2018 Principal and Executives Conference


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Exciting Update: Tim Costello and Murray Burton confirmed as speakers!

Come and join us for a fantastic time in a truly breathtaking setting, on the waterfront of the Derwent River.

The conference theme is 'The Elephant in the Room'. How many 'elephants' do we deal with daily in our schools? In this current age and culture, the 'elephants' that affect our desire to run distinctive, Christian schools can appear to stampede and take over. But we know of course, that God is in control and despite the massive shifts in our culture, we still proclaim His Lordship over all of creation.

The conference will dare to unpack some of the challenging 'elephants' including a focus on Risk management and legal challenges, and discussions around gender dysphoria. It is our hope that in the ‘taming of the elephants’ you would be encouraged and challenged and supported by your colleagues in Christian Education.

The conference will commence at 10.30am on Tuesday 6th March, allowing time for folk to fly in to Hobart on the Tuesday morning. The conference finishes with a cruise on the Derwent River over dinner on the Thursday evening. You may like to consider staying on for the weekend in this beautiful location (Salamanca market is a perfect destination for Saturday morning!) Special room rates will continue for those staying on, or arriving early (you may prefer to arrive on Monday).

We are pleased to be introducing the following speakers and presenters to our conference (with a few more to still be announced)

  • Mock Court International
  • Dr Stephen Stathis (Medical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Queensland Hospital, working with gender dysphoric children and youth)
  • Patricia Weerakoon (Sexologist specialising in the teenage brain)
  • Tim Costello
  • Murray Burton (Elim Christian College, New Zealand)

The conference costs are as follows:
Single room: $1850 (3 nights accommodation Tues, Wed, Thurs))
Twin share: $1600
Spouse: $400 (includes accommodation, breakfast, Tuesday dinner, Wednesday activity and Thursday dinner & cruise) [Please complete a separate registration form for your spouse]
No accommodation: $1100 (Includes full conference attendance, dinners, and activities)

The conference program concludes on Thursday evening, however, we are offering an optional tour of some of the local CST Schools around Hobart, from 9am to 12pm on Friday morning for those who will be around. If you would like to participate, please indicate this on the registration form so we can arrange transport for you. 

A full program will be available in the first weeks of term 1, 2018.

The conference is open to all Principals/CEOs, Deputies, Business Managers, and other Executive Staff. We have included some features to the program with Business Managers in mind, including a networking forum for Business Managers during the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tassie in March for this exciting event! Just a hint, bring your walking shoes as you might need them…

Any further questions or enquiries, please contact Melinda Storm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Event date 06-03-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-03-2018 9:00 am
Cut off date 14-02-2018 5:00 pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
1 Davey Street Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
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