Strategic Plan Launched

The WATESOL Strategic Plan 2012-2016 (summary here) introduces a structured approach to the roles and responsibilities of committee members and it allows them to focus on their area of passion or expertise through the creation of 7 sub-committees: Governance, Marketing & Communications, Teaching & Learning, Consultation, Awards, Professional Learning and Conference 2016. With the work allocation being divided up into these new sub-committees, we invite you to join the WATESOL 2013 Committee by nominating at the AGM on 27 October 2012.
You can then select the sub-committee in which you are most interested at the first Committee Meeting on 13 November, 2012. We will meet on the second Tuesday of every month (usually at AISWA in Osborne Park) from 4.30-6pm, except when it falls in school holidays. We would like a good spread of committee members drawn from all sectors of EAL/D teaching, both migrant, refugee and Aboriginal: ELICOS; adult migrant colleges; Catholic Education; Independent schools; Department of Education WA; and all levels of instruction within these: primary, secondary and tertiary, as well as from teacher educators and academics.

If you are interested in contributing or know someone who you think would like to get involved, please give them a nudge! Challenging times are ahead for EAL/D and we need passionate educators in our professional association.It’s going to be an exciting year for WATESOL as it begins to implement its Strategic Plan – so, come on, be a part of it by joining the 2013 WATESOL Committee! If you would like more information on the WATESOL Strategic Plan 2012-2016, please contact Vice-President, Samantha Vanderford at