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Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program

07-08-2022 @ 12:00 am

07/08/2022 - 13/08/2022 @ All Day - The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program (Sunday 7 August 2022 to Saturday 13 August 2022) aims to bring together current and aspiring school leaders and educators wanting to know more about our First Nations Peoples, and to experience first-hand the uniqueness of an Aboriginal culture.  This program will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding of Australia’s [...]

East Arnhem Land

OSHC Directors and Educators’ Network, Term 3 meeting

17-08-2022 @ 10:00 am

17/08/2022 @ 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 [...]

Wittunga Botanic Gardens

Youth Mental Health First Aid, option C – Online + face to face

19-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

19/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training teaches people the skills to help someone they are concerned about and, is very suitable for educators who work with adolescents. Mental health first aid is early intervention for mental health problems. It teaches people to recognise the signs and symptoms, which suggest a potential mental health [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Change and Innovation, network day 3

22-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

22/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - This leadership program, designed for aspiring, middle and senior leaders and leadership teams, focuses on contemporary leadership. 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Teacher Certification – Recognising Teacher Excellence, Semester 2 Workshop B

23-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

23/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Teacher Certification provides a high quality, nationally consistent approach to identifying and certifying teachers in accordance with the advanced career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). The AISSA facilitates and supports aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALTs) to apply for certification through a series of three workshops which are offered each [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 5: Students Creating Virtual Worlds for Learning: A collaborative Research Project

23-08-2022 @ 4:00 pm

23/08/2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - In this webinar, classroom teachers will share their experiences of using VR in their classrooms and discuss what they have learnt about the intersection of technologies, student creativity and student learning. In this research project the AISSA is partnering with nationally and internationally recognised expert Associate Professor Erica Southgate, University of Newcastle and VRTY, an [...]

Inclusive Education Focus Sessions for School Leadership, session 3

24-08-2022 @ 4:00 pm

24/08/2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The AISSA Inclusive Education Team will work with school leaders to build capacity to strengthen approaches to specific identified contexts of inclusive education. This includes catering for students with complex learning profiles. Inclusive education as a model of practice is currently the focus of national conversation and documented in research as best practice. School leaders [...]

Early Childhood Leaders Workshop Series ELC – Year 2, session 3

25-08-2022 @ 9:30 am

25/08/2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - These half-day workshops will provide access to information, skills and understandings on what effective leading looks/sounds like in early childhood contexts. Keys focus areas include: leading self (emotional intelligence) effective feedback effective listening and paraphrasing leading change. This series of four sessions will focus on developing the leadership capacity of early childhood leaders (ELC - [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

NAPLAN: Interpreting and understanding your 2022 School and Student Summary Report (SSSR), option 1

26-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

26/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - The School and Student Summary Report (SSSR) is the report available to NAPLAN online schools from the Assessment Platform. The purpose of the interactive SSSR is to provide preliminary feedback on how students and cohorts of students within schools performed in NAPLAN Online. The SSSR comprises six reports: school item report class summary report class [...]

VET & Workplace Learning PD and Networking Day

26-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

26/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Venue: St Ignatius College Senior School, 2 Manresa Court, Athelstone Agenda The VET and Workplace Learning Professional Development and Networking Days are essential workshops for VET/workplace learning coordinators and career counsellors. Programs are constructed based upon the needs of schools at the respective time of year. At this event there will be specific focus on [...]

St Ignatius College, Senior School

NAPLAN: Interpreting and understanding your 2022 School and Student Summary Report (SSSR), option 2

29-08-2022 @ 12:30 pm

29/08/2022 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm - The School and Student Summary Report (SSSR) is the report available to NAPLAN online schools from the Assessment Platform. The purpose of the interactive SSSR is to provide preliminary feedback on how students and cohorts of students within schools performed in NAPLAN Online. The SSSR comprises six reports: school item report class summary report class [...]

