Catholic School Parents WA are very happy to announce that we will be welcoming Andrew Fuller to Perth, as our keynote speaker for the Conference celebrating our 70th Anniversary on Saturday 8th June. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Communication for Connection’ and will look at the vital role that good and positive communication plays in our Catholic school communities. Connecting with others is one of the ways that we can enhance our wellbeing and that of others. So how do we do it?
Andrew has recently been described as in ‘interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton and Fraser Crane’ and as someone who puts the heart back into psychology. He is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist who works with many schools and communities in Australia and internationally, specialising in the wellbeing of young people and their families.
Andrew is also a good friend of our national body, Catholic School Parents Australia (CSPA), with whom he has recently collaborated on the development of a suite of resources aimed at increasing the capacity of both parents and teachers in the area of parent engagement in learning and wellbeing.
Stay tuned as we announce the rest of our speakers in the coming weeks.
We are happy to announce that our application for a Lotterywest grant which will assist parents from our regional and remote schools to travel to Perth to attend the dinner and conference has been approved. We will be utilising Aloft Perth for accommodation on the Friday and Saturday nights. We will start contacting schools who qualify for the grant when we return to the office in term 1.
We are very keen to assist parents from regional and remote areas of our state to attend the conference and therefore access quality speakers in addition to having the opportunity to network with parents from other schools and regions. As a result of being at the conference in person they also have the opportunity to have more authentic input into conversations and panel discussions, and importantly bring an additional perspective that parents from the metro region cannot.
The Catholic School Parents WA 70th Anniversary Dinner and Conference will be held on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June 2024.
The Conference dinner will include the CSPWA Awards of Excellence in Building Positive School Communities and nominations will open for the five categories of Parent, Parent Group, Principal, Parish and Agnes Weymouth Award in Term 1, 2024. The dinner will be held in the Aloft Rooftop Ballroom; 27 Rowe Avenue, The Springs, Rivervale.
The Conference on Saturday 8th June will be held at Ursula Frayne Catholic College in Victoria Park on Saturday the 8th June with access via the basketball courts on Teague Street. The theme of the conference this year is ‘Communication for Connection’, and will focus on how we can all utilise good communication skills in schools to build connections that lead to positive and vibrant communities. The conference will provide speakers who will inspire and encourage parents and emphasise the importance of a collaborative partnership between the student, parent and school.
Please keep an eye on this page for conference updates. Once we have confirmed speakers, we will add the information to this page.