Advanced Search

Enter Keyword

Event Category

Event Date

The Association of Independent Schools of SA Inc appreciates the support of NGS Super as a key sponsor of AISSA programs and activities. Visit NGS Super to read more about their services as the leading Industry SuperFund for the independent education sector.

Australian Curriculum v.9 Familiarisation and Implementation

22-02-2023 @ 9:00 am

22/02/2023 - 19/09/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - This four-year project aims to support independent schools of South Australia with the roll out of the revised Australian Curriculum v.9 (AC v.9) Years F-10 across the eight learning areas. This project will provide support through workshops and focus groups (health checks) in 2023 and 2024, and through continued learning and planning support in 2025 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Change and Innovation

27-03-2023 @ 9:00 am

27/03/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - This program focuses on leadership for the future. Leaders will be supported to undertake leadership learning, context mapping, organisational analysis and change, visioning, implementation and scaling of their own school-based project related to their current role and strategic focus. The program provides participants with a practical and lived experience of leading change that is closely [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Change in the Teaching of Literacy

30-03-2023 @ 1:00 pm

30/03/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Literacy is everybody's business! A familiar statement? UNESCO views acquiring and improving literacy skills throughout life as an intrinsic part of the right to education and the 'multiplier effect' of literacy empowering people. Building strong literacy foundations and continuing to develop literacy knowledge and skills throughout all stages of schooling, and for all students, is [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leaders New to Vocational Education and Training (VET) Workshop Series

06-04-2023 @ 9:30 am

06/04/2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - This series of workshops is designed to support those leaders and support staff who are new to the role of VET leader or support person in schools. Sessions will include a combination of presentations, interactive activities and planning opportunities for participants to engage with. Key focus areas include: VET and VETRO VET policies and procedures [...]

Cybersecurity for Boards

03-05-2023 @ 7:00 pm

03/05/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - The session will focus on business continuity, corporate responsibility, the operational and strategic aspects of cyber security. The session will explore what is best practice in schools for the management, accountability and governance of this most immediate and devastating of risks. Audience: board members and school leaders Delivery mode: online Presenter: Dr Rebecca Hoile, Cybersecurity [...]

Women in Leadership

04-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

04/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - The program will provide an opportunity for women to connect with and learn from other successful women, from both inside and outside of education, share effective practices, lessons learned and strategies for encouraging other women into leadership. It will also provide the opportunity to work with a professional companion, an experienced school leader, throughout the [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Instructional Coaching Series: Leading and Scaling Coaching Teams

08-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

08/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - This program will partner with Brighton Grammar School's Dr Mark Dowley to support teachers and school teams with responsibility for leading instructional coaching (Coaching Leads) in their schools to build and/or expand a sustainable coaching approach. Coaching Leads will explore and plan aspects such as: partnering with and leading your team maintaining coaching momentum collecting [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Mapping and Augmenting Connections: The Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum v.9

15-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

15/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - This full day workshop designed for Early Learning Centre Directors and Curriculum Leaders of Early Childhood (ELC – Year 2) is offered through the AISSA four-year project: The Australian Curriculum v.9 Familiarisation and Implementation. In this face-to-face workshop, participating leaders will: explore enhanced and new connections between The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM 2023 Webinar Series – STEM Careers

16-05-2023 @ 4:00 pm

16/05/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2023 webinar series will continue to bring together educators from ELC to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking, new possibilities and to explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. A series of four STEM focused webinars. Webinar 1: AI in [...]

Creating Culturally Safe Classrooms and Schools

16-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

16/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - In a three-part series, these workshops will provide educators with an opportunity to unpack the elements that create a culturally safe classroom. This will be done in partnership with local Kaurna Elders who can support and challenge our thinking and practice. Examples will be shared from practitioners who are progressing their work in this area. [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

VET and Workplace Learning Professional Development and Networking Day, term 2

19-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

19/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Vocational Education and Training (VET) leaders are invited to engage in the Term 2 VET and WPL Networking Day in collaboration with Catholic Education SA. Attendees will participate in a variety of presentations and practical workshops from presenters including RTO's, tertiary providers, SACE Board, and industry. Opportunities to network with colleagues from other schools, including [...]

