sstuwa front lgWe 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.
 
For over a hundred years teachers, school leaders, school psychologists and lecturers in WA government schools and TAFE colleges have joined together to look after the interests of members and to promote public education.
 

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Analysis Shows Funding Gaps Between Public & Private Schools

Analysis Shows Funding Gaps Between Public & Private Schools

06-07-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

New analysis shows funding gaps between public and private schools and need for Abbott Government to fund full six years of Gonski. A new analysis of schools funding up until 2013 shows the clear nee... Read more

Media Coverage Of Union And State Education Issues For June

Media Coverage Of Union And State Education Issues For June

03-07-2015 Union News

Over 560 WA education jobs at risk 15:45 | 24/06/2015 | Perth Now | Circulation: 0 | Media Value (AUD): 0 | Brief: SSTU | Type: Online OVER 560 WA teachers, education assistants and support staff wi... Read more

One In Five Kindergarten Classes Over The Limit

One In Five Kindergarten Classes Over The Limit

01-07-2015 State Government Funding

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA has questioned the State Government’s commitment to early childhood education, after new figures showed one in five kindergarten classes is over the maximum agre... Read more

Teachers Should Not Face Jail For Reporting Risks To Children In Detention

Teachers Should Not Face Jail For Reporting Risks To Children In Deten…

01-07-2015 International Issues

Teachers and other professionals working in detention centres must be free to report suspicions of abuse of children without the threat of jail, the AEU said today. The Abbott Government’s draconian ... Read more

Inspection Program Takes Closer Look At Vehicle Hoists

Inspection Program Takes Closer Look At Vehicle Hoists

01-07-2015 OSH News

WorkSafe is undertaking a further inspection program to look at safety issues with motor vehicle hoists. An initial inspection program – prompted by the high number of soft tissue and muscle injuries... Read more

Beware The Contract Trap

Beware The Contract Trap

29-06-2015 School Leaders News

At recent meetings of the AEU National Principals’ Committee, the subject of contracts was raised with some rather chilling information coming forward. Where employers propose and introduce contracts ... Read more

Abbott’s Post-Gonski Funding Plans Will Entrench Inequity

Abbott’s Post-Gonski Funding Plans Will Entrench Inequity

29-06-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

New research finds Abbott’s post-Gonski funding plans will entrench inequity, abandon public schools. The Abbott Government’s plans to abandon needs-based Gonski schools funding will entrench inequi... Read more

AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship 2015 Extension

AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship 2015 Extension

26-06-2015 Womens Focus News

Applications for the 2015 Rosemary Richards Scholarship are welcome with a revised closing date of Friday 17 July, 2015. Women members of the AEU and its Branches and Associated Bodies are encouraged... Read more

TAFE Needs Guaranteed Funding

TAFE Needs Guaranteed Funding

25-06-2015 TAFE News & Updates

The Australian Education Union today welcomed the announcement that a Federal Labor Government would guarantee a proportion of vocational education funding to TAFE. AEU Federal TAFE Secretary Pat F... Read more

Urgent Action Needed To Ensure TAFES Can Continue To Change Lives

Urgent Action Needed To Ensure TAFES Can Continue To Change Lives

24-06-2015 TAFE News & Updates

Governments must act to preserve the unique role of TAFEs at the heart of Australia’s vocational training system, the AEU said today. Marking National TAFE Day in Canberra, AEU Federal TAFE Secretary... Read more

Abbott Plan To End Free Public Education Must Be Rejected

Abbott Plan To End Free Public Education Must Be Rejected

22-06-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

The Australian Education Union today called on state and territory governments to reject the Abbott Government’s reported proposals to stop funding public schools or force many parents to pay to send ... Read more

Why The SSTUWA Is The Natural Choice For School Leaders

Why The SSTUWA Is The Natural Choice For School Leaders

16-06-2015 School Leaders News

For over 100 years the SSTUWA has been the industrial and professional voice of the Western Australian public school teaching profession. The SSTUWA gives members, including school leaders... Read more

Federal Government’s Disability Standards In Education Must Be Backed With Resources.

