Surviving your first year of teaching

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Pre-service teachers register free using the instructions below

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ACE WA invites you to join us for an exciting event specifically aimed at pre-service teachers enrolled in the final year of their program. This is a fantastic opportunity for pre-service teachers to hear from education professionals on managing the challenges of the initial years of teaching.

Register free in 2 easy steps:

  • Sign up for a free ACE Associate membership (pre-service teachers only) here
  • Next, return to this page and register for the event (please ensure you are logged in to receive your ticket free)


Keynote Speaker

Dr Caroline Mansfield

Associate Professor in Education and Acting Dean in the School of Education, Murdoch University

Caroline’s research primarily focuses on teacher resilience and wellbeing at a range of career stages and in diverse contexts. She has led two successful projects in the field of teacher resilience: Keeping Cool (2009-2012); and BRiTE: Building Resilience in Teacher Education (2013-2015).

Caroline partnered in the European project, Enhancing Teacher Resilience in Europe (2013-2015), which built on findings from Keeping Cool. Her work also has interdisciplinary application and she is currently working with veterinarians in the project VetSet2Go: Building Veterinary Employability (2015-2018).

In 2016, Caroline was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship, Staying BRiTE: Promoting resilience in higher education to lead collaborations with 5 inter-state universities using innovative approaches to embedding resilience in teacher education. Her future work involves further investigation of the personal and contextual resources that enable teachers to maintain engagement, commitment and motivation, and thrive throughout their career.

Guest Speakers

Sarah Jennings

Deputy Principal, Aranmore Catholic College

Zachary De Graaf 

First Year Teacher, PLC

Vicky Kelleher

Deputy Head of Senior School, PLC

Ash King

Director of Professional Learning, Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA)

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