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Parent Education Evenings

Overnewton runs a series of Parent Education Evenings throughout the year to support, educate, and inform parents and members of the local community. The flyer below indicates the evenings planned for this year.

We value your feedback and input into planning for future speakers. If you have any particular topics or speakers you would like to see featured, please
email Tim Jezard, Head of Student Services or phone on 9334 0000.

2017 Program of Events



TERM 1 - Professor Con Stough, Justine Lomas, Chantelle Schokman

Developing Emotional Intelligence in your child

Date: Monday 6th March 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Sports and Performing Arts Centre, Keilor Campus

Professor Con Stough is Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Swinburne University in Melbourne. He has attracted more than $20M in research grants and has published over 200 reviewed international publications. He sits on several editorial boards for key journals such as Intelligence, Psychoeducational Assessment, Frontiers in Psychology as well as a dozen other journals. He was an invited panel member of the Psychology panel for the World Economic Forum as well as several government committees and has been an invited speaker at more than 50 domestic and international conferences. He has also held consulting contracts for the Australian Rugby Union and Carlton Football Club and designed the IQ test for the Channel 9 TV show "Test the Nation".

TERM 2 - Greg Gebhart

Understanding new and emerging technologies as a parent

Date: Monday 5th June 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Multi Purpose Hall, Taylors Lakes Campus

Greg Gebhart is one of Australia's leading conference speakers on digital technology, smart phones and smart devices, technology of the future, digital citizenship, social media, apps and social media policy. He has a wealth of knowledge relating to new technologies, especially in education and an ability to relate to and engage young and old. His ability to use humour, mixed with research and real life experiences ensures that every audience is inspired. Greg has keynoted at many of Australia's leading technology and education conferences and in 2012, was awarded the Making I.T. Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for his dedication and passion to ICT and Education at a state, national and international level. Greg has also presented to audiences in the United States of America, Denmark, Bali, South Africa, Qatar, Sweden, Ireland, the UK and New Zealand.

TERM 3 - Dr Andrew Martin

Successfully Addressing Student Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement: Pathways to Personal Potential

Date: Monday 14th August 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Sports and Performing Arts Centre, Keilor Campus

Dr. Andrew Martin is Professor of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales and President of Division 5 (Educational, Instructional, and School Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology. His research focuses on motivation, engagement, and achievement as well as work into boys’ and girls’ education, gifted and talented, academic resilience, ADHD, and parenting. His books, "How to Motivate Your Child for School and Beyond" (Bantam) and “How to Help Your Child Fly through Life: The 20 Big Issues” (Bantam) are published in five languages and have been enthusiastically received by schools and parents across Australia and beyond. His latest book is “Building Classroom Success, Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure” (Continuum).

TERM 4 - Amanda Lecaude

Time Management and Organisation

Date: Monday 13th November 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Multi Purpose Hall, Taylors Lakes Campus

Amanda is an Expert Member of the Australasian Association
of Professional Organisers (AAPO) and has held recent positions at their Executive Level. She is an experienced organising expert who specialises in reducing overwhelm and stress for her clients, which include students. She regularly speaks at and conducts workshops for small to large audiences on a broad range of organising topics. Her qualifications include over 20 years corporate experience in project management and organisation and she holds a Bachelor of Business and Arts (Marketing and Japanese). Amanda is also a regular blogger and contributor of articles to a variety of websites and magazines and regularly speaks to local community groups, school groups and parents
as well as undertaking undertaking workshops for businesses and retail organisations such as Howards Storage World.