Brightpath: Next Steps

29-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

29/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - Brightpath enables teachers to make informed and reliable professional assessment judgements of their students’ writing through comparison against a set of calibrated exemplars and descriptors. The accompanying software records the results of assessments and provides immediate reporting. The data and information is then available assist teachers to plan effectively for all students in their classes. [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Change in the Teaching of Primary Mathematics, session 3

30-08-2022 @ 1:30 pm

30/08/2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - The Leading Change in the Teaching of Primary Mathematics series (formerly Primary Maths Hub) focuses on building individual and social capital in relation to leading Mathematics in schools. These half-day workshops will be held once a Term and will engage learning leaders in practice exchange and stimulating professional dialogue about current and emerging best practices [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

What Does it Mean to be on a School Board?

31-08-2022 @ 7:00 pm

31/08/2022 @ 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: particular responsibilities for school board members roles and responsibilities including legal, compliance and fiduciary responsibilities what it means to be an effective board member regarding participation, relationships, confidentiality and meeting procedures. VUCA is a [...]

Transforming Classroom Practice: General Capabilities

31-08-2022 @ 9:00 am

31/08/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm -  “In the Australian Curriculum, capability encompasses knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions. Students develop capability when they apply knowledge and skills confidently, effectively and appropriately in complex and changing circumstances, in their learning at school and in their lives outside school.” (ACARA, v8.4) This one-day online workshop will engage learning leaders in how the General Capabilities [...]

Leading Change in the Teaching of Literacy, session 3

02-09-2022 @ 9:00 am

02/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This professional learning opportunity will provide learning leaders with opportunities to engage in dialogue about current best practices in literacy, including: current educational research expanding perspectives about literacy learning and teaching new initiatives in literacy and schools sharing literacy initiatives generating ideas for action professional discourse. Three sessions will be offered throughout 2022 and each [...]

Leading Reconciliation Education

06-09-2022 @ 9:00 am

06/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This workshop, designed specifically for leaders from ELC to Year 12, will help you to lead teams on the key aspects of reconciliation. Key questions that will be addressed include: -   Why is reconciliation in education important?   Why is a RAP essential?   What are the effective strategies for implementing a RAP? Examples [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Supporting Language Development in the Early and Junior Years, session 2

09-09-2022 @ 9:00 am

09/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Oral language, phonological awareness and print awareness are the foundations upon which literacy is built.  For some students with a language disability, difficulty, or delay, their access to the curriculum may be impacted. This series of two, three-hour workshops will equip school and ELC leaders and teachers to: further develop knowledge of typical and non-typical [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

The Legislative and Regulatory Responsibilities Unique to School Boards

13-09-2022 @ 7:00 pm

13/09/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - This workshop will explore the legislative and regulatory responsibilities that are 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 [...]

Legal Series: Family Law

15-09-2022 @ 4:00 pm

15/09/2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Family Law considerations from a school perspective will be presented include a discussion on the rights of parents and children, strategies to respond to critical incidents.   Target audience – Principals Delivery mode – Zoom Presenters – Sonia Albertini, Head of Legal Services, AISSA   For registration enquiries please contact Sonia Harrison. A Zoom link [...]

Supporting Recently Appointed Principals, session 5

16-09-2022 @ 7:30 am

16/09/2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am - Principals play a key role in developing and supporting the culture, ethos and character of their school. Additionally, in an Independent school, they are charged with oversight of the day-to-day responsibilities of the business of the school. The Supporting Newly Appointed Principals program will provide the opportunity for newly appointed Principals to the sector to [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 2

21-09-2022 @ 9:00 am

21/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm - School improvement is a moral imperative because children are entitled to the best education we can provide in order to fully realise their unique potential. Embarking on a school improvement journey requires a passionate desire on the part of leadership to improve teaching and learning which must be underpinned by careful planning if improvement is [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Supporting Brightpath Implementation, session 2

23-09-2022 @ 9:00 am

23/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am - Brightpath enables teachers to make informed and reliable professional assessment judgements of their students’ writing through comparison against a set of calibrated exemplars and descriptors. The accompanying software records the results of assessments and provides immediate reporting. The data and information then available assist teachers to plan effectively for all students in their classes and [...]

