May 2016 Newsletter

From the President
Mr Brian O’Neill

Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter for the 2016. A great deal has been happening with SPERA and I am happy to highlight these activities in this edition.

Highlights featured in this Newsletter include the 31st National SPERA Conference which was held at Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus at Geelong in November 2015. A major highlight of SPERA’s activities for the year. Over recent months I have also represented SPERA at the Queensland ICPA Conference in Cloncurry and the Northern Territory Isolated Children’s Parents Association conference. Both organisation’s are important partners in the provision of pre-service scholarships.

This year’s National SPERA Conference will be combined with the International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE), hosted by CQUniversity Australia’s Ooralea Campus and supported by the University of Tasmania, the 2016 conference will bring together a range of national and international teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, pre-service teachers, community members and parents who are passionate about rural education.

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