Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference

Supporting leaders to come together as a community of learners.

Bastow supports school leaders to come together as a community of learners, to develop mastery of leading learning. 

Area Principal Forums and the Education State School Leadership Conference are collaborative learning experiences that encompass exploring data and evidence about what helps lift student outcomes; developing and sharing ideas and evidence-informed, innovative approaches to school improvement; and planning in-school actions and applying new learning. 

Download a copy of Creating a Learning System (PDF 4.1 MB) for an overview of the 2019 program.

2020 Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference 

Dates for the 2020 Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference are confirmed. 

Area Principal Forums

Term 1: Wednesday 12 February - Friday 28 February 

Term 3: Monday 10 August - Wednesday 26 August

Term 4: Wednesday 4 November - Friday 20 Nov

All 17 Areas will have a specific date allocated within the periods listed. These are yet to be finalised. 

Leadership Conference 

Term 2: Monday 1 June - Friday 5 June

Term 4 Area Principal Forum

Details on the upcoming Term 4 Area Principal Forums will be finalised shortly and information made available.

In the meantime, make sure you save the date for your Term 4 Area Principal Forum.

Area

Date

NEVR Goulburn

Thursday 14 Nov

NEVR Inner Eastern Melbourne

Friday 15 Nov

NEVR Outer Eastern Melbourne

Wednesday 6 Nov

NEVR Ovens Murray

Wednesday 13 Nov

NWVR Hume Moreland

Monday 11 Nov

NWVR Loddon Campaspe

Thursday 7 Nov

NWVR Mallee

Thursday 14 Nov

NWVR North Eastern Melbourne

Tuesday 12 Nov

SEVR Bayside Peninsula

Thursday 7 Nov

SEVR Inner Gippsland

Wednesday 13 Nov

SEVR Outer Gippsland

Thursday 14 Nov

SEVR Southern Melbourne

Friday 8 Nov

SWVR Barwon

Friday 15 Nov

SWVR Brimbank Melton

Thursday 7 Nov

SWVR Central Highlands

Thursday 14 Nov

SWVR Western Melbourne

Friday 8 Nov

SWVR Wimmera South West

Tuesday 12 Nov

 

Term 3 Area Principal Forums

Developing an Evaluative Mindset

You can access materials and resources at the Term 3 Area Principal Forum site.

Education State School Leadership Conference

Leading Learning for Excellence
3 - 7 June

The 2019 Education State School Leadership Conference (ESSLC) involved a host of national and international speakers and more than 4500 Victorian school leaders sharing expertise and building skills over five days. 

Focused on inspiring strong instructional leadership, the conference explored the most effective ways to connect the latest research and resources to the work happening in schools and classrooms across the state.

You can access materials and resources, including speaker presentations where available, at the ESSLC site.

Term 1 Area Principal Forums

Build Instructional Leadership

Principals and school leaders worked collaboratively to deepen their knowledge of resources to support their Annual Implementation Plan school improvement goals.

You can access materials and resources at the Term 1 Area Principal Forum site.