The Bulletin 17 March 2016 Term 1 - Issue 8

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

AISWA news, Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information. 

Featured AISWA Professional Learning


The “Flourishing at School” study is an exciting advancement in the measurement of student wellbeing. The aim of the research is to further validate the Student Flourishing Profile (SFP) and to create a large normative sample for wellbeing benchmarking. The SFP has been developed over the past two years, with input from psychologists, academics, teachers and school administrators in Western Australia. All Australian independent private schools are now invited to contribute to this exciting research as we increase our understanding of student wellbeing. Participating schools will receive a complimentary whole-of-school report as a thank you for contributing to the research. To find out more and to register visit:

ACEL WA Awards 2016

Call for Nominations

This ceremony honors educational leaders who have made a significant contribution to the improvement of student and organizational outcomes. This contribution is reviewed against set criteria which have been based on the AITSL Australian Professional Standards. Evidence provided must demonstrate impact at the system, state or national level. Research that has influenced significant change is highly valued.
Members are invited to nominate an individual who has made such a contribution. 

Learn More
Downoad Nomination Form

2016 Partnership, Acceptance, Learning, Sharing (PALS) program

PALS, an initiative of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) delivered in collaboration with Western Australian schools, encourages young people to take a leadership role in strengthening community relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

For more information please visit the DAA website

Better Education Conference

“Teachers who continuously learn are crucial to the future of education. The world around us is changing rapidly, and standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards. With an explosion in ready-access knowledge, we need to develop new strategies to keep young people engaged. 
We need to equip young people with the skills they need to thrive in a changing world. The Better Education Conference creates opportunities for educators to keep learning, to reinvent education and to respond proactively to the demands of the future. We owe it to the next generation to keep growing ourselves.”

2nd and 3rd June 2016, Hosted by SCEA at Swan Christian College

For more info, go to

Exchanging ways of being

This is a rare opportunity to hear from six incredible local, national and and international keynote speakers at the 2016 ACAL ACTA Internatioonal Conference.

Don't miss out. Register today

Workplace Gender Equality Agenda 

2016 WGEA Reporting Changes – Report due 31 May

New Reporting changes 2016

Events and workshops | The Workplace Gender Equality Agency

For further assistance, please contact 02 9432 7000 and speak with a Senior Advisor or email

Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans Competition

Entries close Friday, 8 April

This one-off competition is open to all Australian secondary school students who are in Years 10 and 11 in 2016. Schools can enter their best individual student entry, with a limit of one entry per school.

Competition details are available from DVA Website

Making Copyright Work for You

2016 National Seminar Series Perth 5-6 September

Seminars from Australian Copyright Council presented by experts in the field of copyright law who are up-to-date with the latest policies, laws and applications of copyright. 

For more information and registration download ACC's flyer. 

Australian Higher Education Summit

The conference aims to provide attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to examine the management structures, partnerships and value chains within the tertiary sector that are paramount for personal, commercial and operational success.

For more information and registration visit the Australian Higher Education Summit website.

The Storylines Literature Festival

Hosted by All Saints’ College open to all school children Pre K – Year 11 will be held on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November in 2016. To keep updated on all things about the festival, please ‘like’ our Facebook page.   

30th ACHPER International Conference – Participating in an Active and Healthy Life: Valuing the Participant Voice

16-18 January, 2017, University of Canberra 

Abstract submissions close on Friday July 29, 2016.

To submit your abstract or for further details about the submission process, please visit