DE News 2016 T4 W08

Published on: Author: Greg Alchin

“If you have kind thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

DE School News

Digby Mark SmithWelcome to the world!! Digby Mark Smith

Huge congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Smith – Prue Warden / Smith Assistant Principal at BWSODE – Walgett Centre on the birth of their beautiful baby boy from all of us! Digby was born on Thursday afternoon 17 November, weighing in at 9.5 pounds and 53cm long.

We send our love and best wishes and can’t wait to meet the bundle of joy!


Enjoying the HBDI workshop

Enjoying the HBDI workshop

Understanding self and others

Distance Education Executive teachers from Karabar High and Queanbeyan Public Schools met to share in professional learning about whole brain thinking, personnel thinking styles and the diversity of thinking patterns and preferences within the executive team.

Karabar- DE executive sharing stories

Karabar- DE executive sharing stories

The executive teachers received a profile of their thinking preferences and had time to:

  • Understand their thinking style and that of others
  • Reflect on the diversity of thinking styles within the executive teams, and
  • Discuss ways to maximise the diversity of thinking to enhance relationships, communication and team work

The professional learning was delivered by Kym Knight, Advisor Rural and Distance Education. Kym is an accreddited faciliator of the HBDI (Herrman Brain Dominance Instrument) and has presented many workshops for teachers and school leaders.

For more information please contact Kym Knight on 0418609551 or Megan Altenburg, Deputy Principal Karabar DEHS on 62984333.

Southern Cross DE news

View here to read about the latest news at Southern Cross DE, including staff and students successes, intersting professional development and projects.

DE Network News

Canvas training and sharing with Southern Cross DE and Dubbo SODE DeLITE news and cross school sharing

Teachers fromn Dubbo SODE visited Southern Cross and their Learning Innovatiopnn team to share their knowledge and understandings on a number of topics, including using CANVAS and  project based learning.

This photo, taken by Matt Cartwright and a drone, is of Sharon Hodgson and Tiff Cox from Southern Cross DE  and Debbie Murray, Naomi White, Jenny Donovan and Wayne Basham of Dubbo SODE.

DoE News

Announcing the new content style guide

We’re pleased to launch the NSW Department of Education content style guide. We’ve consolidated nine different style guides to form this one guide for all of our publications – online or in print.​

Please coontact Lisa Tonkin, Senior editor, Learning and Business Systems on 02 9266 8565 for further information.


Twitter iconTwitterspheric professional learning

Twitter is a quick and easy tool for participating in and/ or building a Professional Learning Network. To learn more about using twitter for professional learning, download the The Global Digital Citizen Foundation’s Twitter-Tastic Teacher’s Guide.  Below are some of Twitter feeds we hope you find worthwhile!  Why not tweet us about what other networks you would like us to highlight!





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