Instructional Coaching Series: The Impact Cycle

22-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

22/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - A comprehensive two-day coaching program, ‘The Impact Cycle’, facilitated by Ben Calleja from Growth Coaching International (GCI), will support participants to explore their own school context and the levers and skills to undertake instructional coaching in their school. This program is offered through GCI's partnership with Dr Jim Knight’s Instructional Coaching Group. Designed around the [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Network Meeting

23-05-2023 @ 10:00 am

23/05/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from AISSA member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

Transforming Classroom Practice: The General Capabilities

24-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

24/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - This online workshop will engage participants in exploring the following General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum v.9: Critical and Creative Thinking Digital Literacy Ethical Understanding Intercultural Understanding and Personal and Social Capability. Connections will be explored between the learning areas and the above general capabilities and how these can be leveraged to enrich learning and [...]

Instructional Coaching Series: A Coaching Approach to Managing Challenging Conversations

25-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

25/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Being able to navigate complex conversations is an area of skill, situated within a clear understanding of context and with the aim of achieving constructive solutions where everyone feels heard and respected. Facilitated by Growth Coaching International, this practical and interactive one day program builds on coaching fundamentals to support participants with a conversational approach [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Navigating the First Years: Early Career and Mentor Teacher Program

26-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

26/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - The quality of support early career teachers receive is critical in helping them cope with the demands of the job, build morale and increase their knowledge (Buchanan et al, 2013). Additionally, supporting experienced teachers to deliver practice-focused mentoring will increase the likelihood that early career teachers will have the most positive experience of induction (AITSL). [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Whole School Wellbeing through Innovative Practices

29-05-2023 @ 9:00 am

29/05/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - In 2022 the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce was established by the AISSA’s Chief Executive, together with school leaders and/or their representatives. Professor Donna Cross was engaged to guide and support the Taskforce to develop a Toolkit for schools. The purpose of the Toolkit is to assist member schools to strengthen practice and pedagogy [...]

Immanuel College

Instructional Coaching Series: The Coaching Lab

30-05-2023 @ 3:45 pm

30/05/2023 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm - Recognising four key elements of developing quality teaching practice - building knowledge, motivating staff, developing techniques, and embedding practice, The Coaching Lab will provide regular and focused opportunities to build coaching practice and confidence. Ben Calleja, from Growth Coaching International, will facilitate The Coaching Lab - a termly opportunity for instructional coaches to grow their [...]

Principals and ELC Directors series: Meeting Obligations in Inclusive Education

31-05-2023 @ 4:00 pm

31/05/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Principals and ELC Directors navigate complex responsibilities and decision-making processes in inclusive education. These workshops enable Principals to clarify obligations, consider risk management and identify best practice in enrolment, behaviour, health, and attendance. The workshops intend to support principals and ELC directors to confidently and strategically action administrative and educational practices within their schools which [...]

Financial Management for School Leaders

01-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

01/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am - The session is designed for those school leaders who have minimal financial training or knowledge. It will focus on what leaders need to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. This session aims to build the capacity of leaders to better understand school financials and will address basic theory and [...]

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Students in the Mainstream Classroom: Curriculum Accessibility

01-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

01/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Ensuring accessibility and rigour for EAL/D students in mainstream classrooms requires intentional design and clarity regarding English proficiency. This workshop intends to build the capacity of curriculum leaders, EAL/D and classroom teachers to support the inclusion of EAL/D students within mainstream curriculum. Practical activities utilising the participant's own curriculum documents, student materials and the Australian [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM 2023 Webinar Series – Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Learning

06-06-2023 @ 4:00 pm

06/06/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2023 webinar series will continue to bring together educators from ELC to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking, new possibilities and to explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. A series of four STEM focused webinars. Webinar 1: AI in [...]

Transforming Classroom Practice: The Literacy and Numeracy General Capabilities

07-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

07/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - This session will explore how the Literacy and Numeracy General Capabilities (formerly the National Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions) can be used to: facilitate a shared professional understanding of students’ expected literacy and numeracy development identify the literacy and numeracy knowledge that enables students to access content across learning areas locate the current literacy and [...]

