Second Annual Schools Law and Regulation Conference
Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April 2017
Intercontinental the Rialto Hotel, Melbourne
Private school administrators and their advisors face a raft of legal and regulatory issues. The stakes have never been higher. This conference examines these challenging and robust issues, including teacher dismissal, gender dysphoria, bullying and financial governance.
Thursday 27 April 2017
Day 1 Chair: Libby Klein, Principal, Social Impact Legal, Melbourne
School Liability and Managing Risk
Opening Address: The Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission: Its Role in the Regulation of Schools - David Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Charity Services, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Lessons From The Royal Commission: What You Should Be Doing Now - Skye Rose, Principal, Moores, Box Hill, Vic
OHS in Schools: School Camps, Excursions and Recreational Activities - David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney
School Liability for Bullying - Nathan Croot, Senior Associate, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney
Enrolment and Employment Issues
Investing in Indigenous Students: Opportunities and Benefits - to be advised
Legal Aspects of Enrolling International Students - Amanda Ryding, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, Sydney
Dismissing Staff as a Result of Poor Behaviour - Sarah Rey, Partner, Justitia, Melbourne
Friday 28 April 2017
Social and Ethical Issues
Schools and Dealing with Gender Dysphoria: a Best Practice Primer - William Leonard, Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), College of Science, Health and Engineering, Latrobe University, Melbourne
Social Media: Better the Devil You Know - Leneen Forde, Principal, Norton Gledhill, Melbourne
Meeting the Challenges Facing Religious Schools - Jacquie Seeman, Partner, Thomson Geer, Sydney
Governance and Finance
Running a Building Program: Construction Law Issues - Hugh Watson, Principal, Moores, Box Hill, Vic.
Building Funds, Scholarships, Fundraising and Staff: Taxation Concerns in Schools - Mark Fowler, Director, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane
Financial Governance in Schools - John Somerset, Director, Somerset Education, Brisbane
Feedback from the 1st annual conference:
This was one of the best conferences I have been to. The venue was perfect, food was absolutely amazing and the staff were excellent. Every presenter was relevant and engaging. The provision of the folders was fantastic as was lanyard rather than a sticky label. Well done to all.
Even with speakers who covered areas where I had high knowledge, these were still great take-outs and something to learn from every session.
A huge amount of valuable information.
Relevant topics, venue, organisation. Thankyou - thoroughly enjoyed the conference.
Thankyou for a very valuable and useful conference that was highly relevant to school administrators - Principals etc. Thankyou for copies of the papers and powerpoints very helpful and extremely well organised folders - a rarity these days.
Excellent quality of speakers and content. Very good alignment and sequencing of sessions. Excellently practical yet based on legislative and evidence base.
The coverage of topics and information was very thorough and very relevant. The selection of the panel of speakers as important and selection was done very well, great presenters and workshops, a great conference, very worthwhile!
Early bird registration offer
If you register and pay by 28 February 2017 you will save $275 off the full price registration fee of $1980 – paying only $1705.