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ASEPA CONFERENCE 2018 - Call for ABSTRACTS closes in 2 weeks

With only two weeks to go until the close of the Call for Abstracts for the 2018 ASEPA National Conference, time is running out to submit your presentation and be a part of the Conference program. Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the celebrations acknowledging the 20th anniversary of the establishment of ASEPA.

The 2018 ASEPA National Conference will be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, from the 16th - 18th May, 2018. Join us in South Australia as a concurrent presenter by submitting an abstract that addresses the Conference theme:

'Turning Tides, Inspiring Minds'

Types of Submissions

The Conference Organising Committee aims to create a Conference program with a mix of the following presentation types:

Workshops (45 mins)

Conference Posters

Conference Streams

The Conference Organising Committee is seeking submissions relating to the following Conference streams:


Focusing on contemporary pedagogical practices


Focusing on the role of the leader in supporting and directing the school


Focusing on engagement of staff as learners in the school setting

Call for Abstract Guidelines & Submission

For more information about the Call for Conference Abstracts, please download the 'Call for Abstracts Guideline' document by clicking here.

Authors must set up an online submission portal login and will be able to save draft versions of their abstract/s prior to the close date.

All submissions must be completed by no later than Friday, 29th September, 2017

Please ensure you have downloaded and reviewed the Call for Conference Abstracts guidelines provided above, prior to starting your submission.

To start your submission, please click here.

Submissions - Review to Achieve Educational Excellence

The public submission process for the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (the Review) is now open and will close at 5 pm AEDST on 13 October 2017.

The Review panel, led by Mr David Gonski AC, will examine the evidence base and provide advice on the most effective and efficient use of funding to improve school performance and student achievement and prepare Australia’s young people for a lifetime of opportunity in a rapidly changing world.

An issues paper has been prepared and contains questions to stimulate ideas about how educational outcomes can be improved for all students, including disadvantaged and vulnerable students and academically advanced students.  To view the issues paper, lodge your submission, and for more information on the Review, please visit the website at:


Merrilee Wright WAESPAA President, The Hon Sue Ellery WA Education Minister, and Lorraine Hodgson ASEPA President at the WAESPAA Showcase.

ASEPA Board and Management Committee Meeting

The Board and Management Committee of ASEPA met at a face to face meeting in Melbourne on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 August. 

The Board worked on setting the strategic guidance for the company with consultation with the Management Committee leading to the development of draft actions and draft strategic plan for ASEPA 2018-2020.

More information will be provided shortly.

International Confederation of Principals (ICP) Conference

Brain Waves of Change 2017 

Education needs to be RE-IMAGINED.  21st century school leaders must possess four essential skills. They must be able to problem solve and make decisions. The ability to stay cool under pressure will determine their capacity to cope. Collaboration, co-operations and networking is a necessity and they have to be masters of facilitating change.

Neuroscience is changing the way we understand how the brain learns and retains data.  Empathy rich learning environments are creating a space where every student can become a change maker. And change is badly needed in our world.

Cape Town is calling

If any country has experienced change – it is South Africa. Our story, our history is one of struggle, hardship, effort, failure, change and success.  It is a country of inhabitants with GRIT, passion and perseverance for long term goals – this is lived out daily by many in our country. Today we are learning that the brain is malleable. It too can change. Experts continue to teach that the environment of the school building – those non-cognitive factors – contribute to 75% of our success as adults. We have invited world-class speakers to create some winds of change. Together we will explore the latest research regarding how the brain learns using our senses. We will discover that without PLAY we will never develop CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION.  We will explore MINDSETS and what makes people GRITTY.  But most of all, we will put our minds together and share best practice on how to balance, stand up and surf these new waves of change. No matter what your role in education, there’s a wave for you to catch at this conference.

ACER Research Conference 2017

Research Conference 2017

Leadership for Improving Learning: Insights from research

27-29 August, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


We are delighted to announce the 2017 Western Australian Education Support Principal and Administrators’ Association Conference, High Care Leadership which will be held from Thursday, 24th August to Friday 25th August, 2017. This Conference is our premier professional learning event for 2017 and will include presentations from local and national experts.

National Board and Executive Council Meeting

The Board of ASEPA will meet face to face on August 21 and the Board and Executive Council will meet face to face in Melbourne on August 22.

SEPLA NSW Conference 2017

The theme for the 2017 Conference was It’s Time - Leadership, Innovation, Equity, Support. There were fantasic presenters and inspirational sessions led by Education Changemakers. Lorraine Hogson presented as ASEPA President.