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Support for newly arrived EAL/D students and their teachers

Newly arrived students will often require initial intensive English language support, and ongoing English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support but this can’t be the only focus of schools upon their enrolment.

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EAL/D students deserve better from government

If the Department of Education is committed to its Multicultural Education Policy, it must act to fill outstanding English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher vacancies, create additional permanent positions to address the rising numbers of EAL/D and refugee students

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Federation rejects racism

Federation urges all members to actively work towards the elimination of racism in every classroom, playground, staff room and school community.

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Languages in schools

Language is the primary tool we use for communication. It is what sets us apart from all other living things.

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Evaluation shows EAL/D teachers improve learning outcomes

Intensive English Centre and Central Sydney Intensive English High School staffing entitlements for permanent staff will be maintained during 2022 and 2023.

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Inquiry underlines systemic neglect

The report of the independent inquiry into Valuing the Teaching Profession rightly identified schools populated by high numbers of English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) students as being further affected by disadvantage.

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Join us to rally for refugees

As a social justice union, Federation rejects racism, xenophobia and intolerance and aims to demonstrate these values with a strong presence at this weekend’s Palm Sunday Peace Rally for Refugees.

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​Harmony Week 2021

​Harmony Week celebrates multiculturalism and diversity in Australia – a time to share our cultural heritage, practices, beliefs, identities and languages.

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Intensive English Centres forum

Future action for fortifying the longterm outlook for intensive English centres (IECs) was considered by more than 120 members during an in-person/ Zoom forum on 5 November.

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Young People from Refugee and Migrant Backgrounds with Disabilities

What are the main issues and concerns raised by young CALD people living with a disability?

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Federation wins special considerations for IEC staff and students

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives, testing us like nothing ever before.

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Racism is a virus – there’s an antidote

As a union of educators, all Federation members have the responsibility to organise, oppose, act and educate against racism in all its forms.

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Federation breaks staffing cap and secures additional EALD positions

​Federation is proud to report that the arbitrary staffing cap, initially set in 1983, has been broken.

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Power of the collective delivers IEC win

Member action at the local level and Federation’s representations to the Department will see a new Intensive English Centre (IEC) established in the northern NSW town of Armidale from the commencement of the 2020 school year.

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Multicultural Matters

On 22 May, more than 80 teachers from across the 14 Sydney and regional Intensive English Centres (IECs) came together to discuss matters affecting teachers in IECs and the broader multicultural education area.

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Federation members stand with refugees

​Federation is again proud to endorse, support and promote this years’ Palm Sunday Rally and March. It comes at a time that is critical to both refugees and asylum seekers themselves seeking our humanity and compassion, as well as the continuing discussion in Australia and context of a looming federal election.

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Harmony Day – A time for reflection

As we approach Harmony Day this year, we join the rest of the world in condemning the far-right extremist terrorist attack against the people of New Zealand.

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