Induction for Staff New to Christian Schools

Induction for Staff New to Christian Schools

This induction program is suited to staff who are working in a Christian School for the first time. Utilising Flourish: A Vision of Christian Schooling (CSA’s Staff Induction Program) the event will explore vision, purpose, culture and practice and give some insight as to how these could play out in each school.



Event Information

The cost includes morning tea, lunch, professional development sessions and a Flourish booklet.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

10.00am  Arrival and tea/coffee
10.20am  Welcome and introductions
10.30am  Session 1: Christian School Distinctive - Vision and Purpose
12.00pm  Lunch
12.45pm  Session 2: Christian School Distinctive - Culture and Practice
2.15pm    Session 3: Staying well, staying connected
3.00pm    Close


Your Host: Dr Maria Varlet

Dr Maria Varlet has been involved in Christian Education for over 30 years, holding a variety of leadership positions including Head of Research & Innovation and Campus Principal. She has served on a number of Boards including as Deputy Chair of the CSA National Council. Maria has completed extensive formal study including a doctoral thesis which contributes insights into how Christian schools might utilise professional learning strategies to address tensions between ethos and assessment practices. As the Executive Officer, VIC/TAS, Maria is looking after the portfolio of Professional Learning. She is passionate about promoting and developing exemplary education practice, challenging the status quo and equipping and inspiring others. Her professional interests include teacher professional learning, leadership development and school improvement.

Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning will be made available to attendees for self-accreditation via your member dashboard.

This event attracts 4 CPD hours according to the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards: 

AITSL professional teacher standards: 

»  7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Christian Distinctive Professional Standards for Teachers:
»  2B Understand the philosophical framework(s) influencing the ways in which content is framed and the ways in which a Christian perspective may be taught to students.
»  6A Development of a personal philosophy of Christian Education based in Biblical Principles
»  7A Knowledge about and engagement with the school, its Christian ethos and vision
»  7B Contributes to the development of distinctive Christian practice in the school, profession and wider community.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 7 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee.

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

Please note that registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

Friday, 15 March 2024
10.00am to 3.00pm
$100 + GST Members ($150 + GST Non-Members)
Victory Christian College
6 Kairn Road
Strathdale VIC 3550
Public event
RSVP by 06-March-2024Registration nearly full