Host or Visit Us

Either visit us or have a SAIL member visit you in order to facilitate learning or present a keynote address.

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Research Articles

Research and reflection articles produced by the SAIL team as well as St Andrew's staff.

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Seminars

Run by teachers and/or students for the benefit of St Andrew's and the wider community.

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Testing and Training in CQ

Enhancing intercultural capabilities so that we are better prepared for today’s highly diverse world.

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SAIL has an experienced team of staff who would love to engage with you in a variety of ways.

 

Host Us

SAIL Directors and/or Associates would love visit your school to consult or run professional development for large or small teams. This can be a more cost effective way of connecting with SAIL, especially if you wish to impact a large number of the educators in your organisation.

The visits can be for an afternoon staff PD session, a whole day workshop or even a parent information night.

Topics

Contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Sample topics include:

  • Blended Learning
  • Flipped Learning
  • Use of Canvas LMS
  • Creating a strong school culture
  • Transforming Service Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Future focused Art 
  • Why schools need to prepare for the future job market
  • The digital libraries of the future
  • Assessing and training students in Cultural Intelligence

Cost

Contact us for a accurate quote. Approximate cost can be calculated by adding the cost of air fares (if required), accommodation (if required) and $500 per SAIL member per day.

One of our SAIL Directors, Tim Barrett presenting to the Staff of Shellharbor Anglican College at their mid year in-service.

 

Visit Us

 

SAIL loves to connect and collaborate with educators both locally and from around the globe. We invite you to visit us on the Sunshine Coast so that we can connect and find areas of common interest.

There are a few different ways that you can connect with us.

TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators, in order to share ideas and experiences. The focus is on sharing ideas through short presentations (typically 2, 5 or 7 minutes long) with teachers attending as a participant or a presenter. TeachMeets are often based on a specific theme, for example technology use, tools for informal assessment or differentiation. SAIL runs regular TeachMeets for its SAIL Associates, St Andrew's staff and local educators.

The Snapshot Visit is a way of connecting with SAIL over a coffee and tour of our award winning Learning Hub. There will be time to find points of connection as we listen to each others stories. This is a great way to ‘check us out’ and a stepping-stone to see if there is any potential to collaborate further in the future. These visits usually take between 1 hour and come with no cost.

The Workshop is designed to transform, gain insight or up-skill a specific team or area of your school. Like all productive meetings, we start with a barista coffee and then undertake a brief tour of the College. We then provide a specially designed ‘think lab’ where the SAIL team will facilitate a tailored day of inspiration and exploration using such tools as the design thinking process from the Stanford D. School.  Besides gaining knowledge and ideas, we believe that a purposeful visit together is a valuable way to lift morale and grow the relationships between the staff in your team.

Workshop Cost

Contact us for a accurate quote. Approximate costs are:

  • $500 per group of 1-3 per half day including barista coffee and morning or afternoon tea
  • $700 per group of 1-6 per half day including barista coffee and morning or afternoon tea 
  • $900 per group of 1-3 per day including barista coffee, morning tea and lunch
  • $1200 per group of 1-6 per day including barista coffee, morning tea and lunch 

 It is worth noting that SAIL is open to mutually beneficial arrangements where a hosting is offered at no charge if there is a reciprocal opportunity available.

Please note: These visits are for educators. If you are a parent interested in enrolling your child at St Andrew’s then please visit www.saac.qld.edu.au and request a parent tour.


Research Articles

Wellbeing - Seperation Anxiety Part 1 of 4

Research article prepared by Dr Jasmine Green.

Published Feb 2019

Separation Anxiety – Working Through the Tears and Fears. 

Part 1 of 4


SAIL Provocation 2 18 - Art and Science

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published May 2018

Dr Bonar provides some questions in an attempt to get us to ponder our own ‘art’ and ‘science’ — how we efficaciously deliver the ‘steps’ in our teaching, and how we ‘paint’ them with our own brush. The questions are fundamental ones in that they should be able to be asked of any pedagogy or educational approach. 

Growing Greener

Research article prepared by Dr Cade Bonar.

Published April 2018

A research article by SAIL Research Associate, Dr Cade Bonar, which offers a personal account that speaks to the value of reflection upon his own practice. In essence, it reveals that the more he comes to know, the more he realises he doesn't know!

Global Insight - Japan 2017

Research article prepared by Jonathan Harding.

Published October 2017

In September of 2017, Mr Jonathan Harding spent 3 weeks in Japan as part of a reciprocal teacher exchange with our partner school, Kindai High. These are his insights and reflections.

What Kind of Mind do We Need?

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published Nov 2017

This provocation article examines Howard Gardner's work 5 Minds for the Future (2008). In this work, he concerns himself with the five kinds of mind he proposes people will need if they are to thrive in an ever-changing world, both personally and in terms of a greater societal good.

Congratulations, You are a Researcher

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

This article examines the position that all good teachers are researchers and puts forth different research activities that we do, can and could engage with.

The Future Of Jobs

Research article prepared by The World Economic Forum.

Published 2016

This paper examines how the major drivers of transformation will have a significant impact on jobs.

Asking the Right Questions

Research article prepared by Dr. Cade Bonar, SAIL Research Associate.

Published 2017

The intention of this article was to establish the conditions for asking good research questions. Much of it goes beyond our day-to-day questioning and reflective practice, but this is often where our bigger, nagging questions start.

Seminars

SAIL seminars are run by either SAIL staff, teachers, visiting presenters or St Andrew's students. The are designed to equip the hearer with not only knowledge but practical advice on how to implement what they have learnt.

