The 2023 Biennial Conference will feature a range of high-profile keynote speakers presenting on our core streams: Sustainability; Wellbeing; and Leadership. 

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Please note the following program is subject to change without prior warning. 

Sunday 24 September 2023

1100 - 1500  Pre-conference option: School tour program (optional)
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Tour 1: A.B Patterson College, Trinity Lutheran College
Tour 2: The Southport School, Emmanuel College & Josiah College
Tour 3: All Saints Anglican School, Hillcrest Christian College
Tour 4: Somerset College, St Andrews Lutheran College
1630-1730 Church Service (optional)
The Southport School
1830-2030 Welcome Reception
Poolside, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Monday 25 September 2023

0700-0800    Morning Yoga (optional)
0900-0930   Arrival tea and coffee supported by Hutton Consulting
0930-1000 Official welcome
Welcome to Country
Address from AHISA National Chair, Rev Chris Ivey (Principal, St Andrew's Anglican College)
1000-1100 Opening Keynote: Michael McQueen
  The New now. Preparing for the trends that will dominate a post-COVID world.
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Supported by Platinum Sponsor, ANZUK Executive
1100-1130 Morning tea supported by Hutton Consulting
1130-1230 Table Talks
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1230-1330 Lunch supported by Hutton Consulting 
1330-1430  Workshop 1
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  Sustainability: Preparing Now for What’s Next. How to thrive in an age of disruption. Michael McQueen (Keynote presenter)

Leadership: Partnering with Students in School Leadership. Joe Wright (Fraser Coast Anglican College, Qld)
  Leadership: Is there still a place for female-only leadership development conferences and courses? Toni Riordan (St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School, Qld)
  Wellbeing: Student agency and voice boosts wellbeing. Karen Yager (The Hills Grammar School, NSW)
  Wellbeing: Depression and anxiety in teenagers – the perspective of a School Principal. Dr John Collier (Shore School, NSW)
1430-1530  Keynote: Dr Judith Locke
  Are naïve good intentions and profit motives misleading us in the pursuit of student wellbeing? 
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  Supported by Linewise
1530 Day concludes
1830 Conference Dinner
  Sea World
  Supported by Gold Sponsor, Atomi

Tuesday 26 September 2023

0700-0800    Morning Yoga (optional)
0900-0930 Arrival tea and coffee
0930-1030 Keynote: Dr Adam Fraser
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  Supported by Advancedlife Photography
1030-1130 Workshop 2
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Sustainability: Rechargeable Dr Adam Fraser (Keynote presenter)
  Sustainability: Demystifying innovation for management: how to create a culture of innovation in the workplace Dr Colin Kennedy
  Leadership: Creating a Culture of Belonging, Agency and Autonomy in Schools Rebecca Butterworth (Hunter Valley Grammar School, NSW)
  Wellbeing: Generation Y (haven’t you praised me today?) Or is it Generation Y (aren’t you getting the best out of me?) Dr Judith Locke (Keynote presenter)
Wellbeing: A School-Based Approach to Teacher Growth & Appraisal. Peter Coombs (Helena College, WA)
1130-1200 Morning tea
1200-1300 Plenary Panel
  "What keeps me awake at night"
  Facilitated by:  To be announced shortly
  Featuring: To be announced shortly
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1500  Keynote: Dr Catherine Ball
  'Beauty and the Beast': How emerging technologies and Industry 5.0 will allow us to be more human.
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  Supported by Compass Education
1500-1600 Workshop 3
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  Sustainability: Progress, People and Planet - a Framework. Anna Owen & Ben Princehorn (Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Qld)
  Leadership: Never let a good crisis go to waste: tales from a Covid-19 principal. Cameron Batchelor (Pulteney Grammar School, SA)
  Leadership: From Tradition to Innovation - where do I start to transform my school? Natasha Mackinnon (Leighland Christian School, Tas)
  Wellbeing: "If some is good, more must be better" - optimising wellbeing in a contested therapeutic world - a world of best intentions, unintended consequences and difficulty managing disagreement and difference. Tim Watson (Northern Beaches Christian School, NSW) 
  Wellbeing: Weaving Christianity and Culture into a Wellbeing Framework. Garth Wynne & Caroline Black (Christ's College, Christchurch, NZ)
 1600 Day concludes
1830-2130 Hosted Dinners (optional)
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  Glass, Ladybird, Omeros Bros, La Luna, The Conservatory - Garden Kitchen and Bar
  Supported by Bond University, Extend Afterschool Care, Lyngcoln Consulting & Vivid Teachers and Leaders 

Wednesday 27 September 2023

0700-0800  Morning Yoga (optional)
0830-0900 Arrival tea and coffee
0900-1000 Plenary Panel
  "The Tough Stuff"
  Facilitated by:  To be announced shortly
  Featuring: To be announced shortly
1000-1100 Workshop 4
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Sustainability: Regional “aspirational” Independent Schools: Meeting the challenges of a volatile future. Paul Sjogren (Trinity Anglican School, Qld) & Nick Johnstone (Bishop Druitt College, NSW)
  Leadership: Establishing your Digital, Data, and Cyber Security Strategy. Adrian Camm (Westbourne Grammar School, Vic)
  Leadership: Courage starts here: How Penrhos engaged its community in making a bold strategic plan. Kalea Haran (Penrhos College, WA)
Wellbeing: Compassionate Systems Thinking. David Baker & Richard Owens (Woodleigh School, Vic)
Wellbeing: A whole school approach using social and emotional learning framework to improve well-being (children, adolescents. teachers, and parents): The Whitsunday Anglican School deep partnership with Aristotle Emotional Intelligence Programs. Andrew Wheaton (The Whitsunday Anglican School, Qld) and Prof. Con Stough (Aristotle Emotional Intelligence)
1100-1130 Morning tea
1130-1230 Closing keynote: Stan Grant
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  Supported by Schoolbox
1230-1300 Closing session
1300-1400 Lunch
1400 Conference concludes