Senior Secondary Spotlight A: SATAC Update

08-06-2023 @ 4:00 pm

08/06/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - AISSA is hosting an information session and Q and A forum with SATAC’s Chief Executive Stuart Mossman, and Manager Applicant Services regarding tertiary admission processes. The session will assist schools to consider the evolving landscape in tertiary pathways and the implications for schools to enable them to respond accordingly. Audience: senior school leaders and teachers [...]

Discovering Artificial Intelligence: Creating Curious Classrooms Action Research Project, semester 2 intake

15-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

15/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This professional learning is an opportunity for F – Year 12 Mathematics, Science and/or Digital Technologies teachers to learn about the links in their subject to artificial intelligence (AI). This rapidly expanding, new field of knowledge is impacting every aspect of our lives, often in ways we do not see. This professional learning will help [...]

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Blended Course

16-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

16/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Being able to notice, respond and support students with mental health issues is a critical skill for educators today. The Youth Mental Health First Aid training teaches the skills you need to help someone you are concerned about and is very suitable for educators who work with adolescents. Mental Health First Aid is early intervention [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Transforming Classroom Practice: The Cross-Curriculum Priorities

20-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

20/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - This online workshop will engage participants in the cross-curriculum priorities of the Australian Curriculum v.9: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia and sustainability. Connections will be explored between the learning areas and cross-curriculum priorities, and how these can be leveraged to enrich learning and teaching and enhance [...]

Legal Series: Gender Diversity

22-06-2023 @ 4:00 pm

22/06/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Gender diversity in schools is about recognising a student’s right to be accepted and treated fairly in their community. This session will address the legal considerations regarding diversity across various pieces of legislation including a discussion about best practice recommendations on creating a culture and practice of inclusion. Audience: principals, business managers, human resource professionals [...]

Brightpath: Next Steps

23-06-2023 @ 9:00 am

23/06/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Literature's transformative power makes it a valuable resource for teaching and learning and especially building vital literacy skills. Brightpath: Next Steps creates the opportunity to further develop and nurture students' writing skills through quality Australian children's literature with a focus on language, storytelling, character, and the creative process. This professional learning opportunity provides Learning Leaders [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Financial Management for Non-Accountants – for Boards

29-06-2023 @ 7:00 pm

29/06/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - This workshop is designed for aspiring and new board members as well as those wishing to improve their financial literacy. The workshop will focus on what board members need to know, what to look out for, financial performance indicators and understanding budgets. It aims to build the capacity of board members to better understand school [...]

Behaviour and Students with Disability: Positive, Proactive and Personalised

28-07-2023 @ 9:00 am

28/07/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - School leaders play a significant role in leading staff to confidently support the behaviour of students with disability. Through exploration of aspects of whole-school practice, planning, consultation and documentation, leaders will build capacity to support inclusion and make decisions in the complex environment of their school. Workshop 1 Participants will explore current understandings of behavioural [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

HR Series: Respect@Work Laws Update – A Positive Duty to Prevent Sexual Harassment

08-08-2023 @ 4:00 pm

08/08/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - The new Respect@Work laws being introduced will require schools to take a much more proactive approach to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. This session will provide advice and strategies about how to move away from a reactive model for dealing with harassment issues and what to do if an issue arises. Audience: [...]

Mini Certificate in Gifted Education (COGE)

09-08-2023 @ 8:30 am

09/08/2023 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm - The GERRIC’s Mini-COGE course provides practical professional development for educators to support high potential and gifted students. High potential students are not necessarily high achievers, and this course will focus on strategies to engage and support these students to reach their potential. The Mini-COGE will help educators to: identify gifted, high potential and talented students [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

National Teacher Certification

10-08-2023 @ 9:00 am

10/08/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - National Teacher Certification (NTC) is a voluntary, portable and transparent process that provides formal recognition of exemplary teachers, enhances the professionalism of teachers and enables them to progress their career while remaining in the classroom. It is a rigorous and deeply reflective, but highly valued and worthwhile process. Many schools are now recognising certified teachers [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program

13-08-2023 @ 12:00 am

13/08/2023 - 19/08/2023 @ All Day - The 2023 East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Immersion Program is from 13-19 August. This successful program is in its fourth year and is offered in partnership with Culture College and the Association of Independent Schools NSW. The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program aims to bring together current and aspiring School Leaders and educators to experience first-hand the [...]

