Education law grants open

Carol Howard
Welfare Officer

Conference aims to hold a mirror to recent changes in education law

Now is the time for legal studies teachers and executive staff with a demonstrated interest in education law to apply for a grant to attend the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association’s 2015 National Conference in Brisbane, September 28–30.

Two grants of between $1500 and $2050 are available, inclusive of the conference fee of approximately $850 and depending on the recipient’s location and confirmation from the teacher’s principal that they will not be funded by their school to attend.

The fee will be paid directly by the NSW Chapter to the conference organisers.

The conference, at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, is an opportunity to meet 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.

A welcome function will be held at Old Government House, QUT on September 28, and the conference dinner will take place at the Summit Restaurant, Mt Coot-tha on September 29.

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

Application forms can be obtained from welfare@nswtf.org.au and returned to Robert Horton, NSW President of ANZELA (phone (02) 9293 5434).

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on 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.