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Programme

Watch this space the programme will evolve over the next few months.

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Optional : Batik- Full Day Workshop

Batik is a traditional textile technique. A Pattern is applied in hot wax onto a piece of cloth, usually cotton. When the cloth is later dyed, those parts which have been treated with wax will not take up the dye: when the wax is removed a pattern of white lines will be left.

In a village just north of Ubud, Bali, Widya offers batik instruction, personal or in a workshop format, to locals and visitors alike, materials are provided. 

Full Day Batik Workshops: (Offered pre and post-conference): Experience a day creating your a unique batik design and fabric.

 

 

"I have taken this workshop, and it is one of the most satisfying workshops I have done. The experience takes place in a traditional Bali family compound which in itself is a learning experience. My daughter and I ended the day with a unique piece of art which brings back happy memories of the time I took the risk and learnt a new craft in Bali."  Gillian

Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: $65.00
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Optional: Shopping for the classroom

Take a day and go shopping at Gianyar and Tegalalang.Tegallalang handicraft centre is famous for arts and crafts, located in the district of the same name just several kilometres north of the main Ubud hub. The Jalan Raya Tegallalang main road traverses 10.5km through this Bali heartland, and halfway you will find the famous scenic stopover on most day excursions to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani via Ubud. Although agriculture still remains the primary source of living among locals, the area and surrounding villages

 

also produce a large variety of curios. Tegallalang handicraft centre owes to the various cottage industries found here, which deal with the manufacture and worldwide exports of an assortment of handicrafts and furniture items. It is not an overstatement to say that perhaps the Tegallalang route may also have the longest row of art shops in the world, making a drive along the main route a colourful one indeed.
 

 

Read more at: http://www.bali-indonesia.com/ubud/tegallalang.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Delegates will leave for a day of shopping with lunch at a scenic location. (Lunch not included )

If you need goods shipped back home we hope to arrange shipping agents for you who with ship and fumigate goods if needed.

 

 

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: $25.00
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Open Classrooms and Registration

                                                                                                 

Visit the Alam Atelier learning environments, register and connect with other delegates.

Alam atelier is a unique conference venue. Spend some time strolling in the garden and relaxing before the evening program starts.

Duration: 2.75 hours
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome to the 2018 Gathering

Delegates will be welcomed by Gillian McAuliffe from Practical Wisdom and the Director of the International School of Multiple Intelligences Learning and Enrichment Indonesia.

Gillian McAuliffe

Bio Gillian McAuliffe Education Consultant and Mentor- Practical Wisdom Founder Bold Park... More

Neeltje Sutandjati

Neeltje Sutandjati discovered her passion for children in church ministry and went on to pursue... More

Duration: 15 mins
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gym

The Indonesian Reality

Each country is presented with particular challenges in their efforts to support families and children as they grow and develop. Dr Netti will discuss the enormous problems being encountered in Indonesia today.

Duration: 30 mins
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Gym

Engaging in Practical Wisdom in Leadership

Aristotle discussed 'Practical Wisdom' as deliberating well about how to live a good life. He considered Practical wisdom to be ‘a true and reasoned state of capacity to act on the things that are good or bad for man’.  Paying attention to the choices we make as Leaders in the capacity of school manager, classroom educator or child is an essential element in creating balance and harmony in the way we live our lives. Gillian will introduce the conference and the choices made in designing the experience.

Gillian McAuliffe

Bio Gillian McAuliffe Education Consultant and Mentor- Practical Wisdom Founder Bold Park... More

Duration: 45 mins
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Interactive Cultural Experience and Supper

 

Discover the sound of bamboo in an interactive introduction to Indonesian culture and music.

Followed by a traditional Indonesian celebration supper.

Duration: 1.75 hours
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Outdoor Space

Yoga in the Garden

Join our Yoga Instructor for a relaxing start to the day in the fabulous Alam Atelier Garden

Duration: 45 mins
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Gym

Leading with Heart and Soul

This keynote will share a values-based approach to leadership. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, Toni will share her wit, wisdom, and lessons learned from leading teams in early childhood education. In particular, Toni will discuss the values of courage, empathy, honesty, grace, creativity, joy, gratitude and respect.

