VIC/TAS Principals' Retreat 2023

VIC/TAS Principals' Retreat 2023

All VIC/TAS Principals are invited to the CSA annual principals retreat for a time of professional learning, connection, personal recreation and great food.

In a relaxed and low-tech way, we will explore both the formation and the transformation - the renewal, if you like - of our hidden patterns of meaning. Together, through dialogue and guided reflection we will consider the relationship between this transformative process and our own leadership. And right at the beating heart of this divine curriculum of renewal, we will discover the Christian mystery of abiding! Union life! Life IN Christ!

Flowerdale Estate offers deluxe accommodation and a range of recreational facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool that looks out on to the paddock of George The Pig and the estate's mischievous goats as well as a full size undercover, floodlit tennis court..

Important Event Information

The registration cost includes all accommodation, meals, activities and professional development.


Your Host: Dr Maria Varlet

Maria is the new CSA Executive Officer, VIC/TAS. Maria’s work in CSA schools has been broad and included: Northside CC, Flinders CCC and Hillcrest CC/CREST. She was also one of the foundational Executive Officers for CSA spanning the years of 2002 to 2008. Maria is highly qualified academically obtaining a Doctor of Education from the Australian Catholic University; Master of Education from the University of Melbourne; two Bachelor degrees in Education and Educational Leadership, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Media Studies. Her passion is in the areas of teachers’ professional growth and development. Maria has also investigated closely the role ethos, assessment and professional learning play in the Christian school context. Maria is an excellent networker and has deep connections both nationally and internationally in the areas of Christian education, female leadership and research.

Jeff Nagle, Heritage Leaders

Jeff Nagle is founder and principal of Heritage Leaders, a for-purpose consultancy focused on accelerating the formation of leaders and teams. While working in the leader formation space since 2014, Jeff has also served in the Christian international development sector for more than 18 years. In this time, Jeff served as COO with Compassion Australia, CEO of International Justice Mission Australia, and CEO of Compass Foundation. Jeff currently serves as Chairman of MAF Australia, as well as Campus Pastor of Coast Community Church on the NSW Central Coast. Jeff was a co-founder of the for-purpose law firm, Fair Supply, which works to operationalise the Modern Slavery Act within large corporations. Prior to this Jeff held a series of management, strategy and project roles with Telstra. Jeff has qualifications in visual arts and media, education and business, and holds an MA in Global Leadership through Fuller Seminary. His area of special interest is the Spiritual formation of leaders and teams in difficult contexts. Jeff lives on the NSW Central Coast with wife Shelley and two teenage children. He still thinks he's a surfer.

Qualify for CPD Hours

To be advised.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. 

Only partial refunds will be issued after 30 days out from the event. No refunds will be issued after 30 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 without prior notice.

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.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.


Testimonials from previous Retreats:

"I came away feeling as though I connected on a real level with more people in 24 hours than I have in 10 years of Principal meetings..." ~ 2021
"I came away from the event feeling more equipped to do my role as the principal of our school. I wasn't sure what to expect coming away, but I am richer for the experience..." ~ 2022

Thursday, 30 March 2023 to
Friday, 31 March 2023
10am - 3pm AEDT
$810 + GST
Flowerdale Estate
2285 Broadford-Flowerdale Road
Strath Creek VIC 3658
Members only event
RSVP by 14-March-2023Registration nearly full