Pre Conference Workshop & DAY ONE 2022
DAY TWO 2022

 

Positive Schools 2022
TIMETABLE

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

Supporting Resilience in 2022 and Beyond
with Dr Helen Street
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 School
Being a ‘Whole-being’ When Life is Tough
Supporting 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 (WA/VIC)
Educator, Olympian, Positive Schools Host, Chaplain at St Mary’s 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

The Power of Person-ality – Understanding The Role of Identity in Wellbeing and Resilience
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 Teacher, Poet and Author (QLD)
Rev Richard Pengelley (WA and VIC)
TBC (NSW)

Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing
Professor Pasi Sahlberg (QLD/NSW/WA)
Finnish Educator, Author, and Scholar, Southern Cross University

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

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

Day One: Afternoon Workshops 13:30 – 15:30

Choose from FIVE Streams (each offering one to three workshop sessions)
Supporting Young People with Special Needs
Trauma Informed Care in Your Classroom
Rites of Passage and Risk
Finding your Voice
Creating Positive Schools

Stream One: SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Supporting Young People with Special Needs
Hosted by Positive Partnerships (ALL STATES)
With Wendy Hickson (QLD); With Jessica Feary (VIC)
With Trish Nicoll (NSW); With Rebecca Wahlsten (WA)

Stream Two: TRAUMA INFORMED CARE IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Reframing Learning and Teaching Environments
Hosted by ReLATE (Reframing Learning and Teaching Environments),
The MacKillop Institute (ALL STATES)
with Ben Sacco - National Lead, Program Development & Implementation for ReLATE (QLD, VIC & NSW)
with Kellie Goes, Statewide Manager The MacKillop Institute (WA)

Stream Three: RITES OF PASSAGE & RISK
Building Self-Awareness with The Rites of Passage Institute
with Dr Arne Rubinstein (ALL STATES)

followed by

Beyond Fruit Bowls and Massages: Understanding Staff Wellbeing from the Perspective of
Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace with Sue Chandler (QLD)

Empowering Students to be Partners in Education with Nina Laitala and VicSRC student (VIC)

Supporting Wellbeing in Schools With Michael Hardie (NSW)

Supporting Student Voice with Iyarn and Dr Arne Rubinstein (WA)

Stream Four: FINDING YOUR VOICE

'Speak|Speak Up'- Supporting Deeper Conversations
with Tomorrow Man/ Tomorrow Woman (ALL STATES)

followed by

Addressing Online Risk for Young People with Susan Mclean (QLD)

Elevating, Honouring and Harnessing Student Voice
With Justin Robinson & David Bott,
The Wellbeing Distillery (VIC, NSW & WA)

Stream Five: CREATING POSITIVE SCHOOLS

PLAY AND CREATIVITY Hosted by Michael Hardie (QLD)
featuring three workshops:
The Playmakers with Vicki Hyne
Optimizing Engagement through Flow and Compounding Flexibility with Angus Gorrie
Theatre Skills for Classroom Cohesion with Tony Kishawi

The Shadow Pandemic: Supporting Young Australians Suffering with Mental Health Issues and Disordered Eating  with Melani De Sousa (VIC)
followed by
Mindfulness in the AI Era Reimagined: Equipping students Now, to Face AI Tomorrow
with Naz Zengin (VIC)

Student Voice - RAISE Youth Mentoring with Jennifer Kuiters (NSW)
followed by TBA

myFUTURE - Future Learning with Jon Van Dyk (Aquinas) (WA)
followed by 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
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

Building Students' Anxiety Coping Toolkit
Dr Jodi Richardson
Anxiety Specialist

Self-Acceptance: How to Help Young People Feel Worthwhile No Matter What
Professor Michael Bernard (QLD/NSW/WA)
Professor at University of Melbourne & California State University, Founder ‘You Can Do It’

Why Equity is at the Heart of Wellbeing
Professor Pasi Sahlberg (VIC)
Finnish Educator, Author, and Scholar, Southern Cross University

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

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

Supporting Diversity in Our Classrooms and Schools
TBC (QLD)

Online Risk and Wellbeing
Susan Mclean (VIC/NSW/WA)
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’

PLUS Trade displays, satchels, online material and more throughout every event