Words from Michele Bruniges on Maralyn Parker retiring

Here are the words the Director General sent in to be read out at my retirement function last Tuesday evening. I will post some photos of the function and give links to the video of the speeches when they become available. Thanks for all the messages and cards. Yes I will be making political comments … More Words from Michele Bruniges on Maralyn Parker retiring

The Coalition’s plans for NSW public schools are insulting to teachers

I don’t think the Coalition federal government has a clue what is going on in NSW public schooling. This state is well down the track to devolving power to local schools and principals. Teachers and principals in NSW public schools do not need any lessons from Canberra. Not that NSW teachers and principals are universally … More The Coalition’s plans for NSW public schools are insulting to teachers

Coalition School Policy is all electioneering and no vision

My next column for The Daily Telegraph will not be published until after the election. However as many people are asking me what I think about The Coalition’s Policy for Schools: Students First released last week, I decided to give you a brief rundown of my thoughts here on my personal blog. The policy was … More Coalition School Policy is all electioneering and no vision

Julia Gillard’s vision for schooling will live on

I am deeply saddened that Julia Gillard is no longer our prime minister. She has done more for school education in her three years as leader of our nation that any other PM ever has. Under Gillard many public schools got their first new school buildings in decades and this forged fresh connections in school … More Julia Gillard’s vision for schooling will live on