DE News 2018 T3 W10

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School News

Dubbo School of Distance Education News

In Dubbo SODE newsletter,,  You will read articles about:

  • PBL camp
  • The P-6 Corner
  • Student Successes
  • P-6 Term 3 Residential
  • Maths support ideas

Southern Cross School of Distance Education News

In this edition of SCSODE newsletter you will read artcles about:

  • Student Success
  • Primary uniform
  • Right Up his Alley
  • Beach Clean Up, and
  • Dress Like a Farmer.

Sydney DEHS newsletter

The articles in this month’s Sydney DEHS newsletter are:

  • Girls’ and Boys’ Day
  • 2018 Writing Competition Winners
  • Choir Performance
  • Deadly Kids Awards Congratulations!
  • SDEHS Polo Shirts, and
  • Congratulations Daniel Rattigan.

Finigan SODE

Mark Piddignton, Principal SDEHS presenting photo to Daniel Rattigan Principal Finigan SODE of Walter Finigan, founding principal of the first correspondence school in NSW

At the DE Leader’s meeting held in week 8 Daniel Rattigan, Principal Finigan SODE, provided a building progress update, including a video, of the new school building.

Mark Piddington, Principal Sydney DEHS, presented Daniel with photos of Walter Finigan who was the first Principal of the Blackfriars Correspondence school. Finigan SODE has been named after Walter Finigan recognising his significant role in distance education.

When Mr Finigan retired in 1949 many of the documents including photos were housed at Sydney DEHS. In this photo you can see the proud look on Mr Piddington’s face as he proudly and carefully passes on a photo of Walter Finigan to Mr Daniel Rattiigan.

For more information please contact Mr Daniel Rattigan, Principal of Finigan SODE.


DE Collegial Network news

Computing Studies

An IT Multi media day is being held in term 4 to update the HSC Course – in particular a revision of the Industry Studies materials.

For  more information please contact coordinator, Eamon Gormley on 02 9383 00384.

HALT (Highly Affective Lead Teacher) network update

This newly created network is being reinvigorated by a number of teaching executive from across three DE schools due to the need to appoint a new coordinator since the transfer of duties of Sueanne Matthews who established the network late last year.

Sharon Hodgson, SCSODE, Lisa Tonkin SDEHS and Teresa Naso NSWSOL will support each other in the coordination and progress of the network.  More information will be provided soon.

Legal Studies

Louise Woods, network coordinator, will invite DE teachers to the Legal Studies conference being  conducted for rural and distance education teachers at Dubbo SODE in term 4.

Please contact Louise Woods on 02 5804 7000 for more information.

SEAT (Student engagement and attendance) network update

The network members will be meeting at Sydney DEHS in term 4 to review their progress of learning materials creation, receive PL from a guest speaker and plan actions for 2019.

Network coordinator, Jeanine Dunkley, can be contacted on 02 6210 5200 for more information.

Twitterspheric 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!

International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

International Society for Technology in Education


Universal design for Learning

Common Sense Education


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