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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.

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Employment Opportunity:  Field Officer - Women and Equity

Employment Opportunity: Field Officer - Women and Equity

18-04-2015 Employment Opportunities

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (Inc.) represents over 15,000 public school teachers and TAFE lecturers throughout Western Australia. We are seeking applications for the following positio... Read more

COAG Must Address Funding Uncertainty Around 15 Hours Of Pre-School

COAG Must Address Funding Uncertainty Around 15 Hours Of Pre-School

17-04-2015 Early Childhood News

COAG Must Address Funding Uncertainty Around 15 Hours Of Pre-School Today’s COAG meeting must address the future of pre-school funding in Australia and the Abbott Government’s refusal to guarantee... Read more

Proud to support Safe Schools Coalition

Proud to support Safe Schools Coalition

02-04-2015 B-LeGITS News

On behalf of the SSTUWA we have pledged our support for Safe Schools Coalition Australia. We believe that schools should provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, so that they can le... Read more

Germany Considers Law on Stress

Germany Considers Law on Stress

30-03-2015 OSH News

Surveys in Europe show that workers struggle to stop work encroaching on their private lives. Several countries including Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands, already have regulations requiring the ... Read more

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

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

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 urge... 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

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

Reporting And Recording Violent Incidents

Reporting And Recording Violent Incidents

27-02-2015 OSH News

The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires all employees to report work-related injuries or harm to themselves or others and all hazards in the workplace to their employer. Please ensure that al... 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

Child Asylum Seekers Have A Right To An Education Not Detention

Child Asylum Seekers Have A Right To An Education Not Detention

12-02-2015 International Issues

The Abbott Government must ensure child asylum seekers are removed from detention centres and provided with an education, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the Hu... Read more

Pyne’s IPS Failure Shows He Has No Vision For Public Schools

Pyne’s IPS Failure Shows He Has No Vision For Public Schools

10-02-2015 Independent Public Schools

Education Minister Christopher Pyne needs to admit the failure of his Independent Public Schools policy and shift his focus to equity and properly funding disadvantaged schools, the AEU said today. N... Read more

Productivity Commission Report More Evidence Of Huge Unmet Need In Disability Education

Productivity Commission Report More Evidence Of Huge Unmet Need In Dis…

06-02-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Latest figures from the Productivity Commission confirm that at least 100,000 students with disability are not getting support in schools, the Australian Education Union said today. AEU Federal Pres... Read more

TAFE: The Full Story

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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

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

The Great Debate: Reid v Donnelly

08-09-2014 Independent Public Schools

The flaws and merits of the Independent Public School model took centre stage during a debate between education academics Alan Reid and Kevin Donnelly in Canberra last month. Professor Reid, from the... Read more

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

Can WA Teachers Practice In Other Australian State?

29-08-2014 Teacher Conditions

Teachers are part of a highly regarded profession and boast life-long skills and experience which are ideal to take with them wherever they go. But, are WA teachers able to practice in other parts of... Read more

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA: Report

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA: Report

27-08-2014 Behaviour, Violence and Bullying

A report by the auditor general into behaviour management in schools has found that the Department of Education doesn't understand how widespread behavioural problems are in schools across the state. ... Read more

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

John Willcock College Fights for Funds

26-08-2014 Members At Work

In 2015 John Willcock's school population will increase by 50 percent. It's the only year 8/9 campus in the state. It was split from an 8-12 college some years ago and some would say it's a questiona... Read more

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

From Meatloaf to Meditation By Dr Helen Street

26-08-2014 Feature Articles

“It is not a luxury to take regular time out from a busy teaching life. We need to wake up to the fact that teacher wellbeing is a vital foundation for effective education.” With the start of term... Read more

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

There Is Too Much At Stake To Stop Now

01-08-2014 Education Funding

ON Budget Night 2014 the Abbott Government chose to walk away from properly educating Australian children, and chose to entrench inequity in our school system. The government’s decision to scrap the ... Read more

State School Kids Do Better At Uni

State School Kids Do Better At Uni

22-07-2014 Curriculum and Learning

State school graduates do better at university than private school graduates with the same end-of-school tertiary entrance score. That’s the clear finding in a number of Australian studies since the 1... Read more

Class Sizes - Do They Matter?

08-07-2014 Education Issues

Summary The impact of class size on student achievement and non-cognitive outcomes is one of the most contentious areas of educational debate. However the most reliable and valid research on the imp... Read more

Going Backski

Going Backski

17-06-2014 Education Funding

Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott have confirmed what many have long suspected: they run a government which feels no responsibility for government schools. There is a pattern emerging from the public ... Read more

Resource: Cool Burning - Indigenous Land Management

21-05-2014 Book and Resource Reviews

Cool Australia would like to share with you our brand new units on Cool Burning - Indigenous land management. We are launching it in preparation for National Reconciliation week (May 25th - 31st) so t... Read more

Increased Funding Delivers For Low Income Students

20-05-2014 Education Funding

New research from the United States on the relationship between school funding and outcomes shows that money matters in education for low income students. Its findings suggest that the ending of the G... Read more

Audit Ignores High Levels Of Disadvantage In Govt Schools

09-05-2014 Education Funding

The National Commission of Audit report has recommended not proceeding with the planned Gonski funding increases for 2018 and 2019. Instead, it recommended that school funding be indexed beyond 2017 b... Read more

The plan to cut the wages of Australia’s lowest paid

The plan to cut the wages of Australia’s lowest paid

06-05-2014 Feature Articles

The Commission of Audit states that “the level of the national minimum wage… is essentially a societal choice.” Their preferred choice is for the minimum wage to fall in real terms every year for a de... Read more

What Swedish free schools reveal about social segregation

28-03-2014 Independent Public Schools

School-based education is undergoing significant changes across much of the developed world with private providers increasingly taking over the delivery of education from public providers. In both Eng... Read more

Massive Strike to rock South Korea - how you can help

Massive Strike to rock South Korea - how you can help

25-02-2014 International Issues

Next Tuesday marks the end of the first year in office for South Korea's President Park, Geun-hye. On that day, South Korea's trade union confederation (the KCTU) will be holding a nationwide "people... Read more

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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.