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Education State Principals' Conference

  • Audience
    Principal class
    System leader
  • Event date
  • Location
    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Duration
    2 days
  • Mode
    Blended
  • Cost
    $100 excl. GST

Lead, Empower and Thrive 

The Education State Principals' Conference 2021 is an opportunity for Victorian government school principals to come together to share knowledge and celebrate their profession. 

The conference program is design around 3 key themes: 

  • wellbeing and engagement: building resilient, healthy and confident young people.  
  • learning and excellence: deepening understanding of effective assessment and differentiation of student learning.  
  • connection and community: expanding connections to engage families and carers, the community and other schools to support learning.

For more information visit the conference registration site.

The conference is subject to a COVIDSafe Plan that limits on-site attendance numbers. This means only principals will be able to attend in person. Assistant principals and other members of the school leadership team can attend sessions virtually. 

Fees and financial support

Registration fee: $100 excl. GST

Conference dinner: $50 excl. GST

Note: there is no cost for online participants.

Principals of small schools (enrolments of 100 students or less) and schools 100km or more from the Melbourne CBD are eligible to receive 3 days CRT to assist with the costs of attending.  

There is no subsidy to covers costs such as accommodation, travel and parking. 

You will have the opportunity to hear from leading educators including:

  • John Hattie, Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Board
  • Kristen Douglas, Head of Headspace in Schools
  • Bronwyn Ryrie Jones, Teacher educator, University of Melbourne, and Instructional Coach
  • Professor Helen Cahill, Director, Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

In exploring conference themes, each speaker will link their importance to leadership and learning and discuss the reality of implementing them in our schools.

For more information visit the conference registration site.

Carolyn Mccabe 
Senior Project Officer 
03 7022 0705  
Carolyn.mccabe@education.vic.gov.au