South Australia Branch Messages

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Dear ACEL SA Members, Greetings from the ACEL SA team. I was at a conference last week and I heard a leader describe the school year as four 100 metre sprints. It’s a hard to believe we a halfway through the first sprint! Our recent ACEL SA Professionals Network Event and National Conference Launch, held at the Unley Oval Community Hub on Thursday, February 22, saw a fantastic turnout from both our members and non-members with all sectors represented. Featuring an outstanding panel, including Glenn Savage, Pasi Sahlberg, Anne Dunstan, and Dr. Barbara Watterston, the event delved into the theme of 'Reimagining Education,' with an emphasis on reimagining ...
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Dear ACEL Members, I hope you have had a great start to year and you managed to have a break over the summer. As an Executive branch we are really excited about what 2024 holds for ACEL. It is with great pleasure that we announce our inaugural event of the year—the 2024 ACEL SA Professionals Network Event and National Conference Launch. As well as Glenn Savage, Anne Dunstan and Dr Barbara Watterson, we are now honoured to also welcome Pasi Sahlberg. Pasi is a Finnish educator, teacher, and author and has advised schools and education system leaders around the world. He is currently Professor of Educational Leadership at the University ...
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Dear ACEL SA Members, It's evident that ACEL SA has once again had another exciting year. We're thrilled to have hosted several well-attended ‘Hot Topics’, featuring presenters who generously shared their insights. Some highlights from our events included: A thought-provoking conversation between Deborah Netolicky and Summer Howarth exploring future alternatives for educational leadership. Bec Clements and Grant Small presenting on leading school improvement and fostering culture change in primary schools. Dr. Brendan Bentley and Conor Keneally shedding light on cognitive load theory and augmented reality in a science classroom. As we look ...
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Dear ACEL SA Members, I am honoured to serve as the ACEL SA State President and as a national Board Member. For those who may not be familiar with me, I currently hold the position of Director of Teaching and Learning at Immanuel College. Working alongside me in the SA Branch, I have the privilege of collaborating with a dedicated team that includes Michael Murphy, Christine Haynes, Julie Tarzia, and Brendan Toohey. Together, as a branch, we are enthusiastic about providing opportunities to advance the cause of educational leadership in South Australia. I'd like to take a moment to express my appreciation for the incredible work done by Warren Symonds, our ...
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As we find ourselves hurtling through another term, the ACEL National Conference looms on the horizon, offering an invaluable opportunity for educational leaders like you to participate. The conference, as always, boasts an impressive lineup of speakers and provides a platform for networking with peers. However, this year is particularly special, as ACEL commemorates a significant milestone - our 50th anniversary. This occasion prompts us to pause, reflect on our journey thus far, acknowledge our achievements, and, with eager anticipation and curiosity, chart a course for the next fifty years of educational leadership. The conference kicks off on Tuesday, September ...
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Welcome back to term 3 I hope you managed to get some well-deserved rest over the holiday period. A Night of Celebration The ACEL SA Annual Awards Ceremony took place at The Sanctuary: Adelaide Zoo on Wednesday, 28 June, where more than 75 distinguished guests gathered to celebrate the brilliance of South Australian educators. The presence of the Honourable Blair Boyer MP, Minister for Education, Training, and Skills, added significance to the occasion, emphasising the valued support our state branch receives from the government. New Branch Executive At the start of September, ACEL SA will be supported by the following new Branch Executives: ...
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