 
 
Toni Christie

Christie is the Director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, NZ. She is... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gym

Mentoring Educators and Students in the Outdoor Classroom

Nature helps children come alive with motivation, curiosity and engaged learning, especially when supported by a mentor. It takes courage and trust for educators to break the mould and challenge current pedagogy. Daniel Burton and Trudi Bennett encourage educators to find the balance between connected, engaging student learning opportunities and meeting mandated curriculum policies set by government bodies. Addressing four common fears in establishing an outdoor classroom culture, Daniel and Trudi, highlight some possibilities and ideas for moving forward to provide rich outdoor learning experiences.

Daniel Burton

Daniel is a qualified primary school teacher, an education consultant and passionate nature... More

Trudi Bennet

Trudi grew up finding both solace and adventure in her backyard and local bushland. She studied... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dining Area

Morning Break

Duration: 30 mins
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Outdoor Space

S1 Hands-on Nature Play: Fairy Huts, Gnome Homes, Mandalas and More

Abstract to follow soon.It’s not just for kids: let’s get outside and play! Together we’ll explore local natural materials as we tap our creativity and connect to our inner child’s playful spirit. Sand, shells, grasses, bark and a whole lot more will inspire us to see the world again from a child’s perspective, invite us to build and create and imagine how we can bring these ideas and offerings to our own children back home.

Rusty Keeler

For over 25 years Rusty Keeler has worked around the world with school and community leaders to... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Primary Room

S1 Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox in an early childhood classroom.

Installing an Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox in an early childhood classroom offers children an abundance of play opportunities. Real-time visualisations that represent spatial information on the sands physical surface, can create an immersive and open-ended tool for learning. So how do young children use an AR sandbox for play and share their experiences?

Rhys presents a case study documenting 4 and 5-year-olds play with the AR Sandbox in a Reggio Emilia inspired classroom in Perth. The findings present the children’s four key uses of the AR Sandbox for play; exploratory play, games, representational play and small world play. The findings are presented as a series of vignettes, mosaicking together the children’s photographs, Rhys’ photographs, their shared discussions and observations. The children’s meaningful participation with the research creates rich documentation of their mathematical thinking during play.

Rhys George

Bio Rhys George is a media-arts specialist who holds a Bachelor of Education, Post-Graduate... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Infant Toddler Room

S1 The "MOCCA" Story

Robby- Shares over 30 years experience in the Early Childhood profession as both a New Zealand trained Kindergarten Teacher for the North Taranaki kindergarten Association. Moving to Canberra and gaining experience working in Canberra from the early 90’s as first a passionate eager to learn Preschool Teacher and of late an enthusiastic and proactively engaged Early Childhood Center Director.

Robby -details the “MOCCA “ story. The journey and fight for Community Based- not for profit “Manuka Occasional Childcare Association” to stay on Community land. Robby reflects, after Mocca’s fifty years plus of community service we believed we had the right to stay in South Canberra and deserved our place of belonging for both our children and families and our community.

Robby gives an oversight into the building of a wider community voice; it’s strengths and challenges.

And finally the wonderful celebration and continued journey at MOCCA.

Robby McGarvey

Robby McGarvey- It gives me great pleasure to share my family history and original place of... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kindergarten Room 1

S1 Visionary Leadership - Changing Culture - Leading with Love, Compassion and Kindness

Children's Rights in a care and education setting are reflected by the culture of the organisation. Respect for children and children rights is the critical pivot for changes in an Early Childhood education community. To be a visionary culture changer, understanding and advocating for children's voices to be heard and children's rights to be respected will resonate through the decision making to build and implement change in an unhealthy culture. The Child's Health and Wellbeing in a education setting can be determined by the health of the organisation and impacted by the culture of the community. It takes courage, strong resilience and a health vision based on principles and practices of love, compassion and kindness to build the capacity of respect and effect positive changes to the culture of the community.

 

Marion Briers

Marion Briers  experience in leadership in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nursery Room 2

S1 Leading a team and creating a family of learners

Teachers at Childspace value the importance of relationship-based care where there is a focus on one to one responsive interactions between children and their caregivers. Integral to this relationship and philosophy is a sound understanding of attachment theory, love, and respect in an infant and toddler setting. Jane will talk through the myriad dynamics involved in leading a team of dedicated and passionate teachers towards the shared vision of creating continuity of care and experience for young children. 

