Host Us

Have a SAIL member visit your organisation 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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Visit Us

Come and join us for an immersive visit at our campus, 10 minutes from Noosa.

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Host Us

SAIL has an experienced team of staff who would love to 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
  • Why schools need to prepare for the future job market
  • Open plan teaching
  • The digital libraries of the future

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.

Research Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Kind of Mind do We Need?

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

Published 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.

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 2017 SAIL seminar presentations included:

  • "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

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.

The Workshop Day is designed to transform 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. This workshop will provide 1 – 3 days of distraction free time where teams can have the head space needed to set the course for the next stage of their transformation journey. At SAIL, we believe that providing this intentional time is also a valuable way to lift moral and grow the relationships between the staff in your teams.

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.

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 positive mental health (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

Eight

Partner Schools

183

Staff Positive
Education Trained

May 10, 2018

2. Positive Education TeachMeet

 

An exciting opportunity for to meet and discuss the implementation and research around Positive Education with colleagues from the Sunshine Coast.

TERM 2 2018 10 May

4-5 pm Peregian Springs Public School

Cost: Free

Positive Education focusing on Primary and Secondary Teachers, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Directors of Engagement and Wellbeing.

Please Contact SAIL Associate Mel Clare for details mclare@saac.qld.edu.au or 0466 560 200


 

May 24, 2018

2a. TeachMeet Digital Technologies

In conjunction with University of Adelaide CSER Digital Technologies Education Program, this TeachMeet is to meet and discuss the implementation and research around Digital Technologies with colleagues from around the Sunshine Coast.

When: 24th May 2018

Where: St Andrew's Anglican College Learning Hub

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Register interest:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-technologies-teachmeet-sunshine-coast-tickets-45275044878

August 10, 2018

4. Attendance at ASC Conference

 

May 05, 2018

1. Attendance at Anglican Schools ASCENT Conference

 

May 10, 2018

2. Positive Education TeachMeet

 

An exciting opportunity for to meet and discuss the implementation and research around Positive Education with colleagues from the Sunshine Coast.

TERM 2 2018 10 May

4-5 pm Peregian Springs Public School

Cost: Free

Positive Education focusing on Primary and Secondary Teachers, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Directors of Engagement and Wellbeing.

Please Contact SAIL Associate Mel Clare for details mclare@saac.qld.edu.au or 0466 560 200


 

May 24, 2018

2a. TeachMeet Digital Technologies

In conjunction with University of Adelaide CSER Digital Technologies Education Program, this TeachMeet is to meet and discuss the implementation and research around Digital Technologies with colleagues from around the Sunshine Coast.

When: 24th May 2018

Where: St Andrew's Anglican College Learning Hub

Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Register interest:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-technologies-teachmeet-sunshine-coast-tickets-45275044878

June 30, 2018

3. Presenting at Shellharbour Anglican Staff Conference

 

August 10, 2018

4. Attendance at ASC Conference

 

Address

St Andrew's Insititue of Learning

40 Peregian Springs Dr
Peregian Springs
QLD Australia 4573