New Educators Network


The New Educators Network (NEN) was originally set up 1998. It was formed by a group of AEU members in their first three years of teaching who not only wanted to get together to socialise but wanted to work together to address issues that affected new teachers. NEN includes people from country and metropolitan areas and has members from the early childhood, primary and secondary sectors.

NEN members organised the first Beginning Teachers' Conference in 1998 and in 1999 the conference attracted over 100 members in their first three years of teaching. In 1999 NEN published the first Beginning Teachers' Survival Guide. In 2001 NEN members organised regional training and development sessions across the state as well as social functions for beginning teachers. In 2004 over 130 people attended the Beginning Teachers' Conference in March; numerous regional meetings have occurred around the state as well as social get togethers.

The aim of the NEN group is to informally get beginning teachers together in their regional areas to talk about professional issues as well as catch up socially.

Want to find out more and become involved?

  • Access the NEN website regularly as training and development sessions and social functions are added regularly.
  • Attend the Beginning Teachers Conference (March 19-20, 2010).
  • Attend AEU sub-branch meetings in your school or kindy.
  • Read the AEU Journal.
  • Attend your local area meetings or contact one of the listed NEN contact people in your area or one of the AEU organisers involved in the NEN activities.

Contact Sam Lise-Menzel at the AEU on 8272 1399 or email to get involved!


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