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Over 15000 educators in South Australia connect-up with colleagues and contribute and grow professionally by being a member of one of Educators SA’s member associations. There is definitely one for you. Check which one is right for you below or download a complete list of our Member Associations by clicking here.

Australian Association for Environmental Education (SA Chapter) (AAEE)

Organisation Type: Association
Educators SA Member Since: 1998
Australian Curriculum Links: Science

Primary Contact
Hugh Kneebone
08 8273 9133
205 Greenhill Road, Eastwood
aaee@sa.chariot.net.au
Website

President
Hugh Kneebone
08 8273 9133 or 0427 184 744
soprog@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

Secretary
Amy Blaylock
08 8234 7255
amy_b@kesab.asn.au

Educators Representative
Deidre Knight / Jo Hendrix

Annual General Meeting: October Each Year

Mission Statement
The Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc. (AAEE) is the peak professional association for environmental educators in Australia. We seek to foster education for a sustainable future by developing peoples’ understandings of the interrelationships between the elements of their environments and positive attitudes towards them. We endeavour to develop skills and dispositions to actively engage in contributing to the wellbeing of local, regional and global environments.

Our association brings together all those educating and encouraging people to understand their environment, appreciate environmental values, and live sustainably. Members range from students, environmental managers or educators, NGOs, community and/or conservation groups, a guide, interpreters, exhibition designers, a visitor researcher in a museum, zoo, botanic gardens, national/conservation park or reserve. They may work in local/state/national governments and their agencies, business, industry, schools, universities and further education centres.

Publications & Resources
Australian Journal of Environmental Education, AAEE National Conference Papers.

Professional Development
Ongoing opportunities, please see website for more details.

Current Initiatives
Education for Sustainability Network, National Conference in Adelaide in 2016.

Awards
State (and National) Environmental Educator of the Year.

Membership Base
$110.00

Australian Association of Special Education (SA Chapter) (AASE SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Peter Walker
C/O Educators SA, Level 1 EDC, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA 5007
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au
Website

President
Peter Walker
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au

Secretary
Ruth Evans
revans@cabra.catholic.edu.au

Educators Representative
Peter Walker
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: October Each Year

Mission Statement
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) is the national peak body of professionals with expertise and interest in the education of children and young people with special education needs.

AASE advocates on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services and provides a range of quality services to members and the wider community.

Key activities

  • Providing educational leadership to the professional and wider education community
  • Advocating for quality education for all
  • Influencing policy and and decision making including representation on State and National committees and responding to government enquiries.
  • Commissioning, participating and disseminating research including the dissemination of two high quality journals to members, the Australasian Journal of Special Education and Special Education Perspectives.
  • Arranging professional learning events and conferences
  • Building partnerships with universities, service providers and the community e.g. Innovative Grants for students and schools and a Teacher Award for Excellence
  • Coaching, mentoring and modelling best practice in teaching and leadership

Publications & Resources
Australasian Journal of Special Education Special Education Perspectives

Professional Development
Annual national conference and seminars and workshops

Awards
AASE National Research Award, Innovative Grant, AASE SA Teacher Award

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • $143 per annum
  • Discounts for Early Careers and Pre-Service teachers

Membership Total
56 in SA and approx. 700 nationally

Australian Association of Special Education (SA Chapter) (AASE SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Peter Walker
C/O Educators SA, Level 1 EDC, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA 5007
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au
Website

President
Peter Walker
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au

Secretary
Ruth Evans
revans@cabra.catholic.edu.au

Educators Representative
Peter Walker
peter.walker@flinders.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: October Each Year

Mission Statement
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) is the national peak body of professionals with expertise and interest in the education of children and young people with special education needs.

AASE advocates on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services and provides a range of quality services to members and the wider community.

Key activities

  • Providing educational leadership to the professional and wider education community
  • Advocating for quality education for all
  • Influencing policy and and decision making including representation on State and National committees and responding to government enquiries.
  • Commissioning, participating and disseminating research including the dissemination of two high quality journals to members, the Australasian Journal of Special Education and Special Education Perspectives.
  • Arranging professional learning events and conferences
  • Building partnerships with universities, service providers and the community e.g. Innovative Grants for students and schools and a Teacher Award for Excellence
  • Coaching, mentoring and modelling best practice in teaching and leadership

Publications & Resources
Australasian Journal of Special Education Special Education Perspectives

Professional Development
Annual national conference and seminars and workshops

Awards
AASE National Research Award, Innovative Grant, AASE SA Teacher Award

Membership Base
$143 per annum

Membership Total
56 in SA and approx. 700 nationally

Australian Association of Teachers of the Deaf (SA Branch) (AATD SA)

Organisation Type: Association

CEASA Member Since: 1991

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Ros Senior
Rosamund.Senior@gov.sa.au
Website

President
Sandra Kelly
aatdsa.president@gmail.com

Secretary
Alison I’amafana
alison.fitzgerald66@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Ros Senior
Rosamund.Senior@gov.sa.au

Annual General Meeting: February / March each year

Mission Statement
To promote unity, diversity and understanding between members of the teaching and other professions working with children and students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

To provide members with a national and state capacity to communicate and share educational philosophies and practices relevant to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and students.

To act as an informed and responsible voice on the education of children and students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

To promote the use of the Teacher of the Deaf Elaborations along-side the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to inform TOD practice and professional learning.

About Us

  • AATD has been a professional body for Teachers of the Deaf since 1935
  • AATD (SA) represents Teachers of the Deaf in South Australia
  • Membership includes independent and Catholic sectors
  • As Teachers of the Deaf we work in a variety of educational settings such as: DECD Auslan Bilingual classrooms within Brighton and Klemzig Primary Schools; Avenues College Birth to Year 12 and Adelaide High Schools; Early Intervention Service – Deaf/Hard of Hearing; Student Support Service Special Educators (Hearing) Metro and Country. Pembroke, Cora Barclay Centre.
    Members receive: Deafness and Education International Journal: eNewsletters; TOD Specific Professional Learning opportunities
  • Informal social and networking opportunities

SA Affiliations: Educators SA

International Affiliations: British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

Publications & Resources
Deafness and Education International Journal and Teacher of the Deaf Elaborations

Professional Development
Biennial International Conferences (ANZCED), Seminars, Workshops

Awards

  • AATD (SA) Teacher of the Deaf Award
  • NAATD Biennial Des Power Memorial TOD Award for Exemplary Service to the Education of Deaf Children
  • NAATD Biennial Des Power Memorial Award for Significant Contributions to the Education and Well Being of Deaf Children

Membership Base
Full, Associate, Retired, Student, Life

Membership Total
Approx 30

Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (SA Branch) (ABODA SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts

Primary Contact
Darryl Pope
dpope@pembroke.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Darryl Pope
dpope@pembroke.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Anna Coppens

Educators SA Representative
Darryl Pope
dpope@pembroke.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Australian College of Educators (SA Branch) (ACE SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Jason Loke / Di Russell
Website

President
Jason Loke

Secretary
Dr Di Russell
08 8232 6097 or 0417 893 911 (for text only)
di@pipalya.com

Educators SA Representative
Dr Di Russell
08 8232 6097 or 0417 893 911 (for text only)
di@pipalya.com

Annual General Meeting: November each year

Mission Statement
ACE aims to advance the education profession across all sectors and levels by:

  • providing a strong national voice for the profession
  • enhancing the status of the education profession
  • promoting professional standards
  • recognising excellence in professional practice
  • fostering the professional learning of educators

About Us
ACE Regional Committees are established by the ACE Board. These grops normally comprise five members under the leadership of a Regional (State) President.

SA Affiliations
The SA State Committee is responsible for promoting the organisation’s goals by providing strategic activities and initiatives for local members.

National Body
There is a national office in Melbourne that supports the work of the regions (states) and the Board.

Publications & Resources
Professional Educator published in hard copy 6 times a year; Regular Electronic Newsletter – EducatED; variety of educational papers (academic, conference, orations).

Professional Development
Many opportunities available both locally and at a national level – educational issues rather than associated with any particular curriculum area.

Current Initiatives
In Pursuing its goals, ACE strives to:

  • speak with authority on educational issues
  • exercise ethical leadership of the profession
  • enhance the professionalism of educators
  • create unity among all sectors and levels of the profession
  • foster cooperation and networking
  • acknowledge outstanding contributions to education
  • facilitate continuous professional learning and improvement
  • recognise and value highly accomplished teaching

SA now has a Young Professionals Network.

Award: SA – Mary MacKillop Medal, National – Fellowship (FACE), College Medal

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base
Full member – $275
Career Entrant – $141

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (SA Branch) (ACEL SA)

Organisation Type: Association
Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Sue Kennedy-Branford
C/- Office for Education, L6 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Sue.Kennedy-Branford@cesa.catholic.edu.au
Website

President
Dr Jenny Stanley
0411 205 269
jenny.stanley@sa.gov.au

Secretary
Sue Kennedy Branford
0400 790 512
Sue.Kennedy-Branford@cesa.catholic.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Cathy Buchanan
0400 621 456
faff@adam.com.au

Mission Statement
To expand professional learning opportunities and publications, using contemporary technologies to facilitate the delivery of more flexible, improved services and products; thereby, streamlining ACEL’s leadership to benefit members, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and grow the company.

About Us
In 1973, ACEA become only the second national body to be established under the auspices of the then (British) Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration

In 2002, the Board of Directors recommended that the name of the organization be changed to Australian Council for Educational Leaders. This was passed at the 2002 Annual General Meeting of the Council. In 2008 the members of ACEL approved the transition from an incorporated association to a Company Limited by Guarantee. The Australian Council for Educational Leaders Ltd came into being on the 11th August, 2008. This governance change has enabled ACEL to take its place both nationally and globally in offering strategic direction and professional learning programs for those committed to improving outcomes for schools and their students.

As Australia’s peak professional organisation ACEL is a forward thinking, relevant and responsive agent of change and innovation. ACEL is a not-for-profit company and a 21st Century learning organisation that is continuously improving its practices to harness national and global opportunities. As the premier provider of resources and experiences for educational leaders, ACEL’s membership continues to grow with over 6500 members actively connecting and participating in regular professional learning opportunities.

ACEL actively supports the development of leadership capabilities across Australia through its national and Branch initiated professional learning activities, international conferences, publications, online programs, and other partnership initiatives in leadership development. Access to these leadership-focused opportunities is available for classroom to system leaders.

ACEL’s highly regarded reputation makes it an ideal and attractive partner both locally and internationally, and is sought after by other organisations seeking to value-add and optimise their products, events and activities. Through the benefits of collaboration, these partnerships create significant efficiencies and generate opportunities for the greater good of education including the sustainability of effective educational leadership in the 21st Century.

National Body: ACEL

International Affiliations

  • Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • ASCD

Publications & Resources

  • ACSD/ACEL Catalogue
  • e-publications: e-Teaching Weekly, e-Learning Weekly, e-ShortCuts Weekly
  • The Australian Educational leader
  • Leading and Managing Journal
  • ACEL monograph
  • ACEL leadership Capability Framework

Professional Development

  • Global Emerging Leaders Summit -October 3 – 4 Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders 2011 Conference – Learning Landscapes – strategies for sustaining change. October 5-7 Adelaide Convention Centre
  • ACE-ACEL Chief Executive Breakfast with Mr Kevin Bartley – August 19

Current Initiatives

  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders 2011 Conference – Learning Landscapes – strategies for sustaining change. October 5-7 Adelaide Convention Centre
  • SA Branch Emerging Leaders program
  • Retired leaders Forums

Awards

  • National ACEL Awards
  • ACEL Fellows

An ACEL Fellowship is a special category of membership awarded annually to members of at least five years standing (or if retired, must have been a member at the time of retirement) who have made an outstanding contribution over a period of time to the improvement of student and organisational outcomes.

Nganakarrawa Award
This award is presented annually to those whose general excellence in educational administration and whose learning, experience and contribution to the Council have earned lasting respect and gratitude. With its origins in the Ndjebbana language of Central Arnhemland in the Northern Territory of Australia, the term Nganakarrawa (pronounced nana-ga-raa-wa) refers to “those who move about, all seeing, all knowing, knowledgeable and well regarded”.

The Hedley Beare Award for Educational Writing
This award is presented annually for an outstanding piece of educational writing (which may take various forms) that has provided new and significant knowledge about educational leadership.

