ADEC Conference 2016 Information

ADEC Conference 2016 Information

Koonwarra Village School in South Gippsland, Victoria, is proud to host the 2016 ADEC Conference

Dates: Monday 26th (evening) to Wednesday 28th September (mid-afternoon)

Accommodation and travel information

Cost: $180 (up until 30th August), $220 (after 1st September) (this includes all meals and conference activities)

Program so far:

  • Friday night screening of ‘Most Likely to Succeed’, film from the US
  • Invitation for attendees to present on what’s working really well in their schools
  • Presentation on IDEC / APDEC conferences by Cecelia Bradley and other conference attendees.
  • Workshops by KVS staff to demonstrate how we apply aspects of our learning model.
  • School Starters workshop
  • School Administrators get-together
  • More program details will be advised in the coming months.

Please contact us with any questions or program suggestions.

ADEC Conference 2012 Pine Community School

COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION and what makes a healthy & vibrant community were the central ideas at the recent ADEC conference hosted by Pine Community school in Brisbane from Friday 5th-Sunday 7th Oct 2012.

The Plains, Mountain, Rainforest and Island Peoples gathered together

The Plains, Mountain, Rainforest and Island Peoples gathered together

For so long education has been expressed as the Three Rs, with occasionally a recognition of a C or two but I think Pine Community, as expressed by Maris Element, Principal of Pine Community School, has given us the Three Hs – HANDS, HEART and HEAD!

Our gathering was a wonderful mixture of them all and enabled us to have so much interaction, active learning and fun. True to their promise they once again showed us by example how the children and students, through introducing us to life on PLANET ENIP, can be co-learners with the adults and leaders in the learning process. They led us in a wonderful experience of story and play as the Mountain People, Rainforest People, Island People and Orange People of the Plains.
For more details about the conference look at ADEC Newsletter No17.

Visit the ADEC Conference website to see some photos of the conference and for access to Dr Marcus Bussey’s papers and to share your comments about the conference.

ADEC2012 – Pine Community School


What makes a healthy & vibrant community?

We’ll explore this topic through a range of activities including keynote speakers, group sessions, meals together, and some activities led by the children of conference host Pine Community School.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Marcus Bussey (USC)
  • Dr Jo Brownlee (QUT)
  • Dr Sue Walker (QUT)

Registrations are open, and for more details about the conference visit the website:

Friday (evening) 5th – Sunday 7th October 2012.