Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation- Grants

Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation is providing small grants through the Department of Local Government and Communities to encourage not-for-profit community organisations and local governments in regional and remote areas to be part of Children’s Week 2016.
Grants of up to $2000 will be available for local activities organised by one or more organisations.
Applications close by 4.00pm on Friday 30 September 2016.
More information about this event can be found using the link below:
Phone: 08 9489 4022
Regional: 1800 200 702

"Making The Connections" with Sustainable Schools WA: PL Workshop

'Making the Connections' is a professional learning workshop for teachers and school administrators that explores the 'Sustainable Schools WA' whole school planning framework for education for sustainability.
The workshop provides support for Western Australian Curriculum implementation, specifically practical links between cross curriculum priorities, general capabilities and learning areas. The workshop supports extensive links to the Australian professional standards for teachers.
When: Friday, 21 October 2016, 9.30am-3.00pm
Where: Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, cnr Selby Street and Flynn Street, Wembley
Registration is via the Institute for Professional Learning. Please follow the link:

Geographical Association of WA Event

Are you a primary school teacher in need of inspiration or ideas to teach the WA Geography Curriculum? Then this is the Professional Learning Event for you. 
You will hear primary school teachers share their ideas via 10-15 minute presentations, all designed to inspire you in your classroom.
Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016 [Week 10 Term 3]
Time: 4.00pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Joseph Banks Secondary College
Registration closes Monday 19th September 2016
Registration on Eventbrite:
Please see flyer attached for more information.
For more information please contact:
Lorahns Smith
Office Administrator
Geographical Association of Western Australia [GAWA]
PO Box 1252 Subiaco WA 6904
Ph/Fax # (08) 9388 2656
The GAWA Office is unattended every Friday

Thinker in Residence Presentation

Thinker in Residence presentation - using technology and social media for student mental health and wellbeing

The Commissioner for Children and Young People has established the Thinker in Residence initiative to raise the profile and quality of debate on the wellbeing of children and young people.  The Thinker in Residence initiative is designed to bring a new perspective and to challenge how we tackle key issues in Western Australia, as well as inspire practical change. 

Associate Professor Jane Burns has been appointed as the 2016-17 Thinker in Residence.  Professor Burns is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, based in Melbourne.  The Centre is a culmination of Professor Burns’ work in suicide and depression prevention, which has focused on international and national partnerships with academic, government, corporate, philanthropic, not-for-profit and community sectors.

Professor Burns will present on how technology and social media can be used to strengthen children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, including:
  • how to best connect schools with other agencies through technology – using social media to deliver mental health services to schools;
  • cyber and online bullying and the effect on recipient’s mental health; and
  • promoting earlier intervention to help prevent severe and acute mental health problems.

An expert panel will engage in a question and answer session and includes:
  • Professor Jane Burns, 2016-2017 Thinker in Residence;
  • Professor Lynne Cohen AM, Dean, School of Education, Edith Cowan University;
  • Mr Grant Wheatley, Principal, School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health; and
  • Associate Professor Dorit Maor, School of Education, Murdoch University.

Event details
Date:      Thursday, 27 October 2016
Time:     4.00-6.45 pm
Venue:   Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley - Lecture Theatre 157, Building 17

To attend the event, please register via the professional learning information system.

Registrations close on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

Year 3-6 Primary Teachers Civics and Citizenship Professional Learning Day

Year 3-6 Primary Teachers Civics and Citizenship Professional Learning Day
The Francis Burt Law Education Programme has developed Western Australian focused year 3-6 primary school programmes and resources to the Western Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum. This workshop aims to improve primary teachers’ understanding of essential legal principles, court personnel and the WA court hierarchy. Participants will observe a Magistrates Court in session.
Date: Friday, 25 November 2016 (Term 4, Week 7)
Time: 8.45am – 3.30pm
Cost: $200 (morning tea and lunch included)
Venue: The Old Court House Law Museum
Registrations: Please email a completed registration form to no later than Friday, 11 November 2016.
Details about the FBLEP professional learning events can be accessed online: Special Events and Programmes

The Notre Dame Education Experience

The Notre Dame Education Conference

includes the Western Australian Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Special Education Needs.

30-31 January 2017 | 8 am-3:35 pm
(attend on one day only)

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Fuller | Neuroscience and Education
Venue: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Campus
Conference Program Fees: Early Bird Registration (registration and payment received before 17/10/16) $150 per person Full Registration $160 per person Registration costs include one full day registration, conference satchel, morning tea and lunch at The Esplanade. 
See attached flyer for registration details