Sydney Catholic Schools
Architects of Change Defining Educational Excellence. 8 November, Sydney. Register now.
Architects of Change Defining Educational Excellence. 8 November, Sydney. Register now.

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8.00 – 8.45 am – ARRIVAL

Registration and Networking

9.00 am – SESSION 1

Welcome – Leigh Sales
Keynote Address – The Hon Chris Minns MP
Keynote Address – Dr Jordan Nguyen

10.15 am – MORNING TEA

Networking and refreshment break

10.45 am – SESSION 2

Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Frost
Communicating Change
In this session, Dr Jacqueline Frost will use our journey through an organisational transformation to unpack the framework which changed Sydney Catholic Schools’ approach to ‘system’ and the power of driving strategy through contemporary engagement.

Panel Discussion
Change & Engagement
Peter Lewis, Lucy Carroll, Katrina Brangwin

11.45 am – LUNCH

Networking and refreshment break

12.45 pm – SESSION 3

Speaker: Kevin Carragher
Metrics that Matter
In this session, Kevin Carragher will discuss how we are structuring our expertise and expectations for academic achievement. From scaled approaches to practice, teaching and leadership and the analysis of high stakes testing to the commitment to excellence in the delivery of strong literacy and numeracy foundations.

Panel Discussion
Defining Academic Excellence an Approach to Teaching and Learning
Mark Tannock, Dr Janet Dutton, Ross Fox

Speaker: Damien Kerr
73,000 Sport Stars
Sport at Sydney Catholic Schools is elevating excellence and unlocking potential. In this session, Damien Kerr will explain how an entire system of sport is being transformed to provide access, equity and opportunity for each and every child.

Panel Discussion
Sport and Contemporary Education 

Louise Sauvage, Morgan Turinui, Anna Turnbull


Networking and refreshment break

3.00 pm – SESSION 4

Speaker: Tony Farley
Symphony for a System
Artistic excellence is determined by its ability to evoke and inspire, transcending barriers and speaking directly to the soul. In this session, Tony Farley will show how SCS created a world first music program that provides orchestral instrument tuition to every student from Year 3 – Year 8 throughout the system.

Panel Discussion
Amadeus – Music Education, Equality and Access at Scale
Patrick Nolan, Danielle Fuller, Mia Patoulios

4.10 – 5.30pm – POST-FORUM

Networking Drinks and Canapes

*Times, speakers and panellists are subject to change.

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About Sydney Catholic Schools

Sydney Catholic Schools provides almost 73,000 students with an accessible high-quality, affordable education in 147 primary and secondary schools across Sydney.

As places of educational excellence, Sydney Catholic Schools embrace every child’s natural talents and strengths through diverse learning opportunities
to grow as individuals.

Our mission at Sydney Catholic Schools is to know and love Christ through learning. With this at our heart, our schools are nurturing and caring places where every single child is valued and accepted.

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