 

Jane Corrigan

Jane Corrigan is centre director of Ngaio Childspace in Wellington, New Zealand. She has an... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kindergarten Room 1

S1 Children as Stewards in their Community

Alam Atelier School is an institution founded on the belief that children learn best in a world full of wonder, awe, and joy.  They are constructors of their own learning and they learn best from and with their peers.  We are a community that values relationships - with each other, with our learning spaces, our environment, and with our immediate locality.  Time is an investment and it is not set by the clock.  Our teachers are co-researchers and collaborators in the children’s learning journey.

 

Since its conception, AAS valued the importance of learning with nature.  It is not a wonder that our students enjoy being outdoors and prefer to study nature.  The many days we spent observing the environment influenced the children’s interest.  It was not difficult to identify which projects were starting to take shape.

 

In our session, we will be sharing the provocations that encouraged and supported the children.  There were also various proposals made and they delved into several projects at once, eventually leading to the same end.   We will talk about how their lives in Bali eventually influenced the decisions they made.  Our area is like a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds, both international and local.  It played a part in the development of the children’s interests and in turn, it became the recipient of the results of their studies.

 

We will be talking about our own journey as a new school trying to educate our community about our own approaches.  Many of our teachers have taught in traditional classrooms and were transitioning to a child-led practice.  We will share our challenges with balancing content and integrated approach.  The educators in Reggio Emilia said that “teachers have to dare every day.”  And so, we did.  We will share our best practices which included intentional study sessions, reflective teaching, and community mapping, and how all these came into play as we supported the children.

The Leaf-Water Warriors was the name our first primary students gave themselves.  Their projects started with their love for the environment, which eventually led to various community activities.  David Sobel said it best: “What's important is that children have an opportunity to bond with the natural world, to learn to love it and feel comfortable in it, before being asked to heal its wounds.”  Today, the Leaf-Water Warrior has become a program that encourages students to experience nature through the lenses of the first batch of Warriors.  It follows the path of their projects and revisits the community in the same direction, ending in the same place they did - the beginnings of a sustainable practice.

Lycel Arboleda

Lycel Arboleda is the School Pedagogista for the ISMILE Family of Schools based in Indonesia.... More

Melanie Vega

Melanie Vega is a graduate of Bachelor of Education in Special Education at the University of... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Atelier

S1 Zentangle

                                                                                             

                                                                                      Join Certified Zentangle Teachers Gillian McAuliffe and Toni Christie to discover the Joy of Zentangle. 

Zentangle is a meditative drawing process which clams and restores mindfulness while creating magical art.

Anyone can engage in the  Zentangle process so come and reconnect with your creative side.

Gillian McAuliffe

Bio Gillian McAuliffe Education Consultant and Mentor- Practical Wisdom Founder Bold Park... More

Toni Christie

Christie is the Director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, NZ. She is... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

S2&3 Optional :Green School Tour Monday

Join us for a Jalan Jalan (Indonesian for ‘a walk’) around our beautiful bamboo campus. In addition to the famous architecture, you’ll learn about our sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student in this progressive and wall-less place of learning.

 
 
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $55.00
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

S2&3 Optional : Silver Jewellery Workshop

Silver Jewellery Workshop

This workshop will satisfy your curiosity about this traditional and addictive art of silver-smithing and give you the sense of accomplishment in creating a simple piece to take with you as a memory from your holiday. All of this in a fun day out socialising and enjoying our tropical surroundings.

Limited places

$65

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $95.00
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Kindergarten Room 1

S2 The Power of Creative Learning Corners

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. – Fred Rogers

Children experience fun and learning through play. Play is a natural activity that provides children with authentic opportunities to construct their knowledge about the world. Play enhances and promotes children’s whole development, including physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.

At Aptech International Preschool, we are inspired by the Reggio approach and hence the classroom spaces are revamped into enriching environment leading to a positive and nourishing experience for young learners. The set up stimulates the playful yet curious nature of learners as they manipulate the learning corners leading to brainstorming questions and further dive into inquiry

This session will further throw light on the power of creating stimulating, engaging environment which contributes in enhancing the holistic developments of children.

Shweta Arora

   Shweta Arora has done her post – graduation in Human Development from... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Nursery Room 2

S2 Working with and as a male in Early Childhood Education

Working as a male in Education and Care has had its challenges, being a male manager in Education and Care has defiantly had it challenges. I will share stories of my journey with you while interweaving my leadership tips. You will laugh a lot, some of it is sad as well, but I do promise you will not leave the room feeling unchallenged.