Gold Medal
This is the most prestigious award presented annually by the Council to an educator whose contribution to the study and practice of educational administration and leadership is assessed as most outstanding, nationally.

ACEL Life Members

The Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service
This award is presented annually to an ACEL member who has, because of particular endeavours, made an outstanding contribution in furthering the Objects of the Council.

Outstanding teacher leadership Awards
This award is given annually to teachers who have demonstrated outstanding practice in the classroom and as a result have made a difference to colleagues and the lives of students in their care. The recipients are not required to be an ACEL member but must have made a significant contribution that is consistent with the Objects of the Council.

South Australian Awards

The Alby Award
The ‘Alby’ is awarded for meritorious educational leadership and recognises an educational leader whose achievement have shown exceptional merit in areas of major concern to the late Dr AW Jones

Educational Leadership Learning Award
This award provides a beginning or emerging leader in the first 5 years of their leadership career the opportunity to engage in professional learning to inform and influence their educational leadership.

Educational Leadership Medal Award
This annual award recognises ACEL members for their exceptional Educational Leadership in a school, sector or system.

Membership Base

  • Standard/ Institutional membership
  • Student membership
  • Multiple institutional membership
  • ACEL standard and ASCD Select membership
  • ACEL standard and ACEL online membership
  • Newly appointed teachers membership
  • Joint membership
  • Retired membership plus
  • Retired membership

Membership Total
Approximately 500 members

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (SA Branch) (ACHPER SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Health and Physical Education

Primary Contact
Matt Schmidt
08 8363 5700
105 King William Street, Kent Town SA 5067
info@achpersa.com.au
Website 

President
Mike George

Secretary
Matt Schmidt
08 8363 5700
m.schmidt@achpersa.com.au

Educators SA Representative
Rick Baldock
08 8363 5700
rick.baldock@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Mission Statement
To provide leadership for the further development of an environment in South Australia that promotes engagement for all in active and healthy living

About Us
ACHPER (SA) is a non profit association that believes an educated nation comprising active and healthy people is the best investment for the future. ACHPER (SA) caters for students and professionals in a wide range of areas-specifically the Health and Physical Education Learning area. ACHPER (SA) is concerned with the provision and quality of physical activity, recreation, personal development, health promotion and education in all education institutions from pre-primary through to the tertiary sector. ACHPER (SA) allows the opportunity for people in various interest areas to meet, share ideas, network and develop relationships. ACHPER membership offers many benefits to individuals in addition to joining a dedicated group of professionals and being part of an active and committed organisation.

ACHPER has 2 main areas of focus- Physical Education and Sport and Health Education:
ACHPER (SA) aims to promote health and physical education in schools and educational settings through the provision of a variety of practical professional learning activities targeted at HPE educators and professionals and HPE students. Provision of these opportunities supports the HPE industry by extending new offerings and methods for delivering and executing theoretical and practical components of Health and Physical education and facilitates networking among industry professionals.

Education and knowledge is the key to developing a healthy lifestyle; ACHPER (SA) wants to help you and invites any ideas from those with an HPE focus to provide us with feedback and suggestions which could improve our offerings as we continually strive to gain innovative ideas which can inspire and motivate the HPE education profession.

ACHPER provides up to date information on strategies, research, policy information and projects aimed at creating community awareness about a healthy lifestyle. Useful resources are a major part of membership. These resources include ACHPER Matters, a publication that covers our focus areas, The ACHPERTISER-State newsletter which updates ACHPER (SA) activities, and a National Publication (either the Healthy Lifestyles Journal or the Active & Healthy Magazine).

ACHPER (SA) has a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Volunteers that oversee operations. Combined with a hard working office staff, ACHPER continues to grow professionally as an organisation. ACHPER is a high profile, proactive agency in the advocacy, consultancy for the development and support of active and healthy living through professional alliances and partnerships.Government of South Australia-DECS, SA Health, Office for Recreation and Sport, Educators SA.

SA Affiliations
Government of South Australia-DECS, SA Health, Office for Recreation and Sport, Educators SA

National Body
ACHPER National

Publications & Resources
ACHPER provides up to date information on strategies, research, policy information and projects aimed at creating community awareness about a healthy lifestyle. Useful resources are a major part of membership. The ACHPERTISER-State newsletter which updates ACHPER (SA) activities, and a National Publication (either the Healthy Lifestyles Journal or the Active & Healthy Magazine).

There is a variety of resources available from the ACHPER (SA) office that are targeted at both primary and secondary teachers:

Play with Purpose: For Fundamental Movement Skills Teaching: This resource was developed to support educators in planning, delivering and assessing early childhood Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). This resource has been designed to enable all students to develop and refine their FMS. Photos, illustrations, and observation checklists are featured to support the development and achievement of these important skills.

Active Children: Ideas for enhancing physical activity in primary schools: This innovative resource is a collection of games – indoor, outdoor, field, target, and court games, and other ideas for physical activity. The games and activities offer diverse and dynamic experiences that will supplement school physical education programs and maximise participation and learning.

Year 12 Physical Education Resources for teachers: To support year 12 Physical education teachers, ACHPER (SA) and a number of experienced year 12 Physical Education teachers have developed resources for Year 12 Stage 2 PE teachers: suggested answers to the 2014 Year 12 SACE PE Exam and a 2015 ACHPER (SA) Trial Exam with questions and answers. These answers will be trial tested by experienced teachers. Also available are the Powerpoints for Stage 2 PE Teachers and accompanying Student Workbook.

Year 12 Physical Education Resource for students :ACHPER (SA) also is offering a Year 12 Test and Exam Revision Guide for students studying Physical Education. This resource has been developed by current experienced year 12 physical education teachers, and is a precise and simple resource to understand. ACHPER (SA) also offers each year a Student Enrichment Daywhere students have the opportunity to explore and discuss exam topics with experienced teachers, and will receive a detailed revision booklet to take away with them.

Health & PE Teaching and Learning Guides:
 This resource is suitable for educators and students with an interest in Health & Physical Education. This useful resource features a range of Units of Work, Lesson Plans and Assessment Guides covering all of the South Australian Curriculum and Accountability Bands (SACSA) from Early years to Senior years across Health & PE.

Professional Development
ACHPER (SA) coordinates a range of dynamic and relevant Professional Learning activities. Members receive up to 50% off the price of all ACHPER (SA) activities. These activities include State Conferences, Seminars, and regular Training and Development Activities.

Major annual events include- the ACHPER (SA) State Health & PE Conference (April school holidays each year), ACHPER Secondary Conference (December each year-week 9), ACHPER (SA) Primary Years Conference (September each year), Early Years Conference (Term 1), Early Career Teacher Mentoring Program-(April-ongoing each year), Leadership Seminar for HPE Coordinators and other ongoing opportunities including PlayTime (Early Childhood sessions). ACHPER (SA) also coordinate regional seminars, and other after school training and development opportunities. ACHPER (SA) runs a consultancy service where experienced educators can run specific professional learning support for schools/organisations.

Current Initiatives
In addition to the range of Professional Learning activities, ACHPER (SA) coordinate ACHPER also runs active programs for schools. Be active Physical Education Week is held annually in week 5 term 4. Stay tuned for the comprehensive program and resources to highlight programs in your school for this popular week. Metropolitan activities are coordinated offering opportunities for students to undertake a range of activities. The popular Physical Education Week Dinner is held each year and features the presentation of Awards for successful schools, educators and volunteers.

ACHPER (SA) owns the be active Corporate Cup, and Life. be in it. continue to coordinate, promote and manage the event. The annual Corporate Cup (August-November) welcomes school and community teams to either walk or run a range of distances in a range of 4 locations over a series of fortnights.

Awards
ACHPER (SA)- with the support of Credit Union SA annually present the Excellence in Health and Physical Education Awards. These awards recognize and reward a South Australian primary school (the Norma Jenner Memorial Award) and secondary school (the Howard Mutton Memorial Award) that has developed best practice models in the delivery of health and physical education programmes for its students and these are reflected in the policies, practices and other supportive/innovative strategies in the school.

ACHPER (SA) also offer awards as part of the popular Physical Education Week for schools, educators and volunteers that are presented at the annual Physical Education Week Dinner each year (November). These awards are called as part of the Physical Education Week booklet.

The ACHPER (SA) Annual General Meeting also recognizes an annual Presidents Award, and present Membership Milestone certificates.

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Full $ 130.00
  • Graduate 1st Year $ 70.00
  • Graduate 2nd Year $ 100.00
  • Student $ 48.00
  • Joint $ 189.00
  • Non-working /Retired $ 67.00
  • Corporate Affiliation $ 330.00

Membership Total

  • 400 current ACHPER (SA) members
Australian Literacy Educators Association (SA Branch) (ALEA SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: English

Primary Contact
Heather Lawes / Velma Beaglehole
office@alea.edu.au
Website

President
Alexandra Newbold
alexandra.newbold@sa.gov.au

Secretary
Kathleen Melis
0429980449
kmel@sjsh.catholic.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Heather Lawes / Velma Beaglehole
hlawes@adam.com.au

Annual General Meeting:  May/June each year

Mission Statement
ALEA sees itself as providing a major advocacy role in relation to significant literacy issues; it supports its members in their ongoing learning; provides access to the latest classroom practice and literacy research; and helps to build effective literacy communities.

About Us
ALEA is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy development and English language learning at all levels of education. It supports teachers in their current practice; provides leadership for literacy educators; and influences development in literacy by building effective literacy communities.

SA Affiliations
SAETA

National Body
ALEA National Council

Internationl Affiliations
IRA.IDOC

Publications & Resources

  • The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (AJLL)
    Practical Literacy: the Early and Primary Years (PL) and Literacy Learning: the Middle Years (LL) (Comprehensive members receive both; Basic members choose one of these)
  • ALEA Today newsletter and eNews

Professional Development
ALEA SA runs between 4-7 professional learning events for teachers each year. Details of each event are to be found on our website.

Current Initiatives

  • Books for Babies (includes refugee families)
  • Preparation for 2016 joint SAETA/ALEA SA national conference

Awards

  • Young Writer’s Awards (in conjunction with SAETA)
  • ALEA pre-service teacher award

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Membership Type Basic
  • 1 Year Basic
  • 2 Years Comprehensive
  • 1 Year Comprehensive
  • 2 Years
  • Type Basic 1 Yr Basic 2 Yr Comp 1 Yr Comp 2 Yr
  • Individual $85.00 $160.00 $105.00 $200.00
  • Family $95.00 $180.00 $120.00 $230.00
  • Student* $40.00 N/A $55.00 N/A
  • Institutional N/A N/A $170.00 $330.00

Membership Total

  • 210
Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia (ALPAA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA Member since: 2014

Primary Contact
Bronwyn Parkin
bronwyn.parkin18@gmail.com
Website

President
Carmel Leahy
spinifexeducation@gmail.com

Secretary
Thea Knott
alpractitioners@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Bronwyn Parkin
0403 468 939
linepark@adam.com.au

Annual General Meeting:  October each year

Mission Statement
Please refer to the ALPAA website.

Publications & Resources
Please refer to the ALPAA website

Professional Development
Please refer to the ALPAA website.

Membership Base

  • $50 per teacher, school membership available

Membership Total

  • 500
Australian Literacy Educators Association (SA Branch) (ALEA SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: English

Primary Contact
Heather Lawes / Velma Beaglehole
office@alea.edu.au
Website

President
Alexandra Newbold
alexandra.newbold@sa.gov.au

Secreatary
Kathleen Melis
0429980449
kmel@sjsh.catholic.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Heather Lawes / Velma Beaglehole
hlawes@adam.com.au

Annual General Meeting:  May/June each year

Mission Statement
ALEA sees itself as providing a major advocacy role in relation to significant literacy issues; it supports its members in their ongoing learning; provides access to the latest classroom practice and literacy research; and helps to build effective literacy communities.

About Us
ALEA is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy development and English language learning at all levels of education. It supports teachers in their current practice; provides leadership for literacy educators; and influences development in literacy by building effective literacy communities.

SA Affiliations
SAETA

National Body
ALEA National Council

Internationl Affiliations
IRA.IDOC

Publications & Resources

  • The Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (AJLL)
    Practical Literacy: the Early and Primary Years (PL) and Literacy Learning: the Middle Years (LL) (Comprehensive members receive both; Basic members choose one of these)
  • ALEA Today newsletter and eNews

Professional Development
ALEA SA runs between 4-7 professional learning events for teachers each year. Details of each event are to be found on our website.

