Education law grant

Carol Howard
Welfare Officer

Apply now for an opportunity to attend the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA) 2015 National Conference in Brisbane on September 28-30, 2015.

Two grants of between $1500 and $2050 are available, depending on the recipient's location and necessary travelling expenses. Those eligible to apply are legal studies teachers and executive staff in NSW schools, both public and private, with a demonstrated interest in education law and who will not be funded by their school to attend.

The grants will be inclusive of the conference fee of approximately $850; the fee will be paid directly by the NSW Chapter to the organisers.

The conference, at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, is an opportunity to meet private and public educators and education lawyers from around Australia and the world in a relaxed setting.

With the theme “Through the Looking Glass: Implications of Changes in Education Law”, the conference aims to hold a mirror to recent changes in education law, examine the extent to which the changes have created genuine reform, the extent to which they have taken education forward or backwards, and the implications for those at the educational workface who need to make sense of these changes.

Presenters are being sought to address the theme and vision of the conference by looking at recent changes in Education Law at state, national and international levels and provide a focus for stimulating discussion.

A Welcome Function will be held at Old Government House, QUT on Monday September 28, and the Conference Dinner will take place at the Summit Restaurant, Mt Coot-tha on Tuesday September 29.

More details will become available later, after proposals for presentations close on March 16.

Information related to the conference and the association can be found here.

Application forms can be obtained from welfare@nswtf.org.au and emailed to Robert Horton, NSW President of ANZELA. For more information, call (02) 9293 5434.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday July 3.

ANZELA’s members include school principals, teachers and administrators from the public and private sectors; government and private lawyers; union officials; and university lecturers in law and education.

Carol Howard is Secretary, ANZELA NSW Chapter