The Bulletin 3 August 2017 Term 3 - Issue 4

Thursday, 3 August, 2017

AISWA Professional Learning and other educational events, news and information

Featured AISWA Professional Learning
Date Event Title Code
Aug 23 2017
Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
  • Part 1 23rd Aug 2017
  • Part 2 30th Aug 2017
Aug 28 2017
Classroom Observations & Collegial Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Part 1 28th Aug 2017
  • Part 2 29th Aug 2017
Sep 4 2017
Hard Conversations Unpacked
  • Leadership
Sep 4 2017
Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction - Albany
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 4th Sep 2017
  • Part 2 17th Oct 2017
Sep 5 2017
Being Generationally Savvy: Working Effectively with all Generations
  • Leadership
Sep 6 2017
Emotional Intelligence, Resiliency, Optimism - A Closer Look at Social and Psychological Leadership Practices
  • Leadership
Sep 6 2017
Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction - Albany
  • Literacy
  • Part 1 6th Sep 2017
  • Part 2 17th Oct 2017
Sep 7 2017
Sharp Reading: Advanced Comprehension Stages 3 Review and 4-6
  • Literacy
Sep 8 2017
Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers (SOR) and SevenPlus
  • Literacy
Sep 11 2017
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum - Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
  • Inclusive Education
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Sep 14 2017
Aussie Optimism: Positive Thinking Skills (Year 4)
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Sep 15 2017
Creating Safer Independent Schools - Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
  • Inclusive Education
  • Psychology and Wellbeing
Sep 26 2017
Programming and Assessment with the WA Curriculum English/Literacy
  • English
  • Literacy

The Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship for Western Australia 2017

The Anika Foundation was set up in commemoration of Anika Bignall, a gifted student who, in her final year of schooling, died by suicide in 2004. The Foundation has raised an endowment to fund research prizes in perpetuity in the area of adolescent depression and suicide. The Anika scholarship is offered annually and is available to education staff currently working with secondary school aged students at risk of depression.

Applications are now being invited for the Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship for Western Australia for 2017.  Applications should focus on preventing depression in young people or building awareness of youth depression.  Applicants may include strategies for dealing with, or referring on, young people who may be suffering from depression.  Applications with a focus on indigenous students are particularly welcome. The scholarship will give a teacher or school psychologist working with secondary school students at risk of depression the opportunity to go on a four-week study tour, either nationally or internationally.

For further scholarship information see: or contact Paul Russell, Lead Psychologist, Coordinator AISWA School Psychology Service on or 9441 1674.

THE INNOVATORS TEA PARTY | Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August.

The Innovator's Tea Party Inc., a not-for-profit organisation in its second year of operation. The aim of the organisation is to inspire and empower more young women to pursue careers in STEM.This speed-networking event has previously attracted 130 professional and successful Perth women in a large range of STEM fields. The event has the capacity to host 250 high school students. 

Please visit the website for more information


Girls & Education - 5th National Conference |Thursday 17th August & Friday 18th August 2017.  

Boys & Education - 4th National Conference | Thursday 31st August  $ Friday 1st September.

Critical Agendas hosts dynamic events and courses to help educators learn new skills while achieving their professional development hours. With a variety of high quality presenters, Critical Agendas has created an engaging form of PD for teachers.

Please visit the website for more information

WWW WHAT'S WORKING WELL to build the social and emotional learning of children online and offline?

Technological change is moving so quickly. This seminar will discuss evidence from research that investigated the online behaviours of children and young people and actions parents and other members of the school community can take to protect and enhance their own and their children’s digital lives (and reputations) and to minimise possible cyber-related harms from their interactions in an online environment.

For more information please Click here


ALEA WA is seeking early educators within their first 7 years of teaching to join the Pilot Action learning Project. Participants of the program will work within small groups to collaboratively strengthen their practice as literacy educators. 

For more information please Click here

Also attached is the pdf for the ECT Action Learning Project Click here


The Learning Futures Network aims to create the social infrastructure, resources and context to develop more authentic and future-aware processes to support transformation and collaboration across student learning, school and staff development, and connections between and across higher education, industry, cultural and community organisations and the pubic sector.

Please visit the website for more information

COMPASSION FATIGUE | FRIDAY 29th September 2017.

This one day workshop will provide a framework for understanding compassion fatigue. Research has that shown those who help people that have been exposed to traumatic stressors are at risk for developing negative symptoms associated with burnout, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (Stamm, 2010).

For more information please Click here

For registration please Click here


Five lecture presentations by UWA leaders on Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology, Motor Learning & Coaching Examination, Technique and Preparation. Content: Specific to the PES Course (Unit 3/4) with application to sporting contexts, Theory Principles - examination questions. Questioning of PE Studies textbook authors, PowerPoint notes, application questions/examples.

For more information please Click here