08 Apr


A full day event offering keynotes and workshops on topics currently facing school leaders, teachers and whole school communities. 

Keynote:  Lesley Harrison, Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner 
Exploring links between young people’s online behaviour and stages of social and emotional development with the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner 

In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, having a comprehensive understanding of a modern student’s use of technology and its impact on both online and offline behaviour, is essential to develop and implement successful strategies in order to provide effective and responsive care.  

MindMatters: Four Steps to Getting Started

The mental health of all students is a key foundation for school success. In this presentation you will explore the first four steps to implementing a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Getting Started workshop

‘Framework’, not ‘more work’. This workshop links you to the resources and support that will enable your school to build a mental health strategy, to suit your unique circumstances.

Staff self-care 

This interactive session explores how a wellbeing framework for students optimises wellbeing for staff. You will unpack the MindMatters target areas and objectives and make them relevant to your site.

Diversity panel discussion 

“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”
An expert panel will discuss issues and challenges associated with supporting diversity in a school environment, followed by Q & A.

Optimising parent relationships with Michael Hawton, from Parentshop

Michael is a psychologist, former teacher, and an expert witness for the Family Court of Australia, and NSW Children’s Court. In this session, you will learn how to manage difficult conversations in a structured and effective way, and will provide one practical thing you can do to remain less affected by someone’s frustration, and key ideas to re-direct the conversation towards a pre-planned outcome.

  • Start Date: 08/04/2016 8:30 AM
  • End Date: 08/04/2016 4:30 PM
  • Building: Novotel Paramatta
  • Address: 350 Church Street
  • Location: Parramatta, NSW, Australia
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  • Contact: Jeannette James
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  • Phone: 02 8333 9614, 0400 111 353
  • Seats: 100