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Upcoming events

READING RECOVERY INSERVICE COURSE 2019 (for new Reading Recovery teachers)

Professional Learning dates and details to be advised following registration

The  Reading Recovery In-Service Course is facilitated across a full school year, with teachers attending two full days of professional learning at the beginning of the year, followed by fortnightly 2.5-hour sessions for the remainder of the year. In addition to attending these professional learning sessions, participants are required to teach individual students in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis, i.e. five days per week. 

In order for teachers to be registered as a Reading Recovery teacher at the completion of the Reading Recovery Inservice Course, in the first year, a minimum time allocation of 0.4 (two hours per day) is required for the Reading Recovery teacher-in-training.  This time allocation allows for teachers to teach four individual students, in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis.

An alternative training model is available for schools who wish to train a Reading Recovery teacher across a two-year period.  In this model, in the first year, the Reading Recovery teacher attends all sessions in the Reading Recovery Inservice Course and teaches a minimum of two individual students in Reading Recovery, on a daily basis.  In the second year, the Reading Recovery teacher attends a minimum of six Ongoing Professional Learning sessions, and continues to teach a minimum of two children in Reading Recovery. The Reading Recovery teacher is registered as a Reading Recovery teacher at the completion of the second year.

Participation in the  Reading Recovery In-Service Course  is open to teachers, selected to train as a Reading Recovery teacher, by their school. Selected teachers will be highly effective teachers with the capacity to provide strategic, differentiated teaching, to support identified students in Year 1 to get underway with reading and writing.

Further information - contact Helen Bettes, Education Officer (Reading Recovery), Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting graduate and early career teachers - 2 day professional learning presented by Dan Petro - Behaviour Analyst

Two day event
Day 1 is 28 February 2019 and
Day 2 is 4 April 2019
9.30 am to 3.00 pm each day

When registering you are registering for BOTH days.  Please ensure that your school is aware that it is a two day Professional Development and supports your attendance on BOTH days.

Aimed at: 
Graduates and their mentor/s, early career teachers (1,2 or 3 years' experience) and teachers returning to work.

You will be provided with evidence-based practices that will support you as educators.  Desirable outcomes include the expansion of teacher's behavioural repertoires beyond what are often described as tricks or tools.

Areas covered:

  • The art of giving directions
  • Data based decision making
  • Safely handling crisis situations
  • Emotional survival for educators
  • Understanding and using reinforcement
  • Strengthening relationships with students
  • Implementing effective problem prevention practices
  • Teaching social skills and other interactional procedures
  • Understanding behavioural functions related to interventions
  • Coordinating a behavioural approach within a strong framework
  • Responding correctly when students to the right and wrong thing

Contact: your Pastoral Wellbeing Education Officer or Frances Browne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ph: 0400 505 464


Thursday, 28. February 2019 till Thursday, 04. April 2019 09:30 - 04:00
The Carrington, 505 Wyndham Street Shepparton
Child Safe Standards - WD Review Briefings 2019

Who should attend?   Western Deanery Principals and School Leaders

Tuesday 5 March - 1pm at St Joseph's PS Rochester

Tuesday 26 March - 1pm at St Monica's PS Kangaroo Flat

All Western Deanery schools will be undertaking a VRQA review of their compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

To assist you in preparing for this we are holding a briefing in each Cluster for school leaders; we recommend that Principal’s and any relevant school leaders be in attendance.

Contact for questions about the Child Safe Standards Review Briefings:

Frances Browne, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  M: 0400 515 464

Ashley Marsh, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  M: 0409 912 501

Festival of the Sacred Network Day - Western Deanery

Tuesday 2 April 2019

9:30am - 3:30pm

Bendigo CEO - De Campo Hall, 120 Hargreaves St

This professional learning day is designed to support Western Deanery teachers to participate in The Festival of the Sacred 2019. Each school is asked to send at least one representative though more are welcome. (see attached flyer)

Presenter: Kass McLeod, ASPA Education from the Australian School of Performing Arts

ASPA Education's dynamic instructors will introduce the content and resources for this year's Festival of the Sacred and present Performing Arts based activities and strategies for grade 5/6 students.

Enquiries: Claire Spinelli, CEO Education Officer - The Arts  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  mob. 0407 721 088



(CEPD) Christian Education for Personal Development Day - PRIMARY

Session 1:  Church Teaching, e.g. Amoris Laetitia, Catechism, Scripture

Session 2: Understanding the Sandhurst CEPD Framework

Session 3: In the Classroom

Wednesday, 24. April 2019 - 09:15 till 03:00
Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre, 121 Knight Street Shepparton (behind St Brendan's Church)
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