Seeking solutions to workload issues

Chris Wilkinson

Here we are in the half way break. June council was held a few weeks ago and had a very full agenda. Delegates had the opportunity to work in small groups with the focus on work intensification and solutions.

It was encouraging to see the active participation and buzz in the room with everyone having plenty to say. Work intensification is a growing problem for all teachers, support staff and principals alike and things have to improve if we are to encourage and keep young teachers in the profession.

The Biggest Morning Tea for cancer research was once again a highlight of the day with many wonderful prizes on offer through raffles conducted on the day. A huge thank you to all who donated prizes and to all who bought tickets. All proceeds went directly to the Cancer Council. A tremendous amount of work went into the organisation of the event so a big thank you to IEU Exchange Coordinator Helen Gregory who was once again the driver of the morning tea and raffle.

I wish you well for a restful and well deserved holiday break and look forward to working with you and for you.

Keep smiling and continue with your amazing work.