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Upcoming Events



Mons Peter Jeffrey Centre on Monday, 30. July 2018 - 09:15


When: Monday 30 July 2018
Time: 9:15am - 3:00pm
Where: Mons Peter Jeffrey Centre, Knight Street, Shepparton



Closing date: Friday, 20. July 2018 - 22:00
Category: Catholic Identity - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 13 - Bookable: 87 - Hits: 102
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Critical Incident Management for Schools - 2 day professional learning, 30 & 31 July 2018

The Woolshed@Emerald Bank, 7719 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla on Monday, 30. July 2018 - 09:30

Presented by Pastoral Wellbeing Team, CEO Sandhurst

Why Critical Incident Training?

In the aftermath of a serious event, schools are commonly overwhelmed by the strong emotional responses of the school community. A well trained Critical Incident Management Team can enhance a school's capacity to respond to a difficult event, moving towards stabilisation and order, in a sensitive and pastoral way.

Who to Send:

FIRST WAVE - Staff who will lead a critical incident response in your school, e.g. principal, deputy principal

SECOND WAVE AND BEYOND - Those staff who will support the leader of the response including new members of leadership teams.

If you have questions about who to send please contact your Pastoral Wellbeing Education Officer

Completed the training 3-5 years ago?

Think about participating again to refresh and refine your learning


2 days: 9:30am - 3pm each day (lunch included)


Closing date: Friday, 20. July 2018 - 17:00
Category: Pastoral Wellbeing - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 58 - Bookable: 17 - Hits: 460
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Child Safe Officer/Leader Training

The Carrington, 505 Wyndham St Shepparton on Wednesday, 08. August 2018 - 09:30

FOCUS: Identifying and responding to all forms of abuse in Victorian schools

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Whoever will embed PROTECT in your school’s practice (principals, deputy principals, pastoral wellbeing leaders, child safety officers/leaders)

Presenters: Pastoral Wellbeing Team, CEO Sandhurst


This day is designed to provide guidance for schools to fulfil their obligations under Clause 11 of Ministerial Order 870 – Managing the Risk of Child Abuse in Schools.

The Guide - PROTECT Identifying and responding to All Forms of Abuse in Victorian Schools has been developed by  the  Department  of  Education  and  Training,  the  Catholic  Education  Commission of Victoria and Independent Schools Victoria to support all school staff in all Victorian schools to take action if they suspect, or are witness to, any form of child abuse.

The day is designed to ensure school leaders know the Guide, its support materials and can use both to lead their school in effective and sustained school wide implementation.

The day will provide specific advice on:

  • Understanding your obligations to protect children
  • Identifying signs of child abuse
  • Four critical actions for schools: responding to incidents, disclosures and suspicions of child abuse
  • Responding to other concerns about the wellbeing of a child

See attached flyer.

Further information available from Frances Browne, mob. 0400 505 646

Closing date: Friday, 03. August 2018 - 14:00
Category: Pastoral Wellbeing - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 9 - Bookable: 61 - Hits: 32
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Graduate Conference 2018

Cadel on the Murray, 325 Perricoota Rd, Moama NSW on Thursday, 09. August 2018 - 09:00

Days 3 & 4 of Graduate Conference 2018

Attendees at Days 1 & 2 held in May, MUST RE-REGISTER to attend the August dates

A conference to support Graduates in their first year of teaching and introduce them to best practice in a range of important educational matters. Emphasising - classroom management, personal management, Catholic Identity and Key Principles of Learning and Teaching. 

This is also an opportunity for Graduates to know and support each other and to introduce Catholic Education Office staff and other leading professionals.

GUEST SPEAKER - Glen Pearsall, Educational Consultant

Engaging & Effective Classroom Practice

Glen Pearsall was a Leading Teacher at Eltham High School and a Board member of the Curriculum Assessment Authority.

Glen is the co-author of Literature for Life and Work Right and the author of Classroom Dynamics and the best-selling And Gladly Teach. He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant. He has a particular interest in the work of graduate and pre-service teachers and has worked as a seminar leader and research fellow at the Centre for Youth Research. Glen also has an eBook titled The Top Ten Strategic Questions for Teachers.

This session will predominately focus on student engagement, formative assessment, checking for understanding and an assortment of strategies to support teachers in both managing their classrooms and maximising learning opportunities for all students.

Please see attached agenda.

Contact Craig Simpson with enquiries, mobile: 0457 167 122



Closing date: Friday, 03. August 2018 - 16:00
Category: Learning & Teaching - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 25 - Bookable: 45 - Hits: 75
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The Carrington, 505 Wyndham St Shepparton on Friday, 17. August 2018 - 09:30

Pastoral Wellbeing Professional Learning Day

Presenter: Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director, Children and Families Research Centre, Macquarie University

TARGET AUDIENCE: This day is designed to meet the needs of a variety of school based staff, Leadership, psychologists, counsellors, classroom teacher etc. It will be of interest to all those working with parents and students. 

