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

AASE Overview
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) aims to advocate on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure the provision of and access to quality education services. Any person interested in this aim may be a member of AASE. Members include parents/caregivers, educators, therapists, community members, administrators and university lecturers.

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.

President: Peter Walker
Vice President: Cherrell Murray
Secretary: Ruth Evans
Treasurer: Beth Caldwell

Connect with AASE (SA)

AASE SA Website

AASE SA Facebook Page

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

 NAATD/AATD SA Overview
The National Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf, known as NAATD, has been a professional body for Teachers of the Deaf since 1935. NAATD currently represents over 300 Teachers of the Deaf throughout Australia.

The role of the Teacher of the Deaf varies throughout Australia and internationally – however the focus of our role is to work with and support the education of children who are deaf and their families

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

SA Branch President: Sarah Lewis
SA Branch Secretary: Mandy Conner

Connect with AATD (SA)

NAATD Website

AATD SA Facebook Page

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

ABODA SA Overview
The Australian Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (ABODA) is Australia’s premier in-service support organisation for music educators, instrumental music teachers and band & orchestra directors. ABODA pledges an ongoing commitment to the growth of music education and community music making throughout all areas of the country. ABODA is the only in-service organisation in Australia specifically for ensemble directors and communicates with other professional development organisations both locally and internationally.

Australian Curriculum Links
Arts

President: Darryl Pope
Vice President: Mike Degenhart
Secretary: Anna Coppens
Treasurer: Hamish Mcdonald

Connect with ABODA SA

ABODA SA Website

ABODA SA Facebook Page

 

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

ACE Overview
ACE is a leader and advocate for the teaching profession across Australia. The college delivers a range of services and support that is designed by the profession for the profession, with the fundamental objective to provide the best outcomes for Australian students, across all levels of education. The College offers open and collaborative opportunities for members to actively engage in the broader education policy debate and to have a say in their profession. ACE continues to be a representative, authoritative and professional association for the teaching profession.

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

SA Branch President: Jason Loke

Connect with ACE

ACE Website

ACE Facebook Page

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

ACEL Overview
The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) is the largest professional association in the education sector in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. It has a growing network of more than 7000 members and over 45,000 educators, with branches in each state and territory. ACEL is a not-for-profit company that actively supports the development of educational leadership capabilities across Australia through conferences and workshops, leadership programs, in-house publications, online resources, and a bookshop. Access to these leadership-focused opportunities is available for classroom teachers through to system leaders.

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.

SA Branch President: Warren Symonds

Connect with ACEL

ACEL SA Website

ACEL Facebook Page

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

ACHPER Overview
The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc. (ACHPER) is the leading professional association representing teachers and other professionals working in the fields of health and physical education. ACHPER has a proud tradition that goes back to 1955 when the organisation had its beginnings in the Australian Physical Education Association. ACHPER has approximately 3,000 members nationwide and has a Branch in each state and territory (excluding ACT who is run by a Management Committee). The purpose of ACHPER is to promote active and healthy living for all Australians through education and professional practice. ACHPER also provides programs and services that support continuing development of knowledge, skills and professional practice, focussing primarily on health education, physical education and recreation. Through this, the association will serve members and other stakeholders who value lifelong physical activity and health.

Australian Curriculum Links
Health and Physical Education

SA Branch Presidents: Craig Fosdike & Craig Johncock

Connect with ACHPER SA

ACHPER Website

ACHPER SA Facebook Page

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

ALEA Overview
The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society.

Curriculum Links
English

Connect with ALEA

ALEA Website

ALEA SA Facebook Page

Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia (ALPAA)

ALPAA Overview
The Accelerated Literacy Practitioners’ Association of Australia (ALPAA) is a not-for-profit association run by volunteers and funded entirely by our membership. ALPAA’s intention is to create a user-friendly forum for educators who are interested in sustaining and promoting a well-informed pedagogy in language and literacy. ALPAA believes that effective teaching is something that evolves over time, and through sharing of experience and reflection on practice.

Australian Curriculum Links
English

President: Carmel Leahy
Secretary: Thea Knott

Connect with ALPAA

ALPAA Website

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

APACS SA Overview
The APACS(SA) is the local chapter of the national organisation of psychologists and counsellors working in school settings. The Association aims to support the professional development and welfare of its members through the provision of quality professional development activities, promotion of pro-active programs and information sharing. The outcomes of this include improved educational provisions and programs for all students and the skilling of support providers.