Current Initiatives

  • Books for Babies (includes refugee families)
  • Preparation for 2016 joint SAETA/ALEA SA national conference

Awards

  • Young Writer’s Awards (in conjunction with SAETA)
  • ALEA pre-service teacher award

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Membership Type Basic
  • 1 Year Basic
  • 2 Years Comprehensive
  • 1 Year Comprehensive
  • 2 Years
  • Type Basic 1 Yr Basic 2 Yr Comp 1 Yr Comp 2 Yr
  • Individual $85.00 $160.00 $105.00 $200.00
  • Family $95.00 $180.00 $120.00 $230.00
  • Student* $40.00 N/A $55.00 N/A
  • Institutional N/A N/A $170.00 $330.00

Membership Total

  • 210
Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (SA Chapter) (APACS SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Libby Brown
Libby.brown@sa.gov.au
Website

President
Libby Brown
Libby.brown@sa.gov.au
Website

Secretary
Ann Parker

Educators SA Representative
Libby Brown
Libby.brown@sa.gov.au

Annual General Meeting:  September each year

Mission Statement
The Australian Guidance and Counselling Association provides:

  • Advocacy for the profession
  • Professional leadership
  • Training and development
  • Representation of the profession’s interests to employing organisations
  • Local, national and international networks
  • Promotion of research
  • Innovative and exemplary practice

About us
The Australian Guidance and Counselling Association is a professional association that provides leadership and support to its members in educational guidance and counselling. The AGCA has over a thousand members across Australia who work in school settings as school psychologists, guidance officers and school counsellors. The association was formed in 1991. The association developed the Teaching Prosocial Behaviour to Adolescents project and managed the MindMatters Plus project and developing associated resources. The AGCA organises biennial conferences. The AGCA SA is the local chapter of the national organisation.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (AGCA) Ltd

International Affiliations
International School Psychology Association (ISPA)

Publications & Resources

  • Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling – biannual journal
  • Newsletters

Professional Development

  • National biennial conference
  • Professional development activities – go to AGCA SA website for more information

Awards
In 2010 the AGCA initiated an award for students who scored 20 in SACE psychology.

Membership Base
Full, Associate

Membership Total
32

Australian Society for Music Education (SA Chapter) Inc. (ASME)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts

Primary Contact
Jennifer Rosevear
8313 3679
C/- Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide SA. 5005
jennifer.rosevear@adelaide.edu.au
Website 

President
Chris Narroway
christine.narroway761@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Luke Gray
graylu@trinity.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Jennifer Rosevear
8313 3679
jennifer.rosevear@adelaide.edu.au

Annual General Meeting:  September/October each year

Mission Statement
The South Australian chapter of ASME seeks to further the aims and objectives of ASME within South Australia in the following ways:

  • Organising regular conferences and workshops in response to perceived needs of local music educators. In recent years, the SA chapter has usually organised a half day Saturday conference or workshop approximately once per school term. These events provide excellent opportunities for networking with other music educators.
  • Providing a Newsletter every term. The SA Newsletters provide information about past and upcoming events, along with various reports and issues of current relevance.
  • Organising the SA Young Composers Awards which promotes writing and performance of new compositions
  • Publishing music teaching resources written by teachers
  • Being a strong advocate for music education with various authorities (including DECS, SSABSA, AMEB etc.)
  • Collaborating with other music education organisations

About us
The Australian Society for Music Education [ASME] was established in1967, following discussions between interstate representatives after the successful UNESCO Conference on Music Education held in Sydney during May, 1965. The Society is organised in State Chapters, with a National Executive and National Council in which all States and Territories are represented.

ASME exists to:

  • Support the right of every person to a musical education,
  • Promote quality music education,
  • Assist music educators to develop and extend their professional awareness,
  • Maintain and develop the status of the music teaching profession,
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas,
  • Encourage Australian music and composers, and
  • Develop teaching methods relevant to Australian students.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, MTASA, ASME has a representative on the AMEB Committee

National Body
Australian Society for Music Education Inc. (ASME)

International Affiliations
International Society for Music Education (ISME)

Publications & Resources

  • Australian Journal of Music Education
  • ASME SA Chapter Newsletter

Professional Development

  • Usually one conference/workshop per school term.
  • National Conference every 2 years.

Membership Base
Individual, Student

Membership Total
Approximate SA membership numbers: 125

Agriculture Teachers Association of South Australia (ATASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Information and Communication Technologies, Science

Primary Contact
Sue Pratt
Website 

President
Sue Pratt

Secretary
Danielle Westbrook

Annual General Meeting:  May each ear

About us

Objectives:

  • to provide an organisation through which information, ideas and resources relating to agricultural education may be disseminated
  • to act on behalf of the members in expressing publicly the consensus attitudes and opinions of the members
  • to publish, independently or in association with others, newsletters, technical papers, reference books and audio visual software relating to agricultural education
  • to conduct activities aiding the professional development of members
  • bi-annual newsletter
  • online teaching resources – password access for members only
  • reduced fees for conference
  • ATASA members email / bulletin board

Membership entitles you to:

  • bi-annual newsletter
  • online teaching resources – password access for members only
  • reduced fees for conference
  • ATASA members email / bulletin board
  • Networking opportunities

National Body
National Association of Agricultural Educators

Professional Development
State and National Conferences and other training opportunities – refer to website

Membership Base
Site, Individual, student and life members

Membership Total
90

Business & Enterprise Teachers Association of SA Inc. (BETA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship

Primary Contact
Margaret Cobiac
betasainc@gmail.com
Website

President
Alice Speirs
betasainc@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Margaret Cobiac
betasainc@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting:  October each ear

Mission Statement

  • promote and extend business education in South Australia
  • provide means for the exchange of ideas on the teaching of business education subjects
  • act as a body representative of the teachers of business education subjects wherever the educational interests of those subjects is involved
  • publish and make available materials of interest and value to teachers of business education subjects.
  • maintain liaison with professional associations of teachers of business education elsewhere, plus other professional and academic bodies
  • undertake any other activities aimed at promoting and supporting business education

National Body
Association member of Business Educators Australasia Incorporated

Professional Development
Please contact betasainc@gmail.com for subject group development activities

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • $65 Individual
  • $130 School
  • $30 Student teacher

Membership Total
64 members, as individuals or within institutions

Council of Australian Secondary Tourism Teachers (SA) (CASTT)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Information and Communication Technologies

Primary Contact
Susan Hart
0424 022 795
casttinfo@gmail.com

President
Susan Hart
0424 022 795

Educators SA Representative
Susan Melhuish
0424 022 795
casttinfo@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting:  August each ear

Mission Statement
Council of Australian Secondary Tourism Teachers (SA Chapter) is a professional association for secondary teachers of Tourism and Hospitality.

CASTT aims to:

  • Provide a forum and common meeting ground for secondary Tourism, Hospitality and Vocational Educators
  • Promote an improved information flow linking secondary educators with post school educators and trainers, government bodies and Tourism / Hospitality industry
  • Allow for an expression of a common voice on educational matters in the interests of secondary teachers of Tourism and Hospitality, and greater co-operation and understanding between them, industry bodies and personnel from businesses within the Tourism and Hospitality industries, relevant government bodies and post – secondary educators and trainers

About us
CASTT-SA is a professional teachers association which was founded in 1993 to support teachers of tourism and hospitality. The association aims to support teachers of tourism and hospitality with resources, quarterly newsletters, PD and networking opportunities at workshops, conferences, famils / field trips and industry dinners during the school year. CASTT provides a forum and common meeting ground for secondary Tourism, Hospitality and Vocational Educators. It promotes communication with industry, government and education networks and offers a common voice oneducational matters important to secondary teachers of Tourism and Hospital.

SA Affiliations
SATIC, Eastside BEC, Adelaide Convention & Tourism Authority

Publications & Resources
Industry resources and skills for teaching tourism/ hospitality

Professional Development
Industry update- August 2015

Current initiatives
Acquisition of relevant current industry knowledge to support teachers

Membership Base
$60 annual subscription

Membership Total
50

Chinese Language Teachers Association of South Australia Inc (CLTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Belinda Dello-Iacovo
president@cltasa.org.au
Website

President
Nhu Trinh
president@cltasa.org.au

Secretary
Magdalene Kho

Educators SA Representatives
Belinda Dello-Iacovo & Nhu Trinh

Annual General Meeting:  August each ear

About us
Our association exists to promote the teaching and learning of Chinese in SA and to support primary and secondary teachers of Chinese in government and non government schools. We organise an annual state conference and PD workshops and we also organise a Chinese awards ceremony to acknowledge the Chinese learning achievement of students both at primary and secondary level.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
The Chinese Language Teachers Federation of Australia

Publications & Resources
Newsletter, one per term

Professional Development

  • Annual conference
  • Workshops

Current initiatives
AIM Professional Development

Membership Base
For information about membership prices and to register please click here

Membership Total
50

The Design and Technology Teachers Association of SA Inc. (DATTA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Design, Information and Communication Technologies, Science

Primary Contact
Larry Spry
Address PO Box 591, HINDMARSH SA 5007
office@datta.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Emil Zankov
president@datta.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Rod Yon
8275 8300
secretary@datta.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representatives
Larry Spry
0407 103 421
blspry@bigpond.com

Annual General Meeting: Within 5 weeks after 31 January

Mission Statement

To engage in support activities that will stimulate and assist education generally and specifically to support:

  • The study and teaching of Design and Technoloogy
  • The professional development of teachers
  • Liaison and cooperation with other educational institutions and parent bodies

About us
DATTA has grown from the Boys Craft Teachers Association

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Drama South Australia (DSA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 1994

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts

Primary Contact
Rebecca Wigg (Secretary)
Address GPO Box 247, Adelaide SA 5000
info@dramasa.org
Website

President
Trent Phillips
president@dramasa.org

Secretary
Rebecca Wigg
info@dramasa.org

Educators SA Representatives
Graham Cox
0401 123 336
grahjcox@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: September each year

Mission Statement
SAADIE aims to:

  • operate as the peak body for Drama in Education in South Australia
  • promote Drama in education as a valuable and valued part of education.
  • encourage the study and development of Drama in education as a teaching methodology and as an creative and expressive art form
  • support teachers, students and others interested in Drama in education
  • advocate for Drama education in South Australia and beyond

About us
The South Australian Association for Drama in Education is re-emerging as Drama South Australia. Drama South Australia is the peak state association for Drama educators. DSA provides opportunities for Drama teachers to create connections with each other, to share resources and knowledge and access high quality professional development.

Benefits of membership with Drama South Australia
Our members of DSA enjoy:

Wider connections

  • connections with other South Australian Drama teachers
  • affiliated membership with Drama Australia and IDEA Publications
  • access to the Drama South Australia closed group Facebook page
  • discounted subscription to NJ the Drama Australia journal

Professional Development

  • a variety of professional development opportunities
  • FREE Drama South Australia PDs

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Drama Australia

International Affiliations
International Association for Drama in Education (IDEA)

Publications & Resources
National Journal NJ

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base
Individual $55, Student $35, Corporate $90

Membership Total
19

Early Childhood Association (SA Branch) (EChO)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 2015

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Joan Gilbert
ecasa@earlychildhood.org.au
Website 

President
Joan Gilbert

Secretary
Susan Jackson

Annual General Meeting: October each year

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Early Childhood Australia

EdTechSA

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Tina Photakis
office@edtechsa.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Tina Photakis
tinastar22@gmail.com

Secretary
Paul Clapton-Caputo
office@edtechsa.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Tina Photakis
tinastar22@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: March each year

Mission Statement
We see our mission to be the further development of:

A high profile, inspirational and proactive professional network of teachers, school leaders, pre-service teachers and members of school communities focused on the use and study of digital technologies to enhance learning across all year levels, areas of learning and sectors of schooling

We have set ourselves the following goals:

  • Promoting networking, communication and sharing within the educational community about research, quality practice, resources, and current issues and initiatives.
  • Providing high quality professional learning opportunities for educators and school leaders to learn from international, national and local experts.
  • Acting as an advocate on behalf of South Australian educators at national, state and local levels on educational issues related to ICT and IT.
  • Contributing to the work of Council of Educational Associations on South Australia (CEASA), Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Recognising and celebrating excellence in the educational use of ICT in South Australia.
  • Facilitating partnerships with industry and other professional associations to benefit educators and students.

