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The Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals (VACPSP Inc) in partnership with Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM), Catholic Education Office of Sale, Sandhurst & Ballarat and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) proudly present to you our fifth biennial conference!

The theme of the 2017 conference is “Courage is the Key” Do the thing you think you cannot do!(Eleanor Roosevelt)

Catholic primary School Principals in Victoria are facing challenging situations every day with enormous workloads and many extreme pressures. Principal Health & Wellbeing is a major focus of the VACPSP Inc in 2016 and beyond.

Principals realise that they are not alone, they have a voice to stand up to some of the changes thrust upon them & impact on the ultimate goal – educating our children.

The conference will bring together experts in their field that have faced adversity and found a way through. Delegates will hear methodologies to implement at their schools and personally to lift performance levels, change cultures & renew energetic environments.

Our Conference aims to support principals to develop shared, visionary and inspirational leadershipboy up tree image and to do so in a culture of creativity and innovative practice.

The objectives for the “Courage is the Key” Conference are:

  • Involvement from each diocese
  • Collegiality amongst catholic primary principals
  • Networking for principals
  • Learning for principals
  • Improving student outcomes
  • Development of our Leadership teams

So, put the date in your diary for you and your leadership teams, to come and experience a Conference designed specifically by your colleagues to not only explore our challenges but also to meet our needs. We are sure that the beautiful coastal town of Lorne and the magnificent Mantra Resort will be a superb setting for our adventure.

We look forward to seeing you there

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Contact us
Conference Managers:
Carmel Longshaw
E: admin@vacpsp.org.au
M: 0437287767
Jennie Douglas
E: jdouglas@vacpsp.org.au
M: 0407077433
PO Box 9396
Traralgon Vic 3844

Conference Committee:
- Gavin Brennan
- Helen Healy
- Damian Casamento
- Victoria Wissell
- Bernadette Summers
- Michael Gavaghan
- Jennie Douglas
- Carmel Longshaw

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