Message from the Branch President, Kylie Lipscombe
We had a great NSW professional learning event with Professor Jioji Ravulo last week on Context, Culture and Collaboration. Educators and educational leaders from different systems and locations got together online to learn and explore the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility and examine ways we can genuinely value and cultivate inclusive relationship in our diverse learning community. The discussions were robust and honest and I thank those who attended and shared their own ideas, philosophies and practices.
The next professional learning event is planned for late July with a focus on teacher and middle leadership. Watch this space for more details.
Our NSW Award night is fast approaching. Thank you to those people who have given up their time to recognise their colleagues through nominations. We have extended the deadline for nominations to Friday June 11. I urge you to please consider worthy colleagues for an award and consider making a nomination. We are looking forward to celebrating the winners at the Awards night on August 6.
Our thoughts go out to schools, leaders, staff and families in Victoria who have been impacted again by COVID-19. I applaud the efforts of everyone who worked tirelessly to again divert to home learning. This new wave of cases highlights the importance of how localised and targeted responses by the profession may remain for some time yet, highlighting the amazing expertise, skills and commitment by teachers and leaders.