages And Learning – What Future?

23-09-2014 Curriculum and Learning

For a multicultural society with such strong and growing links with Asia, it seems odd that the learning of languages doesn’t appear to be a real priority or even on the priority radar in Australia. ... Read more

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Sydney Uni: Gorgon Unions Unfairly Blamed

Sydney Uni: Gorgon Unions Unfairly Blamed

06-06-2014 Unions WA Releases

Sydney University Business School finds unions unfairly blamed for Gorgon delays and blowouts. Last night, representatives from the MUA WA Branch and the International Transport Workers Federation la... Read more

Lack of fair play as pressure grows on public service

Lack of fair play as pressure grows on public service

16-12-2013 Unions WA Releases

Imagine playing a sport where the other side can change the rules to send your players off the field, fix the score and stop appeals to the umpire (whom they appoint). This is what the Barnett Governm... Read more

Your Rights: Five things worth fighting for

Your Rights: Five things worth fighting for

12-12-2013 ACTU Releases

TONY Abbott promised us a “grown up government” with “no surprises”. Well, we can all argue about whether he has delivered on that with the Gonski education funding double backflip and damage to our... Read more

Nelson Mandela. The world has lost a truly great man

10-12-2013 ACTU Releases

LIKE the rest of the world, Australian unions are in mourning at the death of Nelson Mandela. Mr Mandela’s death at 95 has been deeply felt within the labour movement because of the strong connection... Read more

Australian Unions - Stronger Together

24-10-2013 ACTU Releases

Now that the result in the Senate is almost finalised, it is clear we are likely to have some big battles ahead of us. We have not heard much from the new Government or the new Prime Minister Tony Ab... Read more

Push To Cut Penalty Rates Threatens Economy

Push To Cut Penalty Rates Threatens Economy

14-08-2013 ACTU Releases

AUSTRALIAN voters are not buying the line from employers that cutting or abolishing penalty rates would create jobs. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from new polling that shows not only ... Read more

Social & Causes

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2015 SSTUWA Scholarship Program

2015 SSTUWA Scholarship Program

13-10-2014 Social and Civic

Applications are now open for 2015 SSTUWA scholarships for members who wish to undertake industrial or professional learning opportunities. Successful candidates will receive financial support to pur... Read more

Wear It Purple Day

Wear It Purple Day

29-08-2014 Social and Civic

What is Wear It Purple Day? Wear it Purple has a simple message: you have the right to be proud of who you are. Sexuality or gender identity does not change this. The idea is simple: wear it purple... Read more

Shake the Tin for Cambodia

Shake the Tin for Cambodia

26-08-2014 Social and Civic

Life under the Khmer Rouge was unkind. It was a radical regime that shut down the nation. The Communist party which led the Cambodian genocide resulted in widespread famine and disease in the 1970s... Read more

Nigeria: Support Bring Back Our Girls

Nigeria: Support Bring Back Our Girls

12-05-2014 Social and Civic

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 girls were abducted at gunpoint from school in Chibok, north-east Nigeria. Many of these girls had only travelled to Chibok for their exams as their own schools ... Read more

Philippines Typhoon: Australian unionists' support helps

Philippines Typhoon: Australian unionists' support helps

04-02-2014 Social and Civic

The generosity of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA supporters has helped enable the medical treatment of almost 5,000 survivors of Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines in November last year. Thanks... Read more

Cambodia: Stop government violence against workers

Cambodia: Stop government violence against workers

10-01-2014 Social and Civic

On January 3, 2014, the Cambodian government sent military police to attack a demonstration of striking garment workers. The police opened fire with AK-47 rifles killing five workers and injuring doze... Read more

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