About us
EdTechSA is one of the largest teacher professional associations in South Australia, serving teachers in Public, Independent and Catholic schools.  We are a professional association of educators that promotes and supports teaching and learning with Information and Communication Technologies [ICT] and the study of Information Technology [IT] as a discipline.

EdTechSA holds an annual 2-day conference in July of each year, looking at all aspects of educational technologies. We also provide a wide variety of professional development throughout the year, including specialised resources and PD days for SACEIT teachers.

SA Affiliations
Australian Computer Society (SA Branch), Educators SA

National Body
EdTechSA is affiliated with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) at national level through the Australian Council of Computers in Education (ACCE)

International Affiliations
International Society for Technology in Education [ISTE]

Publications & Resources
Visit the EdTechSA website for a complete list of publications and resources

Professional Development
EdTechSA offers a rich and varied professional development calendar as well as annual conferences

Current Initiatives

  • Leading Light Awards
  • Educator of the Year
  • Leader of the Year

Awards

  • EdTechSA has two awards: Educator of the Year and Leader of the Year. The winners of these awards are nominated to the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and the International Society for Technology in Education for their awards of the same name. Find out more about the award recipient selection criteria.

Discounts for Early Careers and Pre-Service teachers
Yes, we have offers through PL events

Membership Base
Individual, Organisational A, Organisational B, Student

Membership Total
229

Early Education for Sustainability SA (EESSA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 2017

Primary Contact
Kaarin Wilkinson
hello@eessa.org.au
Website

President
Kaarin Wilkinson
hello@eessa.org.au

Secretary
Natalie Gentle

Educators SA Representative
Caterina Gioffre

SA Affilliations
Educators SA

The Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia Inc. (ESA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Darryl Buchanan
08 8301 4816
darryl.buchanan@sa.gov.au
Website

President
Mr Binh Quang Nguyen

Secretary
Darryl Buchanan

Educators SA Representative
Darryl Buchanan

Annual General Meeting: November each year

Mission Statement
To ensure that member ethnic schools authorities have the right to maintain, develop, express and share their linguistic and cultural heritages.

About us
The reason for an ethnic schools association dates back to 1978. Then The Survey of Ethnic Schools Needs Committee, established by the Education Department of South Australia, made a recommendation that the Department “may find it possible to recommend various kinds of support for ethnic schools and may suggest new patterns of relationships between Education systems and these schools”. The importance of ethnic schools keeping in touch and co-operating to ensure unity and consistency in dealing with the Education Department and other authorities was recognised, and it was decided to take advantage of such an offer. It was clear that an overall policy in respect to ethnic schooling would have to be developed.

Consequently, at a meeting of 23 ethnic schools’ representatives on 27 September, 1978, 5 individuals were elected to establish an association for ethnic schools. Their work came to fruition on 26 February, 1979 when The Ethnic Schools Association of SA Inc. became incorporated.

The principal belief of the Association is that all individuals have the right to maintain, develop, express and share their cultural heritages and all are equally entitled to participate in and benefit from the activities of ethnic schools.

Therefore, the objects of the Association are:

  • to promote activities for the development and benefit of ethnic schools;
  • to promote and co-ordinate the teaching of languages, history, geography and cultures of ethnic communities;
  • to develop and promote communication and co-operation between ethnic schools authorities;
  • to co-ordinate and promote inter-ethnic school social and cultural activities;
  • to promote communication and co-operation with teachers, schools and institutions involved in languages teaching

The Association is non-political, non-sectarian in nature and a non-profit organisation. The general management and control of the Association is vested in the Association’s Executive Committee, which is elected by the Annual General Meeting. No more than two from any one language group can be on the Executive Committee at the same time, and each candidate for election to the committee must be a representative nominated by a financial member of the Association.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, Children’s Week Association of SA Inc, Community Employers Association Inc (Pinnacle HR) , Migrant Resource Centre of SA Inc, MLTASA, Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc

National Body
Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc (Community Languages Australia)

Publications & Resources

  • Quarterly – Ethnic Schools Newsletter
  • Annually – Annual Report

Professional Development
EdTechSA offers a rich and varied professional development calendar as well as annual conferences

Current Initiatives

  • Leading Light Awards
  • Educator of the Year
  • Leader of the Year

Awards

  • Ethnic Schools Primary Teacher of the Year award
  • Ethnic Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year Award

Membership Base
Ethnic schools authorities

Membership Total
97 ethnic school authorities; 48 different languages

Economics Teachers Society of South Australia (ETSSA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship

Primary Contact
Chris Burrows
08 8392 9500
Cardijn College, PO Box 438, Noarlunga Downs SA 5168
cburrows@cardijn.catholic.edu.au
Website

President
Chris Burrows
08 8392 9500
cburrows@cardijn.catholic.edu.au

Secretary
Mary Lange

Educators SA Representative
Chris Burrows
08 8392 9500
cburrows@cardijn.catholic.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: November each year

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Geography Teachers Association of South Australia Inc (GTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Geography

Primary Contact
Educators SA Office (on behalf of GTASA)
08 8463 5875
C/- Educators SA, Level 1 EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
administration@ceasa.asn.au
Website

President
Joanne Wegener
jwegener@concordia.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Daisy Ashby
daisyashby@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Jules Cousins
julian.cousins@whs.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: May each year

Mission Statement

  • to promote and support the teaching and study of geography in South Australia
  • to provide an organisation through which teachers of geography in South Australia may express opinions on geographical and educational matters
  • to encourage and promote research in geography and geographical education

About us
The GTASA was founded in 1936 and has remained a strong and thriving group ever since. We have a solid membership who access a range of benefits. These include a journal issued three times a year with current research. Lesson ideas and resources tailored to the membership. In addition we run Professional development sessions on various topics including using GIS in the classroom, interpreting census data and teaching particular year levels. Once a year we have a conference over two days where workshops, key note speakers an fieldwork keep our members at the cutting edge of geography teaching. Our association is also affiliated with the Australian Geography Teachers Association and we benefit from a strong national presence and can attend National events like the biennial conference and receive the peer reviewed journal “Geographical Education”. Fundamentally we are geography teachers helping and supporting other geography teachers to engage students and develop their curiosity about the world they live in.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

National Body
Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA)

Publications & Resources

  • SA Geographer
  • GTASA Panda Kit
  • GIS in the Field

Professional Development

  • Annual Conference
  • Adelaide University hosts Year 12 Revision Evening
  • Making Sense and Putting into Practice workshops

Current Initiatives

  • Producing materials for Middle School AC Curriculum
  • Running Australian Curriculum Consultation
  • Rewriting the Year 12 Geography Study Guide
  • Developing links with Primary School teachers

Awards
DD Harris Award for Excellence in Geography Teaching

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base
Individual, Institutional, Student teacher, Country and RGS, Primary School, International, Library

Membership Total
120

Gifted and Talented Children's Association of SA Inc (GTCASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Angela Bray
08 8354 1858
PO Box 1111 Unley SA 5061
giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au
Website

President
Lynda Simons

Secretary
Angela Bray
08 8354 1858
giftedsa@gtcasa.asn.au

Educators SA Representative
Lesley Henderson
lesley.henderson@flinders.edu.au

Mission Statement
To enhance the social, emotional and intellectual development of gifted children through supporting the families that care for them and providing professional learning opportunities for the adults who teach them.

About us
GTCASA is the oldest gifted association in Australia, founded in 1974 and affiliated with the national association, AAEGT. Its initial aim was to support teachers to understand and identify giftedness and provide appropriate learning opportunities and supports for gifted students. The emphasis now has shifted to focus on supporting gifted children and the adults who care for them and teach them. Members include families, individuals, education professionals and schools. Activities organised include enrichment activities for children, information for parents and professional development opportunities for teachers.

National Body
AAEGT (Australian Association for the education of the gifted & talented)

Membership Base
School, individual, family

Humanities and Social Sciences SA (HASS SA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Civics and Citizenship, Geography, History

Primary Contact
Katie Silva
0433 805 629
Address PO Box 54, Prospect Hill SA 5201
ksilva@wilderness.com.au
Website

President
Katie Silva
0433 805 629
ksilva@wilderness.com.au

Secretary
Deb Green

Educators SA Representative
Katie Silva / Pauline Hansford
ksilva@wilderness.com.au / pauline.hansford393@schools.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: May each year

Mission Statement
To pursue quality education in Studies of Society and Environment by representing South Australian SASOSE Council member associations, linking them, promoting them and serving them, including collaborative provision of professional development for educators.

About us
SASOSE Council was founded in the 1990s to represent South Australian member associations across all sectors of education in pursuit of quality education in the area of Studies of Society and Environment. It acts as a forum and common meeting ground to provide a collective voice on issues in the SOSE learning area. SASOSE offers an annual conference and promotes professional development for educators run by member associations through sose-news. This online occasional bulletin, run through edna-lists, shares relevant information and resources quickly and conveniently.

SA Affiliations
Aboriginal Studies Educators’ Association, AAEE, BETA, CASTT, GTASA, Global Education Centre, HTASA, LETASA, Philosophy in Australian Schools; R-12 Society and Environment educators; River Murray Urban Users Group; SA Association for Media Education Inc.; UNESCO-APNIEVE; World Education Forum Education Forum (SA)

National Body
Social Education Association of Australia

Publications & Resources
Ngadjuri: Aboriginal people of the Mid North Region of South Australia
Songs for Aboriginal Studies and Reconciliation (CD and songbook)

Professional Development

  • Annual conference
  • Promotion of professional development offered by member associations
    View SASOSE at ESA for more information about SASOSE Professional Development

Current Initiatives
SASOSE is currently focused on the changes affecting SOSE educators as the National Curriculum is developed and implemented. We are disseminating information about developments and processes, providing a common meeting ground for discussion, and promoting and providing resources and professional development opportunities through sose-news. To communicate more effectively we are currently developing our own website.

Awards

  • Leila Rankine award for excellence in SACE Stage 2 Aboriginal Studies
  • SASOSE awards for student teachers and/or teachers presented at our conference for excellence in curriculum

Discounts for Early Careers and Pre-Service teachers
Discounted Conference fee

Membership Base
Education Associations

Membership Total
15 associations representing a membership total of 969 email members

Home Economics Institute of Australia (SA) Inc (HEIA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Information and Communication Technologies, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
HEIA (SA)
1800 446 841
PO Box 180, Hindmarsh, SA 5007 National: PO Box 779, Jamieson Centre, Macquarie, ACT 2614
heiasa@heia.com.au
Website

President
Sarah Hockey

Secretary
Belinda Zanello

Educators SA Representative
Sarah Hockey

Annual General Meeting: October each year

Mission Statement
The mission of the home economics profession in Australia is to educate, inform, and to act as an advocate to government, industry and the community for families and households, so that individuals can make informed choices in order to enhance their everyday living.

About us
HEIA was incorporated in 1994 as the peak professional body for home economics in Australia. The mission and focus of the profession are reflected in the HEIA logo. The concentric circles symbolise the family unit within the community and the world as a whole. Through the centre runs the flame of the lamp of learning.

HEIA (SA) provides leadership, services and products to meet the professional needs of home economists. It also represents the interests of home economists working in education, industry, community services, consumer affairs, and family and household management.

Benefits: HEIA coordinates a national conference biannually. HEIA (SA) offers regular workshops, seminars, mentoring, and resource sharing to address local needs. A national refereed journal with the latest research and happenings in the field, a national newsletter with the latest news, a SA newsletter ‘HEIA SAy’ with news, resources, workshops and contacts. Access to home economics publications and resources (see website). Members rates apply to workshops, conferences, and the purchase of resources.

SA Affiliations
CASTT

National Body
Home Economics Institute of Australia Inc.

International Affiliations
International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)

Publications & Resources
Nutrition: the inside story, Food Choices software program, Totally Gorgeous textiles posters, Simply Gorgeous food posters. See website for complete listing and order form.

Current Initiatives

  • To develop mentoring links between pre-service teachers, new graduate teachers and experienced teachers.
  • Sharing and learning: resources for (new) SACE.
  • Input into developing a new national resource ‘Cooking – The inside story’.

