Hello members and welcome to our first newsletter for 2017.
Conference 2017: The conference committee have started the year with a bang and are very busy behind the scenes putting together our 10th International Conference for Adolscent Success - which all of you are invited to attend.
This is promising to be our best event to date and we are excited to bring you what we consider to be an innovative and dynamic celebration of S.T.E.A.M in the middle years, a topic which is on everyones agenda.
Regardless of what subject you teach or what area of the middle years you are resposible for you will gain knowledge, skills and networks by attending this event and I encourage you all to attend and support your association.
Managment Committee: Our first Management Committee meeting was held over two days. Day one was for association business and day two was for strategic planning and setting goals for the year. We welcomed two new committee members onto the team; Howard MacPherson from Pembroke School in Adelaide and Gabrielle Baker who is on study leave at the moment from St Peters College in Indooroopilly, Brisbane.
We also welcomed two extended committee members who are contributing to the committee via email; Jodie Davey from Catholic Education in Townsville and Sheridan Fisher from The Australian International School in Singapore.
During our introductions at the start of the meeting it became very clear that we have an amazing committee with collective strengths in all areas of middle schooling, all of whom are commited to serving the middle years community and enabling best practice for young adolescents. You can read our meeting minutes and see photos of the committee here.
Leadership Workshops: We are excited to announce that we are running a number of additional events this year, including some wonderful leadership workshops run by Dr Paul Browning from St Pauls School in Brisbane. Paul was our keynote speaker in Singapore last year and was hugely popular, as a result we have asked him to run a series of workshops in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Click here to find one of these workshops near you.
Twitter Chats: Our fortnightly Twitter Chats are continuing to gain momentum and participants. Please join us, it's fantastic professional development... and it's FREE.
Here are the upcoming dates for the remainder of the year:
Term 2 – 20th April, 4th May, 18th May, 1st June, 15th June, 29th June
Term 3 – 20th July, 3rd August, 17th August, 24th August – Live from #OZCAS17, 31st August, 14th September
Term 4 – 12th October, 26th October, 9th November, 23rd November, 7th December
Some of our upcoming topics include:
Health Education in the Middle Years
Cybersafety in the Middle Years
Middle Year “Myths”
Student Success in the Middle Years
Any members who would like to suggest topics that they are interested in can Tweet to us at @adolesuccess or by use the #MYEdOz hashtag.
Thanks for all your support so far this year. Remember that by recommending your colleagues join Adolescent Success, you are adding to our collective genius and helping to grow the only Australian professional association dedicated exclusively to the education, development and growth of young adolescents.
We are all stronger by association.