Noel Jensen

Noel Jensen has worked in the Children’s Services sector for 25 years and been a strong... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Outdoor Space

S2 Sensory Risk Taking: More than just the five senses

Multi-Sensory experiences are vital for healthy brain development. Nature provides positive sensory opportunities and creates memorable learning experiences. It engages creativity and problem solving, promotes relaxation and the development of a love for nature. We will discuss the science behind developing multi-sensory integration and facilitate activities
that challenge both children and adults. Experiential opportunities allow teachers to re etc on how to design lessons that incorporate sensory materials and experiences to enhance knowledge retention.

Daniel Burton

Daniel is a qualified primary school teacher, an education consultant and passionate nature... More

Duration: 2.5 hours
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Kindergarten Room 1

S2 Opening a New Early Learning Centre – Lessons Learned

A session that reflects on the lessons learned having opened more than 20 new early learning services in the last 24 months:

What worked for Centre Managers, Educators and Families?

What didn’t work for Centre Managers, Educators and Families?

The highs / The lows / The things we do differently now!

Nicki Garrett

Nicki Garrett has been the Head of Business Development at the Guardian Early Learning Group... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

S2&3 Optional : Pamper Yourself

Pamper yourself with a quality massage. Buses will transport you to your spa and return you to Alam Atelier or your accommodation relaxed and ready to enjoy your evening. If you choose this option, a variety of massage types will be offered at registration at the conference venue. $45

 

 

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: $45.00
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

S3 The Heart of Sustainability in Practise

The learning outcomes for the workshop include;

Leaders will have an understanding of the importance of sustainable practices and the

natural environment as part of early childhood education and care.

They will embed sustainability into the service policies, procedures and link these to Early

Years Learning Framework and My Time, Our Place Framework.

Leaders will support the children, educators, families and the wider community to develop

an understanding and respect for the Natural and Physical Environment; which therefore

supports children to connect with and contribute to their world.

They will be role-models and use strategies that enable children and other stakeholders of

the service to participate in a range of sustainable practices. The workshop will introduce

leaders to a variety of experiences (intentional teaching) and provocations (materials and

resources set-up) to extend on the children’s development and learning in regards to

Sustainable Practices.

Leaders will be asked to develop a sustainability management action plan for the service in

which they are employed, and implement this when they return to the service (National

Quality Framework: Quality Area 3 - Physical Environment QIP)

Finally,

Joanna Merton

With over 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood profession, Joanna Merton has... More

Duration: 1.5 hours
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atelier

S3 Gyotaku Japanese fish printing.

Gyotaku is a Japanese method of printmaking that traditionally utilizes fish, sea creatures or similar subjects as printing “plates” in its process. The literal translation of the word is “fish stone rubbing” and is believed to get its inspiration from Chinese stone rubbings of calligraphy, which gave rise to printing.

Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, was originally used to record and commemorate a fisherman’s catch. Prints were made using Sumi ink and Washi paper. It is rumored that Samurai would settle fishing competitions using Gyotaku prints. This original form of Gyotaku , as a recording method for fisherman , is still utilized today, and can bee seen hanging in tackle shops in Japan and Okinawa.

Melanie Vega

Melanie Vega is a graduate of Bachelor of Education in Special Education at the University of... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Infant Toddler Room

S3 Transitioning to reflective play based practise

Being a leader does not take so much of theories, letters and numbers. It only takes an honest heart that listens to the people.

At first, I thought I will struggle in leading a group of teachers because I am a medical doctor without any exposure in teaching. Given the opportunity to lead and teach, I discovered my happiness…my passion for teaching and learning. In a span of few years of leadership, I have learn many… still learning and still very much willing to learn…

Beepsie Mayuga

Beepsie Mayuga has taken a long and circuitous route – from being a copywriter in a PR... More

Femia Ong Saynes

My name is Femia Ong Saynes, I am a Medical Doctor with a Diploma in Special Education. ... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gym

S3 Balinese Dancing

                                                                                                                                             

 Balinese dance is beautiful and unique, and is closely connected to     religious rituals.

Dances are often performed at ceremonies, typically as part of dramas, and most involve the Balinese version of the Hindu Ramayana epic. Traditional Balinese dance forms are passed on to girls and boys at a very young age, and training is often rigorous and disciplined.

