It is with pleasure that we invite you to join us for our first combined Principals’ Network Meeting for 2024. We will be enjoying the hospitality of the Chairo Christian School team and can look forward to a rich time of connecting, networking and building relationships.
Focus 1 – Changing Hearts and Minds, One Story at a Time
In our changed political and culture landscape it is vital that our approaches to advocacy change with the times, increasingly this must involve school communities for maximum effectiveness.
The My Christian School project has demonstrated the power of sharing the positive stories in the lives of students and families at Christian schools. Capturing the positive ‘Christian School Difference’ is the key. During this time, we will outline the 2024 Advocacy Strategy and discuss the school success stories of sharing with MPs or the media. How are you working to engage your school communities – and what help from AACS and CSA would be useful?
Special guest presenters joining us will be Vanessa Cheng (Executive Officer AACS) & Mark Spencer (Director of Public Policy CSA).
Focus 2 – Maximising the ‘genius’ in your leadership team
Staff wellbeing and staff retention are both an ongoing challenge to maintain, and a very real risk to the function and viability of our schools. Often, well-being and retention can be significantly boosted when staff are engaged and well-supported. Flourishing staff lead to flourishing students and, ultimately, the fulfilment of vision and mission. Our sessions will provide you with practical tools which you as the leader can utlilise to ensure that your leadership team feels valued, supported and well-deployed in their work.
“Too many people feel frustrated, underutilised or misunderstood at work. Far too many teams experience failure, feel stuck or are confused because they don’t know how to tap into the people around them. When people are able to better understand the types of work that bring them more energy and fulfillment and avoid work that leads to frustration and failure, they can be more self-aware, more productive and more successful.” Patrick Lencioni
Tapping into Patrick Lencioni’s Six Types of Working Genius and Liz Wiseman’s Multipliers, our sessions will guide you through a reflective process which will equip you to better understand your own gifts and strengths, and those of your team members leading to greater engagement, accountability, fruitfulness and wellbeing in the workplace.
Imagine if this is what our schools were known for in the broader community?
In support of your professional learning and collegial discussion on the day, we would like for you to complete the Working Genius Assessment prior to coming along. If you have already done this exercise at some point, please bring along your profile to share and discuss on the day. Please note, the assessment costs $25 (USD – approx $38 AUD) and takes around 10 minutes to complete.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided for you so please register your RSVP and details below.
Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm
Location: Chairo Christian School, 585 Bald Hill Road, Nar Nar Goon
Please note that the CSEN network briefing will take place at the end of the session and there will be an opportunity to meet the new Executive Officer – Zach Barker.