From time to time AHISA publishes supplementary material to Independence journals.
Financial literacy: Key questions Heads should ask their Business Manager, and why
Retired AHISA member, John Green, former Principal of The Friends School, TAS, provides new Heads with a toolbox of questions for the Business Manager as first steps toward gaining an understanding of their school’s financial position.
Involving secondary students in tertiary level scientific research
In their contribution to the ‘The learning landscape’ survey section, Trinity Grammar School, Kew, described the process of establishing a tertiary level molecular biology research laboratory. This paper, by Dr Brad Rundle, describes a Year 10 research project conducted at the School using the laboratory’s facilities.
The Complete Package
Dr Tim Hawkes describes his model for the self assessment and development of principals.
Internally transitioning students
Dr Sally Towns presents her research on the primary to secondary transition process for already enrolled students in combined schools
Keeping it real
The full text of Garth Wynne’s interview with Daniel Pink.
Early adolescence and the transition from primary to secondary school
The fully referenced version of Edward Codsi’s article.
Full versions of contributions to the survey of how schools are helping young adolescents as they move from primary to secondary schooling:
Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga, NSW
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Gelorup, WA
Hale School, Wembley Downs, WA
John Paul College, Daisy Hill, QLD
Moreton Bay Boys’ College, Manly West, QLD
St Brendan-Shaw College, Devonport, Tas
St Leonard’s College, Brighton East, Vic
St Michael’s Collegiate School, Hobart, Tas
Archival material from 1985 published as part of AHISA’s Year 25 celebrations:
The history of AHIGSA, by Margaret McPherson
The history of HMCISA, by J. Wilson Hogg
Address by Kathleen McCredie, President of AHIGSA
Address by Max Howell, Chairman of HMCISA
Additional extracts from other addresses to the third national conference of AHIGSA and HMCISA, at which AHISA was formed
Extracts from AHISA’s minutes, 1985
AHISA Members 1985
Photographic reproduction of the napkin signed by members attending the 1985 conference dinner
Reform, retrench or recycle? A curriculum cautionary tale
The perils of policy: Success, amnesia and collateral damage in systemic educational reform
Professor Robin Alexander of Cambridge University, UK is Director of the Cambridge Primary Review – the biggest inquiry into English primary education for half a century. The review has questioned the educational validity of high stakes testing programs and the associated rhetoric of ‘standards’ and ‘world class schools’. It has also offered an approach to the national curriculum which is holistic rather than divided into core/non-core as in England, or phased as in Australia. Professor Alexander discussed the review’s findings and the politicisation of education in Britain at two recent lectures at The University of Melbourne. The first was delivered at the National Curriculum Symposium on 25 February 2010; the Miegunyah Distinguished Fellowship Lecture was delivered on 10 March 2010. AHISA is grateful to The University of Melbourne and Professor Alexander for permission to publish full text versions of both lectures in Independence ONLINE. Further information about the Cambridge Review, a resource bank and other helpful downloads are at www.primaryreview.org.uk.
Education and prayer: What every student should know about God and prayer in the 21st century
Emeritus Professor Hedley Beare has been called ‘the godfather of Australian education’. His work on spirituality and prayer is also highly regarded, and in 2009 AHISA WA based its annual retreat on Professor Beare’s latest book, God-in-the-present-moment: Prayer in the 21st century (John Garratt Publishing, 2008). Independence invited Professor Beare to draw on his wealth of knowledge, experience and insight across both schooling and spirituality and write on school education and prayer. AHISA is grateful to Professor Beare for his generous contributions to Independence.