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NEAT membership benefits


Membership of NEAT for 2024-2025 falls due on April 1, 2024. The subscription is reduced to $100.00 per annum. An important focus for NEAT  in early 2024 and ongoing is to assist the NEAT member/management committees provide a Child and Youth Safe Organisation Framework (CYSOF) policy to meet the requirements of the new CYSOF legislative framework. This ACT applies to all professional and subject teaching associations where children and young people are involved, e.g., conferences and events. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Automatic membership of the Australian Professional Teaching Association (APTA). Public liability insurance at a reduced rate and access to additional cover. NEAT [...]

NEAT membership benefits2024-02-18T20:01:15+10:00

2024 NEAT AGM notice and financial membership subscriptions


Download the 2024-2025 membership renewal form from the Associations' page   Payment is due April 1, 2024. NEAT Meeting & AGM Date: Wednesday 28 February 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm Venue: RYCT, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay Tas 7005 Members representing member association management committees are warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting. Virtual connections for statewide participation can be available for the AGM elections if needed – RSVP neattas@gmail.com to register. AGENDA Members present, apologies or proxy requests Minutes and Action from the 2022-2023 AGM President’s Report   [available to financial members via email request] Treasurer’s Report  [available to financial members via email [...]

2024 NEAT AGM notice and financial membership subscriptions2024-02-18T19:52:38+10:00

APTA and Advocacy: better results from Government


Advocacy is a service of many teacher associations.  When crafting high quality policy and position statements, it is important to know what and who to lobby. Elaine Abery, an experienced practitioner of association policy and advocacy, will present on Tuesday 15th August 2023: How to bring an association together to agree on position statements The necessity of evidence-based research Balancing professional staff input with member experience and passion Working with government to bring your policy and advocacy to fruition The link to the register can be found HERE

APTA and Advocacy: better results from Government2023-07-05T11:31:29+10:00

New Resource for Teacher Associations


This explainer resource introduces the key elements of the Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework for professional teaching associations that provide education services for children, as well as information about the new independent oversight body and the Reportable Conduct Scheme. The web adress is https://www.justice.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/711848/Introducing-Tasmanias-Child-and-Youth-Safe-Organisations-Framework-July-2023.pdf

New Resource for Teacher Associations2023-07-05T09:10:48+10:00

APTA Webinar Term 2, 14 June, 2023 Accounting 101 for Associations


A webinar for Association Treasurers who do not use or need to use accrual accounting. Most of our associations manage a cash-based accounting system. Learn simple ways to prepare effective cash budgets, report to management committees, and track receipts and payments to look out for trends or 'red flags'. The presenter is Dr Phillipa Greig, a Queensland Accounting Teacher for nearly 4 decades, an APTA Board Member, Treasurer and Treasurer of Queensland's Joint Council.  Please note, in order to register on the PTCNSW site, members will need to accept a temporary cookie installation, or allow one only use. The link to [...]

APTA Webinar Term 2, 14 June, 2023 Accounting 101 for Associations2023-06-03T14:48:26+10:00

APTA News-in-brief, May 2023


APTA__News_in_Brief_May_23 President, Cheryl Brennan reports that teacher association events are returning to a face-to-face format, while several new event types that emerged during the COVID period are continuing in an online or hybrid format, which has provided added convenience and involvement of regional and remote teachers. An ongoing challenge has been the high workload for teacher association leaders. APTA has a key role to play in supporting teacher association leaders to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness, for example, through sharing best practice approaches in our recent webinars on governance, social media strategies and sustaining and regenerating our subject associations. Please speak [...]

APTA News-in-brief, May 20232023-05-10T11:00:53+10:00

ACEL Tas Hot Topic: a collaboration with ANZELA on Duty of Care & Family Law, 2023


ACEL Hot Topic Flyer June 2023 2023 DUTY OF CARE & FAMILY LAW Thursday 15 June 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Hobart City High School Newtown 6 Midwood Street Newtown Presenters: Jason Newman - Principal legal adviser with Melbourne law firm, Gilchrist Connell. Katharine O’Donnell - Director of Education Regulation, Tas Cost: Members - Complimentary | Non-Members - $25.00 REGISTER ONLINE  Jason, with his extensive background in liability, litigation and personal injury will present on Duty of Care in schools. Katharine, with her diverse background in previously managing Legal Services, Department of Education Children and Young People will present on Family [...]

ACEL Tas Hot Topic: a collaboration with ANZELA on Duty of Care & Family Law, 20232023-04-26T13:13:11+10:00

Humanities Teachers’ State Conference Saturday March 25, 2023 at Hobart College


The Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE), the Tasmanian Geography Teacher's Association (TGTA) and the Tasmanian History Teachers' Association (THTA) proudly invite you and your team to be a part of our State Humanities conference. View Program Flyer at Humanities+State+Conference+2023+Flyer Wendy Frost, Daniel Howard & Erin Leder | Humanities Conference Committee Registrations are now open for the State Conference 2023: Our Stories Across Time and Place on Saturday, 25 March 2023 Hobart College, Mount Nelson. “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”- Brandon Sanderson. Stories [...]

Humanities Teachers’ State Conference Saturday March 25, 2023 at Hobart College2023-03-13T19:37:07+10:00
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