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

President: Melissa Howard

Connect with APACS SA

APACS SA Website

APACS Facebook Page

 

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

ASME Overview
The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) was established in 1967. The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music

Australian Curriculum Links
Arts

SA Chapter President: Chris Narroway
SA Chapter Vice President: Samara Churchett
SA Chapter Secretary: Luke Gray

Connect with ASME

ASME Website

ASME Facebook Page

 

Agriculture Teachers Association of South Australia (ATASA)

ATASA Overview
Established in 1981 the Agricultural Teachers Association of South Australia (ATASA) facilitates a connection between agricultural teachers, students and industry. ATASA’s objectives include:

  • provide an organisation through which information, ideas and resources relating to agricultural education (academic & vocational pathways) may be disseminated.
  • act on behalf of the members in expressing publicly the consensus attitudes and opinions of the members.
  • conduct activities aiding the professional development of members.
  • present biennial state conferences as opportunities for members and affiliated communities can network and obtain up to the minute knowledge in the field of agriculture.

ATASA membership is available to agriculture teachers, educators and associated organisations.

Australian Curriculum Links
Information and Communication Technologies, Science

President: Damien Brookes
Vice President: Mal Jurgs
Secretary: Emma Phillips
Treasurer: Danielle Tuluk

Connect with ATASA 

ATASA Website

ATASA Facebook Page

 

Ausdance South Australia (Ausdance SA)

 

Ausdance SA Overview

Ausdance South Australia’s vision is for all South Australians to embrace, experience and enjoy dance. The Ausdance is a membership-based not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 1977 and later incorporated under the associations incorporation act in 1987. Originally managed by volunteers it has grown to become part of a professional national network. Ausdance SA provides resources, advice, advocacy, education and professional development for dance artists, practitioners and enthusiasts throughout South Australia

Australian Curriculum Links
Arts

President: Dr. Cathy Adamek
Secretary: Jen Guest

Connect with Ausdance SA

Ausdance SA Website

Ausdance SA Facebook Page

 

 

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

BETASA Overview
The Business and Enterprise Teachers’ Association of South Australia (BETASA) aims to promote and extend the teaching of Business Education in South Australia through the exchange of ideas on the teaching of business education subjects. The association represents teachers of business education subjects, wherever the educational interests of those subjects are involved. In addition, it maintains liaison with professional associations of teachers of business education subjects elsewhere, plus other professional and academic bodies. BETASA also makes available materials of interest and value to teachers of business education subjects, and undertake other activities which will promote and support business education.

Australian Curriculum Links
Business and Economics, Civics and Citizenship

President: Emily Monaghan
Secretary: Jessica Edwards

Connect with BETASA

BETASA Website

BETASA Facebook Page

 

Chinese Language Teachers' Association of South Australia Inc (CLTASA)

CLTASA Overview

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia (CLTASA) aims to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture in South Australia and is also affiliated with the Chinese Language Teachers’ Federation of Australia (Inc.) (CLTFA). It was established in 1985 and is governed by The CLTASA Constitution. CLTASA aims to support establishing and sustaining quality Chinese programs, teacher education and professional development, and acts as a voice for teachers, relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures.

Australian Curriculum Links
Languages

President: Jenny Jin
Vice President: Jing Zhu
Secretary: Magdalene Kho
Treasurer: Shuo Wang

Connect with CLTASA

CLTASA Website

CLTASA Facebook Page

 

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

DATTA SA Overview
The Design and Technology Teachers Association (DATTA – SA) is the professional organisation for design & technology, innovation and engineering educators. DATTA supports the profession through leadership, professional development activities, membership services, classroom activities and on-line curriculum support.

Australian Curriculum Links
Design, Information and Communication Technologies, Science

 

Connect with DATTA SA

DATTA SA Website

DATTA SA Facebook Page

 

Drama South Australia (DSA)

 

DSA Overview
Drama South Australia is committed to creating a supportive, sustainable and inspiring drama community which connects, enriches and empowers (South Australian) teachers and practitioners / or our members. We believe that drama offers important and intrinsic collaborative and individual learning experiences that help students discover themselves and their world.