Awards
Resek Scholarship (undergraduate Home Economics teacher), King and Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarship (undergraduate or postgraduate study in the field of Home Economics), Perpetual Trophy (service to Home Economics)

Membership Base

  • Individual membership – full, associate, not-in-paid employment, student.
  • School group membership – a primary or secondary school, college or TAFE campus can nominate up to six members to be included in its membership of HEIA.
  • Resek Scholarship (undergraduate Home Economics teacher), King and Amy O’Malley Trust Scholarship (undergraduate or postgraduate study in the field of Home Economics), Perpetual Trophy (service to Home Economics).

Membership Total
120

History Teachers Association of South Australia Inc (HTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: a foundation member

Australian Curriculum Links: History

Primary Contact
Paul Foley
0418 821 560
PO Box 268 Fullarton SA 5063
paul.foley@loreto.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Paul Foley
paul.foley@loreto.sa.edu.au

Secretary
David Albano

Educators SA Representative
Paul Foley
paul.foley@loreto.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Mission Statement

Aims and Objectives:

  • To stimulate interest and discussion in History and in the teaching of History
  • To arrange meetings, lectures, seminars and other activities.
  • To arrange an annual conference of the Association
  • To issue such publications as will further the aims of the Association
  • To represent the views of the Association to the SACE Board and other bodies.

About us

  • Founded: 1962
  • Purpose: To support the teaching of History in schools
  • Benefits of joining:
    • Early notification of forthcoming events
    • In-servicing on current courses and topics
    • Support for History teachers and sharing of teaching ideas

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, SASOSE

National Body
History Teachers Association of Australia (HTAA)

International Affiliations
International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)

Publications & Resources

  • Kooringa – Quarterly newsletter
  • AGORA – 2 editions of HTAV Journal
  • Australian War Memorial – ‘Memorial Boxes’

Professional Development

  • Senior SACE History seminar
  • Annual HTASA Conference
  • Spotlight Seminars
  • Exam Preparation Evenings
  • Exam Revision Guides
  • Teaching support

Current Initiatives

Competitions:

  • Australian History Competition
  • National History Challenge
  • Simpson Prize

Awards
Life Membership / other awards currently in draft stage

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • School
  • Institution
  • Publisher
  • Primary School
  • Primary Teacher
  • Student Teacher
  • Retired
  • Concession
  • Unwaged

Membership Total
125

Indonesian Teachers Association (INTAN)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Brent Bloffwitch
St Columba College, President Avenue, Andrews Farm 5114
bbloffwitch@gmail.com
Website

President
Brent Bloffwitch
bbloffwitch@gmail.com

Secretary
Roslyn Oldfield

Educators SA Representative
Dianne Dahim

Annual General Meeting: February each year

About us
INTAN is the Indonesian Teachers’ Association of South Australia and is the body and voice of teachers of the Indonesian language and culture from all South Australian education sectors. According to the Constitution, the association aims:

  • to support and further the study and teaching of the Indonesian language and culture in school at all levels, universities and other institutions of learning.
  • to offer support to all teachers and students of Indonesian on matters of concern.
  • to foster contact by teachers and students with speakers of Indonesian in the community and abroad.
  • to cooperate with other institutions, societies, associations or other bodies that have an interest in the study or teaching of the Indonesian language and culture.
  • INTAN offers membership to all teachers of Indonesian, and members are drawn from DECS, Catholic Education Office and the Association of Independent Schools of SA. INTAN membership is for the calendar year, 1st January to December 31st inclusive.

SA Affiliations
MLTASA, Flinders University

National Body
AFMLTA

Publications & Resources
Suara Kita – Quarterly Newsletter

Professional Development
INTAN offers a variety of professional learning opportunities throughout the year, including an Annual Conference in Term 3.

Current Initiatives

Competitions:

  • Australian History Competition
  • National History Challenge
  • Simpson Prize

Membership Base
Individual

Membership Total
65

Japanese Language Teachers Association of South Australia (JLTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Cindy Pitkin
PO Box 3065 Unley 5061, South Australia
jltasa@jltasa.asn.au
Website

President
Cindy Pitkin
jltasa@jltasa.asn.au

Secretary
Jen Gilbert
jltasa@jltasa.asn.au

Educators SA Representative
Cindy Pitkin
jltasa@jltasa.asn.au

Annual General Meeting: October each year

Mission Statement
To promote the study of Japanese and the value and needs of Japanese language teaching at all levels in South Australian educational institutions.

About us

The JLTASA was founded with the objectives to promote the study of Japanese learning in South Australian educational institutions. Our association provides support for teachers of Japanese language through professional development opportunities including the annual conference, T&D, hub group support and sharing of resources. The JLTASA provides a professional network for teachers of Japanese within South Australia. We recognise the value and needs of Japanese language education in South Australian schools.

SA Affiliations
MLTASA, Educators SA

International Affiliations
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

Professional Development

  • Annual JLTASA Conference/ T&D twice a year
  • Primary Japanese Quiz Competition
  • Year 9 Japanese Quiz Competition
  • Japanese Speech Contest
  • Japanese Recital Competition

Current Initiatives
Join JLTASA on Facebook!

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Institutional
  • Student and Life Membership

Membership Total
Approximately 120 members, Committee of 12 members

 

Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia (SA Branch) Inc (KMEIA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 1998

Australian Curriculum Links: Art, English

Primary Contact
Margaret Lange
marglange2@bigpond.com
Website

President
Janelle Fletcher
janelle.fletcher@outlook.com

Secretary
Kirra Lovell

Educators SA Representative
Gaby Freer

Annual General Meeting: November each year

Mission Statement
Supporting Music Education for all South Australian Students

About us
KMEIA SA is a not-for profit organisation run by volunteers with a passionate belief in the importance of universal music education.

Aims:

  • to promote music education for all students in South Australia
  • to provide professional development to music educators pre-school to the middle school years through workshops, courses, conferences and publications.

Kodály gets its name from Zoltán Kodály (1882—1967), a Hungarian composer and music educator who believed that a music education should be the right of every child, not just the wealthy. Many of his ideas were drawn from the work of earlier music educators, (especially Guido, Glover and Curwin). These ideas have also been influenced by the work of Orff and Dalcrose. They evolved into an approach to music education which came to be collectively referred to as the ‘Kodály Concept’. It is a flexible approach catering for changing times, places and contexts but with key essential features:

  • Music education for all children
  • Step-by-step sequential learning birth to end of school and beyond
  • Aims for music literacy – ultimately to read, write and think music – the same way we do script
  • Accessible music education based on singing and moving using traditional songs and best quality music available
  • Whole child development- socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, culturally and ethically
  • Fun

Find out more about Zoltán Kodály

Key Dates:

  • 1975 International Kodály Society founded Internationally
  • 1975 ‘Kodály’ Approach established in Australia by Deanna Hoermann. Find out more about the history of KMEIA
  • 1978 Founded in South Australia by Margaret Lange
  • Many affiliated associations now exist throughout the world including in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

International Affiliations
International Kodály Society

Professional Development

  • Workshops
    A half-day workshop is held each term on the Saturday at the end of week 3 of state government schools. Workshops are advertised via our newsletter, Kodály SA, through the national website of KMEIA, CEASA publications and by flyers distributed to schools. Enquiries: marglange2@bigpond.com
  • Courses
    SA Kodály Teachers Courses are 4–day courses run over the course of a term. They provide a much more in-depth and systematic look at teaching music literacy than is possible at workshops. Stage 1 provides repertoire and practical activities to start a music program based on the Kodály Concept. Stage 2 builds on this foundation, provides further repertoire for older children and is available to those who have completed stage 1.Building Music Foundations in the Early Years: A new 2-day course currently being planned. Enquiries: marglange2@bigpond.com
  • Conferences
    Kodály National Conference, enquiries ytysoe@gmail.com or marglange2@bigpond.com


Current Initiatives

“Let’s Start With A Song” by Yvonne Tysoe and Margaret Lange (book and teaching CD) addressing the requirements of Early Years Curriculum Framework through songs and rhymes. This resource was workshopped and launched in 2011. For more information please contact: ytysoe@gmail.com or marglange2@bigpond.com

Early Years Teacher’s Course: A 2-day Course is now being planned for January 2012 in Adelaide to provide Early Years Educators with basic music skills and knowledge to deliver a developmental music program to 3- 6 year olds. The course will also address the requirements of “Belonging, Being and Becoming”. Expressions of interest are welcome at marglange2@bigpond.com

Awards
Awarded Annually on World Teachers Day (Managed by Educators SA)
1. Contribution to KMEIA SA Association
2. Contribution to Kodály Music Education in SA

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Institutional membership
  • Full-time student
  • Pensioner

Our members are classroom teachers, music specialists, instrument teachers, child care workers, special education teachers and tertiary students

Membership Total
85

 

Korean Language Teachers Association of South Australia (KOLTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 2016

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Website

President
Ben Anderson
Ben.Anderson511@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Parky (Seong-Heui) Anderson
parky.anderson4@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Parky (Seong-Heui) Anderson
parky.anderson4@schools.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: December each year

About us
The Korean Teachers’ Association of South Australia (KOLTASA) is a professional teachers’ association founded in 2015. Our aims include supporting teachers and schools who are providing education in Korean language and cultural across all sectors and all ages from Kindergarten to University. We also endeavour to promote the teaching and learning of Korean language and culture throughout the South Australian school system, to both providers and consumers, and foster a spirit of cooperation and the sharing of resources between Korean teachers across all Australian states and territories.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, Modern Language Teachers Association of SA (MLTASA)

National Body
Australian Federation of Korean Teaching Associations (AFKOLTA)

Professional Development
Pedagogy and resources sharing day in April each year

Current Initiatives

  • Hangeul Celebration Day (Korean food and culture festival)
  • Supporting OzASIA festival, including FabricASIAN
  • Attending the AFKOLTA Conference in Sydney

Membership Base
Individual

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Legal Education Teachers Association of South Australia Inc (LETASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Civics and Citizenship, History

Primary Contact
Peter Cavouras
pcavouras@bigpond.com
Website

President
Brett Schenk
brett.schenk@uhs.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Parky (Seong-Heui) Anderson
parky.anderson4@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Parky (Seong-Heui) Anderson
parky.anderson4@schools.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Mission Statement
Objects of LETASA:

  • To promote and provide support for legal and civics education in schools in South Australia
  • To publish and disseminate legal and civics education resources
  • To link with the broader legal community for teachers and students

About us
LETASA is a not for profit voluntary association committed to supporting teachers in the provision of legal and civics education. The association has been operational for over 25 years and currently enjoys a membership of 70+.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Publications & Resources
A range of teacher resources details of which can be accessed via the LETASA website.

Professional Development
A range of PL sessions, workshops and an annual conference, details of which appear on the LETASA website.

Current Initiatives
To promote and provide support for legal and Civics and Citizenship Teachers.

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual: $60.00
  • Institutional: $110.00
  • Pre-Service Teacher: $20.00
  • International Members: $200.00 (covers international postage)

Membership Total
72

Laboratory Managers Association of South Australia Inc. (LMASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Science

Primary Contact
Despina Karlovassitis
08 8584 7339
PO Box 446, Loxton SA 5333
despina.karlovassitis819@schools.sa.edu.au

President
Despina Karlovassitis
08 8584 7339
despina.karlovassitis819@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Margaret Boyle
mboyle@eynesbury.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Leon Driessen
Leon.driessen638@schools.sa.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: October each year

Mission Statement
The Laboratory Manager’s Association of South Australia Inc.:

  • fosters mutual support and sharing of members’ knowledge and experience
  • promotes networking and PD opportunities
  • empowers members, to provide safe and positive outcomes that enhance Science education

About us
The Laboratory Managers Association of SA Inc. was formed in 1994 to facilitate training, education and development of members and to assist in communicating ideas and information.

The association is open to all persons working as Science Laboratory personnel in the education environment in both state and independent schools. The association is run by members for members. We believe that laboratory personnel are integral in improved student outcomes. By providing technical support to teachers and students we encourage the exploration of the sciences.

