It has been another busy year, with hundreds of members benefitting from IEU training.
Fourteen Reps training courses ran in 2015 in centres as diverse as Forbes, Port Macquarie, Ballina, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Fairfield, Penrith, Dubbo, Tamworth, Leeton, Canberra and of course the IEU’s head office at Wattle Street, Ultimo.
The training this year was centred on the theme Controlling the Agenda and used teacher performance and development as the vehicle. Reps examined ways in which chapters could ‘control’ the form of teacher performance and development used in their school.
In the wake of the new Catholic systemic agreement, a number of days in the latter half of the year were set aside specifically to unpack the new agreement.
Reps, armed with sticky notes and highlighters, forensically examined the agreement noting changes and enhancements.
A total of 209 Reps and committee members took part in training this year and all reported that they would implement some of what they had learnt on their return to school.
Training changes every year so if you are a Rep, committee member or are thinking about taking on such a role, keep an eye on the www.ieu.asn.au for 2016 course dates.