Australian Curriculum Links
Arts

President: Trent Phillips
Vice President: Deanne Bullen
Secretary: Jordana Montesi
Treasurer: Danii Zappia

Connect with DSA

Website

Facebook Page

 

Early Childhood Association (SA Branch) (EChO)

 

EChO Overview

EChO (Early Childhood Organisation Inc) is a group of South Australian educators and carers whose focus is on children from birth to eight years of age. EChO is committed to developing the status, high quality and future direction of early childhood education.

EChO’s aims include:

1. Promoting and maintaining the visibility of early childhood education.
2. Providing quality professional learning for early childhood educators and carers.
3. Developing and maintaining links with other professional associations.
4. Promoting and supporting research into children’s cultural, social, moral, physical and emotional development.

EChO membership is open to all educators, carers teachers, child care workers, support staff and family day carers.

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

 

Connect with EChO

EChO Website

EChO Facebook Page

 

 

EdTechSA

EdTech SA Overview
EdTechSA is one of the largest teacher professional associations in South Australia, serving teachers in Public, Independent and Catholic schools. EdTechSA is 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. It also provides a wide variety of professional development throughout the year, including specialised resources and PD days for SACEIT teachers.

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

President: Tina Photakis
Secretary: Paul Clapton-Caputo

Connect with EdTechSA
Website
Facebook Page

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 Affiliations
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
Chris.Burrows@cardijn.catholic.edu.au

Vice President 
Mary Pettinger
mpettinger@mercedes.catholic.edu.au

Secretary
Mary Pettinger
mpettinger@mercedes.catholic.edu.au

Treasurer 
Wendy Jacobs
wendyjacobs@bigpond.com

Educators SA Representative
Wendy Jacobs
wendyjacobs@bigpond.com

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
Carole Holroyd

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
cpitkin@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au
Website

President
Cindy Pitkin
cpitkin@stpetersgirls.sa.edu.au

Vice President
Heather Mansfield
heather.mansfield@nazareth.catholic.edu.au

Secretary
Jen Gilbert
jengilbert57@gmail.com

Treasurer 
Kate Satomura
treasurer@jltasa.asn.au

Educators SA Representative
Jen Gilbert
jengilbert57@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: September 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

Contact: letasa.membership@gmail.com or letasapublications@gmail.com

Mission Statement

Objectives 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)
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
Rianne Wright |
rwright@immanuel.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
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

Mission Statement
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.

SA Affiliations
Educators SA

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@sa.gov.au

Educators SA Representative
Kerry Hugo
kerryhugo24@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting: March 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
Tim Seifert

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: March 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
Sarah McDonald
sarah.mcdonald81@gmail.com

Vice President 
Sarah McDonald
sarah.mcdonald81@gmail.com

Secretary
Jacqueline Hiscock
jacqueline.hiscock286@schools.sa.edu.au 

Educators SA Representative
Hellen Portellos
hellen.portellos834@schools.sa.edu.au

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

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 Affiliations

  • 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
Yvonne Zeegers
Website 

President
Vanessa Fay
vanessa.fay332@schools.sa.edu.au

Educators SA Representative
Yvonne Zeegers
yvonne.zeegers@unisa.edu.au

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 4 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

  • Study Guides – Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology
  • Stage 1 Workbooks – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Stage 2 Workbooks – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Stage 1 & 2 Trial Exams
  • Year 8 & 9 Practical Investigations Workbooks
  • Living Science: Biology Stage 1 Textbook

 

Professional Development

  • Annual Conference
  • STEM (6-11) Conference
  • Psychology Summer Conference
  • Early Career Teachers Conference
  • Science / STEM Teacher Workshops
  • Stage 1 & 2 Subject Workshops

Current Initiatives
Developing new resources for teachers and students

Awards

  • SASTA Medal
  • Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award
  • Helen Castle Memorial Scholarship

 

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

Membership Base

  • Personal
  • Joint (Husband / Wife / De facto)
  • Retired
  • Personal (Lab Officer)
  • Student
  • Honorary Life
  • Corporate (Schools, Institutions & Businesses)

 

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 administration@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
email.stasa@gmail.com

President
Javier Diaz

Secretary
Claudia Montiel

Educators SA Representative
Valeria Alonso

Annual General Meeting: October/November

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

National Body
AFMLTA

Professional Development

  • Networking Events
  • Biannual Professional Conference
  • Biannual Language Immersion Day
  • Teaching-Focused Collaboration Hubs
  • 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
Robyn Carmody
0400 434 383
hello.vaesa@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

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