In this session, you will learn about and perform movements associated with a typical Balinese dance.

Duration: 1 hour
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Outdoor Space

Yoga in the Garden

Join our Yoga teacher and begin your day in the lush Alam Atelier Garden

Duration: 45 mins
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Nursery Room 2

Adventure Play and Natural Playscapes: Changing the Environment, Changing Ourselves

During this keynote presentation, dynamic speaker and internationally renowned playscape designer Rusty Keeler will share stories, photos, best practices, and lessons learned over his 25 years working with education leaders to design and transform natural play spaces all over the world. Exploring questions from practical strategies for enhancing schoolyards and playgrounds all the way through to our role as adults in supporting children’s creative, risky, adventurous, outdoor free play, Rusty will inspire us to deepen the playful connection with the natural world in ourselves and in the children around us.

Rusty Keeler

For over 25 years Rusty Keeler has worked around the world with school and community leaders to... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Primary Room

S4 Learning in Nature- An Early Childhood and Primary Perspective

Woodleigh School on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula has for a long time been regarded as a leader in contemporary education. Children have always been at the heart of all teaching and learning. The development of a nature based early childhood and primary school experiential program at Woodleigh School's Minimbah Campus was a challenging and rewarding experience for educators, parents and students.

Duration: 1 hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kindergarten Room 1

S4 Raising Leadership Teams in Early Childhood

Dr Jacqueline Chung

Jacqueline is the Senior Principal and Academic Director of St. James’ Church Kindergarten... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Nursery Room 1

S4 Strategic Planning – it’s for everyone to look backwards and think forwards.

Let’s make a difference for children with the strength and wisdom of the collective. Join Dee as she shares a simple framework that captures managers/directors and teachers/educators dreams for the future of early childhood education and explores how to turn them into reality. Planning for success!

Dee Finn

Hailing from beautiful West Cork, Dee Finn is the Principal at Childspace. Dee brings... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Gym

S4 The Joy of Gym

At Alam Atelier the children play in the gym at every available moment. Their skills are guided by trained educators. This session will share the experience of the children and educators in developing gym programs for young children and includes demonstrations and an opportunity for participants to play.

Duration: 50 mins
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Atelier

S4 ‘The Joy of Paper: Engineers at the art table’

Join teacher and designer Robin Christie (Dr Bob)for a hands-on workshop exploring the joy of paper in an ECE setting. From newspaper hats to instant puppets and pop-up constructions, this action-packed session will showcase many ways we can inspire children with this most humble medium.

Paper is everywhere in our learning spaces, a sustainable, reusable material that just keeps on giving. These projects will show respect to this universal resource while stimulating creativity, spatial awareness, and self-expression.

Robin Christie

Robin Christie is an early childhood teacher who designs and builds learning spaces for young... More

Duration: 1 hour
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Infant Toddler Room

S4 Rituals a Pathway to Self Regulation

Rituals provide a feast for the soul. This course will excite your senses by showing you practical ways you can turn your everyday routines into magical experiences for children. Meaningful centre rituals inspire children to willingly participate in the self-regulation process celebrating both a sense of social responsibility and a positive sense of self.

Toni Christie

Christie is the Director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, NZ. She is... More

Duration: 1 hour
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning Tea

Duration: 20 mins
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gym

Panel- Balancing practice and sustainability.

Creating innovative and sustainable schools requires a particular kind of risk taker. This panel will be moderated by Daniel Burton from Australia and Beepsie Mayuga from the Phillipines and Indonesia.The challenges encountered when attempting to balance financial and business reality with the rights of children, staff and families will be discussed by a panel of founding Directors who dared to be different.

