News and Events


Study tour of Ningbo, China 

A cultural exchange opportunity for your studies in the School of Education.

View the Slideshare for more information.

Visit the Overseas Professional Experience Program vUWS site for photos, more information, application forms, and comments from past students.

Anticipated 2016 Study Tours:

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (January)

Penang, Malaysia (June/July)

Ningbo, China (June/July)

Tainan, Taiwan (June/July)

Register your interest with Dr Son Truong (Bankstown) or Ms Shirley Gilbert (Kingswood) 

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 Academics receive awards

Associate Professor Anne Power (pictured left) won an "Exceptional Service Award" for her work on the Professional Teachers Council over the past ten years. 

Associate Professor Catherine Attard won an Outstanding Service Award at the awards presentation evening for the Mathematics Association. 

Kerry Staples has been awarded with the 2015 Jean Denton Memorial Scholarship. This is a highly sought after and competitive scholarship that focuses on advancing knowledge in early childhood education. Kerry Staples

It is acknowledgement of her contribution thus far to the early childhood and early childhood intervention field and recognition of the importance of the research she is conducting for her PhD. 

Her PhD research will examine how early childhood teachers and consultants support the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings.


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Get ready for Opal! 

You can take the first step towards getting ready to apply for your Concession Opal card now. 

All you need to do is log in to MySR and give your consent. Once that's done, you'll be ready to apply for your Opal card from next Monday 18 May.

Log into the student portal to find out more.

Literacy and numeracy tests for all new teachers from 2016

All teacher education students will be required to pass standardised literacy and numeracy tests in order to be qualify for graduation under a new plan to be phased in via a trial starting this year. The test, developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research, will be made available for up to 5000 students from August this year. For more information, please read Literacy and numeracy tests for all new teachers from 2016 (opens in a new window)