The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education & Boarding Conferences 2019:

Creating a Community of Empowerment


Education Conference - Thursday, 8 August 2019

The annual AISNSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference draws educators from across the country to further their understandings of empowering education for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and communities through the engagement of leading researchers and practitioners. 

With 2019 being the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, this year’s conference will focus on empowering school leaders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and community by engaging in Aboriginal languages and cultures.

Please note: you must register separately for each event.

Boarding Conference - Friday, 9 August 2019

The AISNSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Boarding Conference is focusing on supporting leaders, teachers and support staff in boarding schools 7-12 to further understand the importance of providing culturally responsive and community connected structures for students. 

This stand-alone event will provide participants with research-based support structures for students transitioning into boarding through to Year 12 completion. Workshops will include developing reciprocal home/school relationships, social and emotional wellbeing, personalised learning and aspiration strategies and supporting students through micro and macro transitions.

Please note: you must register separately for each event.

Education Conference Keynote Presenter: Jack Wilson - The Deadly Ninja

Jack is a proud Kalkadoon man from North West Queensland. His vision is to inspire, educate & encourage Indigenous & Non-Indigenous people all around the world to achieve their goals and believe anything is possible. He wants to be a motivator in all aspects of life, teaching what he has learnt in his own life to help people achieve their goals and desires.

Education Conference Keynote: First Languages Australia

From training through to employment, First Languages Australia is working with policy makers and educators to help overcome the issues facing those involved with the teaching and learning of first languages.