May School Meeting

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Good to see so many of you at the School Meeting yesterday and many thanks to all who were so helpful with the technology. It is very reassuring to have a virtual room full of teachers at events like that. Thanks to Gen for her thoughtful Acknowledgement of Country and the heads up about events in National Reconciliation Week.

We are collating all the reflections you generated responding to the prompt ‘one thing you are doing in ISO that has improved your work‘. Reading through all the comments the biggest theme to emerge was around wellbeing – people talked about the importance of structuring our days, slowing down, making time for self-care and checking in on others. Another theme focused on improved online teaching skills and a third theme was about meaningful connections with students. We’ll continue to work through the data and give you back a summary shortly. There is clearly much to learn from our experiences over the last eight weeks.

As program teams and work units continue the work of reflecting on sem 1 and preparing for sem 2 don’t hesitate to be in touch if you’d like me or any of the Senior Leadership Team to attend any of your meetings. I’d be happy to dig into your specific data or talk more broadly and/or just listen to the issues that are on your radar.

Hot on the heels of our meeting yesterday, you will have seen emails from the Vice-Chancellor and our DSC DVC, Tania Broadley. Martin has commented on the National framework for HE that has been proposed by the NTEU and Tania has provided more details to help us in our planning for the second half of the year.

Thanks to Leigh Blackall from the DSC Digital Learning Team for helping in our staff meetings. A reminder that the College Digital Learning team are available to support our teaching, so don’t hesitate to get in touch –

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