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2016 PFFWA Conference

  • Crown Casino LOT 302 Bolton Ave Burswood, WA, 6100 Australia (map)

Conference proceedings Saturday 21st May 2016

“Congratulations, we hear you’re engaged!”

Venue – Astral Room – Crown Perth – Burswood

8.15am  Registration

8.45am Conference opens

Acknowledgement of Country and welcome

Joe Monterosso – President, PFFWA

9.00am   Annual Address

Dr Tim McDonald – Executive Director, Catholic Education of WA

9.45 am       Year of Mercy

10.10 am  Keynote address –

Peter Bell – Former Captain of Fremantle Dockers

11.05am  Morning Tea

11:30am AGM: Tabling of Federation reports – President and Treasurer

            Acceptance of Minutes

12noon   AGM: Address motions from last year; new motions

      Election of Council

12.30pm  Lunch

1.15pm  Information Sessions –

Shelley Hill – Projects Officer - PFFWA

Online Induction for P&F / Parent Groups

2.15pm  Forum and Panel Discussion

 “Education policies of the major State and Federal political parties”

3.15pm  Afternoon Tea

3.30pm  Information Sessions –

Elevate Education

  Lots of practical tips for parents to support good homework /study at home

4.30 pm  What can we do for you?

4.45 pm Closing comments

5pm  Conference concludes


Annual Address - Executive Director of Catholic Education

This is an opportunity to hear what’s happening at the system level in our schools, provide feedback and ask questions.


Peter Bell

Peter Bell has a very long and varied list of achievements to his name. He is a former AFL Premiership player and captain of the Fremantle Dockers, former champion player for North Melbourne in the AFL, broadcaster, qualified lawyer, TV/radio AFL commentator, successful businessman and former President AFL Players Association.

Peter is also an articulate, intelligent and entertaining motivational speaker and an accomplished MC who regularly hosts corporate, sporting and government events.

Peter speaks with authority on leadership, teamwork, goal setting, perseverance and overcoming obstacles. He is an entertaining and inspiring speaker who is renowned for his sense of humour and interesting slant on life.


Elevate Education


Parents form a critical part of students’ study habits, and are ideally placed to help reinforce effective study habits while discouraging poor ones at home. This presentation equips parents of all backgrounds with a number of practical tips to provide effective support for the program at home. Topics covered include:

Study environment – Discussion of what an ideal study environment looks like, and how to ensure students are able to maximize concentration.

Technology- what role technology plays in aiding study, and how to ensure it doesn’t become an enormous distraction.

Best practices – Exposition of a number of core skills presented to the students, and signs to look for at home when students are straying from their use.

Q&A – Parents have a lot of questions about study. The presenter will open the seminar to the audience and accept questions about the program and how to support it at home.