OSHC Implementation Group (Session 5) Staff Mentoring & Leadership

13th August, 2018 @ 10:00 am


13/08/2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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For: OSHC Providers


Meeting Focus

Staff Mentoring & Leadership – Effective strategies and programs to promote positive and collaborative professional learning environments. The conversations continue with a specific focus on staff induction and professional development.

We are most fortunate to have Concordia College, St John’s Campus host this meeting with the opportunity to tour their OSHC site. Director Adam Moller will share Concordia’s journey to date with particular reference to staff mentoring and leadership along with other learning areas of focus raised by participants.


Scope of Session

Participants attending the session will continue to explore key elements of a professional learning community and what influences leaders can have on others that promotes a culture of mutual respect. We will further investigate and discuss approaches and strategies for effective mentoring that OSHC services are currently implementing. We will explore more deeply the benefits of establishing learning environments that allow ongoing professional growth and development and what that might look like in each individual setting.

Participants will:

  • Identify key areas in OSHC environments for staff to work professionally, effectively and collaboratively
  • Respond to questions and provocations in relation to roles, responsibilities and challenges OSHC leaders are facing in everyday practices
  • Consider each unique environment for OSHC leaders to implement mentoring strategies that will support ongoing professional learning and growth
  • Explore 5 key leadership capacities:
    • setting goals
    • engaging in courageous conversations
    • promoting collaborative learning cultures
    • aligning resources with priorities
    • using data to strengthen leadership and mentoring practices.


Core foci

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

6.2 Initiate collaborative relationships to expand professional learning opportunities, engage in research, and provide quality opportunities and placements for pre-service teachers.
6.3 Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis of current research and practice to improve the educational outcomes of students.
7.2 Initiate, develop and implement relevant policies and processes to support colleagues’ compliance with and understanding of existing and new legislative, administrative, organisational and professional responsibilities.

National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care

4.2.1 Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.
7.2 Effective leadership builds and promotes a positive organisational culture and professional learning community.



Libby Worrell, Educational Consultant, AISSA
Adam Moller, OSHC Director, Concordia College, St John’s Campus



Please enter the school through the front office at 20 Highgate Street where you will be collected and escorted to the OSHC room. Parking is available in nearby streets.


For all registration enquiries please contact Sandy Cross.



Bookings are closed for this event.