The Earth Charter
The Earth Charter was launched 29 June 2000 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The mission of the initiative is to establish a sound ethical foundation for the emerging globalsociety and to help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice and culture of peace.
To download the Charter and to get more information about the initiative visit:
Earth Link is a community environment centre sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and open to all who share our concern for the whole earth community. Many people are seeking to deepen their connections with self, nature and the cosmos; to name their experience of the Sacred; to explore the implications for their own religious and spiritual traditions; to honour the Sacred in earth, others and self; and to act moreresponsibly to redress the degraded state of the earth. Earth Link provides a number of responses to this search. Earth Link facilitates deep bonding with the whole earth community.
Middle Years of Schooling Association (MYSA) Queensland
The Middle Years of Schooling Association (MYSA) established 1999 is an Australia-wide organisation dedicated exclusively to the education, development and growth of young adolescents. MYSA aims to:
For more information and to register for the 7th International Conference of MYSA the theme Changing Curriculum, Challenging Times go to:
inyahead - Andrew Fuller
Andrew has recently been described as an ”interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”. As a clinical psychologist, Andrew Fuller works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families. He is a Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.
Andrew has been a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI, the ABC on children’s television shows, is an Ambassador for Mind Matters and is a member of the National Coalition Against Bullying.
For more information visit: www.andrewfuller.com.au
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
ACARA is responsible for:
The ACARA Board
The ACARA Board was announced in May 2009. Professor Barry McGaw AO is the Chair of the Board and Mr Tony Mackay is the Deputy Chair of the Board.
Welcome to the ACARA Update.
This is the september 2010 # 8 update and you will find:
This is the March 2011 #18 ACARA Update.
In this update you will find:
View the ACARA Update:
View the ACARA Updates by visiting:
The national curriculum some other helpful links
Wesites supporting teachers and principals - a selection
LEARNING WORKS - Online mp3 audiofiles for use in education
Learning Works, a weekly lifelong learning radio series in Adelaide, regularly features items on Health and Wellbeing, Australian Studies, Legal Education, and film and book reviews, as well as items relating specifically to schools, teachers and education, and to further education.
After broadcast, most items are then available online across Australia as mp3 audiofiles, on the Learning Works website - www.learningworksradio.com
The Learning Federation
The Le@rning Federation provides digital curriculum content for all Australian and New Zealand schools. The project is a collaborative initiative of all Australian and New Zealand governments. Since 2001 this high-quality, innovative content has seeded and supported schools' moves into 21st-century education, and has begun the digital education revolution.
The content is free for all Australian and New Zealand schools. For more information visit the Contact Liaison Officers (CLOs) section of the website. CLOs in your area can provide you with the details to access this resource.
Other valuable organisations