2018 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum

A National Perspective

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 Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. Monday 20 August 2018.

The ISCA & AHISA Education Forum was established in 2010 in recognition of the important role national education policies and other national demographic, social and economic trends play in the strategic planning of Independent schools.

The Forum is an opportunity for Chairs and members of Independent school boards, for principals and other independent sector representatives to gather in Canberra and hear from politicians, analysts and thought leaders on national issues that affect schools. The Forum is also an opportunity for school governors, principals and sector leaders to listen to and learn from each other.

The 2018 Education Forum is the fourth jointly hosted by ISCA & AHISA.

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Forum Program – Hyatt Hotel Canberra

7:30am Arrival tea and coffee
9:15am Official welcome and Forum opening
Mr Steven Bowers
Independent Schools Council of Australia
9:30am The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition,
Shadow Minister for Education and Training,
Australian Labor Party
10:00am Awaiting speaker confirmation
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am David Gonski AC
12:00pm Senator Sarah Hanson-Young
Senator for South Australia
Australian Greens
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Trevor Young
Communications Strategist and adviser
2:15pm Social Media Panel 
Briony Scott, Principal, Wenona School NSW
Karen Spiller, Principal, John Paul College QLD
Simon Gipson, CEO The Song Room VIC
2:45pm Lisa Rodgers
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
3:30pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the opposition
Australian Labor Party
4:30pm Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Senator for South Australia,
Minister for Education & Training
Liberal Party of Australia
5:00pm Closing comments
Dr Mark Merry
National Chair
Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia

Evening Program – National Gallery of Australia

7:00pm Pre-dinner drinks
7:45pm Forum Dinner, Gandel Hall
Dinner Speaker
Richard Gerver
10:00pm Evening concludes



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