Gillian McAuliffe

Bio Gillian McAuliffe Education Consultant and Mentor- Practical Wisdom Founder Bold Park... More

Neeltje Sutandjati

Neeltje Sutandjati discovered her passion for children in church ministry and went on to pursue... More

Toni Christie

Christie is the Director of the Childspace Early Childhood Institute in Wellington, NZ. She is... More

Rusty Keeler

For over 25 years Rusty Keeler has worked around the world with school and community leaders to... More

Dr Jacqueline Chung

Jacqueline is the Senior Principal and Academic Director of St. James’ Church Kindergarten... More

Daniel Burton

Daniel is a qualified primary school teacher, an education consultant and passionate nature... More

Beepsie Mayuga

Beepsie Mayuga has taken a long and circuitous route – from being a copywriter in a PR... More

Marion Briers

Marion Briers  experience in leadership in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector... More

Nicki Garrett

Nicki Garrett has been the Head of Business Development at the Guardian Early Learning Group... More

Duration: 1 hour
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

S5&6 Optional : Green School Tour Tuesday

'Join us for a Jalan Jalan (Indonesian for ‘a walk’) around our beautiful bamboo campus. In addition to the famous architecture, you’ll learn about our sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student in this progressive and wall-less place of learning.

 
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $50.00
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Kindergarten Room 1

S5 Empowered Leadership through Listening

Listening is essential to inspiring and leading others and connecting with children and to be able to transform children’s ideas and dreams into amazing learning opportunities for both the children, families, educators and community.

I will share with you stories from empowered, young, capable and resourceful children and how the pedagogy of listening transformed and inspired a very small, community based preschool. You will be inspired by stories of creativity, kindness, collaboration, nature, star gazing; sustainability, social justice and connecting to country and elders and embracing Aboriginal culture. These stories will nourish your soul and show that listening to your heart is an innovative way to build the capacity of your team.

Catherine Lee

Catherine is an early childhood teacher and is currently the Teaching Director of The Point... More

Duration: 1 hour
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Gym

S5 Get Physical

 

Join the Bas Gym instructors in the gym and try out the equipment, discuss possibilities.

Duration: 1 hour
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Gym

S5&6 Playing with Augmented Reality and Light and Shadow

Getting to know learning tools and researching possibilities is essential for a leader to support staff and children in their learning journies. Light and shadow provide a new way of exploring the world around you, come and discover with wonder and awe.

Daniel Burton

Daniel is a qualified primary school teacher, an education consultant and passionate nature... More

Rhys George

Bio Rhys George is a media-arts specialist who holds a Bachelor of Education, Post-Graduate... More

Duration: 2.5 hours
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

S5&6 Optional : Pamper Yourself

Pamper yourself with a quality massage. Buses will transport you to your spa and return you to Alam Atelier or your accommodation relaxed and ready to enjoy your evening. If you choose this option, a variety of massage types will be offered at registration at the conference venue.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: $45.00
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

S5&6 Optional : Shopping in Semniak

 

Need time to do some shopping? Vans will leave for the shopping area of Semniak so that you can look around and find what you need.

Cost $8

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $8.00
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Space

S5&6 The Power to Transform: Using tools to develop independence and resilience

The ability to build and create provides opportunities to develop confidence and independence. Developing an
“I can” attitude and saying “YES” to children encourages self-sufficiency and autonomy which translates to other areas of school and home life. This workshop empowers teachers to confidently use hand tools and other technical equipment in structured

and open-ended learning experiences to enhance student creativity and engagement. Practical skills are accompanied by development of risk management techniques and safe practices.

Trudi Bennet

Trudi grew up finding both solace and adventure in her backyard and local bushland. She studied... More

Duration: 2 hours
2:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Atelier

S6 The Art of Shibori

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing.The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." Although shibori is used to designate a particular group of resist-dyed textiles, the verb root of the word emphasises the action performed on cloth, the process of manipulating fabric. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting. Cloth shaped by these methods is secured in a number of ways, such as binding and knotting. It is the pliancy of a textile and its potential for creating a multitude of shape-resisted designs that the Japanese concept of shibori recognises and explores. The shibori family of techniques includes numerous resist processes practised throughout the world.

Lycel Arboleda

Lycel Arboleda is the School Pedagogista for the ISMILE Family of Schools based in Indonesia.... More

Duration: 1.33 hours
2:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Nursery Room 1

S6 Optional: Hindu Offerings

In Hinduism, mankind is responsible for maintaining the ‘energy balance’ of the universe. This responsibility is fulfilled every day with the ritualised offerings prepared for all the various aspects which God manifests. When Hindus offer their offerings and prayers, God’s universe is re-energised and continues it’s existence unaltered. To not fulfil this responsibility is to bring disaster down upon ourselves and our world. Over hundreds of years, the Balinese women who create the daily offerings have crafted numerous, elegant arrangements from the natural bounty of Bali’s forests and farms. Spend two hours with us while we introduce you to the craft and the cultural-bounty that is Balinese ‘canang’- daily offerings.

