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The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English is a professional body established to promote the interests of English education and to allow English educators in Victoria to exchange ideas. It brings together teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools, as well as tertiary educators and pre-service teachers.


2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of VATE for the 2013 Calendar Year will be held on Wednesday 23 April 2014
Venue: VATE Conference Room, 2/134-136 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, 3066
Time: Refreshments from 5pm. Meeting commences at 5.30pm

Proxy form available here.



Early Career Teachers and Coordinators Conference


Australian Curriculum Review

There has been a call to respond to the AC review. VATE has submitted a response. Read VATE's response here.

Read the VATE Curriculum and Assessment Committee's letter to Minister Pyne here.

Open Letter to Minister Pyne

Christopher Pyne tackles leftist 'bias' in classrooms

'Review curriculum before all is lost in the vacuum' by Kevin Donnelly

'Strong national curriculum ensures bright future' by Kenneth Wiltshire

The consultation process ACARA undertook was extensive. Review the process here.



The Age comment, 3 April 2014

Why free market will not fix problems with teachers and teaching


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You must have a 2014 membership to register for our Meet the Assessors sessions, or our VCE Englishes Days.

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VCE Englishes Days

Session notes (login details are on your emailed ticket)

VATE Publications
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Partner organisations

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