Federal Government’s Disability Standards In Education Must Be Backed …

16-06-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

The AEU’s submission to the Federal Government’s Review of the Disability Standards in Education calls for more resources for schools and better training for teachers to ensure that students with disa... Read more

Pyne’s Independent Public Schools Farce Concludes

Pyne’s Independent Public Schools Farce Concludes

03-06-2015 Independent Public Schools

Pyne’s Independent Public Schools farce finally reaches its conclusion. Education Minister Christopher Pyne now has a chance to move on from his failed Independent Public Schools policy and do somet... Read more

Pyne Takes The Teachers Out Of AITSL

Pyne Takes The Teachers Out Of AITSL

01-06-2015 Curriculum and Learning

Pyne takes the teachers out of Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. Education Minister Christopher Pyne is intent on turning the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Lea... Read more

No Certainty For Schools On Public Education Day

No Certainty For Schools On Public Education Day

28-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Public Education Day sees no certainty for schools on Gonski or disability funding. Tomorrow’s Education Ministers meeting in Brisbane must be used by the States and Territories to put pressure on t... Read more

How the State Budget really hits education

How the State Budget really hits education

20-05-2015 State Government Funding

Despite plenty of bluff and bluster from the Minister, the State Government’s supposed 6.5 per cent funding increase is accounted for by student enrolment growth of three per cent, wage commitments an... Read more

Member Assist Hot Topics

Member Assist Hot Topics

19-05-2015 Member Assist News

Welcome to the first of a regular series on our web site where we address issues that are currently being raised by members. Remember, when you need detailed advice, the first step is to speak to you... Read more

Senate Inquiry Must Deal With Resource Shortages

Senate Inquiry Must Deal With Resource Shortages

18-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Senate Inquiry into disability education must deal with resource shortages in schools. The Australian Education Union has welcomed the call from the Opposition for a Senate Inquiry into the educatio... Read more

Workforce Renewal Policy To Cut $257 Million From Education

Workforce Renewal Policy To Cut $257 Million From Education

14-05-2015 State Government Funding

Today’s state budget papers confirm that the government’s ‘workforce renewal’ policy will force the Education Department to cut more than $250 million from its budget over the next 4 years. The polic... Read more

CDA Survey Shows Urgent Need For Support For Students With Disability

CDA Survey Shows Urgent Need For Support For Students With Disability

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

  A new survey of parents by Children with Disability Australia shows the need to increase resources to schools to allow them to properly educate students with disability, the AEU said today. A... Read more

Labor’s Plan To Increase Specialist Teachers A Good Start

Labor’s Plan To Increase Specialist Teachers A Good Start

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Labor’s plan to increase specialist teachers a good start, but we need full Gonski funding. The AEU has welcomed Labor’s plans to increase the number of specialist teachers in Australian schools, but... Read more

State Council Delegates: A Guide

State Council Delegates: A Guide

14-05-2015 Union News

A short video guide for delegates attending SSTUWA State Council June 2015. ... Read more

Pyne Needs To Increase Funding For Students With Disability

Pyne Needs To Increase Funding For Students With Disability

14-05-2015 Federal Gonski Funding

Students with disability must receive extra funding support from next year, not just a standardisation of the current inadequate funding system, the AEU said today. AEU Federal President Correna Hayt... Read more

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

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 West Australian Schools

Big Cuts To West Australian 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 Schools, which are hittin... 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

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

DoE Does Not Understand Behaviour Problems In WA

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

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

Class Sizes Matter: Take Survey

Class Sizes Matter: Take Survey

28-01-2014 Education Issues

We do not need research to tell us that teachers make a significant difference in influencing a student's potential. However, supporting our students to reach their full potential also relies on a num... Read more

Teacher registration: Why it's important to make sure you're regi…

16-01-2014 Teacher Conditions

Just like many other professional occupations across the State, teachers must be registered before they can teach in Western Australian schools. In fact, the Teacher Registration Act 2012 makes it an ... Read more

Resiliance In Children

02-01-2014 Behaviour, Violence and Bullying

Not much is known about what makes children resilient in difficult communities, but researchers are slowly beginning to find out. When looking at specific case studies, some resounding patterns begin... Read more

Conflicting Bodies Dr Helen Street

Conflicting Bodies Dr Helen Street

24-12-2013 Feature Articles

If young people can be helped to understand why the burger looks so damn good in the picture (and incidentally nothing like the real thing). then we can help them to make food choices that are indepen... Read more

NAPLAN Results Show A Major Equity Problem in Education

NAPLAN Results Show A Major Equity Problem in Education

23-12-2013 Education Funding

The latest national literacy and numeracy test (NAPLAN) results contradict Christopher Pyne’s claim that Australia does not have an equity problem in education. The only verdict to be drawn from the n... Read more

SSTUWA TOPS PLANNER

sstuwa-topsTOPS 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.

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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.

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