East Arnhem Land

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Network Meeting

15-08-2023 @ 10:00 am

15/08/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from AISSA member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

Senior Secondary Spotlight B: University Admissions Pathways

16-08-2023 @ 4:00 pm

16/08/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Each year the AISSA invites leading universities to share the latest updates regarding admissions processes and future directions. This session invites all school leaders and teachers to join the discussion regarding current and future directions for admissions into both local and national universities. Universities represented: University of Adelaide Flinders University University of South Australia and [...]

VET and Workplace Learning Professional Development and Networking Day, term 3

25-08-2023 @ 9:00 am

25/08/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Vocational Education and Training (VET) leaders are invited to engage in the Term 3 VET and WPL Networking Day in collaboration with Catholic Education SA. Attendees will participate in a variety of presentations and practical workshops from presenters including RTO's, tertiary providers, SACE Board, and industry. Opportunities to network with colleagues from other schools, including [...]

What Does it Mean to be on a School Board?

31-08-2023 @ 7:00 pm

31/08/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - This workshop is designed for those who are new to the school board. It will focus on good governance practices including: the particular responsibilities for school board members roles and responsibilities including legal, compliance and fiduciary responsibilities and what it means to be an effective board member regarding participation, relationships, confidentiality and meeting procedures. David [...]

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

12-09-2023 @ 7:00 pm

12/09/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - This workshop will explore the legislative and regulatory responsibilities unique to school boards. This will include the Education Standards Board's registration requirements for schools which impose significant obligations on school boards with implications for individual board members. The session will also explain the specific obligations to be met to ensure school board members can be [...]

2023 NAPLAN: Exploring the Analytical Tool – Option 1

20-09-2023 @ 9:00 am

20/09/2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The NAPLAN Analytical Tool provides each independent school with access to their current and historical longitudinal NAPLAN data irrespective of the mode in which the tests were undertaken. This workshop provides leadership teams with dedicated time to receive an overview and orientation of the tool. They will begin to investigate the features and functions within [...]

2023 NAPLAN: Exploring the Analytical Tool – Option 2

21-09-2023 @ 1:00 pm

21/09/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - The NAPLAN Analytical Tool provides each independent school with access to their current and historical longitudinal NAPLAN data irrespective of the mode in which the tests were undertaken. This workshop provides leadership teams with dedicated time to receive an overview and orientation of the tool. They will begin to investigate the features and functions within [...]

Legal Series: Record Keeping in a School Setting

24-10-2023 @ 4:00 pm

24/10/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Schools are responsible for creating, managing and disposing of school administration, staff and student records. This session will address the legislative and best practice requirements in respect of record keeping as they relate to schools’ obligations regarding privacy, retention and disposal. Audience: principals, business managers, human resource professionals Delivery mode: online Presenter: Sonia Albertini, Head [...]

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Network Meeting

31-10-2023 @ 10:00 am

31/10/2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - The OSHC Educators’ Network is structured for OSHC leaders and educators from AISSA member schools to engage collaboratively in ways which invigorate and enrich practice. It provides a forum for provocation and discussion and facilitates a community of practice approach to ongoing professional learning. Implementing the My Time Our Place Framework and the National Quality [...]

New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM 2023 Webinar Series – STEM in Nature Play

31-10-2023 @ 4:00 pm

31/10/2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2023 webinar series will continue to bring together educators from ELC to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking, new possibilities and to explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. A series of four STEM focused webinars. Webinar 1: AI in [...]

VET and Workplace Learning Professional Development and Networking Day, term 4

13-11-2023 @ 9:00 am

13/11/2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Vocational Education and Training (VET) leaders are invited to engage in the Term 4 VET and WPL Networking Day in collaboration with Catholic Education SA. Attendees will participate in a variety of presentations and practical workshops from presenters including RTO's, tertiary providers, SACE Board, and industry. Opportunities to network with colleagues from other schools, including [...]

University of South Australia, Allan Scott Auditorium, City West Campus