CSA VIC New to Christian Schooling Induction

CSA VIC New to Christian Schooling Induction

This training seeks to empower staff in Christian schools to embrace their purpose and mission to bring the message of Jesus, through education, to a world in need. We look forward to welcoming members and non-members, who may be new to Christian schooling, to this event.


Event Information

The induction program is ideally suited to teaching staff new to the profession or working in a Christian School for the first time. The event will explore vision, purpose, culture and practice and give some insight as to how this could play out in each school.  

Program Outline

9.30am Tea/Coffee and Registration
9:45am Welcome and Introductions
10.00am Devotions
10:30am Session 1: Christian School Distinctive – Vision and Purpose: Mark Ryan
11.30am Morning Tea
11.45am Session 2: Christian School Distinctive – Culture and Practice: Rob Loe
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Session 3: Christian School Distinctive – Curriculum and Planning: NIcole Rietveld
2.15pm Session 3: Christian School Distinctive – Planning for Inclusion: Emily Haegi, Australians Together
3.00pm Plenary
3.15pm Close


Your Host: Dr. Rob Loe

Rob has been serving as the Executive Officer, VIC/TAS since May 2020. He has a background in teaching, school leadership and research. Rob believes passionately that a Christian school’s ethos cannot be divorced from the outcomes it seeks for its students (which must be more than academic). That ethos should make a deeply positive impact on the day-to-day lived reality of corridors and classrooms. It is the most powerful form of witness from a school. Rob has a national portfolio role that reflects his significant experience and research interests: Organisational Culture and Community Development.

Guest Speaker: Mark Ryan, EO South Australia, CSA

Mark Ryan has been part of the CSA team since 2019 in the role of Executive Officer, SA. Mark has previous experience in leadership roles at Temple Christian College and, with degrees in both education and theology, held pastoral roles in a number of churches. Mark serves as a Director on the Board of Compass and with such an excellent grasp of biblical literacy, worldview and its application to culture, learning and vocation, is well-placed to lead CSA's national portfolio of Christian Formation.

Workshop Speaker: Emily Haegi, Australians Together

Emily’s a former high-school teacher with over six years’ classroom experience. In 2020 she decided to step out of the classroom and explore what had become her passion – helping other teachers embed First Nations cultures, histories and perspectives. She is currently the Curriculum Resources Coordinator at Australians Together’s and heads up the curriculum resources development, working alongside a team of writers, reviewers, cultural collaborators, editors and designers, to create a vast range of engaging classroom resources. Emily’s passion is not only to help teachers, but also to see students' gain a deeper interest in and respect for First Nations cultures, histories and perspectives.

Workshop Presenter: Nicole Rietveld, Waverley Christian College

Nicole is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Waverley Christian College.

Qualify for CPD Hours

Following the event a certificate of professional learning will be made available to attendees. This certificate can be found on your member dashboard.

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

2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

4.1 Support student participation

6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice


Cancellation Policy

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

No refunds will be issued after 3 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.

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.

Contact Tracing: Please ensure you have the relevant contact tracing app for your State to check-in at the venue.

Vaccination Notice: All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Government directive.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022
9.30am to 3.00pm
$80 members | $100 non-members +GST
Eastern College
5 Burwood Highway
Wantirna VIC 3152
5 CPD Hours
Members only event