RSAS 2017 Conference
Our Children. Our Community. Our Future
Last week NESA hosted the inaugural Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS) National Conference which was attended by close to 200 delegates, representing both RSAS providers and representatives from the Department of Education and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The conference was proudly funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and was focused on achieving a number of key objectives including:
• An opportunity for RSAS providers to network and share good practice
• Exploring opportunities for change and identifying innovative approaches to improve the success of RSAS
• Reinforcing approaches to continuous improvement
• Re-energising providers, staff and schools to focus on school attendance in 2018
The conference was held over two and a half days and included an exciting programme of keynote sessions, facilitated workshops, RSAS provider presentations and great networking opportunities.
Senator The Hon Nigel Scullion opened the proceedings, emphasising the importance of the roles that RSAS workers fulfil. Throughout the conference there were opportunities for every conference delegate to pledge their commitment to further improving school attendance.
The conference theme – Our Children. Our Community. Our Future – highlighted the values that every RSAS provider is committed to.
NESA would like to extend a big thank-you to all the presenters who did an incredible job of delivering their sessions and also a big thank-you to all the delegates who were outstanding in sharing their experiences in working within community and the steps they are taking to improve school attendance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across remote Australia.
Thank you all!