Pre Conference Workshop & DAY ONE 2022
DAY TWO 2022

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Wednesday 9:00 – 3:00

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Teaching Well – with Dr Helen Street
Supporting your wellbeing and resilience
with a full day of ideas, strategies, conversation and interaction including:
Stress Management, Self-Care and Setting Boundaries
Learning The Art of Resilience
Creating Contextual Wellbeing at Home and at Work
Being a ‘Whole-being’ When Life is Tough
Achieving an Authentic Sense of Hope

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DAY ONE
Thursday 9:00 – 3:30

8:45 Opening Performance

Day One, Session One (Main Stage) 9:00 – 10:30

Welcome
Richard Pengelley
Educator, Olympian, Positive Schools Host
Chaplain at St Marys Girls School, Perth

Opening Keynote: What is a Community of Wellbeing?
John Marsden
Best Selling Author and Educator
Founder and Founding Principal Candlebark School, Victoria

Helping Fish to Climb Trees (and Why Context Counts)
Dr Helen Street
Co-chair and Founder of Positive Schools
Founder of ‘Contextual Wellbeing’

Morning tea 10:30 – 11:00
Coffee, tea, refreshments, trade displays and more

Day One, Session Two (Main Stage) 11:00 – 12:30

Supporting Young People with Special Needs
TBA, Positive Partnerships

A Moment of Wellbeing
Jen Compton (QLD)
TBA (WA, VIC and NSW)

Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing
Professor Pasi Sahlberg
Finnish Educator, Author, and Scholar
The Gonski Institute, UNSW

Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
Coffee, tea, buffet lunch, trade displays and more

Afternoon Workshop Streams 13:30 – 15:30

Stream One
Supporting Young People with Special Needs hosted by Positive Partnerships

Stream Two
Trauma Informed Care in the Classroom
Hosted by The MacKillop Institute
Kellie Goes, Statewide Manager (WA)

Stream Three
Building Self-Awareness with The Rites of Passage Institute,  featuring iyarn in WA
Hosted by The Rites of Passage Institute
Iyarn and Dr Arne Rubinstein (WA)
Dr Arne Rubinstein (Qld, Vic and NSW)

Stream Four
What is Working in Schools in 2022
An opportunity to hear what is working in schools, from schools, to support wellbeing and resilience in 2022

Stream Five
TBA

DAY TWO
Friday 8:45 – 3:30

8:45 Opening Performance

Day Two, Session One (main stage) 9:00 – 10:45

Welcome to Day Two
Tracey Spicer AM
Australian newsreader, Best Selling Author
Walkley Award Winning Journalist and Advocate

Trauma Informed Care for Young People in Schools
Dr Robyn Miller
CEO, MacKillop Family Services
Supporting Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children

Managing Anxiety in the Classroom
Dr Jodi Richardson
Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Specialist

Self-Acceptance: How to Help Young People Feel Worthwhile No Matter What
Professor Michael Bernard
Professor at University of Melbourne & California State University
International Consultant and Founder of ‘You Can Do It’

Morning tea 10:45 – 11:15
Coffee, tea, refreshments, trade displays and more

Day Two, Session Two (Main Stage) 11:15 – 12:45

Online Risk and Wellbeing
Susan Mclean
Cybersafety Expert
Founder, Cybersafety Solutions

How Risky are You?
Followed by
Understanding Risk and Resilience
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Best-selling Author and Presenter

Lunch 12:45 – 13:45
Coffee, tea, buffet lunch, trade displays and more

Day Two, Session Three (Main Stage) 13:45 – 15:30

Moving Forward in 2022 with Rites of Passage
Dr Arne Rubinstein
Founder and CEO, The Rites of Passage Institute

Taking Care of You
Tracey Spicer, AM
Australian newsreader, Best Selling Author
Walkley Award Winning Journalist and Advocate

Working Well in 2022
An afternoon conversation with
Tracey Spicer and Helena Popovic

Supporting Staff Wellbeing – Addressing Overwhelm
Dr Helena Popovic
Medical Doctor and Stress Expert
Leading Authority of Neuroplasticity

Conference close
Dr Helen Street
Co-chair and Founder of Positive Schools
Founder of ‘Contextual Wellbeing’