Duration: 1.33 hours
Cost: $30.00
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nursery Room 2

S6 Beauty in the Environment

My passion has been the importance of beauty in the environment for children in the Early Childhood setting. The environment should be inspirational and magical. The indoor and the outdoors should reflect beauty. 

I look forward to showing you visionary set ups using pre loved and re purposed equipment. The use of natural materials and permanent arrangements play a big part in my centre. 

 

Michelle Worthington

I am the owner of a purpose built centre Bambini in Regional NSW. Bambini came from a strong... More

Duration: 1 hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nursery Room 1

S6 Galas Nest

My journey into leadership is somewhat obscure in that it was never consciously thought of with intention. In the busy process of opening and running a child care centre 14 years ago it wasn’t something that crossed my mind. I recall the moment of realization when I recognized at that point in time that this was my business, the educators were my employees and if this was going to succeed it was up to me.

The journey began with a complement of 15 children, a business partner and some staff who worked for the former owners. Having run a family day care for 12 months and with a banking and finance background, I had no idea of the regulations, assessment and rating, child development, or anything to do with running a business, let along a child care centre.

I had a vision of what I had intended for the centre but the path it was to take was only identified as I commenced my study.

The journey has included trauma, joy, injustice, challenges; both controlled and uncontrolled, and successes along the way to reach the point where we are celebrating the achievement of 7 exceeding ratings in our latest Assessment and Rating process.

I hope the story of my journey as a leader will impart a little inspiration and wisdom your way.

Michelle Beakley

Michelle Beakley commenced her education and care journey in 2004 when she opened her long day... More

Duration: 1 hour
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM

La Laguna Celebration

Join all your new friends to watch the sunset over the ocean at 6pm before an evening of friendship and entertainment. Registration for the celebration includes all food and entertainment, but drinks will need to be purchased at the venue. 

Partners are welcome to join the celebration just purchase two registrations for the La Laguna Celebration.  

$60

Duration: 4.25 hours
Cost: $60.00
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Optional : Batik- Full Day Workshop

Batik is a traditional textile technique. A Pattern is applied in hot wax onto a piece of cloth, usually cotton. When the cloth is later dyed, those parts which have been treated with wax will not take up the dye: when the wax is removed a pattern of white lines will be left.

In a village just north of Ubud, Bali, Widya offers batik instruction, personal or in a workshop format, to locals and visitors alike, materials are provided. 

Full Day Batik Workshops: (Offered pre and post-conference): Experience a day creating your a unique batik design and fabric.

 

 

"I have taken this workshop, and it is one of the most satisfying workshops I have done. The experience takes place in a traditional Bali family compound which in itself is a learning experience. My daughter and I ended the day with a unique piece of art which brings back happy memories of the time I took the risk and learnt a new craft in Bali."  Gillian

Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: $65.00
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Optional: Shopping for the Classroom

Take a day and go shopping at Gianyar and Tegalalang.Tegallalang handicraft centre is famous for arts and crafts, located in the district of the same name just several kilometres north of the main Ubud hub. The Jalan Raya Tegallalang main road traverses 10.5km through this Bali heartland, and halfway you will find the famous scenic stopover on most day excursions to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani via Ubud. Although agriculture remains the primary source of living among locals, the area and surrounding villages also produce a large variety of curios. Tegallalang handicraft

 

centre owes to the various cottage industries found here, which deal with the manufacture and worldwide exports of an assortment of handicrafts and furniture items. It is not an overstatement to say that perhaps the Tegallalang route may also have the longest row of art shops in the world, making a drive along the main route a colourful one indeed.
 

 

Read more at: http://www.bali-indonesia.com/ubud/tegallalang.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Delegates will leave for a day of shopping with lunch at a scenic location. (Lunch not included )

If you need goods shipped back home we hope to arrange shipping agents for you who with ship and fumigate goods if needed.

Duration: 7 hours
Cost: $25.00
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional : Green School Wednesday

'Come join us for a Jalan Jalan (Indonesian for ‘a walk’) around our beautiful bamboo campus. In addition to the famous architecture, you’ll learn about our sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student in this progressive and wall-less place of learning.

 
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $50.00