Principals & Leaders SALT Gathering

Principals & Leaders SALT Gathering

Our Term 1 gathering of CSA QLD Principals and School Leaders for 2024 will be held at Freshwater Christian College to share, network, learn and pray together.

As you will see from the program, below, after sharing in staff devotions, our usual prayer and share time, and a quick walk around the campus, Matt Scott will lead a session on Strategic Planning. The regional & remote schools will have a discussion on recruitment into their schools, while the Brisbane/Moreton Bay/Sunshine Coast schools will share their approaches to graduation/awards nights. After lunch, we will have a collaborative session on Principal Wellbeing.


Important Event Information

For those travelling up early enough on the Thursday, I will drive anyone interested up to visit Jubilee Christian College in the afternoon (leaving Cairns by 12:00pm). There will be an opportunity for you to indicate your interest at registration.

On the Thursday evening, we will have a social dinner at a central Cairns venue. There will also be an opportunity for you to indicate your interest at registration whether you plan to attend the dinner.

This event is open to Principals and School Leaders from CSA member schools in Queensland.

Registration cost for the event is $45 per person (+GST) and includes morning tea, lunch and any session materials.

How to Register

To register for this event, simply click on the Register Now button and follow the prompts. You will need to answer 3 questions to proceed to the checkout:

  1. Indication of any Special Dietary Requirements;
  2. Interest in visiting Jubilee Christian College (see Event Information, in section above); and,
  3. Interest in attending a social dinner at a central Cairns venue (see Event Information, in section above).

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation your registration (please note this may also end up in your junk mailbox).

Registration for the event includes morning tea, lunch and any session materials.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

  • 8:00am - Staff devotions in church auditorium
  • 8:20am - Coffee & catch-up
  • 8:30am - Prayer & Share
  • 9:00am - School walk-through
  • 9:30am - What is in FNQ for schools
  • 9:45am - Teacher Recruitment
  • 10:30am - Morning Tea
  • 11:00am - Case Study: Strategic Planning with Matt Scott
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:15pm - International Tutoring Program
  • 1:30pm - Principal Wellbeing – what works for you
  • 3:00pm - What's happening in 2024
  • 3:30pm - Close of event

Please note this program is subject to change.


Matt Scott, Principal, Freshwater Christian College

Matt is an experienced Educational Leader both in Melbourne and Singapore. He has a passion for lifelong learning which has seen him acquire a Bachelor of Education from Melbourne University, a Masters of Education from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Psychology from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Education (IB, PYP). He has recently completed Mindfulness Based Strategic Awareness Training (MBSAT) at Singapore Management University and is completing his honours year in Organisational Psychology through Monash University. Matt’s ambition is to see all students flourish, through spiritual, academic and social/emotional learning. Personally, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He has a passion for travelling and living an active lifestyle. On weekends he can be found running, walking, swimming and playing sports with his children.

This event is facilitated by Andrew Taylor, Executive Officer, VIC/TAS.

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning,  for self-accreditation, will be made available to participants, via your member dashboard. The event will address the following AITSL standards and Christian Distinctive Focus areas: 

AITSL Professional Teacher and Leadership Standards:
»  6.2 Engage in Professional Learning and Improve Practice
»  6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
»  7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
»  Leading Improvement
»  Innovation & Change
»  Leading the Management of the School

Christian Distinctive Focus Areas:
»  7B Contributes to the development of distinctive Christian practice in the school, profession and wider community

Want to learn more about the CSA Christian Distinctive Focus areas? Click here.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 7 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself. A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to any reasons out of the organisers control.

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

This event is hosted by:

Friday, 01 March 2024
8am - 3:30pm AEST
$45+GST, per person
Freshwater Christian College
369 Brinsmead Rd
Brinsmead 4870
6 CPD Hours
Members only event
RSVP by 16-February-2024

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