Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first edition of the eNewsletter for 2016. Hopefully your Christmas vacation was well-spent and you are all refreshed and ready for the upcoming year.
With the academic year almost upon us it is timely to consider our professional learning needs. This year we aim to publish a number of educational contributions from our members. As always, the most valuable learning is gained from our colleages at the coalface, so please feel free to share, or indeed to volunteer someone you know who is doing great things. Our first contributor is Jane Bennett, a social worker and author who has developed programs around female adolescence and development. Find her first article below.
The 2nd APCAS will occur in Singapore in September (see below) so submit your PD applications early to ensure you can attend. It promises to be an engaging and enlightening event, so get in early! There is also an opportunity to submit a presentation abstract for consideration.
March is Middle Level Education Week (see below) where we have an opportunity to celebrate our young adolescent students. Let us know how you have engaged with this initiative.
Please enjoy the content in this and every eNews edition published this year. Feedback would be appreciated if there is something in particular you as readers might wish to explore further.
Best wishes for 2016!
Matt Atkinson - Vice President