Programme - St Andrew's College


Provisional Programme

17 and 18 October 2019


Thursday, 17th October

13:00     Registration and Lunch (Clock Tower)

14:30     Welcome – Alan Thompson

14:45     Keynote 1 – Associate Prof. Mathew White – Well-being and Positive Education: The learning and well-being arguments for schools

15:45     Tea (Clock Tower)

16:15     Keynote 2 – Colleen Vassiliou – Character Building: A Map to Bouncing Back

18:00     Supper and drinks at The Highlander (cash bar)


Friday, 18th October

07:00     Mindfulness Walk (meet in the St Andrew’s College Chapel)

08:00     Coffee, tea (Clock Tower)

08:30     Keynote 3 – Associate Prof. Mathew White – Well-being and Academic Growth

09:30     Keynote 4 –Lynn van’t Hof and Cailyn Sonderup – Character Strengths

10:15     Tea (Clock Tower)

10:45     Breakaway Speakers

  • Greg Wilmot – Resilience in sport in the context of the “professionalisation” of school sport
  • Jane Jarvis – Protecting One’s Sanity: Time and Stress Management
  • Roy Hobson – Authenticity and Coherence: strengths-based coaching for leadership development
  • Craig Carolan – Building Student and Teacher self-efficacy through an explicit tools-based approach to teaching and learning

11:30     Keynote 5 – Tim Jarvis: Understanding Teenagers

12:30     Lunch (Clock Tower)

13:30     Keynote 6 – Associate Prof. Mathew White – Strategic Approaches to Well-being and Positive Education in Schools

14:30     Breakaway Sessions

  • Yvonne Lion-Cachet – Feedback from the International Positive Psychology Association Conference in Melbourne, Australia
  • Joe Orsmond – Engaging with Story: Lessons Learnt from Creative Writing
  • Andrew Renard – Positive Spaces
  • Judy Blaine – Exploring psychosocial outcomes of outdoor adventure education (OAE) for adolescents in a South African setting
  • Christopher Hammond – Mentorship and its importance in the induction process of learners into a new school

15:15     Tea (Clock Tower)

15:45     Keynote 7 – Dr Jono Davy – The Science of Sleep and the Teenage Brain

16:30     Keynote 8 – Lynn van’t Hof and Cailyn Sonderup: The Introduction of Mindfulness in Schools

18:00     Drinks, Conference Dinner and Speaker (The Highlander) – Associate Prof. Mathew White – Future Directions in Well-being Education: Data-driven and Evidence-based Developments


Saturday, 19th October

Delegates depart to catch flights.

(St Andrew’s College reserves the right to make adjustments to the programme if necessary.)