Welcome to the April Newsletter, my second last. As has been previously announced and because of my declining health I’ll be ‘hanging up the boots’ and handing over to two very competent people later in May. There is more on that announcement below.
It will be sad, but good, to say goodbye in the context of our annual gathering at the AACS AGM in Canberra in May. It is into that Canberra setting that the bulk of my work has been focused so a ‘wrap-up’ in that context is fitting.
Quite a range of issues have cropped up this month. It is good to have a bit of a break from funding and religious freedom (important as they may be). My favourite is the rant from a UK teacher that basically says, “let teachers teach” (see I Know the Real Source of Our Classroom Rot).
Blessed are the readers for their minds will be filled (hopefully with good things like wisdom and reflection).
Just a reminder – you will find words throughout the newsle tter with spaces in them. Unfortunately there are many simple words like joy, team and education which are spam triggering words which will spin the newsletter into your spam folder. To avoid this happening we put a sp ace in the words. It is slightly annoying but necessary.