Seminar topics include aspects of positive education, parenting, innovation in education, mental health, technology and even student research.

Some of the recent SAIL seminar presentations include:

  • "Building Resilient Children" - Dr Racheal Sharman
  • "Youth Mental First Aid Course" - Suicide Programs Team
  • "Preparing for the World of Tomorrow" - SAIL Team
  • "Learning Sprints" - Dr Simon Breakspear
  • Connecting Conversations Seminar with Dr Mike Nagel
  • Connecting Conversations - Steven Window on Cyber safety
  • "Creativity in Education" - SAIL Team at Shellharbor Anglican College 
  • "Hope Accelerated" - Glen Gerreyn 
  • "Drug and Alcohol Awareness" Ex Detective, Tony Parsons 
 

  

 


Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Training

 

Twenty-first century students live in an interconnected, diverse and rapidly changing world. Emerging economic, digital, cultural, demographic and environmental forces are shaping young people’s lives around the planet and increasing their intercultural encounters on a daily basis. This complex environment presents an opportunity and a challenge. Young people today must not only learn to participate in a more interconnected world but also appreciate and benefit from cultural differences. Developing a global and intercultural outlook is a process – a lifelong process – that education can shape (Barrett et al., 2014; Boix Mansilla and Jackson, 2011; Deardorff, 2009; UNESCO, 2013, 2014a, 2016).

 

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is the capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, it is important to identify the recurring capabilities of individuals who can successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context. Awareness is the first step, but it’s not enough. A culturally intelligent individual is not only aware but can also effectively work and relate with people and projects across different cultural contexts. 

The Cultural Intelligence Centre has researched CQ in 98 countries with over 75,000 individuals, to find that the culturally intelligent have developed skills in four capabilities:
 


 

SAIL staff have undergone extensive training with the Center for Cultural Intelligence, the leading organisation in this growing field, and are excited to partner with them in order to assess and train staff and students in the important skill of CQ.

The CQ Assessments which are used, measure an individual’s capability for working and relating across cultures. Participants complete the assessment online and receive a personalised feedback report that compares their CQ with the worldwide norms, helps them interpret the feedback, and guides them through the process of creating a personal CQ Development Plan. Organisations receive group reports that summarise the scores for an overall group of participants, compare these scores with the worldwide norms, and offer suggestions for how to use the feedback.


The following is currently being implemented with staff and students at St Andrew's but is available to external schools and organisations as well through SAIL :   

 

  • Keynote presentations and workshops on the importance of CQ 
  • Pre and Post Assessments used for those on Exchange, Service or Experiential Learning trips to measure, improve and evaluate CQ 
  • Cultural Values Assessment with students and or staff teams
  • Training based on individualised CQ reports through the Center for Cultural Intelligence 
  • Group debrief based on Pre and Post trip reports through the Center for Cultural Intelligence  
  • Workshops and blended learning modules designed to improve understanding of CQ skills
  • Assistance with preparing reports on the effectiveness of overseas trips based on data to present to school councils
If you are interested in developing CQ in your school, university, church or team, please contact SAIL. 

  

 


The underlying focus of the St Andrew's Institute of Learning (SAIL) is to contribute to the local, national and global discussion about education, while also offering ongoing professional learning to staff and the broader St Andrew's community. Key to this will be developing networks with like-minded educators from across the globe. Drawing on the key tenants of the St Andrew's ‘Learning Framework’ which outlines our pathway until 2020, SAIL aims to explore and share new, innovative approaches to learning amongst the members of the St Andrew's community and beyond.

SAIL has the following intent:

  • Implementing a future-focused model of learning that promotes an outstanding educational experience for all St Andrew’s students;
  • Fostering a culture of collaboration where innovation, expertise and resources are shared;
  • Equipping the St Andrew’s and wider educational community with the knowledge and skills necessary to move confidently into the future;
  • Developing a global network that provides opportunities for staff, students and others to learn, grow and be challenged together; and
  • Promote wellbeing (flourishing) within the College community.

We invite you to join with us as we aim to challenge, impact and inspire for the benefit of our learning communities and beyond.

Rev. Chris Ivey

SAIL Executive Director
Principal St Andrew's Anglican College
@chrishivey

2016

Year Established

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Partner Schools

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August 06, 2019

1. SAIL Seminar Sessions 2019

SAIL offers a range of seminars for its staff, parents and wider community throughout the year. 

 

September 21, 2019

2. Service Learning Trips

Service Learning trips to Thailand and Cambodia taking place to partner with local organisations to help bring about sustainable change. 


 

July 18, 2019

3. Cognitive Coaching Workshop

SAIL is excited to partner with Solution Tree to host a series of Cognitive Coaching workshops.


August 10, 2019

4. Anglican Schools Conference

Attendance at Anglican Schools Conference, Hobart.


August 16, 2019

5. Australian Education Awards

Winner Best Co Curricular Program at the 2019 Australian Education Awards.

 

 

 

August 06, 2019

1. SAIL Seminar Sessions 2019

SAIL offers a range of seminars for its staff, parents and wider community throughout the year. 

 

September 21, 2019

2. Service Learning Trips

Service Learning trips to Thailand and Cambodia taking place to partner with local organisations to help bring about sustainable change. 


 

July 18, 2019

3. Cognitive Coaching Workshop

SAIL is excited to partner with Solution Tree to host a series of Cognitive Coaching workshops.


August 10, 2019

4. Anglican Schools Conference

Attendance at Anglican Schools Conference, Hobart.


August 16, 2019

5. Australian Education Awards

Winner Best Co Curricular Program at the 2019 Australian Education Awards.

 

 

 

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