Conference Program

National Wine Centre: Day 1 – Thursday 18th August

8:00am Registration Opens & Networking time & Light Breakfast Refreshments
8:40am Conference starts
Welcome to countryMickey Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien
Minister’s Official Opening of the Conference
• Minister’s Address
Hon. Blair Boyer, Minister for Education
Chief Executive’s Vote of Thanks
• Conference Welcome
• “Setting the Scene” CE’s Address
Jayne Heath – SASPA Chief Executive
Keynote #1: Professor Sam Sellar
Morning Tea
Breakout Session 1; 4 breakout sessions to choose from:
• Implementing Trauma-informed Practice in Education (TiPiE)
• A multi-pronged approach to culturally responsive practices
• Differentiation: The first step towards inclusion
• Developing student self-regulation and self-management. Nurture groups in secondary school settings
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SASPA Update
Keynote #2: Dr Niki Vincent
3:45pm Close of Day 1Host / MC
Address to delegates and introduction to networking function with the Department’s Senior Executive GroupMartin Westwell, CE Department for Education
4:00pm – 5:30pm Networking function National Wine Centre, includes canapés and drinks.
6:00pm Dinner function (Please select option in registration if you wish to attend)
National Wine Centre, $95pp includes 2 course Dinner and drinks.

National Wine Centre: Day 2 – Friday 19th August

8:00am Networking time & Light Breakfast Refreshments
8:45am Welcome Day 2
Keynote 3:
Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children & Young People
ASPA Update
Morning Tea
Breakout Session 2; 3 sessions to choose from:
• Inclusion & Gender diversity policy and the reality of practice
• Reconcilliation in Education
• FLO: Our way for our learners
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Lunch (2-course formal lunch in Hickinbotham Hall with sponsors prize draw announcements)
Keynote 4: “Towards an inclusive, diverse and cohesive society.”Tim Costello
3:30pm Closing Remarks & Conference CloseJayne Heath & Rosie Heinicke


Please note:
This program is subject to change by the SASPA conference planning committee

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