New workshop sessions for 2015

workON workshops

The workON full day workshop is for leaders and middle managers who are concerned about staff health and wellbeing and seek to initiate or add to an existing staff health and wellbeing strategy.
workON workshops:

Sydney, 2 March
Adelaide, 10 March
Brisbane, 12 March
Melbourne, 16 March
Perth, 18 March

Find out more.

Flinders University  
Palnet provides a collaborative space for the Flinders University 'Rural Education Leadership Scholarship' program, a national scholarship program supported by Origin Foundation focussed on building educational leadership in rural, regional and remote contexts. Program participants may join in the Flinders RELS group.

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Palnet also provides support to the Asia Education Foundation professional learning program - Leading 21st Century Schools : Engage with Asia
Registered participants may join in the Leading 21st Century Schools collaborative group.


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Upcoming events

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workON workshops

When: 8:30AM, Mon 2nd March 2015

Where: NSW, SA, QLD, VIC, WA

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Constructing learning that counts

When: 11:00AM, Tue 10th March 2015

Where: Register to receive the free webinar link.

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Student Principal for a Day

When: 8:00AM, Wed 3rd June 2015

Where: Schools around Australia

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SNAICC National Conference 2015

When: 8:30AM, Tue 15th September 2015

Where: Perth's Convention Centre, located on the northern bank of the Swan River in the land of the traditional owners the Noongar people.

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Welcome to Palnet

Principals Australia Institute Palnet is Principals Australia Institute's professional community of practice designed for those who lead learning.
We invite you to engage in our featured groups, or start your own group.
Did you know that Principal Australia Institute staff facilitate groups and encourage the participation of your members? More than just group support, we understand group dynamics and can provoke and facilitate the group discussions about the issues important to you.

Register and login to join the Palnet collaborative community.

Contact us about the support services for starting your own group. 

Examples of currently supported private groups are the Flinders University Rural Educational Leadership Scholarship program, and the Asia Education Foundation Leading 21st Century Schools project.


Lead Grow Administrator


This open group will have a focus on professional development, mentoring and new leaders.LEAD|GROW for tomorrow's ...

Created by Lead Grow Administrator on Tuesday 18th of October 2011
1245 members

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Learning4Tomorrow Administrator

Lead | Learning4Tomorrow

This open group will explore future trends in education and what our students need to be successful in tomorrow's world. ...

Created by Learning4Tomorrow Administrator on Tuesday 18th of October 2011
1195 members

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Leading ICT

Leading ICT

This open public group is dedicated to supporting principals and aspiring leadersin the use of ICT in education. Click ...

Created by Leading ICT on Monday 17th of October 2011
869 members

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Aboriginal Reconciliation

Leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Welcome to the space where leaders are able to engage with, discuss, debate and explore contemporary issues related to ...

Created by Aboriginal Reconciliation on Tuesday 18th of October 2011
393 members

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Health and Wellbeing

Leading health and wellbeing

Welcome to this open discussion group about leading a whole school approach to health and wellbeing. Please join in, ...

Created by Health and Wellbeing on Monday 17th of October 2011
71 members

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Flinders University

Rural Educational Leadership Scholarship Program (RELS)

This is a private group for enrolled participants in the Rural Educational Leadership Scholarship(RELS) Masters ...

Created by Flinders University on Tuesday 6th of August 2013
39 members

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School leaders work in complex, challenging and changing environments, leading and managing their schools today, but ever conscious of the needs of tomorrow. Palnet provides unique online spaces for leaders to collaboratively knowledge build through dynamic online networks.

   Be a part of inpired school leadership.  


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Total posts: 96
Last Post by Lana on Monday 4th of February 2013

....until the anticipated PAI Conference. I look forward to seeing how all the hard work of preparation by the team comes together, ...

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Assessment 1: Crates in three different genres

Total posts: 73
Last Post by Katy Grandin on Friday 21st of November 2014

I would definately be in. 

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Assignment 1 Discussion

Total posts: 61
Last Post by Alana Kitson on Saturday 13th of September 2014

Hi Jason, Thanks for sharing! It is too late for assignment 1 but still interesting data that I'm sure will be useful as part of our ...

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Post a Greeting Here

Total posts: 48
Last Post by Shaun Kanowski on Wednesday 24th of December 2014

  Hello RELS Colleagues, Just a quick message to wish you all a very Happy Christmas & Prosperous start to 2015.  I ...

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Policy & Strategy

Total posts: 45
Last Post by Simon Fewings on Monday 23rd of February 2015

Members, Some interesting observations on the move of Aboriginal programs to Prime Minister & Cabinet and impacts on ...

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Relationships- School, parents, students & the community

Total posts: 42
Last Post by Bern on Thursday 23rd of October 2014

We use 'THINK' for mobile phone texts! I'm currently getting them printed on labels to stick on the back of their mobile phones!


We know the most useful resources are often those recommended by peers and tested in real schools.  Our palnet members share freely the ideas and strategies that they know make a difference.  Enjoy viewing the current resources and feel free to share your own.

Some interesting pages with resources:

LEAD|21C     Design Thinking
LEAD|21C     Video-Digestables
LEAD|GROW Resilience and Self-Regulation
Leading ICT   Impact of Mobile Phones & Tablets

Register now and join the groups to share these resources.

Sam Osborne (2013) Kulintja Nganampa Maa-kunpuntjaku (Strengthening Our Thinking) - pdf

Sam Osborne (2013) Kulintja Nganampa Maa-kunpuntjaku (Strengthening Our Thinking)

Place-Based Approaces to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Anangu Schools AJIE v42 n2

Uploaded by Helen E on Monday 17th of February 2014

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Sparvell (2014) How to make a life and be happy in the 21st century - pdf

Sparvell (2014) How to make a life and be happy in the 21st century

'21st Century learning' is a popular concept at the moment. But what does it really take for a school to shape a 21C learning culture at a time where it sometimes feels the convergence of technology and education has promised much but delivered ...

Uploaded by Helen E on Tuesday 18th of February 2014

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Sparvell (2013) The impenetrable 'continent of classroom' - pdf

Sparvell (2013) The impenetrable 'continent of classroom'

In the hands of an expert in learning design, technology can do more than simply automate learning. Technology can transform learning.

Uploaded by Helen E on Tuesday 18th of February 2014

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Sam Osborne (2014) At the heart of learning - pdf

Sam Osborne (2014) At the heart of learning

Putuna kulini: The trouble with 'hearing'

Uploaded by Helen E on Wednesday 7th of May 2014

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Design Thinking - pptx

Design Thinking

Design Thinking: An introduction, by Dr Cheryl Doig

Uploaded by Cheryl Doig on Monday 12th of November 2012

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UHS Padagogy 2012 - pdf

UHS Padagogy 2012

Mobile Learning with Blooms Taxonomy and the Padagogy Wheel, by Cherie Pickering, Unley High School, 2012

Uploaded by Helen E on Tuesday 20th of November 2012

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