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The VPA provides a range of professional development programs for principals, assistant principals and aspiring school leaders each term. Programs are designed to meet the needs of members, and are run by the Association.




Term 2 2019


School Tour - Robotics


The VPA is offering a halfday tour for participants to visit Glendal Primary School in Glen Waverley to hear from the Principal, Deborah Grossek, and other staff about their whole school Robotics Program.

Date: Friday 14 June 2019
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Glendal Primary School, 55 Nottingham St, Glen Waverley

Click here to learn more and download the registration form.

Tough Conversations

Tough Conversations is a one day professional learning workshop – Holding students, parents & staff accountable for bad behaviour & breached expectations.

Lesson Framework:
  • Why people overreact.
  • Self-control factors in adults and young people.
  • How ‘frustration tolerance’ develops in people.
  • What to tolerate: how to sort what you let go and what needs your attention.
  • What people will do if you challenge them.
  • A step-by-step process to address a problem.
  • How to tame tigers: effectively dealing with offensive behaviour
Date: Thursday 20 June
Time: 9.15 am to 3.00 pm
Venue: VPA Office, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

Click here for the flyer and to register.

Neuro-developmental Differentiation: Unlocking student potential

This session with well-known Clinical Psychologist, Andrew Fuller, takes the research on positive education and resilience back into classrooms. Neuro-developmental differentiation (NDD) differentiates according to what is strong, rather than what is wrong, to build learning strengths and excellence for all students.

Topics covered will include developing

  • motivation and pleasure in learning
  • spatial reasoning
  • number smarts
  • thinking and logic
  • perceptual and motor co-ordination
  • concentration and memory
  • people skills
  • planning and sequencing
  • confidence and the resilient mindset for success

Date: Friday 14 June
Time: 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
Venue: VPA Office, 13-21 Vale Street, North Melbourne

Click here for the flyer and to register.


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