My own journey at that school was that of a fast learning curve, and since that time I have learned that this is often the case for beginning teachers.
The best lesson I ever taught was where I said nothing.
The re-elected Turnbull Government has serious challenges in terms of implementing its school funding policies and little time to resolve them.
The program includes a 'role-playing game' for 12 year olds which includes students taking on the character of a bisexual who has had 15 sexual partners.
Evidence that gender, class and race compound each other, so that girls from wealthier Anglo-Australian homes do better than working-class Anglo-Australian boys.
So where do Independent schools get funding for capital works? The answer is, almost entirely from parents. They contribute close to 90 per cent of the cost.
However the total funding for private schools is about 45% more at $18,000 per student with $10,500 coming mainly from fees paid by parents and $7,500 from Governments.
In fairness, we know NAPLAN is not the only indicator of student outcomes, so perhaps 'Gonski' is making a difference in some other area, like student wellbeing or attendance.
The first truth is that the Australian schooling system is not in crisis and overall continues to perform above the OECD average in all categories.
Goals are certainly useful in driving improvements, but there doesn’t appear to be much debate about how they will contribute to educational improvements.
Now, Australian schooling is the hardest working unit of the world Testing Industry using techniques that Finland and other leading countries would not touch with a 50m barge-pole. No self-respecting education system would.
An avalanche of homosexual and transgender material is flooding into the curriculum from high school to pre-school – all without parents' knowledge.