Teacher Certification – Recognising Teacher Excellence, Semester 2 Workshop C

13-10-2022 @ 9:00 am

13/10/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Teacher Certification provides a high quality, nationally consistent approach to identifying and certifying teachers in accordance with the advanced career stages of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST). The AISSA facilitates and supports aspiring Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALTs) to apply for certification through a series of three workshops which are offered each [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Working with Reconciliation in your Educational Context

18-10-2022 @ 9:00 am

18/10/2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - This workshop is designed specifically for teachers and educators who are inspired to learn more about reconciliation. The workshop offers strategies to make authentic connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and the ACARA curriculum, the EYLF and the AITSL Professional standards. You will be provided with a range of resources to [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Structures and Practices Supporting the Behaviour of Students with Disability, session 2

21-10-2022 @ 9:00 am

21/10/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Day 1: This full day workshop, hosted by the AISSA and presented by external psychologists Kerry Burke and Lisa Chisholm, will explore student behaviour through a developmental lens. The workshop will focus on: social and emotional development effects of trauma and adverse life events supportive classroom practice and strategies for both typically developing students and [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Leading Change and Innovation, network day 4

24-10-2022 @ 9:00 am

24/10/2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - This leadership program, designed for aspiring, middle and senior leaders and leadership teams, focuses on contemporary leadership. 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 [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

New Thinking: New Possibilities STEM Webinar Series, webinar 6

01-11-2022 @ 4:00 pm

01/11/2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The 2022 Webinar Series aims to bring together educators from the Early Years to Year 12, researchers and industry to consider new thinking and possibilities and explore how STEM education can provide students with new opportunities and pathways for a strong and vibrant future. The 2022 webinar series will include the following topics: Discovering Artificial [...]

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data, session 3

07-11-2022 @ 9:00 am

07/11/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - The national data collection on students with disability acknowledges the work already undertaken in schools to support students with disability. It assists schools to identify and to support students with disability so they can access and participate in education on the same basis as their peers. This workshop series will assist inclusive education coordinators and [...]

Immanuel College

Leading Change in the Teaching of Primary Mathematics, session 4

08-11-2022 @ 1:30 pm

08/11/2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - The Leading Change in the Teaching of Primary Mathematics series (formerly Primary Maths Hub) focuses on building individual and social capital in relation to leading Mathematics in schools. These half-day workshops will be held once a Term and will engage learning leaders in practice exchange and stimulating professional dialogue about current and emerging best practices [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA

Inclusive Education Focus Sessions for School Leadership, session 4

09-11-2022 @ 4:00 pm

09/11/2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - The AISSA Inclusive Education team will work with school leaders to build capacity to strengthen approaches to specific identified contexts of Inclusive Education. This includes catering for students with Complex Learning Profiles. Inclusive Education as a model of practice is currently the focus of national conversation and documented in research as best practice. School leaders [...]

OSHC Directors and Educators’ Network, Term 4 meeting

09-11-2022 @ 10:00 am

09/11/2022 @ 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 [...]

Wittunga Botanic Gardens

VET & Workplace Learning PD and Networking Day

14-11-2022 @ 9:00 am

14/11/2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - The VET & Workplace Learning Professional Development & Networking Days are essential workshops for VET/workplace learning coordinators and career counsellors. Programs are constructed based upon the needs of schools at the respective time of year. Topics/presentations that tend to occur every year include: updates from the SACE Board, relevant to VET workplace learning updates from [...]

The University of Adelaide

Early Childhood Leaders Workshop Series ELC – Year 2, session 4

17-11-2022 @ 9:30 am

17/11/2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - These half-day workshops will provide access to information, skills and understandings on what effective leading looks/sounds like in early childhood contexts. Keys focus areas include: leading self (emotional intelligence) effective feedback effective listening and paraphrasing leading change. This series of four sessions will focus on developing the leadership capacity of early childhood leaders (ELC - [...]

Association of Independent Schools of SA