In this day of training we will examine two issues of relevance to professionals who work with school children – screens and personality problems.

We will first look at the impact of screen use in 3 key areas – overuse, pornography/sexualised media, and youth gambling.

  • New findings on screen addiction will be presented, particularly in relation to impacts on sleep, physical health, emotional health and healthy neural development.
  • We will also examine issues around online pornography and its impacts on sexual behaviour, look at the impact of sexualised content on attitudes and beliefs.
  • And take a look at the prevalence, identification of, and management of, youth gambling.

We will finish the day by discussing how to manage children with developing personality issues, and look at these issues from a new ‘hybrid’ understanding of how such personality problems reflect and impact basic areas of the child’s functioning.

See attached flyer.

For further details, contact Frances Browne, mob. 0400 505 464


Closing date: Tuesday, 14. August 2018 - 16:00
Category: Pastoral Wellbeing - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 4 - Bookable: 66 - Hits: 21
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Improving Student Outcomes in Writing, Grammar & Spelling

Gateway Wangaratta, 29-37 Ryley St, Wangaratta VIC 3677 on Thursday, 23. August 2018 - 00:09

Misty Adoniou, is the Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TESL at the University of Canberra. She teaches undergraduate and post graduate teacher education courses in Language and Literacy. She was the lead writer for the national English as an Additional Language Teachers Resource which accompanies the Australian Curriculum. She researches and writes in the fields of literacy, teacher professional knowledge and standards, and is a sought-after speaker, nationally and internationally. She also works closely with schools and education systems around the country leading professional learning in spelling, grammar and writing.

Misty will facilitate a full day’s workshop designed for leaders and teachers in primary and secondary schools in the Sandhurst Diocese. Attendees at the workshop can expect to be inspired by her knowledge, passion and expertise for motivating and supporting teachers to re-think and re-design how they teach writing, grammar and spelling. 

The following CEO staff can provide you with additional information on this workshop:

EDUCATION OFFICERS: LITERACY: Catherine Bonham and Maree Findlay



Closing date: Friday, 17. August 2018 - 16:00
Category: Learning & Teaching - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 31 - Bookable: 69 - Hits: 65
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Primary Principal Network - Day 2 with Springfox

The Woolshed 7719 Goulburn Valley Hwy Kialla 3631 on Tuesday, 28. August 2018 - 09:00

Primary Principal Network


Primary and Secondary Principals
CEO Leadership Team
School Board Chairs ( who attended Day 1)


DAY 2 with SPRINGFOX (formerly Resilience Institute)

28th August 2018 (9am to 4.30pm)

The Woolshed     7719 Goulburn Valley Hwy Kialla 3631

Closing date: Tuesday, 21. August 2018 - 17:00
Category: Learning & Teaching - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 1 - Bookable: 199 - Hits: 61
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Retreat in Creation Spirituality - Reawakening Our Relationship With Sacred Creation

Cadell on the Murray - 325 Perricoota Rd, Moama NSW 2731 on Friday, 31. August 2018 - 00:09

This retreat is for Sandhurst Catholic school staff and Catholic Education Office staff and offers:

An immersion into creation spirituality and its foundations in Catholicism

An experience of contemplation and reconnection with our cosmic reality through reflective dialogue and prayer

An opportunity to nurture one's personal spirituality in the context of Jesus' story

Places are limited

Closing date: Friday, 24. August 2018 - 22:00
Category: Catholic Identity - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 6 - Bookable: 19 - Hits: 76
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VRQA Professional Learning Opportunity - NUMURKAH - 12 September

St Joseph's Primary School, 16 Tocumwal Rd, Numurkah on Wednesday, 12. September 2018 - 09:30
As part of our support for schools moving to our new way of maintaining VRQA Compliance at all times, we have been able to secure the services of External Consultants who are Accredited to conduct these assessments to provide three VRQA Full School Review Preparation Professional Learning Days this year.  
Each day will enable participants to observe a Reviewer working with a school to gather evidence relating to their level of compliance.  There will be many opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the day.
You are welcome to register for any of the events, and are also welcome to register for more than one day if you wish.
The other dates are listed below, and separate registration is required:
  • Tuesday 12 June at St Joseph's Primary School, Benalla, 9:30am-2:45pm
  • Wednesday 13 June at St Monica's Primary School, Kangaroo Flat, 9:30am-2:45pm

Please direct enquiries to Trish Miller, mob. 0438 115 456

Closing date: Friday, 31. August 2018 - 16:00
Category: Leadership - Organizer: adminpl - Booked places: 26 - Bookable: 54 - Hits: 325
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