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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Toowoomba Diocese hosts QCPPA for the first time

Cr Geoff McDonald; Member for Toowoomba South, David Janetski; Dr Patrick Coughlan, Executive Director Toowoomba Catholic Schools; Member for Toowoomba North, Trevor Watts, Mrs Donaugh Shirley, Mrs Donna Muir, Dr John McVeigh, Member for Groom; Mr Chris Golightly, Mayor Paul Antonio at the QCPPC

Spring into Leadership: Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Conference provides an opportunity for regeneration and growth

Over 80 delegates will met in Toowoomba, 7-9 September at the Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association Conference to come together to rejuvenate, re-connect and to further advance Catholic education in Queensland (QCPPA).

The Spring in to Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for principals to gain new skills, learn about innovative programs, and connect with subject experts in an engaging and relevant programs. Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Janelle Wills, Director of Marzano Institute Australia and the lead training associate for High Reliability Schools
  • Dr Sue Langley, researcher and leading advisor on the practical workplace applications of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology
  • Brendan Spillane, acclaimed Australian educator, speaker and coach and works in a coaching capacity for senior leaders
  • Katherine Mair, owner of M.A.D. Yoga and works with Mind Matters Yoga.

The panel sessions will tackle the topics of ‘Maximise Learning, Minimise Risk’; ‘Cultural Acumen: leading a team of leaders’; ‘Leading Teams that work’ and ‘School based yoga and mindfulness Interventions: Strengthening the wellbeing of the whole child – physically, mentally and spiritually’.

Max Martin, President of the Queensland Catholic Primary Principals Association, said: “We are excited as leaders of complex environments to hear from our key note speakers who are all experts in the field. Continual education, change, mindfulness and their practical application are all important elements in ensuring our Catholic schools continue to be leading places of learning.”

 “QCPPA would like to thank the Toowoomba Chapter for hosting the event, all the Conference supporters including Principal Conference Partner Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools and of course all the delegates for without them we couldn’t hold such a great event,” Max Martin said.