November 2018 Boarding Buzz newsletter

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Jim Hopkins Retires

At the recent 2018 Boarding Australia (BA) Annual General Meeting long standing Board Director, former President and now life member, Jim Hopkins, tendered his resignation after 23 years of outstanding service. ‘Jim has made an exceptional voluntary contribution since the inauguration of Boarding Australia’s original organisation, the National Association for Rural Student Accommodation (NARSA),’ says […]

President’s report 2018 AGM

It is an important time for Boarding Australia. For many years we have been moving towards becoming a leadership organisation in the Indigenous boarding sector with a particular focus on closing the education gap for students through boarding. In the past 15 months since the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) we have: welcomed Greg Franks […]

Whatever it takes!

I was on a phone conference as a member of the Queensland Education Transition Initiative Governance Group (TIGG) and I kept hearing the term ‘whatever it takes’, a term originating from the leadership in Far North Queensland. I was already impressed with the vigour the Department of Education was taking to address Indigenous boarding but […]

Indigenous Boarding Financial Health Crisis?

We are hearing from boarding providers with high numbers of Indigenous boarders that they are in financial stress. For many of these boarding providers not only are they reporting poor financial health but their situation has been getting worse over the past three years and they don’t see their finances improving in 2018. Here are […]

Commitment to Action on Symposium’s Issues

At the inaugural National Indigenous Education and Boarding Symposium held in Canberra participants resolved to follow up on what they had learned from three major reports impacting upon providers of education, boarding and welfare for Indigenous students. Feedback received shows that an encouraging 95% of delegates have already taken their experiences at the Symposium back […]

Board Buzz: President Anthony Bennett

Major changes needed to provide better care for other people’s children. When the Royal Commission released its report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse it was clear that safety and protection of children from abuse (emotional and sexual) remains a major concern in a wide range of institutions and has been for the last […]

Youth in Detention: BA on SBS

Recent events at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre and other facilities in the NT have shocked the nation. It begs the question, “where would these children be if not detained?” The answer is – “school”. In that case, why not consider youth detention as just another model of boarding? We already have traditional boarding […]

June 2016 Newsletter

The Boarding Australia June Newsletter features a review of the 2016 Study Tour and NZBSA Conference by attendee Joel Norton of Marrara Christian College in the Northern Territory, and information regarding the new Quality Framework and Training Program developed by Boarding Australia.   [bs_button size=”lg” type=”info” value=”Download June 2016 Newsletter” href=””]