We model and encourage safe work practices. Our core values are Support, Sharing, Knowledge, Communication and Teamwork. We believe that we no longer work in isolation and that by sharing we improve the learning outcomes of each other and the staff and students at each educational site. We believe that all members have specialised skills and we encourage the sharing of these skills through training & development opportunities, the web pages and the best practices manual. We believe all things are possible when members work together.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Publications & Resources

  • Laboratory Practice SA: A comprehensive guide to Laboratory Practice in Schools (publication)
  • The Spatula (quarterly newsletter)

Professional Development

  • Conference:  Copper Coast
  • Conference:  Occupational Health & Safety

Current Initiatives

  • Implementation of WHS & GHS
  • Investigatation of web-based communication options to deliver training

Awards

  • Exceptional Science Service Award (nominated by school staff): Recognises current LMASA members who have made exceptional science-related contributions to their Science faculty, community, or school.
  • Industrious Association Service Award (nominated by LMASA members): Recognises current LMASA members who have contributed to the association by providing invaluable service, support or training.

Membership Base
Membership is open to all persons working in the Education Environment both state and independent as Laboratory Personnel in the Science Area.

Membership Total
166

Lead Teachers Association of South Australia Inc. (LTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA member since: 2012

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Leila Kasprzak
leadteacherssa@gmail.com
Website 

President
Leila Kasprzak
leadteacherssa@gmail.com

Secretary
Leanne DeZilwa
leadteacherssa@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: November each year

Mission Statement
The association provides professional learning enabling teachers to achieve their potential as exemplary educators.

About us
The Lead Teacher Association South Australia Inc. was established in 2011 for teacher leaders and aspirants in all sectors of education in South Australia. The stated mission is to provide professional learning enabling proactive teachers to achieve their potential as exemplary educators through:

  • professional development
  • mentoring colleagues, aspirants and current teacher leaders
  • promoting and encouraging networking
  • providing advocacy for the role of teacher leaders

The National Professional Standards for Teachers and the national certification offer a real opportunity to improve the status of the teaching profession by recognising the skills and qualities of exemplary teachers. The Lead Teacher Association of South Australia is a professional and valuable resource for all teachers from all sectors of education in South Australia.

Publications & Resources
“Taking the Lead” – LTASA’s digital newsletter published termly

Current Initiatives

  • professional learning, networking and mentoring
  • annual dinner
  • termly newsletter
  • promoting membership base across educational sectors in South Australia
  • providing feedback on curriculum and policy
  • supporting aspiring teachers in all sectors for certification and accreditation processes

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base
Individual membership $75 per annum

Membership Total
Approx. 20

The Mathematical Association of SA Inc (MASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Mathematics

Website

President
David Shigrov

Secretary
Irene Kiroff

Educators SA Representative
David Shigrov

Annual General Meeting: December each year

Mission Statement
The principle mission of The Mathematical Association of SA Inc (MASA) to support mathematics teachers and the teaching of mathematics in South Australia, offering professional development, publications and student activities, focussing on the development of good pedagogy, effective classroom practice and quality learning tasks. It is the sole SA affiliate of AAMT providing a national voice for SA teachers of mathematics.

About us
MASA was founded over 50 years ago to serve the school community in mathematics. It is an inaugural member of AAMT which is a federation of similar state bodies across Australia. In this way MASA has the opportunity to be involved at a national level, and be a voice for SA teachers of mathematics. We provide significant assistance for Year 12 students with our Revision Guides which are published annually. Our Annual Conference and Middle years mathematics and science conference are well attended and offer opportunities for teachers to establish strong connections with colleagues, and be well aware of current issues and practices, both in SA and nationally. We are an affiliate of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, and through this federation of state associations we have a voice at national level.

SA Affiliations
AAMT, Educators SA

National Body
AAMT

Publications & Resources

  • Year 12 Revision Guides: Specialist Maths, Maths Studies, Maths Methods, Maths Applications
  • Stage 2 Folio Tasks for Specialist Maths, Maths Studies and Maths Methods
  • Middle Years Learning Tasks for the Australian Curriculum
  • Back-to-Front Maths – text books written for the Australian Curriculum Middle Years Resources
  • and more…

Professional Development

  • Year 12 Teacher Conferences
  • Annual Conference for all Maths Teachers
  • MASA SASTA Conference for Middle Years Teachers
  • and more…

Current Initiatives
MASA is delighted to announce the appointment of Maureen Hegarty as Professional Officer – Primary Years. The main responsibility of this role is to liaise with schools and teachers about ways in which our association can provide services. One major focus of activities this year is how best to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum. We are conducting workshops detailing the AC and how best to plan for its implementation. We also offer workshops aligned to particular needs and requests, and in response to requests we are producing publications related to folio tasks for year 11 and 12 SACE students.

Awards
John Gaffney Award

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Institutional
  • Primary School
  • Student

Membership Total
425

Modern Language Teachers' Association of South Australia Inc (MLTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Andrew Scrimgeour
GPO Box 622, Adelaide SA 5001
president@mltasa.asn.au
Website

President
Andrew Scrimgeour
president@mltasa.asn.au

Secretary
Weifang Mao

Educators SA Representative
Andrew Scrimgeour

Annual General Meeting: February each year

Mission Statement
MLTASA promotes the study and teaching of languages in South Australia

About us
MLTASA has been an active association for over 35 years, representing the interests of languages teachers and associations. Its purposes are to develop an identity and collegiality amongst language professionals, promote a high standard of professionalism, provide political representation for the languages teaching profession, foster the articulation and development of teaching theory and practice in the language classroom, and to facilitate affiliation with regional, national and international associations.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA)

International Affiliations
Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV) – through the AFMLTA

Publications & Resources
The Advocate – a term newsletter

Current Initiatives
Providing support for the Australian Curriculum: Languages, SACE and Primary programs

Awards
Awards for excellence for language teachers:

  • Educational Theory and Practice
  • Promotion of Inter-cultural understandings
  • Development of Strong Professional Relationships and Contribution to the Languages Teaching Community

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Ordinary
  • Special (combined with a specific language association, Reduced: students, retirees)
  • Corporate

Membership Total
125

Music Teachers' Association of South Australia Inc (MTASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educator SA member since: 1998

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts

Primary Contact
Masako Kondo
musicteacherssa@gmail.com
Website

President
Rodney Smith
rodney.smith@adelaide.edu.au

Secretary
Masako Kondo
musicteacherssa@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Hayley Wedding

Annual General Meeting: September each year

Mission Statement

  • To advance and represent generally the interests of music and music teachers in South Australia
  • To encourage and assist in establishing a unity of purpose and to maintain a high ideal amongst the music teachers of South Australia
  • The formation and maintenance of a directory to be styled “The Directory of Teachers of Music”

About us
The Musical Association of SA (later known as The Music Teachers’ Association) was founded in 1928 by Mr Reimann together with Prof. E. Harold Davies. The Association was formally constituted at a meeting called for that purpose on the 11th June 1930 and was incorporated under the South Australia Associations Incorporation Act 1985. The first President was Mr I. G. Reimann, who is remembered with the Reimann-Robinson Scholarship competition which is conducted annually.

The purpose of the MTASA is to advance and represent generally the interests of music and music teachers in South Australia and to encourage and assist in establishing a unity of purpose and to maintain a high ideal amongst the music teachers of South Australia. Any person who in the opinion of the Association Council is a bona fide teacher of music and whose income is derived wholly or in part from the teaching or performance of music shall be eligible for membership. Members of the Association are provided with Music Education Workshops, Summer Schools and Conferences and access to performance days and award competitions for their students.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Publications & Resources

  • The Directory of Teachers of Music (published annually)=
  • The Music Stand (Newsletter – published bimonthly)
  • The Music Teachers’ Association of SA Inc; Guidelines and Code of Ethics for Studio Music Teachers

Professional Development

  • Biennial Summer School (January)
  • Professional Development Days (biennial): January, July

Current Initiatives
Providing support for the Australian Curriculum: Languages, SACE and Primary programs

Awards

  • Summer Conference (January)
  • Professional Development Days: April
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Miriam Hyde Awards; Junior and Open
  • Reimann-Robinson Scholarship
  • Norman Sellick Prize
  • MTASA/Barbara Grace Turner Award for excellence in performance

 

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Full
  • General
  • Associate
  • Student
  • Honorary Life
  • Temporary

Membership Total
303

Nature Play SA (NPSA)

Organisation Type: Association

Educator SA member since: 2018

Australian Curriculum Links: Health and Physical Education

Primary Contact
Maria Taylor
0422460831
maria.taylor@natureplaysa.org.au
Website

President
Sarah Sutter
08 8490 0868
info@natureplaysa.org.au

Educators SA Representative
Maria Taylor
0422460831
maria.taylor@natureplaysa.org.au

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Mission Statement
Creating a peaceful just and sustainable world together

About us
Nature Play SA was established in 2014 and is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to increasing the amount of time South Aussie children spend playing outdoors in nature. They have an extensive professional learning program for educators and work closely with early childhood centres, preschools and schools.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Professional Development
Our professional development opportunities aim to empower and equip educators with: the skills and knowledge to understand the importance of nature play; practical application of nature play principles within educational settings; and tools to embed into their pedagogical practice.

The Outdoor Educators Association of South Australia (OEASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Health and Physical Education

Primary Contact
Nick Glover
0421612340
PO Box 411, Oaklands Park 5046
oeasa.secretary@gmail.com
Website

President
Mike Meredith
0409 678 498
mimeredith@esc.net.au

Secretary
Chris Detmar
oeasa.secretary@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Mike Meredith / Chris Detmar
0409 678 498 / NA
mimeredith@esc.net.au / oeasa.secretary@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: March each year

Mission Statement
Promote and develop Outdoor Education in SA

SA Affiliations
RECSA, OSA, Educators SA

National Body
Outdoor Education Australia

Publications & Resources
Outdoor News

Awards
Annual Presentation Dinner in June

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base
Individual $75.00

Membership Total
90

Orff Schulwerk Association (SA) (OSASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, English, History, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education

Primary Contact
Michael McConnochie & Cecilia Borda
info@osasa.net
Website

President
Michael McConnochie
michael.mcconnochie844@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Kristie Fudge
info@osasa.net

Educators SA Representative
Maria Stone & Cecilia Borda
info@osasa.net

Annual General Meeting: February each year

Mission Statement
Orff Schulwerk is a holistic approach to music education involving singing, movement and dance, speech and instrumental work and is a very creative way to teach and learn music.

About us
OSASA was founded in 1987. Its objectives include promoting, supporting, encouraging and inspiring classroom and specialist music teachers. Orff Schulwerk is an approach to music education which was developed early last century by the German composer and educator Carl Orff.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
ANCOS

Publications & Resources
Termly newsletters, Conference booklets

Professional Development
OSASA provides 4 conferences a year. Nationally accredited levels training courses are also available.

Current initiatives
To maintain and improve the standards, understanding and teaching of classroom music.

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Student
  • Corporate

Membership Total
80

Preschool Directors Association of SA (PDASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Preschool Leadership, Leadership for quality Learning, Pedagogy and Wellbeing, Preschool Provision
Advocacy for Preschool Education

Primary Contact
Ann Millhouse
ann.millhouse867@schools.sa.edu.au
Website 

President
Ann Millhouse
ann.millhouse867@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Emma Schulz
emma.schulz@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Ann Millhouse

Annual General Meeting: 

Mission Statement

Vision

Mission
The Preschool Directors Association of South Australia’s purpose is to advocate for quality preschool leadership and influence the provision of preschool education in South Australia.

Objectives

About us

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Publications & Resources

Current initiatives

Awards

Discounts for Early Careers and Pre-Service Teachers

Membership Base

Membership Total

Primary Maths Association of South Australian Inc (PMA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Mathematics

Primary Contact
Deb Prout (Clerical Officer)
primarymaths@bigpond.com
Website 

President
Lisa-Jane O’Connor
ljoc@bigpond.net.au

Secretary
Anne Cannizzaro
anne.cannizzaro@westlakes.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Kerry Hugo

Annual General Meeting: October each year

Mission Statement

Vision
That the Primary Mathematics Association is the vehicle for promoting and developing primary mathematics education (early years to middle years) in SA.

Mission
To promote excellence in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Objectives

  • to act as a voice for mathematics and numeracy education be representing the views of members in a variety of forums
  • to provide opportunitites for teachers to share and challenge their knowledge and understanding
  • to promote the importance of mathematics and numeracy in the wider community
  • to prodce a range of publications and provide access to a comprehensive professional development programme to promote effective practice and highlight issues and developments
  • to liaise with educatino systems and national organisations to inform and contribute to mathematics and numeracy education
  • to provide models of effective teacher practice
  • to encourage students to participate in mathematics and numeracy

About us
The Primary Maths Association was established on April 30th, 1971 to specifically provide support for educators of mathematics from Early Years to Middle Years. We provide a range of professional learning services for educators and parents.

