November 2018 Boarding Buzz newsletter

November 26, 2018
Get the latest news from our November edition of Boarding Buzz. View it online or print it out, Boarding Buzz November 2018. Don't forget you can also follow us on Facebook and sign up to have the latest news and updates delivered straight ... Read more

Jim Hopkins Retires

November 26, 2018
At the recent 2018 Boarding Australia (BA) Annual General Meeting long standing Board Director, former President and now life member, Jim Hopkins, tendered his resignation after 23 years of outstanding service. 'Jim has made an exceptional volun... Read more

President’s report 2018 AGM

November 26, 2018
It is an important time for Boarding Australia. For many years we have been moving towards becoming a leadership organisation in the Indigenous boarding sector with a particular focus on closing the education gap for students through boarding. In th... Read more

Whatever it takes!

November 26, 2018
I was on a phone conference as a member of the Queensland Education Transition Initiative Governance Group (TIGG) and I kept hearing the term ‘whatever it takes’, a term originating from the leadership in Far North Queensland. I was already impr... Read more

Indigenous Boarding Financial Health Crisis?

August 09, 2018
We are hearing from boarding providers with high numbers of Indigenous boarders that they are in financial stress. For many of these boarding providers not only are they reporting poor financial health but their situation has been getting worse ov... Read more

Commitment to Action on Symposium’s Issues

May 11, 2018
At the inaugural National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium held in Canberra participants resolved to follow up on what they had learned from three major reports impacting upon providers of education, boarding and welfare for Indigenous stu... Read more

Board Buzz: President Anthony Bennett

March 16, 2018
Major changes needed to provide better care for other people's children. When the Royal Commission released its report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse it was clear that safety and protection of children from abuse (emotional a... Read more

Youth in Detention: BA on SBS

August 05, 2016
Recent events at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre and other facilities in the NT have shocked the nation. It begs the question, “where would these children be if not detained?” The answer is – “school”. In that case, why not consider ... Read more

June 2016 Newsletter

June 24, 2016
The Boarding Australia June Newsletter features a review of the 2016 Study Tour and NZBSA Conference by attendee Joel Norton of Marrara Christian College in the Northern Territory, and information regarding the new Quality Framework and Training Pro... Read more

Royal Commission

November 03, 2015
Over the past couple of months, I have continued to keep an eye on the proceedings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. I was also recently involved in a SA Government Inquiry with a similar focus on the well be... Read more

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