The AISNSW 2020 Symposium draws attention to the complex wellbeing needs of students, staff and parents within our schools. Increasingly, independent schools are the locus of community and this shift is placing new demands on Heads, and presenting new challenges for Boards in terms of how they best support their school’s leadership to manage the new dimensions and dynamics of school wellbeing. Professor Donna Cross from the University of Western Australia will share her current research on Australian principal wellbeing and the wellbeing of the wider school. Robert Fitzgerald AM, a commissioner on the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse, discusses what we have learnt from the Royal Commission three years on, and the implications for student wellbeing.
The 2020 Symposium introduces a new feature: five workshops will be conducted on the Not-for-Profit Guidelines, Fraud and Cyber Security, Privacy, Crises Management and Social Media. Each workshop will be repeated enabling delegates to select two sessions. A panel discussion follows looking towards how AISNSW might develop a program to support Heads in this key dimension of their work.