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Welcome Teachers and Leaders

We invite you to join the Hills Grammar Learning Lounge Community - a place of Collaboration, Collegiality and Connection for practicing professionals. 

Hills Grammar is a NESA Endorsed PD Provider, across all APST Standards and career stages. Our themes this year include:

  • Get Creative!
  • Pedagogy and Practice
  • Supporting Our Students
  • Teacher Wellbeing
  • Career Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Stimulating Conversations
  • Hills Region Networks

Browse the selection of courses below (arranged by date) or download a PDF course listing.

Courses range from 1 hour to whole day events and are reasonably priced.

Attendees can also avail themselves of our packages, which include:

  • Early Bird - Make your selections for the year before 1 March, 2019 and receive a 20% discount off the total cost of your learning for the year. 
     

Learning Lounge 2019 courses

Find the Inner Artist - An Exploration of Skills that Will Inspire Creativity in Your Students

Presenter:
 Sharon Haworth - Visual Arts Teacher

Target Audience:
ECEC and Junior School Teachers 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
3 Sessions - 27 February, 20 March, 10 April
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Improving Your Personal Wellbeing

Presenter:
Kathryn Taylor

Target Audience:
ECEC – Year 12 teachers and Support Staff + Hills Region

The Learning:
 2 Sessions - 
Thursdays 28 February & 14 March
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Uncomfortableness isn’t Permanent: Managing change in a Busy School Environment

Presenter: 
Laura Piccardi – Founder & CEO Uppy

Target Audience: 
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers & Support Staff + Hills Region

The Learning: 
1 hour Session
Tuesday 2 April
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Hills Region Think Tank Network - Identification of Gifted Students

Presenter:
Deborah Wightley - Junior School High Potential Learning Leader

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 2 April
4.15 - 5.15pm

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New Stage 6 Syllabus Content - Mathematics Standard and Advanced

Presenter:
Mathematics Association of NSW (MANSW)

Target Audience:
Mathematics Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
3 Days - 11, 18 & 25 March
9.00 - 3.30pm

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Inclusion in the Mainstream World: Do "Strategies" Make Things Better or Worse?

Presenters:
Sarah Black - Head of learning Enrichment Centre
Megan Williams - School Psychologist ECEC

Target Audience:
ECEC - Yr 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Sessions - 28 March
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Contemporary Perspectives on Learning and Instruction in Spelling

Presenter:
Dr Tessa Daffern - Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

Target Audience:
Junior School Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Day - 5 April
9.00 - 3.30pm
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Maintaining Accreditation at Highly Accomplished Teacher Hills Network

Presenter:
Grace Larobina - Co-head of HSIE

Target Audience:
HAT Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 7 May
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Leading for Future-Focused Learning Network

Presenter:
Dr Chris Furner - Director of Staff Development

Target Audience:
School Principals, Executives, Leaders and Teachers

The Learning:
1 Session - 14 May
4.15 - 5.15pm
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EDMed - Accommodating for the Unique Learning Needs if Students with Chronic Illness

Presenter:
Natali Milovanovic - Ronald McDonald House

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers, Support Staff 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 8 May
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Chemistry Lectures for High School Science Teachers

Presenter:
Dr Jeanette Hurst

Target Audience:
Senior School Chemistry Teachers 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Day - 20 May
8.30am - 3.30pm

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Integrating ethnomathematics teaching into a multicultural classroom

Presenter:
Praneetha Singh - Head of Mathematics

Target Audience:
Senior School Mathematics Teachers 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 29 May
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Developing your Personal Brand

Presenter:
Liz Van Vliet - Being Indispensable

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 4 June
4.15 - 5.15pm

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How to Present Yourself Successfully in Written Applications

Presenter:
Kathryn Taylor

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers, Support Staff 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 6 June
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Professional Online Profiling

Presenter:
Kathryn Taylor

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers, Support Staff 
+ Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 27 June
4.15 - 5.15pm
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Building Geography Skills and Tools in Primary School

Presenter:
Grace Larobina - Co-head of HSIE

Target Audience:
Junior School Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 1 August
4.15 - 5.15pm

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'Sparking Student Creativity - Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving' by Patti Drapeau

Presenter:
Deborah Wightley - Junior School High Potential Learning Leader

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
3 Sessions - 8 August, 22 August, 12 September
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Applying for HAT and LEAD Accreditation

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 20 August
4.15 - 5.15pm

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Building Your Leadership as a Middle Leader

Presenter:
Dr Margaret Varady

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 23 October
4.15 - 5.45pm

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Mindfulness

Presenter:
Jodie Gien - Founder Mindful Future Project

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers, Support Staff + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Day - 28 October
8.30am - 3.30pm

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Shakespeare, Modernity and the New Stage 6 Syllabus

Presenter:
Justine Zarebski - Assistant Head of Department - English

Target Audience:
Senior School English Teachers + Hills Region       

The Learning:
1 Session - 30 October
4.15 - 5.45pm

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Thinking About Being a School Principal - What You Need to Consider

Presenter:
Dr Norman McCulla

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Executive Leaders, Teachers + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 5 November
4.15 - 5.45pm

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Resilience in the Rain

Presenter:
Barnaby Howarth - Hills Grammar Alumnus

Target Audience:
ECEC - Year 12 Teachers, Support Staff + Hills Region        

The Learning:
1 Session - 7 November
3.45 - 4.45pm

 

 

 
 

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