These include:

  • Proactive and Reactive Professional Learning Events (multi-session courses, one day / half day workshops, after school / evening / Saturday workshops, holiday conferences / curriculum dinners / group and indicidual mentoring)
  • Consultancy Service, where sites / clusters / regions can access specific and targeted professional learning
  • Regular Publications (PMA news updates, journals, compilation of teacher writing)
  • Parent Workshops on mathematics and/or other aspects of the Australian curriculum
  • Student Worshops on the Australian curriculum and/or learning
  • Student Activities including the annual Statewide mathematics challenge
  • Helpline for members to get assistance with individual issues / questions

The PMA Committee comprises of educators from all systems and sectors who all take an individual role in overseeing the activities of the Association.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

Publications & Resources
PMA News Updates, PMA Insights Journals

Current initiatives
PMA currently has a key focus on supporting sites and educators to implement the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics in the school sector and the Early Years Learning Framework and the DECD Preschool Numeracy Indicators in the preschool sector.

All learning activities are based around the Australian Curriculum materials and they are targeted at all stakeholders – leaders, teachers, SSO/ESO’s, parents and children.

Awards
The “Pam Meredith” Award for outstanding writing about the learning and teaching of mathematics is presented annually. Educators are encouraged to reflect about an aspect of classroom practice and these are submitted as part of the annual Mathematics Challenge.

Discounts for Early Careers and Pre-Service Teachers
Free to Pre-service and graduate for first three years of service

Membership Base

  • PMA is comprised of educators involved in the teaching and learning of mathematics in a range of learning settings. These include early years (preschool, care), primary (R-7), area schools (R-10) and universities.
  • You can choose to be a member of PMA as a Preschool / School (Institution) or as an individual.
  • Membership is for a twelve month period from the month of payment

Membership Total
Between 350-400 members at any one time

SA Special Education Principals and Leaders Association (SA SEPLA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Sylvia Flato
Sylvia.Flato790@schools.sa.edu.au
Website 

President
Byron Stuut
Byron.stuut217@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Cathy Roche-Wells

South Australian Association for Media Education Inc (SAAME)

Organisation Type: Association

Educators SA members since: 1993

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, English, Information and Communication Technologies

Primary Contact
Grant Brindal
0417 838 635
PO Box 300, Ingle Farm SA 5098
bigred@chariot.net.au
Website

President
Grant Brindal
0417 838 635
bigred@chariot.net.au

Secretary
Nick Sibly

Educators SA Representative
Steve Bartholomew
0488 080 039
privatefixit@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: February each year

Mission Statement

  • To promote media education to government, students, teachers and to the public at large.
  • To promote communication among primary, secondary & tertiary education, industrial, professional & arts bodies and all government levels.
  • To seek publicity for media education.
  • To research and report on curriculum and equipment

About us
SAAME originally began as the S.A. Association for Screen Education during the 1970’s. We hosted the first National Screen Education Conference in Australia and then in 1983 following our National Media Education conference, we adopted a new constitution along with the name – South Australian Association for Media Education.

In subsequent years SAAME has been involved in student film making camps, the Young Film Makers Festival, The Young Critics’ Awards, The S.A.Y. Media Awards, The Senior Secondary Showcase Screenings and the New Media Awards. We have produced two Community Service Announcements that were broadcast for several years by Adelaide’s TV stations, have contributed to licence hearings and other ACMA inquiries and have lobbied State and Federal governments. In 2007 we helped establish the SA Screen Industry Council. SAAME also represents media education on various curriculum groups and was a contributor to the ACARA Arts Shape Paper.

Membership benefits include:

  • SAAMPlings/ MediaWise – our newsletters provide latest information on media education, teaching ideas etc.
  • Media Moves – our monthly program on radio PBA-FM not only provides the latest information on the media and media education but is available for members and their students to do their own broadcasting. Goes to air every second Wednesday of the month at 8.30pm
  • Cinema discounts – membership card with photo-identification entitles members to discounts at Wallis, Greater Union, Hoyts and Capri cinemas
  • Free film previews and Study guides
  • Discounts on all SAAME sponsored workshops, seminars and conferences including the Biennial National Conference

SA Affiliations
SASOSE Council, Educators SA

National Body
CAMEO; TEFA Ltd

Publications & Resources

  • SAAMPLINGS
  • Media Wise
  • Media Moves (Second Wednesday each month, 8.30pm on PBA-FM)

Professional Developments

  • Investigating the Investigation for Stage 2 Media Studies teachers
  • National conferences (1979, 1982, 1994, 2008)
  • Workshops run as required by members

Current initiatives
Digital Media Industry Pathways Program

Awards
The “Pam Meredith” Award for outstanding writing about the learning and teaching of mathematics is presented annually. Educators are encouraged to reflect about an aspect of classroom practice and these are submitted as part of the annual Mathematics Challenge.

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Corporate
  • Concessional
  • Life

Membership Total
35

South Australian Association of Teachers of Italian (SAATI)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
SAATI
PO Box 3172, Norwood SA 5067
SAATI.enquiries@gmail.com
Website

President
Maria Kitching & Antonella Macchia
saati.enquiries@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Maria Kitching
saati.enquiries@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: June each year

About us
SAATI was founded circa 1977 and is a non-profit organisation. SAATI began as a support service for inexperienced teachers of Italian, to help them share resources and communicate about the language. It continues to offer these support services through conferences, workshops, professional development sessions, resources and references.

SAATI is the only voice for Italian teachers across all sectors in South Australia. It provides its members with a link between all educational sectors, keeps Italian teachers informed about initiatives and organises ongoing professional development and support in the Italian language. It works collaboratively with the Modern Language Teachers Association (MLTASA).

SA Affiliations
MLTASA

International Affiliations
Italian Government

Current initiatives

  • Workshops for students in Language week
  • Unification competition

Awards
Student awards

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Student
  • Student-Teacher
  • Friends of SAATI
  • Teacher / Individual
  • Corporate / School

Membership Total
52

South Australian Council for Adult Literacy (SACAL)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Civics and Citizenship, English

Primary Contact
C/- Educators SA
Level 1, EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
info@sacal.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Caralyn Lammas
info@sacal.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Deb King

Educators SA Representative
Caralyn Lammas

Annual General Meeting: September each year

Mission Statement
SACAL works towards the promotion and advocacy for a literate society.

About us
The South Australian Council for Adult Literacy Inc (SACAL) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that assists in the development and promotion of language, literacy and numeracy practices, services and resources. SACAL acts as an advocacy agency lobbying government and organising annual conferences. SACAL has full representation on the Australian Council for Adult Literacy.

SACAL brings together all those interested in adult literacy, such as:

  • Community organisations\Training organisations
  • TAFESA
  • Industry
  • Universities
  • SACAL abides by the Adult Literacy Provision Code of Practice.

For our members, we provide networks and links to related literacy and numeracy groups, offer professional development and support, and help to promote research.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Australian Council for Adult Literacy

Publications & Resources
‘Literacy Matters’ (quarterly newsletter)

Professional Development

  • Annual Conference
  • 4 “Dialogues” (workshop sessions) per year

Current initiatives
Providing awareness for the Skills for All initiative, Foundation Skills and Qualification updates

Awards
Service Awards

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Institutional

Membership Total
70

South Australian English Teachers Association (SAETA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: English

Primary Contact
Lucy Carberry (Office Manager)
08 8332 2845
English House, 416 Magill Road, Kensington Gardens SA 5068
saeta@aate.org.au
Website

President
Alison Robertson
alisonmrobertson@me.com.au

Secretary
Jacqueline Hiscock

Educators SA Representative
Hellen Portellos

Annual General Meeting: September each year

About us
SAETA exists to serve English teachers in South Australia, whether in DECS, Catholic or independent schools, particularly secondary teachers. It offers regular annual conferences, including the SACE Stage 1 and 2 Refresher Course close to the beginning of Term 1, plus occasional workshops. It has a Journal, Opinion, which comes out each term and also publishes occasional books such as Great Ideas for English in the Senior Years. SAETA organises annual events such as the Meet the Writers Festival, the Young Writers Award, the Spring Poetry Festival and the English Studies Exam Preparation Evening, all of which are forums for school students. SAETA is part of AATE and SAETA members therefore receive AATE publications and may attend the annual national conference, held in a different state each year.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Australian Association for the Teaching of English

International Affiliations
International Reading Association

Publications & Resources
Opinion (Journal), Newsletter

Professional Development

  • SACE Stage 1 and 2 Refresher Course
  • Annual Conference
  • English Studies Exam Preparation Evening
  • Occasional workshops

Current initiatives
SAETA is liaising with different organisations involved in the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, including DECS. It is a member of the Association Presidents Literacy Group, which informs the Literacy Secretariat reference group of DECS.

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Corporate

Membership Total
400

South Australian Exchange Teachers League (SAETL)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
Martin Downing
0421 139 826
mjdowning@iprimus.com.au
Website

President
Martin Downing
0421 139 826
mjdowning@iprimus.com.au

Secretary
Denise Ryan
dryan@internode.on.net

Educators SA Representative
Chris Herapath
chrisalison@lycos.com

Annual General Meeting: March each year

Mission Statement
SAETL provides ongoing personal and professional support to participants involved in DECS exchange programs (inbound and outbound). It offers practical suggestions, friendship and a range of optional activities to enrich the exchange experience.

About us
In 1919, 2 teachers were sent to the ‘Mother Country’ to gather ideas on teaching practices from their more experienced English colleagues. From this humble beginning, today we have teachers exchanging to many countries including Canada, Scotland, Ireland, USA, England and Denmark. We also have a vibrant French, German and Japanese Language Assistants program. Some exchangees come by themselves and others with a partner, often with children in tow.

SAETL is a voluntary organisation that is dedicated to promoting the exchange program and other opportunities to teach interstate or overseas. We also take great pride in offering a range of social, cultural and professional development opportunities to all of our members so that the time spent here by our visitors will be particularly memorable. One of the great things that also happens is the making of new friends with fellow exchangees, past exchangees, neighbours and work colleagues. Such friendships can be long lasting and life changing. Over the years several exchangees have married a local others have so loved our lifestyle that they have returned here to call Australia home.

Publications & Resources
SAETL newsletter

Professional Development
Exchangees are given a buddy whose local knowledge makes them a great source of information, both social and professional.  Organised functions include the Annual Dinner, welcome and farewell picnics and as myriad of other social functions throughout the year.  These events help provide a social and professional network which stretches right across the world. We also work closely with DFE to provide information sessions for outgoing exchange teachers and debreifing sessions for returning exchange teachers.

Current initiatives
SAETA is liaising with different organisations involved in the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, including DECS. It is a member of the Association Presidents Literacy Group, which informs the Literacy Secretariat reference group of DECS.

Membership Base
Individual

Membership Total
50

South Australian French Teachers' Association Inc (SAFTA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
The SAFTA Treasurer
PO Box 192, Highgate, SA 5063
gandmck@chariot.net.au
Website

President
Andrew McKenzie
gandmck@chariot.net.au

Secretary
Catherine Skene
catherine.skene318@schools.sa.edu

Educators SA Representative
Andrew McKenzie
gandmck@chariot.net.au

Annual General Meeting: February each year

Mission Statement
SAETL provides ongoing personal and professional support to participants involved in DECS exchange programs (inbound and outbound). It offers practical suggestions, friendship and a range of optional activities to enrich the exchange experience.

About us
SAFTA was founded in 1977-1978 to support and promote the teaching of French in South Australian schools. Every year, activities designed to encourage the learning of French in schools are organised by the committee, whose membership includes present and past primary and secondary teachers from DECS, Catholic Education and AISSA, as well as representatives from the three South Australian universities where French is taught. SAFTA has always enjoyed a close association with the Alliance Française d’Adelaide, the principal French cultural organisation in South Australia.

Activities organised in a typical year include a Year 12 Information Night, a Year 10 Quiz Night, a Poetry Reciting Competition (primary) and a Film Competition. SAFTA also organises an annual Conference for Teachers of French, which is one of the principal professional development opportunities available to French teachers in South Australia.

