Monday, June 16, 2014

The Australian - June 17

The Australian newspaper has published an article on the push for more Music Education:  sMAG and The Music Trust/The Full Deal are mentioned, along with the Victorian government inquiry.  Please pick up a hard copy, or check your online subscriptions. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

TEMAG submission

Over the last few months, Christopher Pyne has set up online processes to review key aspects in Education.  The Federal submissions process to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) have now closed. sMAG made a substantive submission specifically on Music Specialist teacher training. When ready, all public submissions will be available to read here:

The sMAG Co-Chairs extend appreciation and thanks to the main writer for this submission; Professor Robin S. Stevens.  Thank you, Robin!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

sMAG Patron Honoured in QBD Awards

Dr. Barry Jones has been awarded with a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours list!  We welcome the news and congratulate our patron on this prestigious award, following his years of service to the community in science, humanities, politics and public health organizations.
Read the ABC story here: