|Vice Presidents||Jacquie Seemann|
|Representative on Editorial Board||Lucy York|
|Executive Members||Margaret Baker|
Well! It has been interesting 2020.
The Covid 19 pandemic has affected nearly all organisations either cancelling events or attempting to run them on line. The NSW Chapter continued to meet via zoom once the NSW shut-down occurred in March 2020 effectively preventing our March 25th 2020 seminar going ahead.
In November we did hold a zoom Annual General Meeting with special guest speaker, Ms Deborah Vitlin, Head of Compliance and Human Resources, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney.
“The impact of Covid-19 on compliance and legal practice in education – reflection on lessons learned in 2020.”
This was a very informative presentation and discussion on the ways a private school dealt with the various legal and practical problems facing a day and boarding school health requirements; lesson delivery and the well being of both staff and students during this time.
NSW met in February 2021 and we are planning to hold a seminar either on-line or in person in early May. Please look out for notifications.
Committee changes: Sue Hammond and Nathan Croot both long serving committee members tendered their resignation from the committee. We thank them for their valuable contribution to our Chapter. We are pleased to welcome Angela Catallo who has been elected onto the Committee
For further information refer to the 2020 President’s report.
NSW Chapter Secretary
Save the Date - 18 May 2021
ANZELA NSW will be holding an education/law seminar based on an authentic hypothetical scenario related to the difficulties related to attacks on staff via social media.
NSW Teachers Federation 23-33 Mary St Surry Hills 4 pm till 6.30 pm.
Afternoon tea will be provided at 4pm
The panel will be will be provided with an authentic hypothetical scenario related to the difficulties related to attacks on staff via social media. The panel draw on their relevant areas of expertise in the school and legal sectors to dissect and discuss the administrative and legal issues that arise.
To date Michael Waterhouse, Director, Legal Services NSW Department of Education has agreed to facilitate the discussion and Julie Ross, Principal Kogarah High School and Lawyer, Jacquie Seemann, Partner, Thomson Geer will appear on the panel. A third panel member representing a police Youth Liaison Officer will complete the speakers.
Audience members will have opportunities to join the discussion and ask questions of the panel.
Please note: Lawyers are eligible for 1.5 CPD points, and for Educators 1.5 hours of Professional Development.
Free entry for ANZELA members and students on production of their student card.
Scholarships and Grants
The NSW Chapter offer one scholarship and two grants for eligible persons to attend the ANZELA National Conference each year. The Committee requests lawyers and those NSW education employees in public, private or independent schools, students in either law or education who would not be funded by their employer consider applying.
The Scholarships are:
The Robert Horton Memorial Scholarship is offered by the NSW Chapter of ANZELA to teachers, educational administrators, or early career lawyers with an interest in education to extend the reach and knowledge of the practice of education law. It is offered each year with a value of up to $3,000 to, in part, enable the recipient to attend the ANZELA Annual Conference.
Two Chapter Grants are offered by the NSW Chapter to students in either education or law, teachers, educational administrators, or lawyers with an interest in education to extend the reach and knowledge of the practice of education law. It is offered each year with a value of up to $2,000 to, in part, enable the recipient to attend the ANZELA Annual Conference.
Applications opened on normally opened by June 1 and will close on or near the end of July.
Further information and application forms are below.
NSW Chapter Reports
ANZELA National Conference 2018
By Joanna Ernenwein 2018 recipient of the inaugural Robert Horton Memorial Scholarship.