SA Afiiliations
Educators SA, Modern Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia (MLTASA)

National Body
Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia; Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations

International Affiliations
Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Français

Publications & Resources
Français je t’aime (Bi-annual news magazine)

Professional Development
Activities organised in a typical year include:

  • SAFTA Conference for Teachers of French
  • Year 12 Information Night
  • Year 10 Quiz Night
  • Poetry Reciting Competition (primary)
  • Film Competition

Awards
Awards of Excellence (as defined by the MLTASA)

Current initiatives
SAETA is liaising with different organisations involved in the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, including DECS. It is a member of the Association Presidents Literacy Group, which informs the Literacy Secretariat reference group of DECS.

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual (Student, Concession)
  • Joint with Alliance Française/MLTASA

Membership Total
55

South Australian German Teachers Association (SAGTA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Kirsten Ohlhaber
kirsten.ohlhaber@openaccess.edu.au
Website

President
Patrick Swanson
PSwanson@stpeters.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Cat Callery

Educators SA Representative
Trish Prenzler

Annual General Meeting: June each year

Mission Statement
The aims of SAGTA are to:

  • Promote the teaching and learning of German in South Australia
  • Offer support to all teachers and students of German on matters of concern
  • Foster contact by teachers and students with speakers of German in the community and abroad
  • Encourage and facilitate travel abroad by teachers of German and their students
  • Co-operate with similar bodies interstate and overseas

About us
SAGTA is proud to promote the study of German language and culture, especially in view of the ongoing contribution of German presence in South Australia since 1836 in the economic, political and educational spheres.
Its activities include:

  • Combined Primary / Secondary German Teachers Conference (substantial reduction in registration fee for members)
  • Subscription to Szene Journal with membership
  • Subsidies for special projects
  • Subsidies for students participating in exchange programs
  • Year 11 / 12 Conversation Afternoons
  • Upper Primary Afternoon
  • German language screenings of popular films
  • Liaising with the Modern Language Teachers’ Association (MLTASA)
  • Liaising with other German teachers’ organisations both interstate and abroad
  • Active promotion of German language to be maintained and expanded in the South Australian School Curriculum
  • Production and sales of German teaching resource materials

SA Afiiliations

  • Modern Languages Teachers Association of South Australia (MLTASA)
  • Educators SA

National Body
Network of Australian Teachers of German (NATG)

International Affiliations
Goethe Institut

Publications & Resources
Szene Journal

Professional Development
South Australian German Teachers’ Conference, Various workshops and guest lectures

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual teachers of German

Membership Total
100

South Australian Philosophy in Education Association (SAPEA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Geography, History, Mathematics, Science

Primary Contact
Lorelei Siegloff
Website

President
Lorelei Siegloff (Chair Person)

Secretary
Kyla Casey

Educators SA Representative
Lorelei Siegloff

Annual General Meeting: December each year

Mission Statement
SAPEA is dedicated to the development of sound justificatory reasoning skills and dispositions in students. Sound justificatory reasoning development will benefit students’ studies at school as well as enable them to make well reasoned judgments about important social issues throughout their lives.

About us
SAPEA aims:

  • To foster genuine, rational inquiry in classrooms, through the introduction of programmes which integrate philosophical thinking into all areas of the curriculum. Such thinking is represented by the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities, critical and creative thinking and ethical behaviour.
  • To introduce philosophical inquiry into schools through systematic programmes of professional-development for teachers.
  • To maintain a network of communication, co-operation, collaboration and understanding among teachers, educators, parents and others who are committed to the fostering of cognitive development in young people.
  • To conduct and encourage research into the practical and theoretical implications of philosophy in the classroom.
  • To promote the production, adaptation and dissemination of curriculum materials suitable for introducing philosophical concepts and methodology to young people.

Professional Development
We run teacher PD sessions and philosophy cafés throughout the year.

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual member
  • Non-member
  • Student

Membership Total
64

The South Australian Science Teachers Association Inc (SASTA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Science

Primary Contact
Greg Cole
08 8354 0006
PO Box 678 Torrensville Plaza SA 5031
eo@sasta.asn.au
Website 

President
Vanessa Fay

Educators SA Representative
Mark Divito

Annual General Meeting: April each year

Mission Statement
Supporting teachers of science – Advancing science education

About us
The South Australian Science Teachers Association was formed on 4 May 1951 with the following objectives:

  • To promote and support the teaching of science in schools
  • To foster the professional development of science teachers
  • Members receive 7 newsletters, 2 SASTA Journals and 4 ASTA Journals ‘Teaching Science’ each year and opportunities to participate in professional development activities at discounted rates

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Australian Science Teachers Association

Publications & Resources

  • Physics Study Guide
  • Chemistry Study Guide
  • Biology Study Guide
  • Psychology Study Guide
  • Nutrition Study Guide
  • Other resources for Year 12 Science students

Professional Development

  • Annual Conference
  • Maths & Science Middle School Conference
  • Psychology Summer Conference
  • Early Career Teachers Conference

Current Initiatives
Developing new resources for teachers and students

Awards

  • SASTA Medal
  • Outstanding Teachers Awards
  • Honour Awards

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual Full
  • Individual Full (Primary)
  • Joint (Couples)
  • Retired
  • Individual (Laboratory Officer)
  • Student
  • Honorary Life
  • School (Primary)

Membership Total
470

SA Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (SATESOL)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: English

Primary Contact
C/- Educators SA
Address Level 1 EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
satesol.org@gmail.com
Website

President
Teresa Howie
teresa.howie@tafesa.edu.au

Secretary
satesol.secretary@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Heather Kiernan

Annual General Meeting: March each year

Mission Statement
SA TESOL supports and represents ESL educators in all educational sectors – primary, secondary, tertiary, adult and community – to achieve quality education for learners of English as an additional language or dialect (EALD).

About us
SA TESOL:

  • Has members from primary, secondary, tertiary and community sectors
  • Provides representation for ESL educators at state and national forums
  • Provides a range of learning and development activities
  • Publishes and distributes state and national journals

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
ACTA – Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Publications & Resources

  • TESOL in Context, (peer-reviewed journal)
    Newsletter

Professional Development

  • Yes, please see our website for further information


Current Initiatives

  • advocacy
  • MoneySmart
  • EALD Elaborations to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachersipate

Awards

  • Tertiary Award for pre-service student undertaking TESOL studies

 

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • Individual member $55 (other rates exist – see website)

Membership Total
Approx. 75

South Australian Wellbeing Leaders in Schools Association Inc (SAWLIS)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Health and Physical Education

Primary Contact
Phil Bloffwitch

President
Phil Bloffwitch
philip.bloffwitch671@schools.sa.edu.au

Secretary
Carol Buesnel
buesnelca@hotmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Carol Buesnel
buesnelca@hotmail.com

Annual General Meeting: May each year

Mission Statement
To support Primary School Counsellors and their work.

About us
The first Primary School Counsellors were appointed in 1988. In 1991 as the number of counsellors grew it was decided they needed a professsional association and the South Australian Primary School Counsellors Association Incorporated was formed. In 2007 “Counsellors” became “Counsellling” to include the and support other leaders in schools with a student wellbeing focus.

SAPSCAI exists to represent the interests, and promote the professional image of Primary School Counsellors, to provide avenues of communitcation with other counselling bodies, and to plan and conduct professional activities. We have representation on DECD advisory groups including the Primary School Counsellor Review Group and the SMART Advisory Group.

Professional Development
Annual Conference in August each year

Current Initiatives
To highlight and promote the work of Primary School Counsellors. To increase the numbers of counsellors in schools.

Membership Base

  • Individual
School Library Association of South Australia (SLASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship, Design, English, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Languages, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science

Primary Contact
C/- Educators SA
Address Level 1, EDC, 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
slasa@slasa.asn.au (all membership or subscription inquiries to adminstration@ceasa.asn.au )
Website

President
Hajnalka Molloy

Secretary
Sue Johnston (Open Access/Marden Senior College Library)
slasa@slasa.asn.au

Annual General Meeting: 2nd Monday in February each year

Mission Statement
The School Library Association of South Australia (SLASA) represents and supports the interests of school library personnel across all education sectors in South Australia through advocacy, professional development and communication. Membership is open to any person or institution engaged in, or interested in, school libraries, information and information sources.
SLASA provides a Harvard Online Referencing Generator to member schools.

About us
The objects of the association are:

  • To disseminate information concerning school library management and the use of information in education.
  • To promote a public understanding of the aims, needs and educational significance of school library and information services and to work for the betterment of these services in learning and teaching in schools.
  • To keep State Government bodies aware of the needs and educational significance of school library and information services and advise government bodies on all matters concerning school library and information services and teacher librarianship.
  • To assist the professional development of teacher librarians through the organization of conferences, seminars and similar activities.
  • To promote research in the field of school library and information services and teacher librarianship.
  • To publish such material as the Association considers will promote the development of school library and information services and teacher librarianship.
  • To promote cooperation between, and undertake liaison with, other associations and bodies with similar aims and fields of interest.
  • To seek grants and endowments to foster the aims and objects of the Association, from such bodies as Federal and State Governments, other organizations, industry, commerce and private donors.
  • To raise money by functions and by other means when the Association thinks fit, and apply any funds to any purpose within the aims of the Association as shall be determined from time to time.
  • To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects and the exercise of the powers of the Association.

National Body
Australian School Library Association (ASLA)

International Affiliations
International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)

Spanish Teachers Association of South Australia (STASA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Languages

Primary Contact
Carolina Bosenberg
email.stasa@gmail.com
Website

President
Carolina Bosenberg
carolinabosenberg30@gmail.com

Secretary
Mark Fitzgerald

Educators SA Representative
Valerie Mangini
valerie.mangini@openaccess.edu.au

Annual General Meeting: October

SA Affiliations
Educators SA, MLTASA, DECD, Independent and Catholic Schools, Flinders University, University of Adelaide

National Body
AFMLTA

Professional Development

  • Networking dinners
  • Annual Conferences
  • AGM

Awards
Spanish Teachers Association of SA – Spanish Embassy and Award for Excellence in Spanish

Discounted membership for “Early Careers” or “Pre-Service” teachers
Yes

Membership Base

  • $55
  • $30 (Student/Retired teachers)

Membership Total
35

Visual Arts Educators of South Australia Inc (VAESA)

Organisation Type: Association

Australian Curriculum Links: Arts, Design

Primary Contact
Ruth Flaherty
0401 126 114
211 Ackland Hill Rd, Coromandel East, SA 5157
ruth.flaherty.rf@gmail.com
Website

President
Robyn Carmody
robyn.carmody4@gmail.com

Secretary
Noeleen Curran
noeleencurran67@gmail.com

Educators SA Representative
Robyn Carmody

Annual General Meeting: August each year

Mission Statement
VAESA is the professional association of Visual Arts educators in South Australia who are committed to the growth and development of the visual arts through scholarly exploration and promotion of best practice in art education in R – 12, tertiary sectors and educational cultural institutions.

About us
VAESA includes educators from K – 12 and tertiary educators. It was founded in October 2010 in response to a request by DECS for a need for a professional association for Visual Arts to be reformed in order for interstate representatives to have a point of contact for SA feedback for the ACARA Shape Paper. Its purpose is to advocate for Arts Educators in SA both in SA and nationally. This includes contributing to state and national curriculum development; facilitating training and development opportunities for members, including guest speakers, workshops, symposia, and conferences; providing opportunities for networking and social functions; providing opportunities for presenting exhibitions of the work of members and their students.

Benefits of joining are: receive a regular newsletter with updates of what’s happening in Visual Arts education in SA and in VAESA; discount for conferences; eligibility to exhibit in VAESA exhibitions for teachers and student; affiliation with national Arts Associations and updates of curriculum developments interstate and in ACARA; invitations to VAESA sponsored events eg exhibition openings, teacher briefings; teacher workshops.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

National Body
Art Education Australia (AEA)

Professional Development

  • Winter Solstice Annual Visual Arts Educators Conference
  • Visual Arts Australian Curriculum workshops
  • Annual Art exhibition DECS central gallery
  • Members exhibitions

Current Initiatives

  • SACE Visual Arts Stage 2 discussions, information and CLG representation
  • Australian Curriculum Workshops
  • Come Out Workshops
  • University of SA workshops
  • Winter Solstice Visual Arts conference

Membership Base

  • Individual
  • Faculty

Membership Total
70