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Registrations now open

This year, for the first time in our 70-year history, we are working with the Department of Education to deliver a unique Queensland perspective on parent engagement in our state schools.

Throughout the conference we will be exploring the Queensland Department of Education Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Framework, and what this means for parents, teachers and principals in ensuring that every child has every chance for success. In addition, you will be able to choose from breakout sessions with engaging speakers tailored for P&C representatives or education staff.

As one of Australia’s leading parent advocacy and support groups, P&Cs Qld is pleased to be joined by many national education partners and statewide parent advocates, the Australian Council of State School Organisations and all of the state school Principals’ Associations.

P&C representatives attending the conference fits within the Constitutional function and powers of an Association. Attendance at the conference is considered a P&C expense and is able to be paid for from P&C funds. Remember that proposed expenditure of P&C funds must be put forward as a motion and passed at a duly constituted meeting of the P&C.

 

Click here 2-day program – subject to change

Important dates

Friday 22 June 2018
Expressions of interest for part-funded places close


Friday 29 June 2018
Earlybird registrations close


Friday 3 August 2018
Registrations close


Friday 10 August 2018
Cancellations made after this date will incur financial penalties

There are three types of registrations

Please click on the appropriate button for more information and to register.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

P&C REPRESENTATIVES

GENERAL REGISTRATIONS

Expression of Interest: Part-funded P&C Delegate (closed 22 June)

P&Cs Qld have part-funded a limited number of delegates representing the eight geographic Areas of P&Cs Qld. These places are now closed.

Part-funded delegate places have now closed. We received a record number of expressions of interest this year, and have been in touch with all successful and unsuccessful P&Cs representatives.

Among the things we considered when deciding whether an expression of interest was successful were:

  • whether your P&C had been funded to attend a past conference
  • whether your P&C had submitted more than one EOI
  • the number of P&Cs from your P&Cs Qld Area that applied.

We recommend that your P&C consider funding the cost of sending a representative to the conference. We will honour the early bird rates shown below for any P&C that was unsuccessful in the EOI process, until registrations close on 3 August.

Earlybird rates have been sent to unsuccessful applicants. 

 

Should you require more information, please contact madonna@pandcsqld.com.au

P&C Representatives (affiliate discount)

We welcome additional P&C representatives.

2-night registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on each day
  • conference satchel & information
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday evening Conference dinner
  • accommodation Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September, including breakfast (please select SHARED or SINGLE option).

2-day registration includes*:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on each day
  • conference satchel & information

1-day registration includes*:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on chosen day
  • conference satchel & information

Note:

Evening events are not included in day registrations. Tickets for the Friday welcome reception and/or Saturday evening Conference Dinner are available for separate purchase.

Please click below for more information and to register as a P&C delegate:

P&C representative (affiliate discount)

General registrations

For school principals/staff, interstate visitors, guests and other interested persons

2-day registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on each day
  • conference satchel & information

1-day registration includes:

  • entry to all conference sessions and meals on chosen day
  • conference satchel & information

Please Note

Evening events are not included in day registrations. Tickets for the Friday welcome reception and/or Saturday evening Conference Dinner are available for separate purchase.

Delegates may book their own accommodation at the Sofitel Hotel room only or room + breakfast, or we have negotiated special rates at a selection of nearby hotels.

Bookings at these venues are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Please click below for more information and to register:

General registrations

Other useful information

Payment information

Payment is NOT required at time of registration. A tax invoice will be emailed to you. Once you have received your invoice, payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit and credit card. Our office will contact registered attendees for payment via credit card.

Discounts

Bring a school team of three or more people (e.g. P&C member, Principal & teacher) to receive a 5% group discount on day registrations. Discounted rate will be applied on your invoice.

GST

All registration fees include 10% GST. ABN 90 286 258 263.

 

QCPCA AGM

The QCPCA AGM is held in conjunction with the State Conference. Under the QCPCA Constitution, each affiliated P&C is entitled to one vote only, but may send any number of observers. If you are attending the AGM as a representative of a P&C Association, you must have the endorsement of your P&C Association for voting purposes. Part-funded delegates are expected to attend the AGM.

Email Address

Your email address will be used to communicate with you during the conference and as part of the conference app. When registering, please provide an email address that you can access from your mobile device, if possible.

Accommodation

Accommodation is included with full registrations and hotel bookings will be made by the P&Cs Qld State Office. Delegates do not need to book directly with the hotel.

Travel

P&Cs Qld will co-ordinate travel for successful part-funded delegates only. Non-funded delegates are responsible for their own travel in all instances.

2018 conference highlights

Steve Francis has been principal of a number of schools, including a one-teacher school, a P-10 school, a large Brisbane metropolitan school and an international school in Hong Kong.

Steve is the author of four books including “First Semester CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOU!”, “Time Management For Teachers”, “A Great Life Live it Now!” and his latest book, co-written with Bruce Sullivan – “Attitude is Everything”.

Professor Chris Sarra is an internationally recognised Indigenous education specialist and the founder and Chairman of the Stronger Smarter Institute Limited. He is also the Director of his own Business and Leadership Consultancy, Strong Smart Solutions.

In 2016, Chris received the prestigious NAIDOC Person of the Year Award as recognition for ongoing efforts to positively change educational expectations of Indigenous children throughout Australia. His life’s work is reflected in his biography “Good Morning Mr Sarra: my life working for a stronger, smarter future for our children”.

Greg Gebhart is the Senior Trainer for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and one of Australia’s leading presenters. Greg has provided presentations to more than 500,000 participants at state, national and international events. He has a degree in Applied Science (Physical Education) and a Masters in Computer Education.

He has been recognised for his achievements and passion to help others many times, including being listed in the ‘Who’s Who’ list of people that have shaped Australia and the International Society for Technology in Education global achievement award.

Facilitator: Brian O’Neill, President, Qld State P-10/12 School Administrators’ Association
Host: Rebecca Levingston, 612 ABC Radio Brisbane

2017 State Conference photos

2017 Conference photos are available to view or download from Dropbox (no cost).

If you would like professionally printed copies of your favourite photos, they are now available for purchase thanks to our friends at www.advancedlife.com.au through their dedicated event and school photography portal.

To purchase prints, click on the link below, enter the code “E6F JQK BBA” and choose “Event Photos” from the menu.

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